At the end of term 3, Class 1-2 performing their Rock n Roll Play. This play originated in our science lesson ‘The Rock Cycle’. Following the stories of different rock people the, students entered the world of geology. They discovered the way different rocks are formed and the environments in which they are created. For example, our Limey Limestones built the foundations of limestone by laying down pieces of coral and shell in the lagoons of the tropics. The Sandy Beaches carry the crystals from the cliffs of the Blue Mountains down the valley in the rivers until they reach the ocean where they will again become part of sandstone.
The ‘Rock n Roll Play’ allowed the children to become a rock character. They came up with hand movements that best expressed their character’s journey and experimented with different ways of speaking to capture their character’s personality. Hence we had the fiery Bassie Basalts surfing the lava in comparison to the deep earth dwelling Gritty Granites.
After obtaining a Bachelor of Architecture (USYD) and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching (CSU) Pippita joined Kindlehill in 2005 where she has taught Primary School for 15 years and run Playgroup for 4 years. A practising artist Pippita loves “the place where Art meets Mathematics!”