Circus Oz Excursion November 7th 2018

The Year 3 and 4 students went on a great excursion to Circus Oz. We started the day with a visit to the Abbotsford Convent. The Convent is made up of 11 historic buildings and lovely gardens. We explored some of the buildings and visited the Art Studio with some unusual art. We also walked around the beautiful gardens.
After a quick lunch we arrived at Circus Oz. We watched a performance by some Circus Oz artists and it was great. The artists balanced on chairs, performed on the trapeze and made us laugh (a lot).
We then took part in a Circus Workshop with the Circus trainers. They taught us many tricks with the diabolo sticks and how to juggle them. We also learnt balancing skills and performed some balancing acts with a partner and with other students.

Circus Skills with Year 3 and 4

In Term 3 students in Year 3 and 4 participated in a “Circus Skills” unit of work encouraging students to explore and experience a range of roles and situations that they initiated and developed through dramatic play. Students practiced performance and movement by learning activities such as balancing, hula hoops, juggling, skipping, spinning plates and acrobalance, linking music into the routines. The final lesson for the term involved students in planning and rehearsing their skills for a live circus performance in class.

Clown Workshop

Some Grade 4 -6 students attended a Clown Workshop provided by Westside Circus. It was a lot of fun. We laughed a lot during silly games and attempted different ways of saying hello to our friends – some very funny. We also thought of different ways of using normal props to represent other things using our imagination and then acted these scenes out in front of each other.

MUSIC 2018

Welcome to Music at Bethal. It has been great to meet everyone from Kindergarten to Grade 6.

This year every class will have a music class for 1 hour as part of their school program.

Students are also invited to attend choir on a Wednesday afternoon at 2.30.The choir is for all students from Grade 3 – Grade 6.

The Bethal Rock Band is also available for students who learn an instrument at the school. The instruments students can learn this year are guitar, drums, Keyboards and ukulele.