You Are My Sunshine
Every year-group that grows through their PHPS time has a special musical ‘something’ that by the time these students are in Yr 6, I start to feel a tug at the ‘heartstrings’. Our super Yr 5/6 Uke Club, mostly made up of Yr 6s, are Ruby and Warrick’s stunning Yr2s of 2019. Ruby’s passion for […]
Inspired by the end of Term 1, we are excited for Term 2.
It’s a happy feeling to be back at school and to swing back into music making: I missed everyone as I nursed myself out of ‘virus land’ last week. I would like to invite you to take a moment to read about the wonderful student performances and music making that put the last two weeks […]
Snails, ‘Revolting Children’ & Angel Voices.
Hello everyone! How the last two weeks have galloped by, and all of a sudden, the Autumn school holidays will be upon us. Music has been spinning out across the school with multiple threads, and I’m really looking forward to all the students, who have been singing away rehearsing in Home Groups, coming together to […]
Swan Dance – Chicken Dance: Music and Movement
So, if swan choreography isn’t quite your thing, dance like a chicken! Thanks to some students from Yr 4/5 who conceded to ‘do the swan thing’ if they could ‘do the Chicken Dance’, 😄, the whole school now knows the correct moves for the Chicken Dance, and the safe and correct way to dance an […]
‘Tuneful, Beatful and Artful.’
Recently I came across the work of Dr John Feierabend who is a leading authority on music and movement development in young children. The program he has developed enriches children’s engagement with classical music through simple choreographic moves. These are artfully designed to relate to the melody and rhythm of a broad selection of classical […]
‘Singing in’ our New Year
‘And they say, back then the Universe… Was an endless sea until a silver fox and her cunning mate began to sing a song that became the world we know.’ These are the words our beautiful 2022 Preps sang when the whole school performed Bjork’s ‘Cosmogony’ song: a song of mythological creation stories from different […]
Rockin’ Towards the Finishing Line.
Fantastico, Magnifico, Eccellente to all the students who have performed in the past couple of weeks. The last weeks of Term 4 feel like one joyous performance celebration after another. We have enjoyed the Bazaar Talent Quest Assembly, the End of Year Instrumental Music Concert and the last IM Assembly for the year. Whether the […]
An Outstanding Day and the Music was Pumping!
Fantastico, Magnifico, Eccellente! Every PHPS Bazaar is an epic event of passion and success, but this year’s had a special edge to it. Our community triumphed in generosity and good will, and the essence of what makes our school community such a special one was demonstrated in every aspect of the Bazaar. What a thrill, […]
Fabulous Music Line Up at the Bazaar
Two sleeps to go!!! There is a huge vibe of excitement buzzing as we count down the days to this long awaited event, and everyone is revved up and ready to swing into action for the big Bazaar bump in. Along with all the amazing stalls, rides, irresistible food and more, the unsurpassable ‘Em ‘n’ […]
An Item of Local History on Our Stage.
Pianos have many nicknames: The Ivories, The Black and Whites, The Goanna and The Eighty-Eight. I think of our school piano as The Old Dame. Although she is a bit ‘shabby but chic’, this piano is still a gem of an instrument. Last week, the piano was tuned and serviced, so now, I look forward […]