In Italian this year we are already preparing for our school concert. Our theme for our concert will be Carnevale. Carnavale is a great way of celebrating Italian culture by acting and wearing colourful costumes. During Carnevale there are parades with lots of big colourful floats and people dancing on the back of big trailers. Also many people design special masks to wear during this celebration.
Our concert this year sounds very exciting and even though it is not until term 3 we cannot wait for it to take place.
I wonder if we might see some of these beautiful colours in our concert?
What a fun start to 2020 in the Italian/Performing Arts space! We played a very competitive game of La ruota della fortuna – Wheel of Fortune, and of course some singing and dancing too. The students are very excited about the school production – more news to follow about this soon!
It’s going to be a great 2020!
Ciao Signora Formichelli
Tonight (10th December) Holy Trinity and St. Mary’s will be gathering together to perform some Christmas carols. Each class will perform their own carol and the whole school will perform two songs. We have been practicing these during Italian sessions and eating times throughout this term.
Here were the classes practising this morning ……
Here is a quick snippet of a carol for tonight ….. IMG_2525
On Wednesday 20th November a team of 14 students represented Holy Trinity in an Italian poetry/drama competition at St John the Baptist Primary School in Ferntree Gully. The students had to learn an Italian poem off by heart and present it to an audience using correct pronunciation, expression and drama skills. The students were all fantastic and I couldn’t be more proud of each and every one of them! The student with the highest score for HT was Isabella Bonato and the encouragement award was presented to Chloe Hall. Overall the team placed 3rd. A brilliant effort!
After our very successful art show night on Tuesday night here is the video that was put together by Signora Formichelli and some of our 5/6 students who not only performed in the video but put together the different components of the video. Enjoy!!!
It has been a very busy term in Italian/Performing Arts lessons! The Preps read a story about Pinocchio and learnt a song and dance. The grade 1/2 students learnt about beat, rhythm and dynamics in music. The grade 3/4 students had lots of fun learning how to play coloured musical tubes called Boomwhackers and the grade 5/6 students were introduced to the ukulele. Check out the photos below:
On Thursday (13th of June), Holy Trinity and St Marys celebrated Trinity Feast Day as well as having Italian Day. At the start of the day we had a parade of our costumes on the basketball court. Lots of students and teachers dressed up in Italian themed clothing. During the day the students coloured in some Italian landmarks as well as learning more about Italian culture. In the mini space students played botchy ball the game is kind of like lawn bowls but for kids. After lunch the whole school gathered in the Community Hall to watch an Italian comedy show. Everyone had a ball!
Overall it was a great day and a big thank you Seniora for organising all the activities.
We have had a great start to our learning in the new Italian/Performing Arts space. This week the grade 3/4 students listened to a story in Italian about Easter called Fra Martino. They learnt to play the Fra Martino song on the glockenspiels – they did a fabulous job! Fantastico!
On September the 11th the whole school got together to perform our school concert. Our concert theme was ‘It’s a musical world!’ and it was about all the people in the audience being the passengers on a ‘plane’ and visiting countries throughout the world. Every class was a country and after lots of rehearsals including practising in our costumes and practising on the stage we were ready for our big night. So many people have said what an amazing and incredible performance it was and it was all thanks to Signora Formichelli and all the help she got from our wonderful community. Everyone had such a great time and the parents enjoyed watching their children and trying to find them through all the smiling faces onstage!
During the day we all got on the buses and headed off to Crossway to practise on the stage and to learn where everything was going to take place for the evening. It was a big day of practise so it was nice to have a bit of a break at home before we got changed into our costumes ready for our big performance. Everyone did so well with their dances and for the year 5/6’s, it was a wonderful last concert to remember.
We all had a marvellous time, and we captured the night by some photos, here is the photos from the night:
Today (Friday the 7th of September) the whole school got dressed up in their costumes for our concert dress rehearsal in the Community Hall. Everyone was so excited to see what we all looked like and we particularly enjoyed seeing what the other classes dances looked like. Each class had some 5/6 student helpers who helped with costumes and with assisting the students to move to the right position. Everyone looks amazing in their costumes and Signora Formichelli has done a fantastic job with putting our whole concert together.
Here is a sneak peak of what our concert looks like.
This year at Holy Trinity we have are now learning two languages. We are starting to learn sign language so we can communicate with others who are in the deaf community. We are still continuing Italian and actually learning to sign things while speaking Italian. It is really fun learning how to sign and speak Italian at the same time.
Last Friday, we celebrated Holy Trinity’s Feast Day and Carnevale!
We started the day with a school parade and then got to the watch each year level preform a dance they had been working on in Italian. The dancers were great! Next all the students got to show of their costumes by doing a lap around the basketball court, it was great to see everyone’s wonderful costumes.
The other highlights of the day were the gelati van, the making of the italian masks and the comedy and singing show at the end of the day.
It was a wonderful day and everyone has lots of fun!
This term all grades have been learning about Carnevale time in Italy. The Preps & 1/2 classes have been learning about Arlecchino and his costume of many colours, the 3/4 classes have been learning an Italian tarantella dance and the 5/6 students have been learning about La Commedia dell’Arte – the Comedy of the Arts and creating ‘lazzi’ – which are short comedy skits. The students have been creating their ‘lazzi’ to music.
We are looking forward to our Carnevale themed Italian day and Holy Trinity Feast Day celebrations on Friday 9th June.
It has been a great start to the new year. The students have been enthusiastic and engaged in their learning. Our new Preps have made a great start to learning Italian. We have been learning some new songs, how to introduce ourselves and how to say how we are feeling in Italian. They have also been learning a new hip hop dance to a song called Facciamo Banz.