Year 10 English Shakespeare Incursion
To kick-start Term Three, which is dedicated to the study of Shakespeare, the Year Ten class attended an incursion on Monday morning.
The renowned Bell Shakespeare Theatre Company performed, decoded and demystified the Bard’s work in a show called Shakespeare is Dead.
An excellent introduction to the topic!
Year 10 Parent Information Evening
A Year 10 Parent Information presentation in preparation for the 2018 Year 11 subject selection process has been organised for Tuesday 25th July 2017. The purpose of the event is to assist students and parents to make the best decisions for the Year 11/12 study pathway.
Students have already attended an introductory information session and have been provided with Course Selection Information, including the 2018 Course Handbook.
Parents and students are strongly encouraged to read the information before attending the Parent Information Presentation on Tuesday 25th July 2017.
You and your child must attend an interview with a school counsellor to finalise the course selection process: Interviews will take place between July 26th 2017 and August 4th 2017.
Year 11 Course Parent/Student Information Evening
Date: July 25th 2017
Venue: Trade Training Centre, Dianella Secondary College
6.15 – 6.30pm Tea and Coffee
6.30 – 7.30pm Presentation to students and parents
July 26th – Aug 4th 2017
Student/Parent Counselling Interviews (by appointment)
WA Youth Theatre Company Workshop
In June, 25 Performing Arts students at Dianella Secondary College attended a Drama Workshop run by the WA Youth Theatre Company.
Students participated in a series of activities throughout the workshop that taught them the skills of creating a character, core acting skills, physical theatre and stage combat.
They were taught by Perth based actor, Luke Binetti, who has starred in productions such as Punk Rock, The Dreaming Hill and Crave. He also performed in the 2017 Fringe Festival Show, Rather Than Later.
One skill students learnt at the workshop was stage combat, in particular how to act fight scene in a safe but theatrical way. They did this by following Luke’s steps of how to kick, slap and punch in pairs.
Another activity students participated in was creating a piece representing, drama theorist, Jacque Lecoq’s seven levels of tension. This activity was highly beneficial to DSC Senior School students as drama theorists, such as Anne Bogart and Jacque Lecoq, are included in the content of the upcoming ATAR exams in October.
“This was the best activity for me because it helped me understand the different was the seven levels of tension can be used in Drama and it helped me understand them for my exams” Chelsea Ioannidis, Year 12 Drama student.
In Term Three, the WA Youth Theatre Company will be running Drama Club in preparation for the upcoming Arts Night in August.
On Thursday, 22nd June 2017, Dianella Secondary Year 9 students won the Aspire UWA Race Around Campus event.
The team consisted of 32 Year 9 students who competed in activities within the Medical, Engineering, Sports Science, Geology and Design faculties at UWA against other high schools in Western Australia.
Aspire UWA endeavours to provide students with the opportunity to see how much fun university can be and raise their aspirations for tertiary education.
The group had an enjoyable and engaging day learning about available courses and university life whilst also competing against other participating high schools to win the Race Around Campus Challenge.
Please visit UWA Aspire for more information about the program.