Tuesday, December 14, 2010

School Christmas Concert

Some clowning around on the stage

Today the Darkan Primary School held the end of year Christmas Concert at the town hall. Bonnie and Odette had both asked me to make them dresses for the occasion, so I have had a few late nights with needle and thread. But I hope you agree that it was worth it as they both looked gorgeous. The concert had a circus theme, and it got all the children involved and it was great fun. Odette was at the front of the stage, looking glamorous (not hard) and holding up signs saying things like "CLAP" WOW" and "LAUGH".

Odette on stage

Bonnie was the strong man's assistant so she had to help carry the dumbbell onto the stage, acting like it was very heavy. When leaving the stage she acted like it was dropped on her foot and hopped off. Very funny!

Bonnie on stage

The kindergarten children skipped around in circles a bit and did some leap frog, although Hugh almost had to climb over the kids crouched down on the floor.

Hugh at the concert

Odette

After the entertainment the book prizes were announced, and Bonnie was presented with the academic endeavour award for year 4. We were very proud of her, as the comments were very good. She won a lovely book of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan and Wendy. Her Nanna told her that she had won the same book for a book prize when she was in grade 4too!!

Bonnie with her book prize

And while we are talking about prizes, I must mention that Sophie received two (yes, 2!) prizes at her school speech night. She won the year 7 award for Society and Environment, and the year 7 award for LOTE (Languages other than English - she has done Japanese and French during the year). During fourth term she also received a high distinction in a year 11 French exam. Because she is very advanced in French after living in France, the school made it possible for her to join with the year 11 French class. It was great to know that she can still perform well in a larger group of children, as she was always the winner at Darkan.

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