Art KDS Festival – A Feast of Art Experiences

So many members of our school community rallied together over the last 10 months or so to plan what was a highly ambitious one day event, showcasing art and providing creative experiences. This event constituted the biggest fundraiser, organised by the Parents’ Association for the School this year.

The inaugural ART KDS Festival which took place on Sunday exceeded expectations and provided a day of creative family fun, art appreciation, wonderful food and community spirit.

Lisa Klepfisz, President of KDSPA managed dozens ...

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Nikki Green – Visual Arts and Jewish Life Collaboration

Nikki Green was welcomed at the Senior School as our Artist in Residence recently. She worked with both the Jewish Life and the Visual Arts departments to bring a fresh perspective to Visual Arts through a Jewish lens.

As an artist, Nikki draws on her Jewish cultural heritage to combine the spirit of the letter with the sense of sublime in the surrounding landscape. She worked with Hebrew letterforms and printmaking techniques to elicit amazing artworks from the Years 7, 8 ...

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Artistic Talent and Integrity Rewarded

The B’nai B’rith 22nd Annual Jewish Youth Art Competition 2017 award ceremony was held last Sunday, August 6 at the Glen Eira Arts Complex Art Gallery. This event is a great forum for showcasing the creative talents of Jewish students in the 11 – 18 age group. The exhibition this year had a very large selection of artworks from all of the Jewish schools in Victoria.

The exhibition was opened by Sonia Payes, a prize winning artist, sculptor and photographer and ...

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Rich Characterisations in Steel Magnolias

The Lawrence Family Theatrette was transformed this week into a visually rich stage depicting life in a small town in the deep South of America in the 80’s. Our VCE Theatre Studies students performed Robert Harling’s play Steel Magnolias which focuses on the bond of a group of women in a small town community and how they cope with the death of one of their own.

A requirement for students in this subject is to choose areas of stagecraft in which ...

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A Chorus Line – SENSATIONAL!

Three flawless performances of A Chorus Line, our Senior School Musical, were delivered this week and belied the hard work and dedication of literally months of planning and rehearsals. Laura Rickhuss, in her Director’s note said the show is about “dignity and the courage with which each dancer stands ‘on the line’ waiting for a voice to decide their fate”.

This phenomenally successful show was created more than 40 years ago and has dance very much at its core. Our students ...

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A Night at the Theatre – Senior Drama Evening

The annual Years 9-12 Drama Evening was held in the Lyn and Michael Lawrence Family Theatrette on Monday 10 October to showcase the extraordinary talents of our Senior students. The Year 9 Drama students presented one short play, Liver for Breakfast, and a duologue Anger Management. The Year 9 ensemble are also working hard on their performance piece for the Malthouse Theatre as part of the statewide ‘The Suitcase Series’ performance showcase to be performed later this month.

Our Year 10 ...

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‘Cerebral Dreams’ – a Crowd Pleaser

The 2016 VCE Visual Arts show (titled ‘Cerebral Dreams’) held on Sundaya exceeded all expectations as it showcased the extremely high standard of our Senior students’ artworks. Many were hung in the Joseph Brown Gallery, which allowed the work to be exhibited in a professional display. Students, family and community members shared in this celebration of the creative endeavours and achievements that the visual arts student in Art, Media and Visual Communication Design have created. Visitors were able to observe ...

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Hairspray – What a Show!

“It’s the best production we’ve ever done!”; “I’m speechless!”, “it was so much fun to be in the audience”; “hard to believe it’s a school production!”. These are just some of the comments heard as our euphoric audience exited at the end of the performances of our Years 9 to 12 musical, Hairspray. What a way to end this term!

This iconic musical was brought to life in magnificent fashion by the skillful Laura Rickhuss and Adam Yee and their team ...

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VCE Theatre Studies Production – Bombshells

Our stunning Lyn and Michael Lawrence and Family Theatrette hosted its first ever production on Wednesday night.

The VCE Theatre Studies students relished in their opportunity to be the very first performers to grace our new stage. Hagar Barazani, Serena Meltzer and Michaela Cohen indulged the audience with their insightful and highly entertaining portrayal of Joanna Murray-Smith’s characters from her award-winning play, ‘Bombshells’.

Our new theatrette was the perfect stage to convey Murray-Smith’s characters. A series of monologues originally written as ...

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Top Designs 2016

The 2016 Top Designs exhibition opened at the Melbourne Museum, Carlton on the evening of 17 March by the Hon. James Merlino MP Deputy Premier and Minister for Education. The exhibition will run until 10 July 2016.

This exhibition which is part of the VCE Season of Excellence celebrates the work of outstanding young designers by showcasing VCE students’ work in the areas of Food and Technology, Media – Film, Photography and Print Layout, Product Design and Technology, Systems Engineering, VCE ...

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