Staff Stories: Maia Harrison
Orana music teacher Maia Harrison tells us about her passion for music and her trip to Scotland where she will be presenting on and discussing her paper 'Music Education in a 21st Century Steiner School'.
STAFF STORIES: MICHAEL THOMPSON
Orana teacher Michael Thompson tells us about his personal experiences and passion for music.
STAFF STORIES: Brenda Goggs
Orana teacher Brenda Goggs talks about her talents as a visual artist and her passion for weaving.
Staff Stories: Roger Targett
Orana teacher Roger Targett talks about his passion for the arts and his talents with pottery.
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DANA RECEIVES PRIZE AT MAKE YOUR OWN STORY BOOK COMPETITION
Recently, Class 8 student Dana Atkins was one of 6 students who went to ALIA house in Deakin for the Make Your Own Story Book competition presentation. As well as having the opportunity to meet local authors and booksellers, Dana won the Year 7/8 prize and was interviewed by 666 ABC Radio. Congratulations Dana!
JUNIOR DEBATING COMPETITION
Three students won speaker awards in the Junior Debating Competition. Max Archer-Challinor and Lucy Roberts were equal 4th and Riley Withycombe was 6th in a competition of about 200 students. Awards are given only to the Top 10 speakers in the competition.
Orana students win silver at australian national eisteddfod
Congratulations to the 40 wonderful Orana students who received silver trophy in the under 16 orchestra division in the Australian National Eisteddfod on Saturday 21 May at Llewelyn Hall, ANU School of Music.
Our students played with such life and vigour, sounded fantastic and conducted themselves with confidence and excitement. The adjudicator noted - 'An excellent presentation today with superb communication between all members of the ensemble. A fine effort at 'self direction'. Tonal projection was resonant and consistent and a polished tone in the strings blended beautifully with the recorders.'
The students transformed the room and created a space that truly reflects the personalities who live in it, with inspiration taken from the local landscape, form drawing, ethnic artworks and literary favourites. This year we felt it was high time that our Senior College students had a place to call their own! Many thanks to Susan who recognised the need and appointed the perfect room - the group swiftly moved in, still something was lacking, and a fresh lick of paint was needed!
An exciting offshoot of the project is that an original Orana artwork will soon be featured in a local Telstra store in the Canberra Centre. Clare, Olina, Oliver and Kris took a day off to recreate the iconic Canberra image at the city shopfront. The students have donated the funds paid to them by Telstra to a charity. Well done guys!