Stars On StageStars on Stage performers.
Every two years we take part in the Stars On Stage performance at the Regent theatre. The performance is part of the Inquiry topic for the term and is planned, and choreographed by a creative team of senior children. All the children at school are expected to take part and they prepare by watching and discussing past performances by using PMI's (Plus, Minus and Implications). From there they are able to make choices as to the format for the performance including theme, costuming, music and lighting.
Once all the pre-planning is completed, it's quite easy to put the dance together, as the children have practiced twisting, collapsing, jerking, rolling and other dance techniques. We practice at school then we all go to the Regent Theatre on the morning of the performance to familiarize ourselves with the stage.
On the night everyone is very nervous, as it is quite overwhelming to dance on a huge stage in front of a packed house. It always goes 'right on the night'.
Kapa HakaConcord School Kapa Haka Group.
Every year we have a Kapa Haka group where the children learn waiata and dance in Maori. We have a great group of enthusiastic children who are looking forward to performing in the Maori and Pacific Island Festival every year in Term 3. It is a great opportunity for the children to learn about, explore and perform in Maori culture.
End of Year PerformanceIndian dance group at the Green Island Market Day.
Our big productions are produced in a similar way to the Stars On Stage dance performances. The whole school is involved. It starts with a group of child writers, who come up with the basic storyline often based on the integrated learning theme for the final term. Once the script is finalised, everyone applies for a job they would like e.g. dancer, actor, computer worker, backstage helper, props designer, or the band. Then they break into the groups and work on their parts.
We are very proud of our end of year productions, but we couldn't do it without our wonderful teacher aides and parents who help with the costuming, sewing, painting, and all the other little jobs that support the children and the teachers at the school.
Duffy TheatreDuffy's time machine, Duffy actors, and Concord staff entertain students.
The Duffy Theatre comes to our school once a year and the children always find this very entertaining and exciting.
The 'Mainfreight Award for excellence in Attitude' is presented at the conclusion of our End of Year Presentation. This award includes a trophy and usually a reference book/encyclopaedia and is awarded to a student nominated by the school staff.
Thank you Duffy - you have provided hours of enjoyment and learning for Concord Kids!
Elgrego ShowA performance by Elgrego Show.
As often as possible, and when the funding allows, we invite visiting entertainers to the school, so that the children can get a wide variety of experiences, especially relating to current themes and curriculum areas. Elgrego has a very entertaining puppet/magic show with an important anti-bullying theme. He is always well received by the children and staff.