Merry Christmas & Holiday Ideas….


Another school year is over and we have had so much fun learning about the Arts.  I would like to wish the whole school community a Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year. 

Stuck on what to do during the holidays? Below is a list of Arts related activities you might like to try.  For more information visit:


Jack and the Bean Stork – Windmill Theatre Company presents a new twist on a classic fairy tale that will have kids and adults in stitches. So bring the kids, bring the family and come and cheer on Jack as he tries to save the Bean Stork! Venue is Cranbourne Community Theatre, Brunt Street, Cranbourne (at Cranbourne Secondary College. All tickets: $10. 8-9 Jan 2016 @ 10.30am & 1pm. 10 Jan 2016 @ 12.30pm.

The Magic Toyshop – In a performance that will be enjoyed by all ages, Melbourne City Ballet brings to life the story of two dancing dolls, taking the audience on an adventure to protect their friendship in the reimagining of the classic “The Magic Toyshop” (La Boutique Fantasque). Venue: The Alex Theatre. Tickets $25 per person. 14-19 December 2015 at 1.30pm.


Bendigo Art Gallery – School Holiday Program – Imagine, design and create at our special holiday workshops.

Geelong Gallery – The Gallery offers a range of fun, family-friendly art adventures and workshops each school holiday.

Heide Museum of Modern Art – Kids Activities – Discover fun ways to explore the exhibitions and gardens at Heide with these FREE printable activities designed especially for kids.

NGV Education Programs – NGV Education Programs are designed to educate through art, and promote visual literacy, higher order thinking and communication skills and enhance students’ understanding of themselves and the world in which we live.

NGV Kids – Programs and events for kids.

NGV Teens – – Programs and events for teens.

School Holidays at NGV – The NGV presents a range of specially developed artist projects, programs and publications for children and families. Visit the Gallery these school holidays and discover the creativity behind stop-motion animation and Australian car design, or learn to craft unique accessories with the makers from Melbourne’s Thread Den sewing lounge.


ACMI – Kids’ Flicks – Smart films for smart kids. Our fun-filled Kids’ Flicks program is guaranteed to delight and captivate the imagination of children and grown-ups alike


Our Land is Alive: Hermannsburg Potters for Kids – Australian Rules Football has taken over the NGV! The Hermannsburg Potters have created twenty pots depicting some of the AFL’s best and finest Indigenous players from all eighteen teams. Who do you barrack for? 19 September 2015 – 16 April 2016

Arts, Crafts and Mixed

a3 – australian arts alive – Looking for something exciting to do these holidays? Join a3 – australian arts alive at our holiday programs for a fun and fresh approach to the performing arts.

ArtPlay – The ArtPlay schools program offers a range of workshops covering a variety of art-forms for you and your students to explore.

BASE Camp Kids – Primary school and kindergarten children have hands-on fun with exciting baking, art and science workshops and birthday parties. BASE Camp has a massive multi-level indoor playground (including baby and toddler play areas) and free weekly activities (eg. music, water sensory play, story time, ball games). Enjoy our cafe serving fresh quality food prepared by our chef. Venue: Shop 11, Level 1, Home HQ, 372-394 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading.

Bindu Creative Dance – Creative movement/art sessions for primary school aged kids.

Bits & Pieces – offers a place whereby customers can come into the studio and spend some time to build/paint our wooden models.

BizWorld Australia School Holiday Program – BizWorld is now here in Australia! Founded in Silicon Valley in 1997, over 560,000 kids around the world have gone through its unique Entrepreneurship program. BizWorld is a Project Based Learning program for young kids in Grade 4-6, where children get the opportunity to learn first-hand how to start and operate their own business, while learning the basics of entrepreneurship, business, and finance. Venue: Manningham MC Square Doncaster 11–13 January 2016. 9am to 3pm.

Blanc Canvas Studios – range of art lessons and classes for children aged 4 and up.

Box Hill Community School Holiday Program – Have fun at any age and ability with the fantastic range of art activities that will keep everyone creatively entertained during the July school holidays. The Box Hill Community Arts Centre’s range of programs are tailored for children, teenagers and family activities.

Bubble Dome Workshops – Learn skills in a range of the latest Technology and computer workshops across Melbourne. Workshops include Robotics, Minecraft, Girlcraft, Coding, App and Web Design and Looming for 5-18 years. Various locations include Brighton Grammar, Kingswood Coolege and Tintern Grammar.

Charteris Music School – Music @ Charteris – Enjoy creative fun at our ‘Sing & Make Music’ School Holiday Programs!

Club Engineer – Build and program robots with Lego Mindstorms, Write then play your own computer games. Club Engineer teaches tech-savvy kids, teens and young adults engineering principles through robotics and game programming. Our junior program is for students from year five to year seven and prepares them for entering the Robocup Rescue competition. Our middle and senior school programs are for students from year eight and beyond and teaches game programming using a variety of commercial languages and tools. All our course-ware is available online for free for those who can not make it to a face-to-face session.

Creation Music Education – Inspiring Young People to find their Voice! – Melbourne’s Premier Music Education company, Creation Music Education, is offering another series of Children’s Song Recording & Confidence Building Workshops for AprilSchool Holidays Fun! Open to ages 4 to 13 years who love music, songs and singing.

Daylesford Arts, Recreation and Cultural Centre – School Holiday Program – Running at the ARC over the 2 weeks of school holidays is this fun and diverse program of activities for school aged children.

e2 Young Engineers offer Lego Challenge for children between the ages of 6-12 years. We build educational models like amusement park rides, aircraft, transportation vehicles, cranes etc using Lego bricks and Lego technic while developing creativity, concentration and social skills to name a few.

Gasworks Arts Parks Kids Holiday Program – Creative and entertaining experiences for children aged 4-14, bringing together a range of energetic artists and performers, workshops and classes aimed to be imaginative, engaging and fun! The featured performance is The Owl’s Apprentice, based on a journey where an Owl meets all kinds of Australian wildlife on a journey to reach a special kind of wisdom. The workshops include: Dance like Michael Jackson, Bugs and Beetles in the Fields, Create a Self-Portrait, Australian School of Magic, Clay Animals, Unicorns and Dragons, and Fencing- Sword Fighting. When: 19-22 January 2016. Cost: All tickets to workshops and performances are $18.

GlazeIt Studio – Pottery Painting at GlazeIt Studio is a unique, fun and creative activity for all ages and occasions, which involves decorating ready-to-paint ceramics into beautiful and usable pottery pieces.

Invent the World – Courses designed for kids 5-7, 8-12, and 9-14 who are more interested in fixing a computer than kicking a footy, or who have taken apart their phone ‘just to see how it works’. A safe, fun place to learn about engineering, programming, robotics, game design and many other disciplines. We channel your childs’ passion and enthusiasm, and teach them how to think outside the (virtual) box.

Kraftworks for Kids – a fun craft-based school holiday program for kids aged 8 through 14. Our activities include: Figurine Painting, Jewellery Making, Plasterkraft, Scale Modelling, and Stitchery. All activities encourage patience, persistence, and practical skills.

Lemonade Stand – The Business School for Kids – A 2-day program for Grades 5 and 6 students aimed at equipping children with the fundamental mindset required to succeed in a fast moving century. Children learn the basics of business building and how to pitch their ideas in a fun and interactive way and solve real problems. Students are introduced to building prototypes, websites, apps and 3D printed mock-ups and armed with this information are placed into groups of 5 and given the opportunity to create their own business. Venue: Collective Campus. 11 January 2016 at 8.30am, 12 January 2016 at 5.30pm.

Music Works Magic – Fun for all during the school holidays.

Performing Camps of Australia – Workshop based in Melbourne. Classes in Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre & Technique 7 hours of dancing, with qualified and very experience teachers.

Robotics Club Australia Holiday Camps – Robotics and technology holiday camps for kids and teens. Programs available every school holiday with exciting modules which promote innovation among kids and teens with a strong focus on STEM and STEAM education in an engaging way. Includes Young Explorer, Young Inventor and Teen Innovator.

The Space Dance & Arts Centre School Holiday Program – Build your child’s confidence with 3 AMAZING days of dancing, singing, & acting. No experience needed, just a creative mind and a passion for having fun!

Thread Den – During the school holidays, Thread Den offers a great range of sewing classes for kids aged 6 years and up. Develop skills with textiles, add to your folio, or just make something completely unique. Classes are run in Thread Den’s light filled sewing lounges and are led by industry professionals and friendly instructors.

Tree Sparrow Treasures – Jewellery making workshops, workshops are aimed at 5+ age group and 10+ age group.

Wyreena Community Arts Centre – Wyreena Community Arts Centre offers a School Holiday Program several times throughout the year.

Yellow Dance Spot – A unique dance school for children aged 2 – 12: playful, creative and fun. Offering Ballet, Creative and Contemporary Dance in a nurturing environment.

Arts Centre Melbourne – Kids and Families

Dance Floor – Whether you are a prima ballerina or have two left feet – dancing is for everyone!. 11-23 December 2015.

It’s Time to Tutu – Fairies, frogs, princes and princesses welcome. 14-15 December 2015.

Storytime Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty – For the first time, children aged three and up can experience The Australian Ballet dance, dazzle and sparkle on stage in a fairytale ballet that is interactive, narrated and made especially for the little ones. 16-20 December 2015.

Jimmy Giggle’s Christmas Party – Jimmy Giggle is set to light up Christmas adding plenty of cheer to your celebrations with the release of a new album, followed by live Christmas shows in Melbourne and Sydney. 21-23 December 2015.

The 3 Little Pigs – A very curly musical tale. A classic story with a musical twist in its tail is trotting into Melbourne, direct from London’s West End! 2-17 January 2016.

Deadly 60 – Swimming with leopard seals, tracked by Jaguars, hunted by Polar Bears….15-16 January 2016.

Frank Woodley – Noodlenut – World Premiere! Wonderful nonsense that has children bursting with joy! 19-24 January 2016.

Tangle – Tangle is an enormous, weaving play-space, using coloured elastic to create a vibrant, live, interactive artwork made by children and their families. 20-24 January 2016.

Boxy & Sticky – From the team who brought you Out of the Blue comes a mischievous adventure to delight and entrance the youngest of theatre-goers. 17-21 February 2016.

Reflections By Room 19

Here is what Room 19 liked most during Performing Arts this semester:

What I enjoyed most was when we used the instruments.- By Kathy

I liked playing the instruments, especially the tambourine.  By Brendan

I like doing drama, especially freeze frame- By Anna

I like doing  drama  because it fun and I liked when we played the instrument – By Emily

In performing arts I liked acting and doing freeze frames- By Vanessa

In performing arts I liked using the instruments-by Shealla

I liked playing the game captains orders-By Mohammad

I liked doing music. by Kevin

I liked singing Ho ho ho oi oi oi. By Tonu

I liked doing African greeting song called Funga Alafia-By LIsa

I liked captains order because it was a game of listening, moving and skill-By Henry

I liked singing the songs- by Julie

I liked playing captains orders and singing Funga Alafia- by Ethan

I liked playing captains order and singing hohoho oioioi- by neli

I liked listening to the Aussie Christmas song. by Jordan

I liked playing the instruments because it was fun-By Catherine

l like to do acting. chanh

I liked to do the song ho ho ho oi oi oi by Steven

I like to sing. by Wendy

I liked singing the Aussie Christmas song: HO HO HO OI OI OI by Abel

I liked acting when we were pretending to be a teacher. By Harjas

I liked singing the Christmas songs and using the instruments.  By LJ