Performing Arts


Our Rock Band is certainly busy this term, with an exciting line up of gigs around our local area.


Week    5            Sat 20 May                      Country Fair


Week    6            Friday 26 May                  Family Night


Week    7            Friday 2 June                   Normal rehearsal


Week    8            Friday 9 June                   Alamanda College Gig


Week    9            Wed- 14-16 June              (Camp) and a gig at Riddles Creek PS


Week    10           Thursday 22 June             Battle of the Bands


Week    11           Friday 30 June                 Last day of term(early finish)    

Music Matters 10/5/2017


Country Fair


Our country fair, happening on Saturday 20 May, will provide an opportunity for our students to perform and showcase of their term 1 work.  We will get to enjoy, for the first time, our VET students, who have been working with Ms Colsten-Ing this year. Minor Sensation will finish the night with a rocking set around 7.30pm.  We are looking forward to seeing our talented young musicians play for our community.


Junior Rock Band


Congratulations to the following students for being successful in their auditions for the junior rock band.  They had their first rehearsal last week and will be working on a Friday with Mr Montgomery.




Our 5/6 Jamieson Way Students are working very hard on their production and should be congratulated on their behaviour and enthusiasm. Some of our Year 9s have also began their Wakakirri journey with rehearsals taking place on Wednesday afternoons.  We would like to make a call to parents/relatives/guardians who are keen sowers/builders etc to contact their class teacher if they would like to get involved in set and costume making. We will be looking at organising some working bees as the weeks progress. 

Music Matters 26/4/2017


Classroom Music

The music department had a very productive planning day and teachers have some excellent programs up and running for this term.  Details of what your child will be learning in music will be published in the next edition of the newsletter.  

Senior Rock Band

We must congratulate our senior rock band for their performance as they headlined Youth Week in Wyndham. Thanks to the students for giving up a day of their holidays and to Ms Colsten-Ing for leading the band so admirably. Their next show will be at Alamanda College in week 5. We will also be preparing for our annual band camp which is to take place between Wednesday 14 June and Friday 16 June.  Notes will be sent home in the next couple of weeks for full details.   

Junior Rockband

Notes for those involved in junior rock band will be coming home next week.  Due to our school planning days, rehearsals will begin in week 3.


Our Wakakirri rehearsals are underway and the 5/6s report a very positive start.  Well done to all the students involved. In other exciting news, our Year 9 cohort from Boardwalk have been offered the chance to work with Tony Keeble as part of a scholarship awarded to the school in recognition of the college’s contributions to Wakakirri over the years.  Tony and the year 9 staff and students will be starting work next week and we will inform you of progress.  We must thank the staff and students for their enthusiastic response to this rather late award.  

Music Matters 24/3/2017

Senior Rockband

Our senior rock band played their first gig of the year at Newport Lakes Primary School and must be congratulated for putting on a fine show.  Ms Colsten-Ing and the students have been working very hard to be ‘gig ready’ prior to end of term one and have done a tremendous job.

The rock band have also been invited to headline a show as part of Youth Week in Wyndham which will take place during the Term 1 holidays.

The details are: Friday 7 April - Encore Events Centre, 80 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing - Time 4- 4.30pm

Junior Rockband

Interest has been huge and we must thank all the students for their enthusiasm to be part of this.  Due to camps, we have extended the audition process so that very student interested can get an opportunity.  The final auditions are to be held on Monday 27 March at Jamieson Way Campus so that the final list can be put together for a term 2 start.  Weekly rehearsals will be held at the Boardwalk campus on Fridays between 12 and 3pm.


Once again, Carranballac will have a good number of 5/6 students involved in the 2017 Wakakirri competition. This year we will be working with students from Jamieson way Campus and will be running it in a slightly different way from past years to accommodate our large number of students in that area. Please lookout for more information on this year’s event which will come home next week. 


Grade 5/6 Jamieson Way Students


A great story can change the way people think about the world around them. Wakakirri is a performing arts festival where schools aim to do just that.


Each year hundreds of schools across Australia create Story-Dances for Wakakirri that reflect student’s thoughts, ideas and aspirations. These stories are performed in professional theatres in front of the official ‘Wakakirri Panel’ who are searching for ‘Story of the Year’.


A Wakakirri Story Dance is a 3-7 minute performance by a group of students who theatrically tell a story using a combination of dancing, creative movement and acting to pre-recorded music. Schools can tell any story and use any combination of dance, acting, music, sets, props and costumes. The possibilities are endless! You’re invited to incorporate the annual signature item into your story for an extra challenge.


The aim of Wakakirri is to teach students about themselves and others through the creating and sharing of stories and by this process develop students’ educational outcomes, lifestyle choices and community awareness.


Performing in Wakakirri is an experience students never forget. Schools spend Show Day rehearsing and meeting other schools and that same night walk the Red Carpet with the Panel Reps and perform on the big stage. Every schools’ story is filmed for Wakakirri TV as part of the search for ‘Story of the Year’.


Wakakirri is for every Primary School in Australia and has categories for all levels of experience. Every school can enter. Wakakirri encourages schools to minimise their footprint when creating props and costumes for their performance and offers special awards for schools that excel in this area.


Established in 1992, Wakakirri is Australia’s largest Performing Arts Event for schools, involving over 20,000 students across every State and Territory.  Over 1 million people watch Wakakirri performances each year.






We are so excited to get lessons started this week! 

We will have SAP and Keyboard on Monday and Tuesday with Fran and Maddie, Gary teaching guitar on Wednesday and Patrick on Friday teaching drums! Just a reminder that we will carry over in to Term 2 to make up for this Term being shorter to ensure we get a minimum of 8 lessons.

Thanks to all of those who enrolled and made payment, if you haven't yet enrolled and would like to be part of the program, payment needs to be made ASAP to ensure your child spot in the program.

Thanks everyone, we are all looking forward to a fun year of music making!! If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact Maddie Owen at or 0401 844 522.




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