The Monthly Art Challenge
The Visual Art Leadership team came together last month to organise the first Monthly Art Challenge of 2020. The topical theme for the June challenge ...
On Tuesday 17th December ten performers/performing groups overcame their nerves and gave it their all to compete in CSIS's bi-annual Talent Quest. Stu...
Kids in Town: Jazz Band and Rock Bands
Well done to CSIS Jazz Band, Torn Strings Rock Band and Ghost Rock Band who performed at last week's 'Kids in Town' event at Tūranga. We really enjoye...
Congratulations to the 40 students who took part in this week's Music Soiree. You have made incredible progress since the start of the year and blew the audience away with your confidence, resilience and talent. Keep up the hard work!
Kahukura Junior Orchestra Performance
Congratulations to Kahukura Junior Orchestra who gave a fantastic performance at Thorrington Primary School's Boot Market on Sunday 24th November. KJO performed all five pieces they've been working on during 2019: Musette, Gangster Prankster, The Bare Necessities, Christmas Medley and The Muppet Show Theme Tune. By playing all five songs, it was easy to hear the progress the ensemble have made throughout the year. The majority of students have only been learning their instrument for 10 months, and took the brave step of joining the ensemble with only a few notes under their belt. Well done indeed - you are all STARS! To the students of KJO and future instrumentalists: make sure that you sign up for an intermediate musical ensemble in 2020, because - as you've seen - playing in a group teaches you great musicianship skills and - best of all - is really social and fun! To Georgina Rees-Stevenson, Ally Palmer, Kahukura Music Leads and the parents of KJO students: huge thanks for all your incredible support this year. It has been greatly appreciated by Kate Revell and the students of KJO :)
Kahukura Chorale's Bus Tour
Congratulations to the students, parents and teachers involved in Kahukura Chorale's two-day bus tour of the cluster schools and Bishop Selwyn Rest Home. Eight performances in two days might sound ambitious, but everyone rose to the challenge and sang and supported each other brilliantly. It was a wonderful, fitting end to a year of hard work. The students sang their hearts out - what a talented bunch! Highlights included getting over our nerves performing to the whole school at CSIS, the fantastic acoustics at West Spreydon and Sacred Heart Primary Schools, and the high-energy audience at Thorrington. We also loved teaching 'Crash Beep Beep' to students at Cashmere, Somerfield and Addington Primary Schools (great singing from the audience!), and being asked to sing an encore at Bishop Selwyn Rest Home. It was fantastic having a bit of down time at different schools' adventure playgrounds, and great to get to know each other even better. Kahukura Chorale will look a little different next year, with Miss Divett and Ms Radcliffe-Price as conductors, but it's likely to still take place on Thursdays after school. Existing members automatically have a spot in Chorale in 2020. Register your interest by contacting Miss Revell by email before the end of the year, or at the start of 2020 by listening to the daily notices.