Get to know our staff members as we delve into their roles as teachers and educators! Our first instalment features Duncraig’s Head of The Arts Mrs Pippa Travaglione, who brings a wealth of theatre knowledge to her classes each day.
Five students have been recognised as some of Western Australia’s finest young drama students by the prestigious Black Swan State Theatre Company.
Students Clara Searle, Jade Johannes, Jenna Lane, Joel Glick (Year 11) and Adam Snyman (Year 10) were selected as six of only 30 students from around WA to take part in the Company’s intensive two-day Work Experience Program.
Year 11 and 12 Drama students will entertain us once again with their thought-provoking production of ‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’ by Bertolt Brecht. Classed as a political play with a twist, the show is set to make you laugh, gasp and jump, but will leave you thinking about deeper matters that impact our world today. Tickets are $5 and are available at www.trybooking.com/UHWL. Be sure not to miss out! Please note, this production contains simulated violence.
“Acting is magical. Change your look and your attitude, and you can be anyone.” – Alicia Witt
Chicago! A city of jazz and gangsters, prohibition and poverty! ‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’ by Bertolt Brecht is a parable about Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in the 1920s and 30s, set in a curious pastiche of the gangster genre. This play is in many ways a warning from history – why do we continue to allow corrupt evil leaders to gain control over our communities? Come and see our talented year 11 and 12 Duncraig Drama students in this theatrical exuberant performance of this original Brechtian play.
Please Note* This Production contains simulated violence.
Director: Mrs Kellie Billingsley
THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI
By Bertolt Brecht
Rights provided by Alan Brodie Representation
“We get the leaders we deserve.”
Arturo Ui is a small-time gangster with a lust for power. In a city shaken by economic crisis and undermined by corruption, Ui keeps rising and rising until he reaches the very top. When he gets there, he won’t be breaking the law, he’ll be making it.
Written in 1941 as a cautionary satire on the rise of Hitler, Bertolt Brecht’s play is both thrillingly sharp and riotously funny. It has the wit, murder and musicality of a gangster movie while asking a very political question – how do we let a man like that come to power?
Artistic Director, Mrs Kellie Billingsley and the Year 11/12 Drama students bring a bold, visually inventive vision to this great play. This production promises to be a big, entertaining and thought-provoking night out.
The production dates are Wednesday 14th March and 15th March 2018, in the Duncraig Theatre at 7pm.
Tickets will go on sale two weeks before the commencement of these performances.
“Brecht’s anti-fascist study of political power hits home”.
Below are the talented cast rehearsing,
WordFlyers Parent Information Evening
WordFlyers is an online literacy learning platform for students in Years 7-10. It has been designed to develop grammar, reading, comprehension, punctuation, vocabulary and writing skills in an engaging online environment. As you know, a subscription to WordFlyers was included in the booklist requirements for English in 2018. The WordFlyers Parent Information Evening will be an opportunity for parents to hear from a representative from Blake Education about what this online learning platform can offer both students and parents. Rachel King will demonstrate the functionality of WordFlyers and how it can enhance student learning, both in English and across the curriculum. Her presentation will last approximately 50 minutes and there will be an opportunity to ask questions afterwards. Howie Jakeway (Head of Learning for English and Languages) will offer a short presentation on how WordFlyers will work alongside existing Programs of Study in Years 7-10 and will also be available to answer any questions. This is an important opportunity to hear about an exciting development in the teaching of English at St Stephen’s School and we look forward to seeing you at this information evening.
Head of Learning Area- English and Languages
Last Friday Duncraig Secondary played host to the students from the Early Learning Centre (ELC) and their families. This event is a wonderful highlight to the end of the academic year.
The children and staff worked very hard practice to put on a such wonderful Christmas Nativity play. The students were excellent at remembering all their words and cues.
After the play Mrs. Jacques, Mrs. Gray and Mr. Deck handed out awards to students before the event ended with a prayer.
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Cou
nselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:6
Over 100 students across both campuses auditioned to be a part of next year’s musical, Grease. Our Drama teachers have been blown away by the sheer talent of our students, which will make for a slick production.
“My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises!” – Psalm 27:6