CULTURAL ACTIVITIES OFFERED AT OUR SCHOOL.
Durbanville Prep aims to create a healthy balance in the lives of our learners. Culture is therefore promoted in harmony with academic and sporting activities. Here at the Prep School there are many cultural activities.
- Modern Dancing
- Theme Day
- Entrepreneurs Day
- Shows at school once a term
- Mission week
MUSIC AT THE PREP SCHOOL
Cultural activities are an integral part towards developing a balanced individual.
Grade 1, 2 and 3’s have one class music lessons per week These are taught by Mrs Jeanette Engela. The curriculum syllabus is followed and this gives the children a strong foundation for their future encounters in the world of music. We strive to nurture every learners musical ability.
GRADE 1, 2 AND 3 ORFF PROGRAM
In our Orff classes the learners learn that co-ordination is required to play the instruments and develop the aural skills necessary for their repertoires. We emphasise playing in a group, elements of music, performance discipline and auditory awareness during the sessions. The learners have the opportunity of learning to play a different instrument each term. The idea is to give learners the opportunity to try out the instruments for a term to encourage their interest in playing different instruments.
All the learners are welcome and encouraged to join the choir. At the end of each year Mr Nortier and Mrs Engela audition the Grade 2 and Grade 3 children. There is normally only one choir rehearsal during the week. Joining the choir is definitely an annual commitment. The Choir performs regularly at school activities and it also represents our school at other functions. The Choir is directed by Mr Nortier and accompanied by Mrs Jeanette Engela.
PRIVATE MUSIC LESSONS FOR PIANO AND RECORDER
These music lessons are part of the school music programme and give all the learners a well-rounded exposure to music. Many learners select to specialize and broaden their music education within the department. Instrumental lessons are on offer at an additional cost to parents.
Other musical instruments that are offered are guitar and violin.
Lessons can be taken during school hours or in the afternoons. There is a strict policy as to which lessons learners may miss in order to come to music lessons. Arrangements are made with the individual educators and the parents. Parents enter into a contract with the educators and pay fees directly to them.
PIANO / RECORDER
We have two educators offering piano and recorder – Mrs Petra Fullhard and Mrs Chrisna Aldridge.
Classical and Contemporary guitar lessons are offered to our Grade 2 and 3 learners.
Offered by Mrs Lida Pieterse.
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MUSIC CONCERTS AND PERFORMANCES
All learners involved in music are encouraged to perform in front of a variety of audiences. The Prep School offers many performing opportunities for the learners to practice the skill of public performance in a nurturing and caring musical environment.
There is also a Music Department Concert at the end of the year.
At Durbanville Prep School, we endeavour to make the visual arts an educational and fun experience. Every grade receives weekly art lessons in which art techniques, visual theory and creativity are developed.
The Eisteddfod is held on an annual basis and our learners have the opportunity to display their unique talents in art, drama, speeches, dramatic and musical performances, dance and singing are adjudicated by outside judges.
ANNUAL SCHOOL CONCERT
Our annual concert is the highlight of our Cultural School Calendar. Our concerts are VERY special. We have an amazingly creative and committed team of educators who work together to create a magical masterpiece of ‘showbiz’ every year. The Prep Learners thrill audiences with their highly entertaining productions and every single learner in our school gets the opportunity to be on the stage. The music and dance is always engaging and the most important factor is that the performers have just as much fun as the audiences. Met ‘n lag en die wegpink van ‘n traan word almal deel van hierdie fantasiewêreld.
People come from near and far to see our spectacular productions. Past highlights have included Joseph, Cinderella, Snow White, Movie Magic and Beauty and the Beast.
Die kaartjies vir ons 8 aandvertonings en 6 oggendvertonings verkoop vinniger as die Toetskaartjies op Nuweland! Ons is BAIE trots op die uitstekende reputasie wat ons skool oor die jare op die verhoog opgebou het. Hierdie pragtige herinneringe word in die leerlinge se sentimentele skatkis weggebêre om te koester vir die jare vorentoe.