About mrmax

I am proud to be the Performing Arts teacher at St Albans East Primary school, in Melbourne's West. I have a background in drama and classroom teaching. I am passionate about making, playing and exploring music, dance and drama. My Performing Arts classroom is a safe, exciting place where we try new things, work together, work hard and unleash our imagination!

Term 2 already!

Hard to believe that we’re already two weeks in to term 2!

We have hit the ground running in the Performing Arts room here at St Albans East, with our space filling up with busy students in Performing Arts classes and extra-curricular activities.

Our preps are continuing their combined exploration of dance, drama and music with focuses on teamwork and communication skill. We are starting the term with a focus on making and moving to music, which is a great way to practice our listening skill. Our term 2 learning intention is ‘In Performing Arts we Look, Listen and Share’.

Our grade 1/2 students are focusing on drama this term, after an enjoyable exploration of dance in term 1. Our term 2 learning intention is ‘Drama is Telling Stories on Stage using Acting’. We are using this learning intention as our definition of what drama is to help us in our term goal of creating and performing our own plays. We will be looking at drama elements such as plot, character, setting, stage craft, improvisation and teamwork over the course of this fun fulled term.

Our extra-curricular groups are picking up steam as well. Our 3/4 band meets every Thursday and is practicing improvising and jamming together with a focus on beat and rhythm.  We have been having a lot of fun making grooves on the bass guitar and percussion instruments!

Our 5/6 band has been enjoying trying out our new electric guitars, recently using them to play the national anthem at the school assembly. Next week a third group will be starting, a 5/6 drumming circle. Very exciting stuff!

Stay tuned for more adventures in Performing Arts here at St Albans East.

 

Welcome to St Albans East Performing Arts!

What an amazing few weeks it has been!

The last seven weeks of term 1 have flown by in a blur of activity and creativity. As the brand new performing arts teacher at St Albans East Primary I have loved jumping right in, learning lots, meeting many wonderful students and staff and beginning my journey as a primary school performing arts educator.

I have come to this role with extensive experience in teaching and performing arts. I’m super excited to have the opportunity to plan and deliver an engaging, high quality dance, drama and music program across the whole school.

We are lucky to have a nice big space full of excellent performing arts resources

Performing arts is a great addition to the curriculum. This year we will be exploring dance, movement, acting and drama, as well as developing our skills in creative thinking, teamwork, confidence building, problem solving, public speaking and being a good audience member. These skills are all transferable into student’s learning in literacy, maths, and across the curriculum.

 

This year I will be teaching Performing Arts to preps & grade 1/2’s in terms 1&2 and grade 3/4 and 5/6 in term 3&4.

I’m really looking forward to a fun year in our great Performing Arts space!