Creative Learning

Creative Learning

Creative activities and special events enhance learning throughout High School.

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Creative Learning

The High School has enjoyed a range of events over the previous few weeks, across a number of different curriculum areas.

German Day

Students in Middle School celebrated “German Day”, where, for the first time, they celebrated all things Deutsch. The Flammkuchen was a particular delight, made right here at Cedar by Anna Fontaine, originally from Stuttgart. This specialty has its roots in the testing of the oven to see if it was hot enough for baking. The very quick savoury or sweet thin pizza-like rectangle fed all the Year 7 and 8s on the day. The other favourite of the day were the real Brezels (or pretzels) made in Lobethal. Students enjoyed consuming these during the day as they experienced an array of German music, language, and culture, right here at Cedar.

Visual Art and Design Exhibition

The Creative Arts department has also been busy across all year levels. Yeat 12 Visual Art and Design students held their annual Graduate Exhibition, to showcase student work as part of their SACE practicals for the year. Students, families, staff and alumni attended the exhibition, held in the Cedar Resource Centre. The wide range of creative works included traditional art techniques, digital art, book and magazine design, CAD work, and pottery.

Performing Arts

In the Performing Arts curriculum, Year 10 students recently held a performance of episodic scenes centred on the challenging and sometimes heartbreaking trials of adolescence. These short scenes examined the social and emotional issues faced by contemporary teenagers. Issues such as body image, peer group pressure, jealousy, love, anxiety, friendship struggles, relationships with parents, exclusion and passive bystanders were explored.

Year 11 and 12 Drama students have been working hard on an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, directed by Stage 1 students, Eryn and Lara. Set to be presented this week, the performance has allowed students to explore the creative process and has been a wonderful collaborative experience for all involved.