Welcome to Term 4! Our first classes are in the week starting 13 October, and the term ends with our end-of-year production. All students are automatically re-enrolled, and their place in class is saved. We have started planning for the plays, so please let us know your plans so that we can cast accordingly.
Fees must be paid in full during the first week of term unless an instalment plan has been arranged in advance through the office. 1 child $150, 2 children $275, 3 children $400. Internet payments: Account name: D Napier, Account number: 12 3032 0623716 00. Reference: List your child's name, please.
Please do your best to bring your child to all the lessons in Term 4. Your child has been cast in their production, and it is important that they all learn the play together. Carrie, Jessica and I cast each child very carefully and with a great deal of thought. We consider many things including your child's clarity & projection of voice, their memorisation and characterisation skills and how long they've been with us, among many other things.
Being part of a play is even more important than playing for a sports team, as it is impossible to replace a cast member once we have begun rehearsals or even worse, on the day of the performance. It is an important part of education to encourage children to show commitment, and a play is no different. Our plays involve all the children on the stage all of the time - they are all stars!
Costume suggestions will be given out early in Term 4. We have costumes that can be used by some of the characters. If you have difficulty getting the required costumes, let us know. We do not expect parents to spend a lot of time and money on costumes.
Play scripts: Lower Primary classes are generally not given a script to take home, as all lines are learnt in class time. Uppers and Youth Theatre will be given their own copy of the script. Please encourage them to keep the script in a safe place and bring it to class EVERY WEEK. We will be collecting all the scripts before the Productions. This is a copyright requirement.
Productions 2014: All productions will be performed by the week ending 13th December. Kohimarama, Remuera, One Tree Hill, Pt. Chevalier and Mt. Eden will be on Saturday 13th December. Epsom will perform on Friday 12th December at ANI. Pukekohe and Botany venues and dates are to be confirmed.
As always, we ask you to inform us at the beginning of Term 4 of any clashes with your child's other activities around this time. We then do our very best to organise our performances around those. We do however ask you to be as flexible as possible, as we have many students to accommodate! Our production timetable will be finalised by the end of week 3 of Term 4, so let us know ASAP!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH! -- especially to those of you who have told your friends and family about our fantastic teachers and classes! It is a great pleasure to us, knowing that you like the programme so much that you encourage others to attend. Keep it up!!