Workshops

Dance Ensembles

Dance ensembles have been established at NBCS to provide students with the opportunity to develop and refine their technical skills in a variety of dance styles and experiences. NBCS dance ensembles will enjoy working together to rehearse and perform items they have been taught or have choreographed themselves. Students will be given a variety of performance opportunities both within and outside the school.

Junior Dance Ensemble

Age: Years 1-3
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 7:30-8:30am
2017 fee: $290 for Semester 2
Numbers: Minimum of 10 students
Location: MPC Studio
Tutor: Katrina Orenstein

Secondary Jazz/Funk/HipHop Ensemble

Age: Years 7-10
Day: Fridays
Time: 4:20-5:20pm
2017 fee: $310 for Semester 2
Numbers: Minimum of 10 students
Location: MPC Studio
Tutor: Carolin Smolek

Primary Jazz/Funk/HipHop Ensemble

Age: Years 4-6
Day: Fridays
Time: 3:20-4:20pm
2017 fee: $290 for Semester 2
Numbers: Minimum of 10 students
Location: MPC Studio
Tutor: Carolin Smolek

Secondary Contemporary Ensemble

Age: Years 7-10
Day: Fridays
Time: 7:30-8:30am
2017 fee: $310 for Semester 2
Numbers: Minimum of 10 students
Location: MPC Studio
Tutor: Katrina Orenstein


Visual Arts & Photography

Primary Art Club

Primary Art Club is for all young artists who love to draw, paint and create. Students will have opportunities to make art individually and as a group, as they explore different drawing techniques and mixed media artworks. Students will have the chance to ‘exhibit’ their favourite piece of art.

Age: Years 2-6
Day: Thursdays
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
2017 fee: $310 for Semester 2
Numbers: 8-20 students
Location: Tate/MoMA art rooms
Tutor: Rowena Beale

Studio Space

Studio Space is here! The School is pleased to offer Secondary students with a passion for Visual Arts the opportunity to have the space to create. Studio Space will be available on Tuesday afternoons for an hour, enabling artists to have dedicated time to discover, experiment and create their own masterpieces at their own pace.

Age: Years 7-11
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
2017 fee: $320 for Semester 2
Numbers: 6-15 students
Location: Tate/MoMA art rooms
Tutor: Rowena Beale

NEW: DSLR Photography Course (Term 3 only)

Beginner/Intermediate

The course aims to teach beginners how to get creative, shoot and edit great shots in manual mode, and advance the skills of intermediate students – those who have some experience already. The workshops will be fun as the group will work together to learn, practice and share our new skills. Among others, the following areas will be covered: getting to know the camera; the exposure triangle – choosing ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture; introduction to Adobe Lightroom software and editing; composition; focal length/angle of view; using and looking for natural light to improve your photographs; manipulating natural light and shadow; working with fast moving subjects; working with low light situations and adding light to your scenes; working with portrait subjects.

Age: Years 7-11
Date: Mondays
Time: 3:30-5:00pm
2017 Fee: $290 for Term 3
Numbers: 6 – 15 students
Location: to be advised
Requirements: Digital SLR camera with Full Manual Mode for exposure and ISO; Laptop with Adobe Lightroom installed (free download for NBCS students at NBCS Portal / Creative Cloud)
Tutor: Kim Rodgers

 

Acting For Camera

Kathy Williamson (tutor) has a Diploma of Applied Science and Creative Arts (Major in Drama), has acted for stage and film and has directed plays and short films. Kathy won the Young Video Makers Competition, and was creator and director of the Kids Drama Club at C3 Church, and later taught and wrote accredited courses for acting and film.

Close up: Film Acting

Students today are so technically savvy and happy in front of a camera. This course looks closer to explore acting and its motivation. Method acting, genres (e.g. comedy), characterisation, improvisation, theatre sports as well as comedy and popular TV sitcom scripts, are an exciting but safe way to explore the film environment. The question and answer playback review session invites students to appreciate their work, and see and discuss why and how actors make the choices they do. A video montage will produced by the end of Semester.

Age: Years 5-6
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 3:20-4:20pm
2017 fee: $310 for Semester 2
Location: To be advised
Numbers: 4-8 students
Tutor: Kathy Williamson

Little Actors: Camera Intro

This class is a fun and safe place to learn and explore about life using the medium of acting. Children learn to act through role play, story telling, improvisation exercises, fuzzy felts for scene development, dress ups, puppets and imaginative play. Simple camera techniques are introduced, as well as video playback analysis at the end of the camera classes. A video montage will produced by the end of Semester.

Age: Kindergarten - Year 1
Day: Thursdays
Time: 3:20-4:20pm
2017 fee: $310 for Semester 2
Location: To be advised
Numbers: 4-7 students
Tutor: Kathy Williamson

Shining Stars: Scripts & Camera

Acting development is fun when a script is introduced. Working on team building exercises with improvisation, theatre sports, script analysis, storyboard, accents, are great ways to get an ensemble of actors to work well together in front of a camera. All camera work will be reviewed at the end of the lesson. A video montage will produced by the end of Semester.

Age: Years 2–4
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 3:20-4:20pm
2017 fee: $310 for Semester 2
Location: To be advised
Numbers: 4-7 students
Tutor: Kathy Williamson


Drama Club

Drama Club, aimed at Year 7 and Year 8 students, will be a dynamic, fun group for students of NBCS. The group, taught by NBCS Drama Teacher specialist Mr Isaac Owen, will focus on drama games, performance skills, speech, movement, group work, plays, creativity, social skills, characterisation, comedy, improvisation, physical theatre – and will be a whole lot of fun.

Age: Years 7-8
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
2017 fee: $250 for Semester 2
Numbers: Minimum of 5 students
Location: MPC Studio or Globe
Tutor: Isaac Owen


Masterchef

Masterchef is an exciting way to build confidence in the kitchen while having fun. Students are introduced to different cooking techniques and recipes, and in small groups children create amazing and delicious food. Cooking will involve using an oven in a safe and supervised way. Students will also develop fine motor skills, knowledge of nutrition, sensory awareness, ability to follow directions and a myriad of numeracy concepts. Please be aware recipes may involve gluten, dairy, egg and nuts.

Masterchef

Age: Years 3–6
Day: Group 1 Wednesdays and Group 2 Thursdays
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
2017 fee: $310 for Semester 2
Location: The Galley Kitchen (next to MPC)
Numbers: 8-16 students per group
Requirements: Snack and drink; Apron; Lunch box or container to transport food home
Tutor: Belinda Hutchison


Programming

Students will be taught the basics of computer programming, using easy-to-understand software and will create their own simple computer games. This is an 8-session course which can be taken in Term 1 or Term 2.

Programming

Age: Years 5–6
Day: Mondays
Time: 3:30-4:30pm
2017 fee: $120 for Term 3 or Term 4
Location: To be advised
Numbers: 4-8 students
Requirements: Laptop computer
Tutor: Cody Lovett


Application procedure

Please indicate which program(s) your child/children wish to participate in by completing the Application Form (Google Form) linked below. Please note that individual activities will not run if numbers are too low.

Link: Extra-curricular Workshop Application Form - Semester 2, 2017

You will only be notified if your nominated activity has insufficient numbers to run, or there is any other reason your child cannot be enrolled.

There is a two week trial period which will be charged pro rata if anyone withdraws during this time. From Week 3, no adjustment or refund will be available.

Please note: Students will not be permitted to participate in any Extra-curricular Workshop program or activity without having submitted an Application Form.


Expectations of students

  • Attend all weekly workshops.
  • Arrive promptly to all workshops, rehearsals and performances.
  • Notify their Workshop Tutor at least two weeks prior to the engagement if unavailable for a performance for any reason (dance, drama).
  • Behave with respect, responsibility and friendliness at all times.
  • Failure to satisfy the above expectations may result in students being asked to leave the Ensemble/Workshop.

Payment & conditions

By returning the application form, you agree to:

  • Pay the amount indicated on this website for each of the selected extra-curricular activities.
  • Ensure the full commitment of your child for the full duration of the course, whether a full Semester or shorter time period.

You understand that:

  • No refunds will be given to anyone who withdraws from the activity after the two week trial period.
  • No changes can be made once the form has been submitted. Please choose carefully.
  • You will receive no further confirmation of acceptance unless the group has insufficient numbers to run.