Term 1 has been a very busy period in the Arts, with Production and Panto preparation in full swing, and students from all areas of the Arts showcasing their works across the college and wider community.
We wish Mrs Lisa Gaudion our Instrumental Music Coordinator and woodwind teacher all the best for the next part of her journey as she moves to a new school. She will be remembered fondly for her contribution to the arts over the last 11 years. We also welcome Mr Andrew McAdam to the instrumental team as our new brass teacher, an energetic new member of the team that will support the further growth the instrumental program in 2021 and beyond. We would like to thank Ms Tracy Benness who has returned as a volunteer to assist in the area of Art and Photography which has been a huge success and further enhanced the experiences for our students.
Across the Arts department this term, Year 7 Drama students are undertaking their invention tasks; Year 8 Music students are learning how to read, write and play music on keyboard, Year 8 VCD are completing an illustration task, Year 9 art students are finishing their opposites task, Year 9 music students are learning practical performance skills, Year 10 photography students helped out at swimming carnival, year 10 media students making their 1st films, Year 10 music students are exploring roles in the industry and learning practical performance skills and VCE arts students are starting their SATs.
We look forward to our art students participating in open night across the school in Term 2 and being involved in the Celebrate Mooroolbark Festival across various events.

The Arts Instagram page
This month’s Instagram Collage showcases the amazing work produced by our Year 9s as part of their ‘Opposites’ CAT. They’ve produced some amazing work. Well done, everyone! You can check out more of our students amazing work at https://www.instagram.com/mooroolbarkcollegeofficial/.

Mooroolbark College’s YouTube Account
Have you had a look at our YouTube channel recently? It has just been updated with a number of amazing Media short films from the past 10 years as well as an amazing Dance video recorded last week. You can see what’s currently up there and subscribe at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgQtVHZLrIWBbTmIHj9tGog

Jordan van Keulen
The Arts Key Learning Head