Congratulations to Bialik Rising Star 9 award recipients:
Junior Section Winner: Tara F
Intermediate Section Winners: Mia V and Monique Z
Senior Section Winner: Max D
Encouragement Award: Leon P
Overall Bialik Rising Star 2020: Ella H
Bialik Rising Star 9 – In the Name of Love – was streamed to the school community on Monday 7 September. The positivity and energy displayed by competitors, back-up musicians and crew alike, in the face of this year’s unique challenges, were commendable throughout the production process, and a testament to our students’ resilience and determination. Adjudicators Nancy Calò and Gabe Zafrin both stated that their task was exceedingly difficult due to the extremely high standard of vocal ability and musical maturity and stressed that each and every one of the participants is a winner!
The video will remain live via www.bialik.vic.edu.au/brs9/ until end of term.
The annual B’nai B’rith Jewish Youth Art Competition announced its winners yesterday and we are proud to share that three Bialik students won prizes.
Mazel tov to Tahni B (Year 11) – first prize for portraiture caricature, Samara S (Year 11) – second prize judges special commendation, Chloe H (Year 12)– third prize portraiture caricature and Sascha S (Year 7) – third prize for sculpture ages 11-13.
The Junior String Orchestra, made up of students from Years 4-6, has been busy rehearsing in their individual Year levels over the last few months.
In the last week of Term 2, they came together for the first time to play as an orchestra and to hear how all the pieces of the puzzle fit together.
After working hard over the last three years to build up our string program, we can finally see and hear the potential we have, and it’s very exciting. We plan to enter the String Orchestra festival later this year.
On Wednesday 19 Feb, Year 8 Art students spent an immersive morning at the Heide Museum of Modern Art.
During their visit, students undertook nature drawing in the gardens and attended a guided tour of a contemporary, digitally interactive visual installation.
Our very own Harry H (Year 8) shone on stage in Opera Australia’s latest production, Turandot, and Arts Centre Melbourne. Harry has been performing with AO for several years and continues to revel in the opportunity to hone his stage skills. Congratulations, Harry!
On Tuesday 3 December, all students in Year 3 shone on the stage in the Victor Smorgon Hall during their Performing Arts Presentation, ‘The Pirate Code’.
In this production, we followed the journey of young Max, who ran away to join a band of pirates at sea. On his travels, Max discovered an ocean world suffering at the hands of the human footprint. With themes around sustainability, the Year 3 students sent a very strong message to the audience about the real pirate ‘Arrr’s’ – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
Kol ha’kavod to all these students on their outstanding effort.
Historic Festival Debut!
On Thursday 7 November, members of the Year 5 and 6 Orchestral Program attended the Victorian Schools Band Festival for the very first time in Bialik music history.
The students, under the baton of Sarah Trainor, have been preparing their pieces since the beginning of the year and finally got the opportunity to play in front of music students from other schools. After each of their performances, they took part in a master class with one of the festival adjudicators, who took them through the pieces and provided them with constructive and nurturing feedback. The Year 5s received an ‘excellent’ grading and the Year 6s a ‘very good’ grading.
The pieces the Bialik students played represented typical concert band repertoire, bringing together wind, brass and percussion with the addition of double bass and bass guitar.
The students had a meaningful experience and learned a lot through their participation. We were very proud of their results for this first time effort. Due to the success of this event, it will become a regular feature of our music curriculum.
We are delighted to announce that Year 9 Drama student, Gilad G, was nominated and accepted into the Melbourne Theatre Company Betty Amsden Youth Scholarship Course.
Gilad spent a day last month at the MTC headquarters meeting with like-minded students from across Victoria who shared their passion for theatre and performance.
This is the first time that a Bialik student has been accepted into this program and we are very proud of his accomplishment. Kol ha’kavod!
On Thursday 17 October, Bialik’s musical ensembles and vocal groups from the Middle and Senior Schools put on an incredible show in this year’s Musica Bialika.
Showcasing some of the College’s finest musical talents, the evening was enjoyed by all.
The Media Gala Event and Graduate Art & Design Showcase, which officially opened on Wednesday 16 October, are exhibitions not to be missed.
Media photography, film, along with an escape room, and the VCE Studio Arts and Visual Communication Design folio work were included in this showcase, which was of an exceptional standard.
The Art & Design exhibition is continuing in the Art & Technology Building, Level 2, and the Media Photography is on show in the temporary marquee in Kikkar Bialik until Friday 18 October.