Tag Archives: Experential Learning

Let’s Create – Not Replicate

This year, in our Captivate String Orchestra, we have achieved much in the performance of the Brandenburg Concerto # 3, 1st movement (abridged). This is a significant achievement for a combined string orchestra with mainly upper primary students that have … Continue reading

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St Andrew’s Primary School Christmas Roadshow 2014

The strings program commenced at St Andrew’s Primary School in 2009 and was one of the first classroom strings programs implemented in a Catholic School in the Diocese of Parramatta. Since 2009, all children in year 3 learn a stringed … Continue reading

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Recognize the Divine in the Everyday: making the most of our learning opportunities

In 2007, acclaimed concert violinist, Joshua Bell attempted a musical/social experiment. Normally you would pay hundreds of dollars to hear Joshua play with the best symphony orchestras in the best concert halls but on this day, he played the Bach … Continue reading

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Captivate Strings Workshop – 2013

On Saturday 4th May, about 40 members of the Captivate String Orchestra gathered at St Andrew’s Catholic Primary School, Marayong. We also had 6 members of our Captivate strings team including 2 new specialist teachers, Miss Grace Vassallo and Miss … Continue reading

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The New “String Things” Method – Level 2 “Differentiation & Motivation”

This week, I’d like to announce that the Level 2 of String Things is complete and published. There are boxes and boxes of the violin, viola, cello and double bass books at the Catholic Education Office in Parramatta. Many parents … Continue reading

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