ELC Concert

Unity Through Diversity erupted in song, dance and costume when IGS Early Learners gave their end of year concerts.

Parents, carers, staff and classmates loved their performances in many languages.

“What a special week for our Early Learning community, celebrating the year together with parents, extended family members, friends and staff from our IGS community at the concerts on Tuesday and Friday,” said Head of School Early Learning Sarah Herbert.

“The concert was a celebration of children learning this past year. The children took great delight sharing favourite songs of their class group, and songs in various languages – creativity, confidence and performance starts early at IGS!”

During the concert the Early Learning Centre launched “Island Pictures”, commissioned by IGS and born from the creativity and imaginations of Early Learning children. 

Earlier this year, as part of our Language for Belonging project that has spanned the past 18 months, children worked alongside music teacher Amelia Scarf, and IGS Music Composer in Residence Harry Sdraulig, to further research and explore soundscapes linked to the habitat of their class totems. 

Composed for violin, cello, piano and tape, the work is in four movements, each named after one of the totems of the ELC:

  1. Bundaluk (Crimson Rosella)
  2. Garrawan (Currawong)
  3. Jungaa (Octopus)
  4. Burraga (Koala)

Sarah said “it’s been wonderful to welcome parents, grandparents, family members and friends to join us in celebration of the children’s learning. It’s been some time since we’ve been able to do this with our Early Learning community and it’s an additional cause for celebration as the year draws to a close.”

Congratulations to all!