At the end of last term our extra curricula performing arts
programs put together a fantastic performance that was presented to our whole
student body on the Wednesday, and then an audience of 700 parents and extended
family on the Thursday night.
These performances were a huge success showcasing the
exceptional talent of our students, and as always leaving myself and I am sure
everyone in the audience amazed at their confidence on stage. I am always in
awe of what these young students deliver on stage and I need to acknowledge and
thank the fantastic work of our performing arts teacher Mrs McMahon and the
team of teachers – so many of whom all volunteer their time to make these
opportunities happen for our students.
Our performance night managed to raise $ 3 000, which is a fantastic
boost to our performing arts program and has already been invested back in to
more mics and audio gear for improved performances.
This year’s performance was also very special as it
delivered our very clear message to all that we don’t want any form of bullying
at Talara. It is important to acknowledge that there are and always will be
incidents of teasing, rough play, exclusion and bullying within a school, in
the community and later on within a workplace. Our commitment and vision at
Talara is that we make it very clear that it is unacceptable and that everyone
- students, staff and parents have a
role in helping address this unacceptable behaviour. All of the research
indicates that the best strategies to minimise these behaviours includes;
give the students clear tools to respond (TPC
Safe 5 High 5)
talk openly at school and at home and give the
student the language to respond (empowering our students to be the turtle and
reflect negative comments with their shell, as opposed a sponge and absorb them
if behaviour persists report
the best role models are the adults in their
Working together we can assist our students to be strong and
confident, as well as caring and concerned for others.