Hi there, I'm Kathryn and I'm new here. You may be wondering who I am, so here's a little about me. I have been teaching in primary schools for
10 years specialising in drama, dance and music. I have produced and directed very successful musicals and productions, as well as offering drama and glee clubs, in all of my previous schools and strive to pass on my enthusiasm and enjoyment of performing arts to the students I teach. I am a performer and producer myself and have a lot of connections to the acting, cabaret and live theatre community in Melbourne. Hopefully we can organise some engaging incursions throughout the year with these industry professionals.
Drama is such a wonderful subject to include in the primary curriculum as it boosts confidence in public speaking, improves problem solving skills and provides more opportunities for students to work collaboratively. It also helps build resiliency and empathy in playing various characters in different scenarios.
I am very passionate about the arts and am so excited to be teaching drama at Moonee Ponds West Primary School. I look forward to getting to know all of the students and helping improve their confidence and love for performing arts.
If you are interested in sharing some performing arts experiences with your children, here are some great resources you can delve into together:
*ACMI in Federation Square on Flinders St has fantastic interactive exhibitions on digital art and movies. Check them out online here:
*The Arts Centre in Melbourne's CBD has great exhibitions and events happening throughout the year. They also have fantastic school holiday program activities. Visit them online here:
*There is a huge live theatre and entertainment scene in Melbourne, and ‘What's On’ is a great place to refer to for kid-friendly shows: