ARTS & CULTURE
The Extra -Curricular Programme includes cultural activities offered as seasonal options during the school year for both boys and girls.
There are a huge variety of different clubs and activities on offer. As well as sports clubs, including trail running and cycling, there’s an activity to suit every child – whether that be photography, Lego engineering, crafts, environmental club, IT, board games and many more.
Our clubs offer an option for all children to experience something different in a relaxed environment.
Friendship Bracelets Club
Our Friendship bracelet club started off nicely with the Grade 2s during the first 3 weeks of the term. As tying tiny knots is quite challenging for young children, we went for a different method crafting Woven Bracelets by weaving yarn over three straws, which we removed later. It was quite challenging, but at the end almost everyone had a finished product and was proud of having made something useful and pretty at the same time. Older Grades will later on explore the more traditional way of making Knotted bracelets.
The Grade R and Grade 1 children have experimented with creating 3D sculptures with paper strips, working off a flat base.
Grade 2 and Grade 3 will also begin with paper strip sculptures, with or without a flat base. They will then move into 3D construction using wooden blocks, wood glue and paper strips utilised as tape to
hold the blocks together. The creative process and design is the emphasis, as opposed to the end product.
We have two choirs at Musikili.
Junior Choir – 8, 9 and 10 year olds or Grade 3, 4 and 5.
Senior Choir – 10, 11 and 12 year olds or Grade 6 and 7.
All children are encouraged to take part in the choirs.
Fun Aerobics Club
Our club is a fitness club that engages in different fun exercises and dance routines
that get our hearts pumping. Our enthusiastic learners enjoy stretching their muscles and get the chance to be active and jam out to their favourite music. Our club helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of childrens lives by making fitness fun.
Scripture Union Club
SU, as the club is fondly called, is an exciting and lively way of learning how to apply God’s principles to our daily lives. We enjoy much laughter and fun as we learn about living out the Christian life in
busy, pressurized and often difficult circumstances. The children form groups in which games are played which relate to life lessons and principles for right living. Much amusement is had by all as
teams battle it out for points towards the end reward of chocolate cake! Memory verses are learnt, usually with songs and actions to assist in their recall. At the end of the club’s 3 week cycle, it is hoped that we all know that the name of the Lord is a strong tower, and that we can run to Him and feel safe whenever we feel vulnerable or face a tough time. (Proverbs 18:10)
All classes are allocated one period per week for class music.
For environmental club, the Grade 6s have been learning about the countless benefits of spekboom for our Earth. They have each been tasked with looking after their own spekboom cutting and propogating
them in water until they root and then planting them in reused containers unitl they can one day be planted around the school campus. The grade 6s have also been taught to reuse paper as a creative
outlet through the creation of junk journals. Many of the children have thoroughly enjoyed this activity.
Arts & Crafts Club
The Grade 3s have enjoyed making cards this term during their afternoon Clubs session. Using recycled items, googly eyes, paper, glitter and colorful card they have allowed their creative juices to flow and produced some unique cards for friends and family.
The annual senior (Grade 4 -7) concert is held at the end of the 2nd school term.The annual junior (Grade R – 3) end of year concert is held at the end of the 3rd school term.
School Production - Mulan July 2019
For this first time in the history of Musikili, the entire school from Grades 1 through to 7 was involved in a single production for the stage. The musical, Mulan, was performed by the school at the end of the second term to resounding applause and shouts of, “Encore”, from the audience.
The story of Mulan is believed to be true, but over time, it has become a legend because stories change as they are retold through the generations. Mulan is the heroine of a famous Chinese poem, The Ballad of Mulan, written by an anonymous poet in the Northern Dynasties around AD 420. In the poem, Mulan disguises herself as man to serve in the army in her father’s place. While serving her country, she is recognised as a courageous male soldier; however, her comrades are shocked when, back in her village, she appears as herself in lady’s clothes! This story inspired the Disney film, Mulan, and Musikili children worked very hard to present their version of this Broadway production.
Many hours of rehearsal time were spent in the hall, committing lines to memory, performing dance moves until they were in sync and practising songs over and over again until they were ready for recital.
Although all the children played a vital role in pulling the whole performance together, some roles were more demanding than others. Special mention must be made of Shannan Wixley who carried off the lead role as Mulan with aplomb, of Warrick Kyriazis (Captain Shang), of Jodi Bawden, Alexia Coventry, Mary Jellis, Sophie McGregor and Grace Thomas ( Ancestors), who all learned many lines and had to co-ordinate their singing, acting and dancing throughout the play. The Legg Trophy for Drama, however, went to Chisala Chokolo for her outstanding performance as Mushu the Dragon.
No production can be successful without a team effort. Grateful thanks go to the many who were behind the scenes, sewing and designing costumes, fixing the lighting, building the set, creatively crafting the props, teaching the songs and working the music cues. Both parents and staff generously gave of their time and resources to contribute in big and small ways to the success of this production.