Secondary Networks

Secondary Networks

CaSPA’s annual series of network meetings provides secondary performing arts teachers with a forum for professional dialogue and the opportunity for the collaborative development of best practice and innovative resources. 

2019 Secondary Network Meetings

DANCE Term 4 Week 2 Wednesday 23 October SCCVC Burwood 9:00am - 12:00pm

This meeting will look at changes to the Stage 6 DANCE assessment and NESA requirements facilitated by John Montgomery and SCS Leaders of Learning. Teachers will also look at Core Appreciation exploring student essays and sample benchmarking for a common grade scale and examining current scope and sequences. 

DRAMA Term 4 Week 3 Wednesday 30 October SCCVC Burwood 9:00am - 12:00pm

Guest Presenter: Alana Valentine

Acclaimed writer and director, Alana Valentine, will lead participants in discussion around Verbatim Theatre and Australian Drama and Theatre with an in-depth look at her award-winning play Parramatta Girls. Strategies for developing student-devised work will also be explored.  

MUSIC Term 4 Week 4 Wednesday 6 November SCCVC Burwood 9:00am - 12:00pm

Liturgical choral expert Noel Debien from ABC Radio and St Francis of Assisi Choir Paddington will lead a practical workshop exploring various styles of sacred music appropriate for Catholic school vocal groups from beginners to advanced. Participants will investigate and sing curated choral music from easy chant to easy polyphony including the 1st Movt. of Vivaldi's "Gloria".