Nov 10
Star Performer

Dear Sibylla Kiddle School Families,

What is your most memorable concert experience? Was it your favorite songwriter performing at the Folk Festival? Perhaps, you have seen a big-name act perform in a mega stadium in another part of the world. For me, I’d be tossed between U2 and Coldplay. Both acts brought a stage presence that was contagious along with music that readily appeals to my ear. However, there is still a performance that outweighs the biggest stars - your own child.

Watching our children perform always brings a burst of pride that can’t be replicated by anyone else. While we have not been able to have such performances for the past couple of years, we are excited to start them up for the first time at our school. On December 8, we will be having a Winter Celebration, featuring students in Kindergarten – Grade 2. We also plan to hold a Spring Celebration, featuring students in Grades 3 – 5, later in the school year.

We have decided to approach this celebration in a slightly different way. We will be holding 6 mini-concerts, each featuring a different group of students. The mini-concerts are designed in such a way that you shouldn’t need to line up as the small performing group lends itself to a small audience. This format also allows you to enjoy your child participating in every song, rather than feeling the need to watch the performances of students from other classes and grades. The mini-concerts are designed to be about 10 minutes in length before the group is cycled out and a new group takes the stage. Between performances, families are welcome to participate in a few activities to be set up around the school and to view the visual art displays produced by our students. This will also be a great opportunity to meet your neighbours.

We look forward to having you join us on December 8 to watch today’s greatest young performers take the stage.

Brad Emery


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