Drama

'Acting is behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances'. - Sanford Meisner
Cowan House > Drama

Why Everyone Needs a Little Drama

Drama is an integral and important part of teaching at Cowan House. Life-long skills are developed through participation in Drama lessons and confidence is developed and built on through the various activities that take place throughout the year.

Formal Drama lessons are provided as part of the curriculum for all Grade 4 to Grade 7 pupils, and, in addition, extra-curricular Drama is offered to pupils from Grades 3 to Grade 7 (no additional charge).

We are fortunate to have a school theatre equipped with a stage, a music pit for a band or orchestra, an excellent sound and lighting system, and an auditorium which can accommodate 300 people.

Our annual Speech and Drama Festival is held in the second term each year, with every pupil in the Junior Primary (Grade 1 – Grade 3) and Senior Primary (Grade 4 – Grade 7) participating in class choral verses, and many individual pupils entering poems, sight reading, mime, show and tell, and public speaking.  Junior Primary parents are able to see some of these items performed at the end of term assembly.

The Grade 5s participate in a musical and theatrical Supper Theatre at the end of the second term, and parents are invited to bring a picnic supper and enjoy being entertained by their children.

Grade 6 and Grade 7 pupils take part in the annual Speech and Drama Showcase at which their class choral verses as well as individual items are presented to parents.

All Grade 6 and Grade 7 children also have a role in the annual School Play, which is a long-standing tradition of our school, and takes the form of a high quality musical performance which gives children who particularly enjoy the performing arts an opportunity to shine. Those who are not keen on being in the lime-light can be involved backstage or help with sound and lighting. The school play is always well supported with sell-out audiences over four performances. (View the image gallery below for ‘Porridge’).

The younger children (Grade RRR – Grade R) participate in a Christmas celebration on stage at the end of the year, and the Junior Primary (Grade 1 – Grade 3) perform a Nativity play.

All pupils take part in a class item on stage for our annual Grandparents’ Day in the third term, an event which is greatly appreciated by our special grandparents.

Senior Primary Easter Celebration

We are fortunate to have a school theatre equipped with a stage, a music pit for a band or orchestra, an excellent sound and lighting system, and an auditorium which can accommodate 300 people.

Speech and Drama Festival

Our annual Speech and Drama Festival is held in the second term each year, with every pupil in the Junior Primary (Grade 1 – Grade 3) and Senior Primary (Grade 4 – Grade 7) participating in class choral verses, and many individual pupils entering poems, sight reading, mime, show and tell, and public speaking.  Junior Primary parents are able to see some of these items performed at the end of term assembly.

The Grade 5s participate in a musical and theatrical Supper Theatre at the end of the second term, and parents are invited to bring a picnic supper and enjoy being entertained by their children.

School Play_Porridge

Grade 6 and Grade 7 pupils take part in the annual Speech and Drama Showcase at which their class choral verses as well as individual items are presented to parents.

All Grade 6 and Grade 7 children also have a role in the annual School Play, which is a long-standing tradition of our school, and takes the form of a high quality musical performance which gives children who particularly enjoy the performing arts an opportunity to shine. Those who are not keen on being in the lime-light can be involved backstage or help with sound and lighting. The school play is always well supported with sell-out audiences over four performances. (View the image gallery below for ‘Porridge’).

Pre Primary Christmas Celebration

The younger children (Grade RRR – Grade R) participate in a Christmas celebration on stage at the end of the year, and the Junior Primary (Grade 1 – Grade 3) perform a Nativity play.

All pupils take part in a class item on stage for our annual Grandparents’ Day in the third term, an event which is greatly appreciated by our special grandparents.

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11 Dennis Shepstone Drive, Hilton, 3245, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

033 343 3261

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