Arts and Technology Week 


Thank you to our Arts and Technology team who have worked tirelessly to provide our students with another week of Arts/Technology related activities.  These activities ran alongside a wonderful exhibition in the Lower Gym displaying examples of the many and varied programs offered to our students within the Arts program. 


Grades 5 & 6 children from Box Hill North Primary School enjoyed visiting the exhibition during the week. 




 Helen Briffa 

Arts Domain Leader

National Gallery of Victoria Australia (NGVA) excursion

On Monday 20 May all Year 7s attended the NGVA for an Art Excursion.

Students learnt about the artists who their School Houses are named after.

The Australian Artists – Tom Roberts, Frederick McCubbin, Charles Conder and Arthur Streeton belonged to the well-known Heidelberg school.


The Heidelberg school was the first significant art movement in Australia.

Dominating Australian art for about thirty years in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the group was led by Thomas William Roberts (1856-1931), and included Charles Conder (1868-1909), Sir Arthur Ernest Streeton (1867-1943), and Frederick McCubbin (1855-1917).

Heavily influenced by French Impressionism, Roberts believed that it offered the direction for an authentically Australian painting style.

The group often met in the Australian bush near Heidelberg, Victoria, for a series of “camps” between 1887 and 1890, and even painted in bushy Box Hill. First gaining recognition at an exhibition in Melbourne in 1889, the Heidelberg school was viewed as a direct challenge to the prevailing trend in Australian art, which was characteristically very polished and dark in colour. Although the group had virtually disbanded in 1900, its vision of the Australian landscape inspired many landscape and social realist painters in later decades.

KSC students participated in a gallery supervisor interactive lecture where students were given information about each artist  and then had to answer a quiz representing their School House. Students showed off their acting skills by dramatising the poses the artists created with each figures they represented in their paintings.

Students discovered the amazing diversity and observed deeply the art works of many Australian artists from Indigenous to contemporary. On a guided tour with a NGVA educator students explored their House namesakes further. During a KSC teacher-led worksheet and tour of the gallery, students found Australian artist Darren Sylvester and were thrilled to engage with his disco inspired installation work entitled ‘For You’. It was definitely a highlight for them.

Thank you to Amy McLellan who organised the event and to staff who attended on the day:

Kirby Sens, Helen Briffa, Stephanie Grant, Nicole Robinson, David Forward, Olivia Foy, David Kennedy, Paula Pringle, Lesley Fulford.




Helen Briffa

Arts Domain Leader

Art Space 



In the first three sessions of Term 2, Arts Space participants have been experimenting with  Foam Printmaking.

Students created a design of their own choice, transferred the design onto a foam rectangle then used washable markers to transfer the design onto paper to make a print.  It was a great activity and enjoyed by all who attended. If you are interested visit the youtube site for more information

Well done  and thank you to the following Art Space members: Charlotte Ashby, Sheri Li, Ranqi Wang, Jackson Singleton, Benny Huynh, Dakota Ho, Louise Cridland, Elissa Wilton






Helen Briffa 

Arts Domain Leader