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Tuesday 25 April

ANZAC DAY HOLIDAY

 

Friday 28 April

Cross Country

 

Mid May

Assessment and Reporting cycle ends.

 

Tuesday 16 May

Open Day for Grade 6 students

Home study day for 7/8/ students

 

Wednesday 17 May

Student Free Day (Staff Development Day)

 

Friday 26 May

Top Arts Tour (please note date change for this excursion from Friday 5 May)

 

Monday 29 May until Friday 2 June

Year 9 Camp

 

Monday 5 June

Year 8 Exams

 

Tuesday 6 June

Year 9 Exams

 

Monday 12 June

Queen's Birthday Holiday

 

Wednesday 14 June

GAT Exam

 

 Friday 30 June

Last day of Term 2

 

 

 

 

Instrumental Music

The Portland Secondary College is very proud of the achievements of our instrumental music program.  Auditions are held for interested students, at the beginning of the year for the following instruments - Trumpet, Trombone, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Guitar, Bass Guitar, and Drums.  Instrumental tuition is for one period per week, in which students are taught in small groups.

 

Students are withdrawn from other classes for their instrumental lessons on a rotational basis.

 

Our music program offers students of all ages opportunities to perform in public in a variety of bands. Our Senior Band has performed interstate, toured China in 1997 and enjoys an excellent reputation. We also performed at the Olympic Torch Concert and with the Australian Navy Band in Cerberus.

 

Our long-term association with Don Burrows has given the band strength in Jazz and improvisation.

 

Portland Secondary College Soul Band gives students experience in soul, funk, rhythm & blues and rock styles.

 

Portland Secondary College Rock Band gives students experience in rock music and singing.

 

Portland Secondary College Choir gives students experience in singing and performing.

 

Portland Secondary College music students are great ambassadors for the school and the Portland community.

 

Increased self-discipline, self-motivation, socialising skills and confidence will develop through participation in the instrumental music program.

 

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Portland Secondary College music staff.