Performing Arts






Production Tickets

We are very excited to announce that the tickets for our Production this year, ‘The Amazing Adventures of Superstan’, will be available for sale from Monday 26th June. Please book your tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Tickets are on sale through Try Booking and the Great Ryrie Primary School website.

Ticket Prices:

Adults – $28.00

Concession – $20.00 (concession card number will be required when booking)

Children (under 18) – $18.00

All children over 12 months must have a seat, as required by Theatre Management.

Performers will not need a ticket as they we be required back stage when not performing.


Payment online is via credit card and a booking fee of 30 cents per ticket applies. Don’t forget to print out your tickets, which will have the seat numbers on them and bring them to the theatre, to gain admission on the night of the performance.


To compensate those families, which have siblings in Foundation Year to Year 4, who are performing on different nights, a ticket for each of the two parents to attend the second night’s performance will be provided at no cost. Please purchase your tickets for both nights through the website and present your tickets at the office, prior to August 17th and we will reimburse you for the cost of up to 2 adult tickets plus booking fee!

The office will have a list of the 26 individual families who have been affected in this way. Please note, this does not include siblings in Years 5&6, who perform on both nights. In this case it is suggested that parents send their child with another family or simply drop off and pick up their child from the theatre, on one of the two nights.


If you have problems booking online please contact the school office.


Sunday Production Rehearsal


Our next Production Sunday Rehearsal for the Years 5 and 6 students who have a speaking role in the Production is this Sunday 25 June at 2.30 pm till 5.00 pm. Please refer to your original notice on which characters are required at this rehearsal.


Helen Francis and Peta Murray,

Performing Arts Teachers

We are the Performing Arts team. Our names are:

Peta Murray          !  Helen Francis@.

We teach and coordinate the Performing Arts Program at Great Ryrie. Helen teaches Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. Peta teaches Foundation, Years 1, 2, 5 and 6.  Performing Arts is a combination of Music, Drama and Dance. Students learn concepts from these 3 areas in their weekly lessons.

All students in years 1 – 6 learn the recorder. Learning the recorder will assist children enormously in developing the ability to read music, which is very beneficial if they learn another instrument in or out of school as well as later in life.  There have been many studies conducted that support learning an instrument is also beneficial to children’s academic progress. Following is a list of equipment needed to run this program. Students will be required to bring this equipment to their music lessons each week. These items are available through the school at a cheaper price than you would pay through retail outlets.

  • Recorder – the one available through the school is the Yamaha Descant Recorder.
  • Recorder Cleaner
  • Recorder Book – the book that we will be using is called ‘Black Belt Recorder’ – Book 1.
  • Music bag to keep recorder, sheet music and recorder book together.
  • An A4 display folder – this will be used to keep additional photocopied music.  

Students at Great Ryrie Primary School also have the opportunity to learn another musical instrument privately in school time. Further information on these lessons is available from the office and is detailed below. There is a variety of extension Performing Arts Groups available for students to join. These include Junior Orchestra, Senior Orchestra, Junior Choir, Intermediate Choir, Senior Vocal Group and Senior Dance Group.


Choir Leader: Miss Jessica Rose

Junior Choir is for students in Years 1 & 2. Junior Choir meets in the library at lunchtime and will be beginning in the next few weeks. This is a free activity that all junior students are welcome to attend.


Choir Leader: Mrs Peta Murray

Intermediate Choir is for students in Years 3 & 4. Intermediate Choir meets each Friday at 1pm (lunchtime) in the Performing Arts room. This is a free activity that all intermediate students are welcome to attend.


Choir Leader: Miss Helen Francis

Senior Vocal Group is for students in year 5 & 6. Senior Vocal Group meets each Wednesday at 2.30pm in the Performing Arts Room.


Leader: Miss Helen Francis

Dance Group is for students in years 5 & 6. Dance Group meets every Monday at 1pm (lunchtime) in the Performing Arts room.


Leader: Mr John Milton and assisted by Mrs Peta Murray

Junior Orchestra is for any student in their first few years of learning an instrument. This is our “beginners” orchestra, where the students are taught to play as an ensemble. Students are taught to read and play simple arrangements and are often invited to perform at assemblies and school events.


Leader: Mr John Milton and assisted by Miss Helen Francis

Senior Orchestra is our orchestra for those students with a few years of experience under their belts. Arrangements are more complex than those taught in Junior Orchestra and students are given the opportunity to regularly perform at school assemblies and other school events.



Helen Francis and Peta Murray