In-School Primary Mentoring Case Studies

In-School Primary Mentoring Case Studies

Read below to learn more about the CaSPA Team in action: 


Cultural Mentors

"You can witness with joy, the sharing, the learning, the talent and the growing confidence and pride of those students as they interact with their culture.” - Teacher

All Hallows Catholic Primary School Five Dock Years 3 – 6

St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School Arncliffe whole school K – 6

Bringing cultural education to non-indigenous students.

Facilitated by CaSPA’s Cultural and Artistic Advisor to the Murrawadeen Goodjarga Program – Darug and Waka Waka man, Stuart McMinn. Stuart is passionate about educating all students about the traditional Aboriginal way of being. 

His workshops focus on the traditional relationship between people and the land and the traditional ways of community. The concept of spirituality is explained by drawing parallels to the Catholic faith. Students engage with traditional tools and items of clothing, they have the opportunity to experience being painted with ochre and they learn a variety of traditional dances. 

The workshops also engage students in the oral tradition of learning through storytelling and QnA.

Page to Stage Mentors  

"The students, teachers and parents are still “buzzing” from being involved in a such a high-quality production. Thank You!” - Teacher

 Page to Stage supports school communities in the preparation of a school musical or performance and offers professional learning in the following areas for teachers and students:

- Choreography development and video resource package for teachers*

- Vocal skill development workshops, recording of guide tracks for lead cast and vocal ensembles**

- Script development

- Teacher workshops in creative performance planning - music/ dance/ drama/ audio visual

- Teacher logistic production planning - scheduling/ ticketing/ promotion/ stage management/ staff roles

- Staging and blocking

- Technical and dress rehearsal

All workshops are delivered by specialist teachers and/ or industry professionals and work toward sustainable professional learning.