Soiree was fabbo. I only wish we could have stayed longer and seen the fencing exhibition (with swords, not planks of wood and barbed wire). *That's* why we pay those huge school fees...the kids were amazing, not just ours, all of them and they displayed such happy confidence. While things were being moved around before the next act came on one of the teachers asked a boy - he was ten or so - to read us jokes from a joke book, which he did, off the cuff and he was confident enough to make them funny. Totally unrehearsed. Props to him. We didn't stay for the more advanced stuff, but we got to see the grade 2s do both music (they sang Waltzing Matilda with school-specific lyrics) and dance (they were chess pieces on a board).
Small boy was a bear in a toyshop who came to life at night for his dance. The preps sang a song - AND PLAYED INSTRUMENTS to a song that explained the notes. The grade 1s did Peter and the Wolf, which was brilliant, as their dance. Then for their song they did banana phone, complete with bananas.