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Dec 2018

“Found/Tonight” – Performed by Ethan & Joshua

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Fans of musicals “Hamilton” and “Dear Evan Hansen” take note!

We recently had the pleasure of recording Joshua (left) and Ethan (right), as they performed a cover of “Found/Tonight”; a powerful song that combines “Story of Tonight” from Hamilton and “You Will Be Found” from Dear Evan Hansen. The performance was recorded live from Townshend’s top floor balcony, overlooking the school, the nearby castle, and the surrounding area of Hluboka nad Vltavou.

Joshua and Ethan, who are both involved in musical theatre, have performed together on many occasions and we were happy to record them properly at last. Ethan, a final year Townshend student, comes from a very musical family and has been studying music for most of his life. He has aspirations of pursuing a career in the music industry following his graduation this year, most likely starting with a degree in musical theatre.

Joshua was a much-loved and well-appreciated Year of Service volunteer at Townshend. During his time here he was largely involved in the creative arts; helping to organise & direct performances, assisting with drama lessons, and supporting students with their musical ambitions. He returned to Australia a few weeks ago to start his studies in musical theatre, where we wish him the best. Follow this link to find out more about service opportunities at Townshend.

[Music composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul]

Dec 2018

Snowball Time!

Posted by Townshend in 2018

It’s freezing and fun! there was snow-way out of having fun this weekend. Below are some photos of the students enjoying the first bit of snow.

Nov 2018

I’m grateful for…

Posted by Townshend in 2018

Being in an International school, we get to experience many different cultures and holidays. This lovely Thanksgiving paper turkey was organised by Ramona Reyhani, to celebrate the American holiday. Both students and members of staff were asked to contribute by writing on a tail feather, something they are grateful for. Happy Thanksgiving Y’all!!! Here are a few of the responses we got:

 

 

 

 

Nov 2018

Level IV Halloween Success!

Posted by Townshend in 2018

Last Saturday the Level 4 Halloween party took place – it was a major success with over 50 people

arriving at the dance. There was a photobooth area as well as snacks being sold. The best

costume award was given to Uliana who put in a lot of effort with over two weeks preparation.

Here are a couple of cheeky snaps, from an overall great night. Congratulations to all the Level 4’s who put it all together.

Uliana winning best costume

Level IV Class

 

 

Nov 2018

Alumni Feature: an Interview with Ilker Fahri Yilmaz

Posted by Townshend in 2018

From the 24th to the 26th of September Ilker Fahri Yilmaz, a Townshend alumnus, visited Townshend to catch up with past friends and teachers. Born and raised in Germany, with parents from Turkey, Ilker first came to Townshend in 2010 and graduated in 2013.

Ilker found out about Townshend through one of his family members. He came to visit the school in 2009 and decided he liked it, which led him to start studying at Townshend a year later.

When Ilker came to Townshend he had to get used to lots of different things. For example, he had never gone to a boarding school before, so many rules and guidelines were new to him. Looking back at his years at Townshend, he had a great time making friends from all over the world, becoming part of a second family, and having the opportunity to improve his English and learn about new cultures.

When asked about his experience in the dorm and school, and how it affected his future, Ilker recalled how his self esteem greatly improved throughout his time at Townshend; an improvement that was made possible through the support and encouragement of his teachers.

He also offered some advice for current and future Townshend students, which was to “Enjoy the time you have here, because it passes, it flies.”

After graduating from Townshend, Ilker went on a year of service in California, where he served in The Bosch Baha’i School. He then went to University to study film, and is currently working on several short film projects. He is also working with the Junior Youth programme in Vancouver, helping young people empower themselves and make their neighbourhood a better place.

When Ilker started film he didn’t do it to become famous. He did it to tell a story and have the audience connect with the characters and story. His advice for people starting in film is: “Just always keep going and let nobody tell you you can’t do it. Work hard for it. The day you give up is the day before you [could] have success!”

You can follow Ilker’s projects on his Instagram @ilkerfahriyilmaz or www.ilkerfahriyilmaz.com

 

[Written by Kian Khorram and Fabian Hechenblaikner, Grade 9]

Oct 2018

Helping Hand in the Forest

Posted by Townshend in 2018

Last Friday, on October 12, several Townshend students participated in a Forest clean-up in the nearby city, Ceske Budejovice. This service project, named “Pomáhám, protože chci” (I’m helping because I want to) involves clean-ups of the local area in cooperation with the city hall. The Townshend community has been supporting this project, offering the students service experience in the area, and helping them develop a concept of responsibility for their surroundings.

Approximately 20 students from Townshend attended, alongside another group from a school in Ceske Budejovice. The programme lasted 3 hours with lots of laughing, new friends, and a spirit of service. It was a great bonding experience for the two groups, and several students from boths schools have shared contact details and hope to keep in touch.

 

Dec 2018

“Found/Tonight” – Performed by Ethan & Joshua

Posted by Townshend in 2018

Fans of musicals “Hamilton” and “Dear Evan Hansen” take note!

We recently had the pleasure of recording Joshua (left) and Ethan (right), as they performed a cover of “Found/Tonight”; a powerful song that combines “Story of Tonight” from Hamilton and “You Will Be Found” from Dear Evan Hansen. The performance was recorded live from Townshend’s top floor balcony, overlooking the school, the nearby castle, and the surrounding area of Hluboka nad Vltavou.

Joshua and Ethan, who are both involved in musical theatre, have performed together on many occasions and we were happy to record them properly at last. Ethan, a final year Townshend student, comes from a very musical family and has been studying music for most of his life. He has aspirations of pursuing a career in the music industry following his graduation this year, most likely starting with a degree in musical theatre.

Joshua was a much-loved and well-appreciated Year of Service volunteer at Townshend. During his time here he was largely involved in the creative arts; helping to organise & direct performances, assisting with drama lessons, and supporting students with their musical ambitions. He returned to Australia a few weeks ago to start his studies in musical theatre, where we wish him the best. Follow this link to find out more about service opportunities at Townshend.

[Music composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul]

Dec 2018

Snowball Time!

Posted by Townshend in 2018

It’s freezing and fun! there was snow-way out of having fun this weekend. Below are some photos of the students enjoying the first bit of snow.

Nov 2018

I’m grateful for…

Posted by Townshend in 2018

Being in an International school, we get to experience many different cultures and holidays. This lovely Thanksgiving paper turkey was organised by Ramona Reyhani, to celebrate the American holiday. Both students and members of staff were asked to contribute by writing on a tail feather, something they are grateful for. Happy Thanksgiving Y’all!!! Here are a few of the responses we got:

 

 

 

 

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