Ms Christmass is a great choral teacher. She makes afternoons a pleasure and is very clear and knowledgable. She does occasionally have a temper but with all the work she does it is understandable.
Miss Christmass is a nice teacher but can be a little bit annoying sometimes.
BEST TEACHER EVER
Strict when it comes to choir and doesnt tolerate messing around. Slightly childish games but overall a nice and thorough teacher
SHe might be terrifying, but alien giraffe in a washing machine. Case closed.
Pretty cool! She's fun but also scary but that's good ahaha. She actually makes chorale fun with all her stories and "childish" games :D
miss c is so amazing - respect maaan. perth mod's gonna lose a large portion of the amazing music program when she decides to leave.
Miss Christmass is the best teacher in the world. However, she seems to have this effect where she is either liked or disliked by everyone. No one thinks Miss Christmass is alright. She has a very great passion for music and it annoys me to see so many people who dislike her so much. Honestly, the best...
Miss Christmass is honestly one of the best teachers i've ever had. She's firm but she's really knowledgeable and she makes learning really great. Perth Mod is so lucky to have her because she's so good.
Miss C is honestly one of my favourite teachers at the school. Without her the music program would be dead and she is incredible at teaching and conducting. Thanks Miss C!
Very good music teacher she knows her stuff
Miss Christmass may just be the best teacher I have ever had. Her knowledge and experience is unrivaled and it shows in her work. Perth Modern is so lucky to have such an incredible teacher. I agree that she has favourites and can be biased and patronising but you don't earn the love and respect that she has from us students by being a bad teacher. I'm so glad she came back this year. Perth Modern School's music program would never survive without her.
Miss Christmass is absolutely amazing. She is so knowledgeable and has such an obvious passion for music and a talent for teaching. She could be considered biased, but generally only by those who really do not care. Those who have a talent for music, or don't but have obvious passion for it will be held in high favour. She may make you sing in front of the class, but it is not to embarrass the student, instead to help them improve. She is an incredible choral director. Every lesson is enjoyable.
I guess Miss Christmass IS biased...i mean, she was never ever strict about homework with me...but she is very very passionate about harnessing every single childs potential abilities, and if she makes you sing infront of the class (which by the way she does to every single student she has), so be it. Best teacher I've ever had.
she is very strict she does know her stuff but she is too shouty and clearly has favourties that she unfairly favours
if you know her then you know how amazing she is and why i dont need to say anything
she is a talented and amazing musician and teacher in every way, she treats her beloved students like her own. but sadly she is VERY biased in EVERY occasion. she can be very mean if she doesnt like u
An absolutely outstanding teacher and an amazing person.
Miss Christmass is really strict about concentratin and doing homework, but her classes are really interesting and you can have fun. I think you either love her or you hate her, but she is awesome and really nice as long as you try hard
goddess to those gifted in music. treats the rest of us, though, with disdain.
I had Celia many years ago and she still remians one of the very best teachers i have ever had. Her personal life is not the business of anyone else. Her teaching and the results she achieves is what is important. So what if you played simon says. Lighten Up!
Miss C is amazing, she is definately the best music teacher at our school. She treats us nothing like little kids, in fact she's on of the few teacher that you can have a proper conversation with. As for playing simon says, it's one of the funnest things we do in choral and choir and everyone loves it!
Miss C is not only an amazing teacher, but an inspiring person. Chorale would (and does) suck without her in charge.
People seem to either hate or love missc, and those on the negative side are unfortunates. She's so helpful and lovely, and the singing-by-yourself is the best thing she made me do, I learnt so much and gained so much confidence just by that. Band was also the best thing with her, and I can remember right back from my audition to the school working hard to please her so she'd know her hard work was worth it. People in chorale and the like who disrespect her deserve everything she says to the. <3 her!!
possibly the most amazing woman i have ever met. She has helped me (and forced me to) understand concepts i never thought i would, and made me look forward to music every week. Never thought i would be volunteering for extra choir, but here i am.Going to miss her so much when i graduate. Alien giraffe!!
Miss Christmas is the best music teacher ever. I have got her at the moment and she has taught me soooooooooooo much!
I have Miss C at the moment... she's the best music teacher at the school ever. Except she makes you sing by yourself, and is strict about homework. But still, alian giraffe eating pizza hut in a heavy-duty-cycle :D
Miss C is the most awesomest teachers ever....and she has a border-collie^^
Miss C is an awesome teacher! Always professional, kind, helpful and manages huge class groups...like wow. PMS is so lucky to have her. Her standards are high-you don't want to mess with her. Not surprised she's what? no 1 on this website? Her professional attitude,preparation and passion are a real inspiration when you've known her for all of high school. You're the best-don't let anyone..put you down!
Hey everyone out there, Miss C is BRILLIANT! You'd be one lucky guy/girl to have her as a teacher, I would know!
oh she's great, but sometimes um, kinda embarrasing. today she started a long conversation with a guy in my class about how his voice is breaking later than ours, etc etc. he was so embarrased ):
Giraffe, alien! Giraffe, alien! ALIEN GIRAFFE IN THE WASHING MACHINE!!!!
might seem a bit scary at first, but she's a really nice teacher, she can actually can make choir fun!
Miss C is great. very strict, but great once you get to know her. except for the fact that she played ABBA in class! >.<
gratz for being the no.1 teacher in aus! alien giraffe in a washingmachine:)
Ms Christmass is a good-valued proper, no nonsense teacher with a brilliant teaching ability and ability to captivate and engage students. Though at times she tends to become excessive with discipline
Bad in choir and band to everyone but shes ok on her own
YAY Miss Christmas WE LOVE YOU!!! I guess some people dont ike your teaching methods, because you are thorough, but you are really really a great music teacher! Dont let anybody make you feel bad !
What a complicated teacher. She is truly evil in choir/band to the whole group, and this is why she has some bad ratings. BUT on an individual level, she is really nice! and knows her stuff too!
When you have to deal with as many students as miss christmass does every week, some nice, some not, some tired, stressed, bullied, big headed or unwell, you can't be expected to be happy all the time
She is a fantastic woman, jeeze... she gets crabby easily. but other than that she knows what she is doing, ans she is a perfect TEACHER ,She does what she is paid for and in the best way.
when some of the people on here grow up they will realise that miss christmass is a fantastic teacher and good natured person (mostly). Only the young minded people would say she is mean.
Miss C Is the best teacher i've ever know. She's passionate and inspiring and although times it can be challenging and hard work, it pays off. great memories, you'll keep forever. Keep Rockin Miss C!!
Miss C is generally a fair, brilliant teacher but what she has done with the Chamber Choirs is an absolute disgrace. Sorry to the lucky year 8's and 9's that made it in but thats all it was - luck. While the dedicated, never-going-to-get-another-chance year 12's missed out. Miss C, you've let us down.
Now that we have finally left school, we can admit that Miss Christmass was our best teacher - very tough, but the best, nevertheless. Party on, Miss C.
Best teacher ever, yes. I agree - but she favours Sam way too much - and even though he thinks she is so great, Mr Coy should take some credit for looking after him.
Miss Christmass is one of the best teachers there is!!! (Also THE BEST conductor) She is always so helpfull and isn't afraid to throw in a joke or two into her music classes. She is a little bit scary but that is part of what makes her a good teacher. WE ALL LOVE YOU MISS CHRISTMASS!!!!!!!!
Celia is a great teacher, slightly fantical, and damn scary... but thats what makes her the best! :)
Again with the biggest recognition at the Year 12 farewell. The problem with the Music dept is that this teacher is too far ahead of the rest - the others are mediocre.
Celia is a fantastic teacher and an AMAZING choral conductor. There is no doubt in my mind that she knows her stuff and is a caring and empathetic person. However with that said i have concern for the way that she overworks herself, affecting her moods causing some conflict with students.
My favourite teacher by far. She is really nice, but very daunting by reputation (and how she acts in class). Good fun, a good sense of humour and very nice. Very experienced and has a fantastic work ethic. Not being paid for most of her out of school hours work is great. Well done Miss C :-)
Food for thought. Why is it that when a child in WA wants to do music, they/ their parents automatically think PERTH MOD? The answer is because of its reputation; and what is Mod's reputation based upon? All of those Band/ Orchestra performances, yes; results, NO - just a myth. In all this time of music at Mod, the school has no received a SINGLE distinction for Music! The reason? An over-emphasis on performance; ESPECIALLY chorale, that results in a decline in actual syllabus music material!
Celia asked how else she could trust the chorale to learn their music, besides “scare-testing.” What else can she implement to ensure concentration and dedication? She said she's all-ears for any alternate suggestions. Well, for one, to ensure optimum dedication one would obviously make chorale optional. Also, she should give consensus to students in regards to repertoire, and involve students- allow them to conduct. Musically beneficial, this also engages students with peer learning- proven to be effective
Great teacher. Behind all the sternness lies a caring, helpful teacher. Oh by the way, are all you guys commenting on here from Perth Modern?
Celia has amazing abilities; from a quality class music education style to handling a complex environment of hundreds of music students during chorale. However at times she can be pure evil, often lashing out viciously, and at random intervals. She can shatter the psyche of even a full-grown bass, and make sopranos cry with her stares and intimidation tactics. Aside from making parents and students infuriated with her demands, it is interesting to note 'Zoltan Kodaly' is an anagram of 'Talk Lazy Do No.'
The best teacher of the best music students in the State.
The guru of choir directors across the whole country.
Hearing Schola Cantori in the same programmme as other 'great' choirs from around Australia makes you realise just what a brilliant teacher and choir direcor she is.
After listening to the Year 8 boys during their morning rehearsal, I have to say that I feel sorry for Celia Christmass. Her brilliant skills will now be wasted on hopeless students who can't sing in tune, and who definitely won't have a chance at performing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in time. And let's not get started on Orchestra in the future- they'll have to dumb down the Holberg suite to minims.
SOOO COOOL:D (welll...at rossmoyne's full school choir she is)...my favourite term of choir in my whole school life!! makes it all fun:)....unusual teachign methods. btu they work:). at rossy shs we all love u and mister coy:D
She is brilliant and incredibly dedicated to both music and teaching.
wow. just wow. I wish Miss C actually read these, cause she could see the broadness of what poeple think. I am frankly disgusted by those people who says she does not have people skills. She is one of the kindest, genuine people I've ever met.
As many people before have said Miss C is an amazing teacher, creative, dynamic and talented. However she plays favourites, has an extremely annoying fan club and often brings her personal life into the class room, which is both time consuming and unnecessary. Yet at the end of the day Chorale and the chamber ensembles sound and look amazing so it is worth putting up with her eccentricites and the little push-overs who follow her around
So many students have said it before - scary, but still better than all of the 'popular' wannabe teachers.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again - Miss Christmass is #1
Still the #1 teacher in Australia - go Miss Christmass!
She is the absolute coolest teacher ever. Even though she does get a bit moody at times. I hope every muso student at Perth Mod does their best in music- especially for Miss C. It's going to be really sad for everyone when the Music program get phased out by nerds. Oh well. I think we should do our best while we have a chance.
Clearly the constant ratings of 555 with nothing but adoring adulation are either posted by Mr Coy, or Celia herself. Regardless, I feel she needs to stop using gestapo tactics and mass intimidation.
If you know 1/10th of what Celia knows, you're FANTASTIC. She has a brilliant musical mind and is great teacher, however a lot of aspects in her classes (which extend to chorale) are very intimidating
she is a good teacher but works us like hell and is DAMN SCARY!!
Great musician but, when it boils down to it, only nice when it suits her. Sometimes hippocriitical. She is a mite like her father, over-bearing and devilishly strict.
wow she is certainly a controlling teacher at times. but none-the-less great at her job
miss c is one of the most talented choral directors that most of you will ever get the chance to work with. some of these comments are so negative - get to know her & you'll realise she is the most caring, lovely person :)
Miss C is the best, coolest, most Christmassy teacher and she rocks!!! Class is scary though....but Gen and Eliza love her
didnt get into angelicus. i still admire miss c though. at least shes honest.
Check out the rating for Ms Farrell in Hall of Fame. Our teacher is ok
I'll agree that Miss C could sometimes be hard to deal with - but it's so easy to see that she has a genuine love of music and got upset when people did not achieve their potential (and she did yell at me a few times!!)
Chorale today was so fun, and I'm inspired. Can't wait for this tour!! I can't think of anyone leading us through Europe other than our beloved choir conductor.
Would also make a great personal trainer, for all the same reasons. Pushes you to achieve your best, even when you think it's 'good enough'.
The best teacher at Mod. Absence only highlights how much she is missed.
Miss C, you are sick too often. Why is it only the best teachers get sick. the cruddy ones are there every day...
We are missing you, Miss C. Please come back and save us from freaky relief teachers!!
very strict, but acheives desired results. shes also a fantastic person, easy to converse with
She give 100% all the time, and expects students to do the same. The results are great, but i wonder - what would it be like if every teacher was so demanding? Would students crack under the unrelenting p[ressure, or would they adapt to such demands 8 periods a day, and would that lead to greater maturity?
a very old fashioned teacher about as 'non-OBE' as they come if you prefer that style, she's probably too tough for you sometimes she is too tough on me but i still can see she is a great teacher