Our College will now be running an Arts Acquisition Program for students across Years 7 – 12. Art works from classes will be shortlisted for consideration, with the Principal purchasing one piece per semester from students for Years 7 – 10, and one at the end of semester two for Years 11 and 12. The winning art works will be displayed in the Mansion and promoted to the community. This is a great opportunity for our budding artists to be recognised and rewarded for their hard work and passion for the visual arts.
Our Annual Art Competition is still running until Friday 15 November. Art works this year should respond to the theme of ‘giving’. This can be interpreted in a number of ways and does not need to tie in with Christmas. Students from Years 7 – 12 are encouraged to submit art works across any medium, visual or performing. All art works this year will be displayed at our Christmas Play on Thursday 28 November, with awards and prizes being given for the first place Savio, Mazzarello and Bosco winners.
Our Christmas Play rehearsals are going well, with our wonderful group of performers rehearsing our winning plays from students Brendan Jones (Year 8) and Claudia Reddan (Year 11), as well as writing their own cast act. The play will present ideas around what Christmas means to many different groups and how we each have an impact on those in our community. Tickets will be on sale soon, so keep an eye out on our College social media!
The Year 12 Drama Solo Performance Night was held over the holidays on Wednesday 25 September, with students performing their solo pieces to a group of parents and teachers. The students have been working for over a term to develop their performances which are devised from prescribed structures given by VCAA each year. This process involves heavy research and brainstorming around the information, characters and events given, before being able to script and create their original performance on stage. Students are required to transform into multiple characters, settings and times to tell their story, using aspects of different theatre styles to develop something eclectic in feel.
The students all did an amazing job getting up and performing their draft pieces, with their performance examination fast approaching on Monday 14 October.
We wish them ‘chookas’ in their final weeks spent refining before the exam.
An update from our Principal, Mr Mark Brockhus, as we prepare to commence the 2020 school year.
Read an update from Acting Principal, Mrs Angela Romano
An update from our Principal, Mr Mark Brockhus, as we prepare to commence the 2019 school year.
Cricket great, Darren Lehmann, visited last week as part of our Ashes Oval Redevelopment Project and our Father's Day Breakfast