Our final term for the Year will be full of an exciting range of Performing Arts events including concerts, soirees, festival performances, Dance, Drama and Art events.
Parents and friends are welcome to attend our performances.
Heidi Woodruff, Performing Arts Coordinator
All students are warmly invited to submit artwork for display at the Catholic Leadership Centre.
Each school may submit up to FIVE pieces of art media which can include threads and textiles, digital images, 3D pieces such as sculpture, short films, figures and 2D in oil, water paint, pencil, charcoal, crayon etc. This year there is a new prize explicitly for film entries.
Submissions must be no longer than 4 minutes.
Please see Mrs Inglis-Gillespie or Mrs Collins to submit your entry.
This year has been very exciting in the arts department with a variety of activities ranging from MADD day to the production of Cinderella. The Arts SAT has been very busy, organising new installations around the school that feature a range of student artworks while also promoting performance and the arts in the school.
Mid-year hit off with the marvellous MADD day where students from every house could compete against each other in the events Music, Art, Dance, Drama and the all-new category, Music Video. This event showcased a large variety of creative minds dispersed among the houses and year levels.
Following shortly afterwards was the biannual production, this year Cinderella, with a cast of over 60 students ranging from year 7 to year 12. While the production offered students with musical and acting talent to shine, it also gave the opportunity for students to work behind the scenes during the entirety of rehearsals right to the final performance night. The amazing set and props design were run by a gifted group of backstage students, and there were many other roles such as a team of hair and make-up artists and my role as assistant director/stage manager. I want to take this opportunity to again thank everyone for their participation, effort and overall best work, teachers and students, on and behind the stage.
This year also saw the induction of the SAT’s week, where each Student Action Team was responsible for organising events that promoted their area. The Arts SAT ran a variety of activities such as speed painting, a Just-Dance dance-off, Salesian’s Got Talent and a drama improvisation workshop. Congratulations to all the winners of the canteen vouchers, and thanks to the artists who took part in this entertaining week, you really could draw a crowd. We had an extremely successful time and would love to carry on these events for the years to come.
It was our goal at the start of the year to promote the arts to all year levels and to encourage students to take an active part in any performance and art opportunities that presented themselves. I can proudly say that we have met and exceeded this goal, having huge participation rates throughout the year and an overall enthusiastic approach to the arts, as well as more displays around the school of student artworks and achievements. We hope the arts continue to grow in the school life and that more students get involved with the same enthusiastic, determined approach. We hope all artists continue to dream of colour and practice their pigments of imagination.
By Michaela Frantz, Arts SAT Captain 2018
On Wednesday 12 September, myself and other students from the senior VET Music class attended MiSound’s competition in Ballarat where we performed 5 songs from our repertoire. We had to choose an industry standard setting which tasked us with creating a set list that was appropriate for our chosen theme – a wedding reception - we included modern hits such as Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” and Bruno Mars’ “Marry You.” It was a fantastic experience to not only perform in front of a completely random crowd and see their honest reactions but also it gave us a more realistic experience of what it’s like to perform in a live setting you can’t quiet learn in the classroom. Which is what our VET course is all about! Learning how to find solutions for when things go wrong, how to set up a stage in cooperation with an audio engineering team. All very relevant and important skills for anyone wanting to become a performing artist in the future. Thank you to Mr Berto for organising this!! I’m excited to use these new skills I acquired in future gigs!
By Isaac McKenzie, VET Music student
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