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Performing Arts News - Week 7




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Week 7,
Term One, 2016

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The Performing Arts Centre has been busy this week with the Celebration of Literature. Students have been involved in many performances throughout the week.

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Next week sees a brief hiatus in the Senior School department with the Years 8 and 9 students embarking on their annual camp. We look forward to their return the week after. On Saturday evening (19 March), members of the Jazz Band and the Show Choir will be involved in the Japanese Yume (Dream) concert. The concert is presenting an evening of Japanese culture with Taiko Drum performances.


Last Thursday and Friday nights saw the annual House Plays Festival take to the stage in the Performing Arts Theatre. It was, as usual, a highly entertaining two nights, with the audience treated to feast of performances. To read more about the House Plays Festival 2016, please click here.

There were many performances during the Celebration of Literature and our students were kept busy performing at various functions. Each of the lunch times saw various students perform for the assembled crowds who were savouring the delights on offer at the Hardback Café.

This evening sees the Senior String Orchestra provide the background music for diners at the Literary Long Table evening. Thanks again to the members of this ensemble and their director Mr Mario Keczan for all their hard work putting together their programme.

During the Celebration of Literature, the Technical Services Crew has also been very hard at work, providing the technical expertise for the operation of all audio and visual equipment in all venues for this massive event. The ‘tech crew’ must be acknowledged for their exemplary commitment and service to the College community at this event. Thanks must also go to Miss Josephine Flynn for her extraordinary work with the Technical Services Crew over this very busy week.

The Surfer and the Mermaid

Over the course of the Celebration of Literature, a talented young group of Years 7 to 10 students have been performing a stage adaptation of the children’s picture book, ‘The Surfer and the Mermaid’. This delightful production has been viewed by many of our youngest members of the College, and also a visiting group of students from Mudgeeraba Special School. Saturday will see the cast take to the stage at the Tugun Progress Hall for a free community event and I encourage the young and young at heart to come along and support our talented cast. Directed by Year 12 student,Olivia Bourne, this production mesmerises and engages its young audience whilst also teaching them about the importance of marine conservation.


Last Sunday (February 28) Lillian Jia (Year 10) and Kristina Halfpenny (Year 12) attended the 2016 AMEB Diploma Awards Presentation. Both received their AMusA Piano Diplomas at this event. Well done and congratulations to both girls!

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