Creative and Performing Arts and more
Dear Parents, Students and Friends
Two events from last week stayed with me in a very positive way.
Firstly, the Creative and Performing Arts presentations on Wednesday. The Headmaster’s Assembly featured the work of the CAPA Faculty. There were two items that were unique in this assembly. The song "Northern Downpour" performed by Lewis Watts, Felix Powling, Charlie Gibson, Frederick Roberts and Sebastian Hughes was excellent. This was followed by a drum solo by Frederick Roberts. Frederick had the full attention of the entire school community. To see Frederick's amazing solo performance click here.
That evening we were entertained by the Year 11 Drama class who performed "The Play that Went Wrong". Mr O’Regan and the Year 11 students worked hard to prepare this performance. The play went for over an hour and the boys had to learn a huge number of lines of script. It was very funny. The audience really enjoyed their work.
The Visual Art Major Works were on display. Each of these pieces showed the creativity of the student each using very different media to convey their ideas. Ms O’Brien was rightly proud of her students.
The TAS faculty displayed the major works for the Year 12 Design and Technology and Industrial Technology Timber classes. These students have created some excellent and also creative projects. Mr Chandler was also delighted to be showing off the work of these students.
The evening ended with musical performances from the various College Bands and individual performers. Mr Herbert does an amazing job of encouraging such a variety of musical talents. The Senior Band and the Jazz Ensemble were very good.
The second event from last week that inspired me was the Father’s Day Breakfast. Martin Dennett organised this event with the support of the Parents and Friends Leadership in Ray Djani and Veronica Rios. The speakers were a pair of academics under the title of "Future Crunch". The premise from "Future Crunch" was that the world is actually getting better not worse as the media would have us believe. They were encouraging our students to have an Opportunistic Mindset. "Future Crunch" listed areas where our students could look to find opportunities to make the world better. Much of this was through skills that can be developed in coding and through the use of new technologies that could be used to solve problems for humanity.
Well done to the P&F on bringing together a very large group of fathers and sons to hear this inspirational presentation.