Performing Arts Festival for Catholic Schools & Colleges in Western Australia was established to help the students of Catholic schools and colleges experience the spirit and tradition of the performing arts.
The Festival seeks to provide students with specific ‘performance platforms’ where they have the unique opportunity to give of their very best and perform to a public audience. Open to both primary and secondary school students, the performance categories encompass choral, drama, musical, instrumental, vocal and dance aspects of the performing arts. Approximately 18,000 students enter the festival each year, and the performances take place in Term 3. The emphasis is on nurturing the arts and giving a ‘best possible’ performance, rather than on competition between schools.
OLA has entered every year group from Year 1 to Year 6, so that our students will have the opportunity to perform publicly, and receive constructive feedback from an adjudicator. The following are the sections in which our students will perform:
Year 1 Class Choirs
Year 2 Choral Verse
Year 3 Class Choirs
Year 4 Liturgical Choirs
Year 5 Excerpt from a Musical (Matilda)
Year 6 Liturgical Choir
Year 6 Recorder Club (20 volunteers drawn from both classes)
In addition, we have entered a representative number of soloists in various events. In Week 1, the Bible Reading performances took place, and our school was well represented by Isaac from Year 4, Ava from Year 5 and Tahlia from Year 6. We will keep you informed of our progress as the term goes by. Good luck to all our entrants and their teachers.