Our theme this year for the festival reflected the Catholic Church’s designated YEAR of YOUTH, with a call to students and staff to 'Define your Generation'.
In the weeks prior, we held heats for the performance categories of Vocals, Dance, Instrumental, and Acting Out. We were proud of the many young women who were courageous in stepping up on to the stage to perform in front of the whole college community. Students participated in other ways including: Literature Competition, Cake Decorating, Multimedia (video, photography, soundscape, song writing), and Poster Design.
Our festival fun lunch break included activities such as face painting, Zumba, belly dancing, and swing dancing, as well as a performance by our Rock Band. The costume parade featured the winning Year 11 Wiggles group, the Year 12 Mario Bros, the Snapchat Filters trio, and Madonna, also known as Mrs Lihou.
The day concluded with a Showcase Concert featuring invited performers, Erin Tweddell, Amy Strachan, Sneha Reju, The Year 12 Puppet Pals, dancing duo Niamh Kent and Georgia Sams, and Libby Wynne with her generational dance. The House Battle saw once again hard-fought with much enthusiasm and sharp dance choreography. Rieti House was the overall winner of the Cultural Festival.
It was a festive and fun ending to Term 3.
Winners in all categories:
Poster Design: Jessica Fletcher Year 8
Cake Decorating; Brielle Seymour Year 10
Multimedia: Chelsea O’Bryan Year 10
Literature Competition: Elizabeth Johnson Year 7, Sara Petroccitto Year 10, Beth Falzon Year 11
Solo Vocals: Erin Tweddell Year 12
Group Vocals: Claire Reid and Amy Strachan Year 11
Dance Solo: Niamh Kent, Laphini Wynne, Sneha Reju, Hannah Weston
Group Dance: Niamh Kent and Georgia Sams Year 12
Instrumental: Darina Bishop Year 12
Acting Out: Hannah Slade Year 8
House Battle: Greccio
Learning Area Advisor: The Arts