We are excited to begin our preparations for the Cultural Festival for 2018. It’s tradition that we end Term 3 with a celebration of our College Feast Day. What a great way to acknowledge the feast of the Stigmata of St Francis, which occurs every year on 17 September. On this day we show our house spirit by participating in a range of cultural activities.
You can see our theme interpreted in our poster design for this year. This year’s fresh, youthful, and bright design was created by Jessica Fletcher in Year 8. We congratulate Jessica on her efforts. Jessica has started the house points tally, placing Perugia House in the lead. We also congratulate Jessica Pan (Year 8) and Maren L’Huillier (Year 11) for placing second and third respectively. Thanks to all other students who entered the poster design competition. All posters will be displayed around the College in the lead-up to the festival.
As usual, our Feast Day and Festival will begin with the Liturgy, followed by the House Battle of the singing of the school song. We then break away into the Festival Fun and Activity part of the day. There will be a variety of food stalls on the day as well as a limited menu at La Cucina, so please bring cash with you on the day. There will be a range of fun activities on offer. Some activities require signing up as numbers are limited. There are also fun games going on in different locations that you can join at any time.
Our lunch break ends with the costume parade. So start thinking about what you can wear to fit in with our theme. We then gather as a whole school in San Damiano to end the day with a showcase concert. This will include the hotly contested House Battle and the invited performers from our heat days.
We encourage everyone to be brave and put themselves forward as participants in the many competition categories. It’s safe to sit in the audience, so we ask our students to step over the line of their comfort zone and grow in confidence as they share their skills and talents with the whole college community. We have many great dancers, singers, actors, and instrumental performers amongst us, so this is your chance to place yourself in the limelight and have your fifteen seconds of fame.
Remember, you earn points for your house by entering in as many as you can. The categories are:
- VOCAL – sing solo or in a group
- INSTRUMENTAL – solo or in a group
- DANCE – ballet, tap, cultural, contemporary, hip hop, anything
- ACTING OUT – lip sync, poetry, monologue, speech
- LITERATURE – creative or analytical
- CAKE DECORATING – solo or group
- MULTIMEDIA – video, audio, photography, soundscape, songwriting
So, girls, you have a few weeks to think about what costume you will be wearing on the day. Start looking through your dress-up cupboards, search through op shops, start sewing and gluing your creation. There’s already rumours about some special characters we can expect to be here in costume on the day.
The excitement is definitely in the air as our Feast Day and Cultural festival approaches. I encourage you all to get involved and make this the best festival day yet. And may the best house win!
Learning Area Advisor: The Arts