MSPC Newsletter - Term 1 Week 10, 6th April 2023
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
End of term
We have come to the end of a very busy term. The addition of NAPLAN into what was already a term with Swimming and Cross Country Carnivals, St Patrick’s Day celebrations, excursions, information evenings, etc. has meant that there is always something else, apart from classes, going on. I thank you for your support of the College as we have moved through this term. I spoke to quite a number of Year 7 students in the past week to check on how their first term at high school has been and they were uniformly positive about their experience. I was worried that they may be overwhelmed adjusting to Mount St Patrick College, but they seem to have taken it all in their stride.
Since last year’s flood we have been embarking on a program of addressing the needs of the College buildings. If you visit the College you will see the scaffolding around Presentation House as it is being repainted. Several classrooms have been painted and carpeted and this program will continue for sometime. As we are doing this we are seeking to make improvements to ensure we are continuing to meet the needs of our students. We are completing a scope for the entire program at present and once complete I will inform you of what is happening.
What does Easter tell us? The angry crowd that called for Christ’s crucifixion got their wish but his resurrection is a triumph of love over hate. Faith for many is an ongoing struggle and that should not be a surprise. Jesus’ own disciples struggled with faith and Jesus was with them in person. I always find St Peter’s struggles and denial of Jesus three times inspiring because it shows that all people have doubts and that we can be forgiven and trusted to go to do great things. Despite Peter’s weaknesses, Jesus said St Peter was the rock that the Church would be built on and he lived up to that expectation.
Easter is ultimately about hope and the sacrifice of Jesus and the example of his fallible followers gives me hope that although we will make mistakes and have doubts, we can find the right path to follow. The College motto says of the crucifix, that indelible symbol of Christians, in hoc signo spes mea, meaning, in this sign, my hope, reinforcing that message to us.
I wish you all a Happy Easter and well deserved break.
Be the Good and God Bless,
Assistant Principal - Mission
End of Term Liturgy/Vinnies Flood Relief Donation/Project Compassion
In today’s Liturgy we witnessed the 14 Stations of the Cross enacted by Year 9 Ministry students. Their presentation was simple yet effective and helped us to reflect on Jesus’ last 3 days on earth.
During the Liturgy Year 12 Doyle House co-captains Grace Kelly and Nathan Pryke presented $500 to the local St Vincent de Paul Conference. It was for flood relief following the one-year anniversary of the regional flooding event. Doyle had made this money from a very successful sausage sizzle and sale of soft drinks on Friday 24 th February co-ordinated by Mr Brett McCulloch (LOW: Doyle)
At the end of the Liturgy the College student body presented $850 to Caritas, a Catholic awareness and fundraising organization, which runs Project Compassion during the 5 weeks of Lent. The money was raised via the sale of Easter eggs by the Student Leaders, a coin line House challenge organized by Nagle House and student and staff donations to Project Compassion Boxes in all homerooms.
Resumes for College students on Monday 24 th April which is Day 11 of the timetable.
College students are encouraged to participate in the Murwillumbah Parade on the second day of next term. The re-formed College Drumline will be leading the Murwillumbah Parade. If marching, students are to meet opposite the Murwillumbah Post Office in full dress uniform, including the College hat, from 10am for a 10.30am start.
‘Back to the 80s is looking and sounding fabulous! The show will be staged in the Gilbey Hall from 7.30pm on Wednesday 3 rd , Friday 5 th and Saturday 6 th May. Get your tickets as they are flying out the online booking site!
Mother’s Day Breakfast
All mothers and grandmothers of the College community are invited to a special breakfast from 7am on Friday 12 th May at the Gilbey Hall. There is an RSVP Form in this Newsletter. Look forward to seeing you there.
College Students Arriving Late or Going Early for Appointments
We have a number of simple procedures in place aimed at keeping all of our students safe, and knowing where they are at all times. Any student who arrives late or needs to leave the College Grounds early needs to have a signed note or email from a parent and, in the case of early leaving, they need to present this note to their LOW during morning Admin. If the student is in Years 7 – 10 a parent needs to pick them up from the Front Office. If they are in Year 11 or 12 the student is able to make their way to their appointment by walking or driving, if the parent has given permission for this to occur.
If there is no note or prior notice to the office, it can take quite an amount of time to locate a student since they may be offsite at Sport, on the ovals doing PE Prac or on the playground during a break time.
Best wishes to all members of our community for a safe, happy and relaxing break. Try to make some time for reflection about the real message of Easter message and perhaps attend a religious service to give thanks.
Prayer for Easter Sunday
Lord Jesus, you are my resurrection and my life.
May the joy of your resurrection inspire me to be your hopeful witness,
so that people will know you through my actions. Alleluia, Amen.
Assistant Principal: Mission
Last Thursday and Friday 14 Year 7 students and two Year 10 students attended the Year 7 Transitus Retreat at Tyalgum Ridge Retreat. It was a great experience for all involved. Our Year 7 students were amazing taking part in all the activities and experiencing their faith. Thanks to our Year 10 leaders Ben and Estella for attending with the students. Thanks also to Fr Peter for coming to say Mass for us!
Thank you to all those who have contributed to ministry events and activities this term. It’s been a big term full of retreats, masses and conferences! It is always a pleasure accompanying our students on their faith journeys.
Wishing you all a happy and blessed Easter.
Leader of Evangelisation
Assistant Principal - Learning & Teaching
Term 1 2023 has been a very busy term and the students are to be congratulated on their efforts in maintaining their focus on growth in learning whilst participating in the many opportunities available at the College. Balance is hard to master for many students.
All years have now completed their first round of assessments and hopefully students are pleased with their efforts and can evaluate their results and look for opportunity to improve. Year 11 and 12 reports will be released in Week 3 of Term 2 and our first Parent/ Teacher/ Student conferences will take place on Tuesday 23rd May. These conferences are very important in maintaining the relationship between home and school to ensure we work together for the students’ academic progress and wellbeing.
In 2023 we have seen the return of school excursions after a 3 year interruption due to the pandemic. Last week Mrs Tilsley accompanied 11 Year 12 students to the Brisbane Science Fair where they were motivated by many displays and talks by inspirational scientists and philanthropists. Year 7 and 8 English students attended ‘Storyfest’ at Somerset College. The students enjoyed being immersed in literature and their behaviour was exemplary. Thank you to Miss Palmer, Mrs Britten and Mrs Vanderlight for challenging our future authors. Unfortunately our Marine Studies Diving excursion was postponed today due to inclement weather and has been rescheduled for Week 1 next term.
I encourage all students to have a break from study over the Easter holidays so they can recharge and be ready for another fun-filled term with a focus on growth in learning. Year 12 and year 11 accelerated students’ in particular, need to rest up as in the next holidays they will be preparing for Trials and in the September break it will be preparation for the HSC.
Wishing all members of the Mt St Patrick College community a restful Easter.
Assistant Principal: Learning and Teaching
As you know, we have introduced Pulse and Wellio as wellbeing platforms this year to help us educate the students around issues pertinent to adolescence and also to monitor their wellbeing. In analysing the students data, it is apparent that students are concerned about their health and life balance. This theme was common across all year levels. If I had to highlight one area that the students wish to improve, it would be the amount and quality of sleep. Students reported a lack of sleep, not eating breakfast and not having time or energy to do the things required of them throughout a school day - including homework at night.
Below are some points that you may like to discuss with your children. Wellbeing staff will be addressing this in classes next term.
To achieve a healthy life balance, students should strive to have a balanced diet, get regular exercise, get plenty of sleep, and manage their time wisely.
A student's diet should be balanced and include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Additionally, a balanced diet should include plenty of water to stay hydrated and avoid sugary drinks like soft drinks.
Exercise is another crucial part of a healthy life balance. Students should aim to get at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise per day. This can include activities like jogging, cycling, swimming, or playing sports.
Getting enough rest is also important for maintaining a healthy balance. Students should aim to get at least 8 hours of sleep each night. A good sleep routine can help students feel more energised and focused during the day. Use of devices and social media is having an enormous impact on students' sleep. Teenagers may need your help in putting firm boundaries around this issue.
Managing one’s time effectively is another important aspect of a healthy life balance. Activities such as mindful meditation, yoga, and setting aside time for hobbies can help reduce stress and create a greater sense of balance and wellbeing.
By prioritising a balanced diet, regular exercise, adequate sleep, and good time management, students can achieve a healthy life balance that will ensure their overall wellbeing while they work to achieve their academic goals.
I wish all families a happy and holy Easter and a relaxing holiday break.
Leader of Welfare
We hoped you enjoyed reading Maya’s winning entry in the last Newsletter. This week, please enjoy reading the runner up entry by Rosaria Stewart-Walker (Year 8) below:
I pass through the yellow stained kitchen that was once pure white. That is what cigarette smoke does to beautiful things, it stains them, ruins them, sometimes even takes them away completely. There she stood, leaning against the stove, wearing a white laced, cross-back dress, perhaps one elegant enough to wear to a wedding. I sat down on the floor, next to the mahogany dust storm, where a tea cup ring engraved the hardwood under my legs.
Looking up at her wrinkled, sweat glazed face, I smiled at her. She was still beautiful to me, as she always had been. Four flowered tea cups held their place on the three legged table, even though it was just the two of us. That ship had sailed long ago, and I figured the waves of forgetfulness had already washed those drawings in the sand away, but I was wrong. The other two cups hadn’t been drunk out for years.
Grandpa had passed away three years ago, from the cigarettes that had stained the pure white kitchen, but everyday she’d wear her white wedding dress waiting for his arrival, while we drank tea.
My grandmother was an advocate far ahead of her time. She had been tapping away since the 1970s, writing fiery letters about women's rights and human rights to politicians, principals and popes. I have heard stories of the letter she wrote to the Catholic leader in 1970, railing against Canon Law demanding the covering of women's heads in church. ‘I cannot see anything disrespectful about women’s bare heads’, she wrote. ‘Surely it is what is in the heart, not the scrap of fabric on the head that counts’. She was furious and brilliant. Perhaps it’s fitting that the last day we shared began with a cold cup of tea.
When we think of tea in history, we may picture ladies in drawing rooms, sipping from china cups and discussing the price of muslin or improvements to their garden. In fact, afternoon tea has often been the setting for more revolutionary plans.
It was afternoon tea on the 9th of July 1848, that five women - Jane Hunt, Lucretia Mott, Martha Wright, Mary Anne McClintock and Elizabeth Cady Stanton - planned the first woman's rights convention in the United States. The event took place just ten days later at Seneca Falls, New York. The 1848 Seneca Falls 'Declaration of Sentiments’ - the first US Statement of Women’s Rights, was written and signed at Stanton’s now iconic travelling tea table.
In Canada, in the early twentieth century, suffragists organised ‘Pink Teas' to which only women were invited. Tables with frilly ‘feminine’ pink decorations were topped with cakes. The conversations however were not sugary but subversive: how to campaign for the vote.
It was also at ‘Pink Teas’ that the Famous Five gathered support for their petition to have women considered persons. In the face of prejudice and opposition, they built alliances with other women’s organisations and brilliantly communicated their vision to society, where women would participate in public service equally with men.
The first tea room in the UK was opened by a female manager of London’s Aerated Bread Company in around 1864. Her name, sadly, has gone unrecorded. By the end of the nineteenth century, there were thousands of tea rooms: places of which women of all classes could appear in public, unchaperoned. Parkers in Manchester and Gardenia in London were key venues for women organising campaigns for the vote.
Not only is tea to be found in the stories of women, women are often found in the stories of tea, as inventors and merchants. In 1879, Mabel Cabell Tyree published the first recipe for iced tea in her Housekeeping in Old Virginia. Roberta Lawson and Mary Moleran were the first to patent the tea bag, in 1901. In eighteenth century Britain, Mary Tuke of York was one of the first tea merchants; Mary Twining ran the Twinings tea import business and shop in London for twenty one years after her husband's death in 1762. Oura Kei from Nagasaki was responsible for the massive growth of the Japanese tea export business in the 1800s.
In the present day, most tea pickers are women, some of them carrying their babies as they work. The breadline wages make families vulnerable to people traffickers, who offer their daughters a well paid job. In 2018, around 400,000 tea plantation workers in Bengal went on strike and secured pay rises. I guess the connection between tea and revolution lives on.
It lives on in the advocates, suffragists, inventors, merchants and entrepreneurs. It lives on in that yellow stained kitchen and the dusty mahogany couch. Revolution lives in the women who came before us. They are real, flesh and blood.
On Thursday, 30th March, aspiring Yr 7 and 8 writers had the opportunity to journey to ‘Storyfest’. The annual event is held at Somerset College in Mudgeeraba and sees the combining of students from all over the Southern Gold Coast and Northern NSW come together to listen to, learn about and celebrate the joy of storytelling. Our MSPC students saw three separate seminars that ranged from performance poetry to stage appropriations of popular fiction. From meeting author Tristan Bancks to listening to the moving words of Melbourne- based poet Joel McKerrow, our budding writers came away inspired to create their own stories and get involved with sharing their knowledge of authors and their creative processes. MSPC students were even noticed by authors for their outstanding behaviour and accompanying teachers Mrs Vanderlight, Mrs Britten and Ms Palmer gladly received the positive feedback. We look forward to many more trips to Somerset College in the future to develop the voices of our young writers.
Leader or Learning: English
Spotlight on HSC Business Studies
As the school year progresses, it is important to start thinking about the subjects you want to study in your senior years. One subject that we highly recommend is Business Studies.
Business Studies is a subject that provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the world of business, including its operations, management, marketing, and financial aspects. It is an exciting subject that prepares students for success in the real world by providing them with the knowledge and skills needed to become successful business leaders.
There are several reasons why we encourage our students to take up Business Studies NSW Stage 6. Firstly, it provides an excellent foundation for further studies in business, accounting, economics, and management at university or TAFE. Secondly, it equips students with practical skills that can be applied to a range of careers, including finance, marketing, and entrepreneurship. Finally, it teaches students how to think critically and analytically, an important skill that is highly valued by employers.
At MSPC, we have a team of experienced teachers who are passionate about helping students achieve their potential in Business Studies. Our teachers use a range of engaging and interactive teaching methods, including case studies, role-plays, and real-world examples, to help students understand the key concepts and theories.
We strongly encourage students to consider studying Business Studies in their senior years. It is a subject that offers a wealth of opportunities for personal and professional development, and we are confident that it will help our students succeed in their future careers. If you have any questions or would like more information about Business Studies, please don't hesitate to contact Mr Core, Mr Weetman or Ms Blazek.
Leader or Learning: HSIE
Year 12 Earth and Environmental Science students attended the World Science Festival Brisbane 2023 last weekend. After a lull during COVID the festival exploded back onto the scene with five live shows, demonstrations, talks and workshops. The Year 12 students joined with thousands of science, technology, engineering, maths and arts enthusiasts to celebrate the biggest questions in Science with some of the world’s greatest minds! Students attended a ‘conversation’ with respected ABC journalist Fran Kelly who discussed the coalition of Science, technology and big investment with Queensland Chief Scientist Bronwyn Harch, climate philanthropist and founder of Wotif.com Graeme Wood, entrepreneur Simon Holmes à Court and Co-CEO of 100% Renewables Barbara Albert. You can relive all the great memories from our 2023 highlights video on the Mt St Patrick College YouTube channel.
On April 4th and 5th, Year 12 Earth and Environmental Science students participated in a community activity called ‘IMAGINE 2484’. As we launch into a study of Climate Science next term, involvement in this community initiative aimed to nurture confidence, that safer, healthier and more sustainable futures are not only possible, but likely for our community, country and world. IMAGINE 2484 is an antidote to the shared vulnerability and uncertainty that many of us are feeling as a result of the global and local challenges of climate change and COVID-19. IMAGINE 2484 will bring our community together to develop a shared vision of what a thriving, resilient and safe future could be like for the 2484 postcode area, and articulate the actions and collaborations needed to activate the shared vision. I’m so grateful to Carmen Stewart for hosting our Year 12’s and elevating their rhetoric in the HSC.
Earth and Environmental Science Teacher
FROM THE SPORTS DESK
Dio Open Basketball - Port Macquarie
On the afternoon of Wednesday 23rd March the Open Boys Basketball team set out for the big dance in Port Macquarie. Seven weary Year 10 students from retreat and two students from Year 8 and Year 11, respectively, made up the 9 man MSPC squad.
Our first fixture was against St Mary’s College Casino. After a steady start the team was able to gain a sizable lead and ultimately take a comfortable win. Strong showings from Jaxon McAuliffe and Matthew Ryan got the team across the line.
Up next was a must win game against St John’s College, Woodlawn. After a tight opening, the MSPC team was able to pull ahead due to some quality play from Ty Lockwood. Unfortunately, Woodlawn seemed to want the watch more with them taking the victory by 2 points.
John Paul College, Coffs Harbour was the 3rd round fixture and the team's toughest competition for the day. They would be the eventual winners of our pool. Although they were up against a quality side, the MSPC team managed to keep the score to a respectable 12 point loss.
The boys final round match was against St Joseph’s Regional College Port, Macquarie (1st team). Although this team was a play-off for 3rd and 4th in our pool, the boys couldn't seem to find much spark after the loss to JPC and three straight games, going down by roughly 10 points.
The final match of the day was a 4th v 4th play-off match against St Joseph’s Regional College, Port Macquarie (2nd team). Some fine shooting from Jai Brennan and strong forward play from Jimmy Keogh meant the team finished on a high. Winning by 15+ points.
A big thanks to Mr Whitney and Ms Loughman for organising the trip and the Carnival. The boys played in the right spirit and hopefully learnt a lot for future carnivals.
Sam Priddis (Coach)
Dio North Open Boys Soccer
The Senior Boys gave a good account of themselves at the Diocesan North Carnival on Tuesday 4th April. The first game involved a hard-fought contest against St Joseph's Banora, with our boys going down narrowly.
The rain threatened but held off, only to be replaced with a stiff southerly breeze. The second match against McAuley College Grafton was again close, but our boys got the win following some excellent goalkeeping by Charlie Twohill and a great goal to Will Quantrill.
In the third game we faced competition heavyweights Trinity Lismore. The boys played well but were outclassed in the end by a very strong side. A great day, played in good spirit and the boys should be congratulated on the way they behaved and carried themselves throughout the event.
Stewart Grant (Coach)
Dio North Open Girls Soccer
13 MSPC girls, ranging from Year 9 to Year 12, made the trip to Lismore to play in the Northern Diocesan Open football carnival on Tuesday 4th April. On a damp morning we played Trinity College, Lismore in the early game and before we knew it we were down 2-0. As the game went on we got better but just couldn’t manage to score. 2-0 was the final result.
Next we played McAuley College, Grafton and the improvement from the first game continued and we dominated at times. Again, we found the task of putting the ball in the back of the net difficult but an excellent goal from Sarah Bowers saw us victorious 1-0.
Our final game was against the eventual carnival winners Xavier College, Skennars Head and, although we had a few really good chances to score, we conceded in the second half to go down 1-0 - a scoreline that didn’t reflect the run of play.
The girls played strongly throughout the day, were beautifully behaved at all times and were fine ambassadors for the College with their positivity and support for our boys team.
A special mention to our Year 12 players Elizabeth (our Captain) and Grace who have played in the Opens Soccer team every year since they were in Year 7 - an outstanding commitment to their sport and to the College - we will miss them in the years to come.
Overall, a really enjoyable day with a quality group of students.
Michael Acret (Coach)
Bill Turner Cup Rd 2
The Bill Turner Cup is an all schools knockout football competition that has been conducted for over 40 years for players 15 years and under. On Wednesday 5th April MSPC took on Kingscliff High School in Round 2 of the competition.
The boys played incredibly well considering it was their first hitout together. After a few early nerves in the opening minutes the boys began to dominate the match, maintaining possession for long periods and playing some quality football. Leading at half time 6-0.The second half was a closer contest, however the MSPC boys continued to apply pressure and create some fantastic chances.
When the final whistle blew MSPC took the win 8-2. Elijah Kirk and Harrison O’Brien scored 3 goals each, and Miki Gronholt and Stephan Pelikan 1 each. Our next match is against Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School in Term 2.
Dean Bressan (Coach)
Bill Turner Trophy Rd 1
Unfortunately, our girls received a forfeit against Tweed River High. All girls are disappointed but now have a few extra weeks to work on their skills for the Rd 2 game early next term against Lindisfarne Anglican on 12th May.
Susan Waters (Coach)
NSWCCC SWIMMING 31st March
Mt St Patrick had a number of talented swimmers attend the NSWCCC Championship at Homebush on Friday 31st March. Swimming as part of the Lismore team were Myla Naylor and Timothy Wellm (both Diocesan Champions), as well as Rio Giridharan, Alexander Wellm and Jack Bourke.
An outstanding meet for our College representatives was topped off with 3 of our 5 students medalling.
Timothy Wellm (U13) - 1st in 50m Butterfly, 1st in 50m Backstroke
Myla Naylor (U13) - 2nd in 50m Butterfly, 2nd 100m Freestyle
Alexander Wellm (15) - 3rd 50m Breastroke
Results for the meet can be found through the link below:
The next level of competition for these athletes is the NSW All Schools Championships at Homebush on Thursday 1st - Friday 2nd June, 2023
DIOCESAN CROSS COUNTRY
On Friday May 19th the Diocesan Cross Country will be held in Grafton. Following our College Cross Country held on St Patrick’s Day the top 6 athletes per age group have earned places in our College team to attend. Compass event notifications will be sent early next term. The team members can be found by clicking the link below
If for any reason your son or daughter can not attend can you please indicate by selecting the decline option on the compass event.
NSWCCC TOUCH FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Kate Pryke is MSPC’s sole representative in the Lismore U15 Girls Touch football Championships that took place in Wagga Wagga on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th April.
Congratulations to Kate on her selection and by all reports, some fantastic form over the two days of competition. The team played 5 games, winning 2 losing 2 and a draw which saw them finished 3rd in their pool and not advancing to the Semi finals.
NSW COUNTRY CRICKET SELECTIONS
Two of Mt St Patrick College’s emerging cricketers have received confirmation this week of their place in NSW Country cricket squads. Sam Acret, Yr 10 and Nathan Pryke, Yr 12
Sam has been selected in the U17 NSW Country Cricket Academy and Nathan the U19 Academy.
Both athletes will be expected to follow winter training programs supplied by various coaches and in the lead up to the summer season of cricket attend pre-season training camps at Cricket Central in July to train with the full squad of players from across NSW outside of the Metro areas.
We wish them both well as they pursue this wonderful opportunity
TERM 2 WEEKS 1 - 5 SPORTING OVERVIEW
Term 2 significant dates to lock into your sporting calendar
Frid 28th April - U14 & U16 Boys NRCC Rugby League - Casino
U14 & U16 Girls NRCC Volleyball - Casino
Wed 3rd May - Junior Q Schools Cup Aussie Rules - Byron Bay
Frid 5th May - Senior Q Schools Cup Aussie Rules - Byron Bay
Tues 9th May - NRCC Hockey (7-10) - Lismore
Katrina Fanning Cup Girls contact league - Ballina
Mon 15th - Wednesday 17th May - NSWCCC Hockey Championships - Bathurst
Frid 19th May - Diocesan Cross Country - Grafton
Wed 24th May - U14 Cochrane Cup Rugby League
FROM THE PARISH
Thank you to Romero and Nagle House students, families and College staff who joined in our Parish Mass on Sunday 26th March and then provided parishioners with a delicious BBQ breakfast and cuppa. It was lovely to have this opportunity to interact with you all. A special thanks to House Leaders Blake Reynolds and Jody Van Den Driest for sharing the Romero and Nagle stories with us.
We are all looking forward to the next “House” gathering with the Parish in Term 2!
With grateful thanks.
Fr Peter Wood and the Sacred Heart Parishioners
An Invitation to share in our various Easter ceremonies in the Sacred Heart Parish Murwillumbah
Holy Thursday – 6th April 2023
7:00 pm - Celebration of the Lord’s Supper followed by Adoration
Good Friday – 7th April 2023
9:00 am - Stations of the Cross
3:00 pm - Solemn Celebration Lord’s Passion
Easter Vigil – 8th April 2023
7:00 pm - Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday – 9th April 2023
9:00 am - Mass
All Easter Ceremonies will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church, Murwillumbah Street, Murwillumbah, and each of you is invited to attend any or all of the above ceremonies.
May all our hearts be filled with hope, peace and love this Easter as we remember the sacrifice made by Jesus Christ our Saviour for every one of us.
Fr Peter Wood
Tickets for our 2023 College Musical Production "Back to the 80's" are now on sale. Click on the link below to secure your tickets. Get in quick! 80% of tickets for our final evening performance, Saturday 6th May, have sold. Tickets are only available online: Adults $20 and student/concession $15.
The production is “BACK TO THE 80’s”, an American jukebox musical with music by all your favourite 80’s bands and with a script by Neil Gooding. The story follows Corey, a 30 year old, reminiscing on his senior year at William Ocean High School. It is suitable for high school and upper primary school aged students who will be sure to enjoy the fantastic music, costumes and cheeky antics of the lead characters.
We have brought together a talented performing cast of 60 students and our best musicians, and they have been rehearsing enthusiastically. It will be a very lively production. Looking forward to seeing you there. 80's dress-up optional!