Little Shop of Brilliance!
Since August, the cast and crew of this year’s musical production, Little Shop of Horrors, have been learning lines, choreographing dance moves and rehearsing the scenes for the final performances that we have so enjoyed this week. The show has been a triumph with stunning individual and group acting and singing performances - set amidst some of the best stage props I have ever seen in any school or professional performance.
In order to get to this point, the students have had to work so hard on what they need to do as individuals, and then come together as a team. They have had to prepare themselves and rely on each other. They have had to understand the nuances of phrases, and then be able to perform them. This is not easy when you have a 6-foot plant threatening to eat you!
It has been so lovely to welcome so many of you who have come to support our show this week. After all of their hard work, the actors and crew need an audience to perform to and you did not let them down, so thank you.
My deepest thanks to Ms Hutchinson (Director), Ms Metcalf-Smith (Musical Director), Ms Goldie (Backstage Director), Ms Corkery and Mr Johnston (magical props and set designers) and Ms Thompson and Ms Ramanah for all of the hours they have given up to bring this all together. Also my congratulations to all of the students on the stage, and behind the scenes doing the props, sound and lighting.
Student Parliament in Action
This week, it was wonderful to see the first act of the new student parliament in action. Students from Years 12 and 13 gave up their time to help Year 11 students prepare for their mock exams in January. They offered subject specific workshops to help students with areas of the syllabus they were finding difficult, and offered general sessions on how to revise successfully - as the Year 11’s prepare to spend their Christmas holidays revising for the exams in the new year. My thanks to all our senior students for giving up their time and wanting to help their peers in this way.
Last Week of Term
Next week is our last week of term, before we break for the Christmas holidays.
On Wednesday 12th Dec we will be holding our annual student-run Christmas Market from 1-3pm. This is always a terrific event and we are hoping to pass the staggering amount that was raised for charity last year. Please do come along and support.
Please note that next Friday 14th Dec, the last day of term, we will finish after an early lunch time. Buses will leave school at 12:30pm and all students must be away from the school site by 1:00pm.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend.