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St Catherine's Day

This year marked our twenty-first St Catherine's Day Fiesta and once again much enjoyment was had by all due to the high standard of the student directed and produced performances.  Cassia were the deserving recipients of the Year 7 'First Timers' award, with the Year 12 Cassia cohort doubling up on House joy by taking out the 'Last Timers' prize.  Sophie Griffin repeated her success from last year, winning the 'WOW Award'.  Kurrajong's dance moves saw them awarded the 'Hot Shoe Shuffle' trophy and Dianella were the overall winner of the St Catherine's Cup.  Over $7,000 was raised from the stalls with all profits going to the Kopanang community.

Thank you to our Fiesta adjudicators who gave their time and expertise so willingly.

Acting: Trish O’Gorman has been a teacher of Performing Arts for the past thirty years (fifteen years at secondary level and a further fifteen in primary schools). She is a drama and music specialist who has written a number of school productions, performed in amateur theatre and appeared on Rockwiz. Her love of performing arts was fostered by her dad Kevin, a ventriloquist and radio announcer, and she continues to experience household drama on a daily basis as the mum of three teenagers.

Music: Sarah Clark has played and performed music for over twenty years in various ensembles. She loves playing the French Horn and frequently performs as part of the Knox Wind Symphony and the Australian Army Band Melbourne. Ms Clark also plays the trumpet, snare drum and tenor horn, but enjoys the French Horn the most.

Dance: Amber Hobson is the director of Glen Iris School of Dance and a graduate of The Australian Ballet School.  She is an accomplished choreographer and has extensive experience in performance and teaching.

 

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