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The Arts

Co-curricular – music

Small Ensemble Night

Congratulations to over 40 music students who performed at this week’s Small Ensemble Night. It was a great night, showcasing some of our smaller ensembles including the Combined Schools String Ensemble, all of our Rock Bands, Flute Ensemble and more. Congratulations everyone!

Co-curricular Music Awards

This year sees the inaugural Co-Curricular Music Awards being given.

Two Awards will be given in each ensemble:

  • Highest Musical Achievement
  • Lasallian Award (Includes such qualities as positive attitude, most improved, leadership in the ensemble, etc)

These awards will be given at the Co-Curricular Assembly in Week 7. Congratulations to all award winners!

Tim Donovan, Director of Music

Visual Arts

Skateboard Art at SMC!

One of this fortnight’s character strengths of the week is CREATIVITY, so there is no better time to share this fantastic artwork. SMC is a school where each individual is known, valued and cared for… and art is a big part of who we are! Every Monday and Thursday at lunchtime, Room 73 transforms into an incredible space of creativity where students can be who they want to be and imprint little pieces of their style and personality onto skateboard decks! We’ve seen some awesome artwork throughout the year, and here’s just a little taste (please keep in mind not all of these are complete, some are just progress shots)!

Many of these decks, as well as other skateboards will be on display later in the year and in 2023 as well

Special mention: A very special Mention to Zac ‘the genius’ Mullins (Year 7) and Marlie ‘the OG’ Cummings (Year 8), our deserving SMC Art Club award recipients for 2022.

Mr David De Lorenzis and Miss Zara Zampaglione, Italian, Digital Technologies and Visual Arts Teacher

SMC Year 12 Visual Art & Design, Photography, Design & Technology Exhibition

Showcasing the exceptional work of Year 12 students who have completed Visual Arts, Design, Photography, Design, and Technology in 2022, the exhibition highlighted the resilience and creativity of young practitioners, who have worked under difficult circumstances again this year. The opening night was a great success and provided opportunities for families and the wider community to celebrate the outstanding work of our senior students. See our showcase video.

Ms Nicolle LeRay-Warren, Head of Department: Visual Arts

Performing Arts

Year 10 Drama

This semester’s two Year 10 Drama classes have recently concluded their group productions. One of our focus texts for the semester was Shakespeare’s Macbeth and each class presented a play which explored the themes of the original text via parallels in the lives of modern characters. The two plays presented were The Curse of Macbeth by Kirsten Doherty (Mrs Burns’ class) and Living With Lady Macbeth by Rob John (Ms Zappia’s class). Both productions were received well by their audiences and saw the cast and crew shine.

It has made us extremely proud to see the way our students have grown in confidence and creativity, as well as building strong professional relationships through creating production teams and working through the creative process. Both production teams have extended their employable skills, grown as an ensemble of collaborative and supportive theatre makers, and have moved their audiences’ hearts and minds. Congratulations to all. We are excited to see your future performances!

Year 11 Drama Production

The Year 11 Drama class, also known as Flux Theatre, presented their Semester 2 production of Sean Riley’s ‘Beautiful Words’ on Wednesday and Thursday of Week 2. The play is an epic chronicle of the refugee experience, which weaves together different stories of survival, told through the eyes of three children in different times and places. The outcome is heart-rending, humorous, and surprising by turns. From the horrors of Auschwitz Concentration Camp in the final days of World War II, to Taliban-ruled Kabul, to present day Australia, this enthralling play presents a rich tapestry of human experience, overlapping lives, and the bonds that unite generations. The ensemble performed with skill and professionalism, leaving their audience with much to reflect upon. This meaningful show was very well received by people in the community, and we thank those who attended for their support of Drama at the College.

Ms Zappia & Mrs Burns, Drama Coordinators and Year 10 & 11 Drama Teachers