Thanks to all who attended last Monday’s City Experience info night. It was most beneficial to share with parents the programs that our students will be involved in, as well as unpack some areas of compliance like supervision of students, transport arrangements and communication channels.
Students will be well prepared in the lead up to the city experience as they will all participate in a special preparation the week before, which will be dedicated to ensuring all students are aware of behavioural expectations, supervision/communication procedures and commence some background study on the units they will be undertaking during their week in the city.
Optional City Study Units
Cabaret Night is a long-standing college tradition that provides the platform to showcase the depth of talent that exists within the College’ Arts program. Students of all campuses come together to perform in a variety of genres including; interpretive dance, choirs, dance duo’s, dramatic monologue and a range of stirring solo performances. Congratulations to the Performing Arts teams across all three campuses for coordinating such a wonderful evening.
Last Thursday and Friday evening unveiled two excellent performances of Hotel Escargot. This is the Year 7 to 9 Junior production that is the result of both Berwick Campuses and Officer Campuses working together to put on a great show. The plot itself revolves around a luxury hotel in Cannes, the interesting array of visitors that arrive to stay during the famous film festival with varying motivations that come to light along the way. The play featured so many wonderful performances and a big thank you goes out to all students involved and the following Berwick Staff who contributed as outlined below:
Director – Hayley Griffin
Costumes and Rehearsals – Brianna Morey
Stage Manager – Hayley Stone
Set Assistant – Peter Collingwood
Front of House – Leah Rolfe
Hotel Escargot was my first play/production at St Francis Xavier College and was a very enjoyable experience. The Junior Play was a great opportunity to make friendships with people from the Officer Campus but also the Berwick Campus. Being a part of the Junior Play is a big commitment and it comes with responsibilities. Even though I only had a few lines in the show, I had to be at all possible rehearsals, ensure I stayed on top of my work at school, and notify the organising staff about any absences. In the weeks of rehearsals and show days, I have made some amazing friendships, that would have never been if it weren’t for this play. Overall the Junior Play is a great opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people, share your passion for the arts and perform onstage. I highly recommend auditioning for any of the school’s plays and productions as you never know what you can get out of it.
Students at Berwick were treated to a lunchtime performance from rapper K-WAK (Kid with a Kalling). K-Wak’s message is to use your strengths to make the world a better place and he was certainly leading by example as he performed a free lunchtime concert under the blue shade sail.
K-Wak’s passion, enthusiasm and message to all students was to work hard to identify your talents, strengths and interests and then work harder pursue a pathway that involves loving what you do to help others. Thanks to our Director of Students – Dan Nisbet for engaging K-Wak’s services for students’ benefit.
The use of social media to sell/buy goods is becoming increasingly popular with the whole community, especially young people. Recently, a number of robberies have been committed during this type of transaction. If you are planning on using sites such as Marketplace or Gumtree etc, please follow some simple safety precautions: