It was fabulous to see a showcase of our students' talents at the SBS St James Theatre on Thursday, October 26th. Despite the postponement of the Eisteddfod festival after the disruptions of Term 2, and further disruptions of the flood, our students showed their resilience and commitment to their arts, and the show went on!
Pompallier house opened the show with a beautiful waiata - 'Maruawai Kotahitaka' - followed by a fantastic selection of singers, dancers, and speakers. Particular highlights of the first act included McKye Storer's joyful rendition of 'Fish and Chips', Siddhiksha Chand's beautiful Indian dance, and Lachlan Young's epic performance of 'Crazy Train'. Finlay house opened the second act with their enthusiastic rendition of '9 to 5', followed by Eli Puna's hilarious speech, the beautiful talents of our senior girls, and the final performance of Rachael Miller, Caleb McRae and Ethan Friend's ensemble.
The evening was capped off with the Y13 item which presented a hilarious range of film parodies and heartfelt singing, with the usual bonus of teacher impersonations - well done to all involved!
Special thanks must go to Mr Terry for being stage manager, Ms Sorrel and Mrs Abraham-Byars for being backstage helpers, and to all the staff members of the cultural committee for their efforts to make this evening happen. If you missed out this year, make sure you come along for the next concert - it is always a night to remember!