Rector's Comment // Friday 17 August 2018
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This Thursday, the Debating Club had the Junior Round 6 and teams performed amazingly with great results all round. Jordan Bourke (Year 11) was awarded Best Speaker for his debate with team five. We had a StAC vs StAC debate amongst our Year 9 teams, with StAC 3 taking out a narrow but well-deserved win.
Twenty-four students competed in the annual Southern Jam Festival. Well done to everyone who took part and thanks to Ms Alice Tanner, Mr Duncan Ferguson and all the tutors.
Special mentions went to Dougal Shepherd (Year 13) – Bass, Flynn Megaw (Year 10) – Trombone, Samuel Foote (Year 10) and Hana Pearce and Oscar Story (both Year 12) – Saxophone. Best Improvisation and Best Trumpet was awarded to Luca Vinnell (Year 12), Best Trombone to Serge Beaton (Year 12) and Best Vocals went to Jenna Wells and Hana Pearce (both Year 12) and Kate Sproule (Year 13). The Runner Up Best Jazz Ensemble went to our Soul Group and the Silver Award went to our Jazz Orchestra. We had four students feature in the All Stars Band – Serge Beaton, Luca Vinnell, Flynn Megaw and Pippa McAnergney (all Year 11).
Dancers in Years 1–7 took their annual ballet examinations last week and had a 100% pass rate. The Year 7 class attained an unprecedented top-grade mark of gold with excellence! This coming week is the Senior level ballet diploma examinations (Years 8–12) and the entire Ballet Academy wish them the very best of luck.
Click here to view the results.