July 28, 2016
It’s that time of the year when South Burnett parents get bowled over by all the young talent on show on school stages … and on Friday night, it was the turn of St Mary’s Catholic College in Kingaroy.
Students from Prep right through to Year 12 took turns performing routines ranging from a selection of songs from the award-winning musical ‘Matilda” through to a history lesson set to music by Year 6.
The P&F got into the act as well, with a performance that provided a short synopsis of the cycle of life, from birth to starting school, getting P plates, being grandparents and then finishing with a sentimental presentation of “We Are Family”.
The second half of the night was introduced by the Year 12 band of Caylan Brown, Ashley Reinbott, Jackson Lucas and Seraiya Gordon who performed CCR’s “Proud Mary” and Jet’s “Are You Gonna Be My Girl”.
The evening also included a tribute to the Rio Olympics, a walk through the decades of dance, some classic TV theme songs and a “Back to the Future” inspired performance.
To finish the night, the Saint Mary’s College staff celebrated 50 years of ABC’s Play School, with six Play School songs and dances.
Principal Angela Myles said it was great to see how how much fun the teachers had with the performance.
“The way the night came together was a credit to the whole school community,” she said.
Guest judges for the evening were CROW-FM brekkie announcer Chris “Corky” Corcoran, St Mary’s Adopt-a-Cop Senior Constable Todd Armstrong and Michelle Rutley from Brisbane Catholic Education.
“Rock On Stage” is a highlight of the school’s Catholic Education Week celebrations.
It will be Kingaroy State High School’s turn on Friday night.
The school’s annual Flair Concert will be held at Kingaroy Town Hall from 6:30pm.
Tickets are $7 for single admission (or $5 if pre-purchased at the school) or $15 for a family of four.
The popular annual concert is organised by Year 12 students as a fundraiser for the High School’s Chaplaincy program.