Performing Arts Report

July 22, 2021

by Ms Monique Allen, Head of Co-Curricular Performance

This is not the start to the term that we were hoping for however there is no time to dwell, we are locked in for a very busy term in the world of performing arts.

Lots of events have been rescheduled due to the lock down and students who are signed up to participate in South Street speech and drama sections are asked to please check their emails for more information.

South Street Speech Competition 

We wish the following students’ good luck as they are signed up to compete in a range of speech sections at the Royal South Street Competition in week four and five of this term: Jeremy Spedding, Patrick Clarke-Thomas, Jonathon Stephens, Thisen Jayasooriya, Nicholas Willis Pitt, Noah Eales and Hudson Eales.

South Street Drama Competition 

The following teams will represent St Pat’s in two improvisation drama sections at South Street in week five showing off their ability to create engaging characters and storylines on the spot!

Team 1 – Ashton Healy, George Grigg, Gabe Bristow.

Team 2 – Ashton van Raaphorst, Josh Hayes, Benny Eckel.

Chookas boys!

ACU Debating & Challenge Cup 

The South Street Debating Competition has been rescheduled to take place during week 6 and we wish all the teams the very best as they prepare:

Tuesday, August 17– Year 11 & 12 Debates

Wednesday, August 18 – Year 8 Gold & Year 7

Thursday, August 19 – Year 8 Blue & Year 8 Green

Friday, August 20 – Year 9

Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award 

Four students will represent St Patrick’s College in the Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award and we wish them all the best as they prepare their five-minute speeches. They will also present a two-minute impromptu speech at the competition which is to be held at Legacy House on Wednesday, August 25. Good luck to: Jonathon Stephens, Nicholas Willis Pitt, Noah Eales and Archer Mohr.

The 80th annual Purton Oratory Competition 

Due to the rescheduling of the ACU Debating & Challenge Cup we have decided to push the annual Purton Oratory Competition back one week, it will now take place on Thursday, August 26.

This is one of the most exciting items on the oratory calendar and the event is named in honour of Brother Purton whose reputation stood extremely high in academic circles. Throughout his life as an educator, he was in constant demand as a speaker, especially in Catholic, Irish and educational circles.

On Thursday, August 26 students from Years 7-12 will have the opportunity to participate in debates, prepared speeches, and impromptu speeches.

More information about the sign-up process for the 80th annual Purton Oratory Competition to be released next week.

Skittles – The year 7-10 Play

Last week prior to lock down we held auditions for the years 7-10 play ‘Skittles’ which is a series of short scripted and improvised skits that students will rehearse on a Thursday lunch time this term.

The following students make up the wonderful cast and crew and we are excited to get back onsite and into rehearsals!

Cast: James Halsall, Ted Turnbull-Gent, Luke Missen, Harry Donovan-Clancy, Josh Retallick, Xavier Bennett, Gabe Bristow, Harrison Grant, Ashton Van Raaphorst, Benny Eckel, Josh Hayes.

Lighting & Sound Crew: Callum Ballesty, Logan Gardiner and Owen Steiner.