Performing Arts Report

February 18, 2021

by Ms Monique Allen, Head of Co-Curricular Performance

Performing Arts Co-Curricular

A busy and exciting start to the year for all things performing arts at St. Pats.

Private Peaceful

The College Play auditions were extremely successful, and rehearsals will begin for the cast this week in week 4. We are very excited to bring this wonderful story to life.

Private Peaceful relives the life of Private Tommo Peaceful, a young First World War soldier awaiting the firing squad at dawn. During the night, he looks back at his short but joyful past growing up in rural Devon: his exciting first days at school; the accident in the forest that killed his father; his adventures with Molly, the love of his life; and the battles and injustices of war that brought him to the front line.


Tommo                Jack Madigan

Charlie                 James Halsall

Ensemble: Duncan Brodie, Ned Fay, Lochie Kelly, Joel Ballesty, Cliff Lazarus, Jack Keyte, Josh Retallick, Ted Turnbull-Gent, Luke Missen, Sam Hansen, Zane Rutherford.


Drama Club 

Drama Club has restarted with a new fixed, consistent time: Lunch time Thursdays in the Black Box Theatre. New and old members are encouraged to come along and to check the teams page for any updates.


Loreto & St. Pats IMPROV Sports Competition

This initiative is designed to bring students from the two schools together, while using drama skills to participate in improvisation exercises across the two campuses. There will be two sessions, with Junior/Middle students competing in week 5 and Middle/Senior students competing in week 6.

Next week on Thursday, February 25 St. Pat’s will host the Loreto and SPC Impro Sports competition here at SPC in Chapel Court from 4-5pm for students in Years 7-9. There will some assistance from SPC Staff to judge as teams of four compete in different exercises such as ‘Space Jump’, ‘Death in a Minute’ and ‘Word at a time story’.

The following week on Thursday, March 5 SPC students in Years 9-12 will be invited up to Loreto to attend the second session on their campus, again from 4—5pm.

Students who are interested in attending need to please register at this link:



Our debating teams from Years 9-12 will kick off Round 1 of the DAV Schools Competition in Week 6 over at Ballarat Grammar and we wish them the best of luck in the five rounds of debating this year. A big thank you to coaches Nathaniel Winfield, Glenda Morris and Bridie Laffey in their support and guidance of their teams.

Junior debaters (Year 7 and 8s) are asked to keep an eye out for some information regarding an in-house debating competition in Term 2 to prepare for South Street debating later in the year.