Our Annual Secondary House Music festival, held last Tuesday, again proved to be an epic event. After many weeks of strong and inspiring leadership, our Year 12 House Captains led their Houses through energetic, last minute rehearsals, before all of our boys and girls joined together for the House presentations. Each House performed the ‘set song’, The Time Warp, in a manner that reflected creativity and spirit. The Houses then had to perform a song from this year’s theme…Timeless Classics…songs from pre-1980.
Dann Watt’s mash up of One Way Or Another and Teenage Kicks started the event with great gusto, whilst Butterss Cross followed with another ‘mash’…I’m a Survivor and I will Survive. Mansfied McKie had the audience rocking with a Grease mega mix, whilst Gordon Grant played the Shrek card with I’m a Believer. The last performance saw Somner Stewart presented a very unique version of YMCA, aiming for the three-peat.
As the judges tallied their scores, we were fortunate to have the staff duet Blabba, aka Mr Acheron and Mr Bathgate, leading the audience through a spirited and fun rendition of Mamma Mia and Dancing Queen. This was an awesome, exuberant and spirited school community moment. The final results of House Music saw Butterss Cross crowned Music Champions for 2016. Every single student who stood on stage and sang is to be commended for contributing to what was a wonderful event. Our House Captains deserve much praise and recognition for the tireless and inspiring manner in which they worked with and led their Houses.
On behalf of the school, I thank Isabella Cosentino, Meredith Wykes, Joshua Coulson and Harry Dettman (Butterss Cross); Cassandra Jones, Lydija-Marie Sango, Alex Dillon and Aaron Drew (Dan Watt); Sheridan van Gelderen, Ali Woodall, Dillon Bettess and Nick Elliott (Grant Gordon); Emma Astin, Tamara Molnar, Gary Haasbroek and Jake Hill (Mansfield McKie); and Madison Button, Sarah Lloyd, Jack Church and Connor Reidy (Somner Stewart) for their outstanding leadership that led to a wonderful event.