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YEAR 12 DRAMA – MASQUERADE

In Week 4 of this Term, the Year 12 Drama class presented their production of Kate Mulvany’s whimsical and magical play ‘Masquerade’. This incredibly challenging piece was handled with skill and flair by the dynamic and passionate group of Year 12 Drama and Creative Arts students who worked together cohesively and supported each other to create a truly wonderful and inspirational piece of theatre. While we were only able to admit a limited audience, those who attended were enthralled and hugely positive about their experience. This production, with key messages including ‘be brave and have hope’ along with ‘tell the people you love how you feel about them’, was particularly pertinent in the difficult year we are collectively having. ‘Masquerade’ will undoubtedly be a highlight of 2020 for all involved, and it is a production of which we as a school community can be immensely proud.

Ms Emily Burns, Teacher & Director 

CREATIVE IDEA FROM A DAMAGED COLDSAW BLADE – DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING

Although the Trotec Laser we have in Design, Technology & Engineering is not capable of directly engraving metal, we can apply a marking spray and then the laser will react with the spray creating a permanent mark. The damaged coldcut saw blade has been used as the sign panel. It would normally be thrown away, but we saw it as a chance to produce a creative sign for the DTE faculty. Two coats of clear finish were applied to the blade after and the results are very pleasing.

Watch how it was made!

Mr Mark Stephens, Design & Technology Teacher

CANCER FIGHT GOES BY THE BOOK AS STUDENTS WRITE A BOOK IN ONE DAY

On Thursday 24 September, 10 students from St Michael’s College will write a book in one day for children’s cancer research.

It’s all part of the annual national “Write a Book in a Day” competition run by independent national charity, The Kids’ Cancer Project.

Traditionally, the annual team competition involves face-to-face collaboration, however this year organisers promoted a virtual experience so even in lock-down situations students could put their creative problem-solving skills to the test and participate.

The school has entered one team in the competition. Students will be given a brief and then within 12 hours they will write, illustrate and submit a storybook of up to 5000 words to be donated as an e-book to children undergoing treatment in hospitals around Australia.

Since 1993, thanks to strong community support The Kids’ Cancer Project has contributed tens of millions of dollars to scientific studies to help children with many types of cancer.

“It is wonderful to see our students wanting to make a difference by raising awareness and money for The Kids’ Cancer Project. Through this worthy opportunity, they will also experience the joy of collaborating as well as sharing their imagination and skills in writing a book,” said Mrs Maria Pepe-Micholos, Head of Resource Centre.

Last year, 440 schools around the country participated and raised $475,000 for childhood cancer research.

Col Reynolds OAM, founder of The Kids’ Cancer Project is delighted with the initiative.

“This is a wonderful program because it stimulates young minds while giving them the opportunity to help other young people,” Mr Reynolds said.

“Research is the only way to improve treatments and survival for children with cancer,” he went on to say. “Government funding only stretches so far, so it’s important the community steps up to support kids with this indiscriminate disease.”

You can support the school’s fundraising initiative by donating here or sponsor a student here

List of students participating are listed below:

  • Alyssa Meade
  • Lilia Tonev
  • Tahlia Ward
  • Sam Jarvis
  • Nicholas Andriolo
  • Kristian De Candia
  • Katelyn Spencer
  • Aijana Kostich
  • Chelsea Shepperd
  • Megan Adrain

You can also give directly to The Kids’ Cancer Project online thekidscancerproject.org.au