Radio 2ST Shoalhaven speaks to region’s ‘Story of the Year’ Nominee

Peter Brandtman (filling in for Stretto on The Stretto Show) spoke to the Principal of Shoalhaven Heads Public School, Ms Sarah Baker, about the school’s nomination for Wakakirri’s 2019 ‘Story of the Year’.

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Courtesy Radio 2ST, August 2nd, 2019. 

Performing arts participation skyrockets at Hoppers Crossing Secondary College

This year more than 250 students will be part of the school’s Wakakirri Story-Dance production, a program that achieves curriculum outcomes as students prepare a 3–7 minute item to be performed at a professional theatre with other schools. The 2019 competition will be the school’s seventh year.

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Courtesy of Education Today, 18 May, 2019.

Many flubs before a touchdown in a performance career

Wakakirri continues to win the patronage of and very precious time from Australia’s performing arts community who recognise the opportunity that the program represents. Wakakirri’s national Story-Dance Challenge provides an accessible opportunity for schools at all levels to engage with the arts and perform on professional stages, and the annual Careers Day was an opportunity for secondary students to further explore career pathways in the arts and entertainment industry.

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Courtesy of Education Today, 10 May, 2019.

Yellow Wiggle joins Wakakirri panel

If you’re a fan of the yellow Wiggle, Emma Watkins, you might be interested to know that she’ll be on the panel of this year’s Wakakirri Story-Dance Challenge. Known for her dancing, Watkins will join Justine Clarke, Andrew McFarlane, Alex Papps and Caroline Kaspar to adjudicate Australia’s largest performing arts challenge for schools.

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Courtesy of Dance Australia, 22 March, 2019.

Yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins joins Wakakirri National Panel

The Wiggles are coming to Wakakirri with Emma Watkins the yellow Wiggle joining the 2019 National Panel.

The Wiggles are the world’s favourite children’s entertainment group and Emmy the dancing, drum playing, French speaking, bow wearing Wiggle has charmed audiences everywhere. She is also a passionate advocate for sign language.

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Courtesy of Education Today, 18 March, 2019.

A big thing for college

A performance that highlighted the Gurundji tribe’s fight for equality and land rights has earned Carranballac P-9 College a national Wakakirri award.

The Point Cook school took out the Reconciliation Australia/Narragunnawali Story Award for From Little Things, Big Things Grow, which included the songs of Paul Kelly, Kevin Carmody, Yothu Yindi and Ganga Girl.

A group of 36 grade 6 students first performed the piece at a Wakakirri heat at The Clocktower Centre in Moonee Ponds in July, bagging a number of state awards, before being invited to perform at the Wakakirri National Performance Competition Night at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre.

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Courtesy of Star Weekly, December 5, 2018.