Northmead Public School and Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School steal the Wakakirri stage

northmead-creative-performing-h-s-9aug16Not one but two Northmead schools have stolen the Wakakirri limelight.

Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School (CAPA) took out the secondary schools state final last week. The school won five other awards, including best artwork on set, direction and staging, overall costume design, storytelling and Indigenous Australian story.

Northmead Public School has progressed to its primary school state final after the school won best celebration story, cast/ensemble, individual acting and characterisation, overall set design, well-rehearsed performance, direction and staging and creative use of the signature item at the recent Sydney heat.

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A different take on Snow White delivers win in comp

screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-1-52-33-pmA group of Hoppers Crossing Secondary College students are shining the spotlight on male mental health … and winning awards for their take on the issue.

A new version of the old story Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs has involved 100 students in adapting the classic tale.

Their version features a male Snow White [Luke David] and a female Princess Charming [Paris Hobson], who comes to his rescue.

The school’s adaptation explores the anxieties faced by boys and young men in a changing social context.

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Port Lincoln Primary School acts on homelessness

screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-1-42-26-pmTHE 2016 Young Australians of the Year who founded a free mobile laundry service for the homeless have inspired some EP year 7 students to play their own part in addressing homelessness.

The Port Lincoln Primary School students did not know the extent of homelessness in Port Lincoln until they started learning about it at the beginning of the year.

Since then, they have made it their mission to share their knowledge.

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Medowie Public School performing at Wakakirri 2016


On Wednesday 24 August 2016, 35 Students from Medowie Public School participated in Wakakirri at Riverside Theatre Sydney.

Each year, hundreds of schools across Australia create Story-Dances for Wakakirri that reflect student’s thoughts, ideas and aspirations.

These stories are performed in professional theatres in front of the official ‘Wakakirri Panel’ who are searching for ‘Story of the Year’.

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Northmead Public School to perform in Wakakirri at Riverside Theatre

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World at their feet: Northmead Public School pupils Darcy Bennett, Bailey Robinson, Lara Elliott, Megan Gerigk, and Lydia Small have been rehearsing up to four times a week since term one for Wakakirri. Picture: Simon Bennett

Northmead is about to steal the Wakakirri limelight again.  Following the recent success of Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School (CAPA) in the story dance festival, it’s Northmead Public School’s turn to shine on stage this Wednesday night.

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Dance With A Message

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STUDENTS from Weir State School yesterday set off on an exciting school excursion to Mackay to showcase their creative talent on stage.

Under the expert guidance of art and dance teacher Julie Wilson, 46 youngsters from years 4-6 have been rehearsing four hours a week over and above the normal school hours to perfect what they hope will be a winning performance in the search for Wakakirri 2016 — Australia’s best Story Dance.

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