Noake on solid ground again
Noake claimed the House Shout for the fourth year running in a hotly contested ‘Australian Rock Anthems’ theme. Noake, who performed Goanna’s Solid Ground, edged out Craigie and Jupp by just a few per cent to win the day.
Craigie missed the top spot narrowly again this year with their entertaining rendition of the Easybeats classic Friday on My Mind, complete with yellow-rimmed sunglasses. Jupp, who were one per cent short of second place, performed Holy Grail by the Hunters and Collectors, featuring a standout trumpet solo.
MLC’s Head of Preparatory Music Katie Hodson and Christ Church’s own Head of Prep Music Sarah Seaman judged Noake, led by James Fletcher (Year 12) and featuring Aiden Albert (Year 12) on didgeridoo, as the strongest performance of the morning.
Queenslea finished in fourth place, followed by Romsey, Wolsey and, Hill and Moyes tied for seventh.
The results of the annual House Mural competition were also announced at the assembly. Last term, the House Prefects selected their subjects from a ballot, which this year was to create an awareness campaign billboard capturing an ‘Australian Endangered Animal’. The boys had to promote their animal whilst encompassing the essence of their House colour as well as their motto and/or emblem.
PLC’s Head of Art Sarah Chesco judged this year’s entries, awarding first place to last year’s winners Romsey for its billboard on the grey nurse shark. In second place was Craigie, followed by Hill, Noake, Queenslea, Wolsey, Jupp and Moyes.