Published on: 21 June 2017

Our Year 5 boys were shining stars at the recent Independent Primary Schools Heads Association (IPSHA) Performing Arts Festival, held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre’s Riverside Theatre.

The Year 5 boys presented Sae Sae Kaalae, a collaborative piece written specifically for Christ Church by Kaboom Percussion. The percussiveness of the piece, coupled with strong choral singing and the freedom of the movement, allowed the boys to connect and express themselves in a way that reflects the duality of masculinity and sensitivity.

“Having all boys participate in a performing arts piece where they are singing, dancing, and providing the backing music all by themselves, plus the non-selective nature is very indicative of Christ Church and we ( Mr Ryan Dawson and myself) were proud to have all boys reach such a high standard”, said Acting Co-ordinator of Preparatory Music, Miss Jasmine Jeffs.

“We would like to thank all the boys for their hard work and commitment to the piece, and to all other Prep boys who were in the audience and supported our Year 5s as they took to the stage.”

Schools that attended the festival included St Mary’s, St Hilda’s, St Stephen’s, PLC, Regent College, John Wollaston, Wesley, Guildford, St Andrew’s, St Mark’s, Loreto, St James, Peter Moyes, Carmel, Penrhos, and Scotch.

The IPSHA Performing Arts Festival is a key event on the IPSHA events calendar and is held every second year, providing a platform for independent schools to get together and showcase student talents.