Published on: 6 December 2013

The boys from Pre-Primary to Year 2 presented the annual nativity play last Friday. The musical, titled Born in a Barn, told the story of Mary and Joseph arriving at the barn and the conversations between the animals as more sheep and camels arrived.

Songs were performed in class groups with some featuring solo singers, and the Year 2 boys performing all the speaking parts. The barnyard scene, created by education assistant Kerry Maddern and Year 2 boys, provided a delightful setting for the play.

Preparatory School Headmaster Richard Wright complimented the boys and acknowledged the hard work of many staff, particularly the direction of Sarah Seaman, Sally Lee and Mrs Maddern. The assembly marked the final whole Prep School assembly for the year.

The nativity play was the first event in the School’s annual program of Christmas celebrations. On Wednesday night, School Chaplain the Reverend Canon Frank Sheehan welcomed the school community to the Advent Carol Service in the School Chapel.

Father Frank led the congregation through the service with the help of Christ Church musicians and friends. The congregation sang traditional carols with special contributions from the Senior Choir, Community Choir, Yahoos and a brass ensemble. “As the congregation left the Chapel, people began to feel that the Christmas season was upon us,” he said.

Father Frank also invites the school community to Christmas Eve services including the annual Frank Sheehan Nativity Play, which is created for the amusement of families. This will be held at 10.00am on Christmas Eve. A Christmas communion service will also be held at 8.00pm.

Photographs courtesy of Jacqui Williams