FILM FRENZY

The Synthesis Film Festival saw St Stephen’s School dominate when it came to the awards, with our students’ unique talent and skill evident on screen. Congratulations to all our participants!

Primary School category (Years 4-6)
Runner up: Olivia Young from St Stephen’s School for The Fridge Thief

Middle Secondary School category (Years 7-10)
Winner: Stephanie Bryce from St Stephen’s School for Sick and Dying
Runner up: Alyssa Wood from St Stephen’s School for Seen, Heard and Felt

Senior Secondary School category (Years 11-12)
Winner: Ashton Crompton from St Stephen’s School for Retaliation (seen below)

Centre Stage

Five  students have been recognised as some of Western Australia’s finest young drama students by the prestigious Black Swan State Theatre Company.

Students Clara Searle, Jade Johannes, Jenna Lane, Joel Glick (Year 11) and Adam Snyman (Year 10) were selected as six of only 30 students from around WA to take part in the Company’s intensive two-day Work Experience Program.

 

Going Live

LIVE IN 3… 2… 1…
Our Year 10-12 Media students from Carramar and Duncraig took a trip to the newsroom recently, getting an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Channel 9 studios. As well as seeing how the magic happens behind the camera, students took turns reading the news in front of it too!

Take a look at their awesome experience.

Sculpture by the Sea

Yesterday Visual Art teacher Verity Palmer and Art Technician Claire Davenhall took the Year 9 Visual Art students to Sculpture by the Sea at Cottesloe.

Two artists were on hand to talk to the students, Rima Zabaneh and Andrea Vinkovic.

This is the 14th Annual Cottesloe Exhibition of Sculptures by the Sea.

Sculpture by the Sea was established in 2005 and is the world’s largest FREE to the public sculpture exhibition, having generally over 70 sculptures designed by artists from all over the world. The exhibition is featured from the sea wall, all the way along the sand towards North Cottesloe and on the grassed areas around the beach, and this creates a unique sculpture park.

Well worth a visit!

 

“The sea is His, for it was He who made it, And His hands formed the dry land.” – Psalm 95:5

ST STEPHEN’S RISING STARS

Year 11 and 12 Drama students will entertain us once again with their thought-provoking production of ‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’ by Bertolt Brecht. Classed as a political play with a twist, the show is set to make you laugh, gasp and jump, but will leave you thinking about deeper matters that impact our world today. Tickets are $5 and are available at www.trybooking.com/UHWL. Be sure not to miss out! Please note, this production contains simulated violence.

“Acting is magical. Change your look and your attitude, and you can be anyone.” – Alicia Witt

 

 

Year 11/12 Drama Production Tickets on Sale FEBRUARY 28!

Chicago! A city of jazz and gangsters, prohibition and poverty! ‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’ by Bertolt Brecht is a parable about Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in the 1920s and 30s, set in a curious pastiche of the gangster genre. This play is in many ways a warning from history – why do we continue to allow corrupt evil leaders to gain control over our communities? Come and see our talented year 11 and 12 Duncraig Drama students in this theatrical exuberant performance of this original Brechtian play.

Please Note* This Production contains simulated violence.

Director: Mrs Kellie Billingsley

Year 11 and 12 Duncraig Drama students present:

THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI

By Bertolt Brecht

Rights provided by Alan Brodie Representation

“We get the leaders we deserve.”

Arturo Ui is a small-time gangster with a lust for power. In a city shaken by economic crisis and undermined by corruption, Ui keeps rising and rising until he reaches the very top. When he gets there, he won’t be breaking the law, he’ll be making it.

Written in 1941 as a cautionary satire on the rise of Hitler, Bertolt Brecht’s play is both thrillingly sharp and riotously funny. It has the wit, murder and musicality of a gangster movie while asking a very political question – how do we let a man like that come to power?

Artistic Director, Mrs Kellie Billingsley and the Year 11/12 Drama students bring a bold, visually inventive vision to this great play. This production promises to be a big, entertaining and thought-provoking night out.

The production dates are Wednesday 14th March and 15th March 2018, in the Duncraig Theatre at 7pm.

Tickets will go on sale two weeks before the commencement of these performances.

“Brecht’s anti-fascist study of political power hits home”.

Below are the talented cast rehearsing,

Northern Prespectives 2018

We have four talented Visual Arts students this year who have entries in Northern Perspectives.

Northern Perspectives provides year 11 and 12 students the opportunity to exhibit their work in a quality public forum.

Such an achievement. Well done to all.

Niiki Coleman – Euthanasia

Jos Hanbury – Grace

Leah Schultz – Window to the Sky

Ellie Thompson – City Blues

“For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.” – Romans 11:29

Artists of Perth

Art technician Claire Davenhall has been featured in the new ‘Artists of Perth’ book recently released by Premium Publishers. The Book, by Gabi Mills and Lisa Shearon, profiles more than 60 artists and galleries from around Perth, capturing creators in the studio, at home and revealing their inspiration. So nice to see a familiar face celebrated!

“Always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father.” – Ephesians 5:20