The Spirit of Expression
Is the exciting Creative and Performing Arts initiative for primary and secondary Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta.
By bringing together schools with established school-based programs and those schools seeking greater commitment in creative and performing arts, CAPTIVATE offers students a wide range of quality learning and performance opportunities beyond the scale and capacity of an individual school.
CAPTIVATE's Got Talent 2013
The Yard is touring...Created by award winning choreographer Shaun Parker with CAPTIVATE students from Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta.
Drawing inspiration from William Golding's Lord Of The Flies and its analysis of human behaviour, THE YARD takes these themes and breathes new life into them by way of the Australian school yard, ultimately finding unity in the diversity of culture, gender and ethnicity that pulsate 'in the yard'. Taut with tension and humour of conflicts played out every day, the work celebrates the extraordinary in the ordinary.
THE YARD fuses hard hitting contemporary dance with break dance, locking, shuffling, popping, tutting, krumping, and jerking; all new forms of dance found on the streets and school yards of Western Sydney.
The Yard is touring NSW at Riverside Theatres, Parramatta; Illawarra Performing Arts Centre; Glasshouse, Port Macquarie and NORPA in Lismore. For dates - http://shaunparkercompany.com/theyard.html
On 22 February, staff and students at St Mary MacKillop Primary, Penrith South honoured the canonisation of their school patron by officially changing their school name from ‘Mary MacKillop Primary’ to ‘St Mary MacKillop Primary’.
Over 47,500 students and staff in Catholic schools as well as Catholic Education Office and Chancery staff will pray the Angelus at noon daily as a sign of ‘unity, reverence and dignity’.
CAPTIVATE drama students are part of the prestigious Short and Sweet Theatre Festival in King St Theatre. Top 80 and wildcard entries with CAPTIVATE member Gabriella Florek taking on her first Directoring role