Team hits high note

Midland Reporter - - News -

STU­DENTS from the only WA pri­mary school to per­form at an in­ter­na­tional mu­sic fes­ti­val shone brightly in Syd­ney to bring home gold and sil­ver.

Gooseberry Hill pri­mary orches­tra col­lected the ul­ti­mate prize at the Aus­tralian In­ter­na­tional Mu­sic Fes­ti­val, while the school choir nar­rowly missed gold.

Prin­ci­pal Pa­trick Bourke said he was de­lighted to re­tire on a high note af­ter 12 years at the school.

He praised Kala­munda Se­nior High School staff for al­low­ing for­mer Gooseberry Hill pri­mary stu­dents to join the tour, led by deputy prin­ci­pals Fiona Else­good and Anne Bell.

Stu­dents pre­sented Mr Bourke with an en­graved medal­lion of the school crest at his ‘leavers’ cer­e­mony’ on Fri­day.

Vir­tu­oso pi­anist David Helf­gott as­sisted the school com­mu­nity to raise $60,000 for the trip by per­form­ing a sold­out recital at the school in March.

Above: The school orches­tra. Be­low: The school choir.

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