Spir­its high at Sa­cred Heart

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Sa­cred Heart School stu­dents didn’t let the rain ruin their Christ­mas spirit last week, bring­ing their Christ­mas carols and band per­for­mances in­doors.

Fill­ing the Mercy Cen­tre, stu­dents, par­ents and fam­ily friends came to see The Early Birds school band and Carols choir per­form their pre­pared songs for the can­celed Carols by Can­dle­light.

‘‘The kids love this, each year it gets big­ger, our last year we had about 85, this year over 100 and they were dis­ap­pointed about last night be­ing can­celed but they are so re­silient and they un­der­stand,’’ school teacher Karen Ni­hill said.

She said the choir would visit res­i­dents at Parkvilla Aged Care Fa­cil­ity and Moy­ola Lodge next week to per­form all songs prac­tised.

School teacherMatt Hooper said the band hap­pily shared their con­cert time with the choir as they too had missed out on per­form­ing at the carols.

‘‘They’re re­ally com­mit­ted, re­ally pas­sion­ate, very ex­cited kids and learn­ing a lot about rock and roll and learn­ing a lot about some of the heavy­weights, like Elvis Pres­ley and The Bea­tles,’’ Mr Hooper said.

The band con­sists of 16 mem­bers that cover a range of mu­si­cal tal­ents.

‘‘We meet to­gether ev­ery Wed­nes­day and re­hearse drums, bass, elec­tric gui­tar, key­boards; we’ve got three lead singers, and per­cus­sion,’’ Mr Hooper said.

He said the most re­cent song learned was Katy Perry — Roar, which the band mixed in with the rock clas­sics.

Above: Sa­cred Heart award win­ners 2018: Aleina Se­comb (Lions Club Com­mu­nity Award), Jude Nield (Lions Club Com­mu­nity Award), Am­ber Mal­lon (Sa­cred Heart Strength through Faith and Love Award— for out­stand­ing ex­cel­lence across all areas of the school), Rosanna Car­bone (Sa­cred Heart Lead­er­ship Award), Lin­coln Vinci­to­rio (Sa­cred Heart Lead­er­ship Award). Pic­tured with their teach­ers Cassie Worm, Cath Basile, prin­ci­pal Pauline Hind­son and Father Michael Mor­ley.Right:

Brenda Ma­son is pre­sented with a plaque from Catholic Ed­u­ca­tion Sand­hurst for her out­stand­ing com­mit­ment to Catholic Ed­u­ca­tion. Brenda hasgiven 34 years of ser­vice to Catholic Ed­u­ca­tion, 31 of those atSa­cred Heart Tatura. She is pic­tured with school prin­ci­pal Pauline Hind­son and FatherMichael Mor­ley.Singing: Grace McKin­non, In­grid Sped­ding and Eva Min­u­toli.

Proud: Reuben Sad­dlier, Oliver Haines and Archie Pogue show off their Men’s Shed achieve­ments for the term.

Roar­ing: Emily Nield, Lola MacKen­zie and Ruby Dain­ton belt out Katy Perry’s song

Cool cats: Mia Dain­ton, Harry Cameron and Rae­gan Con­nors play to the rhythm.

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