Spirits high at Sacred Heart
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.