What’s on in 2020
Performing Arts The Performing Arts is a constant within the cultural life of the College. Each year, our Performing Arts Captains’ Concert raises awareness and funds for a different charity selected by the students. It takes place in the final week of term.
Term Two features two major productions, our Middle School Play, “The Jungle Book” based on the book by Rudyard Kipling, and the VCE Production of “Eurydice” an epic love story from Greek mythology (see upcoming Events for details). The Emerging Performers Showcase and Winter Music Soiree are our two mid-year Music Concerts where students from all areas of the College get to share their talents.
Term Three starts off offering laughs galore with our 2020 College Musical “The Addams Family”. The stage musical depicts the ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre. Although numerous film and television adaptations of Addams’ cartoons exist, this musical is the first stage show based on the characters.
Our College Play to be presented in October will be a stage adaptation of Joan Lindsay’s novel, “Picnic At Hanging Rock”. Set in 1900, it is about a group of female students at an Australian girls’ boarding school who vanish at Hanging Rock while on a Valentine’s Day picnic, and the effects the disappearances have on the school and local community.
We close the year with the Twilight Outdoor Show featuring the launch of our 2020 student recording and Director’s Choice Gala Concert, where we re-visit the amazing talents of Aitken students who have performed throughout the year together with the opportunity to celebrate some of our past students.
Keep an eye out in our upcoming events section for other Performing Arts features throughout the year.
MESSAGE FROM OUR PRINCIPAL
Josie Crisara Principal
At Aitken College education is about providing opportunities and experiences for young people. There is a commitment to academic excellence and striving to achieve your personal best. Creativity is seen as an integral part of using knowledge. However, knowledge without a belief system is worthless and we encourage young people to engage in the exploration of self, community and global responsibility.
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Our College motto In Mind and Spirit reflects the nurturing of educational and spiritual growth. Values such as honesty and integrity, acceptance and respect for self are seen as important. These can be supported through establishing positive relationships between all members of our community.
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