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Term 2, Week 5 | 2023

To celebrate Reconciliation Week, today we had some very special guests visit our College to participate in a Liturgy led by our Nunga Group. This year’s theme for Reconciliation Week is, ‘Be a voice for Generations’. It was important for our aboriginal students to share more of themselves and their culture with the College community to inspire us all to be a voice for generations. 

The Liturgy integrated Aboriginal Spirituality with our Catholic Tradition, bringing a special connectedness and authenticity. We welcomed a respected member of the Kaurna community, Jamie Goldsmith to the College, where he played the didgeridoo to open the Liturgy, accompanied by some of our talented dancers. As a Kaurna man, he was able to Welcome us to Country. The other highlight of the Liturgy was the students sharing their own personal Acknowledgement to Country, displaying the different nations they belong to, showing the diversity of our Indigenous students. Vocal ensembles also showcased their talents to bring the Liturgy together.

The Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Adelaide, the Most Reverend Archbishop Patrick O’Regan joined us for his first visit to Kildare, since he was installed in 2020. Representatives from Kildare Ministries and Catholic Education South Australia joined us, as well as John Neate, former Kildare College Principal, and Chair of the South Australian Commission for Catholic Schools. It was such a special occasion, to not only come together as a community, but stand with Indigenous Australians in our plight to bring raise awareness and be inspired to have courageous conversations, to be a voice for generations, where reconciliation and equality in Australia can be celebrated.  

The Senior Drama class have just completed a successful performance of “Living with Lady Macbeth” at The Parks Community Theatre. 

The audiences were entertained as the cast explored the story of a teenage girl, Lily Morgan, trying to break out of her shell and audition for the role of Lady Macbeth in the school play. Lily is supported by her best friend, Mon, and boyfriend Barry, whilst coping with the disrespect of her brother, being ignored by her mother, harassed by her classmates and her teacher just finds her annoying. In her mind she is developing feelings for Macbeth as she finds herself becoming possessed by the spirit of Lady Macbeth. 

The entire cast embraced the challenges faced by this show and developed their characters to deliver a powerful performance, that reminded the audience of the challenges faced by young people as they strive to find out who they are and what is important to them. 

Thank you to all of them for the energy and effort and to all those who have supported them on the journey through rehearsals and in the performances.

We’re going to party like its 1995! Join us for a collaborative theatrical production between Kildare’s Dance and Music Departments, incorporating work from performing arts students in Years 7 – 12.  

We love the 90s, and we know we’re not alone! So, we’re pretty excited to present to you some of our favourite things from the decade, especially the music!  Of all things 90s culture, the music continues in its popularity, even 20 years later!  

Of course, in the 90s we all made some Friends, dance movies were born, fast-food chains exploded, and fashion trends continued to inspire us in Vogue. Our obsession with media, celebrity and pop culture thrived and for those who lived through it, Planet 90s should bring a nostalgic smile to your face. For everyone else, try not to judge the decade too harshly and come join in the fun!

Our talented dancers and musicians are busy preparing for the Production. Dance students will be showcasing their talents through a range of styles in Jazz, Hip Hop, Urban and Contemporary. Music students are getting into rhythm, preparing to perform many hits for us to enjoy.

We can’t wait to see you there.  

Book your tickets here.