Brigidine Day 2022
Our celebration of Brigidine Day was a beautiful gathering of our community and in typical Kildare style, we had much to celebrate.
We were fortunate to gather for a Eucharistic Liturgy, our first one for the year. The theme of our Mass was “Keeping the light alive”. In his homily, Fr Mathew said that to be a light, stay “plugged in”. He was suggesting that we look to our God as an eternal source of strength and energy, and encouraged us to spread this light to others.
The rest of the day was filled with a variety of activities. Students met in House groups for House celebrations and PC awards, then in year levels for some fun and games. As usual, for lunch, there were plenty of culinary delights for everyone.
Once again, K-Factor was a big winner. In what was a dynamic, well-choreographed, many hit wondered performance, our Year 12s kicked off K-Factor in a spectacular way. What followed was dance, drama and song, with the audience doing their bit to encourage the performers.
Congratulations to the whole community for their preparation and participation for the day. Once again, we truly celebrated all that is good with joy and gratitude.
Live @ The Gov – A Celebration of Australian Music!
Students have been preparing for this event, full of fun and hard work throughout the term! We are incredibly proud of all of the students involved and were overwhelmed by the wonderful feedback from our audiences.
The week started out with a full day rehearsal at the venue; the students were excited to enter the venue for the first time. The stage was set and the staff and techs were working hard to have it all up and running for the sound check to begin. Playing on a stage at a gig venue was a new experience for a lot of our performers, everything sounds and looks so different, but they were prepared, eager and excited and the soundcheck went extremely well.
Audiences for our matinee performances included Year 7 students from Kildare, Athelstone Primary School Students and St Monica’s Primary School. The performances went really well and received thunderous applause. St Monica’s were so excited about the show that they were up dancing with our students, and everyone had the absolute best time.
The evening performances welcomed our public audiences. On each night the venue started filling up from 5:30pm and by 6:30pm the venue was full and nerves ran high backstage. With a set list that included songs such as ‘On A Night Like This’, ‘Evie’ (Parts 1, 2 and 3), ‘Land Down Under’, ‘You’re The Voice’ and many more iconic Australian hits. There was something for everyone and it was evident that the audience had some favourites in there, singing along and dancing in their seats.
A special mention goes out to Mrs Neate! When the students found out that it was her birthday on the final performance, they were eager to include her and do something special which had Mrs Neate up dancing with the students during the disco favourite – ‘Night Fever’.
The whole event was a wonderful success and we can’t wait for next year’s performance!
Kildare College Music Department
Yee Haw! Year 10 and 11 Barn Dance
Students in Years 10 and 11 were invited to the inaugural Kildare College Barn Dance. In the lead up to this event, the Hall was decked out with fairy lights – they looked wonderful twinkling during the night. We also decorated the Hall with a range of country barn dance themed decorations and created a photo wall for the students to take photos with their friends. We would like to thank our student volunteers who came along an hour early to help with the setup which was very much appreciated.
The evening was hosted by Professional South Australian Line Dance Caller, Peter Heath, who wowed the students, while teaching them how to line dance and partner dance. Students who attended the event, dressed in country wear, including boots, denim and country style shirts; they had so much fun learning new steps and dance moves. There was even an elimination style dance off and prizes for the Best Dancer, Best Outfit and Best Hat. After two hours of full-on dancing, there were many tired feet by the end! Luckily, the Parents & Friends Committee were on site to replenish us with cotton candy, soft drink, ice-cold water, candy apples, chips, and fresh fruit. A big thank you to the P&F!
We are busy planning for next year’s event to be even bigger and better.
Anne Roberts and Taymar Rowe