Despite the cold and windy weather, Tuesday night saw another fabulous Cre8ive Sessions showcase a range of projects, process work and performances from our Year 7 to 12 students.

Cre8ive Sessions was established over ten years ago as ‘Sights and Sounds’ and has continued to grow, giving our students the opportunity to express themselves in an exhibition/performance showcase. Once again, the creativity of our students did not disappoint.   The mid-year Cre8ive Sessions are often an opportunity for students to demonstrate their work in progress, particularly our senior students, who are in the middle of completing the practical component of their subjects. However, for many of the younger students, it is the opportunity to display their completed projects.

This semester it was wonderful to see the work of Design and Technology and STEM out on display. A special thanks to Miss Nolan who has taken over Design and Technology this year and has created a classroom environment of innovation, design and creativity.

Years 7 and 8 displayed their expertise in food and agricultural technologies, with Year 7 showcasing their sustainable cafés. The displays included café merchandise, menus and SketchUp shopfront designs. Year 8 showed their practical skills with a range of vertical gardens. The elective Year 9 and 10 students have been working on design projects in sustainable housing and lighting design. Their projects were an excellent example of the students’ innovativeness.

The visual artists from Year 7 presented a range of work that explored the elements of Art and Years 9 and 10 exhibited their work in progress, focusing on portraiture and the processes that they have explored in creating and executing a range of work. The Year 11 students’ work on urban decay demonstrated a range of work that looked at how our urban environments change and the effects of decay on the built environment. Year 12 students Jack Machin and Eve Donnelly presented their HSC work in progress, including parts of their body of work, their visual arts process diaries and some experimental work.

Once again, the highlight of the evening was our Senior School musicians, ranging from Year 8 mandatory Music to our senior students. The Music students in Years 8, 9, 10 and 12 performed with excellence. The Year 9 and 10 students all presented pieces they have workshopped in class with other students. In some instances, students were challenged to perform on an instrument they did not usually play.  We witnessed a wonderful array of diversity amongst this group of students and are excited by the prospect of future music performances.

The Year 8 band of Taj, Harry W and Nat demonstrated great courage and determination to perform their class piece, ‘Eye of the Tiger’. This group had only begun working together at the start of the term and worked hard to collaborate, make decisions and remain on task during their practice sessions.  Year 12 student, Charlie Campbell, demonstrated her beautiful vocal skills with a thoughtful, wistful and commanding performance.

Each student who performed committed themselves to practice and working positively alongside the others in their ensemble. This is a valuable skill that Music and the Arts provides our students.

All photos taken by 5 Willows from the evening can be viewed below.