Cultural Life

​Celebration of the Arts

Our Celebration of the Arts takes place once a year.

The event focuses on our students and it is their chance to show our community their artistic creativity.  The concert features music, drama, dance and other acts, and is held in the Hall. P-12 Art work is also displayed for families to view ​and a wonderfully tasty BBQ is available!

At St Francis we are proud of what our students achieve artistically.  The areas represented have an additional​ positive effect across all other subjects and enhance the students' lives outside of the College, celebrating this is the focal point of the afternoon!​​

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Wakakirri is Australia’s largest Story Dance Festival, involving over 20,000 students across every State and Territory each year.  As a College our P-6 students take part in this event every 2 years.

A Wakakirri Story Dance is a 3-7 minute performance by a group of students that theatrically tells a story using a combination of dancing, acting and creative movement to pre-recorded music. Schools can tell any story and use any combination of dance, creative movement, acting, music, props, costumes, sets, and in some cases; film, projections and singing. The possibilities are endless!  Schools are also able to incorporate the annual signature item into their story for an extra challenge and every school’s story is filmed for Wakakirri TV as part of the search for ‘Story of the Year’.​

Performing in Wakakirri is an experience students never forget. ​