Once again we have been able to celebrate the much longed-for Carnival Week at school!
Early Years and Primary students and their teachers successfully completed everything that the Queen of the Carnival asked us to do – coming to school one day in our parents’ clothes, another wearing pyjamas, a third wearing funny headgear and crazy necklaces, but Friday was the day of the Great Parade.
This year, we celebrated World Cultures and witnessed some very peculiar customs and dances! Indeed, it seems that each year our costumes and dances are more striking and original than the last. However, we offer special congratulation to two classes in particular:
Year 6, representing Europe, in 2nd place.
Year 4, representing North America, in 1st place.
Secondary also celebrated Carnival
, and prepared their costumes with great detail around the theme of World Cultures, each Secondary class choosing a different one.
Each class presented a small presentation related to their chosen culture. Year 7 treated us to the famous Maori dance, Year 8 sang us the Mariachis, accompanied by the guitar and the maracas…… Year 9 representing North America shared Rick Astley’s pop music from the 90’s, and Year 10 an oriental dance to mark the Chinese New Year.
It was a tough contest, but finally the Mariachis of Jalisco (Year 8) took the 2021 Carnival’s first prize!
After so much effort and excitement, we are all enjoying this holiday week to recharge batteries ready for the return to school on the 22nd.