Community NewsDecember 06, 2019
A cultural evening at His Majesty’s Theatre
In order to celebrate Worldwide Italian Language Week, the Consulate of Italy and the West Australian Opera offered two Italian students and myself tickets to attend the Opera Youth Night performance of Macbeth. The opera is a wonderful fusion of traditional English literature and the Italian language. We were extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to see this powerful opera as only ten schools in the State were selected. Students were addressed by the new Italian Ambassador and treated to a scrumptious array of Italian traditional delicacies at a private function before seeing the performance.
How did the students find this experience?
“I enjoyed the whole setting and the atmosphere, we were welcomed very well and were lucky enough to meet some of the actors/vocalists. As a musician I can say that the orchestra played beautifully and enhanced the opera making it even more dramatic than the story alone by itself. The orchestra combined with the talented and powerful, beautiful voices of the vocalists and the stunning costumes, makeup and lights was just amazing and left me speechless. Learning about Italian culture helps me with my language studies as it motivates me to want to understand the beautifully sung language of Italian”. Inès Kelly
“I enjoyed the way the voices added to the drama of the story as they expressed the emotions of the characters in such a raw and compelling way. I believe that learning about the culture of the target language is one of the most important parts needed when connecting that country and that new language to your own lifestyle and personal development”. Livvy Clarke
Inès and Livvy were accompanied by their mothers who also thoroughly enjoyed the performance.
The Italian opera allows students to experience an Italian cultural event in their own city and enhances their knowledge of the Italian language and appreciation of Italian culture. Students can experience the language through entertainment in a relaxed context and allows them to be immersed in the country’s traditions. We are very grateful to the Consulate of Italy and the West Australian Opera for this wonderful experience and appreciate very much this cultural initiative for school students.
Curriculum Team Leader, Languages
State Languages SIDE by SIDE competition
- Year 8 – Danielle Rossi and Emma Wallace
- Year 9 – Isobel Staltari and Rachel Whittington
The competition involved conducting a conversation in Italian with a classmate and recording it on video. The students were able to select a subject of their choice that they had studied in class.
The girls, their parents and ourselves attended the presentation at Rossmoyne Senior High School on Monday 28 November where the winners were announced. The students were awarded certificates and a prize and the College received a trophy.
We are very proud of these outstanding linguists who took the time to be involved in this initiative. We are also very impressed with all the other girls who demonstrated enthusiasm and effort in submitting entries.
Ms Calabro & Mrs Heys
St Brigid’s College employs the services of the Australian Transport Group (Buswest) to provide bus transport to our students who live in the suburbs to the North of the College. This service is required as Transperth does not provide a direct bus service to allow students who live in these suburbs to travel to and from the College.
For 2020, two bus routes that service the suburbs located to the North of the Campus will operate. These routes cover the following suburbs.
Due to low patronage, the Swan View service will no longer be operating in 2020.
If you are affected by this change, please contact the Business Manager on 08 9290 4203 to discuss the alternative options that may be available.
Parking Information from City of Kalamunda
Implementation of the newly adopted Parking and Parking Facilities Local Laws 2019.
Please be advised that at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 24 September 2019, the City of Kalamunda resolved to make a new Parking and Parking Facilities Local Laws. Implementation of the Local Laws will come into effect on 25 October 2019. As a result of the review of the previous Local Laws, all fees for illegal parking have increased. Furthermore, this notice is to advise your Parents/Guardians/Students or Carers attending the school, that any illegal parking under the Parking and Parking Facilities Local Laws 2019, may result in a fine of up to $100 for any offences committed. Please review this document for full details.
Flowers for the Ball
Our Flower Studio will be OPEN on Friday 31 January for the Collection of Buttonholes and Corsages for the School Ball.
Located between Hair etc. (Hair on Haynes) and The Blue Ox at
Shop 5/6 Haynes St
Kalamunda WA 6076