On the last day of Term 1 IGS has come alive with the sights and sounds of Artsfest, the culmination of weeks of preparation by students and staff
This year marks the 22nd year of the event and the day’s theme was “Goat: The Greatest Of All Time”.
Teachers and students arrived in their costumes, with everyone from Shane Warne, Yoko Ono even Mr Galea (crocs and all!) represented.
Each house had impressive entries in the categories of art, photography, film and writing, and the morning was full of incredible drama performances, an exhilarating theatre sports competition and joyful musical performances.
But the highlight of the day was (and always is) the whole house performances, which take place after lunch.
“Artsfest is what our school is all about,” said IGS “GOAT” and Director of Advancement Paul Galea, who served as a judge for the whole house performance along with star of the stage and screen and long-time ArtsFest judge Claudia Karvan OAM and IGS Alum Gabriel Wright (2017).
“I have been to every one since the beginning and I always get a bit emotional when I see every single high schooler on stage singing and dancing their hearts out. It’s a pretty amazing thing,” said Mr Galea.
“Our Year 12 students have been amazing,” said Mr Fedele, as he proudly looked on at the performances.
“They have organised everything and made sure all the younger students get involved. It’s a massive achievement.”
After four fierce performances from each house, all with incredible dances, costumes and concepts it was time for Ms Colnan to announce the winner of the day.
Congratulations to Gura on their win and to all our students and staff for all their hard work in making Artsfest a truly unforgettable day.
We can’t wait to share more memories from the day through the holidays and next term!