ST Mary’s College, Kingaroy, held its spectacular Rock on Stage performance to an audience of nearly 1000 on July 25, as part of its Catholic Education Week celebrations.
Rock on Stage had performances from each year level and a staff and parent act.
It raised funds for the Good Samaritan Sisters’ Bacolod Kindergarten in the Philippines.
A school spokesman said this was made possible by the generosity of many local businesses, who donated items and services for a multi-draw raffle.
“The night began with the Prep students doing a stone-age and Flintstones act,” he said. “The Year 1 adopted a nautical theme, with a colourful set full of fish, happy crabs, pretty mermaids and charismatic pirates. Year 2 then took us on an unforgettable African safari.
“The Year 3s celebrated all things Australian, from our First Australians to the First Fleet and even the State of Origin, Kylie Minogue and Vegemite. After an introduction by Gandalf, the Year 4s used a Lego theme to really rock the house.”
The Year 5s had “A Minute to Win It” theme, celebrating musical styles from across the decades.
“The Sound of Music got a creative makeover from the Year 5/6 class,” the spokesman said. “The final act in the P-6 section was the Year 6 class, who did a modern update on the Grease musical with a classic interpretation of the original movie.
“With lots of great dance moves, a few summer nights, boys in leather jackets and girls twirling in their bobby socks the Years 6 were named as the winners of the Prep-Year 6 section.
“After interval, the Years 7-9 section got underway with the Year 7 students being animals at a birthday party.
“There is nothing quite like the Blues Brothers to get the crowd going, and so the Year 8 class exploited this inherent weakness in the judges, with lots of shaking of tail feathers and the energy of a full blues band.
“Year 9 dared to imagine what it would be like if school was just a musical performance with a teacher desperately trying to teach a class to spell supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
“In the end, the Year 8s Blues Brothers performance won the Years 7-9 section.
“Finally, the Years 10-12 section got underway with the Year 10 class adopting a theme of Star-Crossed Lovers featuring Romeo and Juliet, Leader of the Pack and Dirty Dancing.”
The Year 11 performance had a nightmare theme with zombies dancing to the tune of Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
“The night ended with the Year 12s adopting a sporting theme. The judges loved the nightmare theme of the Year 11s and they were named as the winners of the Years 10-12 section,” he said.
The staff act took on a monster theme and featured werewolves, Scooby Doo and even the Ghostbusters.
“The staff narrowly scored a win over the parents’ creative multimedia presentation on the challenges of being a mum,” the spokesman said.
Principal Michael Nayler said he was thrilled with the incredible depth of talent displayed and grateful to the businesses who generously supported the good work of the Bacolod Kindergarten.