There is no week more exciting and action-packed than our annual end of Term 2 festival, ‘Creative Arts Week’!
From Tuesday to Friday, students join in their house groups and participate in a high energy, high creativity festival bursting with creative events: a Talent Quest, arts competitions, Theatresports Grand Final, and various other activities and exhibitions. Students experience and celebrate the creative side of life through creative competitions, group challenges and cooking contests.
The week culminates in a House Drama Competition, where each house group works towards their own self-devised plays: scripting, costuming, as well as designing set and props, rehearsing dances, acting, and creating and playing their own music. Students across all year levels have the unique opportunity to work together and celebrate creativity, community and imagination. What better way to enrich the education of students and encourage collaboration than CAW!
Uniform during CAW:
Students may wear the top half of either their sport or winter uniform and blue jeans or DCC track pants for Tuesday to Thursday. On Friday they may wear free dress for a gold coin donation. Sensible shoes (cross trainers/closed shoes) must be worn for OH&S reasons. Students are advised to bring an old shirt that can be used as a smock if they are involved in painting props or backdrops.
Congratulations to everyone who participated in Creative Arts Week 2016. This year, we looked at the theme ‘Never Grow Up’ where students had to create a performance using a Roald Dahl story as inspiration. House groups were given a novel and a genre that they had to combine to produce an interesting and engaging story. The scripts were wonderfully written and the performances were a pleasure to watch!
Each House worked extremely hard to produce a 20-minute Drama performance involving acting, dancing, music and some very interesting props! It was great to see so many people involved from Year 7 to 12.Congratulation to Matthew Perry and his team in Sturt B who took out the Best Drama Award, as well as Matthew Adamek, Spencer Haymes & Nathan Ferguson for their Best Script in Cook B. Congratulations should also go to Cook house who won the overall CAW award. Well done to Nathan Ferguson and Anita Likousis for their work with their house.I would also like to extend a big thank you and congratulations to all the House Captains for your energy and enthusiasm throughout the term and during the whole Creative Arts Week. Ben Barnett, Ellie Tepe, Nathan Ferguson, Anita Likousis, Chrissie Mathieson, Daniel Duerkop, Matthew Perry and Maddison Hillman- you should be very proud of what you created. You worked so hard to help your houses and to produce the Dramas that you did. Thank you for entering into the spirit of the Arts and for the way that you got your entire house involved. You should be very proud of the work you’ve created.
Until next year…
In 2015, a new House event was added to the DCC calendar. A weekly House Theatresports competition began Term 2 as a way of getting more students active and engaged in the Performing Arts and to create a new challenge for Houses in the lead up to Creative Arts Week.
Theatresports are timed drama games where Houses are provided with given circumstances and they are asked to create characters as well as act out a plausible story in a minute or two. Teams of 4 to 6 are made up of junior and senior students and each week two Houses battle it out for points.
Teachers and students are called on to judge the games and as the round robin tournament progresses, points are tallied to determine the Grand Final participants. Each week is hosted by the Arts Captains and serves as a great Friday lunchtime activity and haven from the cold Term 2 air!