Port Hacking High School has been well represented in a series of Dance Festival Events. Two of our Yr7 Dance groups were invited to perform as part of the Sutherland Dance Festival, both were choreographed by Yr10 students: Maxine Rose, Elloise Dunn, Amy Jex and Chloe Woodlands. At the Regional Festival we were represented by 4 of our Dance ensembles who performed at the Seymour Centre in front of sell out audiences. From this opportunity our Senior Company were selected to perform at the State Dance Festival at the end of Term 3 and our Junior Company are on the reserve list. The students have also had the opportunity to attend a performance of “Pateygerang” by the Bangarra Dance Theatre Company at the Opera House. Congratulations to all of these students and also to our dedicated Dance teachers Ms Casey Hadfield and Ms Elyse Nicholson.
Once again our junior students have achieved recognition for the excellent quality of their printmaking skills.
Alexandra Achilleos and Emily Smith were successful in having their lino cut prints selected for the prestigious Silk Cut Printmaking Exhibition held annually in Melbourne. This is an outstanding result as the exhibition features printmaking by professional printmakers from across Australia and a limited number of student works.
Alexandra Achilleos Emily Smith
On Sunday 20 July twenty Port Hacking High students and teachers dug out their running shoes to take part in the Sutherland to Surf to support Love Mercy. It was a cold and windy morning but we were determined to run the 11km race. All of the Port Hacking students had a great time encouraging each other throughout the race and as the Yr10 and Yr11 girls realised the finish line was approaching it became a fierce and passionate sprint.
The event was a great success, raising money and awareness for the great work that Love Mercy is doing in Uganda. Love Mercy provides Northern Ugandans with health care, child sponsorship and education to help them lead a full and empowered life. Over $70,000 was raised at the Sutherland to Surf by Love Mercy and realising how many people’s lives would be improved was extremely humbling and gratifying for everybody.