STUDENTS from all seven Swan Christian Education Association schools met on Tuesday 11 September for the fifth SCEAVision performance night.
Held in Swan Christian College’s Maali Mia Theatre, the 27 performances included 16 languages other than English, and showcased vocal, drama, dance, sign and a puppet show.
Students took to the stage for solo performances or in duos, performance groups, or as choirs.
Languages other than English that were featured included Shona, Russian, French, Filipino, Spanish, Dutch, Afrikaans, Noongar, Auslan, Maori, Xhosa, Japanese, Swahili, Polish, Latin and Indonesian.
“The students, parents and schools recognise the benefits of an event such as this at so many levels”, said Mrs Mariel Howard, Languages Consultant at Swan Christian Education Association and coordinator of the event.
“The important work we do brings such joy to students and their families by encouraging and celebrating the Arts, Languages learning and linguistic diversity”, she said.
“Planning for next year has already started”, she said.
Trophy-winning performances included:
Winner: Mieka S from Northshore Christian Grammar School, performing Die Een wat my sien in Afrikaans
Runner Up: Ellenbrook Christian College’s Afrikaans Group, performing Saai die waatlemoen
Winner: Bianca and Megan from Beechboro Christian School performing Susters in Afrikaans
Runner Up: Rachel D from Southern Hills Christian College performing A Thousand Years in Auslan
Winner: Anke T from Swan Christian College performing Pappie loop tog niet zo snel in Dutch
Runner Up: Isla H from Swan Christian College performing Fly me to the Moon in Spanish
Winner: Ellenbrook Christian College’s Drama Group performing Snow White and the 7 Dwarves in French
Runner Up: Munashe W from Swan Christian College performing Nguba Yo Kumu Namata in Shona
Principal of Northshore Christian Grammar School, Mr Stuart Chisholm, said that his school’s parents and wider community have been glowing with praise for the event.
“It was a great promotion for languages, our schools and the cooperation between us all”, said Mr Chisholm.
“[Mariel’s] tireless work to recognize language teachers and the impact of multilingualism (world languages) is appreciated. We are looking forward to next year”, he said.