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 Culture

St John Fisher College believes that a girl’s involvement in cultural activities contributes towards the well-rounded education we endeavour to provide for each student.

Queensland Studies Authority courses are conducted in Drama and Visual Art and since 2004 the Senior Drama Course Production has been a collaborative project with the boys from St. Patrick’s College. Girls also have the opportunity to further their study in these areas through a variety of TAFE and further vocational pathways.

Girls entering the College in any year level from Year 7 to 12 have the opportunity of participating in the College Instrumental Music program. Tuition is offered in Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, Strings, Piano and Guitar. This tuition equips them to join one or more of the fine music groups available at St John Fisher. Girls have the opportunity to be a member of our Concert Band, Stage Band, Marching Band, String Ensembles, Guitar Group and/or other small ensembles. The Combined Colleges’ Bands bring Instrumental Music students from both St John Fisher and St Patrick’s Colleges to perform at a variety of events, functions and ceremonies.

Public Speaking and Debating have been strongly supported in the College for many years and astute coaching of the many talented girls has frequently resulted in competition victory in Queensland Debating Union (Q.D.U.), PLAIN English Speaking, Rostrum and Lions Youth of the Year events.

St John Fisher College, in conjunction with students from St Patrick’s College, present a major musical production biennally.

The Sister Act Competition is the annual Talent Quest showcasing individual, small group and whole house performances. The winners of each category are showcased at Illuminare, the annual College cultural showcase evening. This evening is usually held in October and is a highlight of the College calendar with all girls participating in the event.

Girls are encouraged to join one of our Choral Groups, who perform and compete at a variety of levels. The Choir has a tradition of entertaining the community and significantly contributes to the spiritual life of the College through their involvement in various Masses, Liturgies and Celebrations.

Girls can involve themselves in the College Tech Crew, learning skills in technical theatre, sound, lighting and media. The Tech Crew run College Assemblies, functions and events as well as performances, concerts and special presentations.

Other cultural activities such as Lunchtime Art, Anime (Japanese animation), Dance, Drama and Music Clubs see students produce unique art works and performances for projects such as the Wakakirri Story Dance Festival, Eisteddfods, Visual Arts Exhibitions and College Cultural Evenings.

A variety of other opportunities are available from time to time, including Theatre Sports competitions, Chess tournaments, Dance Eisteddfods and Workshops, and visits to live theatre and events.

The cultural program at St John Fisher College provides both depth and variety in this crucial area of your daughter's education. For more information on cultural activities at the college, please contact the Cultural Coordinator.