Kildare College held its annual Arts Showcase last week, with a series of stellar performances for local primary schools, parents and friends of the College. A flagship event on the College’s calendar, this event celebrates Kildare’s rich Arts culture in an incredible display of talent from the Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts students.
Kildare College student achievement was recognised at the bi-annual Kildare College Awards Ceremony on Monday 14 August, when the whole community gathered to acknowledge and celebrate the great gifts, talent and successes of the students and the College.
Congratulations to Alana Lishmund who was nominated and has been selected for the State Talent Identification Championships (STIC).
The State Identification program provides an enhanced environment for player development with the championship being held in Adelaide in October.
Identified players will be brought in for further assessments after the State Identification carnival and the best will be considered for the 2018 FFSA U14 Girls State program.
We wish Alana all the best for the Championships!
Last week our students took part in the Science and Engineering Challenge, a nationwide STEM outreach program presented by the University of Newcastle, held at Flinders University. The students worked in groups of three or four to tackle different whole-day or half-day challenges, where they put their problem solving and team work skills to the test.
One group was tasked with creating a bionic hand from simple materials such as a glove, straws and string. The aim was to pick up a ball and a straw and to be able to make all of the signs in American Sign Language. The students worked carefully to create the five moving digits and were able to complete most of the tasks successfully.
Another group formed a ‘Team of Spies, sent to acquire top-secret information from enemy headquarters’. They created their own codes to send secret messages back to their using fibre optic rods and coloured light.
A third team was tasked with making a profit, while supplying electricity to as much of a city’s infrastructure as possible.
The highlight of the day was watching our winning Bridge Building team test their unbreakable bridge. Congratulations to Alima, Janki and Fatemeh who tested their skills on stage in front of all the other participants.
Kildare was announced overall winner of the event!
Kildare College graduate of 2016, Alice Kerr, has been awarded an Adelaide University Principals' Scholarship, presented at an Awards Ceremony at the University earlier this month. This is the eighth year in a row that a student from Kildare College has won a Scholarship of this kind.