The Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School Community is celebrating after the many wins our school was awarded at the Sydney Catholic Schools Lockdown Arts Festival. To say Holy Spirit School has done well in the Festival is an understatement; we have won awards in 7 student categories and our talented Visual Arts teacher, Mrs Olic, has been awarded Highly Commended in the Visual Arts Staff category.
Themed Looking outwards from a life in lockdown, the festival celebrated the joy, creativity, optimism and resilience of our Sydney Catholic Schools’ community during the pandemic. Launched during lockdown, our Sydney Catholic Schools’ students, families and staff submitted more than 900 creative works showcasing their incredible creative talent.
Principal, Brother Nicholas Harsas fsp, said the school community was overwhelmed by its success.
We’re fortunate here to have a specialist visual arts teacher, a music teacher and another teacher who specialises in dance and the performing arts, which has certainly helped. The parents were so excited to learn about their childrens’ success and it certainly helped to really brighten some of the darker moments in lockdown.
Congratulations to the many winners from Holy Spirit School who were among over 900 Sydney Catholic Schools’ students, families and staff entrants in the Lockdown Arts Festival:
LITERATURE – SHORT STORY (Upper Primary)
1st Prize – Stephanie Scicluna – “Escape Route: Beyond Lockdown”
DANCE – CONTEMPORARY (Primary Class)
Highly Commended – Holy Spirit Dance Crew – “We’re Back!”
(Stephanie, Olivia, Darcy, Natalie, Alex, Alannah and Mrs Olic)
DRAMA – MONOLOGUE/DUOLOGUE (Middle Primary)
1st Prize – Olivia Fedrigo – “Evil Queen’s Side of the Story”
MUSIC – ORIGINAL COMPOSITION (Middle Primary)
Highly Commended – Darcy Lynch – “Walking out of Lockdown”
VISUAL ARTS – PAINTING & DRAWING (Upper Primary)
1st Prize – Natalie Bagniuk – “Outbreak of Realisation”
VISUAL ARTS – PHOTOGRAPHY (Middle Primary)
Highly Commended – Alex De Cosmo – “Bored in Lockdown”
VISUAL ARTS – PHOTOGRAPHY (Upper Primary)
Highly Commended – Alannah De Cosmo – “Minute of Imagination”
VISUAL ARTS – PAINTING & DRAWING (Staff)
Highly Commended – Mrs Mary Olic – “Emergence”
Congratulations also to the many other students from Holy Spirit School who entered submissions for the SCS Lockdown Arts Festival in the various categories. Thanks to the teachers who encouraged and supported students with entries for the festival. We are very proud of you all!
More about the winners of the Lockdown Arts Festival can be viewed at: