Co-Curricular Performance Program
The Co-Curricular Performance program is designed to give each student at the College an opportunity to explore and experience performance, whether it be music, dance or drama; in an encouraging environment. Through performance students develop confidence and resilience and are able to share their unique talents with our Loreto community.
The program is enhanced by our state of the art performance facilities and Loreto College has a proud tradition where every student performs in our Arts Festival activities. Co-curricular performance runs alongside our student well-being and House program with students taking on leadership roles as Arts Captains to run the following events in a House competition each year:
IMPROSPORTS – HOUSE COMPETITION
Improsports is a variety of drama games in which students have to improvise after been given a prompt. It is a lunch time favourite, as students from each College House form Junior and Senior teams to compete against each other. The Theatre is always full as students come to watch the competition.
IMPROSPORTS – SOUTH STREET
The College sends teams to compete at the Royal South Street competitions each year. This involves many lunchtimes of rehearsal in activities such as “Death in a Minute”, “Expert Double Figures” and “Space Jump”.
Coffee house is an opportunity provided for students to perform as soloists or in small groups at Sutton’s House of Music and also to earn points for their House towards the participation cup.
The School Production is a collaborative effort between Loreto College and St Patricks’ College each year. Previous productions have included Bugsy Malone (2008), Godspell (2009), Alice In Wonderland (2010), Jungle Juice (2011), Fame (2012), Sweeney Todd (2013), The Spelling Bee (2014), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (2015)and Les Miserables (2016).
ARTS FESTIVAL – AUDITIONS
Each student is invited by their Arts Captain to audition for the Arts Festival throughout a week of lunchtime auditions, involving many performing students in the areas of music, dance and drama.
ARTS FESTIVAL – SENIOR AND JUNIOR HOUSE CHOIR COMPETITION
In Term 3, once a week, each House gathers to form a choir for rehearsals to compete in the House choir competition. They are led by their Arts Captains to choose the music and teach their Houses the music, words and movement. The winners perform in the Arts Festival- final performance.
ARTS FESTIVAL – FINAL PERFORMANCE
Each year the Arts Festival is the most anticipated event on Loreto’s performance calendar. There are usually over 400 Loreto girls involved in this performance. Audiences are amazed each year at the high quality performances presented on the evening. Our Loreto Abbey Theatre provides an opportunity for students to perform in a professional setting on stage with lights and sound.