Clarkson Has Talent is back! Auditions start Friday June 8 so come on down and register for the chance to win a Bluetooth speaker!

On Thursday 1st June the roof was lifting at Clarkson Community High School. The audience was astounded with the vast array of talent exhibited on the stage and behind the scenes. The purpose of the event was to bring staff and students together to show off talent and to raise money and awareness for SAFE – Safe Animals From Euthanasia in Perth’s Northern suburbs.  The Clarkson High School Student Council arranged this.  The entry fee was a donation of pet food or a gold coin. The pet boxes were overflowing with goodies and over $180 was raised in support of the event.  The organization was happy to support the event and publicized the evening by placing it on their website.  A huge thank you to everyone for your donations and even gave more.

CCHS drama production "The Wiz", Thursday 6 August, Friday 7 August and Saturday 8 August. Doors open 6.30pm. Tickets available from reception, $10 adults / $5 concession. Hope to see you there!

GREASE IS THE WORD AT CLARKSON by Lucy Jarvis

INSPIRED by students’ song choices last year, Clarkson Community High School will stage a musical set in high school this month. After a good response to performances of Grease songs by some students at a singing festival last year, the school’s arts department decided to put on the stage production to showcase the students’ talents.

“The stage play is quite different to the actual movie,” teacher and director Brooke McFarlane said. Years 11 and 12 students will perform in the musical, with about 16 on stage and another four in the band. Daniel Kim will play the lead role of Danny Zuko, while Lyreche Tata and Tashai van Niekerk will share Sandy Olsson’s role.

“Most of the kids get to sing either a solo or a group song,” Ms McFarlane said. The drama teacher said the production had been a whole arts department effort, with music and dance classes involved and art students painting the set.

Teachers Robyn Jones and Ruth McDonald have been respectively choreographing and directing music in the lead-up to the opening show on August 20.

Half of the 12 performances will be matinees for local schools, with the other six evening shows open to the public.

Tickets cost $10 on concession or $15 for adults, and can be booked by calling the school administration office on 9400 1777.

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