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Students in Year 5 & 6 who display a high level of skill in the Arts are invited to join our secondary students and attend the Mulkadee Youth Arts Festival in Townsville. Performances in previous years have included The Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan. This year Mulkadee's theme is 'Into the Unknown' and will be a variety show format. It will also have an added element of audio-visual allowing Townsville Catholic Education to showcase the incredible talent in our diocese. This filmed component of the show not only allows for an exciting new dimension to the Mulkadee format, it also allows students from regional areas or senior students the opportunity to participate in the show, if they are unable to attend the full week of Mulkadee. Held from Monday 18 to Friday 22 July 2022, Mulkadee provides a unique experience for students to learn from industry experts and culminates in a performance to a sell-out crowd of family and friends at the Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre on Friday 22 July.
Whitsunday Voices Literature Festival
Our students are also invited to attend the annual Whitsunday Voices Literature Festival in Mackay where they get up close to authors and discuss literature texts.
Visual Art provides our students with opportunities to understand and appreciate the role of visual art in past and present traditions and cultures as well as the contributions of contemporary visual artists and their aesthetic, historical and cultural influences. Students have opportunities to construct knowledge and communicate personal interpretations by working as both artist and audience. They use their imagination and creativity to innovatively solve problems and experiment with visual language and expression. They develop knowledge, understanding, and skills as they apply techniques and processes using materials to achieve their intentions in two-dimensional (2D), three-dimensional (3D), and four-dimensional (4D) forms.
Great Barrier Reef Festival Wearable Art Parade
Students are encouraged to design, create and wear their wearable art creations as entrants in the annual Airlie Beach Great Barrier Reef Festival Wearable Art Parade.
Digital Technologies and Film, Television, and New Media
Digital Technologies and Film, Television, and New Media are available to our secondary students, fostering creative and expressive communication. Students are hands-on in these subjects and creatively apply film, television, and new media key concepts to individually and collaboratively make moving-image media products, and investigate and respond to moving-image media content and production contexts.
Indonesian is taught from Prep right through to Year 12 at St Catherine's. The study of languages provides opportunities for students to experience diversity and become more aware of their place in the international community. Contemporary research and practice have established a clear link between the learning of languages and improved literacy skills for both background speakers and second language learners. Indonesia is Australia's nearest Asian neighbour, and the study of Indonesia and its national language, Bahasa Indonesia has strong relevance for Australian students. Studying Indonesian sets students up for future opportunities locally in tourism as interpreters or for overseas immersion programs that exist for students who are keen to travel and experience the language as its place of origin.