Celebrating Students’ Achievements

Celebrating Students’ Achievements

Congratulations to Year 12 student, Rida!


Rida entered the Flinders University Young Playwrights Competition, deciding to write a play for the first time. This was not only a great experience, Rida also won the Junior Award (including $500 prize money and a subscription to the State Theatre Company) with her play called ‘The Girl in the Painting’.

Rida says, “I have always been very passionate about writing because it’s a way for my voice to be heard through written words. I usually choose the narrative structure but I took on this amazing opportunity and decided to write a play for the first time. I always aim to deliver messages through my stories so I decided to teach people the purpose of wearing the hijab. This was an amazing experience as I was able to teach others and learn something new myself”.

Tayla’s Success!

Congratulations to Year 7 student Tayla who earlier this year was selected as a member of the 2022 SA Junior National Calisthenics Team. Tayla recently competed in the Australian National Championships held in July.  As well as being a member of the junior team this year, she also was chosen as one of five girls from SA to perform as a soloist at the Nationals to represent South Australia in the Junior Graceful Girl Solo section.  It was an outstanding achievement for Tayla to place Equal 2nd in Australia for her Solo performance, and was also wonderful to know that her team took out the National Championships with 1st Place overall! Well done Tayla, keep shining and dancing!

Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Awards Recipient

Congratulations to Year 6 student Alannah, who recently participated in the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Awards at the Adelaide College of the Arts. This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the RAD Awards South Australia – the longest running RAD Awards programme in Australia. 

Students from dance schools across the state competed for a range of prestigious trophies. Adjudicated by Lisa Pavane (Director of the Australian Ballet School), Alannah was recongised with the Sir Robert Helpmann Award for Intermediate and Advanced Foundation grades. She also received the Eileen Hogarth Most Potential Award. 

Alannah commenced training as a Level 2 student of the Australian Ballet School Interstate Training Program this year after successfully auditioning last year. Well done Alana!

Pictured above is Alannah with guest adjudicator Lisa Pavane, Director of Australian Ballet School