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Cultural Programmes At Bishop Bavin School
Bishop Bavin School endeavours to do its best by providing a very full Cultural timetable with a variety of disciplines offered. Children need to be exposed to a variety of activities to broaden their knowledge and minds.
We are privileged at Bishop Bavin School to have three full choirs from our Junior School all the way through to our College. Our Junior School choir consists of children from Grade 1 – 3 and our Prep School choir are our children from Grade 4 – 7. They assist our music department at all School Masses and sometimes can even be seen performing at special occasions.
Our College choir, under the direction, of the very talented Dalene Hoogenhout who is also the Wits University Choir Director. Our College choir consists of talented young singers from grade 8 – 12. Our College choir assist at our Masses as well as perform at special occasions and particularly our annual Winter Soiree.
Within a classroom environment our young children are encouraged to write and present speeches during English lessons. This is taken one step further in our Prep School by having our Interhouse Speech Festival and The Malcolm Gooding Speech Festival. Our Prep School speakers also participate in the Chatterbox Festival hosted by St Andrews School for Girls.
In the College we have Brian Appleton (Professional Public Speaking Coach) who assists our English department in getting our teams from grade 8 – 12 for competition. We also enter an individual speaker each year from Matric.
Every year all three schools produce exciting and awe-inspiring stage productions. Our nursery school even has the opportunity to show off their “cute-stuff”. Our Junior and Prep School often collaborate and watching the grades 1 – 7 perform with confidence and enthusiasm is very endearing.
Our College have produced over the last three years, “Disco Inferno”, “High School Musical” and “The Canterbury Tales”. We really take pride in our productions and we introduce all children to a level of professionalism in sound, lighting, staging and back stage management.
Being a part of our productions in one form or another becomes an educational experience where children have the opportunity to learn the practical side of producing.
Children from grade 1 – matric are given the opportunity to enter a variety of Eisteddfods and in many forms from Art to Dramatic Poetry. Our children often excel in this arena and awarded with fantastic symbols.
Marketing and Magazine Committees
College learners are invited to participate in the above committees by writing pieces for our magazine, photography, event organisation, advertising and we will be introducing a Website and Social Media team shortly.