This week marks the final week that we have had the pleasure of Mr Gordon Stooke teaching at McKinnon Secondary College.  At the end of term he will take on a new adventure in his life, retiring from teaching, but increasing the opportunities to perform. He will be sorely missed by students, parents and staff alike. We wish him well in this change.



Thank you to Mr Stephen Hardie, who will be finishing at the end of term as replacement percussion teacher. His work over the last 15 months has been fabulous and we thank you for your work with the students. Mr Sergei Golovko will be returning to teaching at McKinnon in Term 2.


As we head into the final week of term a reminder to all students to take their instruments home so they can practice over the holidays. The Music Centre will be open until 4pm on Thursday for students to come and collect their instruments.


Congratulations to the 33 McKinnon students who took part in the String fest held on Wednesday 24 March at MacRoberston Girls High School. 


They joined over 160 string students from over the Southern Region for this exciting opportunity to perform as a large orchestra with guest clinicians Jill Griffiths and Sarina Walters.


Thank you to Ms Clare Bugeja for her organisation of this event, and to Mr Stuart Cook for attending with our large number of students.


What a fantastic way to end term one performances with Ms Eleanora Bersta, Mr Cedric Chamontin and Mr Daniel Farthing performing at Gigs on the Green Friday 26 March. With the fundraising activities of Interact taking place, there was a great carnival atmosphere. Thank you to Mr Baltazar Kurowski and his fantastic team for their ongoing organisation of this concert series. Thank you also to Mr Nick Xanthoudakis and his team for ensuring that these concerts sound fantastic. Anyone interested in performing should contact for more details.


Megan Papworth

Head of Performing Arts


Rehearsals are buzzing and the Year 12 Theatre Studies students are working hard to realise their interpretation of Masquerade by Kate Mulvanya whimsical and heart-warming musical play for all ages. 

Each student is required to execute two production roles for their SAC assessment production, including actor, director, and design roles such as set, props, costumes, makeup, lighting and sound. 


The production opens on 7 May and tickets are available as of today! Book tickets via the button below:


Lucy Angell

Theatre Studies and Drama Teacher


Please take note of the following dates where we will be showcasing our performing arts talent.


May 7 - 8:  Year 12 Theatre Studies Class

May 18:  Vocal Night

May 20:  String Night

May 26:  Senior Ensembles Concert

May 28:  Year 10 and 11 Theatre Performances

June 16:  Year 12 Music Performance

June 24:  Junior Ensembles Concert


Megan Papworth

Head of Performing Arts