2017 Da Vinci Festival

Showcasing the arts and sciences at Northside Christian College

Our students’ creativity was showcased at the annual Da Vinci Festival, an event which celebrates the joy of the arts and the wonder of science.

For the first time the event was held in the College’s dedicated arts facility, our brand new Centre for Innovation & Creativity. The College community was invited to tour the venue, view student works displayed in the airy art gallery, and enjoy displays of science, musical performances, film screenings and more.


Mrs Lyn Smith-Cottrell, Head of Visual Art, said: “A number of visitors commented that the gallery area was at least as good as any commercial gallery, which was a great commendation. The students whose work is on show, and those who performed, genuinely feel like they are working in a professional space.”

Outside, families and students gathered to enjoy a burger and face painting. The proceeds raised will  support the Uganda mission trip at the end of the year.

We congratulate the students and the staff who contributed their time, creativity and efforts to produce such a fantastic events for the Northside community.

Theatre at the Festival

Murder on the (Bush) Dance Floor

As an extension of their course work, Year 9 drama students were invited to participate in a student-devised collaborative production. Students auditioned for the various characters of the fictional Australian town “Bougainvilleaville” and then worked tirelessly over Term 3, using their improvisational skills to reveal the grudges and tensions lurking beneath the tranquil town’s surface. Performing to a full house at the Da Vinci festival, the students kicked up their heels and wowed the crowd!

Learn more about the Centre for Innovation and Creativity at Northside Christian College

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