Creative expression is an important aspect of life at Encounter and our Arts program, from Visual Art classes beginning from Reception to performing in the Middle & Senior Musical, is central to ensuring that students are exposed to opportunities and experiences that enable them to view and sense their world in new ways.
Instrumental tuition is available for families who wish to further pursue a musical direction for their children.
Our vocal and instrumental ensembles also provide scope for students to extend themselves as they prepare for school and public performances.
Junior Performing Arts
A Junior School Musical is held biennially, involving every year level and performed on site in our College Gym (Kondole). In the alternate year, students from R – Year 7 have the opportunity to participate in Wakakirri, a National Dance Story Arts Festival, with a focus on creative movement, music, sustainability and teamwork. Our Wakakirri team performs at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre alongside students from primary schools across South Australia.
From 2019 a Junior Development Dance program is being offered to those students who have an interest in Dance. Students who would like to be a part of this program need not have studied dance previously with the aim of the program being to teach and develop dance skills so that students can look to continue on to the Specialist Dance Program through the Middle and Senior years of their schooling. This Program will be held from 3pm on a Monday afternoon from Term 1 2019.
Middle & Senior School Performing Arts
Dance is offered from Year 10 as an Elective Subject which has a practical focus and provides students with an opportunity to study a range of contemporary dance techniques and styles.
Students can be invited to audition from this Elective Subject to join our Specialist Dance Program.
In 2017 Encounter performed its inaugural Middle & Senior Musical “Back to the 80s” which played to packed audiences at the Victor Harbor Town Hall. Its success has paved the way for the future of Musicals at the College.
Encounter is excited to present the much loved Musical “The Sound of Musical” in 2019.
The Sound of Music
Sound of Music Cast & Ensemble
Maria Georgia Riggs
Captian Von Trapp Mr Josh Koop
Elsa (The Baroness) Molly Peier
Franz Mackenzie Lambell
Rolf Angus Monaghan
Mother Superior Amber Mell
Sister Berthe Jasmine Somerville
Sister Margaretta Tahnee Buckley
Sister Sophia Abby Wright
Frau Schmidt Jessica Crabb
Von Schreiber Angus Holmes
Zeller Rhett Grenfell
Von Trapp Children
Gretl Elsa Grivell & Alice Loiterton
Marta Ivy Hajek & Hayley Clapp
Brigitta Scarlett Spees & Cleo Parry
Louisa Leila Britton & Clare Wright
Kurt Jack Van Rhoda & Joel Pathuis
Friedrich Ben Seidel
Liesel Alexa Gill
Sister Katrina Hana Freeman
Sister Mary Emma Ashmore
Sister Edna Delia Althorp
Sister Bernadette Michaela Pitman
Sister Agatha Kirilee Haythorpe