The Arts

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

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.

College Musical
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

All communications regarding the Sound of Music will be available on this page throughout the course of the musical to assist families in keeping up to date with all relevant information.

Sound of Music Cast & Ensemble

Main Cast

Maria                                 Georgia Riggs
Captian Von Trapp           Mr Josh Koop
Elsa (The Baroness)        Molly Peier
Max                                    TBA
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

Tyson Knight
Will Holmes
Yuki Woidt
Eve McLachlan
Keeley Dyer

Nuns/Ball Attendees
Azarita Aitken
Ebony Mansbridge
Tayla Biscoe
Lila Dale
Ebony Meeks
Edie Jarret
Georgia Nash
Valentina Plisko
Olivia Duchow
Jade Manuel
Sienna Whittam
Mikayla Brider