Updated: Apr 3, 2019
Miss Mooney, our multi-talented senior science teacher, took it upon herself to create a show for the senior students which was a true reflection of their talent whilst incorporating her passion for dance and choreography. Following long months of planning, choreographing, rehearsing, a sold-out audience last Wednesday and Thursday were delighted to watch the entire senior school come together for this first ever senior show-off!
The whole of senior school participated, performing an array of acts featuring singing, dancing, instrumental and musical prowess from the school band and individual talents alongside magic tricks and unique comedy.
The Show Off definitely achieved its aim to dig out the hidden talents of our students. They did not disappoint us and for over 2 hours performed many exhilarating performances showing these off in true style!
Siblings’ Albert and Pia proved to be great MCs at this event, maybe a future career in speaking or radio would be for them! First up they introduced the school band onto stage who performed enthusiastically to the audience. We were wowed by some budding musicians amongst our senior students. Other impressive musical performances from Isabella and Ladfah as well as Emma’s sweet voice on vocals were punctuated with reading of poems and magic tricks.
Victoria in year 8 astounded us with her creative skills braving a solo comedy act bringing her love of words to life! Jina, Pia and Ava read out their poem entries for the COBIS 2019 poetry competition which depicted very moving accounts of life under the brutal regime of Pol-Pot in Cambodia.
The show kept us engaged throughout as each class performed their class dance with passion and creativity including: Year 8s exciting dance routine to ‘The Time Warp’; Year 9s rocked their way onto stage, giving a fast-paced eccentric performance to ‘Panic at the disco’ wearing glow in the dark tops with swirling spot lights.
Year’s 10s & 11s regaled the crowd with a high energy dance mash-up of Grease, the YMCA, the Macarena and soldier boy which had the audience buzzing. The finale from year 7s, all adorned in colourful and glittery outfits., as they danced to the ‘The Greatest Showman’ with twirling ribbons, hoopla-hoop tricks, acrobatics and gymnastics stunts stole the show away with this all-time favourite!
There were many outstanding contributions to the show and we would like to commend all those students involved, even-though we cannot list them all. Equally, such a show cannot work without the wonderful efforts of academic and non-academic staff who conceded many hours of their time towards a successful show-off. The video links and images offer a true account of the passion and talent.
The colourful, electric and gripping show left parents, teachers and students feeling proud of such talent from the ISS children. Mr Lees closed the show on the last night by giving a special thanks to everyone but mostly Miss Mooney for her inspiring leadership, artistic skills and input into this event.