Shearwater Winter Festival 2018
Thursday June 21
5.00pm to 6.30pm
(The festival will be postponed to Tuesday June 26 if needed)
Each year, the Shearwater community gathers, in reverence, to mark the solstice, the in-breath of the year, and the return of the light. We also take this time to celebrate the Year 12s as they come towards the completion of their Shearwater journey.
This year's festival takes its inspiration from the migration of the Humpback whales, moving northwards to the Queensland coast, and southwards to Antarctica, in a giant, breathing, yearly rhythm.
The festival story encompasses the indigenous wisdom of the whale's origin in the Mirrabooka, the Milky Way, and also the present concerning reality of the earth's oceans, with a prompt to create change, born of awareness and love.
All students from both the Primary and High School, will remain at school at the end of the day, as they prepare for the evening event. Please stand by for more detailed information from your children's Teachers and Guardians, as well as Class Parent Representatives, who will be coordinating the evening meal.
Parents and friends are invited to arrive at the Big Amphitheatre at the back of the Primary School at 5pm for the welcome to country and festival songs performed by our High School music students.
The main event will commence at 5.30pm. We ask that all families be seated by 5.15pm, so as not to block the path of the students as they enter the amphitheatre.
Please note that the Primary School event in the Hall, which will take place before the main event, is for students only due to space considerations.
Please remember to dress warmly and bring something to sit on as you will be seated on the ground.
Here are a few of the songs we've been singing in preparation for the festival.