Wednesday, 27 June 2007

St Peter’s Cultural Interchange

80 instrumental and vocal students from St Peter’s and Verdon Colleges joined forces for a “Cultural Interchange” day at First Church, Invercargill at the end of Term 2. The students took part in choral and orchestral workshops throughout the day and presented a short, informal concert in the early evening.

Tuesday, 26 June 2007

Music Festival

The 2007 Music Festival involved about 200 students taking part in House Choirs and individual instrumental and vocal solos. This is a competitive event and the students perform to an adjudicator and an enthusiastic audience from our school community. This has become an increasingly popular inter-house event in the school’s calendar.

Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Journey of the Cross and Icon

As part of the World Youth Day 2008 celebrations we were privileged to have the World Youth Day Cross and Icon of Mary in our school grounds today. World Youth Day is actually a series of events, culminating in a final mass in Sydney on 20 July 2008. The Journey of the Cross and Icon began its New Zealand trip on 10 June, and will make its way northwards over the course of this month. It will leave our shores for Sydney on 30 June.

The cross was gifted to the youth of the world by Pope John Paul II, and has travelled far and wide – it has been throughout Europe, the United States, Canada, South America and The Philippines, to Poland and Prague, to the German Parliament and even to Ground Zero in New York. The Icon of Mary joined with the cross in its travels in 2003.

After the celebration at Verdon College, the Cross and Icon left for Bluff and Stewart Island.