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2018 Catholic Arts Important Dates

Vera Chidlow Scholarship

The Chapman Scholarship

The Catenian Association of Western Australia Scholarship

St John of God Healthcare Scholarship (details will be provided shortly)


2017 Venue Admission Prices



The 2017 Performing Arts Festival has now concluded and it is with great pleasure that on behalf of the Chair and the Performing Arts Festival Committee, we would like to congratulate all Participants in the Festival.

Thank you for all your hard work, dedication & commitment.


Congratulations again to all who participated, without your support the festival cannot go ahead.


2017 Shield Winners




The Opening Mass for the 28th Performing Arts Festival took place on Friday 21 July 2017 at Infant Jesus Parish, Morley. The mass was celebrated by Most Reverend Donald Sproxton VG and the concelebrating priests were Fr Sunny P Abraham OCD, Fr Tadgh Tierney, Fr John Pallippadan and Fr Christopher Ross.  Mark Powell performed the duties of Deacon with Darryl Winsor, Principal, Notre Dame School as Acolyte.   John Aldous, Chairman Catholic Arts, welcomed all the Opening Mass representatives who attended on the day.  The theme for this year’s Opening Mass was ‘Christ is the light....he is our treasure"’.  The Mass commenced with a proud display of a Student Flag Procession from all schools, with the Fanfare music performed by Newman College, conducted by Margaret Goldsmith.  Following this, the Liturgical movement was performed by students from St Brigid's College and choreographed by Olivia Venables.  The Choir this year was from Corpus Christi College under the direction of David Harries. The choir sang superbly throughout the Mass.   There was a moving performance of the dramatisation of the Gospel by students from Mazenod College, under the guidance of John Keogh.  Readers this year were from Iona Presentation College, Mater Christi Catholic Primary School, Mercedes College and Queen of Apostles School.  Students from St Dominic's School took up the Offertory gifts.  Dr Tim McDonald, Executive Director, Catholic Education Western Australia, then officially opened the 28th Performing Arts Festival with Genevie Baker, Catholic Arts Executive Committee presenting her vote of thanks to all the mass participants and those involved with the organisation.   A wonderful morning was had by all with refreshments served in the Parish Centre at the conclusion of the Mass.   Photos of the Mass were taken by Students from Sacred Heart College. These photos can be viewed on the Gallery of this website.

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This year’s 28th Performing Arts Festival Concert was held at the Perth Concert Hall on Monday 11th September 2017.
The evening began with an official welcome by our two  comperes for the evening, Mrs Genevie Baker and Major Ian Milne (Retd).  Genevie and Ian welcomed official guests including:-

Most Reverend Donald Sproxton, Auxiliary Bishop

Very Reverend Peter G Whitely VG, Vicar General

Monsignor Michael Keating, Judicial Vicar

Dr Tim McDonald, Executive Director Catholic Education Western Australia

Mr John Aldous, Chair of Catholic Arts and other invited guests, parents and students.
The stage was then filled by the 35 Shield Winners from this year’s Performing Arts Festival who paraded proudly down the aisle displaying their shields.  


Various performances followed which showcased the many talents of our Catholic school students and shield recipeints including Choirs, Concert Bands, Choral Speech and Dance.  There were two spotlight performances by very talented soloists and a "toe tapping" performance by a Celtic Band.  This year's Program was an amazing display of the young talent that exists in our Catholic Schools.  They are to be congratulated on the success of the night.   


The evening was highlighted with the presentation of awards.  Mr Lionel Cranfield, our major Sponsor from Zenith Music presented the following:-

The Zenith Commendation Award for Sustained Improvement Primary and Secondary

Zenith Awards for Country/Metropolitan Primary and Secondary Schools for Overall Excellence in Performance and Participation in the Spirit of the Festival
Four major scholarships were awarded this year:-
Vera Chidlow Scholarship for Pianoforte
The Chapman Scholarship for Secondary Strings
The Catenian Association Scholarship for Secondary Woodwind/Brass
St John of God Health Care Scholarship

Overall the concert was a fantastic evening had by all with various compliments given by different audience members recognising the talent, effort, hard work and above all, passion for the arts achieved by both teachers, parents and most of all our Students. We would also like to specifically thank our wonderful Committee for all their hard work in putting together this amazing Festival and final concert.
Well done to everyone who participated in the 2017 Performing Arts Festival - we look forward to next year’s 29th Performing Arts Festival.