Each year, a show is produced by either the Junior College (Grade 1 – 3) or the Middle College (Grade 4 – 7). The content and context of the various productions is informed not only by amusement and fun, but also by educational themes and motifs (for example the productions “Hooked on Books” and “On Cue”). Our productions are staged not only in English but also on occasion in Afrikaans and Zulu so as to further improve the students’ language development. The highlight of the year is undoubtedly the field trip of the entire College to the Civic Theatre in Johannesburg to enjoy their pantomime production.
Over the years our members of staff have written and produced a number of their own shows, including “Sing a Song of Africa; “Welcome to our World”; “A Twist in the Tale”; “Dwarves Revenge”; “A Night with the Stars”; and “A Modern Fairytale”, together with a host of Christmas pageants, talent shows, and lip synch contests.
Most recently (in 2017) our Middle College staged an ambitious two-day Cultural event in collaboration with the Art Department. Titled “Afropop”, the halls of the College were adorned with captivating works of visual art, accompanied by the delectable tastes of Greek, Portuguese and Indian food and highlighted by plays and music showcasing cultural dress from around the world. Gumboot dancing, song groups, choirs, and marimbas added to the unique colour and excitement of the event.