Success For Fisher At Feast Day House Singing Competition
This year, Friday 6 December was designated College Feast Day, a celebration involving the whole of the College community, marking the day, 8 December 1854, when the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart was founded. Feast Day allows the College to honour its important link with the MSCs.
In the afternoon the whole school came together in the Sports Hall to celebrate the anniversary. The ceremony began with the presentation of the House and Winter Sports prizes allowing the whole school to recognise pupil progress and achievement.
Then Director of Ethos, Kieran McCullough, reflected on the reasons why we observe the Feast Day. He spoke about being part of a worldwide community and introduced pupils to Downlands College in Queensland, another MSC founded school which shares the same spirit and ethos as the College.
Then it was time for what has become an important school tradition, the hotly-contested House Singing Competition.
In turn the Houses rose to their feet to perform their pieces. First were Austin House with a rousing rendition of I Want You Back. Benet came next with a lively rendition of Can't Take My Eyes Off You. Fisher House confidently belted out Build Me Up Buttercup and finally More enthusiastically sang Sweet Caroline.
The competition was judged by D Day Darling, Emily Jane Brooks, who was very impressed with the standard and the passion of the pupils and staff. She commented, “I really enjoyed the performances, it was a very difficult decision to make but in the end I decided that the winner should be Fisher House.”
Headmaster, Ed Hester said, "Thanks to Director of Ethos, Kieran McCullough, the Heads of House, the House Activities Co-ordinators and all the staff and pupils for wholeheartedly entering into the spirit of the day. This is an important annual event for the College, one that takes time to celebrate Princethorpe’s spirit of family."
Well done to all for their participation and enthusiasm.