Canterbury House has won the 2018 SACS Factor performing arts competition, with a dazzling mash-up of genres and a lot of denim and leather.
In second place was Salisbury House, whose group rendition of Bruno Mars’ Locked Out of Heaven was a crowd favourite.
Following closely behind was Hereford in third, and St Paul’s in fourth place.
The competition sees all eight school houses compete against each other in several performance rounds, with the final round held in front of the entire school in the Cathedral. The event raises funds to support the school’s newest charity partner, one1seven Church in Sydney’s south.
Rev Matt Johnson, the Church’s Senior Pastor, explained the church’s mission to reach “the least, the last, and the lost” in a rapidly changing part of Sydney. The church provides 70 to 100 meals every Friday evening in its One4food program, sourcing food from OzHarvest to serve residents who live in government housing. Rev Johnson thanked students for their support of the program.
Deputy Head of School, Mr Brad Swibel, in announcing the winner of the competition, commented that “every year it gets bigger, better and more complicated. I think this year was the year of mash-ups and denim.”
Thank you to everyone for their support of this huge event!
– Anthony Segaert
– Photos: Phillip Pain