School Productions

The earliest recorded whole school concert was in 1943, where the entire program was devoted to Longfellow’s ‘Song of Hiawatha’. Costuming the company of three hundred students during wartime rationing required the ingenuity of the Sisters, parents and girls. It wasn’t until Sr Janet Mead began teaching at SAC that the school production became a regular event on the school calendar. Her enthusiasm, commitment and musical talent resulted in productions such as Godspell, Jesus Christ Super Star, The Mikado and more. The tradition of the school productions continues at St Aloysius College and is memorable for students, not only for the on-stage experience, but also for the friendships formed.

By Carol Grantham
St Aloysius College Archivist, 2024