Junior School Saints factor

Wow, wow, wow! I have been blown away by this year’s showcase of talent. We had a wide range of talented singers, dancers, instrumentalists and even wild card enthusiasts entering the SAINTS Factor. The number of entrants increased from previous events, and so a big congratulations goes to the Grade 6s, Mrs Smith’s class in particular, who had the most entrants in one class in the Senior Primary.

Well done to all the girls who entered. Taking that first leap of handing in your entry can be daunting, so I am proud of everyone who auditioned in the preliminary rounds. All the girls can be very pleased with their performances. A big thank you goes to everyone who supported the girls throughout the process, and to all the teachers who helped behind the scenes.

This year’s adjudicators included, Claire van Niekerk (St Mary’s Dance Teacher), Callandra Youngelson (St Marys Vocal Coach) and our invited guest Tulla Eckhart (Vocal Coach and featured on SA’s “The Voice”). They all gave the girls constructive feedback and helped them to grow their talents from round to round. Thank you to these special role-models for making the tough decisions while enjoying every unique performance.

A special congratulations to the finalists who performed at the PTA Fun day and of course to the overall winners of the Saints Factor 2016. Well done to all of you!

FINALS (Grade 4+5): Overall Winners
Solo Singing                               Chiedza Mupita                 
Instrumental (Beg – Grade 2)         Hannah Newman and Tali Newman
Instrumental (Grade 3 above)       Mira Kathawaroo                                  
Duet Dance                                Michaela lotto and Alexia Bakos
Group Dance                             
Andisiwe Rodolo, Kate Williams, Kiara Lomax, Georgina Setzkorn, Velisa Kahla,
Vuyisa Kahla and Ramadimetja Montjane

FINALS (Grade 6+7): Overall Winners
Solo Singing                                Lesedi Chocho                   
Duet Singing                               Khethile Mukoki and Stephanie Bergesen             
Group Singing                             Erin Pullinger, Hannah Sherman and Sasha Steyn
Wild Card                                   Amber Mcluckie and Roxanna Young 
Solo Dance                                 Kayla Read                       
Group Dance                             
Laura Loveland, Janet Walters, Roxanna Young, Talsia Rossini, Ella Babaya,
Samantha Pearson and Zahra Pakdoust

Carol Shutte
Head of Music: Junior School