Art & Culture

Art & Culture • 10/11/2016

Diwali Festival

Diwali is a festival of lights and it is celebrated by millions of Indians. The festival, which is the Indian New Year, celebrates new beginnings and the victory of good over evil and light over darkness. Those celebrating the festival also light traditional diyas (candles) and decorate their houses with colourful rangoli, artworks which are patterns created on the floor using colourful powder or rice. During Diwali, families and friends share sweets and gifts and there is also a strong belief in giving food and goods to those in need. It is also traditional for homes to be cleaned and new clothes to be worn at the time of the festival. This year on 5th November we took part in a traditional Indian dance organised by the Indian Association.

Carncot students Juhi, Surya, Emily, Kareena, Jiya, Dia, Vrunda and Dhruvi.



Art & Culture • 10/11/2016

SNAP SHOT – Carncot Art Exhibition

Here is a selection of our Art Exhibition photos. See more on Facebook – Carncot Independent School.


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Art & Culture • 10/11/2016

Snap Shot followed by Musical Soirée Wednesday 2 November

Snap Shot & Musical Soirée

Carncot School Art Gallery will be open to celebrate the 2016 collection of art from Years 1 to 8.

Wednesday 2 November 2016
5:30 – 6:30
Carncot School Art Room


Musical Soirée

Come and enjoy an amazing night of musical entertainment.

Wednesday 2 November 2016
6:30 – 8:00
Carncot School Gymnasium
Bring $2 for entry per person
Supper will be provided

Academic • 10/11/2016

Mandarin Chinese Speech Competition and Cultural Day

The Mandarin Chinese Speech Competition and Cultural Day took place during the school holidays at the Convention Centre. Our school had 7 out of the 9 entries in the senior Year 7-13 non-native speaking groups which included secondary schools, and 2 out of 14 entries ( Christina and David ) in the senior Year 7-13 native speaking group.

The Chinese community made us all very welcome and they were thrilled that so many children were learning Mandarin. They provided afternoon tea and several dance performances before the prize giving.

All the Carncot students presented their speeches very well and we received the following placings:

Year 7 – 13 Non-native speaking section

1st       Mia Vanderkolk

2nd =   Emma Bedford and Emily McKinlay

3rd       Kareena Patel

All Carncot students!

Other participants on the day were Antoinette Hehir, Allie Prasitdamrong, Sam Nicholson, Christina Jiao and David Zhou. Well done to all the students and many thanks and congratulations to Melody Chang, our Mandarin teacher!

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Art & Culture • 10/11/2016

Junior School Trip

Last week our Junior School went off on their adventures. They visited the Te Ahu Turanga Marae in Woodville and walked the Loop Track section of the Gorge walk. Thank you to Rachel Perigo, who teaches our students Te Reo Maori, and also to our parent helpers. The students had a fantastic day out.

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See our Facebook page  – Carncot Independent School for more photos.