Gillawarna Festival back

CREATING an ocean of colour, dance and song, over 400 students and 40 teachers are set to descend on Bankstown Sports Club on September 10 and 11 for the annual Gillawarna Festival of the Performing Arts – the biggest on record in 40 years.

Youth from 11 schools in performing art showcase

With 11 public schools performing – Bankstown Public, Bankstown North Public, Lansvale Public, Carramar Public, Villawood East Public, Villawood North Public, Chester Hill Public, Chester Hill North Public, Wattawa Heights Public, Fairfield Heights Public and Yagoona Public – the festival offers a range of lucky door prizes, with tickets available from participating schools.
Chester Hill North Public teacher and marketing co ordinator Joe-Morris Sassine said: “The Gillawarna Festival allows students to perform live on stage in front of family and friends. Students this year are singing and dancing to the theme ‘Celebrations’. It is sure to be an exciting and eventful period that students will remember for a very long time.
“Thanks to Officeworks Old Guildford and Greenacre who have contributed donations for lucky door prizes.”
Villawood North Public teacher and festival co ordinator Elizabeth Jugovac said: “This year, our wonderful choir has 18 students and our fabulous dance group comprises 17 students. The dedication of all our teachers involved in the festival allows our students to showcase their talents. The festival truly is a wonderful experience that we know they will remember for the rest of their lives as will the audience so ensure you book your seats today.”