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Christmas Story Art success

Our Years 5 and 6 students have enjoyed engaging in an artistic and creative process to explore the deeper meaning of the Christmas story – producing some beautiful and impressive artworks in the process.

With the help of their dedicated teachers, students have unpacked Scripture passages from the Year 5 & Year 6 Religious Education curriculum's Advent and Christmas units, and sought to illustrate their interpretation of the Christmas story.

Based on a selection criteria – including originality of illustration; depth of personal reflection; connection to the scriptures; and the standard of skills and techniques – this year’s diverse range of artworks demonstrated both the depth of originality and reflective thinking from our talented students.

“The artworks are an invitation to an intimate encounter with each student’s personal thoughts and understanding of their strength of faith. The students have provided examples of what you receive when deep reflective thinking on the story of hope and joy is made through the true message of Christmas”, CEDoW Education Officer for Gifted Education, Creativity & Critical Thinking and judge of the CEDoW Christmas Story Art Exhibition and Competition, John Charadia, said.

Six of our students' artworks were entered into the 2020 CEDoW Christmas Story Art Exhibition and Competition, where Year 6 student, Jack Wilson [pictured], was awarded the Director’s Choice Award at the for his artwork titled ‘The Annunciation’. His artwork has been displayed at the Wollongong Art Gallery for the public to view.

Jack’s artwork was then sent to the Sydney Archdiocese to be judged alongside 94 of the other top artworks from students in dioceses across NSW. A big congratulations to Jack, who was awarded Highly Commended and the School Club Art Craft & Stationary Encouragement Award at the Sydney Christmas Story and Art Exhibition and Competition!