On the evening of 14 September, the new Secondary Parkerville Campus of Mundaring Christian College was transformed into a vibrant exhibition as students showcased their extraordinary work in the many artistic disciplines on offer at the school.
Over 300 people from the Hills Community, including current and prospective parents, and countless children, marvelled at the plethora of creativity on display for attendees to see, taste, smell, listen to and touch.
“We are very proud of the quality of accomplishment and great work that has taken place,” said Mr Rod McNeill, Principal of Mundaring Christian College.
“You couldn’t come to FAMMM Fest without appreciating the uniqueness of our school. That this is a place where good learning is going on in a positive environment.”
FAMMM Fest originated when the teachers from the electives professional learning team came up with the idea of a festival to celebrate and showcase the exceptional artisan workmanship produced by our students.
In addition to viewing the extensive artistic displays including ceramics, paintings, drawings and woodwork, FAMMM Fest goers were able to get hands-on with robotics, purchase organic herbs from the edible gardens, as well as enjoy a range of gourmet savoury and sweet treats prepared by the food technology students, all accompanied by a variety of musical performances by students and staff.
Year 9 student Chaela Hannen-Williams and Year 10 student Tenique Fregin with just two of the delectable snacks available for FAMMM Fest goers
Year 10 student Blaire Mell, who has chosen food technology as an option says, “Aside from being able to eat all the food, my favourite part of the course is being able to use all the different equipment to experiment and create unique things.”
Lisa Del Favero, mother of two sons who are new to the school from South Africa this year, said, “I’m impressed with how creative, innovative and supportive the school is. We have been to some great schools, but Mundaring Christian College ranks at the top.”
All attendees were encouraged to cast their vote for their favourite item or piece within each discipline, which lead to a People’s Choice award recipient for each category. The winners were:
FOOD - Best Cupcake Leah Clark, Year 7
ART - Best Art Piece Alex Raven, Year 11
MEDIA - Best Media Piece Abigail Crombie, Year 8
MATERIALS - Best Materials Piece Anders Ohman Year 11
MUSIC - Best Musical Performance “The Belles” Chelsea Middleton, Amber Baker & Alanna Blair
People’s Choice Art award recipient, Year 11 student Alex Raven proudly displays his art
Mrs Freddie Hendriksen, one of the school’s founders and whose children were the first two students of Mundaring Christian College over 28 years ago, still attends every school event and was gobsmacked at the success of FAMMM Fest.
“We poured our heart and soul into the school and it just goes to show what is possible when you stay focussed,” Mrs Hendriksen said.
Mr McNeill concluded, “I was most impressed by evident enthusiasm and positive and willing attitudes of the over 100 student helpers, and our extraordinary teachers, on the night.”