Competitions

2016

 

Drama

Due to the construction of our new Performing Arts Centre being under way and no venue being available, only two productions were seen in 2016. The Past Students (HOSA) presented “On the Wallaby” and our Senior School performed a most entertaining production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the Drama Studio.

 

Public Speaking and Debating

We have had a lot of involvement with Debating and Public Speaking. It has been a fantastic year!

 

Debating Association of Victoria (DAV) (Shan Christensen, Marta Lopez, Helen McDonald, Robin Clarke, Adam Drennan and Sue Storey (HOD))

37 students achieved at least one Best Speaker

Grade C Team 1: Denis Lynn, Molly Xiao, Samantha Gates, Chavelle Liu and Elise Rodrigo went through to the playoffs. Daniel Gates and Luke Rodrigo were awarded Swannies.

 

DAV Junior Public Speaking (Phil Amos)

6 Middle School students participated.

 

Legacy Public Speaking (Jody Goddard)

4 year 8/9 students participated with Vishal Ramesh winning the first round of the competition.

 

Plain English Speaking (Nerida Beresford and Helen McDonald)

2 year 11 students participated

 

Slam Poetry Competition (Jody Goddard)

2 year 11 students participated

 

Lions Youth of the Year (Sue Storey)

Daniel Gates was the Glen Waverley Regional Winner

 

Chess (Mr Rodney Jones)

Our Middle School and Senior Chess teams made the State finals and the Middle School team won through to the National finals.

Australian National Chess Finals

Huntingtower’s Middle School Chess Team came 5th in the country this year. This is the fourth consecutive year that our Middle School Chess team has reached the National finals and their best overall performance to date.

Congratulations to all and special thanks to Mr Jones.

 

Media Achievements

2016 Film Festivals

 

JANUARY

FLICKERFEST  (NATIONAL)

FINALISTS (Top 10) January 2016

Daniel Phillips -Thief

 

FEBRUARY

TOMORROW  (MELBOURNE)

FINALISTS

Daniel Phillips – Thief 2nd Place

Jayden Teekens - Teacher Wars

Christina Percival – Locked

Mariah Papadopoulos – Nostalgia – Winner - $2000 software

Emma Knaus - New beginning

Daniel Bil – Pants on Fire 3rd Place

Daniel Bil- My Day in 60 Seconds

Connick Cheung – Super Ted

 

APRIL

GREEN FOOT FLICKS FILM FESTIVAL VIC

Finalists

Philip Chen – Reflection 1st Place Open $250

Shakthi Madike – Challenge Train First Place – Under 16 $250

Daniel Bil – Pants on Fire

Connick Cheung – Super Ted

Daniel Phillips – Thief

Emma Knaus - New beginning

Georgia Thompson – I am Woman

Sophie Paris – Lovestruck

Jeff Sing – Blood Sweat and Precious Metal

 

JUNE

SHORT CUTS FILM FESTIVAL VIC

Finalists

 

Super Ted dir. Connick Cheung [Highly Commended]

Thief dir. Daniel Phillips [Runner Up]

 

AUGUST

FOCUS ON ABILITY

FINALISTS

Dravet Syndrome dir. Tahlia Harper and Stefanie Giagoudakis [Highly Commended]

 

CHOOSE MATHS AWARDS

Runner Up $1500

Maths Fam created by Stefan Sakellaradis, Martin Ho, Tyler Freeland

 

OCTOBER

Heart of Gold Film Festival  QLD

FINALISTS

Tough Decisions Ahead dir. Georgia Thompson

A Frame in Time dir. Caitlin De Vos

Con Munity dir. Daniel Neiborski

iCentury dir. Barak Chen

Tattoo: The life and times of a Temporary Tattoo Artist dir. Daniel Nieborski

Josh Dunstone: Freestyle Skateboarding dir. James Sfyridis

 

LIGHTS! CAMERA! SHORTS! MONASH FILM FESTIVAL VIC

Showtime dir. Daniel Bil  BEST FILM

iCentury dir. Barak Chen BEST ANIMATION

Tattoo: The life and times of a Temporary Tattoo Artist dir. Daniel Nieborski BEST CONCEPT

The Case of the Opium Fandango dir. Drew Lindsay BEST ENSEMBLE

Touch Decisions Ahead dir. Georgia Thompson BEST DOCUMENTARY

Josh Dunstone: Freestyle Skateboarding dir. James Sfyridis BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

FINALISTS

The Apprehended dir. Nathanael Schokman

The Assignment dir. Media Class 2016

 

STUFFIT FILM FESTIVAL QLD

FINALISTS

Tattoo: The life and times of a Temporary Tattoo Artist dir. Daniel Nieborski BEST FILM

The Case of the Opium Fandango dir. Drew Lindsay

Touch Decisions Ahead dir. Georgia Thompson BEST DOCUMENTARY

King of the Playground dir. Daniel Bil

Showtime dir. Daniel Bil RUNNER UP BEST FILM & BEST ORGINAL SCORE

Josh Dunstone: Freestyle Skateboarding dir. James Sfyridis

The Apprehended dir. Nathanael Schokman

iCentury dir. Barak Chen  Best Animation

 

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH SILENT FILM FESTIVAL NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL

 

A Frame in Time dir Caitlin DeVos  3rd Place $250 (moves onto final in USA)

Additional award- Runner up Best Editor, Best Director

 

DUNGOG FILM FESTIVAL

FINALIST (Film festival not yet held for final results)

The Case of the Opium Fandango dir. Drew Lindsay

 

DFFANZ DRONE FILM FESTIVAL AUS + NZ – International

Finalists (Film festival not yet held for final results)

Weightless dir by Param Patwala, Callum Welch

 

BUFTA- QLD / National

Shortlisted

Tattoo: The life and times of a Temporary Tattoo Artist dir. Daniel Nieborski

Nominee - iCentury dir. Barak Chen (top 3)

 

ATOM AWARDS – Finalists  INTERNATIONAL

FINALISTS

Super Ted dir. Connick Cheung [Highly Commended]

Theif dir. Daniel Phillips [Runner Up]

 

ROBIN ANDERSON FILM AWARDS (SYDNEY)

FINALISTS

iCentury dir. Barak Chen

Showtime dir. Daniel Bil

The Apprehended dir. Nathanael Schokman

The Best Direction

Showtime - Daniel Bil - Huntingtower School, VIC

The Best Editing

Pants on Fire - Daniel Bil - Huntingtower School, VIC

The Best Sound

iCentury - Barak Chen - Huntingtower School, VIC

 

 

SUNSHINE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL NATIONAL

Finalist

Knight in Shining Armour dir Caitlin DeVos

 

DECEMBER

MADE IN MELBOURNE FILM FESTIVAL  

FINALISTS (Top 9)

Tattoo: The life and times of a Temporary Tattoo Artist dir. Daniel Nieborski

Pants on Fire - Daniel Bil

Thief dir. Daniel Phillips

 

JANUARY

FLICKERFEST  (NATIONAL)

FINALISTS (Top 10) January 2017

Tattoo: The life and times of a Temporary Tattoo Artist dir. Daniel Nieborski

Pants on Fire - Daniel Bil

 

Other activities

Other activities included The Great Victorian Bike Ride led by Ms Savage; Junior School Areobics ( Mrs Clapp); the Book Club (Mrs Hamzi); Drama (Mr Borbely); Choirs (Mrs Sutton, Mrs Wilson, Miss R Bramble and Miss M Bramble); Orchestras (Mrs Bramble); String Orchestras (Mrs Bramble); Concert Band (Mrs Bramble); Hockey Stix (Ms Savage); The Camerata - Arts in the Round (Ms Greiveson, Mrs Tyquin, Mrs Power, Miss Beal, Mrs Bramble, Mr Borbely, Mrs Ardiyanti, Mr Survi, Mrs Storey, Mrs Nix, Mr Amos); Huntingtower Heat Basketball (Ms Savage, Mrs Jenkin and the Parent Committee); Swimming Club (Mrs Aden, Mr Powell and parent committee); Athletics training (Ms Savage, Ms Neal and Staff Members); Cross Country training (Mr Rees and Staff members); House Music and House Debating (Music Department, English Department and Heads of House); Weekly sport (Ms Savage) which includes Footy, Cricket, Tennis, Soccer, Softball, Netball, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Hockey, Badminton and Basketball; the Science Talent Search (Mrs Gallard); Hosting Aboriginal exchange students (Mrs Swan); Visiting our sister school in California – Clairbourn (Mrs Deubel, Mr Wroe, Mrs Lopez). Simunye Project (Miss Beal, Mrs Goddard, Mr Abernethy); The Duke of Edinburgh program (Mr Green) had over 90 students involved. Students have now completed all levels of this award including Bronze, Silver and Gold. The students involved have completed numerous expeditions led by Mr Green and accompanied by a number of other staff members. We are grateful to them all for the extra time and commitment this activity involves.

 

 

 

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