St Francis de Sales Regional College
St Francis De Sales Regional College is a regional Catholic secondary school in the Riverina town of Leeton, southwestern New South Wales, Australia. In 2006 it celebrated its 50-year jubilee. It is a large school in the Riverina, drawing students from Griffith, Narrandera, Deniliquin, Coleambally and Hay. A boarding program accommodates students from around the region, but most of the enrolment comes from Leeton. The school is situated on Yanco Avenue on the southern approach to Leeton and provides a significant educational centre.
On an irregular basis the school stages musical productions which are conducted by the music department and its directors and teachers. In 2002, at Leeton's Roxy Theatre, St. Francis staged Oliver! with an extensive cast and crew. In 2005 they premiered the production of Buralga which was written by the school's music teacher and director, Mark Ciavarella. Production was undertaken by former student, Paul Marin, and his production company using several kilometres of cable and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of professional equipment including moving lights, smoke machines, flying rigs and other stage equipment. It was filmed and a limited number of DVDs were produced, most going to the cast and crew. The school also holds an annual performing and visual arts showcase which exhibits the school's music, drama, visual arts, photography and digital media disciplines, as well as the hospitality department, which provides canapés for the intermission break.
The school's learning areas include the Creative and Performing Arts, Physical Education and Technology and applied studies (including Hospitality, Industrial metals, timber, construction, multimedia, textiles and graphics technology). All of which have access to industry standard, state of the art facilities.
As of February 2013, the principal of the college is Mrs. Brenda King and the vice principal is Mr. Sebastian Spina.
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- King, Brenda (2006). "St Francis De Sales Regional College Leeton: 50 Year Journal". St Francis De Sales Regional College. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
In the Principal's report (on p. 1), Mrs King thanks, 'Miss Patricia Grant, St. Francis Archivist, who is the "creator" of this Jubilee Magazine'.
- "St Francis De Sales Regional College: Courage and perseverance > Information". St Frances De Sales Regional College. 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
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