Indooroopilly State High School’s first live virtual school assembly was broadcast from our Film, Television and New Media Production Studio today.
The COVID-19 global pandemic has prevented schools from holding gatherings for much of 2020, so staff and students collaborated to take our assembly online via a school-wide Microsoft Teams meeting to celebrate this week’s return of all year levels.
Students and teachers joined the meeting from their classrooms in Period 1 to watch brief speeches from Executive Principal Lois O’Reilly and school leaders Eddy Curwen, Eunki Jung, Maia Weatherstone and Josie Russell.
The rest of Indro’s student leaders – Shanu Sobti, Brendan Garson, Selina Pham, Oliver Strong, Coleman Cornford, Sarah Donaghey, Mokuren Abe and Emily Muller – joined the group on camera.
The cast of the 2020 musical theatre revue A Night at the PDT sang There Will be Sun from Tim Minchin’s Groundhog Day.
Mrs O’Reilly expressed her pride in students, teachers, support staff and parents who had helped the school community get through a difficult 10 weeks.
“It’s really important that we focus on learning but even more important than that is wellbeing,” she said. “We’ve been through quite an experience, so you need to reach out if you need some help.”
Tammy Gilmore, Head of Department – The Arts, said the virtual assembly was a great experience for Years 11 and 12 Film, Television and New Media students, who operated the cameras and control room and did the sound and lighting. It was also an opportunity to showcase the outstanding talent of our performers from A Night at the PDT, which was to have been held in April but has been postponed until restrictions on gatherings are lifted.