College production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang


While the red curtain has closed on the final show of our A.B. Paterson College production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, we are completely in awe of the depth of talents demonstrated by our incredible musical performance students in Year 4-12.

We witnessed not just singers, dancers, musicians, backstage crew, side stage crew, lighting and communications crew during our production, but also the strength of their good character, their excellence, care and commitment for each other behind the scenes each and every day. We sincerely thank each and every one of you for your outstanding good character and high standards, which A.B. Paterson College is known for. Please enjoy these production photos as special keepsakes!

As is tradition at A.B. Paterson College, our production students took the time last night after our Finale performance of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to thank all of the extraordinary staff and volunteers who give their time and talents every year to ensure our students continue to receive the greatest opportunities.

Please join us on behalf of the entire College community, to convey our overwhelming gratitude to the following amazing A.B. Paterson College staff and team of brilliant volunteers of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang:

Ms Nadia Mackenzie – Musical Director - a remarkably talented musician in her own right – managed a feat to amalgamate some of the score to suit our performers, and of course produce the sublimely sounding orchestra supporting our student stage performers.

Ms Emily Fletcher – Director extraordinaire, whose interpretation of this screenplay has really shone through showcasing our talented students across every aspect of these performances, all while playing an integral part of their treasured memories for years to come.

Ms Sharyn Walker-Joyce – Producer and Head of Performing and Academic Arts here at A.B. Paterson College. Under her guidance and leadership students from across Prep to Year 12, develop as singers, dancers, musicians and performers – and clearly flourish when given the opportunity to perform.

The indominable Ms Rachel Newcombe who has been at our College for 20 years and whose passion for our Choral program and our College choirs is something we are all so grateful for.

Ms Jacki Olivier – an artist in her own right – has inspired our student artwork that is on display in our LPAC foyer, also on our online Auction and Merchandise links, and most amazingly forms all of the backdrops of our Chitty Chitty Bang Bang production.

These two sensational stalwarts (and ex-parents of A.B.) who have for decades been behind the scenes; sourcing, sewing, constructing and hemming away so our students would have costuming to compliment the choice of musical. Lisa Wise and Janet Burrage – whose vision, attention to detail and creativity know no bounds.

And… for those of you who had children in the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang performances – you will have heard tales (we are sure) about the car… So without any elaboration, we would like to sincerely thank our back stage crew who have truly embodied the College motto of Excellence, Care and Commitment to the task of making sure our car, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang did what it was supposed to do!

Thank you also, to our wonderful parents, who have supported their children during the hours of driving back and forth to rehearsals and working constantly around the clock to ensure their children achieve their dreams!

To everyone in our A.B. community, we thank you for giving us the A.B. Difference - to challenge the individual to achieve and to act with purpose and good character!

Sharyn Walker-Joyce
Head of The Arts