Community Christmas Carols
1 December 2019
Thank you for making our 2018 Carols an awesome event. We appreciate your support and for visiting our school. As more information comes to hand regarding our 2019 carols we will update this page. In the mean time, the information below outlines the program for our 2018 event.
Avondale School is proud to host Community Christmas Carols for the fourth year running. This is a great opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate this special time of year. It’s also a chance for Avondale School, and its sponsors, to provide something to give back to the community for all the support throughout the year. We hope that you can join us on 2 December with special guests Justine Clarke, and selected judges from Channel 7’s All Together Now 100, as well as as well as music from Josh Cunningham, Ardent Sound, Ashrae, and more. We’re also proud to partner with Eat Street Cooranbong, who will be providing food vendors for the evening, along with some of our local favourites. Gates will open from 4.30pm. Pre-show will commence at 5.30pm. Please remember that this is a family-friendly event, and pets and alcohol are not permitted.
Featuring Justine Clarke
Justine, a former Home & Away actress and current Play School host, is currently a popular children’s entertainer and presenter, and has released albums and DVDs of children’s music through ABC Music. Titles include “I Like to Sing”, “Songs to Make You Smile”, “Great Big World”, “Pyjama Jam!” & the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Award winning “A Little Day Out With Justine Clarke” (2013). And on Wednesday, 28 November, Justine also won the ARIA for best children’s album of 2018, “Justine Clarke - The Justine Clarke Show!”
Ashrae is an emerging soul-pop artist, born and raised on the Central Coast of New South Wales. Her art form has always come from a place of authenticity, revealed through her painstakingly crafted songs and curiosity. She embodies an eclectic fusion of musical influences that blend into a dramatic tapestry of pop, soul, gospel and r+b. In June 2017, Ashrae released her first 5-track EP, which reached #20 on the Australian iTunes Album Charts and hovered at #2 on the iTunes R&B/Soul Charts for several days.
Emily Rex, Donna Jordee, Sophie Carter, Greg Gould, Komiti Levai, Melanie Lewin and Samantha Leith are judges on Channel 7’s All Together Now TV show. “The 100” comprises a plethora of judges from music genres ranging from Opera, Musical Theatre to Rap and Alternative, you name it, it is in most cases covered. Each supremely talented in their own right, these guys pack a punch when they come together! Music is what they live and breathe.
Featuring Josh Cunningham
Josh Cunningham is a founding member of twenty-six year old Australian folk/roots music group “The Waifs”. His involvement with The Waifs has resulted in a total of four ARIA Award wins, all in 2003 for Up All Night and ten further nominations. He has released five studio albums with The Waifs and co-writes songs with fellow members Donna Simpson and Vikki Thorn, including “Lighthouse”, which was nominated for an ARIA Award as “Single of the Year” in 2003.
Kids like superheroes, so what could be better for tykes than becoming superheroes themselves? That’s what happens at night for young friends Connor, Amaya and Greg. When they put on their pyjamas and activate their animal amulets, they turn into their alter egos Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, before embarking on adventures that are filled with action. Along the way, they solve mysteries and learn valuable lessons. The animated series is based on the “Les Pyjamasques” book series by French author Romuald Racioppo.
Carols Parking Map
Below is a map of where the best place is to park for Community Christmas Carols. P1 will get you closest to the Avondale School oval where the event is taking place. P2 is reserved for volunteers. Please follow all authorised personnel and signs as indicated. Please be aware that you will be driving through a residential area to get there, so please be mindful of the people that live in the area and that there will be children around. There is plenty of space to park so please be patient. If you do need to drop off elderly, please indicate that to a traffic marshal and they will let you through to drop off at the entrance to the school.