Traralgon College has a long and very proud history of participating in Wakakirri and its sister event, the former Rock Eisteddfod Challenge. Competing in our first Rock Eisteddfod performance in 1991, the College has maintained its commitment to providing students with a Performing Arts avenue in which to express themselves creatively whilst building on leadership, teamwork and problem solving skills.

This year our college will once again participate in Wakakirri. The main philosophy of Wakakirri is that students work collaboratively with peers, Teachers and adult helpers to create a ‘Story’ through dance, acting and music.

Whilst the final production sees the students perform in professional settings such as The Plenary and The Victorian Arts Centre, it is the process of students actually creating the performance themselves that ultimately develops students’ educational outcomes, lifestyle choices and overall connectedness to the College.

All rehearsals are after school on a Thursday from 3.30 -5.00. Our performance is presented to our local audiences in late July and then the production is performed as part of the Wakakrri State Heats where we compete against other Victorian Secondary Schools for ‘Story of the Year’.

Participating students can elect to be either a performer or a backstage member who helps with sets, staging, costume creation and or makeup.

Production activities also include:

  • choreography assistants
  • fundraising
  • concept design
  • soundtrack editing
  • set design and painting
  • hair/makeup
  • backstage and lighting
  • costume design and creation