First, let me start by welcoming the newcomers to our challenge. Nice to have you on board. To all of the names on this list that are familiar, welcome back. Thank you all for your dedication and willingness to give up your time. I am sure the kids are very grateful.
The next thing I would like to do is thank John Paul College, who were willing to take on the hosting of 2 regions this year. Both Brisbane South and Brisbane West Regionals will be held there. They are totally amazing and I love having them as hosts. They are super organised and extremely helpful.
Long-Term Challenges will be held in separate areas for each region. Spontaneous will be run from the same building for both regions, to help maintain security. Everything else will be run in the same place for both regions.
The Presentation Ceremony will be presented by both regions together, but the awards will still be kept separate. A map of the grounds should be uploaded by next weekend, as the joining may mean we are using different areas this year. Will confirm that by next Friday when we also are able to confirm the timetable schedules.
Registration has been improved, so it shouldn’t take as long as last time. However, as Registration and the Merchandise Store will be run from the same place, teams should only need to worry about registering at least a half hour before their first performance. All teams members need to be there when registering the teams.
The day would never happen if it weren’t for the volunteers who come and judge the performances. There are quite a number of judges required and your nominated judge goes a long way to ensuring all rooms are covered. This year, Denver Lacey has kindly accepted the role of Judges Coordinator. He has been doing a wonderful job and it has helped ease my stress levels. Some of the nominated judges have sadly not responded to his emails requesting confirmation. Can you please ask and ensure that your judges respond to him ASAP?
When sending letters home to parents, please ensure you have a meeting place sorted. The campus is way too big with far too many people there on the day, for any of us to be able to find a parent or team who have no idea where each other may be. Please ensure that parents are fully aware that they MAY NOT access the Spontaneous area. Failure to adhere to this will incur a penalty for the associated team, which we would prefer to avoid. This is for the team, members only and must not be talked about until all judging has ceased. However, we love and encourage parents to come and watch their child’s team perform in the Long Term.
Please make sure you have accessed the team suite forms. These must be supplied to the judges on the day.
That’s all for now. Every time I update this page I will note the date and time at the top. This will help you to keep track of whether or not you need to look through it all again.