Last Saturday 17 June, Mrs Ellery was presented with the Gilmore Award by Ann Sudmalis, at the Stars of the Eisteddfod.
The Gilmore Award is presented to a resident who through their involvement in the 2017 Eisteddfod has demonstrated their commitment and talent.
Mr George Windsor OAM, President of the Shoalhaven Eisteddfod Committee commented that Rosie Ellery has played a major role in promoting the school’s (NCS') involvement in the 2017 Eisteddfod, especially in primary choral and drama, as well as high school drama sections.
'The Stage Five and Six presentation of the scene from Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible”, directed
by Rosie was acclaimed by the Adjudicator and others privileged to view it, as an outstanding production by teenage actors.
'A special feature of Rosie’s work with Primary Stages Drama groups has been her initiative to involve senior students as co-directors of junior players to the great benefit of all involved as
demonstrated by their many successful performances.
'Under Rosie’s direction the Primary Choir participated with distinction in the highly competitive section for large schools. Her enthusiasm for Choral performance and her willingness to encourage and support other teachers is admirable. This was evident on one memorable occasion when Rosie assisted another school by accompanying their choir when their
recorded accompaniment was unavailable.
'In recognition of her outstanding professional skills in the training of Choirs, her inspirational teaching of Drama at both junior and senior levels, and her enthusiastic commitment to
effectively engage her students in performance over many years of Eisteddfod
involvement, the Committee is pleased to commend her as a worthy winner of the
Gilmore Award for 2017 and extend best wishes for continuing success as she continues
to encourage excellence in the performing arts in the school community,' Mr Windsor said.
Congratulations, Mrs Ellery! We are blessed to have you at NCS.