Santa picks from the sticks for Tweeds Aussie Idol

Burringbar public school, kids idol competition. Special guest judge Santa talks to Lilly Steele. Photo: John Gass / Daily News
Burringbar public school, kids idol competition. Special guest judge Santa talks to Lilly Steele. Photo: John Gass / Daily News John Gass

SANTA Claus took on a different role from his traditional job and adjudicated over an Australian Idol-like talent quest at Burringbar Public School this week.

Although the North Pole resident shares certain physical attributes with Idol hitman Kyle Sandilands, Santa took a more positive approach and, rather than tear the performers apart, provided constructive feedback.

Performances included a keyboard playing transformer, lollipop ladies, dancing groups and a bush ballad boy among others.

Principal Helen Atkins said the school was proud of its academic and sporting excellence and could now add creative performances to this tradition.

"Burringbar Public School was awash with talented students from as young as five who skipped, shuffled, juggled and danced whilst being judged by a very special guest, Santa Claus," Mrs Atkins said.

The quest was divided into different sections and young Charlie Munro took out the junior individual contest while Cameron Tartan won the senior individual competition.

Dance group Party Rocks won the junior group contest and the senior group competition was won by another dance group called Hot Girls.

The school is now accepting enrolments for 2013 and bus travel from Pottsville, Crabbes Creek and Moobal is available.

For all enquiries please contact the school on (02) 6677 1469.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Shark attacks: What's behind the steep rise?

Shark attacks on people have significantly increased i

Further social media reports of shark sightings

A young surfer had a lucky escape after being hit by a shark at Broken Head near Byron Bay. Photo: Twitter - Geoffrey John Knapp.

Man describes the shark incident this morning

Local Partners

Kristie doesn't mind being the third wheel in Survivor final

Kristie Bennett in a scene from Australian Survivor.

SOLO player will take on Survivor's power couple Lee and El tonight.

Scary hoping Posh and Sporty will re-join The Spice Girls

Mel B

Mel B hoping Victoria Beckham, Mel C will re-join The Spice Girls

REVIEW: Michael McIntyre has Brisbane in stitches

Michael McIntyre in a scene from his TV series Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow.

BRITISH comedian is in the country on his Happy and Glorious Tour.

Cliff Richard doesn't need Rod Stewart's help with legal bills

Sir Cliff Richard

"'Don't worry, I'm loaded. I won't keep you to it.' "

Bindi Irwin named in MAXIM HOT 100 list

Wildlife Warrior named among Australia's most beautiful women

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June

New $200 million development will create 580 jobs

Cassie And Josh with baby Alfie and daughter Andee. They have bought at new Lennox Head development Epiq.

Majority of new positions will be given to Northern Rivers locals

Cherrabah's mega resort plans axed

PLANS for a massive development at Cherrabah have been scrapped.