Here We Learn To Live...
"Here we Learn to Live"... the story of 'Sing Kristin'
One of the familiar faces that we welcomed back to Kristin at the staff reunion in September was Anne Tindall (formerly Bradstreet), a much-loved Kristin staff member who taught here from 1983-1992.
Many Alumni and their families will remember Anne from her days as a teacher in the Junior School and for her involvement with Kristin music. For many years, Anne nurtured musical talent through Kristin’s musicals and student performances, often writing original pieces for students to perform.
One such piece was Sing Kristin, originally written for the Mariner House Choir to perform in the 1986 House Choir competition. As well as taking the title that year, the song captured the spirit of the school community – so much so that Principal Claudia Wysocki asked that it become the official school song.
In the 32 years since it was originally composed, Sing Kristin has become a special part of what it means to belong at Kristin; thousands of students and staff have sung those lyrics together at assemblies and special events, our Alumni often break into spontaneous song during reunions and the lyrics are frequently referenced by students and staff alike when expressing what it means to belong here at Kristin.
Anne’s contribution to the House Choir competition back in 1986 captured the spirit of the moment, and even today, her words hold relevance for what brings us all together in this place and time.