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The spotlight awaits local students at this year’s Schools Spectacular

NSW Department of Education 2 mins read

The state’s biggest showcase of public education’s creativity and performing arts is turning 40, and students from Sydney’s inner west public schools are joining the ‘Fabulous’ party.  

 

The students have been chosen to perform at this year’s Schools Spectacular - the world’s largest amateur variety show and one of NSW public education’s flagship arts events. 

 

They will join a cast of thousands of public school students from on stage at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 November for a ‘Fabulous’ display of youth dance and musical performances.  

 

The local schools participating in the show across a range of categories include:

 

  • Ashbury Public School
  • Ashfield Boys High School
  • Burwood Girls High School
  • Burwood Public School
  • Chalmers Road School
  • Croydon Park Public School
  • Drummoyne Public School
  • Dulwich High School of Visual Arts and Design
  • Dulwich Hill Public School
  • Erskineville Public School
  • Glenmore Road Public School
  • Leichhardt Public School
  • Lewisham Public School
  • Marrickville High School
  • Newtown High School of the Performing Arts
  • Nicholson Street Public School
  • Rozelle Public School
  • Russell Lea Public School
  • Strathfield Girls High School
  • Strathfield North Public School
  • Strathfield South Public School
  • Summer Hill Public School
  • Sydney Secondary College Balmain Campus
  • Sydney Secondary College Blackwattle Bay Campus
  • Sydney Secondary College Leichhardt Campus
  • Victoria Avenue Public School
  • Wilkins Public School

 

The theme this year is ‘Fabulous’ and celebrates a show that has wowed its audiences for 40 years since its first performance to celebrate the opening of Darling Harbour’s Entertainment Centre in 1983.  

 

This year’s show will feature a 2,600-person voice choir, 2,300 dancers, an 80-piece symphony orchestra, the signing choir, stage band, specialist ensembles and VET crew all under the guidance of more than 600 teachers.  

 

Executive producer, Richard Spiewak, said the one-of-a-kind production gives thousands of public-school students the opportunity to be challenged and engaged through the performing arts.  

 

“The Schools Spectacular is just that – a spectacular display of the incredibly talented students and staff in our public schools,” Mr Speak said.  

 

“To be chosen to perform at this world-class event is not only testament to their talent, but also an opportunity for students to nurture their love for performing while working alongside some of the finest talents in the entertainment industry. 

 

“Congratulations to all the students who have been selected to perform at this year’s event – it is going to be fabulous,” he said.  

 

Tickets for the 2023 Schools Spectacular are on sale through Ticketek

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Schools Spectacular is produced by The Arts Unit at the NSW Department of Educationand proudly supported by Telstra, NSW Teachers Federation, School Bytes, RODE, Smartsalary, Teachers Health, Steinway Galleries, Event Partners: Qudos Bank Arena, Seven Network and Ticketek. 

 


Contact details:

Billy Kos - 0400 995 922  billy.kos@det.nsw.edu.au 

Media Unit - 7814 1559  mediaunit@det.nsw.edu.au

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