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The spotlight awaits South Western Sydney 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 39 South Western Sydney 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 South Western Sydney schools participating in the show across a range of categories are listed below.


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


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. 


South Western Sydney schools participating in the 2023 Schools Spectacular include:

  • Bonnyrigg High School
  • Bossley Park High School
  • Broderick Gillawarna School
  • Busby West Public School
  • Campbelltown Performing Arts High School
  • Campsie Public School
  • Canley Vale High School
  • Canterbury Girls High School
  • Casula Public School
  • Cecil Hills High School
  • Chipping Norton Public School
  • East Hills Girls Technology High School
  • Elderslie High School
  • Elderslie Public School
  • George Bass School
  • Heathcote High School
  • Heathcote Public School
  • Holsworthy High School
  • Hoxton Park High School
  • Hoxton Park Public School
  • Hurlstone Agricultural High School
  • James Busby High School
  • John Edmondson High School
  • King Park Public School
  • Liverpool West Public School
  • Macarthur Girls High School
  • Macquarie Fields High School
  • Middleton Grange Public School
  • Moorebank High School
  • Oran Park Public School
  • Padstow Heights Public School
  • Padstow Park Public School
  • Prairiewood High School
  • Revesby Public School
  • Sarah Redfern High School
  • St Andrews Public School
  • Warragamba Public School
  • Wattle Grove Public School
  • William Stimson Public School


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