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The spotlight awaits 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 35 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 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

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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. 

 

Western Sydney schools participating in the 2023 Schools Spectacular include:

  • Arthur Phillip High School
  • Banks Public School
  • Cambridge Gardens Public School
  • Cranebrook High School
  • Darcy Road Public School
  • Elizabeth Macarthur High School
  • Emu Heights Public School
  • Erskine Park High School
  • Evans High School
  • Fernhill School
  • Girraween High School
  • Glenmore Park High School
  • Greystanes High School
  • Hawkesbury High School
  • Homebush West Public School
  • Horsley Park Public School
  • Jordan Springs Public School
  • Katoomba High School
  • Lidcombe Public School
  • Mitchell High School
  • Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School
  • Northmead Creative and Performing Arts High School
  • Parramatta High School
  • Plumpton High School
  • Quakers Hill High School
  • Richmond High School
  • Rooty Hill High School
  • Rooty Hill Public School
  • Ryde Secondary College
  • Samuel Terry Public School
  • Schofields Public School
  • Springwood High School
  • St Marys Senior High School
  • Toongabbie Public School
  • Windsor High School

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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