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Local Arts Programs

Local Arts Programs

Celebrating excellence in creative and performing arts education in our public schools

Telephone02 8512 1108

Emailtheartsunit@det.nsw.edu.au

Shining Stars Drama

Shining Stars Drama is a creative arts program for Kindergarten to Year 12 public school students with disabilities. Shining Stars provides opportunities for students to actively engage in a relevant and meaningful program of study in arts education that reflects the needs, interests and abilities of each student. Students develop knowledge of the creative arts curriculum, life skills, performance skills and confidence in creating a dance performance piece that they will perform to large audiences.

During this program students participate in a series of workshops that provides them with an opportunity to build their creative art skills and meet and form friendships with other students with disabilities. At the conclusion of all our Shining Stars creative arts programs, students have the opportunity to showcase and celebrate their talents in a Shining Stars Showcase. In addition to the Shining Stars Showcase, opportunities are made available for students to perform and exhibit their work at festivals, conferences, fundraising events and exhibitions.

Shining Stars provides professional learning opportunities for Teachers and School Learning Support Officers (SLSO) who are interested in developing their skills in Creative Arts education and in learning how to use and teach dance, drama, music and visual arts effectively in the classroom to support students.

2021 dates

Shining Stars Drama is currently in planning for 2021.  

It is anticipated that the workshops will be held in Term 2 and the showcase in Term 3.  

Further information and confirmed dates will be available in early Term 2. 

The operation of this program is contingent on advice provided by the NSW Department of Education in consultation with NSW Health. All activities will adhere to the DoE COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.

Showcase venue

Campbelltown Arts Centre
1 Art Gallery Road
Campbelltown NSW 2560

Enquiries

Michelle Davies - Program Coordinator
Email: michelle.m.davies@det.nsw.edu.au
Phone: 02 9746 6202 

Michelle Murphy - Arts Coordination Officer
Email: michelle.murphy3@det.nsw.edu.au
Phone: 02 9408 8920

Photography by Anna Warr