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ISE Performing Ensemble - 2018 Audition Applications now open!

Applications to audition for the 2018 Illawarra South East Performing Ensemble are now open. For further information and to apply go to the link: Auditions. Applications close Monday 4 December 2017.... Read more


Illawarra Junior Vocal Ensemble Audition Applications now open!

Applications for primary students to audition for the Illawarra Junior Vocal Ensemble are now open. Applications close Monday 13 November 2017. For further information and to apply go to: Illawarra Jnr Vocal Ensemble... Read more

Primary Teachers Choral Conducting Workshop

Click on the link - Teachers above and then "Professional Development" to find out further information regarding the Primary Teachers Choral Conducting Workshop.... Read more

New Facebook Page

Be sure to like our new Facebook page: SouthernArts Facebook Page to keep up-to-date with the latest news and events.... Read more

Southern Stars Vocal Team EOI

Have you thought about being involved in this years show? Are you currently a Department of Education Teacher with a passion for choir? There are currently 2 positions available. Choir Manager and Featured Vocal Ensemble Coordinator. Both of these positions are working directly with our huge choir. If you think you'd like to join an amazing team, follow the link to apply online: Application Form For further information contact: Sharon Buikstra - Southern Stars Operations Manager sharon.buikstra@det.nsw.edu.au... Read more

South Coast Drama Festival - Applications now open

Attention: Principals and Drama Coordinators Nominations for school items to feature in the 2017 South Coast Drama Festival are currently being sought. Nominations are available to Department of Education Primary and High Schools. The Drama Festival will be held at the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre – 32 Burrelli Street Wollongong on Tuesday 25 July. Students and staff involved in the festival will experience a wide variety of performances that will enhance their knowledge and skills in Drama K - 12. All nominations must be endorsed by the... Read more

South Coast Music Camp - Applications now open

Applications to attend the South Coast Music Camp are now open. For further information go to South Coast Music Camp Applications close: Friday 30 June 2017... Read more

SSPC Vocal Company

The 2017 Southern Stars Vocal Company round of auditions are now completed. Congratulations to all students who have auditioned. The standard of all vocalists this year was very high and you have certainly made the decision process very difficult for the Audition Panel. Final decisions are in the process and all students who have auditioned will be notified of their results by email this Friday 5 May by 10:00pm. Results will also be available on the website by Monday 8 May. Any enquiries after this time should be sent to Sue Dawson - Southern... Read more

SS Stage Management Team Applications are now open!!

To apply for the Stage Management Team go to the following link: SS - Stage MT Application Applications close: Friday 19 May For further information please contact: Greg Lloyd - gregory.lloyd@det.nsw.edu.au... Read more

SSPC Primary & HS Dance Companies to perform at Royal Easter Show!

Members of the SSPC Dance Companies are set to perform at the Sydney Royal Easter Show on Tuesday 18 April - 2.30pm in the Ampitheatre. If you are visiting the Show on this day be sure to come and watch us perform!... Read more

Primary Principals Conference is a Show Stopper!!

The ISE Performing Ensemble (2016) got back together for a one off performance at the Primary Principals Conference in Batemans Bay on Friday 24 March. The Ensemble performed to rave review from the attending principals displaying outstanding professionalism, performance skill and entertainment value! Each and every one of the 35 students who participated was a great ambassador for Public Education! To see some photos from the performance go to the ISE Performing Ensemble link.... Read more

BOW WOW Opening a great success!

The opening of the BOW WOW exhibition was held on Saturday 25 March at the Shoalhaven City Arts Centre in Nowra. This exhibition aims to showcase the innovative subject matter and quality work produced by local HSC students from both public and private high schools. To see which of our high schools were represented in the exhibition check out the Regional Activities - Visual Arts section of this website. Congratulations to all those budding artists for being fantastic ambassadors for your school and public education.... Read more

2017 School Applications for Southern Stars are now open

Applications are now open for schools to participate in Southern Stars 2017. Click on this link: https://southernstarseoi.wordpress.com/ or go to the Southern Stars page above. All enquiries to sharon.buikstra@det.nsw.edu.au... Read more

Schools wanting to participate in Southern Stars 2017

Applications for Schools wanting to participate in Southern Stars 2017 will be open early in Term 1 2017. Schools can nominate to participate in Mass Dance, Mass Drama or Mass Choir. Any enquiries email: sharon.buikstra@det.nsw.edu.au... Read more

2017 South Coast Dance Festival

The information booklet for the 2017 South Coast Dance Festival is now available. Follow the headings above to "Regional Activities", "Dance" and then "South Coast Dance Festival"... Read more

Southern Stars 2017

Southern Stars 2017 Performances on Friday 25 & Saturday 26 August 2017 Applications to participate will be available online from December 2016 All enquires to: email sharon.buikstra@det.nsw.edu.au 0419-402033 mobile 42571744 Albion Park High School... Read more

Southern Stars Finale photo

Congratulations! Southern Stars 2015 - Beyond the Frame

A message from Ian Millard - Executive Producer Congratulations to everyone on the creation of a very successful and uplifting production. Ticket sales alone tell us that we have been successful. Added to this are the many positive comments coming through to creative, production and stage management team members. There were many stunning moments in the show and it is these moments that we need to capitalise on in future productions. Southern Stars 2015 has been successful not only because word got around after last year's amazing... Read more

South Coast Music Camp

Student nomination for the South Coast Muisc camp have been extended to Friday 14 August. Nominations are open to all NSW Primary and High School students from years 5 to 10. We welcome players from any instrumental family, including voice. Please note that nominations will only be made available to non-DEC students after DEC students have been placed. The total cost for the camp is $450, including GST. This includes accommodation, all meals, t-shirt and music. The program consists of a four day, three night residential camp at The Tops... Read more

NSW Public Schools State Dance Ensemble Applications now open

This ensemble is for high school students only (Years 7-12) who cannot attend the weekly rehearsals and live in the Sydney Metropolitan area or Regional NSW. This ensemble participates in four compulsory intensive weekend workshops in Sydney during the year. For more information and to apply online, please visit our website http://www.artsunits.nsw.edu.au/dance/state-ensemble... Read more

Problems with Online Applications for Southern Stars Performing Company

***** Urgent Notice ****** If you are having trouble with accessing the online applications for Schools to apply for Southern Stars or for the chance to audition for the Southern Stars Performing Company - please note that the website will NOT support Safari. Please try an alternative browser.... Read more

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