Newtown High School of the Performing Arts

Excellence, Creativity & Equity

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Important Dates 2019

  • Wednesday 18 December – last day of term for students
  • Thursday 19 December - School Development Day
  • Friday 20 December – School Holidays

Important Dates 2020

  • The Administration Office will be open on Thursday 23 January 2020 for enrolment enquiries and the verification of residency documents.
  • The Uniform Shop will be open on Thursday 23 January 2020 and Tuesday 28 January 2020 from 8.30am to 1.30pm.

School resumes for students

  • Years 7, 11 and 12 on Wednesday 29 January 2020
  • Years 8, 9 and 10 on Thursday 30 January 2020.

We wish our students and parents and carers a relaxing holiday break and look forward to an exciting year of learning next year.





Parent Newsletter - Issue 4 2019

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About Newtown High School of the Performing Arts

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Newtown High School of the Performing Arts is one of the leading Performing and Visual Arts schools in Australia and is recognised internationally for its excellence.

As well as studying the more traditional subjects the school curriculum allows students to study Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts to the highest performance and intellectual level.

Newtown High School of the Performing Arts is unique. Our school is the first government school in New South Wales to provide a continuous program of academic achievement and excellence in the Performing and Visual Arts.

The school provides challenging and effective specialist and artistic education programs and preparation for exciting careers in the arts and associated industries.

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Companies and Ensembles in Dance, Drama and Music stage six weeks of Showcase Concerts twice a year.

All students enrolled have the opportunity to audition to perform; they often write the scripts, compositions and fellow students direct. They are supported by the students from the Video, Technical, Costume and Design Companies construct and design the sets, document and record performances.

The talented students are selected by audition and the school population is drawn from the whole of New South Wales.



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Wed Dec 18 @08:00AM - 05:00PM
Last day of school for students
Thu Dec 19
School Development Day

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