Newtown High School of the Performing Arts

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The P&C Building Sub-committee has had an active year working with the school to improve its physical infrastructure, particularly working on improving St Georges Hall for school performances, through installing new seating and lowering the stage. The P&C is contributing half of the cost of this work, with the school contributing the other 50%. The school has now signed a contract for supply of the retractable seating modules, which will greatly improve sightlines and comfort for the audiences in St Georges Hall. There will be 2 units providing a total of 220 seats which are due to be installed in third term 2017.

The Building Sub-committee is organising work on lowering of the stage, and this is being planned for mid/late 2017. The work now needs to be tendered by the Dept of Education. The proposal is to remove the front of the existing stage in front of the proscenium and restore the floor underneath the stage. A lowered stage constructed of megadeck is to be installed at a height of 910mm. This will allow for reconfiguration of the stage to suit specific performances and different uses of the hall.

In other work being undertaken by the Building Sub-committee, the dance costume storage room has been repainted and new storage units will be installed in the next week to allow the costumes to be moved out of the hall foyer in time for South Pacific. The painting of the room looks great and has made it a very bright and inviting space.



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Latest Events

Tue Apr 25
Anzac Day
Wed Apr 26
Students return
Thu Apr 27 @01:15PM - 02:21PM
Beyond Blues Fest
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Years 10 and 11 Parent-Teacher Evening
Mon May 01 @08:00AM - 05:00PM
Year 11 Half Yearly Examination Week - Exam timetable provided
Sat May 06
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