Saturday, September 18th, 2021 at 3:50am
The Minister has announced today that the 2021 Schools Spectacular arena event has been cancelled.
A new initiative, Spectacular Schools – Inspired will, for this year, support creative and performing arts across NSW.
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Saturday, August 28th, 2021 at 1:05am
Congratulations to Tsehay who has just been announced as the new red Wiggle.

Tsehay was our lead dancer in the Schools Spectacular African Ensemble 2019. What an incredible talent and a brilliant role model with so much energy!

Well done Tsehay, we are so proud of you!
Thursday, August 26th, 2021 at 6:09am
Spencer Cotie has always inspired us to dream big and reach for the stars. As a proud alumni of the Schools Spectacular D'Arts Ensemble and now a paralympian, Spencer continues to inspire as he competes in Boccia as a member of the Australian Paralympic Team. Go Spencer! ⭐️⭐️ SchoolsSpec photo
Monday, August 23rd, 2021 at 9:08pm
Byron Garn from Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School continues to pursue his music dreams with an impressive appearance on The Voice Australia.

Byron was a featured artist of the Schools Spectacular in 2018. He has selected Guy Sebastian as his coach.

Go Byron!
Monday, August 23rd, 2021 at 7:16pm
Zeke Cameron from Ulladulla High School made a big impact on The Voice Australia singing Rita Ora’s song 'Let You Love Me'.
We are delighted to see Zeke using his skills as a featured artist of the Schools Spectacular. He has chosen Rita as his coach. We wish him all the best .
Monday, August 23rd, 2021 at 7:15am
Arlo Sim from Newtown High School of Performing Arts was lauded by all four judges on The Voice Australia and described as ‘the best vocalist’ by Jessica Mauboy. He has chosen Keith Urban as his coach with the competition really heating up.

Go Arlo!

Monday, August 23rd, 2021 at 5:46am
Congratulations to The Voice Australia contestants Arlo Sim, Zeke Cameron and Byron Garn who wowed Australian audiences. They are all Schools Spec alumni! Having gained incredible tuition and experience from Spec, the boys amazed the judges with vocals and performance quality. SchoolsSpec photo
Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 at 1:14am
Today we were excited to begin our Featured Dance Ensemble live auditions, beginning with ballet. Congratulations to all students involved. SchoolsSpec photo
Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 at 4:38am
2021 Schools Spectacular featured artist first live auditions are in full swing. We are so proud of our talented NSW public school students #spec21
Friday, May 28th, 2021 at 5:29am
2 weeks to go until the 2021 Schools Spectacular Primary and Secondary Combined Choir applications close. Apply now. Visit for more information. Applications close Friday 11 June 2021. SchoolsSpec photo
Thursday, May 20th, 2021 at 9:28am
One day to go! Most applications for Spec 2021 close tomorrow (Friday 21 May 2021). Apply now at

If you need any support, please contact Damien McCabe, Operations Manager, via email damien.mccabe3 or phone (02) 8512 1192.
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Thursday, May 20th, 2021 at 9:27am
One day to go! Applications for Aboriginal Dance, D'Arts, Combined Dance, Combined Drama, Student Production Team, Staff Production Team, Specialist Performer/Ensemble and the Music Team close tomorrow (Friday 21 May 2021). Apply now at SchoolsSpec photo
Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 at 4:24am
2 days to go! Apply now for the 2021 Schools Spectacular. School group, Production Team and Music Team applications close on Friday 21 May 2021.
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Monday, May 17th, 2021 at 11:46pm
3 days to go - School group applications close on Friday 21 May 2021. Apply now. Visit for more details. SchoolsSpec photo