Learning - Performing Arts

Upper Ferntree Gully Performing Arts program includes a school production every second year.

All students participate in this musical extravaganza.

In 2016 our school production was 'We Can Be Heroes'.

Year 5 and 6 students were the main cast and all classes sang and danced for the rest of the performance. 

In the other year students can choose to participate in Wakakirri. Established in 1992, Wakakirri is Australia?s largest Performing Arts event for schools, involving over 20,000 students across every State and Territory each year.

The aim of Wakakirri is to teach students about themselves and others through creating and sharing stories and by this process develop students? educational outcomes, lifestyle choices and community awareness.  A great story can change the way people think about the world around them and Wakakirri gives schools the opportunity to do just that.

Each year hundreds of schools across Australia create Story-Dances for Wakakirri that reflect their students? thoughts, ideas and aspirations. These stories are performed in professional theatres in front of the official ?Wakakirri Panel? who are searching for ?Story of the Year?. Over 1 million people watch Wakakirri performances each year.

Performing in Wakakirri is an experience students never forget. Schools spend show day rehearsing and meeting other schools and that same night walk the red carpet with the Wakakirri Panel and perform on the big stage.

Wakakirri is for every school in Australia and has categories for all levels of experience. Every school can enter. Wakakirri encourages schools to minimise their footprint when creating props and costumes for their performance and offers special awards for schools that excel in this area.