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Rehearsal, performance and recording spaces accessible to the community

Purpose-built facility to showcase artistic programs

Dance joins the HSC performance line-up for the first time

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The Performing Arts Centre will add another learning stream that will boost school engagement and foster belonging.

will not only provide Heatley Secondary College (HSC) students with high-level learning and performance facilities in Dance, Drama and Music but also the Townsville community with muchneeded rehearsal, performance, recording and production spaces. The theatre/sound stage and recording studio will enable the establishment of a valuable community partnership which allows students to be involved in an incubator program where they will act as house engineers and technical assistants supporting the venue hire program. Another aspiration for the new space is to establish a community radio station. Broadcasting beyond

the school grounds, the station would provide an opportunity to connect with the community. “Our aim is to have recording artists come in so students are able to tap into their expertise,” says Heatley Secondary College Principal Murray James. “To have visiting artists of the calibre of Busby Marou, for example, would be a wonderful opportunity for our learners.” “Likewise, having a purposebuilt facility where the school can showcase our Arts programs to students’ families and our industry partners is an exciting prospect.”

Constructing the Performing Arts Centre creates a new set of opportunities for our leaners to diversify. Our artistic students will have the arts hub to connect to, our sports students will be able to attach to the new sports academies and students attracted to digital technologies have the Townsville Creative Technologies Centre.” Murray James, Principal

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The Magazine of the North DUO is an elegant, intelligent publication highlighting style, home, fashion, food, travel, culture and exclusive...