School Drama™ returns to the Border region in 2019!

School Drama is a professional learning program that partners Primary School teachers with professional performing artists for 7 weeks, for one school term – inspiring a passion for reading, critical thinking, performance and oral literacy.

A partnership between Sydney Theatre Company, Murray Arts and HotHouse Theatre, School Drama has a dual focus. The primary focus is on the individual teacher's professional learning. With this in mind, a Teaching Artist will model how to use process drama-based strategies with quality children's literature to improve teaching and learning. The secondary focus is on improving student literacy and engagement.

Since 2015, 13 schools and 31 teachers in Albury-Wodonga have participated in the program, with excellent feedback and enthusiasm. While the cost for 1 teacher in Sydney to participate in the program is $1,500, the cost for teachers in our region is just $600 each (subsidised by $900 each).

Completing School Drama Classic will contribute 15 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 1.4.2, 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.2.2, 2.3.2, 2.5.2, 3.1.2, 3.2.2, 3.5.2, 3.6.2, 4.1.2, 5.3.2, 5.4.2, 6.4.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2, 7.4.2 from the Australian ProfessionalStandards for Teachers towards maintain Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


Expression of interest for the 2019 School Drama program is now open. Please fill out the form, here.  

Expressions of interest are open to Primary Schools located within the Murray Arts footprint of Wodonga, Indigo Shire and Towong Shire in VIC and Federation Council, Greater Hume Council and AlburyCity in NSW. 

Please note the EOI title states: ALBURY WODONGA - however, this program is open to any Primary School in the Murray Arts region. 

For more information P:(02) 6021 5034 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Don't let your school miss the chance to be part of this extraordinary opportunity. Information about the program is available on Sydney Theatre Company's website, here


Professional Development Workshop | 14 March 2019

All teachers are invited to attend a professional development workshop with John Nicholas Saunders (Sydney Theatre Company), 3:30pm-6:30pm on Thursday 14 March 2019 at The Studio, HotHouse Theatre. The workshop will include practical approaches to using drama to improve literacy in your classroom. The cost of $50 will be waived if you also sign up for the School Drama program. To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (02) 6021 5034.


© Photos are of Rachel McNamara (one of the local teaching artists) and taken by Manifeasto Photography.


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