Inverell High School to feature in 2018 Schools Spectacular

The curtain has gone up on schools that will be represented in the 2018 Schools Spectacular, and Inverell High School will take to the Qudos Bank Arena stage once again. 

Held in Sydney’s Olympic Park on Friday and Saturday, November 23-24, Inverell High’s Jade Hills will join Glen Innes’ Jenifer May Mackenzie as a featured ensemble dancer.

They will be joining more than 5000 stars including 40 featured performers, a 100-piece symphony orchestra, stage band, 2700-voice choir, 2300 dancers, the D’Arts Ensemble disability program, the Aboriginal Dance Company, puppets and an indispensable behind-the-scenes team.

Schools Spectacular Creative Director, Sonja Sjolander has no doubt that with the New England and North West contribution this year’s Schools Spectacular will live up to its theme: The Greatest.

“Together as one we shine brighter,” Ms Sjolander said.


“That is our greatest strength. This year’s show has moment after moment of greatness.”

She said there was something for everyone in Schools Spectacular. 

“From incredible solo moments to powerful massed forces, the Schools Spectacular will sweep you off your feet,” she said.

“You cannot help but be inspired by these incredible young artists each giving their all. They’re the greatest.”

In addition the Schools Spectacular, the tens of thousands who will swarm on Qudos Bank Arena this year’s four performances will also be entertained by SpecFest which presents a carnival of displays, food and talented performances in the area outside the arena.

The Small Schools Marimba Band, a regular favourite at Schools Spectaculars over the years, which is led by Kentucky Public School Principal Danny Spillane will be part of the Spec Fest.