Older News  » From stage to screen local stars go Australia-wide this Saturday

Last updated 2:14 PM on 2 December 2016

The inspirational talents of local public school performers will come alive on Saturday night when the 2016 Schools Spectacular splashes across television screens Australia-wide.

Shot at the acclaimed variety extravaganza last weekend, the three-hour special will go to air for prime time viewing at 7:00pm this Saturday night (3 December) on channel 7 in Sydney and Prime7 in regional areas.

New England schools represented in the 2016 Schools Spectacular included:

  • Armidale City PS
  • Armidale HS*
  • Ben Venue PS
  • Collarenebri CS
  • Duval HS
  • Glen Innes HS*
  • Goodooga CS
  • Guyra CS*
  • Inverell HS
  • Lightning Ridge CS
  • Manilla CS*
  • Moree Secondary College
  • Narrabri HS*
  • Oxley HS*
  • Peel HS*
  • Quirindi PS
  • Tamworth HS
  • Tamworth South PS
  • Walgett Community College
  • Wee Waa HS

Schools Spectacular Executive Producer Jane Simmons has no doubt the huge anticipated audience will be amazed.


"While our student performers are absolutely incredible, the staging of the Schools Spectacular by some of our best entertainment professionals makes it unbelievably amazing," Ms Simmons said.


"We welcomed a new chapter in the 33-year history of the Schools Spectacular with the biggest-ever show in a brand new venue.


"The energy and excitement took performances to a new level and that should jump out through the screens."


Creative Director Sonja Sjolander said it will be a chance for the more than 5000 performers and thousands more who contributed behind the scenes to relive the exhilaration of the show and congratulate themselves on a wonderful performance.


"Everyone comes together to make Schools Spectacular the well-loved and highly acclaimed show it is live as well as on television screens," Ms Sjolander said.


"Every single Featured Artist, dancer, musician, singer and member of the stage crew is a star.


"Watching the show gives us all a chance to pay tribute to these stars while enjoying a hugely entertaining show featuring something for everybody."


More than a million viewers are anticipated to watch Saturday night Schools Spectacular on Channel 7 and Prime7 starting from 7:00om and running until 10:00pm.


At this stage no repeat performances have been scheduled so Saturday night's broadcast will be a must-see.