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New performing arts centre at Para Hills High School officially opened

An artists' impression of the new Para Hills High School performing arts centre.
30 August 2022

The new $5 million performing arts centre at Para Hills High School is an all-singing, all-dancing space, large enough to give students the chance to show off their skills.

The performing arts centre has a capacity to seat 200 people and was officially opened today.

The school gymnasium has also undergone a major upgrade, with an existing stage and mezzanine removed to create space for a full-size basketball court.

To ensure maximum flexibility, the gymnasium floor includes line markings for multiple sports, along with additional classroom space and a weights room.

"Our staff deliver an outstanding dance and drama program for our students, and now they have the facilities to match their talents, " said Alina Page, Principal, Para Hills High School.

"This is an example of a world-class space that public education can be proud of and we look forward to showcasing this to our local community in the future."

"This upgrade means we can also open up our gymnasium to better support our physical education program."

The school also has an Inclusion Hub which has had a $665,000 upgrade providing an additional special education class and improvement to the facilities to provide enriched educational programs to support students with a complex range of special needs.

Landscaping and signage improvements have also been made, while ageing infrastructure was removed from the site.