Shining Stars

Shining Stars - Visual arts

Region: Metro South and West Metropolitan South | South West Sydney
Kindergarten to Year 12 students with a disability
Local arts program Visual arts
Tags: All Ability Arts, Disability, Inclusive opportunities

Shining Stars Visual Arts is a creative arts program for  Kindergarten to Year 12 public school students with a disability. Shining Stars provides opportunities for students to actively engage in a relevant and meaningful program of study in arts education that reflects the needs, interests and abilities of each student. Students develop knowledge of the creative arts curriculum, life skills, performance skills and confidence in creating a dance performance piece that they will perform to large audiences.

During this program students participate in a series of workshops that provides them with an opportunity to build their creative art skills and meet and form friendships with other students with disabilities. At the conclusion of all our Shining Stars creative arts programs, students have the opportunity to showcase and celebrate their talents in a Shining Stars Showcase. In addition to the Shining Stars Showcase, opportunities are made available for students to perform and exhibit their work at festivals, conferences, fundraising events and exhibitions.

Shining Stars provides professional learning opportunities for teachers and School Learning Support Officers (SLSO) who are interested in developing their skills in creative arts education and in learning how to use and teach dance, drama, music and visual arts effectively in the classroom to support students.


Nominations for the 2023 Shining Stars Visual Arts program have closed. 

2023 dates

The Shining Stars program will be modified to support the safety and wellbeing of students, teachers and support staff. The aim is to deliver as much face to face content as possible with contingency to move to online learning and a virtual exhibition and showcase if required. Visual Art ensemble numbers will be limited to 20 students with workshops run as half day sessions.


Workshops will be held at Marie Bashir Public School on the following dates in Term 2:

  • Ensemble 1 - 9:15am - 11:30am
    • Tuesday 23 May 2023 (Term 2 Week 5)
    • Tuesday 30 May 2023 (Term 2 Week 6)  
    • Tuesday 6 June 2023 (Term 2 Week 7)  
    • Tuesday 13 June 2023 (Term 2 Week 8)
    • Tuesday 20 June 2023 (Term 2 Week 9)  
  • Ensemble 2 - 12:00pm - 2:15pm
    • Tuesday 23 May 2023 (Term 2 Week 5)
    • Tuesday 30 May 2023 (Term 2 Week 6)  
    • Tuesday 6 June 2023 (Term 2 Week 7)  
    • Tuesday 13 June 2023 (Term 2 Week 8)
    • Tuesday 20 June 2023 (Term 2 Week 9)  


The Shining Stars Showcase and Exhibition will be held on Friday 1 September 2023 Term 3 Week 7 at Campbelltown Arts Centre.


$100.00 per student and includes the ensemble t-shirt.

Refund policy

By participating in the Shining Stars program, the participating school understands that the program may be required to change delivery methods, workshop and event dates or be cancelled at short notice to accommodate current COVID-19 advice and the safety and wellbeing of all participating schools and staff.

Should the Shining Stars program be cancelled prior to the advertised workshops and no alternative offered, a partial refund of $50.00 per student will be provided. Schools will be sent their ordered Shining Stars t-shirts.

Should the Shining Stars workshops take place and the showcase cancelled, no refund will be offered.

There will be no refunds on t-shirts and hoodies once the order has been placed with the t-shirt company. Orders will be issued upon receipt of goods.

Additional t-shirt and hoodie orders

Schools are able to purchase additional Shining Stars t-shirts and hoodies. Please refer to the Shining Stars t-shirt and hoodie size guide to ensure you order the correct size. Orders for 2023 have closed.

Prices are as followed:

  • Shining Stars t-shirts $25.00
  • Shining Stars hoodie child $45.00
  • Shining Stars hoodie adult $49.00

Please note, there will be no refunds on t-shirt and hoodie orders once the order has been placed with the company. 


Audience tickets go on sale Thursday 24 August 2023 at 12:00 pm and available via Trybooking.

Prices are as follows: 

  • Child (age 2 to 17 years or K-12) $12.00
  • Pensioner/Concession or Student $18.00
  • Adult $22.00

Ticket prices include GST. Booking and transaction fees may apply.


Michelle Davies
Michelle Murphy
Arts Coordination Officer
Riverwood Education Office
0425 384 484


Marie Bashir Public School
159 Albert Road
Strathfield NSW 2135

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Campbelltown Arts Centre
Art Gallery Road
Campbelltown NSW 2560

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