Connections Program

Kindergarten to Year 12 students with disability

Throughout the year, the Connections Program provides teachers and students of all ages and abilities with inclusive teaching, learning and performance opportunities in areas such as music, dance, visual arts, public speaking and drama.

Complete the expression of interest to be notified of upcoming programs and opportunities for teachers and students.

student holding a red plane made from cardboard

Connections Showcase 2023

The theme for the 2023 showcase is 'City, Country, Coast'. 

This showcase is an opportunity to celebrate the creativity of our NSW public school students with disability. 


View the Connections Showcase 2022

The 2022 showcase highlights work produced by the amazing talents and abilities of over 260 students from 17 schools across the state in response to the 2022 theme ‘Ours to Share’.

Connections showcase 2023 City, Country, Coast


Inclusive Creative Arts digital teaching resources

Are you looking for some fun and accessible creative arts lessons for students with a range of disability in your classroom? Look no further, we have you covered! The Arts Unit will be running professional learning and student workshops, as well as partnering with organisations such as the Art Gallery of NSW to provide teaching resources, starting points and inspiration. We have a range of online teaching resources in our Creative Classes and Art Bites library, which can be used to develop a creative arts teaching program for you and your students. These are perfect for teachers and carers to give wonderful creative learning opportunities for students from all age ranges and abilities.

Inclusive Dance Workshop for Teachers

This two-day workshop for teachers will consist of seminars and practical activities aimed at developing skills in teaching dance and engaging students with additional learning needs. The program is open to teachers from both NSW public and non-government schools. Sessions are facilitated by industry professionals and Department of Education teachers with specialised skills.

Teachers dancing in a circle participating in the 2021 Inclusive dance workshop for teachers.

Visit the Inclusive Dance Workshop for Teachers webpage to find out more and participate in this program.



The Arts Initiatives team
The Arts Unit
Ashley Napoleoni
Student Dance Development and Delivery Officer / A/Arts Initiatives and Events Officer
The Arts Unit
Heather Brockwell
A/Arts Initiatives and Events Officer
The Arts Unit
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