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

Current opportunities for teachers and students

Connections Showcase 2022

The theme for this year’s showcase is Ours To Share. This theme can be interpreted in any way you like and applies to any creative and performing arts projects that you and your students are focusing on throughout the year. Showcase submissions are open to experienced and inexperienced students from Kindergarten to Year 12 in areas such as music, dance, visual arts, public speaking and drama. The creative and performing arts projects can be completed by schools, classes or individual students. Once you have completed the online application form for the 2022 Connections Showcase, submissions will be compiled into a digital showcase, celebrating the creativity of our NSW public school students with disability. 

Resources to assist you with your planning to participate in the showcase can be found on the application page.

Ours to Share - 2022 Connections Showcase

2022 Connections Program Digital Showcase

Find inspiration for your submission for the 2022 Connections Showcase by viewing the 2021 Connections Showcase.

Applications close: Term 3, Week 8 Wednesday 7th September
The showcase will screen: Term 4, Week 1 Monday 10 – Friday 14th October  


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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