Barrenjoey Community Performance Space
BARRENJOEY COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE SPACE
Barrenjoey has built the Barrenjoey Community Performance Space (BCPS) in 2019 with the official opening taking place on November 15.
Barrenjoey has always recognised the unique artistic and creative talent of its local community and has created multiple platforms where students can showcase those talents. The wider community can experience high quality art exhibits, drama and musical performances.
The BCPS is a purpose built, architecturally designed theatre boasting state of the art audio visual equipment with tiered seating for 200 people and an art gallery space. The building supports the vision of the school to better showcase the talents of our students and the wider community.
The exciting part of this build is the genuine support from all areas of the community and the benefits it will provide to the school and the wider community are enormous as it will further support the development of our exceptionally talented performing artists, musicians and community groups.
When you enter the BCPS, please enjoy the major work completed in November 2019 by our Year 7 Extension Class.
To hire the Performance Space please contact Felicity Hance at Barrenjoey High School on 9918 8811.
15 November 2019
Barrenjoey Community Performance Space
Please enjoy some of the photos from the Official opening of the Barrenjoey Community Performance Space. thanks to Zoe Kemp, Guy Hawson and Pittwater Online News for images
On 15 November 2019 the Barrenjoey P&C dedicated the Barrenjoey Community Performance Space to Principal Ian Bowsher.
The Build Opening Video
Built by the Community, for the Community
Big thanks to Brown Bros Skip Bins for their Gold Sponsorship of the Performance Space. Brown Bros always supports the school by providing skip bins for our working bees. This time they have donated $10,000 towards the Performance Space. What a great local business, supporting local kids.
Barrenjoey has consistently provided a stimulating learning environment that recognises and fosters the individual talents of our children, whether in the arts or sciences. Through the exceptional leadership of principals past and present, and the dedication of teachers and staff, Barrenjoey has proven to be more than a strong public school. It’s unique location and its personal approach to education has allowed our children to develop a “sense of belonging” as well as a love of learning. They have built lasting friendships within a close-knit community that appreciates the value of having a strong local public high school.
Our school has seen many physical improvements over the years with the full support of the staff, P&C, parents, students and the wider community. The building of the much needed school hall could not have been possible without that support and commitment, as well as other projects such as the outdoor BBQ area, the Art Shed and the Art Gallery. The school leadership has consistently worked hard to successfully access grants and state funding which has resulted in new technology in the classrooms, new hospitality kitchens, resurfaced basketball courts and significantly improved landscaping. The various programs built around achieving high educational outcomes have been extremely effective, including the “Senior Study” library facility, advanced HSC course offerings, tutoring programs, and PCS sharing of HSC courses to provide a wider choice of subjects for students. HSC results have significantly improved, particularly over the last decade, were students are achieving at the highest levels.
Barrenjoey has always recognised the unique artistic and creative talent of our local community and has created multiple platforms where students can showcase those talents, and the wider community can experience high quality art exhibits and drama and musical performances. The hugely popular Music Room regularly features student talent as well as professional musical groups, and the School’s MADD nights have been widely embraced as a great way for students of all year levels to stage music, dance and drama performances for the whole community. The BHS concert and jazz bands regularly feature in competitions and local community events.
A major project is now completed – The Barrenjoey Community Performance Space, and will officially open on Friday 15 November 2019.
The Barrenjoey Community Performance Space provides an intimate, purpose built, architect-designed amphitheatre style space which will support the vision of the school leadership to better showcase the talents of our students and the wider community. Over these past years we have undertaken a major fundraising drive to expand on the growing reputation of our school as an exceptional place of learning and creativity. Present and future students as well as the wider public, will be able to use this valuable facility dedicated to the arts where performance and creativity can flourish.