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Partner Schools

'The Partner School Programme has helped to inspire and ignite our Arts students - it allows our school to offer experiences to students who might otherwise never be able to access these opportunities. Participation in these events also shows our students what is possible - how to work and have a voice as an artist in our own state.'

– Kate Rogers, Swan View Senior High School  


The Perth Festival Partner Schools program develops tailored programs for schools across Western Australia with a lower-than-average Index of Community Socio-Educational Advantage. Partner Schools have access to a Festival program of performances, workshops with Festival artists for students, professional development opportunities for teachers and staff and transport, all free of charge.

The Partner Schools program has been operating for six years, and there are currently seven schools in the Partner Schools program including one regional school.These schools were selected in partnership with sponsors the Fogarty Foundation and Perth Airport, identifying schools who would benefit most from the program.

Our 2024 Partner Schools are: 

  • Dianella Secondary College 
  • Gilmore College 
  • Swan View Senior High School 
  • Balga Senior High School 
  • Girrawheen Senior High School 
  • Thornlie Senior High School
  • Belmont City College
  • Bunbury Senior Highschool
A group of young people in black shorts and black tshirts that say 'Dance' move in a room holding large bunches of knitted yarn
Dancenorth workshop for Wayfinder with Partner School, 2024 cr. Claire Birch