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Hunter School of the Performing Arts

Hunter School of the Performing Arts


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School History

Hunter School of the Performing Arts was so named towards the end of 1998 to emphasise the school's focus on performing arts and its unique place within the district, the region and the state.

The school has undergone many name changes and changes of direction since its first day in July, 1923:

1923 - 1926: Newcastle Central Junior Technical and Domestic Science School

1927 - 1931: Broadmeadow Central Junior Technical School

1932 - 1960: Newcastle Central Junior Technical School - female students move to Hamilton South

1961 - 1966: Broadmeadow Boys Junior High School

1966 - 1975: Broadmeadow Boys High School

1976 to 1992: Broadmeadow High School - return to co-educational

1992 - 1998: The Broadmeadow School - K to 12 major focus in performing arts

1998: Hunter School of the Performing Arts

School Motto

The original motto was "Advance."

This changed in 1932 when the girls left.

It became Faber est suae quisque fortunae.

Early in 1999 the school community was surveyed and chose to translate the motto to English: Each of us is responsible for our own destiny.

Performing at Our Best is the motto most commonly used today, taken from the school's vision statement.

School Sport Houses - History

Our Colours

The original colours were those of the Newcastle Regiment of World War 1 - green and brown.

In 1999 the school decided to change our colours (and uniform colours) to reflect our emerging focus as a performing arts high school

Black, aqua and purple were chosen. However, to keep our link with the Regiment colours our new logo (the mask, dancer and bass clef) was also incorporated into a shield design which has ribbons of brown and green, to be used on formal occasions.