Irrawang High School students perform across Queensland

The CAPA team together on the steps of dreamworld. Photos by Rebecca Collins
The CAPA team together on the steps of dreamworld. Photos by Rebecca Collins


THE bus full of talented Irrawang High CAPA (Creative and Performing Arts) students has rolled back into town this week after a whirlwind Queensland trip, called the “Beyond the Black Stump” tour.

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These gifted dancers, drummers, singers and all round performers travelled well over 4100 kilometres on their tour through regional New South Wales, to the outback of Queensland and to the coast.

Irrawang CAPA teacher Adele Robinson said, “As they journeyed, they experienced a diverse array of the geographical wonders of Australia.”

“They proved their talents throughout each performance and shone every day as CAPA stars!”

“Special mention must go to our CAPA student ambassador Rebecca Collins, who was responsible for the daily CAPA videos, pictures and stories, keeping our family, friends and supporters updated on our travels,” she said.

Highlights of the tour saw the Irrawang group visit the Black stump at Blackall, the Woolscour museum, and the tree of knowledge, performing a special concert at the QANTAS Founders Outback Museum and taking a sunset cruise on the Thompson River.

They also visited the Stockman’s Hall of Fame, and performed on the Gold Coast and at Dreamworld.

Most recent CAPA tours to date include 2016 Nine days and eight nights to the Great Barrier Reef, 2015 The Outback Tour to South Australia, 2014 Melbourne/Ballarat/Canberra, and 2013 Canberra Tour.

Prior to these recent tours, the CAPA team has traveled extensively throughout regional and metropolitan areas across state and territory areas since 1994, always with the purpose of providing performances to an array of audiences.

The CAPA team wanted to thank all their family, friends and supporters for their help in making their tour a reality.

“Especially like to thank Colleen and Stewart from the MarketPlace for their continuous support and generosity, for sharing in their passion and making their experiences possible.”

Upon their return from Queensland, the Irrawang CAPA faculty, in keeping with tradition, announced the tour for next year.

The 2018 Irrawang High CAPA tour will be called “Melbourne via The Murray”.

We look forward to sharing in the excitement of next year’s tour as the students plan and fundraise throughout the year.


By Rachael VAUGHAN


Dancers performing at Dreamworld.
Dancers performing at Dreamworld.


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