In 2019, the Downlands Performing Arts program was selected as a Finalist in the Best Co-Curriculum Program category of the 2019 Australian Education Awards and the only Toowoomba school selected as a finalist. 

The Australian Education Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of the country’s top performing schools, principals, department heads and teachers. The Australian Education Awards go through a six-step process to select the winner including nominations, research and selection of finalists, confirmation of finalists, finalist submission, judging and the awards ceremony.

The Downlands Performing Arts program is a wonderful example of a relationship-focused community of students, parents and staff coming together to nurture and develop the talent and passion of our students across Dance, Drama and Music. Their selection as a finalist acknowledges the fantastic work of their Performing Arts staff who have developed an innovative and contemporary co-curricular program that fosters inclusivity, enjoyment, resilience, persistence and excellence.

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