The following organisations are sponsors of the 2018 Victorian State Schools Spectacular.

The Department thanks these organisations for their support and acknowledges the part they play in helping to make the Victorian State Schools Spectacular such an outstanding performing arts event.

Media partners

Channel 7

Channel 7 logoChannel Seven is recognised as one of Australia’s leading media companies. It is Australia’s largest commercial television network and one of the two largest publishers of magazines in Australia. It is also creating a significant presence in online and new communications technologies. Channel Seven's television programming reaches more than nine in 10 Australians every week. Its magazine business publishes one in four magazines read by Australians. And, it publishes three of the most widely read magazines in Australia. More than five million Australians engage online with the network each month. Channel Seven has been a major partner of the Victorian State Schools Spectacular since 2012.

Channel Seven is proud to be supporting the event again in 2018. A special broadcast with behind-the-scenes highlights will air on the evening of Saturday 8 December on Seven in Victoria. It will also be simulcast via livestreaming on the 7plus app and be available on the 7plus catch-up app and website for 30 days from the broadcast date. A special extended version of the 2018 Victorian State Schools Spectacular will be available to watch on 7plus following the December broadcast.

For more information, see: Channel 7 .


Australian Chamber Orchestra

Australian Chamber Orchestra logo

Internationally renowned for inspired programming and the rapturous response of audiences and critics, the Australian Chamber Orchestra is a product of our country’s vibrant, adventurous and enquiring spirit. In performances around Australia, around the world and on many recordings, the ACO moves hearts and stimulates minds with repertoire spanning six centuries and a vitality and virtuosity unmatched by other ensembles. The ACO was founded in 1975 and Richard Tognetti was appointed Artistic Director and Lead Violin in 1989. Every year the ensemble presents critically-acclaimed performances across Australia and overseas. The ACO’s unique artistic style encompasses the masterworks of the classical repertoire plus innovative cross-artform projects and a vigorous commissioning program.

Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance

Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance is more than a school of dance, it’s an environment where the passion and dedication of its people resonate within the building itself. Home to some of the finest teachers in the country, Ministry provides a retreat where everyone from the casual enthusiast to the aspiring professional can immerse themselves in dance.

Located in Melbourne's inner-city, Ministry boasts spacious studios where students can learn from the very best teachers. The high ceilings and natural light provide a perfect setting, where all can enjoy cutting-edge, informed tuition in a safe and comfortable atmosphere.

The Dance School offers a variety of genres all the while nurturing the individuality and freedom of expression that is dance's greatest asset. Ministry’s Full Time Performance & Development Training Course is one of the country’s best, setting a standard of excellence in dance and performance.

Ministry also offers vocal training and a comprehensive talent agency for the entertainment industry, plus studio hire space for all event requirements.

For more information, see: Ministry of Dance.