School Residencies

Western Edge delivers at least three extended school residencies each year. Residencies run for around 20 weeks, have a high quality performance outcome and are built on a sophisticated pedagogic process and collaboration with teachers and young people.

For more about our unique education programs, please also see our In Schools page.

To talk to us about a residency in your school, please contact us. 



North Geelong Secondary College - 3rd year of residency

Building on last year's Romeo and Juliet of Corio project, this twenty week residency engages twenty EAL VCAL students from many different cultural backgrounds in a radical re-working of Shakespeare’s Macbeth used as a vehicle for exploring contemporary Australian society. This project will culminate in a community performance at the school in September.


Whittington Primary School - 2nd year of residency

This is a residency for 150 primary school students from Prep to Year 6 at fabulous Whittington Primary School. The project will adapt stories from the Arabian Nights to teach oral language, literacy and humanities and to create a huge community performance event scheduled for August. See details of the 2016 student show, Adventures in Ancient Greece.

Victoria University Secondary College - 2nd year of residency

WEYA returns to VUSC to deliver a series of high class workshops on Shakespeare’s Othello that will engage every student in Year 10. We will also run a Shakespeare based after school performance project for students in year 8 to 12 that will culminate in a major community performance at the school in September. How will WEYA follow up our extraordinary 2016 Samoan language Hamlet? Watch this space.

Past School Residencies

  • Past School Residencies

    Over the past 20 years, Western Edge Youth Arts has had residency programmes in many schools, mostly in Melbourne’s inner west. Some of the schools we have worked in over the last decade include:

    North Geelong Secondary College

    Tate Street Primary School

    Debney Secondary College

    Kensington Community School

    Debney Park Secondary College

    Athol Road Primary School

    Footscray City College

    Debney Meadows Primary School

    Tate Street Primary School

    Travencor School

    Marion College

    Staughton Secondary College

    Mt Alexander Secondary College

    Footscray Secondary College

    Beechworth Secondary College

    Hume Central Secondary College