Little shop of horrors

In November, WEA Hunter’s Creative Arts Space Committee took on the cult classic ‘Little Shop of Horrors.’

Skills training

Tutor Profile – Grant Walmsley

Grant Walmsley, cofounder of the Screaming Jets, is a familiar face in the music industry and is quickly becoming a familiar face at WEA as a senior trainer in WEA Hunter’s Diploma of Music Industry.

Skills training

Student Profile – Lily Crane

As a budding musician, 17-year-old Lily Crane found just what her heart desired when she discovered that she could not only learn from a local rock star but that she could gain an accredited music industry qualification while she was doing it!

Community partners

Stand Tall Sista

Students of the Alesco Senior Colleges across the region, will be able to undertake self-defence classes in 2019 as part of initiative of local charity Got Your Back Sista and the nib Foundation.


Past Student Profile – Caitlin

Year 10 seemed bleak for Caitlin Cooper when her childhood friends excluded her from their new social group and her parents separated.



The 2018 October holidays saw our first Academy of Creative Arts (AoCA) Youth production, Roald Dahl’s Little Red Riding Hood and The Wolf.

Learn for fun

MasterChef turns teacher

If Reece Hignell looks familiar to you – that’s because you’ve seen him on television. The Newcastle local graced our television screens as a finalist on the 10th series of cooking juggernaut MasterChef.

Atwea news

Helping students reach their full potential

Atwea offers a range of vocational and community education (VACE) programs across its campuses.

High school at Alesco

Commitment to lifelong learning recognised

For Atwea, Adult Learners’ Week also provides an opportunity to highlight the importance of adult and lifelong learning in our community and this year we also initiated a programme of education activities so people could sample of the breadth of learning experiences available through Atwea.

Learn for fun

Extreme face of make-up

Atwea has welcomed one of the region’s most talented make-up artists to its team. We spoke recently with Emma about her experience and new role at Atwea .

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