'The BIG Night' is an annual music and dance concert held at The Drum Theatre in Dandenong.

All SIS member schools are invited to participate in the Concert as Principals, Families and the wider community enjoy a variety of combined SIS Ensembles and Individual School Performances.

Approximately 350 nominated students from the member schools perform a program showcasing combined SIS Concert Bands, Choir and Guitar/Ukelele Ensembles.

Additionally dance routines are included such as Contemporary, Showdance, Commercial Jazz and Hip Hop.

The student commitment is acknowledged, as they balance learning new skills with their day to day school studies.

Rehearsal 1 : Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Rehearsal 2: Thursday, 11 March 2021

Rehearsal 3: Tuesday, 23 March 2021

SIS Big Night Music and Dance Review will be held on Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Students and teachers from member schools will join together to perform a number of ensemble pieces as well as some impressive performances from individual schools.

Students and teachers will gather for only 2 rehearsal days to bring together the acts. The hard work and dedication of students and teachers is evidenced in the quality of the performances.




DRAMA WORKSHOP - Tuesday, 1 June 2021



Improvisation is fun! It’s about freeing one’s creative spirit in a positive and safe environment. During the Drama Workshop Day in Term 2, students who’d like to do something creative, improve their communication skills, develop their storytelling skills or just have a great time. The instructors are trained improvisation performers who have been performing and teaching nationally and internationally for many years.

Improvisation is based on the following principles: acceptance, being positive, being in the moment, making your partner look good, embracing and removing fear, enjoying failure and storytelling. The classes are designed to work on these principles through a series of exercises and games in a fun and supportive environment. Regardless of experience, background or training, everybody can benefit from impro.

Improvisation is an old art form going back to the 16th century with the Commedia dell’Arte (Italian, meaning “comedy of professional artists”). The Commedia dell’Arte were travelling performers who would set up an outdoor stage and improvise stories based around a repertoire of stock situations and established characters.

Today, improvisation is widely used in theatre as an actor’s training tool, a rehearsal technique, an exploration tool for writers, a theatrical performance style, a musical style and a dance form. It is performed internationally in hundreds of forms, and successfully on TV in such shows as Whose Line Is It Anyway, Thank God You’re Here, World Cup Comedy, The Office, Curb Your Enthusiasm and used in movies like Best In Show, Waiting For Guffman, and This Is Spinal Tap.


The Drama Workshop and Theatresports Championship will be hosted by an SIS member school.  
Many laughs and a fun filled experience is awaiting as we are directed by Guest Tutors from Impro Melbourne.

All teams perform a 1, 2 and 3 minute game and the top four teams qualify to the finals.

2021 DATE/S:-
Round 1  :  Div A - 27 July  /  Div B - 28 July
Round 2  :  Div A - 25 August  /  Div B - 26 August
Semi's     :  9 September
Finals      :  7 October
Division A - Berwick, Casey, Cornish, John Paul, Padua-Mornington, Padua-Rosebud, SFX-Beaconsfield, SFX-Berwick, SFX-Officer, Woodleigh
Division B - Balcombe, Bayside, Flinders-CD, Flinders-Tyabb, Hillcrest, Nazareth, Padua-Tyabb, St Peters-CRA, St Peters-CLN, St Johns
Each school is entitled to enter a maximum of 4 teams across the sections (not more than 2 teams per section).  Students may enter in a section above and not below.  However, if this causes an uneven Fixture, schools will be requested to provide an additional team or withdrawal of a team from the Section to eliminate any BYES.

JUNIOR – Yr 7 & 8


SENIOR – Yr 11 & 12







3-4 mins


Warn Bell at 3 min


Final bell at 4 mins


4-5 mins


Warn Bell at 4 min


Final bell at 5 mins


4-5 mins


Warn Bell at 4 min


Final bell at 5 mins


5-6 mins


Warn bell at 5 min


Final bell at 6 mins


5-6 mins


Warn Bell at 5 min


Final bell at 6 mins


6-7 mins


Warn bell at 6 min


Final bell at 7 mins



Schools to arrive at 9:00am for a 9:30am start.  Finish at 2:00pm.

Teams are called 1 and 2.

The first named team is the affirmative. (Please remember this for all debates)

Each team must have two debates per round for Rounds 1 & 2.

Firstly, a prepared debate and the second being an unprepared/secret debate.  Secret topics will be announced on the day.

Schools to provide students with stop watches for timing. 

Teams are not permitted to watch over teams in the same section (i.e. Junior cannot watch Junior).  There should be no movement during the debates. 

Strictly only video recording of your own/individual school students is allowed, with the permission from students and parents. 

Laptops and mobile phones are not to be used.

Scoring - Win = 2 points, Loss = 0 points.

Schools in semi finals / finals will be required to host.

In the interest of the competition all teams are asked to stay right up to the end of their last debate. Please express to the students that every effort will be made to keep to the timetable but please do not become ‘bus dependent’ and skip off early. This causes other teams to lose practice in what may be their only competition for the year.