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The Sacred Heart School, a Catholic primary school located in Cabramatta, Sydney is the first school in NSW to complete work funded by the Government’s Building the Education Revolution (BER) scheme.
Principal Brian Aulsebrook has a passion for the performing arts and has spent many years overseeing school productions.
During that time he noticed that Jands was usually the preferred company for lighting products, design and advice.
Having worked on several performing arts projects with the Catholic Education Office where Jands gear has always been used, Mr Aulsebrook considers Jands as the industry standard for lighting systems.
Jands supplied and installed the lighting infrastructure for the auditorium including two JLX-PRO modular pre-wired lighting bars and two WMX-A wall mount dimmers.
The Jands WMX-A wall mounting dimmer was designed specifically to meet the needs of the auditorium and together with the JLX lighting bars as well as the Jands patching system, forms part of an integrated and cost-effective solution.
With its simple menu enabling access to the configuration and test options, the Jands WMX dimmer is ideal for schools.
The hall’s stage is portable but usually faces west with one JLX-PRO lighting bar accommodating this position.
However, if a large production is staged and more seating is required, the hall’s side wall can be opened making the venue much larger.
Overflow seating is then placed outside and the stage is moved to the southern wall where the other JLX-PRO lighting bar is situated.
Around the hall there are multiple points for plugging in the DMX dimmer board.
Stage & Studio supplied a suitable lighting package that included four ETC Source Four lights and a Jands Stage 12 control console, an ideal choice for this project due to its ease of use.
Mr Aulesbrook explained that the number of fixtures chosen was determined by the amount of light that flooded into the hall during the day. They chose the ETC Source Four lights so that they could attach gobos to them if and when required.
The school recently held a major event for Anzac Day and when The Last Post was being played, they dimmed the hall to near darkness and when the Reveille was being played, they lit up a large Australian flag to great effect.