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28 October 2014

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Jonah and the Summer Heights High crew

Put down your pens, mobile phones and lip gloss… and get ready for a life lesson you won't forget.

Playing all the main characters at Summer Heights High, Chris Lilley reveals what really happens in an average Australian high school.

Jonah Takalua

Jonah is a smartarse schoolboy from Tonga and the best breakdancer in the district. Physically more mature than most boys his age, he is obsessed with defacing school property with his infamous tag. 

Chris Lilley as Jonah Takalua

Previously expelled for setting fire to lockers and defacing the principal's car, Jonah becomes the focus of the student welfare department and their well-meaning behaviour programmes.

The question is whether Jonah can make it through the term continuing to harass teachers, drawing obscene pictures and tormenting younger students, without being expelled again and sent back to Tonga.

Ja'mie King

Ja'mie King is the star student in her year at exclusive private school Hillford Girls Grammar. She is taking part in a swap scheme to bridge the divide between state and private schools and has enrolled at Summer Heights High, keen to make changes. But outside her privileged and sheltered world, Ja'mie is out of her comfort zone.

Chris Lilley as Ja'mie King

Will the staff and students cope with her naïve opinions and will Ja'mie be able to claw her way to the top of a school world of boys, lesbians, emos and hot teachers?

Mr G

Greg Gregson aka 'Mr G' – has been teaching drama at Summer Heights High for nine years and is passionate about his self-created, innovative teaching methods.

Chris Lilley as Mr G

He causes friction among the staff and students when he appoints himself the self-styled Director of Performing Arts, and restructures the department.

In the face of relentless opposition Mr G cancels the traditional school musical so that he can write his own original "Arena Spectacular".

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