The life of a public school epitomized by disobedient student Jonah Takalua, self-absorbed private school exchange student Ja'mie King, and megalomaniac drama teacher Mr. G.
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 Ja'mie / ... (8 episodes, 2007)
Asolima Tauati ...
 Leon (8 episodes, 2007)
Iro Utaifeau ...
 Joseph (8 episodes, 2007)
Zach Fa'atoe ...
 Thomas (8 episodes, 2007)
Ofa Palu ...
 Ofa (8 episodes, 2007)
David Lennie ...
 Doug Peterson (8 episodes, 2007)
Kristy Barnes-Cullen ...
 Sarah Wheatley (8 episodes, 2007)
Stan Roach ...
 Rodney Parsons (8 episodes, 2007)
Elida Brereton ...
 Margaret Murray (7 episodes, 2007)
Danny Alsabbagh ...
 Toby (7 episodes, 2007)
Jessica Featherby ...
 Holly (7 episodes, 2007)
Kristie Coade ...
 Jess (7 episodes, 2007)
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 Kaitlyn (7 episodes, 2007)
Nicole Joy Tan ...
 Bec (7 episodes, 2007)
Tovia Matiasi ...
 Rocky Takalua (6 episodes, 2007)
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 Jan Palmer (6 episodes, 2007)
Sally Kingsford ...
 Ashley (6 episodes, 2007)
Ashley McLerie ...
 Keiran (4 episodes, 2007)
Kelly Dingeldei ...
 Candice (4 episodes, 2007)
Scott Louder ...
 Paul Cameron (4 episodes, 2007)
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The life of a public school epitomized by disobedient student Jonah Takalua, self-absorbed private school exchange student Ja'mie King, and megalomaniac drama teacher Mr. G.

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School is in.


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9 November 2008 (USA)  »

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Chris Lilley's Summer Heights High  »

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Chris Lilley taught drama classes to get material to play Mr. G. See more »

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Jonah Takalua: Have you got your period or what miss?
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Followed by Ja'mie: Private School Girl (2013) See more »

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A realistic, sometimes touching and extremely funny show
1 November 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Chris Lilley is a comedic genius. His first series, "We Can Be Heroes" was a excellent slice of humour and realistic satire. He has pulled it off again with Summer Heights High, a mockumentary following three different people who attend the high school Summer Heights High.

We have Jonah, probably the most loved character, a 13 year old boy from Tonga who has some big issues. He has no respect for his teachers and he constantly swears and graffitis. His only joy seems to come from Gumnut College where is is developing his own personal story.

Ja'mie is a transfer student from Hillford Girls Grammar School, an extremely upper class school which is totally different from SHH, which is your average public school. She befriends a group of girls and is constantly looking down on everyone and trying to organize events that will lift school spirit.

Finally, there is Mr. G (my personal favourite), an eccentric and very feminine Drama teacher. His methods are odd, he is extremely full of himself and his new musical "Annabel: The Musical" is about ecstasy.

We follow these characters and all their misfortunes and aspirations. The show is always funny but it is always realistic. It captures everything perfectly from the state of public schools (no offense), students with ADD, what people from private school are like and how teachers cope with hardships. Chris Lilley is an immensely talented man and I cannot wait to see what he does next.

5/5


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