We are looking forward to our onsite specialist Performing Arts programs commencing mid-way through this term.

It is not too late to register your child’s interest in some of the wonderful opportunities we have at Woodend to learn an instrument or take part in an Arts program.

Brass or Woodwind Instruments through the Department for Education Instrumental Music Service (Year 5 & 6)

Our school currently has vacancies for students wishing to learn Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Flute, Clarinet or Saxophone. This opportunity is being re-advertised to encourage more students to participate.

Lessons are free but you will need to borrow, buy or hire an instrument. You will also need a tutor book, and consumables such as reeds or valve oil.  We can hire an IMS Instrument on your child’s behalf at a cost of $180 for the year, or you can source your own instrument. The tutor book is borrowed from the library.

Please contact Aimee Aparicio or Sue Asser by email for more information.



Junior Choir (Year 3 & 4)

Junior Choir is an opportunity for our younger students to develop musicianship, build self-confidence, establish new friendships and have fun!

Junior choir is offered to students in years 3 and 4. Come and try sessions will be held with individual classes over the coming weeks with full choir lessons beginning as soon as Covid-19 precautions allow.

Senior Choir – Primary Schools’ Festival of Music (Year 5 & 6)

The Public Schools Music Festival is a school-based music education program brought to you by the SA Public Primary Schools’ Music Society and the Department for Education and Child Development. Beginning in 1891, this program has been an integral part of South Australian life and stands as an official State Icon. The program reaches thousands of primary and secondary children each year across over 300 schools and allows students to participate in a major performance at a prestigious Adelaide venue.

Once again, our school is looking forward to participating in this year’s festival. Come and try sessions will be held with individual classes over the coming weeks with full choir lessons beginning as soon as possible. There is a small cost involved to cover the song book, travel to and from the rehearsals and final performance, a copy of the performance recording and a Festival t-shirt.

More information will be provided once choir lessons begin.

Wakakirri (Years 4-6)

In 2020 our school began taking part in the Wakakirri Story-Dance Festival. Wakakirri requires schools to present a 3-7 minute performance in which students theatrically tell a story using a combination of dancing, creative movement and acting to pre-recorded music. Performances are inspired by the Wakakirri ethos ‘great stories inspire change’. Environmental, social, cultural, health, historical & reconciliation stories are all popular themes. Each year hundreds of schools across Australia create and perform Story-Dances for Wakakirri that reflect students’ thoughts, ideas and aspirations.

More information about joining our Wakakirri team will be available later this term.

Learning an Instrument – Private Providers (Years 3-6)

Students can participate in guitar, strings, piano, drums or vocal lessons during school hours. These lessons have a weekly cost and all payments and ongoing communication about lessons takes place between parents/caregivers and the provider.

For more information, please see the previous post, Instrumental Music – Private Providers (2022).