Music is an integral and valued part of school life at Flinders Park. Each student in Years 1-6 attends a one hour classroom music session each week. Activities supporting the music curriculum include singing; movement and dance; body percussion; ukulele; keyboards; drumming; guitar; tuned and untuned percussion. Our music lessons are hands-on and encourage all students to explore and develop their musical skills and understandings.
Our students also participate in a number of events throughout the year including school assemblies and public performances. Our school choir, made up of Year 6 students, has performed at the Albany District Primary Schools' Music Festival for many years.
In addition to our school music program, students have the opportunity to join the Instrumental Music program (see below).
Flinders is very fortunate to be part of the Instrumental Music School Services (IMSS), where selected students can enrol and learn instruments in addition to their classroom music program. Our program is available to students in Year 3 to 6. Students are offered a choice of instrument (dependent on their age and the availability of places) including violin, viola, double bass, cello, guitar, brass, clarinet and flute.
Instrumental Music Teachers visit the school each week at an arranged time and offer tuition to the students. Students also have performance opportunities at school events and in showcase events such as the Albany District Primary Schools' Music Festival and “World Tour” events at other local primary schools.
Tuition is at no cost to the student’s family; however all participating students are charged a $30.00 Amenities Fee towards materials and equipment. Students may also loan instruments through the school for certain periods of their tuition, and the cost per year to loan is $110.00. If not loaning, families are expected to source and purchase their own instrument (the Instrumental Music teachers can assist).
Students who are being considered for entry into the program will be provided with a notice towards the end of the year in Year 2, 3, 4 and 5 (depending on the instrument and availability of places) and parents have the opportunity to attend an information evening at Albany Senior High School.
More general information about the Instrumental Music program is available here:
Instrumental music - Department of Education