Music

Music Program

There is a very active Music program at Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School.

All of the students from Kindergarten through to Year 6 attend class music lessons which are taught by a music specialist. The teaching program is a sequential system based on the Hungarian Kodaly method of music education.

To complement the class teaching program, all students in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 sing in the school choirs. In addition to singing in their Year group choir, the girls in Year 5 and 6 may choose to sing in the Year 5 and 6 Girls Choir and the boys may choose to sing in the Year 5 and 6 Boys Choir.

Students at Good Shepherd also have the opportunity to play in the school band. Students in the Band can be as young as Year 3. They are invited to join the Band once they are playing the required standard on their instrument.

There is an opportunity for instrumental students to play in small ensembles, such as a Flute Ensemble and a Clarinet Ensemble.

Good Shepherd School is part of the Primary Instrumental Program that is coordinated by Lumen Christi College. Each week tutors who specialise on an instrument visit our school. Students have the opportunity to have a twenty minute individual lesson on an instrument of their choice. The instruments available are; flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, piano, violin, guitar and drums. Instruments can be hired through Lumen Christi College.

Each year students from our school participate in the Catholic Schools Performing Arts Festival. Every student from Year 1 through to Year 6 performs at the Festival.