As part of Haberfield Public School’s holistic approach to every child’s education all students receive ongoing and sequential Music Education lessons from Kindergarten to Year 6. Research shows how learning music can help your child in so many ways including:
- Improved reasoning capacity and problem solving skills
- Improved maths and language performance
- Greater memory capacity
- Greater social and team skills
In class music at Haberfield PS students develop skills in singing, movement/dance, instrumental work and music composition. The Music Education program also links with drama and introduces senior students to the use of technology in music.
As part of the Music Education program at Haberfield Public School all students in Years 1 to 6 learn the recorder.
Due to health risks involved in sharing recorders we ask all students to have their own recorder. Quality Yamaha Recorders can be purchased for $10.00. All students use a recorder tutor book which can be purchased for $15.00. The tutor has a CD, which students can practice with.
Families wishing to purchase any items are asked to fill in a school envelop with the item being purchased, the amount enclosed and your child’s name and class clearly printed on the front. Completed envelops can then be returned to your child’s class teacher.
All students participate in weekly music lessons conducted by our music specialist Mr David Collins-White, who is also the currently the Artistic Director of the ‘Cantabile Music Festival’ & a Music Mentor in the ‘National Music Teacher Mentoring Program'(Promotional video here). Children participate in a sequential music education program from K to year 6 developing singing, recorder & percussion instrumental playing, movement, dancing & composing over their 7 years of primary education. Students attend quality music concerts presented by organisations such as Musica Viva, Oz Opera & the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Participation in the co-curricular instrumental program is ever increasing, with over 300 students now involved in choir, band, guitar, recorder and string programs. The La Festa performing arts concert is a showpiece of our school and features all performing ensembles and a number of talented students. It also serves as a fundraising event that raises money towards school programs.
Co-ordinator Creative & Performing Arts
Haberfield Public School
2017 Weekly Music Rehearsal Schedule:
|Days||Big Hall (8.10 – 9.00)||Music Room (8.10 – 9.00)|
|Monday||Senior Band||String Ensemble|
|Tuesday||Senior Choir||Training String Ensemble|
|Wednesday||Junior Choir||K-1 Choir (8.30-9.00)|
|Thursday||Intermediate Band||Year 2 Choir|
|Friday||Junior Band||Recorder Ensemble|
2018 Concert & Rehearsal Dates:
|April 5||Opera Australia present Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’ for all students K-6 in the school hall|
|May 9||Senior String all day rehearsal at Croydon PS for the Opera House concert June 17|
|May 10||Recorder Ensemble all day rehearsal at Sydney Salvation Army Congress Hall, for Opera House concert June 17|
|June 26||Musica Viva presents ‘Water, Water, Everywhere’ music concert for all students K-6 in the school Hall|
- Music Resources
- Christmas Music for all music ensembles
- Music Class Assessments
- Choir Information & Music
- Recorder Information & Music
- School Song & National Anthem
- Instrumental Program
- Guitar Information & Music
- Wind Bands Information & Music
- String Ensemble Information & Music
- Chinese & Italian Festival Day
- Gong Xi
- Chinese New Year Song
- Class Music Assessment Resources
- Check out ‘Music Count Us In’:
- Music Count Us In Video here & resources for 2017 song ‘Shine Together’ download here
- Watch the commercial for the 2013 song featuring Haberfield students
- Highlights from ‘Music Count Us In’ around Australia & at Haberfield
- Haberfield featured in Music Count Us In 2010 promotional video
- Our musicians also performed on the Channel 10 weather report