Phoenix has a wonderful music specialist who teaches each class from PP to year 6, for a minimum of one hour per week.
We offer an opportunity for our years 4, 5 and 6 students to perform as part of our choir. Rehearsals are timetabled during school time. The Choir performs annually at local Music Festivals and other local venues.
The music room is well equipped with a wide range of musical instruments and resources.
This year, 13 students received certificates for being chosen for the State Instrumental Music Program (SIMS). Last year, students in year 4 and 5 were given a pre-recorded musical aptitude test by an external examiner. To have so many students accepted is a major achievement for a relatively small school.
Students accepted into this program receive free group instrumental lessons and a subsidised hire rate for their instrument. In return, they are required to practice regularly, care for the instrument and participate in a concert at the end of the year. They are expected to remain in the program for as long as they are at Phoenix Primary School.
The aptitude test is only one way of selecting students and is not able to identify every student who would be suitable for this program. If your child missed out, please reassure them that they are musically talented, but that the test is not always perfect! If they are in year 5, we expect that they will have another opportunity to sit the test and gain entry to the program at the end of this year.
If your child is struggling with practising, staying motivated or managing their lessons, please ask them to come and see me or alternatively I am happy to speak to parents directly.
The following students were accepted into the SIMS program and received an award.
Thank you to all the parents who have supported their children to enter this program. It would be wonderful if this support could extend to the sharing and organising of lifts to the venue.
Transport to Fremantle College is the responsibility of the parent. If you are struggling to get your child to the program, please contact the school so that they can put you in contact with other parents.
Choir songs for students to learn
The choir performed at Bethany Illawong Retirement Village in Term 3, 2018.
ANZAC Assembly 2018 Performance
Harmony Day 2018 Performances
CHOIR PERFORMANCES 2017