Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) is rolling out an exciting new comprehensive music education program at our school in Term 1, 2021.

“The Amadeus Program is a wonderful opportunity for the students of our school. This program will bring music to life for our children and allow them to explore the world of music in a creative, exciting and fun way. I can’t wait to see what the children produce,” said Principal John Kennedy

SCS’ new Amadeus Music Education Program will be delivered in 13 SCS primary and secondary schools in the Auburn-Lakemba area, helping students learn numeracy, literacy and emotional skills while experiencing the special joy of music.

As part of this program, students in Year 3 to Year 8 at the 13 schools will participate in small group and ensemble music lessons delivered by specialist teachers. Students will receive an instrument, starting with a string instrument in Year 3.

“Excitingly, we will have 210 students participating in the Amadeus Music Education Program next year,” Principal Mr Kennedy said.

“They will each receive a string. brass or woodwind instrument.”

Benefits of music

Research shows that music:

  • Boosts brain power
  • Promotes wellbeing
  • Improves language and maths skills, memory and coordination