2024 Notices!

2024 Notices!

Welcome back to school everyone! Here’s some important info to get us started.

1. Music Teachers for 2024

  • Mrs Newton-Webb – Mon, Wed, Thurs – Teaching Year 1, 3, straight 5 & 6’s.
  • Mrs Tran – Tues, Fri – Teaching Year 2, 4 and 4/5’s

2. Display files

  • Each student needs to have one for music
  • Year 4’s need a recorder
  • Year 5’s in Rooms 21 & 22 need to bring their recorders in from last year next lesson

3. IMSS lessons – Year 3 – 6

  • Start in Week 2
  • Lesson times will be on the noticeboard ASAP
  • Mrs Tran will email parents lesson times by the end of Week 1.

4. Choir – Wednesdays from 8:00 – 8:30am

  • Run by Mrs Newton-Webb
  • Starts in Week 3!
  • Yr 4-6 Only – Sorry Yr 3’s 🙁

5. Orchestra – Mondays from 7:45 – 8:30am

  • Run by Dr Penny Reiss
  • Starts in Week 3!
  • Year 5 & 6 String Students (except Yr 5 double basses who are just about to start learning the instrument).
  • Anyone who learns a string instrument outside of school who is in Yr 5 & 6 is also welcome to join. 

6. Band – Tuesday from 7:45 – 8:30am

  • Run by Mrs Tran
  • Starts in Week 3!
  • Year 6 Clarinet, Flute, Brass & Percussion students
  • Year 5 percussionists will probably be asked to join in Term 2.

Looking forward to a fantastic year with you all!

This Time of Year – Glyn Lehmann

This Time of Year – Glyn Lehmann

Our special holiday song for 2023 🙂



We all love this time of year
With our friends and family gathered near
Generations of relations

Old and young and big and small
Come together at this time of year
At this time of year

Verse 1

Families come in different sizes (claps)
Families are full of surprises (claps)
Some are small and some are quiet
Some are big and cause a riot!
Through the years we see the changes
Babies grow into teenagers



Different cultures and traditions
Different customs and religions
With your friends and your relations
Come and join our celebration!



In class, we’ve been doing some rhythm cup playing to ‘Can-Can’ composed by Jacques Offenbach.

Offenbach was a German-born French composer who wrote ‘Can-Can’ as part of one of his operetta’s “Orphée aux enfers” (Orpheus in the Underworld). This operetta premiered in Paris in 1858.

The Can-can itself is a high-energy dance that became a sensation in the dance halls of 19th-century Paris. Over the years, the Can-can has been featured in numerous films, stage productions, and adaptations. Its high-energy, rebellious spirit has made it a timeless and recognisable part of popular culture, often associated with the vibrant and bohemian atmosphere of Paris in the 19th century.

Here’s an example of the dance:

Here are the video’s we’ve been working on with Kaboom:

Peer Gynt – In the Hall of The Mountain King

Peer Gynt – In the Hall of The Mountain King

This week, Yr 2’s, 3’s and 4’s have focused on this fabulous piece of music. You can watch the Seattle Symphony Orchestra perform it below or enjoy the Line Rider version which features our little rider sledding past bar numbers, dynamic and articulation markings.

Peer Gynt was composed by:

Composer: Edvard Grieg

Country of Origin: Norway

Born: 1843 Died: 1907

Peer Gynt premiered in 1876 and was written to accompany a play by Norwegian writer Henrik Ibsen. It remains among the most popular of Grieg’s compositions.

Source: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Peer-Gynt-by-Grieg

Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Line Rider Fun!
Welcome to 2023!

Welcome to 2023!

With a new year, comes a new blog and a new Music Teacher!

This year, Rossy Music will be taught by:

Mr Jiritano – Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and

Mrs Tran – Wednesdays and Fridays

We can’t wait to make some music and see what the year brings!



Peter and the Wolf’ was written by the Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev. Have a look at this awesome video performed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and narrated AND conducted by Mr. Bramwell Tovey.



‘Djinda Djinda’ is one of our whole school songs which is the Ngoongar version of ‘Twinkle Twinkle’. It was translated and performed by Gina Williams and Guy Ghouse.


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