A SYSTEM-WIDE ARTS PROJECT: THE AMADEUS MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAM

In 2021, Sydney Catholic Schools introduced a new comprehensive music education program designed to promote excellence in teaching and learning, commencing with 13 of our schools in the south-west Sydney area.

Decades of research shows that learning an instrument and playing in a musical ensemble strengthens neural pathways in the brain and can:

  • significantly improve student academic success in areas including language and mathematical development; and
  • significantly improve student engagement, short- and long-term memory, attention, self-discipline, and coordination.

The Amadeus Music Education Program offers:

  • Classroom music lessons led by a specialist music teacher (Kindergarten to Year 8);
  • Small group student instrumental tuition (Years 3-7); and
  • Student instrumental ensemble lessons (Years 3-7).

Students are provided with a string, woodwind or brass instrument which they will take home to practice.

  • Trinity Catholic College Auburn
  • St John’s Catholic Primary School Auburn
  • St Joseph the Worker Catholic Primary School Auburn South
  • St Michael’s Catholic Primary School Belfield
  • St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Belmore
  • St Mel’s Catholic Primary School Campsie
  • St John Vianney Catholic Primary School Greenacre
  • Holy Spirit Catholic College Lakemba
  • St Therese’s Catholic Primary School Lakemba
  • St Joachim’s Catholic Primary School Lidcombe
  • St Jerome’s Catholic Primary School Punchbowl
  • St Peter Chanel Catholic Primary School Regents Park
  • McAuley Catholic College Rose Bay
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Primary School Sefton