“We have a very small window of opportunity to recover students once they disconnect from their learning. That time is now.” says Elise Hopkins, Director Arts Learning. While the health-related concerns of COVID-19 continue to be well-managed in Australia, the longer term social, emotional and psychological effects of the pandemic are now key concerns for […] Read full article →
Two new board members join The Song Room – an award-winning performer and a First Nations education advocate.
We are thrilled to announce that Ali McGregor and Hayley McQuire will join our Board of Directors with a commitment to bridging the education equity gap faced by Australian children experiencing disadvantage. The two passionate leaders bring a wealth of experience and expertise from the Arts and Education sectors to The Song Room. Ali McGregor […] Read full article →
This week, The Song Room and Guitars Gathering Dust visited students at Collingwood English Language School (CELS) – Craigieburn Campus, bringing 20 refurbished guitars for students to use in the new year. Students at CELS Craigieburn have been learning how to play the ukulele and sing in their Song Room program this year. Many of […] Read full article →
This year we have been reminded of what it is to be challenged, and why it is so important to support one another with compassion and courage in difficult times. Joy, connection, and hope are more than seasonal sentiments, they are ideals that can change lives. This festive season, as we recover from a year […] Read full article →
On Wednesday night’s star-studded ARIA Awards, Scott Maxwell from Mount Gambier, South Australia was presented with the 2018 ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award, sponsored by Telstra! Scott is a pivotal figure in the Mount Gambier music community, not only going above and beyond for his own students in his role at Grant High […] Read full article →
I would like to introduce you to Ben. He is 8-years-old and in Year 3. At school, the other kids wouldn’t talk to Ben. He felt vulnerable and avoided talking to them. For a long time, Ben felt isolated and didn’t want to go to school to learn. However, he also faced challenges at home. […] Read full article →