Creative education

The Song Room at Whittington Primary School, Geelong

The Song Room program at Whittington Primary School has been going from strength to strength this year, empowering students with songs that focus on teamwork and confidence-building, and in turn encouraging a love of singing. From the outset, the school’s goals for the partnership were to develop a music program that would increase student engagement […]   Read full article →

Wash My Wounds and Make Me Well

“You showed me where to go I was new and I didn’t know You helped me understand I was lost in a foreign land You’re like my brother or my sister Always looking after me When I’m hurt you’re there to help me Wash my wounds and make me well”*   These powerful words were […]   Read full article →

Renee McCarthy and Josh Pyke ARIA Winners

ARIA Winning Teacher’s Views on Music Education

In 2017, The Song Room partnered with ARIA to bring you the inaugural ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award, sponsored by Telstra. The Award recognises the important role music teachers play in increasing education outcomes and building the confidence and resilience of students. Renée McCarthy, from South Australia, was our first ever winner of this […]   Read full article →

Simon Gipson CEO Of The Song Room

Simon Gipson – How Education Defines Opportunity

On Monday, David Gonski released his second Report of the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools. Gonski’s call to action to transform Australia’s industrial approach to schools and schooling is neither radical nor new, but it is well overdue. Without doubt, as nationally we slip further into educational irrelevance and mediocrity, we need […]   Read full article →

Former Principal Takes Up CEO Role – The Educator Online

When Simon Gipson stepped down as the head of St Michael’s Grammar school last year, concluding what can only be described as an illustrious career, he began the onerous task of deciding what to do next. Read the full article here.   Read full article →

Simon Gipson CEO The Song Room

Simon Gipson on the Value of Creativity

Since arriving at The Song Room a little over a month ago, my perspective on the value of creativity in education has only been reinforced. As I reflect on my initial experiences of The Song Room’s Teaching Artists in schools with disadvantaged cohorts, what I keep coming back to is that teaching children the skill […]   Read full article →

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