Thursday, July 29, 2010

July Newsletter Just Out

What a busy time! I know – I am always busy – but this has been ludicrous – exciting but ludicrous!

I worked at the ECTA conference at the beginning of the holidays, and the Cairns Conference at the end of the holidays. I am so lucky – although I have such a busy life, I meet so many great people and have such a wonderful job!

Lots of workshops coming up for Crescendo: Early Childhood, Shot in the Arm and Masks and Mayhem. Masks and Mayhem is a Visual Art based workshop. Please let others know about this one as it is different for Crescendo and I hope to attract some new participants.

I am visiting Rockhampton, Mackay and Mt Isa soon for Music Count Us In. If you haven’t already signed your school up to sing, please consider doing so. This is all about sending a message that music education is important! We need the numbers!!!!!!

July newsletter just out. If you missed out on your copy you can download it here.

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Term 3 Workshops

Term 3 workshops are just around the corner and looking to be a heap of fun. We have a great new location at THE GAP STATE SCHOOL, Cnr Waterworks Rd & Settlement Road, The Gap.

Early Childhood 2 on Thursday afternoon the 5th August will have loads of practical ideas, songs, rhymes, activities and will have guest lecturer Debbie Wilson.

Booster Shot in the Arm! on Saturday morning the 7th August will be filled with more songs, games, activities and new resources. You don't want to miss it.

Then the all day session on Monday 16th August - Music Mayhem and Masks! will be a focus on Visual Arts and Music with loads of ideas for, drama, dance, SOSE and self image. This one is especially for Classroom Teachers from year 4 - 7. It's a great hands on workshop and will be including A BUCKET FULL OF IDEAS! with Dina Breen.

These workshops are not to be missed. Check out the Term 3 Registration form here and fax or email it back to us and we will put you on the list. Places are limited so don't be late.

See you there.


Friday, July 23, 2010

Uke'n Play Ukulele with Mike Jackson

Come check out this great workshop that will have you strumming out 2-3 chords and several songs in an afternoon. Quick basic instructions will be given - no previous experience needed.

Mike will also give teaching tips and important information, that will help in making ukulele a fun and musically educational classroom program in your school.

Coorparoo RSL - Galaxy Room, 45 Holdsworth Street, Coorparoo (behind Coles)

Thursday July 29th, 2010, 3:30pm Cost $20 to cover cost of venue and yummy afternoon tea!

Come and join in the fun.

For more details head to

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Open Classroom with Debbie O'Shea


Join Debbie as she opens her classroom at Eatons Hill State School at 3.30pm on Tuesday the 27th July, 2010.

Come along and observe first hand best practice in Queensland Primary Education.

Registration at 3.30 followed by a Demonstration Lesson and Discussion.

Full certificate of attendance to meet the Queensland College of Teachers Professional Standards also provided on completions of the day.

You don't want to miss this. Head over to and down load the registration form.