Music

Teacher

Mrs Eleanor Milne

Children at Holy Spirit participate in a primarily liturgy-based music program once per week. The main focus of these music classes is to prepare children for the liturgies in which they participate, including the sacramental programs, although some creative movement and secular music is also covered.

    • Pre-primary have a 40-minute lesson involving creative movement, dance, singing and playing percussion instruments.
    • The Year 1 and 2 classes come together for a similar 30-minute class.
    • The year 3 and 4 classes, come together for a similar 30-minute class.
    • The year 5 and 6 classes, come together for a similar 30-minute class.

Holy Spirit Choir

Children from years 4, 5 and 6 are invited to be part of the Holy Spirit Choir, which rehearses before school on Tuesday mornings. There are usually around 45 students who choose to join this non-auditioned choir. This choir is entered into the CSPAF, where it has performed with distinction, receiving Certificates of Merit and Honourable Mentions every year since at least 2008! 

Instrumental Lessons Years 3-6

We are very fortunate to have skilled and dedicated peripatetic instrumental teachers at our school. Children in years 3-6 come out of class for 30 min individual lessons on:

  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Drums
  • Violin
  • Voice

Parents pay the instrumental teachers in advance, and must give one term’s notice before the child can be withdrawn.

School Band

The Electric Spirits is our school band, under the guidance of Dom Papa, our guitar teacher. They have performed with great excitement and merit in the CSPAF, at the local Wembley Downs District Fair and in a “rock concert” at school at the end of the year. Our other instrumental teachers assist in the rehearsal of the band. Children are invited into this band based on their merit , practice ethic and behaviour.