About the Program
The Music in Focus program is a school-based specialist program and is offered to students who live in the local intake area or who are accepted into Gifted and Talented and/or other specialist programs (i.e. Aviation, Graphic Design Media or Netball). It offers students from Years 7 to 12 a diverse range of musical opportunities through sequential learning in solo, group and ensemble performances and instrumental lessons. Students accepted into the program receive between two to four hours of classroom music each week throughout their six years of schooling, in addition to receiving instrumental lessons with an IMSS (Instrumental Music School Services) teacher.
In Year 10, students begin their preparation to transition into senior school music courses. Students also start to prepare for larger roles in the Arts Showcase events offered throughout the year and participate in the Senior School Soloist night. In Year 11 and 12, students choose to continue in either the examined or non-examined WACE Music course. Students enrolled in non-ATAR Music complete the nationally recognised Certificate III in Music, opening themselves up for many opportunities after leaving school.