Thirty-three applicants have received a share in almost $300,000 through the second round of the State Government’s Music Innovation Fund.
Successful applicants include Bains Road Preschool’s Inclusive Preschool Program, which will use the funding to support a “Music for All’ program allowing students of all abilities to access musical instruments and participate in meaningful and accessible music education.
The preschool will also engage a music therapist to run regular music education sessions to enhance and develop children’s motor and communication skills, and social and emotional wellbeing.
Other successful programs in Round 2 of the grant program focus on upskilling non-specialist teachers, facilitating more music instruction in classrooms, encouraging students to pursue music opportunities in their school and community, and enhancing overall music education experiences.
“We want to provide all students, including those with complex needs, with access to high quality music education from an early age,” said Education Minister John Gardner.
“The Music Innovation Fund is one of the ways our Music Education Strategy is fostering, embracing and promoting the many benefits that music education can have on a child’s development and we would like to see more children take an interest in music as a result.
“By supporting innovative partnerships within these programs we are able to utilise experts to help upskill our teaching staff so they are equipped to create and sustain quality music programs within their site.”
The Music Innovation Fund encourages investment in innovative and promising practices, partnerships and programs and was established as part of the Marshall Liberal Government’s Music Education Strategy.
The full list of Round 2 grant recipients:
Alberton Primary School – $4,424
Aldinga Beach B-7 Primary School – $5,000
Australian Society for Music Education (SA) Chapter Inc – $3,900
Australian Youth Orchestra – (AYO) – $28,096
Bains Road Preschool – Inclusive Preschool Program – $6,500
Christies North Kindergarten – $2,000
Craigburn Primary School – $2,000
Elizabeth Park Primary School – $3,250
Enfield Primary School – $8,500
Flaxmill Preschool – $2,000
Flinders Park Primary School – $9,900
Frances Primary School – $4,100
Gordon Education Centre (R-12 Special School) – $5,000
Hackham West Children’s Centre – $2,000
Hospital School SA – $3,500
Kadina Memorial School – $10,000
Kimba Area School – $6,200
Le Fevre High School – $1,750
Loxton High School – $16,724
Magill Kindergarten – $2,000
Mannum Community College – $8,000
McLaren Vale Primary School – $6,000
Moana Kindergarten – $2,000
Nuriootpa Primary School – $10,279
O’Halloran Hill Kindergarten – $2,000
Peterborough Community Pre-school, Primary School and High School – $8,500
Port Pirie West Primary School – $12,000
Roxby Downs Area School – $7,000
Seaford K-7 Campus Preschool – $2,000
State Opera South Australia – $5,000
The Song Room – $100,822
Wandana P-7 School – $4,200
West Beach Primary School – $4,100
Total – $298,745