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Specialist Music Program (approved)

Learning a musical instrument at school opens up a whole new world of opportunities. Students who learn an instrument become part of a large group of students who will work to create music together, ranging from Year 7 to Year 12.

Students who play an instrument develop many skills such as self-discipline, the ability to cooperate and interact with other students of similar interests. They also have an interesting, fun, and enjoyable way of occupying their spare time.

At Woodvale Secondary College we aim to offer new students the opportunity to become part of this group. With a large program, numerous ensembles and instrumental resources, we provide a musical opportunity that few other schools can provide.


Camps – Each of the three concert bands at Woodvale Secondary College participates in a yearly camp. The camps provide the students with an invaluable opportunity to mature and develop musically as an ensemble, whilst providing a range of other activities from team building, to cycling and abseiling.

Tours – Every three years the senior ensembles tour to an interstate or overseas location, performing concerts, and showcasing our students’ musical talent.

Awards – At the end of the ensemble year in Term 3, the John Feutrill Award for excellence in music is presented to the student who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to his/her musical studies. The award is open to all students in Years 7-12, and comes with a trophy and cash prize. In addition, there are awards for the top and most improved student in every ensemble.

Performance opportunities – Students in all years are involved in many varying performance opportunities, from our formal Semester 1 concert, to the senior cabaret night in Term 3.

Year 7 2019 Music Specialist Program

Applications open Wednesday 14 March. Applications close Thursday 5 April.

Music Specialist Program Information

Application Forms

Specialist program applications must be submitted in person at College Reception between the hours of 8:15am - 12pm or by appointment. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

When returning your application to enrol form for your child at the School, please check that you have both the original and a copy of the following documents in support:

    • Birth Certificate
    • School Reports (2017  Semester 1 & 2)
    • Court Order (if applicable)
    • Proof of address. Three pieces of recent evidence (must include 2 utility bills).

Utility Bills

    • Water Corps;
    • Synergy accounts;
    • Alinta or Kleenheat Gas accounts.

Other accepted documents

    • Title of the property showing ownership*;
    • Documents showing the completed purchase of a property;
    • Telephone accounts;
    • Current bank statements showing the address;
    • Driver’s licence.

*If renting, a copy of the tenancy agreement must be provided.

Applicants must bring their own copies of documents as the College is unable to make photocopies.

Specialist Program General Information Booklet



Music Program


Coordinator : Ms Ruth MacDonald

Ph: (08) 9309 0808