Musicians receive boost
Isis high school instrumental program to gain share of $2.46 million
STUDENTS from Isis District State High School have received a welcome boost to their instrumental program, thanks to the Queensland Government.
The high school will share in more than $2.46 million in funding for secondary school music education that will be rolled out to schools across the state.
Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett said the additional funding would benefit instrumental programs at Isis District and Rosedale State High Schools.
He said the schools were two of more than 225 state schools with secondary music programs to share in an additional $1 million to buy more instruments and equipment.
“The additional funding will help cater for the move of Year 7 into secondary school in 2015 and ensure students have access to the instruments and expertise they need,” he said.
“I look forward to continuing to see Isis District and Rosedale students excel in the instrumental program.”
Isis District State High School principal Brett Kavanagh said there were 45 students participating in the instrumental program.
“The boost to school music programs across the state is guaranteed to produce excellent results. I am delighted that Isis District State High School will share in this funding. It will ensure we continue to deliver high quality, award winning music programs,” he said.
“As a musician and principal, providing the gift of music education to young people assists with so many facets of their development, both academically and socially, not to mention the joy of music making.”
Education Minister John-Paul Langbroek said from 2015, Year 4 students will be able to study woodwind, brass and percussion instruments at school for the first time, a year earlier than the current Year 5 starting point.
FUNDING BOOST: Isis District State High School has received funding towards their instrumental program.