Praise for St Peter Chanel’s new music programSydney Catholic Schools’ exciting new comprehensive music education program is well underway and St Peter Chanel Catholic Primary School Regents Park Principal, Phil Townsend, can’t say enough good things about it.


“The Amadeus program has captured the imagination of our school community,” Mr Townsend said.


Sydney Catholic Schools’ Amadeus Music Education Program has been delivered in 13 SCS primary and secondary schools in the Auburn-Lakemba area in 2021, helping students learn numeracy, literacy and emotional skills while experiencing the special joy of music.

As part of this program, students in Year 3 to Year 8 at the 13 schools participate in small group and ensemble music lessons delivered by specialist teachers. Students also receive an instrument, starting with a string instrument in Year 3.

“I have many excited students on my hands, not to mention smiling parents and carers,” Mr Townsend said.

We have 220 students in Years 3 to 6 taking place in the program. It has been a steep learning curve but I now know what a euphonium is.”