Yale Primary School year 5 students visit Government House as part of Music in Education program

Water, water everywhere; talking maritime security and sovereign capabilities; and acknowledging the Public Sector Leadership Council

There was water, water everywhere today at Government House when Thea Rossen and her musical ensemble performed for year 5 students from Yale Primary School.

Based on music by the Grammy Award winning composer Tan Dun, this interactive performance took the students on a musical journey to the waterlogged rice fields of China.

Focusing on sustainability, the performance, presented by Musica Viva not only introduced the students to new musical concepts, it also showed students how to create music out of water and everyday objects.

After the concert the student were taken on a behind the scenes tour of Government House focusing on art and culture.

This innovative program forms part of the Music in Education series started by the Governor and Ms Annus which focuses on the importance of music in child development and promotes the integration of music in primary school education.

Talking WA maritime security and sovereign capabilities

The current and potential future role of WA in the evolving defence landscape was the priority at the Australia, Maritime Security & Sovereign Capabilities: A WA Perspective event this morning.

The event was hosted by the UWA Defence and Security Institute and The Navy Diver Clearance Trust.

The Governor delivered a speech and engaged in an in-depth panel discussion alongside fellow former Defence Minister Professor Stephen Smith and The Honourable Paul Papalia MLA Minister for Police; Road Safety; Defence Industry; Veterans Issues.

Acknowledging the Public Sector Leadership Council 

The Governor and Ms Annus hosted an event this evening to acknowledge the heads of the public sector for their ongoing leadership through another COVID-19 disrupted year.

The Public Sector Leadership Council is a working group of the heads of 19 public sector agencies and the WA Police Force.

Chaired by the Public Sector Commissioner/State Recovery Controller, Ms Sharyn O’Neill,  it provides an effective mechanism for sharing information to inform decisions and communicating consistent messages.

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