WASO Crescendo

The Governor enjoys the Crescendo Music program at North Parmelia Primary School

9 Nov, 2021

Building stronger families and creating a brighter future through music education

Creating a brighter future through music education

The Governor and Ms Annus visited North Parmelia and Medina Primary Schools today to learn more about the Crescendo program created by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO).

The Crescendo program currently provides weekly classroom music lessons to all students from pre-primary to Year 6 at Medina Primary School and North Parmelia Primary School.  Students in Years 4 to 6 are also receiving Violin lessons.

Photo – A violin lesson at North Parmelia Primary School

Photo – Students from Medina Primary School perform for the Governor

The goal of programs such as Crescendo is to address social disadvantage and generate better outcomes for WA students through engagement in music-based education.

Building stronger families

The Governor met with Geoff Hart-Davies, CEO and Paul Fitzpatrick, Chair of Stronger Families to discuss the important work the organisation is currently undertaking in the community.

Photo – The Governor with Geoff Hart-Davies and Paul Fitzpatrick from Stronger Families

Stronger Families is based in the Peel region of WA and has recently commenced providing the Caring Dads program. Caring Dads is a 17 week program designed to promote safe and responsible fathers through the provision of dedicated, best practice and evidence based group intervention programs.

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