At the beginning of this year, Katherine Anson flew across to Glenelg, Adelaide with a ‘Orffully’ good bunch of musical colleagues, all keen to sink their teeth into a week-long conference of singing, saying, moving, dancing and...Read more
BOOM Whacky Wednesday!
At our last network meeting in 2022, we explored the whackiness and fun of Boomwhackers with Amanda Johnston and Ash Bisdee. We sang, played, tapped, banged, moved, explored, laughed and chanted our hearts out with the immense and colourful fun...Read more
ANCOS LEVELS OVER EAST
Recently, four of our WAOSA members have flown interstate to complete their next ANCOS level with other Orff state associations. The following excerpts describe their experiences interstate...Read more
NAIDOC SCARF DANCE
The theme for NAIDOC 2022 is ‘Get up, stand up, show up!’ This year, the music specialists (along with their LOTE specialist) at Aubin Grove Primary have choreographed a simple scarf dance to share with their whole school community to...Read more
THANK YOU, EBONEY!
It is an absolute honour to acknowledge and thank Eboney Yapp for her dedication and the generosity that she has shown to WAOSA over the past four years as President of WAOSA. She has volunteered countless hours of her time to this role...Read more
HARMONY DAY FOLK DANCES
Happy Harmony Day to all of our WAOSA Members! We hope you are enjoying celebrating Harmony Day with some amazing music from all around the world. This year, as a tribute to honouring the beauty of the Eastern European cultures that we are all...Read more
Diwali Orff Dance
Sourced fromTeachingwithorff.com Written by Manju Durairaj Diwali for the year 2021 is celebrated/ observed on Thursday, November 4. Diwali is held on 15th day of the month of Kartika in the Hindu calendar and celebrates the festival...Read more
BOOK WEEK COMPOSITIONS!
HAPPY BOOK WEEK 2021! How do you celebrate book week in your music rooms? This year’s Book Week theme of “Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds” is perfect for exploring sound and making music. An easy and fun project for...Read more
The Ups and Downs of Music Advocacy
The Melbourne Music Summit is the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s annual conference designed to support and inspire generalist and specialist music teachers. MSO’s Creative Chair for Learning and Engagement and neuro-musical educator, Dr Anita...Read more
Uke Can Orff PD Notes
Our WAOSA Committee recently hosted our North Metro Network Meeting on the 12th May, kindly hosted by Laura Walker at Wembley Downs Primary School. Thank you to everyone who attended this fun afternoon of ukulele and song. Presented by Liz, Laura...Read more
Walking On Country
Thank you, Jane Nicholas, for sharing this wonderful movement-based music game with us to celebrate NAIDOC week. We also acknowledge and thank Sharron Mirli Bell for sharing her beautiful voice and language. Click on image below “Walking on...Read more
Nidja Noongar Boodja Koort – Walking Together, Acknowledging Country
Congratulations to one of our WAOSA committee members, Jane Nicholas, for being part of this amazing project for NAIDOC week. This year’s NAIDOC theme for celebration is…“Always was, always will be.” Jane was involved...Read more