A Day in the South West

A Day in the South West

18th March 2023

WAOSA is going down south!

Join the WAOSA committee for a day down south! Featuring Early Childhood games, folk dancing, Orff-Schulwerk inspired speech rhyme and body percussion activities for middle and upper primary, and learn an array of tuned percussion arrangements.



Date: Saturday, 18th March 2023

Time: 9am – 3pm

Registration: 8:30am

Venue: West Busselton Primary School

11-17 Bower Rd, Busselton WA 6280

Catering: Morning tea and lunch provided


  • Members – $80
  • Non-Members – $130
  • Students – $40

*Students must provide proof of enrolment at registration

Registrations close on Saturday 11 of March at 3pm. Please inform us of any dietary requirements upon registration.




Kailee Marshall

Kailee Marshall

Passionate music educator, dedicated teacher, and avid audiobook listener. Kailee is a motivated music educator teaching in Perth, Western Australia. Kailee currently teaches full-time at a public primary school and directs a classroom Music program, Pre-primary Music program, two choirs, instrumental program and school band. As if the little students don’t keep her busy enough, she has recently started teaching the big students at The University of Notre Dame’s Fremantle campus.

Kailee was first exposed to the Orff Schulwerk approach during her university studies, and has been hooked ever since. Kailee has completed her Orff Level 4, and was fortunate enough to travel on a scholarship through the Public Education Foundation to Salzburg, to attend the Summer Course in 2019. It was an experience that she will remember as having felt like returning home to the mothership! Kailee has been involved with WAOSA since 2012 and has served various roles while on the committee. The Orff approach helps Kailee strive for continuous improvement in her pedagogy and she is constantly amazed by how this approach allows her students to express themselves creatively in a way that is inspiring and energising.


Eboney Yapp

Eboney Yapp has been the Coordinator of Preparatory School Music at Christ Church Grammar School since 2018. As an activeparticipator in the Orff-Schulwerk movement in Australia, Eboney is currently the Vice President of the West Australian Orff-Schulwerk Association (WAOSA), on the Australian National Council for Orff-Schulwerk (ANCOS) and presents at local workshops and Levels courses. She believes all students should have an engaging and holistic Music education which inspires students to develop a life-long love of listening to, participating in and creating music. In her spare time, she sings in Consort Cantare, a female vocal group comprising of six music teachers.

Session: Marimba Music

Play through a number of Orff style tuned percussion arrangements for early childhood, middle and upper primary and lower secondary, and learn how to teach it the Orff way.

Anita Newhouse

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Anita is currently Head of Music at Grace Christian School in Bunbury. Her teaching experience is diverse, having taught Pre-Kindergarten through to University students in both classical and contemporary contexts.

Anita is passionate about providing all students with the opportunity to experience the joy music making. She has been using the Orff approach for almost 20 years, and is a past committee member of WAOSA. Anita is also Mum to 3 energetic boys, and in her spare time enjoys leading music at church and volunteering for ANCA (WA), as secretary.

Session: Rhyming Right

A guide to using speech rhymes in your upper primary music classroom.

This practical session will provide activities which encourage rhythmic skill development, and facilitate composition and performance opportunities within the classroom.


Andy Stewart

Andrea (Andy) moved to Perth, from Zimbabwe, in 2008 and was introduced to the world of Orff at a one-day PD, after meeting the then Vice President at a dinner party. Before she knew it, she was on the WAOSA committee as the Orff West Editor and later held the Executive role of WAOSA President for a period of 5 years. She is now the WAOSA Secretary. Andy has completed her Orff Level’s and had the joy of completing David Spurgeon’s Dance course in Sydney. Andy has a particular interest in Dance and Creative Movement, and she has presented on this subject at many WAOSA workshops. Andy is currently the Junior School Music Co-ordinator at Iona Presentation College. She is the wife of an Engineer and mum to two high school children, one of whom is a budding musician and artist and the other a rising triathlete.

Session: Exploring Orff Through Movement

With the belief by Carl Orff, that music and movement are the two primary art forms in the Schulwerk, and that they are considered equal, this session will provide a smorgasbord of basic Orff movement activities, including folk dance, games and creative movement for all ages.


***WAOSA is committed to keeping you safe. For the health and safety of all participants, if you are unwell, please refrain from attending. Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided on the day.