From The Principal – 6 April 2018

Singing is important in human cultures around the world and has been for thousands of years and occurs in many different settings, from religious rituals, social gatherings to sporting games. This suggests that music might be an evolved behaviour for creating community cohesion. In a world where social media and isolation is so dominant, it is fascinating that people in society are increasingly connecting with others through singing. All families who are part of our Music program would be acutely aware of the extraordinary sense of community and belonging created by our Music staff.

There are many benefits of singing which include not only this sense of community and belonging. Singing also releases endorphins, the brain chemical that makes you feel uplifted and happy, lowers stress levels and releases tension. Belonging to a choir also develops discipline in our girls due to the commitment required for early morning rehearsals and the high expectations for performances. On an academic note a very high percentage of our high achievers are also involved in our Music Program.

The incredible choral program offered at the College is due to the outstanding work of Rebecca Kinsella and Paul Kinsella who are both talented musicians and dedicated teachers who inspire their students to take on challenging pieces leading to performances such as those we enjoyed last night. Many thanks to all our Music staff for making music such an active part of our culture at the College.

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