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Characters from Woonyoomboo: The Night Heron created by Indigenous primary school student from the Nyikina community

Woonyoomboo: The Night Heron

Woonyoomboo: The Night Heron is an important Creation story from the Nyikina community of the Kimberley region of Western Australia. It follows the journey of their creation ancestor Woonyoomboo, a “mapping man” who created and named their Country and left the Walangarri (songline) that teach people about the places and plants, sacred sites, caring for Country and the lore. Created in … Read more

Artists in our Community | Deadly Arts

Be inspired by the multidisciplinary artist Tyrown Waigana as he discusses his art, his influences and shares his insights into a recent school mural project he worked on at Medina Primary School in Perth, based on the Noongar six seasons. The Song Room Teaching Artist, Rickeeta Walley, shares valuable information about Noongar culture and provides … Read more

Yarning on Wiilmen Boodjar and Traditional Doll Making | Deadly Arts

Discover the significance of Deadly Arts yarning, yarning circles and storytelling from two Noongar artists, Marcelle Riley and Yolande Yarran-Ward. Listen and watch as they explain the process of eco-dyeing used to create unique fabrics that reflect the boodja (country) where they are made and find out how traditional dollmaking is used to share stories … Read more

Together We Sing on Noongar Boodja | Deadly Arts

Discover what it entails to write a School Acknowledgement song with Charley Caruso and listen to Della Rae Morrison and Merinda Hansen explain the importance and significance of singing in First Nations languages. What does singing mean to you? Have you ever composed your own music? Students will develop their music skills through playing fun … Read more

Welcome to Whadjuk | Deadly Arts

Kaya and Wanjoo! (Hello and Welcome!) In the Deadly Arts Welcome to Whadjuk Country, hear Olman Walley – a traditional custodian of the land – sing a traditional Noongar song and be introduced to some of the exciting Deadly Arts programs which you can explore further in our Deadly Arts collection on ARTS:LIVE. Develop with … Read more

Deadly Arts collection

Bring First Nations culture and learning into the classroom with the Deadly Arts collection. This series will help teachers and students to develop cultural knowledge and respect for Country through the arts. Led by First Nations Teaching Artists from The Song Room, students’ knowledge of the key curriculum concepts of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander … Read more

What's that Instrument?

What’s that Instrument?

What’s that Instrument? is a practical, time-saving teacher resource to help primary school teachers prepare, set-up and deliver the music curriculum with confidence. Whether you are an expert, or you need some support to deliver the music curriculum, this resource provides the tools to create a colourful engaging space to help teachers and students to … Read more

Primary school students holding bells while looking up at teacher

Primary Music Starter Pack

Get started with the basics of music education with this easy to follow resource, which will deepen students’ musical skills, confidence, and understanding. With our Primary Music Starter Pack, students will learn about informal and formal music notation, musical vocabulary and improvisation. They will also have opportunities to explore body percussion, singing and develop their … Read more

Remote Learning Pack: Years 3 – 4

The Song Room has created a Remote Learning Pack for Years Three to Four to support teachers as they deliver remotely during the COVID-19 disruption. Our Remote Learning Pack 3-4 features activities across the music, visual art, dance and drama artforms, with the activities linking to literacy, numeracy, play-cased learning and physical activity as identified … Read more

Remote Learning Pack: Years 5 – 6

The Song Room has created a Remote Learning Pack for Years Five to Six to help teachers make lockdown learning fun while delivering class content remotely. Our Remote Learning Pack 5 – 6 includes activities across the music, visual art, dance and drama artforms, with the activities linking to literacy, numeracy, play-cased learning and physical … Read more