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Count Us In

January 20, 2016

Several of the Broken Bay Diocese primary schools participated late last year in “Music: Count Us In” which was held for 2015 National Song Day. Schools included St John the Baptist Catholic School, Woy Woy with Cheryl Frazer, Music Teacher commenting “the song ‘Gold’ was written by a group of young students who were supported by music industry mentors, including Marcia Hines and John Foreman. Our students here at SJB had a great time learning the lyrics, and adding actions to perform, including some from Auslan. (Australian Sign Language) It really is a case of “that’s gold!”

St Patrick’s Catholic School just up the road at East Gosford was awash with gold on the day as the whole school participated in the 2015 National Song Day, singing ‘Gold’.  ‘This year’s song was really uplifting, focusing being grateful for what we have – ‘What we’ve got is gold’!’ explained Susan Morris the music teacher. “We are so fortunate at St Patrick’s to have a music program and aim to expose students to a range of music experiences – this was a really fun opportunity to sing, play and dance together.”

Lynda Burke, Music Teacher at St John Fisher Catholic School, Tumbi Umbi remarked “ being involved was free and very well resourced.  We were still able to continue our normal learning program whilst having fun with the song.  We dressed up on the day of the live feed and were so excited to see our school name on the big screen and a picture of some of our students up there in front of a huge audience.  They can definitely ‘count us in’ next year!”