June 7, 2017  |  Members Statements

Sebastopol Primary School

Mr HOWARD (Buninyong) — I was pleased to visit Sebastopol Primary School last week to announce $3856 funding to purchase new musical instruments for the school. Grade 6 students were able to demonstrate their enthusiasm for their current music program, which will be enhanced with 24 stringed instruments, 20 percussion and a new keyboard. Research shows that exposure to music and music education enhances student engagement and wellbeing, improves academic performance and literacy skills. I congratulate Sebastopol principal, Michelle Wilson, and her staff for their work to develop a complete education experience for their students.