The Weekly Times Education Magazine explores Caulfield Grammar’s extensive Music program for boarders and all students

Caulfield Grammar School students, led by boarder Rose, perform at the Caulfield Campus Autumn Concert

Caulfield Grammar School’s extensive Arts program provides a supportive place for self-expression, discovery, creative collaboration and reflective connection. Whether it’s music, theatre, visual arts or dance, boarding students have access to specialist teachers and outstanding facilities to explore their passions.  

Delivering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) teaching and learning framework at Caufield Grammar, there is an emphasis on ‘learning to learn’ across all learning environments. Teachers develop curriculum units that directly help students develop transferable Approaches To Learning (ATL) skills that prepare them to perform well in a range of situations. In the Arts, students develop skills through creating, performing and presenting Arts in ways that engage and convey feelings, experiences and ideas.  

“At Caulfield Grammar we believe boarding nurtures valuable life skills, building confidence, resilience and independence. Our boarding experience, in combination with our academic and co-curricular options, create a vibrant community, bringing together staff and young people from different backgrounds, ages and cultures to live and learn together.” 

The School has a large Music Program that seeks to establish and nurture a lifelong love of music in all students. ‘Caulfield Grammar in Concert’ at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall is an annual highlight on the School calendar and a great example of the opportunities available to boarders and all students. Showcasing the dedication, passion and skill of over 700 students from Prep to Year 12 across their three metropolitan campuses, the concert captivates and delights a sold-out auditorium of families each year.  

Sharon Meehan, School Head of Music, says of the Caulfield Grammar in Concert:  

“The concert powerfully demonstrates the positive impact music has when students work together, connect cross-campus and form friendships with students from different year levels, as well as the positive impact on their own personal wellbeing. Our students who perform do not know what their future holds, what pathways they will take, what career they will choose – however, their involvement in music will have an immeasurable capacity and potency to continue to act on their heart, mind and spirit. Their experience in music and on stage, will remain with them always and shapes the person they become.”