At Boonderu we firmly believe in the power of music and its place at the heart of any education environment.
Music is a primal form of teaching and communication. It activates areas of the brain that pertain to emotion, motivation, learning and reward. With various instruments, you can weave a story and produce a calm reserve.
Although a high percentage of our students are Aboriginal, Boonderu is a place for all children of any race, gender or background. Our program started in Roebourne in January 2015 and has now expanded to five other schools throughout the Pilbara and into Perth. We work closely with each school and their teaching staff at Roebourne DHS, Mosman Park Primary School, South Fremantle High School, Dampier Primary School, Seaforth Primary School and Southern River High School.
Aboriginal culture is a 75,000 year old culture based on song and story telling. The elders of Roebourne say,
"A good education is like a song. You sing the song over and over until the song is part of you. Sharing your song keeps your mind and body strong".