Music has proven to affect children's level of self confidence and ability to concentrate as they play and practice music. Students also develop a better understanding of co-operation and team work while working with other children in small group situations. Overall school performance can also be enhanced. But perhaps most importantly, learning an instrument can create a lifelong love affair, not just for music, but for learning new skills and developing one's potential in all areas of life.

Roleystone Community College aims to foster a child's natural enthusiasm and encourages them to enjoy their steady progress in music. Classroom music lessons are given by the Specialist Teacher from Years 1 – 8, with a music elective offered for Year 9 and 10 students. These combine the key areas of the Arts Curriculum and integrate with other Learning Areas across the school. There is a Choir (Years 4 - 6 students) and a High School Vocal group (Years 7 - 10). Performances for these groups include local school festivals, assemblies and formal ceremonies (i.e. ANZAC and Remembrance Day services within the Roleystone community and support the Araluen Carols by Torchlight Christmas event to name but a few.

The Department of Education Instrumental Music School Services (IMSS) program, formerly called School of Instrumental Music (SIM), is provided by the Department of Education and allows selected students the opportunity to participate in instrumental music lessons throughout their school life.  

Once shortlisted students will be invited to formally apply for the position. This is a highly competitive selection process so any interested students are encouraged to register interest early and prepare for the selection criteria. You can find out more by visiting the IMSS website


  • Mrs Jane Slater                      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Change to Music Classes - Years 3 to 8
As many will know, our specialist music teacher, Jane Slater has left to start a family. Unfortunately, we have been unable to secure a replacement specialist music teacher.   Subsequently, music classes for Years 3 to 8 will be replaced with specialist art classes. These changes will come into effect in Week 6, the week beginning 07 March.

IMSS lessons will not be affected and will continue as normal.

IMSS Staff 2022

  • Deborah Jackson Porteous   Band 
  •                                               Clarinet and Saxophone            (Monday)  
  • Andrew Heard                       Violin/Viola                                 (Thursday)
  • Elizabeth Lyon                       Percussion                                (Thursday)
  • Joanne Bell                            Cello                                          (Friday)
  • Anthony Dodos                      Trumpet/Trombone                    (Friday)
  • Rachel Pointon                      Flute                                           (Tuesday)