Instruments and equipment
Our schools offer a range of instruments starting from Year 3 through to Year 12.
During the selection process students can give their preference of instrument from the ones offered by their school. You can view the list of instruments to find out which instruments are offered at which school.
Most beginner classes start at Year 5 level. Some string instruments start earlier and other instruments may not start until Year 7 due to the physical size of the instrument.
All classes are for 30 minutes and held during normal school hours.
|Instrument||Starting Year||Class size|
Most classes are 30 minutes long and may vary depending on year level, class size or instrument.
Beginner instruments in secondary school are only offered in Year 7.
Years 11 and 12 continue instruction on the instrument commenced in early years.
|Instrument/program||Year offered||Class size|
|Electric guitar||7 – 10||5|
|Oboe and bassoon||7 – 10||2|
|French horn and saxophone||7 – 10||3|
|Percussion||7 – 10||2|
|Voice||7 – 10||4-6|
|All other instruments||7 – 10||As for primary school|
|ATAR||11 – 12||1|
|General||11 – 12||Varies|
|Certificate III||11 – 12||1|
|Certificate II||11 – 12||Varies|
|PIMS (endorsed program)||11 – 12||Varies|
Loaning and purchasing instruments
Information about loaning and purchasing an instrument for your child.
Brass - trumpet and trombone
What to consider when purchasing a new or second-hand brass instrument.
Strings – violin, viola, cello
What to consider when buying a new or second-hand violin, viola or cello.