Our Opportunities


One of the wonderful things about Warrandyte Primary School is the relationships that are formed between students of different ages.

Our Buddies Program is a dedicated program in creating cross-age interactions, as our Year 6 students buddy up with a Prep student to support their first year at school. Time spent with their buddies is enjoyed by both the Prep and Year 6 students, as a unique relationship is formed. For the Preps, their buddy is a further familiar face, while each students’ social and emotional skills are enriched.


The Warrandyte Primary School Bushband started in 1983, and has run ever since. Each year, senior students have the opportunity to audition for a variety of traditional ‘bush’ instruments, including spoons, washboard, lagerphone, slapbase (also known as a tea chest base), wobble board and vocals.

The Bushband was the creation of local Warrandyte identity, Kevin O’Mara while he was a teacher at the school during the 1980s, and he continues to lead the Bushband, in his own inimitable style, nearly 30 years later. A talented musician and song writer, Kevin regards the Bushband as an opportunity to harness and develop the natural musical talent and enthusiasm of the senior students at the school. With the Warrandyte Primary School Bushband, he has created a unique performing group that has become iconic in the local area.

State School Spectacular

The annual Victorian State Schools Spectacular is an invaluable performing arts opportunity for Victoria’s government school students from Prep to Year 12. It encourages creative skills, discipline, perseverance and confidence over months of rehearsals. With the support of our Performing Art Teacher, a group of our senior students were offered the opportunity to participate in the Victorian State School Spectacular last year.

2019 School Concert

Highlights from the ‘Beatuy of the Beast” Production.

Music Lessons

Music lessons available during school hours, include :  Piano, keyboards, drums, ukulele, vocals, flute

(If there is an instrument you/your child is interested in that is not listed here, please check with Wonnies as they may offer what you’re after)

Wonnies have instruments for hire too so your children can practise at home.  For all enquiries/enrolments please contact Wonnies.


GUITAR / BASS / UKULELE with Rob Smith
The Warrandyte & District Music Program is a during and after-school music program held at Warrandyte Primary Schooldesigned to provide quality instrumental music tuition to primary and post-primary students.
Fees: Group of 2* $513 for 18 x 30 minute sessions (includes GST)
Private $801 for 18 x 30 minute sessions (includes GST)
*Group lessons are only possible if suitably matched students are available.
Guitar Hire: $77 hire per semester plus $60 bond
Students wishing to participate should complete an enrolment form, contact Rob on : rob.smith.music@gmail.com
An invoice (with outstanding amount) will be forwarded after lesson times have been finalised and if applicable, groups
have been formed.
Classes will not be held on school or public holidays, but may be held on school curriculum days. A lesson schedule will be provided.
Rob Smith: 1999 BA Music Victorian College of the Arts with current VIT registration. 25 years of teaching from primary to VCE music in Guitar, Bass & Ukulele. 25 years active in the music industry performing and recording

Music Lessons With Rob