School of Instrumental Music (SIM) Program

One of the unique and highly regarded programs for students in public schools is the instrumental music program which is run in schools through Instrumental Music School Services. Selection into this program is based on musical aptitude testing and other criteria, and if your child is selected, this outstanding program will take your child’s love of music to the next level. They will receive free instrumental tuition and the opportunity to participate in a range of music enrichment activities. The teaching standard is extremely high. As well as having a passion for music, instrumental teachers are qualified musicians and registered teachers. They work with more than 400 primary and secondary schools across Western Australia, teaching students from Years 3 to 12.

Classes are generally scheduled in school time. Students are taught in small groups, usually on the same instrument, and go on to join mixed instrumental groups and bands when they are considered ready by their instrumental music teachers.

Instruments offered at Riverton Primary Campus include brass (trumpet, trombone and baritone), cello, clarinet, double bass, flute, violin and viola. Students can continue the program in secondary schools.


Further information

Instrumental Music School Services

T: 9272 7800



Primary Extension and Challenge (PEAC) Program

Primary Extension and Challenge (PEAC) is a part-time program for public school children in Years 5 and 6. Children are tested in Year 4 and are selected to participate in a range of innovative and challenging programs offered in a variety of ways. Children are withdrawn from regular class to attend PEAC programs. Students

PEAC programs offer children:

  • the opportunity to socially interact with other gifted and talented children
  • an intellectually rigorous and challenging program
  • opportunities to interact with practising experts
  • the opportunity to develop higher order process skills and in-depth investigation skills
  • the opportunity to work on open-ended activities which encourage choice and negotiation
  • self/peer evaluation and reflection of performance.
  • Process of Selection

Children are tested in Year 4 with results determining entry.

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