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Holyoake's DRUMBEAT program was originally designed to benefit school aged people. The program is designed to run over ten weeks to fit into a school term.

The program was originally designed to target young people who are alienated or socially withdrawn, over time, it has been shown that all young people benefit from participation in DRUMBEAT. The most successful groups comprise young people of a similar age but with a range of presenting issues rather than just those with difficult behaviours.

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DRUMBEAT in your school
The DRUMBEAT Program is delivered by accredited Facilitators. Holyoake delivers facilitator training workshops across Australia and overseas to professionals wanting to become DRUMBEAT Facilitators in their communities.

Schools generally train their own staff members and purchase drums to deliver the program.

Please see our Training Calendar for a schedule of training workshops in your area. 

DRUMBEAT for Senior Secondary Students (Unit of Curriculum)
The DRUMBEAT Social Development program has been adapted into an extended program for senior secondary students (Years 10, 11 and 12) to contribute to their certificate of education. The program is designed to run over 20 weeks, incorporating 60 hours of participation in the DRUMBEAT program, classes and activities led by an accredited DRUMBEAT Facilitator.
  • 20 hours of participation in DRUMBEAT delivered by an accredited DRUMBEAT facilitator
  • Reflection activities and social understanding questionnaires
  • Drumming practice
  • Drum Construction project
  • Rhythm composition
  • Performance preparation including rehearsal, video production, costume design, etc.
Students must complete and submit a Folio of work to Holyoake for assessment, Student Portfolios are purchased from Holyoake for $25 per student. Students must be registered with the relevant State Authority by the school by the enrolment deadline for the state.

WACE - (PHODR) Endorsed program by WA Schools Curriculum and Assessment Authority
QCE - (HID001) Recognised preparatory course of study by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority
 For further information, contact DRUMBEAT@holyoake.org.au.

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