Have you got something to share with others?

Please email Sarah:

You might like to share a lesson idea, an activity, a song, chant, dance, game.

You are also welcome to share positive feedback about a workshop or course that you’ve attended.

‘Orff Schulwerk International’ 

The latest issue of the IOSFS journal is now published online at

Song: In the Playground
(Rhonda Macken)

Short activity ideas:

In the Playground short act edit


Song: I'm Not Talking to You
(Rhonda Macken)

Song: George, The Fish Who Couldn't Swim
(Rhonda Macken)

Short activity ideas:

George the Fish


Song: Bobbing Up, Bobbing Down
(Rhonda Macken)

Audio: Vocals

Audio: Backing Track

'Advanced Studies in Music and Dance Education 
- Orff Schulwerk'

(aka the Special Course)

The 9-month postgraduate university course 
Advanced Studies in Music and Dance Education – Orff-Schulwerk’
will be offered  (in English) at the
Orff Institute in Salzburg 
October 2024 – June 2025. 
Are you are an experienced music and dance teacher and want to deepen your practice?
We offer an intensive and concentrated course on one of the world’s most well-known integrative concepts


in music and dance pedagogy in a wonderful setting – the beautiful city of Salzburg!

All information about the Special Course can be found at:
Course directors:
Andrea Ostertag and Doris Valtiner 

Song: Boo! Spooks on the Prowl
(Rhonda Macken)

HURRY! Register Now...

Song: Get Up! Get Up!
(Rhonda Macken)

Song: My Family's Cat
(Rhonda Macken)


What?      Doug Goodkin is coming to Sydney

When?     15th – 19th January 2024

Where?    Queenwood School, Sydney,NSW

Song: Round and Round and Round
(Rhonda Macken)

Song: Sit a While
(Rhonda Macken)

Meet Rhonda Macken...

Rhonda was the coordinator of the ABC Sing! Project for 21 years, giving workshops for primary teachers in Australia and New Zealand.


Now retired, she was also a music specialist teacher, teaching music in primary and secondary schools and in tertiary teaching degrees. 


She believes that music is for everyone and is an integral part of our human development.  Music needs to be enjoyed and it needs to be fun. 


Rhonda writes educational resources and is a children’s songwriter, choral and chamber music composer.


She is very happy to put her children’s songs out there for teachers to use and has generously provided these without cost through our Orff Blog.


In the next weeks, we will be posting songs and activities that Rhonda has created and we hope they will be of use to you. 


Please enjoy…!

2 Day Conference
May 5 & 6 2023


        Audrey Fine

Michelle Rollins

    Evan Britanico 

   Paul Myatt         

  Werner Beidinger

Katie Hull-Brown      

                  Kristie Fudge     

James Madsen             

              Bronwyn Cleworth 


National Music Teacher Mentoring Program – NSW



Mentor recruitment flyer NSW DofE




“Elemental Music and Dance Pedagogy Orff Schulwerk”

9 – 15 JULY 2023


Regos are now open for the Summer Course at the Orff Institut in Salzburg.

Please see the link for detailed information: 







“Orff – Arts and Education”

New issue available:
You can find the app in the usual app stores (Apple App-StoreGoogle Play-Store) or simply directly in the browser version.

Early Childhood Learning Experience – ‘Twinkle Twinkle’


Twinkle Twinkle – EC learning experience




REMIX 2023... Don't miss out! Register now.

'Chicken on a Fencepost' - Danielle Abbott

Danielle has kindly offered to share the lesson notes from her presentation at the Orff Mini conference from May this year. Try it out with your class! 

Danielle Abbott OSANSW Mini Conference – Lesson Outline 2022

HURRY... Register for REMIX 2022

January 9 – 12 2023

Past. Present. Future

The 21st National ANCOS Music Education Conference



Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4
Orff Schulwerk Teacher Training Courses 2022


Venue: St Catherine’s School (26 Albion St, Waverley NSW 2024)

Date: Monday 26th September – Friday 30th September 2022

Time: 8:15am – 5.00pm daily (Registration from 8am on Monday)

Fees Include:

  • 36 hours of active embodied learning
  • ANCOS nationally accredited courses
  • Comprehensive course notes
  • Professional Development Certificate
  • Morning teas every day (we suggest you bring your own lunch each day as the shops are not within walking distance)
  • Maps of the area, and site, will be sent once payment is received, approximately one week before the course

Editions of our Bite-sized Bulli from 2020

During 2020 we put together some small editions of the Bulli to help our members navigate their teaching during homeschooling. Here are all five issues, in case you can’t find them!

Orff Arts and Education

The latest issue of the Carl Orff Foundation’s publication, Arts and Education.

Click the picture to access.