The Richard Gill School in Muswellbrook is taking expressions of interest for the 2021 school year. The new independent primary school, driven by the vision of the late conductor and educator Richard Gill, will open its doors next year, with the first cohort comprising students from Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2.

Richard Gill School Artists’ impression of the Richard Gill School. Photo supplied

“Our school, which is non-denominational and independent, will be located in the soon-to-be vacated Muswellbrook Shire Council Administration Centre which is being purpose-renovated for educational purposes,” said Board Chair Kim Williams. “The school will be driven by Richard Gill’s strong visionof music and physical activity as cornerstones of a sound curriculum. Our strongest desire is to create a warm, supportive, high quality learning environment which enhances the capacity of children to learn and thrive through applied creativity.”

“Richard Gill believed a structured program of primary school music education based on singing, moving and creating has benefits for all areas of children’s learning and that every child should have access to quality music education and I am honoured to be involved with moving that vision...