Janice Leahy

Deputy Principal, Head of Music Playford International College, Adaleide, Australia

Playford International College (formally Fremont-Elizabeth City High School) is located in the northern suburb of Elizabeth in Adelaide, South Australia.

From the start of 2016, the new Playford IC, with an enrolment of over 900 students, is acknowledged as a transformational school redefining secondary education in South Australia through innovative curriculum structures and offerings, intense learning support for all students, and a daily schedule designed to improve student learning though higher levels of attendance, engagement, concentration and alertness.

Playford International College is a designated Special Interest Music Centre, one of 4 Centres established by the South Australian Education Department in the late 70s.The Centre offers a wide range of high-quality music courses to cater for the diverse interests and needs of its student population.

How long have you been involved with Musical Futures?

Musical Futures was introduced in 2011 and provides the foundation for our Year 8 -10 Elective Contemporary Music program.

What do you do?

I am Deputy Principal, Head of Music/ Promotions and have worked at FECHS/PIC for almost 7 years. I have been a music educator for 38 years, teaching almost very genre of music from classical to jazz to contemporary.

5 words that sum up Musical Futures:

Fun   Successful   Energising   Invaluable   Achievable

What are you currently listening to?

Jesse J, Sia, Twenty One Pilots and Pink  – suggestions from my Year 8/9 Contemporary Music students for their next class band songs!