Outstanding Mentor Award

Head of Junior School Music, Hayley Blakiston has won an Award for Excellence in Australian Kodály-inspired Music Education as an outstanding mentor.

The award recognises members of the music community who have demonstrated an outstanding contribution and impact benefitting Australian Kodály-inspired music education.

Hayley is an exemplary music educator with extensive classroom, ensemble, choral and instrumental teaching and conducting experience.

Since joining the Music Department, she has consistently advocated and developed a Kodály-inspired sequential curriculum in the Junior School music program and helped to integrate Kodály-inspired concepts in the Secondary School, ensuring a truly Prep – Year 12 music curriculum.

Hayley has nurtured the professional learning of her younger colleagues and provided encouraging and inspiring mentorship.