Drumbeat is an acronym for Discovering Relationships Using Music, Beliefs, Emotions, Attitudes, and Thoughts.

For centuries, ancient cultures have used hand drumming to bring people together. Holyoake has drawn on this wisdom and the latest research to create the innovative, evidence-based DRUMBEAT program - an ancient solution re-imagined for our modern times. It is the world's first structured learning program using music, psychology and neurobiology to reconnect with ourselves and others.

At the core of the program, DRUMBEAT is about healthy human relationships, thus having universal application to many cultures around the world. DRUMBEAT is delivered in a variety of settings including South Hedland Primary School.

At South Hedland Primary School, the Drumbeat program has been effective in engaging students and supporting their communication and relationship skills. Drumbeat guides students to make positive decisions in regards to their life choices and behaviours. Each year, the Drumbeat Group represents our school at school and community events and ceremonies and has been recognised for both their talent and contribution to the community on a number of occasions.

Co-ordinated by Margi Mackay and Donna Lockyer, the South Hedland Primary Drumbeat group regularly welcome tourists to Port Hedland as Cruise Ship Ambassadors, perform at various NAIDOC Week events, attend opening ceremonies for local organisations and welcome important visitors and guests to the region. The groups long run of access creates great pride in our school and our students.



Principal: Ms Lee Pereira 

Deputy Principal: Ms Adeline Monaghan

Deputy Principal: Mrs Julie Rose

Manager Corporate Services:
Mrs Janice Bentley

School Officer: Mrs Debbie Edwards

1 Weaver Place
South Hedland WA 6722

Telephone: 08 9172 7272