Helping you achieve positive outcomes for your students

Rhythm, Relationships & Resilience

Young people face many challenges every day. Your relationships with your students is the best protective factor against these challenges. You can equip your students with the social and emotional skills to navigate school and life.

DRUMBEAT provides a framework for developing engaging and transformative relationships with your students. Students who complete the DRUMBEAT program:

  • Gain coping strategies to self-regulate, manage emotions and behaviour, this means fewer disruptions in class and more time to focus on learning

  • Learn collaborative skills to engage in class activities for a more positive and cohesive class climate

  • Feel a sense of belonging and connection to their school community, and are more motivated to learn

  • Develop critical social skills to form supportive relationships with peers and school staff, and interact with others in a positive way.

You can bring DRUMBEAT to your school by training to become a DRUMBEAT Facilitator.

Engage and Empower

DRUMBEAT engages students who are at risk of disengaging from school. It is a very effective prevention  program for students experiencing adversity, disadvantage or are at-risk of poor school and health outcomes. Learn more about the evidence supporting DRUMBEAT here.

The program uses a strengths-based approach to develop student resilience. It targets the following factors that support mental health, wellbeing and academic outcomes:

  • Relationships with positive adult role models

  • Good relationships with peers

  • Connection to family, school and community

  • Good problem solving skills

  • Self-regulation and coping skills

  • Positive sense of identity

  • Good self-esteem

  • Positive attitude to help seeking

One drum at a time

As a DRUMBEAT Facilitator you have the power to change the trajectory of a young person’s life. From struggling with adversity to thriving despite adversity with a drum. To become an accredited facilitator, visit our Training Calendar.

DRUMBEAT Facilitator Training Calendar

DRUMBEAT for Senior Secondary Students

DRUMBEAT has been adapted into an extended program for senior secondary students (Years 10, 11 and 12). – DRUMBEAT Social Development program. The program is designed to run over 20 weeks and is delivered by an accredited DRUMBEAT Facilitator. The 60 hour program consists of:

  • 20 hours of program participation.

  • 12 hours of class time including reflection and assessment.

  • 8 hours of drum practice.

  • 20 hours of performance preparation including instrument making, rehearsal and video production.

DRUMBEAT is endorsed as a unit of curriculum for WACE by the WA School Curriculum and Standards Authority. Learn more about Endorsed Programs here.

Register your students for the DRUMBEAT Social Development Program