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John Welch

Board & Consultants

John Welch

Board Member John Welch was cofounder and principal of an innovative senior secondary school, Chiron College (1969-76) in Sydney.  As musician and composer was involved in setting up the New England Conservatorium of Music in Armidale and founded R.O.M.P  the successful Regional Outreach Music Program, working in rural & remote communities with his own initiatives and with BighArt, Beyond Empathy & Slippry Sirkus.   John remains an advocate for change in education.

'Handle With Care' Project

‘The Journey' shares insights from the young people from the sixteen communities who participated in this two year project.




Have a look at the images that capture some of  the many project highlights

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Media Comment


There has been very positive responses to our projects across a broad sector of the community

View samples here

Making Music

Listen to the songs created by the young people about the lives, their families and their communities.

Bourke Girls Track