© Brisbane Catholic Education, St Kieran’s (2023)

St Kieran's launched a new and exciting initiative as part of our focus on the Personal and Social Capabilities component of the Australian Curriculum. The program is Holyoake’s DRUMBEAT and is the world’s first structured learning program using music, psychology and neurobiology to reconnect with ourselves and others.   


The name DRUMBEAT is an acronym for: Discovering Relationships Using Music, Beliefs, Emotions, Attitudes, and Thoughts. 


As humans, we are social beings and by our very nature dependent upon relationships for our survival and prosperity. Relationships define identity, connect us in meaningful ways, and let us experience rich and fulfilling lives. DRUMBEAT facilitates the social and emotional skills for healthy relationships and values. This process of reconnection with self and interconnection with others enables profound social and behavioural change.