February 13, 2020
Kia ora tātou
In the last week I’ve had conversations with teachers about: Lessons starting, instrument demonstration nights, finding new teachers for roll increases, juggling rooming conflicts, ordering more stationary, learning a new student management software system, finding out where the secret staff toilet is, the best coffee closest to a new school. Some of you have changed jobs, or taken on new positions. I encourage all of you to be gentle on yourselves in these first few weeks and not try to change everything.
Summary to 14th Feb 2020
An update on the Radio NZ Concert was shared, along with details of the upcoming national marches on the 28th Feb.
General (for all Music Levels)
Are you a harpist in the Wellington region? Karen is wanting to start up a teacher network.
How did you convince your principal to get an arts coordinator? Help rosie with some ideas.
Do you have any spare saxophones in WLG?
Primary Music and Digital Technologies conference in AKL 16-17 July. Save the date and also get your workshop proposals in here.
Can a student perform on a 2nd instrument if they don’t have a 1st instrument?
Rion is looking for a SOND2 PA exemplar, instead of a DAW-based version.
NCEA Summary sheets for the Aural and Conventions exams are now updated and online. Do check them for slight alterations.
Professional Development and Events
MENZA PLD Days in Hokitika, Otaki, Whanganui and New Plymouth.
Ben Baker Violin Seminar 14th March in AKL.
National Concert competition finals 21st March in CHCH.
ONZA Primary Schools 6-day workshop in AKL.
ITM Keyboard position in WLG.
Various ITM in AKL.
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