February 21, 2020
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Summary to 21 Feb 2020
Hook-line-and-sing-a-long entries are now open for 2020. Students can submit songs as individuals or groups and I know they have had entries from ranging from Year 4 through to Year 12s doing it as a NCEA task. Listen to some of the previous entries here.
The NCEA review is probably not far from many secondary teachers’ minds as we look towards changes in the next few years. The current round of review is here, and I would encourage you all to keep up to date with what is happening. I’ve had conversations with teachers who unfortunately missed the earlier surveys on NCEA amongst the busyness of school. It is vital NZQA hear from all parts of our music education community.
General (for all Music Levels)
Great places to obtain orchestral music were shared here.
New Zealand Association of Teachers of Singing (NEWSATS) is welcoming new members to their network.
Quite a few contributions on supporting a Year 4 student to learn an instrument with cerebral palsy.
Ideas for starting up a secondary choir.
Another update on Concert FM changes.
How do you manage itinerant music lessons for international students?
Tips for assessing Level 1 and 2 Rap solo performance.
More level 2 group performance songs were shared.
Nicola is starting a Year 12 Musicianship course.
Professional Development and Events
AKL Youth Steelpan Orchestra has a free introductory class next wed.
Ten Alien Weaponry tickets for $150 for sat 29th Feb in AKL.
11 March in AKL Steinway Spirio Competition Final.
MENZA PLD Days for Secondary/ITMs/Primary in Hokitika, Otaki, Whanganui and New Plymouth in March.
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