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Wānanga Puoro – Teachers’ Music PD workshops

August 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Music and dance hold great potential for learning, expression and empowerment for our tamariki, but often teachers feel they don’t have the skills, methods or time to teach these subjects.

As Music Specialist kaiako at Te Ara Whānui Kura Kaupapa Māori for the past 4 years, I have experienced wonderful success in enabling ākonga to explore their creativity through the arts, resulting in powerful learning and personal growth.

Come and join me for a fun, hands-on PD workshop to learn activities and ideas that will help you to bring more music and movement into your classroom, along with te reo & tikanga Māori. Music is for everybody in this nurturing, child-centred approach, so whether you’re a rock goddess or a bit nervous about the idea of trying it, you will find this wānanga very worthwhile.

  • Sat 15th August 10am – 1pm at Westreap for ECE (ages 3-5) to Year 2
  • Sat 22nd August 10 – 1pm at Westreap for Years 3-8
  • Sat 29th August 10am – 1pm at Buller Reap for ECE (ages 3-5) to Year 2
  • Sat 12th September 10 – 1pm at Buller Reap for Years 3-8

Cost: Participation in the workshops is free for members of MENZA (Music Education NZ Aotearoa), and only $30 for non-members, which also gives you the benefits of a year’s membership. Alternatively, if your school joins MENZA for just $30 (in total), all staff can attend for free!

Please register via this link:

Feedback from previous workshops:

I had fun with the activities you had chosen to do with us. Thanks for showing me (who feels I’m not musically inclined at all!!) that it need not be scary or hard to include in my daily timetable.

Api Nathan, AP, Otari School.

Absolutely enjoyed myself, time well spent. Will definitely be recommending your wānanga to others.    Raureka Gray, TKKM o Te Rito

I enjoyed everything! I am not usually coordinated but the delivery and simple yet effective kēmu were easy and enjoyable enough to join in. I can see how these tools can be used within my own classroom and will be beneficial for all tamariki        Sharron Handscomb, Koraunui School

Mīharo e te tohunga!! Ngā mihi nui Makaira! I learnt lots of different ways to incorporate our taonga into our programmes – papaki ā tinana, ngā kupu hou me ērā mea. Thought straight away of our tamariki who would possibly benefit from this. Will implement and use some of these amazing ideas āpōpō.        Teresa Kenny, Koraunui School

I would like to invite Makaira back to present the workshop to all kaiako. Cordry Huata, Tumuaki, Te KKM o Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga

I am terrible with puoro, but this wānanga was fantastic. Kaihou, TKKM o Te Whare Tapere o Tākitimu

I would like him to take our Kōhanga Reo staff through this wānanga. Huia, Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Whare Tapere o Tākitimu

For more inspiration, check out this UNICEF article, the Te Ara Whānui sound garden, or the Hā Ora resource in Te Rito Toi.

Ngā mihi mahana, nā

Makaira Waugh

Te Atiawa


August 15, 2020
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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