Primary Sector Advocacy

Hutia te rito o te harakeke

Kei hea te komako e ko?

If the centre shoot of the flax is pulled out

Where will the bellbird sing?

Current State of Play

We at MENZA believe that music education is in crisis in New Zealand Primary Schools and that it is a lottery if your child is going to get a basic singing or classroom instrumental programme. Music education at primary school level has become a privilege for a few rather than a right for all. Professional development for primary school teachers (apart from the biennial TRCC conference) has become the work of incorporated societies and charitable trusts such as MENZA, Ukulele Trust and ONZA. We believe that every child deserves the best possible education and that includes the Arts being delivered consistently across all schools. We have a world leading Arts Curriculum but question why the Ministry is failing to resource or support teachers with its implementation – otherwise – why have it?

Contributing factors to this crisis

What is MENZA fighting for?

Key Research

What is MENZA doing?

Comments / feedback please contact MENZA Board Member responsible for Advocacy in Primary Sector – Tim Carson