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Musicnet Summary 28 Feb 2016

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By MartinEmo

Kia ora tātou,


This week details for the Regional Arts Partnerships (Raps7) were released. These are running from Whangarei to Invercargill. Feedback from past years has enable these workshops to have a Music specialist (Jeni Little and myself) running Music-specific workshops for the majority of the day. There will be combined Arts components in the morning, and after a cup of tea we will be breaking into subject specific groups. Please pass this information onto your colleagues who may not be part of Musicnet, or your colleagues in Art, Drama and Dance.


Summary as to 28 Feb 2016


·         If you use DJ controllers in the classroom add to this thread.

·         I’m compiling a list of National Music groups for Secondary Students. I’m still looking for details, including of the NZ Secondary Schools Orchestra and Bagpipe groups.

·         Appraisals for ITMs was discussed as to what format different schools use.

·         Crotales are required for Westlake and Kristin till the end of Term 3.

·         Users of MOE’s ‘Down the Back of the Chair’ catalogue are asked to fill out this short survey.

·         Articles are sought for the upcoming ‘Tune Me In” MENZA magazine.


·         Practice Theory Papers Online.

·         Level 3 resources  for the changed internal/externals will have resources available soon.

·         Olivia is wanting to start working with someone on a task for the new L3 internal.

·         NZQA Workshops in 2016 including Best Practice Workshops require a submission of interest in attending here.

·         Music Technology Standard updates are helpfully linked here in one list.



·         Year 7 and 8 tasks were shared.

·         Year 7-10 essential iPad apps are sought.

·         Storage of Ukuleles, recorders and percussion in a Primary classroom.


Professional Development

·         ONZA workshops for teachers of 5-12 years. April 2, June 25 and Sept 10 in Auckland.

·         Kodaly introduction and training in Auckland - April 4-6 covering Years 1-6 April 4, 7-10 April 5, 11-13 April 6..



·         ITM Leader required - Instruments and hours to be negotiated - AKL

·         Choir/Vocal tutor for 5hrs required - AKL

·         Scott is looking for work in NZ. Check out his C.V

·         Calvin is looking for Vocal/Choir work in AKL.


Martin Emo

Teacher in Charge of Music, Assistant HOD Performing Arts

TKI Arts Online Community Facilitator – Musicnet

Music Education New Zealand Aotearoa Board Member (MENZA)







Waimea College