Music

What is Music?

Music is a fundamental form of expression, both personal and cultural. By making, sharing and responding to music, akonga contribute to the cultural life of their school and community and recognise that they can express their thoughts, feelings and cultural identity through music.

Why is Music Important?

We teach Music at East Tāmaki School to provide ākonga with opportunities to shine as musicians and to support them to develop to their full potential through broadening their musical experiences. The music programme aims to develop students’ skills and knowledge so that they will be able to participate in, interpret, value and enjoy a wide range of music throughout their lives.

How we implement Music at East Tāmaki School

Akonga will develop skills in playing, singing, composing, representing, listening and responding to music. These skills will be developed through singing and music games and through a range of musical activities that are appropriate to their particular age and/or stage.

Akonga will experience music learning opportunities in weekly music lessons with Mrs Winder and in a variety of contexts at school, in the community and in regional music festivals and performances. Akonga can choose to participate in music groups to further develop their musicianship and performance skills.

2021 Music Groups

  • Junior Choir (Year 2-4)
  • Senior Choir (Year 5-6)
  • Ukulele (Year 5-6)
  • Marimba (Year 5-6)
  • Rock Band (Year 6 Music Leaders)
  • Kākāriki Orchestra (Year 4-6)
  • Sistema Aotearoa (Year 2-6)

How whānau can get involved in music at school?

Whānau are always welcome to join in and support music at school. Please contact Mrs Winder, if you would like to share your expertise, or participate in supporting our music programme and activities.