Let's Get Singing!
FREE Primary and Intermediate PLD and mentoring available in Term 4 2023 and Terms 1 & 2 2024
Singing Mentors for In-School Support
There are still opportunities for mentoring available for up to five hours of one-on-one support, combining online coaching and in-person sessions at school. More details are on the Educational Resources page of this website.
Places are limited, so be in quick. If you are keen for your school or kura to enhance this part of your curriculum or school life, please register your interest with NZCF’s Children’s Outreach Coordinator, Maria Winder firstname.lastname@example.org We will then contact you to discuss the best PLD/mentoring plan for you.
FREE Professional Development Workshops for Teachers in Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington and Christchurch
NZCF is offering free, practical workshops on ways to use singing in the classroom for student development and wellbeing.
If you have wanted to introduce or add more singing into your classroom, let us show you some songs and games that can support your students’ learning, improve hauora and help build their confidence and sense of community.
Workshops will include:
• singing for teachers to enhance your own musicianship and wellbeing
• how you can get your students singing, even if you aren’t a confident singer yourself
• ways to use singing for routines, to reinforce learning, for mindfulness, and for fun!
• Waiata Māori and songs for different year groups and where to find them
These workshops are part of NZCF’S outreach programme “Singing for Lifelong Wellbeing” and are funded through a grant from Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture & Heritage.
Details of the workshops are below.
Scan the QR code to register by 27 October 2023 or click here to fill in the form.
Contact Maria Winder, NZCF Children’s Outreach Coordinator
Ph: 027 226 8044
There are four workshops to choose from:
Auckland: Friday 3rd November, 4-7pm
Venue: St Cuthbert’s College
Presenter: Mary Cornish
Mary Cornish MNZM has been teaching music and leading singing for over 20 years, and has conducted numerous festivals for children. Mary co-authored Hear Our Voices (for NZCF), the NZ Ukulele Handbook for Teachers, and the Kiwileles Songbooks.
Wellington: Saturday 4th November, 1-4pm
Venue: Eastern Hutt School
Presenter: Lala Simpson
Madagascar-born and raised Lala Simpson is a Wellington NZ-based community song leader, song writer, singing workshop facilitator and singer who delights all with her joyful approach to singing and her focus on community singing.
Rotorua: Monday 4th December, 4-7pm
Venue Rotorua Boys' High School
Presenter: Elisha Fa’i-So’oialo
Rotorua-based Samoan Elisha Fa’i-So’oialo has a busy career as a music and singing teacher at Rotorua Boys’ High School. Elisha holds a Master of Music and is Pasifika Advisor for the New Zealand Childrens’ Choral Academy.
Christchurch: Wednesday 8th November, 4-7pm Venue: St Margaret’s College
Presenter: Rachel Wilford
Rachel Wilford has been teaching for many years as a music specialist, choir director, and singing teacher. She is a conductor for the Northwest music festival and is music director of the Christchurch Primary Schools’ music festival