In Year 7 and 8 students are introduced to the Arts through integrated programmes with their home room teachers. In Years 9 and 10 students select Arts subjects through the options programme.

What is Junior Music?

The exploration of the fundamentals of music through performance, composing, listening and reading music. Our aims are to learn 21st century skills such as working collaboratively, developing creativity, making connections, thinking critically and embracing culture.

What does it involve?

  • Playing a musical instrument. The voice is recognised as a musical instrument.
  • Solo and group playing.
  • Creating one's own music using Garageband software.
  • Learning to read and write music and notate music heard.
  • Learning about the core Elements that make up music through performance and composing.
  • Practical hands on work with some research tasks
  • Joint Drama, Art and Music project creating a brief and a final product in groups in Term 2sw and 4.

Where does it lead?

  • NCEA Level 1 – 3 Music.
  • Sound engineering, performer, teaching, advertising, music industry.
  • Lifelong enjoyment of playing a music instrument and the chance to make new friends by playing in music groups.

Recommended prior learning

  • Must have an interest in playing or is already learning a musical instrument. (Please note the voice counts as a musical instrument.)

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