Workshops for teachers and parents working with 0-6 year olds

In 2017 we are offering  monthly workshops with Caroline Zeeman for teachers to upskill in singing, ukulele playing and even a little recorder playing. 

  • Workshop series to upskill teachers with singing, ukulele and recorder using ECE material

There will also be two workshops to help develop teaching skills.

  • Focus on movement and dance teaching. (April 8)
  • Incorporating Maori and Chinese language and culture into music. (Sept 16)

To download a workshop overview brochure, click HERE.

Sing and Strum with Caro
Caro and teachers
Caro and teachers

Join us and learn to sing and play fun songs appropriate for young children on your ukulele.  The sessions will also include music games and an introduction to using a recorder to play simple tunes.

This series focuses on teacher skills and requires a commitment to a minimum of four two-hour sessions on Saturday mornings over 4 months:  Semester 1: March – June ; Semester 2: August – November.

Venue:  Scribbles Early Learning Centre, 297-301 Mt Wellington Highway,
Mt Wellington

Dates:   Semester 1: 10am – 12pm, Saturday 25 March, 29 April, 27 May and 24
Semester 2: 10am – 12pm, Saturday 26 August , 30 September,
28 October and 25 November

ECE Music and Dance Teaching workshops

Saturday 8 April 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Scribbles Early Learning Centre, 297-301 Mt Wellington Highway

Workshop 1: Taonga: The gift of nature – the gift of dance

Clare Battersby is an experienced teacher and presenter both here and overseas. Come and add to your treasure box of creative movement and dance possibilities. Clare will encourage you in a safe, inclusive environment to spread your wings and weave the arts into all areas of children’s learning. She will work creatively with shadow, light, sound and movement to bring the treasures of the sea and Tawhirimatea, God of the wind to life.

Workshop 2: Exploring music through movement

This workshop aims to foster an awareness of active approaches to music education through playful and responsive musical dialogue. We will explore songs and stories which connect to children’s worlds, giving attention to  elements of music, such as pitch, rhythm, tempo, dynamics. This will include fostering active listening skills and facilitating musical and imaginative responses to music. Most of all we will have fun together! Presenter Helen Pritchard is currently a PhD student with a passion for the performing arts, who has been teaching adults in ECE for 10 years.

Cultural Riches: Chinese and Maori workshops

Saturday 15 September 9am – 12pm
Sylvia Park Kindergarten, 10 Hamlin Road, Mt Wellington

Workshop 1: Simple Chinese action songs and games

This workshop will explore traditional and modern Chinese action songs and games with the focus on enriching the musical experience of your children, affirming the culture of your Chinese children, or introducing Chinese culture to your class. No experience of Chinese learning is required. Youtube links for the pieces explored will be provided. Presenter Edith Poon-Lai teaches Chinese and Performing Arts to children from 3 to 11 years old at Kristin School. Trained in both music education and teaching Chinese to students speaking other languages, she has lived in NZ for 17 years.

Workshop 2: Te puoro me te reo (Music and Maori language)

This workshop explores the musical potential found in texts with a Maori theme. Through use of voice, body, instruments and found sounds, music may enhance language learning, while the use of text may also enhance music learning for young children. Robyn Trinick is an experienced presenter who works in teacher education at the University of Auckland. For many years she has made access to Maori language and culture an inspiring part of her teaching.


To register for the ONZA ECE workshops, please enrol by clicking on the appropriate link below.

Sing and Strum with Caro
Register HERE for Semester 1 beginning in March to June and
Register HERE for Semester 2 beginning in August to November:

Non-members:   $145 for 4 workshops (includes $60 organisational membership which allows for up to 4 other teachers to attend as members.)
Members:              $85 for 4 workshops
Students:              $70 for 4 workshops (includes $20 membership)
phone Shirley 021 1107 154  re cost if you are not working in a centre or you are not a student.

ECE Teaching Workshops ( April 8 and Sept 16)
Register  HERE   for  Music and Dance
Register  HERE  for Cultural Riches

Non-members:  $90 for up to two people for one workshop day (includes organisational membership)
Members:             $30 per workshop day
Students:             $25 per workshop day

Contact Information
Shirley Harvey:
Ph 09 529 4249
Mob 021 1107 154