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

Semester 2: 10am – 12pm, Saturday 26 August, 30 September,
28 October and 25 November


Cultural Riches: Chinese and Maori workshops
      All participants attend both workshops

Saturday 16 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 of ONZA:
CENTRE FUNDED– $118 for 4 workshops (includes 2017 membership for your centre). This allows
any second and subsequent person from the same centre up to a total of 4 to come at member cost)
INDIVIDUAL – $107 for 4 workshops (includes 2017 individual membership)
Members:              $85 for 4 workshops
Students:              $70 for 4 workshops (includes $11 2017 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 (Sept 16)
Register  HERE  for Cultural Riches

Non-members of ONZA:
CENTRE FUNDED – $63 (includes 2017 membership for your centre. This allows any second and subsequent person from the same centre up to a total of 4 to come at member cost)
INDIVIDUAL – $52 (includes 2017 individual membership)
Members:             $30 per workshop day
Students:             $25 per workshop day (includes 2017 membership of $11)

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