Cultural Riches: Chinese and Maori workshops
Saturday 15 September 9am – 12pm
Venue: 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.
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
Shirley Harvey: [email protected]
Ph 09 529 4249
Mob 021 1107 154