Musical refuel: Half-day workshops

Workshop venue: Scribbles Early Learning Centre, 297-301 Mt Wellington Highway (opposite Sylvia Park Shopping Centre)

 Cultural Riches 2: Saturday April 7,  9am – 12pm


NB: All participants attend both workshops

1. Simple Korean Action Songs and Games

Presenter: Rosemary Song

This workshop will explore simple Korean songs and games to affirm the culture of Korean children and give others an eye into a new culture. The activities will incorporate voice, body and instruments and will enhance language/music learning. Activity notes will be provided on the day. Rosemary teaches at ACG Parnell College, teaching Music to Years 0-4. She has experience attending International Orff-Schulwerk Workshops and attained Orff certificates in Korea and Sydney.

2. Songs and Games from the Pacific and India

Presenter: Roshan Tuivavalagi

This workshop will explore songs, games and stories from the Pacific and India that can be used in an early childhood setting.  The activities will incorporate voice, body and instruments and will enhance language/music learning.  Roshan Tuivavalagi has a background in Jazz Performance and has over seven years experience as a Primary School Music Specialist. She is of Māori and Indian descent and her husband is Fijian.  She has Orff certification in Levels 1-4.


Idea Boost: Saturday Sept 8, 1.30pm -– 4.30pm  

NB: All participants attend both workshops

1.  Click, Capture, Create (participants need to bring a device to take photos with)

Presenter: Jo Charman

Turn everyday moments into rich, fun- filled musical experiences. Step into the child’s world, capture it on image and explore it musically. This workshop will:

  • Offer tools to creatively capture special moments on camera, e.g. sliding down the slide, making jelly.
  • Apply the Orff process to those images to bring them alive through singing, moving and playing instruments.

Jo has been active as a music specialist in primary and early childhood settings for more than 20 years, including teaching photography as part of the Gifted and Talented curriculum. Utilising the Orff process, Jo has developed combined photography and music programmes for children. She is currently Vice-President of ONZA.

2. Music with Movement to Assist Brain Development

Presenter: Janet Channon

In a world where children are moving less than in previous generations, teachers are finding children’s readiness for learning is often delayed.  Children need to develop co-ordination of their body-parts across three midlines.  As they develop a sense of midline, they move more securely and gain confidence to undertake challenges.  Janet will share a repertoire of music to motivate children to move, and develop their sense of midlines.  And you don’t have to be a rock star to teach it!

Janet is a primary-school music teacher who has been immersed in music and its value for children, in the broadest sense for 25 years. She is co-founder and director of Kids Music Company, which is well known world-wide for many valued music and movement resources.


To register for Musical Refuel workshops, simply click on the link and you’ll be guided through the process.

See membership benefits on ONZA website if several teachers from the same centre are keen to attend. To become an ONZA member simply click on membership.

Cultural riches

ONZA members: Earlybird: $38    March 1 onwards:  $45
Non-members:    Earlybird: $51    March 1 onwards:  $60
Bank Reference Code:  MRCRW18   Register HERE

Idea boost

ONZA members: Earlybird: $38    July 13 onwards:  $45
Non-members:    Earlybird: $51    July 13 onwards:  $60

Full time students for either workshop:     $20
Bank Reference Code:  MRIBW18   Register HERE


Contact for further information: Shirley Harvey (Ph 09 5294249, Mob 021 1107 154)


Comments from 2017 workshop participants

‘I think the material is ‘ready to go’ and I feel confident to try the ideas out asap!’
‘Everything was useful – really good fun and lots of valuable learning’
‘It has really helped me with mat time – strategies to get the children involved and to use music more effectively ’
‘I wouldn’t change anything. It was all brilliant!’
‘It was a fun and enjoyable way to expand my cultural knowledge and competency in the classroom’
‘I am enriched!’
‘I will have more confidence in delivering music activities’