Musical refuel: Idea Boost

Venue: Scribbles Early Learning Centre, 297-301 Mt Wellington Highway (opposite Sylvia Park Shopping Centre)
Date: 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 click on the link. Download the poster here.

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.

Earlybird price extended

ONZA members:  $38
Non-members:     $51

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’