Dec 13, 2009
In 2010 TMT will take another step in its long term plan for a four year programme, when we begin third year classes for our students who will be in Year 7. Teaching will be based at Papatoetoe Intermediate, with some children travelling there from Kedgley Intermediate. The class will consist of two groups of previous TMT children, one playing strings and one of wind instruments, and will be run by our current teachers, Heather, Lyn, David and Robyn. The groups will be taught separately but will get together for orchestral performance. At this stage we anticipate about 45 children taking part in the programme. All the teachers are really excited about the possibilities they envisage in working with these more experienced students.
Our vision is for the music programme to give the children 4 years of tuition before they reach secondary school. So far TMT, with the assistance of many volunteers and some very welcome donations, has been able to fund the whole project, but now we must start fundraising in order to continue the scheme into Year 8 in 2011.