Papatoetoe Intermediate Band Visit to RASNZ

The concert band students from Papatoetoe Intermediate have been out and about recently. On Friday 30 August they visited Refugees As Survivors – New Zealand (RASNZ), a refugee settlement centre in Mangere. As well as performing for families who were very recent arrivals to New Zealand, our students gained knowledge and insight into what it […]

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July 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to our first ever e-newsletter. In this ‘first-edition’ we have some exciting developments to share, along with other news and updates to keep you in the loop with all things Tironui. 2019 got off to a roaring start with our biggest ever number of students enjoying the benefits of our programme. Since the first class […]

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Robin Snape’s visit to Finland

Our most long standing Tironui Music Trust teacher, cellist Robin Snape, reports on her visit to an inspiring music school in Finland: “In April, I travelled to the East Helsinki Music School in Finland  to spend a week watching a wonderful music program in a primary school. I really felt the universal power of music over […]

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2019 Scholarship Students

We are thrilled to announce our 2019 Scholarship Students, who will all receive private instrumental lessons throughout the school year. This years new scholarship students are: Jordan Gow (Year 9 trumpet) studying with Tom Chester Caitlyn Singh (Year 9 trombone) studying with Tom Chester Aaliyana Televave (Year 9 flute) studying with Mary-Kate Thomson Students now […]

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Change of chairperson

Having been at the helm of the Tironui Music Trust since its inception in 2005, Peter Hubscher has decided that from the beginning of 2019 the time is right for a new Chairperson to lead the Trust. During his 13 years of leadership the programme has expanded steadily, and is now gaining recognition in the […]

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Letter from a happy parent

Coming from a non-musical family, we had no plans or ideas of introducing playing an instrument to Kirstin. However she came home from school excited about the possibility of joining the Tironui Music Programme so we agreed that we would support her in her new endeavour, even though we were unsure of how it would […]

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A story from Ms Tantrum

Natalie Tantrum, violin/viola tutor and the String Team Leader at Papatoetoe South School, shared a heart warming story at the end of Term 1. She introduced an arrangement of the Samoan song Savalivaliwhich PSS students know and love. Natalie wished to help one student who, although gifted, was struggling to stay engaged in the programme: […]

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2018 Scholarships

At the 2017 annual showcase concert, scholarships were awarded to five outstanding Year 8 students to enable them to continue their instrumental studies in 2018 as they leave the Tironui fold and move on to secondary school.  As well as displaying musical ability and perseverance, all have the full and ongoing support of their families […]

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