Music at St Mary's
We are very fortunate to have a specialist Music teacher at St Mary's. The music education programme is a feature of our school. Mrs Jillian Grainger runs a number of extra curricular groups as well as in-class Music lessons.
As part of developing their full potential we want all ākonga at St Mary's School to have opportunities to develop and grow in their musical experiences.
As well as the weekly classroom programme, students also have an opportunity to further develop as musicians through a number of extra groups that are offered.
St Mary's Choirs
St Mary's Allcomers Choir. (Year 4 and 5 students). There are no auditions for this choir. Students are enjoying learning how to sing as a group, hold their parts when singing a round and having fun learning new songs.
St Mary's Voices. Year 5 and 6 students had to audition for this choir (formerly known as the APPA choir). This choir recently participated in Auckland Kidsing and won SILVER! They are also preparing for the APPA Choir Festival at the end of the year. This choir provides leadership in singing at our school Masses, and perform at school assemblies and other events.
Open to Year 5 and 6 students with instrumental skills. This band helps lead the music at school Masses.
This is open for students Year 3 and up. Students can be absolute beginners or more experienced players. They can bring their own ukulele or use one in the music room. All welcome.
Bucket Drumming Group
Year 5 and 6 students can sign up for this group (limited numbers)
This class website is available for students to access. It contains resources for the children to practise at home and use in Music class or Music groups during the week.
Kid Sing Competition 2021
The St Mary's Voices choir performed at the Kid Sing competition on the 17th August 2021. They were awarded Silver.
This clip is the choir performing 'The Blessing'
Song by Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe and Steven Furtick - under licence from Capitol CMG
Verse 3 Te Reo lyrics from The Blessing | Aotearoa/NZ. Lyrics are from Paipera Tapu, modified by David Tapene Snr
The School Choir performing at our School Christmas Concert 2020
Ukulele Festival 2019