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Arts Integration

Q: I am writing a production for my school. Do I need consent to use any of the kiwi kidsongs in it?

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Q: I am about to sit down and write music scheme. I have completed a drama scheme but I am seeking advice on a way to combine both schemes into one, to create...

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Q: how is music drama and dance integrated in gumboots

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Q: I'm looking at integrating all the disciplines of The Arts in my next topic, "Samoa".

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Q: How can teachers meet requirements when the arts are structured as four distinct disciplines (dance, drama, music, visual arts) and when developing skills,...

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Community Projects and Productions

Q: I was wondering where I could find scripts for well know musicals suitable for children from year 4 - 6?

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Q: Where can I find good productions for a small school?

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Q: Our school is planning on doing a production based around a Time Warp/ Blast from the Past (music/style/dance through the times). Any ideas on getting...

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Q: I am writing a production for my school. Do I need consent to use any of the kiwi kidsongs in it?

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Q: Kindergarten MUSIC Project. Any Musicians want to perform to our children. We cant pay you but we will give you some gifts. We have just had a Music...

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Q: Could anyone please suggest some pieces for the Western European section of the Big Sing? I need a piece suitable for male group who are very new to singing...

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Q: What is the live music industry sales in Wellington in 2006?

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Q: Can anyone suggest a musical production that they may have seen or heard of, that has a Pacific Island flavour to it, for High Schools?

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Q: I would greatly appreciate any suggestions for a NZ choral piece with which to enter my Year 10 classes into The Big Sing. The kids are predominantly...

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Q: In reference to entering Rockquest 2007. We have a successful band here at WEGC, which is undergoing a bit of a change around. Can you tell if it there...

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Q: How can I find out when the Unitec at Mt Albert Auckland has its end of term plays on? I went to one a couple of years ago but can never find the info...

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Q: I am looking for a song with a kiwiana flavour for my new entrant class to perform as part of a full school production- any ideas?

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Q: We are looking to purchase a REAL Kiwiana type play/production for our school this year. Does anyone know where we can purchase one from or where we can...

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Q: We are doing a scifi / fantasy musical as our school production. Do you have any information about scifi / fantasy as a genre? It has similarities to 'Lost...

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Q: Can you please suggest a good source for primary school musicals for a small school with a low budget?!

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Q: Can we bring specialists in to do our arts teaching?

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Content Knowledge and Terminologies

Q: Is there a simple chart / poster online describing the Elements of Music for Junior Students?

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Q: 16430- vocal techniques. I am preparing to do this standard with my year 13's, but I don't know what 'placement' means in the definitions. Does anyone...

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Q: I have found the list of the elements of music and the techniques through the glossary. I was wondering if there were lists of the characteristics as...

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Q: In my music class, we are studying Lilburn, and what this statement means,"Elder statesman of NZ Music", and what about Lilburn's music, makes it New Zealand...

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Q: I used the school template for lesson plan and I am a bit confused with the terminology. What is the difference between a Unit Theme, a Musical Focus....

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Q: Can you please tell me where I can find a resource that provides translations of musical terms in Te Reo Maori? Nga mihi.

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Q: We are doing a scifi / fantasy musical as our school production. Do you have any information about scifi / fantasy as a genre? It has similarities to 'Lost...

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Q: Does 'syncopation' have the same meaning in dance as in music?

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Cultural - Māori, Pasifika, Asian, Other

Q: Would you have the guitar or ukelele chords to the song of colours for eg ma is white, red is ... kakariki is green. I am trying to teach this song using...

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Q: I would like the words of Haere Mai Kiwi Kidsongs number13 track 1. Thankyou

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Q: I would like to know the lyrics and chords for the Maori Colour song "Ma is white, whero is red, etc. I only know the first two verses"

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Q: I am looking for some junior primary songS in maori. Does anyone have the music for the Colour Song? I only have the lyrics but don't know the tune. Any...

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Q: I would like to teach some international students how to sing the waiata Piriponotia. Could you please provide me with the full song lyrics in both Maori...

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Q: I am interested in any published NZ studies of dance programmes in schools with children or adolescents - specifically and particularly interested in research...

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Q: I am looking for a song in Maori which is within the ministry of education guidelines. and which will be appropriate for year 3 and 4 students ,also for...

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Q: I have a record of Kahurangi music. I like AEIOU and would like to know what are the WORDS and their MEANINGS after the vowels are sung. Are they PIKO...

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Q: i am just wondering if you would have any waiata kupu and translations pertaining to the Whanganui Region

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Q: Kia ora, I am looking for the translation for the waiata, PIRIPONOTIA and by whom it was written. The next line is i roto i nga mahi, mahi tupuna mahi...

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Q: I am trying to find the lyrics to the maori song about a 'taniwha swimming in the moana who whispered in my taringa' that is all i can remember but i would...

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Q: I am currently studying at University and was wondering if you knew of any songs in Maori that related to Feelings?

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Q: With regards to finding lyrics and a translation for E Whiti, E te Ra, I have not had much luck. Perhaps this is not the title of the waiata?"

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Q: I am wanting an English translation of a Maori waiata Whakataka te Hau

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Q: how is music drama and dance integrated in gumboots

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Q: I want to know the lyrics of Elvis Presley's song "The Wonder of You" in Maori translation.

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Q: I'm currently teaching in a primary school in the UK and am due to do a school assembly with my class. We are going to make pois and are wanting to perform...

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Q: Can you please tell me where I can find a resource that provides translations of musical terms in Te Reo Maori? Nga mihi.

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Q: Can anyone suggest a musical production that they may have seen or heard of, that has a Pacific Island flavour to it, for High Schools?

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Q: I am much interested in all that derives from cultures other than the one I have been brought up with. Originating from Switzerland I live and work as...

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Q: I am looking for the following song lyrics... in Maori & English or Maori with an English translation. He Honore E Whiti, E te Ra Utaina (Nga Waka) Tuhora...

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Q: Do you have sheet music or music to download for a song called Savalivalah. It is a Samoan song and I would like to do it justice by following the right...

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Q: I just found this wonderful Ukulele music book on your site. However, there are a number of Samoan or Maori songs that are suggested but for which I don't...

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Q: I am currently looking at Assessment Resources avaliable to Maori Medium in relation to the Nga Toi document. i am looking at 3 strands and in turn Curriculum...

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Q: When teaching and learning in the arts in the New Zealand curriculum, what kind of Māori pedagogies can be considered?

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Q: I'm looking at integrating all the disciplines of The Arts in my next topic, "Samoa".

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Curriculum - Planning, Teaching and Assessing

Q: I am currently undertaking an Arts review at my school. I would like to survey the students and the teachers. Do you have examples of survey questions...

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Q: Is there a simple chart / poster online describing the Elements of Music for Junior Students?

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Q: We have to rewrite our art scheme and incorporate the key competencies. Is there a unit template which includes the key competencies?

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Q: I have found the list of the elements of music and the techniques through the glossary. I was wondering if there were lists of the characteristics as...

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Q: I am teaching a group of Yr 4 children (as a reliever) this term, and have been asked to do a unit on "Jazzy Cats" (Into Music 1) and I am having trouble...

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Q: I am about to sit down and write music scheme. I have completed a drama scheme but I am seeking advice on a way to combine both schemes into one, to create...

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Q: I am involved in creating our primary school Arts Scheme. We are trying to create matrix developments in the elements of the different areas. We are...

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Q: I have been asked to out together a program for gifted and talented music students in high school. I have been told that the focus is to be on visits/...

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Q: Does anyone have a planning template for an integrated music unit (with technology or any other curriculum areas), for primary levels 1-4, and using the...

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Q: Do you know of a unit plan that would fit in with a visit to the Nz army band , perhaps based on brass instruments?

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Q: Our middle syndicate is performing a musical next term. Wondering if anyone has an arts unit plan which would link the various skills the children will...

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Q: We are putting together an updated overview for music for the school. Do you have any info, suggestons or examples that may help

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Q: I teach Year 7-10 music and need a really good unit on 'NZ Music - any good ideas??

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Q: I am currently looking at Assessment Resources avaliable to Maori Medium in relation to the Nga Toi document. i am looking at 3 strands and in turn Curriculum...

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Q: When teaching and learning in the arts in the New Zealand curriculum, what kind of Māori pedagogies can be considered?

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Q: Are there any guidelines or rules to follow when writing SLOs? What wording should be used to prefix SLOs? How many SLOs should there be per strand...

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Q: I'm looking at integrating all the disciplines of The Arts in my next topic, "Samoa".

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ICT/Technologies

Q: We can't get the print function on the 101 Kiwi KidSongs resource to work. It looks like it's going to print and then asks where we want to save the xps...

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Q: Kia ora tatou, Is there a compliance regime that people may know of regarding the istallation of music and related performance equipment that schools...

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Q: What is the best software to use for recording compositions?

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Q: I am introducing Garageband to a Y4 - Y8 class. There are enough laptops for 3 students per group. We are intending to take 3 tracks and create a new one....

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Q: What is available in the way of copyright-free sound fx for use in school drama, including public performances?

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Q: I am interested in setting up a very basic recording studio, in a spare room of our small primary school, to record some of our smaller instrumental groups...

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NCEA

Q: Please can anyone recommend some good resources for Level 1 and 2 achievement standard aural? Especially in reference to examples of analysis questions?

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Q: What happens with theatre technology in the new alignment standards? There is no scope for production technology I.e. mask, set, costume, directing, lighting...

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Q: 16430- vocal techniques. I am preparing to do this standard with my year 13's, but I don't know what 'placement' means in the definitions. Does anyone...

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Q: Can a student perform a musical theatre piece (singing and dancing) for the 3.2 Achievement Standard, Perform a solo or duet?

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Q: Is the National Certificate in Performing Arts still viable given the expiry date on the document is 2004?

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Q: US20747 level 2, are you able to use repertoire sourced from Rock School or Associated Board? What is acceptable interpretation of the word "recognised"...

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Q: I have a student doing year 13 music who is a singer guitarist of the easy listening/acoustic style of playing. He is a competent vocalist and accompanies...

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Q: I am teaching US12832 for the first time. If you have any exemplars or resources on thi standard I would appreciate it if you would share it with me.

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Q: Can you tell me if repertoire chosen to perform for 20747 v 2 (level 2 perform music based on research of recorded compositions) can be used in conjunction...

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Q: When will the Music Matrix be coming out? -we are being asked now for next years courses for the student handbook and would like to use next year as a...

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Q: How do I find answer booklets to NCEA Level one Music external exams from previous years?

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Q: What is the criteria for level 4 guitar performance - ie- what standard of musical piece must be performed?

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Q: Can you tell me please, If the NCEA Level 3 credits count towards University Entrance? If so, which ones? and which ones are excluded? or are they all...

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Q: For the Unit standard 16553 would it be reasonable for a student to work with, mentor and perform with a year 11 or 12 band?

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Q: I am enrolling three year 13 students into 'make a significant contribution to a music ensemble' L3 16553. 1. The kura has a Kapa Haka group which could...

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Q: For Level 2 Music Unit Standard 20747. I have a student who has chosen 20 songs to research. One of them is their own composition (a song they have written),...

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Q: Can someone advise me re how many pieces are sufficient for Level 2 Music works please? The standard states: ".........at least two music topics or two...

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Q: I need to locate a copy of 2004 and 2005 level 1 score reading paper and resource booklet.

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Q: Does anyone have a copy of the audio CDs to support the external exams for music standards 90016(level 1) 90269(level 2)

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Q: Is it possible to download or get sent the model answers to scholarship exams? I have found level 3 exemplars for music studies but nothing for Scholarship. Thanks

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Q: When creating a new 2.7 Musical Knowledge unit, is there a template or guidelines as to where to start? I have plenty of ideas but just need to know minimum...

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Q: Does anyone have a Level one resource for Lilburns' Aotearoa Overture?

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Professional Issues

Q: Could you please tell me the copyright implications in singing along to Abba or Disney music (on CD or as a backing track) in school. It is so easy to...

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Q: Job vacancies as a music tutor?

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Q: Well-established Music department. Talented and motivated students. Requires a singing itinerant teacher to tutor students up to NCEA Level 3 (8-9 hours) 4-6...

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Q: I am interested in any published NZ studies of dance programmes in schools with children or adolescents - specifically and particularly interested in research...

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Q: I am writing a production for my school. Do I need consent to use any of the kiwi kidsongs in it?

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Q: My class is working with Project Twin Streams on an educational short film. Where/How do I obtain permission have my tamariki sing "Koromiko" by ANgeline...

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Q: I am about to sit down and write music scheme. I have completed a drama scheme but I am seeking advice on a way to combine both schemes into one, to create...

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Q: I'd like to add myself to a list of itinerant music teachers seeking work (in the Auckland area) ... how can I do that?

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Q: I have been working with a Year Two and Three group of students on creating a mural consisting of four panels to be displayed in the school grounds. Such...

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Q: To what extent is media literacy addressed in primary and secondary schools throughout New Zealand? I realise that upper school NCEA covers media studies,...

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Q: In reference to entering Rockquest 2007. We have a successful band here at WEGC, which is undergoing a bit of a change around. Can you tell if it there...

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Q: Could you advise re resource for autistic 11 year old with a feeling for music - activities etc. would be most helpful.

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Q: Can we bring specialists in to do our arts teaching?

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Q: How can teachers accommodate their unique requirements for professional development in dance, drama, music, and the visual arts?

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Q: How can teachers meet the wide-ranging, and often high expectations that parents hold for their children in the arts?

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Q: How can teachers meet requirements when the arts are structured as four distinct disciplines (dance, drama, music, visual arts) and when developing skills,...

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Resources

Q: Hi I am looking for lyrics and chords to a song that used to be sung by Otago Girls High in the early to mid nineties called 'Kura Waka'?

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Q: the kiwi kidsongs 16 cd says it has lead sheets, lyrics, etc on the cd but I can't find them!

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Q: Would you have the guitar or ukelele chords to the song of colours for eg ma is white, red is ... kakariki is green. I am trying to teach this song using...

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Q: Please can anyone recommend some good resources for Level 1 and 2 achievement standard aural? Especially in reference to examples of analysis questions?

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Q: There are two great ukulele songs, one in Kiwi Kidsongs 16 and the other in KKs 17, that I would like to play/sing with our Junior classes. Can I download...

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Q: I would like the words of Haere Mai Kiwi Kidsongs number13 track 1. Thankyou

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Q: Is there a simple chart / poster online describing the Elements of Music for Junior Students?

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Q: We can't get the print function on the 101 Kiwi KidSongs resource to work. It looks like it's going to print and then asks where we want to save the xps...

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Q: I would like to know the lyrics and chords for the Maori Colour song "Ma is white, whero is red, etc. I only know the first two verses"

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Q: Where do I find out about getting the most recent Kiwi Kidsongs resource, and how far is it up to now? We have 13 with a few missing.

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Q: I was wondering where I could find scripts for well know musicals suitable for children from year 4 - 6?

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Q: I have searched the internet hoping to find a list of music/songs to suit a variety of themes (eg: music to suit a jungle dance theme) and have had no...

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Q: Is it possible to still obtain a copy of Sweet II [kit] : a taste of new Zealand BIB: 415108 Produced by the New Zealand Music industry Commission in...

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Q: I just want to know if I am able to obtain the early Kiwi Kidsongs as many of our resources are missing. I am encouraging the teachers to use music in...

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Q: I am looking for some junior primary songS in maori. Does anyone have the music for the Colour Song? I only have the lyrics but don't know the tune. Any...

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Q: I would like to teach some international students how to sing the waiata Piriponotia. Could you please provide me with the full song lyrics in both Maori...

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Q: What are the words for the haka chant in the middle of the Kiwi Kids Theme song?

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Q: We are wanting some of the lyrics to a few of the Kiwi kidsongs for a production we are doing at school. Are you able to help us? Some of our books with...

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Q: Please could you send me a price for Marimba Song which is a book and CD

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Q: How do I buy a copy of the Upbeat music programme for my school, so I can teach music with lesson plans and resources already included?

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Q: Where can I find the piano music for the waiata Piriponotia? Is there piano music available for the Kiwi Kidsongs?

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Q: I am looking for a song in Maori which is within the ministry of education guidelines. and which will be appropriate for year 3 and 4 students ,also for...

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Q: I have a record of Kahurangi music. I like AEIOU and would like to know what are the WORDS and their MEANINGS after the vowels are sung. Are they PIKO...

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Q: Where can I find good productions for a small school?

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Q: Will Kiwi Kidsongs continue to be published? They are an excellent resource for music.

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Q: Kia ora, I am looking for the translation for the waiata, PIRIPONOTIA and by whom it was written. The next line is i roto i nga mahi, mahi tupuna mahi...

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Q: Does it cost anything to replace a Kiwi Kidsongs series? if so, how much? can tapes (old Kiwi Kidsongs series) be replaced with CDs?

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Q: I am trying to find the lyrics to the maori song about a 'taniwha swimming in the moana who whispered in my taringa' that is all i can remember but i would...

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Q: I am trying to locate the kiwi kid song "Smile Make Yr Mum Feel Proud" song with words. If you know the number of the KKS book would be great. Thank...

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Q: Hi there I am having a listen to Kiwi Kidsongs 16 and I read that you might be able to provide a ukulele songbook. I have just got 25 ukuleles for my...

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Q: In the resources section(music) there is a unit by Cathy Thompson called 'A-Z things'. Where would I get the CD with all these tracks on it please?

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Q: Where can I purchase the two creative dance Cds that were complied to go with the arts curriculum?They have handbooks to go with them

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Q: I am writing a production for my school. Do I need consent to use any of the kiwi kidsongs in it?

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Q: We are looking for the words and music (or CD) of a song which was sung at Motueka South School around 10 yrs ago. We have some of the lyrics which state...

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Q: Where can i find a copy of the Soundscape which creates the sounds of the Kaimanawa horses

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Q: I recently found your ukulele song book on the website and would love to teach my class how to play. I was wondering if you could direct to a company...

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Q: Gary Deverne wrote an arrangement of "???? Waltz" for string instruments and possibly the accordion. I heard the arrangement but do not know the first...

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Q: Many years ago I came across a school musical for kids called I think " A boy and the Taniwha" It had a song in it calle I am a Taniwha, that started of...

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Q: I am looking for a good site where I can gat simple songs for teaching on guitar to kids so therefore they need to have the chords written in please? Thanks

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Q: Does anyone know of any good songs to promote values? We do have Virtues and Me resource

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Q: I'm looking for the address of available backing tracks for sale. Can anyone help with this. Would be much appreciated.

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Q: I am conducting a research assignment on the New Zealand music industry's involvement in the International film industry.Any resources you know of?

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Q: We want to do a musical based on a NZ story book. This is for primary school. We are planning to have one representation for parents and friends in the...

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Q: Does anyone know how I can go about selling unused orchestral instruments from my school? I have horns, trombones, clarinets, flutes, violins, etc all...

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Q: Could anyone please suggest some pieces for the Western European section of the Big Sing? I need a piece suitable for male group who are very new to singing...

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Q: Where do I find good choral music for SA, or SSAA?

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Q: I am taking a y2/3 class for music this year and wonder if you could please give me advice on good resources and ideas for planning and lessons? I'm a...

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Q: I would greatly appreciate any suggestions for a NZ choral piece with which to enter my Year 10 classes into The Big Sing. The kids are predominantly...

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Q: Can our school please have back issues of Kiwi Kidsongs that have been misplaced? We need the cd to kiwi kidsongs 13. We are very much looking forward...

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Q: I am looking for the following song lyrics... in Maori & English or Maori with an English translation. He Honore E Whiti, E te Ra Utaina (Nga Waka) Tuhora...

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Q: Do you have sheet music or music to download for a song called Savalivalah. It is a Samoan song and I would like to do it justice by following the right...

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Q: Can you advise some music to link with a water unit please.

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Q: I am wanting to look at some Musical aptitude tests to assess Some students I will be working with Where can I source these from?

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Q: I am trying to to track down a unit and video on 'Musical Junk' and have heard there is a resource available in NZ. Do you have any idea on who it's by...

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Q: I am looking for a song with a kiwiana flavour for my new entrant class to perform as part of a full school production- any ideas?

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Q: Can you recommend any songs with a water theme which would be suitable for a limited-music-ability teacher (me) to use with a Year 5 & 6 class as we have...

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Q: I have a great 3 year overview for visual art that i got from here or TKI but can't find anything for the other disciplines... can you point me in the...

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Q: We are looking to purchase a REAL Kiwiana type play/production for our school this year. Does anyone know where we can purchase one from or where we can...

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Q: I have a senior choir of 37 pupils. The majority are Year 8 boys. I am surprised so many of them have joined, we are currently doing We will Rock You,...

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Q: what are some great songs for school singing assembly (intermediate level). I want more up beat songs that are well known and will be catchy for children...

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Q: We are doing a scifi / fantasy musical as our school production. Do you have any information about scifi / fantasy as a genre? It has similarities to 'Lost...

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Q: Can you please suggest a good source for primary school musicals for a small school with a low budget?!

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Q: I just found this wonderful Ukulele music book on your site. However, there are a number of Samoan or Maori songs that are suggested but for which I don't...

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Q: I am teacher in charge of music with limited music ability. Where can I find music for a group of enthusiastic students (Y7/8 of varying ability) with...

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Q: Any suggestions for a song for House music competition? Needs to be one that secondary boys enjoy singing and is suitable for 250-300 voices. Something...

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