Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Tari Puoro o Te Kura Tuarua o Te Oko Horoi

Welcome to the Cambridge High School Music Department

Puoro / Music

With music, one’s whole future life is brightened. This is such a treasure in life that it helps us over many troubles and difficulties. Music is nourishment, a comforting elixir. Music multiplies all that is beautiful and of value in life.”  – Zoltan Kodaly

Our Music programmes at all levels aspire to increase students’ confidence and further develop their passion and musical creativity in order to understand, navigate, and be creative in a modern world.

The Jazz Band and Jazz Squad head to the Tauranga Youth Jazz Festival 2024

Music builds great students at CHS

Ngaa ahuatanga o ngaa aakonga puoro / A Cambridge High Music Student Is:

* Passionate

* Willing to explore and widen boundaries

* Self Managing

* Comes to class with the gear required

* Puts in the time both in and out of class

* Respects others, teachers, property and the learning environment

* Always willing to participate and contribute – shows manaakitanga

Ngaa mahi o ngaa aakonga puoro / In Music students will:

* Develop literacy in Maaori music, understanding aspects of reo, tikanga, and whakapapa both specific to local iwi and Aotearoa.

* Work individually and collaboratively to explore, develop and refine performance skills.

* Create original musical ideas to develop and refine within a number of compositions.

* Investigate a range of musical styles and genres in relationship to past and present contexts.

* Develop and understanding of technology within Music, in both recording and live performance situations.

* Understand the methods of musical communication in both aural and score reading settings.

* Reflect and enrich the cultural life of their school, whaanau, and communities, through involvement and performances.