Latest News

9

Nov

2022

Vacancy for a School Director.

The Waikato Community School of Music is looking for applicants for the role of School Director. 

Information is available by contacting Ann Shafer, WCSM School Manager: admin@wcsm.ac.nz.


27

Oct

2022

Term 4 Starts this Saturday.

Concert this Sunday the 30th of October.

On Sunday the 30th of October the Hamilton City Pops Orchestra will perform their  “The Sound of Musicals” concert. Many of our tutors and past students will be in the fifty strong orchestra.  This is a great opportunity to listen to a community orchestra playing fun music.

Hamilton City Pops Orchestra Facebook Page.


15

Sept

2022

Enrolments are Being Accepted for Term 4.

Term 3’s final session is on the 24th of September. Enrolments are now open for Term 4, which begins on the 29th of October. Enrol online, or contact the office to re-enrol unless you have already paid for the remainder of the year.


6

July

2022

Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements and the New Term

As of 1st July, the University no longer requires those on its premises to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination. Mask wearing is still encouraged but not required.

The third term of 2022 starts on the 30th of July. We are still taking enrolments.


15

May

2022

New Musical Director Role

WCSM is looking for applicants for the new position of Musical Director for the school.

A job description is available by contacting Ann Shafer, WCSM School Manager: admin@wcsm.ac.nz.

Expressions of interest should include a short CV that outlines your relevant professional experience for this position and be submitted by 5pm on Friday 27 June. Interviews with shortlisted candidates will be arranged thereafter.


21

Mar

2022

Term 2 2022

Enrolments are now open for Term Two, which begins on Saturday 7th May. 

We will take the same care, as we have during Term One, to ensure that the music school is as safe as possible for all our students, following protocols from both the Government and the Ministry of Education.

We do hope to be able to reinstate the Sinfonia Orchestra in Term Two.


15

Dec

2021

Term 1 2022

We are pleased to announce that Term One in 2022 is planned to commence on Saturday the 12th of February.

Covid-19 Policy

Our Covid-19 policy can be found here.

Tutor Vacancies

Interested in joining our team of tutors? We are recruiting now for Drumkit, Guitar and Woodwind tutors. Send your CV and a cover letter to ann@wcsm.ac.nz


29

Oct

2021

While we are in Covid-19 Level 3 the school regrets that it is unable to hold classes. When the Waikato returns to Level 1 we will return to our normal programme of Saturday activities.


27

Sept

2021

We’re accepting new enrolments now for Term 4, due to start (pending covid alert level changes) on 30 October 2021. Enrol now to secure your place!


10

Sept

2021

Under Covid-19 Level 2 restrictions we regret that we can not hold classes. We expect to return to normal Saturday sessions once the Waikato is in Level 1.


26

Aug

2021

As Covid-19 cases continue to emerge throughout the country, WCSM’s classes are placed on hold until further notice. Please look out for updates on this page, and in your email inbox.

Please refer to www.covid19.govt.nz for the latest official and trustworthy information, available in multiple languages.


18

Aug

2021

Multiple confirmed cases of the Delta variant of Covid-19 has been announced by the New Zealand Government in the last 24 hours. A Covid level alert change has been announced for the entire country, and while the Waikato region is currently scheduled to exit Level 4 as of Saturday, the University of Waikato has made the decision to take every precaution, and cancel all events and bookings for the rest of the week.

Please refer to www.covid19.govt.nz for the latest official and trustworthy information, available in multiple languages.

  • Remain home, and only enter physical proximity with those in your household bubble.
  • Essential services, including medical and supermarkets, will remain open, so shop normal, and be kind to each other.

2

Aug

2021

You can still enrol for Term Three, which started on 31st July. There are eight class sessions remaining in the term. New this term are Viola lessons at 9:30. Contact the office to discuss your music tuition requirements, and to enrol for Music Theory classes, available free to those aged 7 or older.


14

May

2021

Enrolments are still open for Term Two. Contact the office to discuss your music tuition requirements, or to enrol for the new Music Theory classes, available free to those aged 7 or older.


15

Apr

2021

Enrolments are open for Term Two, which begins on 8th May. Contact the office to discuss your music tuition requirements, or to enrol for the new Music Theory classes, available free to those aged 7 or older.


7

Apr

2021

The final session of Term One is on 10th April.

Enrol now for Term Two, which begins on 8th May.

Contact the office to discuss your music tuition requirements.


26

Mar

2021

There will be NO CLASSES on Saturday 3rd April due to Easter holiday weekend.

The final session of Term One is on 10th April, and enrolments for Term Two (which starts on 8th May) are now open. Let us know if you want to enrol/re-enrol.


15

Mar

2021

Term One classes resumed on 13th March. You will receive a credit or refund for the missed lesson on 6th March. Contact the office if you would like a refund, or need to know how much to pay.

Enrolments for Term Two, which begins on 8th May, are open now.


8

Mar

2021

Classes will resume on 13th March assuming Hamilton stays at Level One. Refunds/credits will be calculated once Term One is complete.

Note that 3rd April is the Easter holiday weekend so no classes will be held.


1

Mar

2021

Due to the recent announcement by the government to raise Covid Alert in the Waikato region (with the rest of New Zealand, excluding Auckland) to Level 2, classes are cancelled for the upcoming Saturday 6th of March. Future classes beyond this should continue as scheduled, unless there are further extensions to the level increase.

You may be eligible for a partial refund for the tuition fees for this session; please contact us to discuss this.

Stay safe, keep scanning, and be kind–we look forward to seeing you again soon!


14

Feb

2021

We are still taking enrolments for Term 1. Contact us to discuss your music tuition requirements now.


03

Feb

2021

Term 1 is about to begin in less than two weeks! Make sure that you’ve got 13 February marked in your calendar, and your alarms set and ready to go!

For your health and safety, please ensure:

  • Scan in using the NZ Covid Tracer app, and enable bluetooth contact tracing if available on your device
  • When you drop off your child, do not drive all the way down to the car park to avoid congestion and accidents
  • Sanitise and wash your hands regularly
  • Stay home if feeling unwell, or if you came into close contact with a confirmed case