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Notes 10 November 2017


OPEN MORNING and PREP for 2018

This notice accompanies a re-enrolment pack which includes an information leaflet and an enrolment form for the year 2018. Please pass on the information leaflet to a friend when you have finished with it. On Saturday, 18th November, we will hold our Open Morning. Our classes will run as usual, but interested prospective parents and pupils will be shown around various classes in progress. Please invite friends who might be interested to see the classes in action.

Open Morning Times

George Street Normal School Centre - From 9.00 - 10.30am groups will be escorted around classes.

Bathgate Park School Centre - Groups will meet in the foyer at 9.15am or 10.15am.

Elmgrove School Centre - Will hold their Open Day on Wednesday November 15th at Elmgrove School where visitors will be welcome between 3.30 and 4.30pm.

Parents of pupils presently attending classes may chat with their child's teacher towards the end of the lesson.

This is in preparation for Enrolment Morning the following Saturday. Enrolment forms may be completed and forwarded to us on that day (Nov 25th), or posted to Box 87 Dunedin with payment. (Please make sure that the Primary enrolment form is filled in for pupils in classes up to Year 8 at school. Pupils from Year 9 upwards must use the Open Division enrolment form.) Enrolment forms can also be downloaded from our website and emailed to

Both re-enrolments and new enrolments will be taken for the year 2018. (There will be another opportunity to enrol on Saturday February 3rd.) All those wishing to continue hiring an instrument MUST re-enrol before classes finish this year.

Enrolment Times:

George Street Normal School from 9.00 to 11.30am (follow the signs) November 25th.

Bathgate Park School from 9.00 to 10.30am in the school foyer, November 25th.

Elmgrove School from 3.30 to 4.30pm, November 22nd.

Hiring Instruments

SMMC policy is to give priority to primary school pupils, with any spare instruments being made available for Open Division hire. To be able to keep instruments over the holiday period children must re-enrol and pay their fees on enrolment day this year (November 25th.). Those not re-hiring must return the instrument to their teacher by the last Saturday of lessons (December 9th). Year 9 students and older may enrol for lessons, or any of our orchestras, in the open division. (Information is on the green slip inside the brochure.) Please ask at the office for the appropriate enrolment form.

Stephanie Hobbs, Co-ordinbator George St Normal School Centre (

Barrie Rutledge, Co-ordinator Macandrew/Mosgiel Centres, (

Aart Brusse Musical Director, (

Notes 4 November 2017

Notice for all Pupils and Parents of the George Street Centre


We thank everyone for their contribution to the success of our concert at the end of last term, and welcome everyone back to music classes for Term Four.


These are the dates for this term:


October 28

November 4   

November 11 (An enrolment pack for 2018 will go home with all pupils.)

November 18 (Open morning 9:00 -10:30am. Please invite your friends.)

November 25 (We will be set up to accept enrolments for 2017.)

December 2

December 9 (Last day of classes for 2017.)





Stephanie Hobbs                                                              Aart Brusse

Co-ordinator                                                                     Musical Director

(03) 4772296                                                                     (03) 4544929                        


Notes4 November 2017


Applications are invited for positions in the Saturday Morning Music Classes 2018 programme. Classes are held in two centres on Saturday mornings of the school term, and at another centre on a Wednesday after school.

The positions require qualified and suitable tutors to teach small group classes on various orchestral instruments (strings, wind, brass and percussion) as well as recorder, guitar, ukulele, singing, musicianship theory and/or orchestras/bands/ensembles.

We are also seeking enthusiastic musicians to take a variety musical skills class for young children (Letís Make Music).

All applicants must be of the highest integrity. Proof of qualifications is to be available on request.

Conditions of Employment and Application forms are available on request to the Co-ordinator of SMMC:


Phone: (03) 4772296 evenings

Applications must be with the co-ordinator by 16th November, 2017


Notes 16 September 2017

Demo concert

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Notes 2 September 2017

2-9 Notice Page 1

2-9-Notice page 2

2-9-Notice Page 3

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Notes 30 July 2017


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Notes February 2017

George St Centre  2017

We welcome all pupils to classes, and wish them a successful year of lessons.
Here are the dates for all the lessons to the end of Term One:
February 25  ( Lessons begin. Also Community Orchestra
, Recorder Consort, Guitar Ensemble and Ukulele
March 4   
(Other Orchestras, Bands and Ensembles begin.)
March 11
March 18  (Otago anniversary weekend, but classes as usual.)
March 25
April 1
April 8
 (Seven sessions. Term Two begins May 6th.)

A big "thank you" to all those who have paid contributions and hire fees for 2017.
 For those still wishing to pay, our bank number is:
 Westpac Moray Place branch 03 0903 0382134 00.
Please identify the account with (a) the surname, and (b) the given name of the pupil taking the lessons using a separate transfer for each pupil's account.

 These are for children enrolled in the primary classes and they are of no further cost, but of great benefit to their musical experience. Open Division adult pupils are also welcome. Here are the names and times of each group:
Training Orchestra  9:40-10:30, (for second-year strings) upstairs main block.
Symphonic Band  9:40-10:30,  (for second-year wind and brass) held in the Hall.
Junior Symphonia  8:45-9:40,  (for third-year and beyond) held in the Hall.
Recorder Consort  10:05-10:55 (for advanced recorder players in four parts) held in Room 21
Guitar Ensemble    9:10-9:55 (For guitar players with some experience.)
Community Orchestra 11:00- 12:30, (for the more advanced players) held in the Hall.

Care of George St School
We remind all children in the George Street School classrooms to take great care not to touch or tamper with any of the classroom equipment. It is a privilege to have the use of this school, and we show our gratitude by our carefulness.

Care of Instruments
We also encourage all children with hired instruments to follow the instructions that outline their care. Each instrument has its own specific requirements, but general guidelines for all instruments would include such things as:
Keep protected from sun, heaters or fireplaces.
Keep out of reach of inquisitive siblings and friends.
Keep in a safe place if needed at school, e.g. for orchestra.
If you have any queries regarding hired instruments, please see Kit McCready in the instrument room upstairs.
If you have any queries regarding payment, please see Leigh in our 'office' in Room 17 which is a downstairs room facing the carpark.
All other queries to:
Stephanie Hobbs
Co-ordinator.  4772296
Aart Brusse
Musical Director.  4544929

Notes Refunds

Refunds may be made up until the end of Term One. After Term One refunds will only be made in exceptional circumstances (e.g. significant illness or family shifting from Dunedin).

Refund Application form in PDF format