St Joseph’s Primary School

St Joseph’s Primary School in Opunake received $810 to purchase a set of 20 ukuleles to be used by year three and four students in class music lessons.

The students have the opportunity to learn music outside of school, however realising that many families were struggling financially to pay for external lessons, the school decided to provide free music classes for its students.

The new ukuleles will not only help the children develop valuable motoring skills but also creative thinking. All students learning the instruments will be monitored and their enjoyment and progress will be tracked on a termly basis through anecdotal notes and iPad recording.