It is a primary aim of this department that Music exists as an integral part of Hutt International Boys’ School, enhancing and enriching the corporate life of our school.
In this subject, ākonga can develop confidence in their ability to express themselves creatively and emotionally through making original music and performing to an audience.
Participating in music enhances personal wellbeing. An aspiration for music educators is to encourage ākonga to be active participants in music, rather than passive consumers of it. Ākonga can start to understand how learning music can contribute to future study and work pathways across a wide range of areas, including the arts and media, business, community services, education, social sciences, and technology.
A child's brain develops faster with exposure to music education
A two-year study by researchers at the Brain and Creativity Institute (BCI) at the University of Southern California shows that exposure to music and music instruction accelerates the brain development of young children in the areas responsible for language development, sound, reading skill and speech perception. Read more