Tena koutou tamariki ma!

​I hope you are all safe and well in your Level 3 Lockdown bubbles.

As we are working towards our DVD production, it would be great if you could use this time to start memorising the words to your class songs.  I will put links and lyrics up here for you, so you can sing along……..

First up…….Room One – Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride.

​Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride Lyrics

​Aloha e aloha e,
‘ano ‘ai ke aloha e.
Aloha ae aloha e,
a nu ay ki aloha e.

There’s no place I’d rather be
than on my surfboard out at sea.
Lingering in the ocean blue
and If I had one wish come true,
I’d surf till the sun sets beyond the horizon.
A wiki wiki mai lohi lohi
lawe mai I ko papa he’e nalu.
Flying by on the Hawaiian roller coaster ride.

A wiki wiki mai lohi lohi
la we mai iko papa he na lu.
Pi’ i na nalu la lahalaha
O ka moana hanupanupa.
Lalala I kala hanahana
me ke kai hoene I ka pu’e one.
Helehele mai kakou e
Hawaiian roller coaster ride.

There’s no place I’d rather be
than on the seashore dry, wet, free.
On golden sand is where I lay
and if I only had my way,
I’d play til the sun sets
beyond the horizon.
Lalala i kala hanahana
me ke kai hoene i ka pu’e one.
It’s time to try the Hawaiian roller coaster ride.

Hang loose, hang ten, howzit, shake a shaka.
No worry, no fear, ain’t no biggie braddah.
Cuttin’ in, cuttin’ up, cuttin’ back, cuttin’ out.
Frontside, backside, goofy footed wipe out.

Let’s get jumpin’ surf’s up and pumpin’
coastin’ with the motion of the ocean.
Whirlpools swirling, cascading, twirling.
Hawaiian roller coaster ride.

Room 3 – Colours of the Wind

Colours of the Wind Lyrics

You think I’m an ignorant savage
and you’ve been so many places
I guess it must be so.
But still I cannot see
if the savage one is me.
How can there be so much that you don’t know?
You don’t know.

You think you own whatever land you land on.
The earth is just a dead thing you can claim.
But I know every rock and tree and creature
has a life, has a spirit, has a name.
You think the only people who are people,
are the people who look and think like you.
But if you walk the footsteps of a stranger,
you’ll learn things you never knew, you never knew.

Have you ever heard the wolf cry to the blue corn moon
or asked the grinning bobcat why he grinned?
Can you sing with all the voices of the mountains?
Can you paint with all the colours of the wind?
Can you paint with all the colours of the wind?

Come run the hidden pine trails of the forest.
Come taste the sun sweet berries of the earth.
Come roll in all the riches all around you
and for once, never wonder what they’re worth.
The rainstorm and the river are my brothers.
The heron and the otter are my friends
and we are all connected to each other,
in a circle, in a hoop that never ends.

How high does the sycamore grow?
If you cut it down, then you’ll never know…..

And you’ll never hear the wolf cry to the blue corn moon.
For whether we are white or copper skinned,
we need to sing with all the voices of the mountains.
We need to paint with all the colours of the wind.
You can own the earth and still,
all you’ll own is earth until
you can paint with all the colours of the wind.

Room 4 – I’m On My Way

​I’m On My Way – Lyrics Phil Collins

Tell everybody I’m on my way.
New friends and new places to see.
With blue skies ahead, yes
I’m on my way
and there’s nowhere else
that I’d rather be.
Tell everybody I’m on my way
and I’m loving every step I take.
With the sun beating down yes
I’m on my way
and I can’t keep this smile off my face.

‘Cause there’s nothing like seeing
each other again,
no matter what the distance between.
And the stories that we tell
will make you smile.
Oh it really lifts my heart.

So tell ’em all I’m on my way.
New friends and new places to see.
And to sleep under the stars,
who could ask for more,
with the moon keeping watch over me.

Not the snow, not the rain,
can change my mind.
The sun will come out, wait and see.
And the feeling of the wind in your face
can lift your heart.
Oh there’s nowhere I would rather be.

‘Cause I’m on my way now…….
Well and truly…….
I’m on my way now…….

Tell everybody I’m on my way
and I just can’t wait to be there.
With blue skies ahead,
yes, I’m on my way
and nothing but good times to share.

So tell everybody I’m on my way
and I just can’t wait to be home.
With the sun beating down,
yes I’m on my way.
And nothing but good times to show.
I’m on my way.

Room 5 – Banaha

​Room 6 – No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home
by Tiki Taane

​Nau mai,
Haere mai.
A place where the ocean meets the sky.
Everyone is welcome here,
with open arms and plenty to share.
From the north
right down into the south.
Mountains high to rivers mouth.
For this our homeland and sea
and we are the guardians,
There is no place that I’d rather be, than right here now,
just you and me… YEAH!
There is no-one that I’d rather see,
together, my friends and family.
Yeah, yeah, yeah……

​Room 7 – Love Train

Love Train Lyrics

People all over the world,
join hands.
Start a love train, love train.
People all over the world,
join hands.
Start a love train, a love train.
The next stop that we make, will be soon.
Tell all the folks we’re back in town, we’re bringing it all to you.
Now please don’t miss the train at the station,
‘Cause if you miss it, I feel sorry, sorry for you.
People all over the world,
join hands.
Start a love train, a love train.
People all over the world,
join hands.
Start a love train, a love train.
Start a love train, a love train.
Start a love train, a love train.

Room 18 – A Whole New World

A Whole New World Lyrics

I can show you the world.
Shining, shimmering, splendid.
Tell me, princess, now when did
you last let your heart decide?
I can open your eyes.
Take you wonder by wonder.
Over, sideways and under
on a magic carpet ride.
A whole new world.
A new fantastic point of view.
No one to tell us no,
or where to go.
Or say we’re only dreaming.
A whole new world.
A dazzling place I never knew.
But when I’m way up here,
it’s crystal clear,
that now I’m in a whole new world with you.

Unbelievable sights,
indescribable feeling.
Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling
through an endless diamond sky.
A whole new world.
A hundred thousand things to see.
I’m like a shooting star,
I’ve come so far.
I can’t go back to where I used to be.
A whole new world.

With new horizons to pursue.
I’ll chase them anywhere.
There’s time to spare.
Let me share this whole new world with you.
A whole new world. (A whole new world).
That’s where we’ll be. (That’s where we’ll be).
A thrilling chase,
a wondrous place,
for you and me.

Room 15 – Jasmine Flower Song

Room 14 – Matariki

Room 12 – How far I’ll Go

Room 11 – O Le Pepe

Room 10 – Arabian nights

Hello again! Here is a lovely song to start the week with! It’s called ‘Sprinkle a Little Sunshine,’ by Kath Bee and Suzy Cato. Have a listen first, then you can try it with the Lyrics video beneath.

Next we have another video from the Auckland Philharmonia to watch. This one is about the Clarinet. Check it out……

​If you’re feeling creative, you might like to watch Ingrid from the APO. She will show you how to make your own harp using things that you probably have at home.

​Recorder Players this one is for you. This video shows you how to play ‘Baby Shark.’ It only has 4 notes. B, A, G and High C.
Have a go!

Check out the latest Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra video about the Violin.

Here are some ‘Percussion Play-a-longs.’ All you need is a couple of cups and something to use as drum-sticks.
Juniors, this first one is for you. The next one is a bit more of a challenge!

(Practice with the Tutorial Video first, then play along with the Performance video.)

Junior Tutorial Video
Junior Performance Video
Senior Tutorial Video
Senior Performance Video

Hello again Lovelies! Have you tried the water xylophone yet?
​If you haven’t, give it a go. It’s really fun!

This week, we have a new song and some drum beats for you to try.

Our new song is ‘We are One’ by Sophie Brown from Epsom Girls Grammar School. The message is great and it has a really catchy chorus. Once you’re familiar with the song, you could have a go at the signing too. Ukulele players, strum along.

Here are some drum beats for you to try. You could use an upside down bucket and some chopsticks, or anything else you have handy.

These get pretty tricky! See how many you can do…….

This is a video of some kids drumming to ‘Pompeii.’ The tutorial is on the right if you’d like to try it.

This is a great song to get you moving in the mornings.

​​Have a go!

Hello again! I hope you have enjoyed trying some of the activities on our Music page so far. I will keep adding things throughout the lockdown, so keep coming back to check what’s new and interesting!

The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra have some interesting videos about the instruments of the orchestra.
​I have posted the first one below. It’s about the French Horn. Check it out.
It makes some amazing sounds and you may recognise some of the melodies he plays.


I LOVE listening to Classical Music. It’s one of my favourite things to do.
Grab your pens, pencils or paintbrushes! Some of our APO players will play you a piece of music while you draw. How does the music make you feel and what does the music make you think of?

​Juniors, here are some simple rhythms for you to clap along to.

Body Percussion Fun

Here are two different Body Percussion Games. They start slowly and get faster. See if you can keep up.

DIY Musical Crafts

The link below has some great ideas for making your own musical instruments. Wacky Guitars, Can Drums, Rainbow Tambourines, Rain sticks and more. Check it out.

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​Water Xylophones

If you’re feeling creative, have a go at making your own Water Xylophone. This is lots of fun. Experiment putting different amounts of water in each glass to make the notes that you want. You can add food colouring as well if you have it. There are some examples to watch below

If you try this, I’d love to see a video, or some photos!

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​Kia Ora everyone! I hope you are all staying safe in your bubbles! I am missing your smiling faces and looking forward to seeing you all again when our lockdown is over.

There are a few music activities here for you to try. This first one is a new song we are going to learn in Term 2. It’s by Hannah Milo from Howick College and it’s called ‘Smile’. Give it a go and see if you like it.

​Ukulele players, the chords are really easy, so if you have a uke at home, play along!

​Everyone, you can practise singing ‘Purea Nei’ here. The words are below.​

Purea nei e te hau.
Horoia e te ua.
Whiti whitiria e te rā.
Mahea ake ngā poraruraru.
Makere ana ngāhere.

E rere wairua, e rere
Ki ngā ao o te rangi
Whiti whitiria e te rā
Mahea ake ngā poraruraru
Makere ana ngā here,
Makere ana ngā here.

​Here are a couple of videos for you to clap, tap or play along to, to practise some rhythms. If you have one, grab a drum, or you could make your own shaker, with something like rice and a small container. Then you could decorate it.
​Send me a photo if you can. I’d love to see what you’ve been creating!

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​This first rhythm has Ta, Ti-ti and Zaa​

This one has Ta, Ti-ti and Too-oo.

Recorder Players, you could have a go at learning Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’.

​Seniors, do you remember when we spent a term talking about famous composers? There is a fantastic website called ‘Classics for Kids’ which is great to look at, if you’d like to find out about some more composers. The link is here……

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Just to make you smile!

Take care. See you soon.
Mrs Templeton x