The vision of John McGlashan College is to foster the tradition of music by providing a compulsory music programme in Junior Years at the College. This enables and enhances creativity and performance development.
Benefits from the scheme include improved memory, reasoning skills, concentration, brain organization and coordination. Co-operation, teamwork and self-expression are also developed. Personal development in terms of confidence, enjoyment, self-directed learning and personal creativity can all flourish.
John McGlashan College Music Department provides a wide range of musical opportunities. Students at all levels are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of bands, chamber, choirs and vocal groups.
The Music Department creates as many performance opportunities as possible. Senior groups have, in the past, been involved in music camps where they mentor young budding musicians.
The Department also participates in Religious services and Assemblies where appropriate as part of our school’s Special Character.
Sir Ken Robinson said, "Creativity is now as important in education as literacy". Arts subjects can help us break out of traditional patterns of thinking and adopt fresh approaches to intellectual experiences. The arts complement more traditional subjects by enhancing creative thinking skills.
Posted: Monday June 5, 2017
If you would like your son to be involved Musically at school, then now is the time to act!
Posted: Wednesday February 22, 2017
Noah Linscott has been accepted for the New Zealand School of Music. .
Posted: Tuesday September 13, 2016