Program Details

You will be working at a school in Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand. Auckland is known as the city of sails and is surrounded by beautiful islands and extinct volcanoes. In New Zealand at the moment there is a shortage of teachers, this project w
Location:
Auckland, New Zealand
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Work Types:
Arts, Education
Duration:
1-2 weeks, 3-4 weeks, 1-3 months, 4-6 months, 1 year

Program Overview

Program Description:
Teach Music at a school in the largest city in New Zealand, Auckland. You'll work with children from all backgrounds, including Maori children and refugee children from underprivileged countries such as Somalia, Ethiopia and the South Pacific islands. You'll work closely with the children in small groups, as an Assistant Music Teacher, as well as with the school choir to help them as much as possible with their music - this is where you can make a lot of difference. This is a rewarding and satisfying project - and also a lot of fun!

You will be working at a school in Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand. Auckland is known as the city of sails and is surrounded by beautiful islands and extinct volcanoes. In New Zealand at the moment there is a shortage of teachers, this project will enable people who are possible thinking about moving permanently to New Zealand to do teaching with the opportunity to get a taste of it before deciding. You will work as an assistant teacher to the music teacher. The school has a large number of ethnic children who are classed as the under privileged community in Auckland. There are children from many different communities and countries at the school such as Maori, Somalia, Ethiopia, Tonga and Samoa. These children come from lower economic social backgrounds areas of Auckland and are not as fortunate as other children - this is where your teaching can make a difference. You will be working as an assistant to the teacher, you'll have the opportunity to work one-to-one and in small groups with the children to assist them with their music and really give them the attention they need. Class sizes vary between 20 and 30 children in each class and you will be teaching children between the ages of 4 and 12. As an assistant music teacher at the school you will be involved in teaching a number of different instruments and groups: • Guitar • Recorder • Instrumental • Keyboards/Piano • Choir • Instrumental group

Costs vary depending on type of placement, duration and location. You can participate for up to one year, subject to visa requirements. Included is full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home. There are support staff 24/7 in all our destinations worldwide and a 24 hour emergency international telephone line direct to the Head Office. All meals are provided, unless otherwise stated. Accommodation is provided (whether a rented house, a hotel/hostel, homestay, apartment or flat). Pre-departure you’ll receive comprehensive information about every aspect of your placement and necessary preparations, ranging from what to pack, to visa information, to what to do on your weekend travel in the country. Your safety, well being and happiness throughout your placement are our primary concerns and we will keep in touch with you throughout. You’ll be met on arrival by our in-country manager and taken to your accommodation. You’ll be introduced to everyone and given a full induction into the area. International flights not included.
Setting Description:
Our accommodation is located in the city centre of Auckland. Therefore you are very central, close to the main train station and shopping district. You'll be accommodated in a centrally located lodge that is friendly and relaxing, making it ideal for long-term stays. You may have your own room or you may share a room with other volunteers. There is an excellent kitchen and storage area for cooking meals and plenty of space to relax. Entertainment at your accommodation includes cheap internet access and cable TV (Sky) as well as an outside balcony. You are literally a stroll from the Sky Tower, harbor and waterfront. Trains and buses are also only a few minutes away to take you to parts of Auckland and New Zealand or to the many other ‘things to do’! The city centre boasts great shopping, restaurants and pubs or head over to the viaduct for more pubs, nightclubs and multicultural cuisine. You'll get to work via bus, which is close to your accommodation. Maori settlement in Auckland was

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