After delivering a shortened program via zoom in Term 2, we are planning for a return to face-to-face for Term 3.
Over the last few weeks we have utilised Facebook Live, YouTube and more recently Zoom to keep the connection with our Early childhood Music (ECM) students.
We have also started delivering Early Childhood Music sessions direct to a local preschool. We are happy to extend ECM sessions to preschool and childcare centres via zoom and you can contact the Conservatorium on 6742 3998 for more information.
Some of you have asked about face-to-face classes resuming and of course that is what we would love to do. At this point, the Gunnedah Conservatorium is considering reconvening some smaller ensembles and groups (with less than 10 participants including staff). Unfortunately, ECM participation numbers exceed current guidelines in relation to the number of people allowed to gather. We are also mindful that schools have returned with strict guidelines to not gather students from other schools for events like debating or sport. Considering this we do not feel it would be responsible to bring a group of students from several Gunnedah childcare, preschools and schools together at the Conservatorium.
Another requirement is to adhere to the 4 square metre rule across the Conservatorium and early childhood music groups would impact on our ability to do so. We have decided to err on the side of caution and wait until Term 3 before bringing the groups of children back to the Con. We understand that some of you may be hesitant to return even then.
When we resume our Early Childhood Music and Poco a Poco classes, we will offer students their original class time from Term 1. We’re grateful for your understanding at this time and will be back in touch later in this term to confirm interest so we can organise classes for Semester 3.
Please keep following our Early Childhood Music group on Facebook.
Early Childhood Music Program - Term 3
Babies & Toddlers
ECM 4/5 years 9:15-10:15am
ECM 3/4 years 10:30-11:30am
ECM 3/4 years 9:15-10:15am
Poco a Poco #1 3:30-4:15pm, #2 4:15-5:00pm