ACG Sunderland’s primary school production ‘For the Birds!’ wrapped up last week, raising more than $1,000 for NZ Forest and Bird.
The novel, bird-themed production was devised by music teacher Dan O’Connor, who transformed well-known Kiwi books and music into a musical production involving almost 120 primary school children from preschool to Year 5. Props, scenery and costumes were all made from recycled or re-used materials.
A band featuring two ACG Tauranga music teachers has won the Tui for best Worship Artist for 2017 at the recent NZ Vodafone Music Awards.
‘Curate Music’ features ACG Tauranga music teacher Kelly Hayward (songwriter and keys) and itinerant vocal and guitar teacher Antony Jeffares (songwriter, vocalist and instrumentalist), alongside eight other band members.
This week’s award is the second Tui for the band which formed in 2009, and marks the success of their third album ‘These Eyes’.