Welcome to term 3 – Welcome Baaaaaack!!!
A personal message from Miss Michelle:
After an unprecedented and hopefully never to be repeated start to our year, we are thrilled to welcome everyone back to face to face lessons.
Thank you to you, our loyal families for your encouragement during the COVID 19 experience. Your emails of affirmation were very much appreciated and were passed on to AMS staff. Thank you for sticking with us, turning up online and making it all worthwhile. Special thanks to those families who donated or ignored the discount and paid term 2 fees in full. This was an enormous help in keeping AMS alive and is very much appreciated.
I do believe we managed to continue to provide excellence in music education! I’m sure you’ll agree that our teachers deserve a massive round of applause for their resilience, flexibility and determination in making this happen. Bravo AMS staff!
Sadly, some of our big events fell victim to COVID 19. Our beloved AMS Concerts and AMS Camp could not run this year (don’t start us – we’ll cry!) and the Piano Eisteddfod will also be postponed until 2021. We are however running ALL PIANO EXAMS and the AMS VOCAL EISTEDDFOD (previously booked for term 1) later in the year. More info in this newsletter.
As we return to our physical rooms, there will be some adjustments as we commit to keeping everyone safe. we’ll need to be flexible and positive as we proceed. We can make this work. It will be worth it!
Warriewood and Gordon locations returned to site late last term and Randwick and Dulwich Hill return for term 3. Randwick and Dulwich Hill families should now have received an email detailing the procedures for each class. Please read these carefully and in particular note that teachers will be unable to lend anything to students, so please make sure that books, pencils and anything else requested by your teacher is ready to come to class.
Onward and Upward! Again thank you and welcome back. We can’t wait to see you!!
Director, Australian Music Schools
Term 3 begins MONDAY July 20 and ends SATURDAY September 26. Invoices have been sent and are now past due. Please get in touch if you have not received your invoice.
Creative Kids Vouchers If you have not already used your voucher this year and wish to apply it to your term 3 or 4 account, please email your child’s voucher number and your child’s date of birth to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
The AMS VOCAL EISTEDDFOD will be held in term 4. All bookings from term 1 will stand, with spaces for additional students wishing to participate. We’ll advise the date and start talking about this in class late in term 3 and get sorted and revisit our songs next term.
All AMS PIANO EXAMS will be held in term 4. AMS Course exams (for students finishing Junior, Super Starter, Junior Plus & Extension) and all grade level exams (private students from Preliminary through to grade 5) will be scheduled. Various dates will be available at Randwick and Warriewood and you may select the date and location that suits you best. Dates and all info will be emailed during term 3.
We often take PHOTOS at AMS events and we love to share them with you! We sometimes put them in our newsletter, on our website, on the AMS Instagram feed or the AMS Facebook page. We know that many of you are ‘followers’ and enjoy seeing our happy snaps. If you’d ever like to opt out, please get in touch.
Hope you have a great term 3.