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Mainly Music Session Times

Every Thursday at 9:30am and 10:30am - with refreshments

This well-established and very popular programme for toddlers consists of two 30 minute sessions held in the church lounge every Thursday morning in school term time.  Each session caters for approximately 25 families providing music and fun for toddlers and their mums.

For more information, contact Julie White at the Parish Office (09) 575 5288

About Mainly Music

Young children and their mums or caregivers enjoying music, rhyme, rhythm, creative dance and more.


Young children develop skills - co-ordination, fine motor movements, large motor movements, social interaction, appreciation of music and musical styles, and language development. mainly music provides children with a structured learning environment and then a time of free play. mainly music brings adult and child together for a time of safe interaction, and in doing so, teaching adults rhymes and songs that can be used at home to help with cleaning up, colors, counting, and more.

There is an opportunity for parents to network with other parents of young children.

In short, mainly music is an opportunity for adults and young children to build memories and spend time together, sharing special time with each other the aim of mainly music.


The aim of mainly music is to provide an environment where young children develop skills to enhance their early education, through the use of music, rhythm, rhyme, and other music related activities with the participation of a parent or primary caregiver.

Each week, parents and caregivers bring their children for a thirty-minute session of music, rhyme, movement, listening and more. The adults must participate in the session, and in fact, it is vital that they do so, because this encourages the children to enter into the actions and singing. At this session, adults and children are given snacks and refreshments. This allows time for children to enjoy each others company, and to develop social skills. It also allows those adults who don’t have a wide circle of friends to be introduced to others who have young children and they are therefore able to support each other.

For more information see

Anglican Diocese of Auckland