Out-of-hours music and art
Learn about how to run an out-of-hours music and art programme in your school and who to contact for help.
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- About out-of-hours music and art
- Information for new host schools
- Information for existing host schools
- More information
Out-of-hours music and art (OOHMA) was established in the 1950s to assist primary and intermediate schools to further their students' education through out-of-hours professional tuition not normally available within the staffing of schools.
The programme provides a national allocation of approximately 56,000 hours for music and art classes in New Zealand each year.
OOHMA is intended to promote equity and give access to those who can not normally access music and art classes.
Out-of-hours music and art programme guide
For more information about the programme, including details about how it is administered, see the guide.
If your school is interested in hosting OOHMA, get in touch with your local Ministry office. They will discuss with you the needs of your area, the criteria for host schools and if there are hours available.
Keep in mind that there is large demand and limited hours available.
We are here to support you in running out-of-hours music and art programmes. If you have any questions or issues, contact your local office.
For details about the programme, see the programme guide above. You can also find information about OOHMA funding on the page.
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