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Music Teachers Conference 2021

Hansard ID: HANSARD-1323879322-123555

Hansard session: Fifty-Seventh Parliament, First Session (57-1)

Music Teachers Conference 2021

Mr MARK COURE (OatleyMinister for Multiculturalism, and Minister for Seniors)

——Speaker, I rise today to recognise the 2021 Music Teachers' Association of New South Wales Inspire conference. Last year, I had the pleasure of attending this fantastic event which unfortunately due to COVID regulations had to be held over zoom. However, it was still an engaging and educational experience for all those who attended. The conference provided music teachers all over New South Wales the opportunity to engage in an environment of innovative learning and teaching strategies, sharing important skills and knowledge from countless hardworking teachers. Teaching throughout a global pandemic is no small task but teachers rose to the challenge. In homes right across the state, teachers and students learnt remotely over Zoom and worked with parents to ensure as little disruption as possible to our kids' learning. I would like to sincerely thank of all the teachers who have worked so hard this year and I also wish to thank the Music Teachers' Association of New South Wales, President Susan Deas and Secretary Mary Leman for an insightful conference.