Community Notices

Dancing/ Drama

Sports

Music

Other (includes Holiday programme info)

Art / Dancing / Drama

Beginner’s Dance and Beginner’s Jazz

Join the Jennifer Evans Dance Academy at St Barnabas Church Hall in Khandallah. Specialising in classical ballet, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary and tap. Call Jennifer on either: 4762821 or 0276350191 or email: j.evansdance@gmail.com

Sams Art House

Open for bookings.  We offer 2 sessions a day, now with early drop-off, late pick-up and lunchtime options. Family discount, all materials and morning/afternoon tea provided.

To enroll check out www.samsarthouse.co.nz or email sam@samsarthouse.co.nz.

Art and Drawing Program enrolments open now for all our studios.  To enroll check out www.samsarthouse.co.nz or email sam@samsarthouse.co.nz.

Spiritus Dance Company – Adult Dancing

Dance classes exclusively for adults!  Beginners to advanced.  Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, Zumba and Pilates.  Classes held at Dancetopia Dance Studio, Wellington City.  Email spiritusdancecompany@gmail.com, visit www.spiritusdance.co.nz or call Lorna 021 1770685

Spotlight Performing Arts

Does your child love to SING, DANCE and ACT?

Dance, Drama and Singing for students aged 4-16 yrs old. Led by London West End performer Sherene Clarke.

AOTEA-JONSONVILLE-LOWER HUTT

Now taking bookings

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!

www.spotlightperformingarts.co.nz

Speech and Drama Lessons

Speech and Drama lessons: All ages, group and individual lessons in drama, public speaking and general speech quality. Trinity College London exam tutoring and competition entry available on request.

Email eminardsblack@gmail.com for more information.

Wellington Ballet

WELLINGTON BALLET offers ballet for children from the age of 3 – adult. We teach the Royal Academy of Dance Ballet syllabus in four locations: Khandallah Bowling Club, Khandallah Town Hall and the Johnsonville and Newlands Community Centres. We now offer Jazz and Contemporary with Caroline Chu. We are now taking enrolments: www.wellingtonballet.co.nz or email wellingtonballet@gmail.com

Wonderplay Drama Classes

Wonderplay drama classes have places available this term for 5-8 year olds (Saturdays) and 9-12 year olds (Tuesdays), as well as teens in our famous Wellington Young Actors class (Tues). Classes held at Churton Park Community Centre. First lesson is free to try. Please contact Debs debs@wonderplay.co.nz 021-172-2836, www.wonderplay.co.nz

Elements Rhythmic Gymnastics

Is your daughter looking for something a little different?

We still have spaces available in our recreational classes this term. Come along and try out our new badge programme. Your daughter will work through Levels 1 to 10 over time. We have classes available from Mon to Sat, min. numbers apply. Our classes are in Thorndon, just opposite the Botanical Gardens.

Rhythmic Gymnastics is a mix of dance and gymnastics. It develops hand-eye co-ordination through the use of apparatus – rope, hoop, ball, clubs and ribbon. We are the only Rhythmic Gymnastics Club in the Wellington region.

If your daughter loves to dance and is looking for something a little different, then come along to a class and give it a try! Email info@rhythmicgym.nz to arrange a FREE trial.For more information about Elements and our classes, visit www.rhythmicgym.nz

Leaping Lizards School of Dance

Fun, friendly classes for girls and boys aged 2 years and up.  Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Contemporary, Tap and Pre-School Dance.  Amesbury Hall, Churton Park and Johnsonville Scout Hall.  Email leapinglizardsdance@outlook.com, visit www.leaping-lizards.co.nz or call Lorna on 021 1770685. Kind regards, Lorna and the Leaping Lizards Team

DancePointe Academy

Enrolments for Term 1 are open and a free trial class is available for your child for either Ballet from 3 ½ years of age or Tap and Jazz from 6 years of age. Classes are after school and with qualified teachers
Contact Sharon dancepointenz@gmail.com www.dancepointe.co.nz
mobile 021-2151222

Sports

Onslow Gymnastics Club

Kids got energy to burn?  Gymnastics is the answer! Have Fun – Learn Skills – Build Confidence!  Onslow Gymnastics has Recreational, TeamGym and Competitive classes for girls ages 5+ years.  Recreational Gym-for-All classes are held at Khandallah School Hall (ages 5-9 years) and Onslow College Rec Centre (ages 7-14+).  No previous experience is required to join any of our recreational classes.  TeamGym (ages 10+) brings together tumbling, mini-tramp and dance to provide an energetic and creative performance.  Register now at www.onslowgymnastics.org.nz or email onslowgym@xtra.co.nz.

Kind regards, Karen Wilkinson

Khandallah Tennis and Squash Club

Evolve Tennis Coaching is running a tennis specific holiday programme during the April school holidays at the Khandallah Tennis & Squash Club. The Tennis Hot Shots Camp for 5-12 years runs from 9am-12pm. For further information or to book please contact Evolve Tennis Coaching on 479 1386 or info@evolvetenniscoaching.co.nz “
If you have any questions, please return email or contact us on 479 1386.
 

Kind Regards, Tom


t: 04 479 1386 | e: info@evolvetenniscoaching.co.nz

a: 55 Delhi Crescent, Khandallah, Wellington

wwww.evolvetenniscoaching.co.nz

SportAnalytik

SportAnalytik finds the right sport for ALL children. We recommend the 5 most suitable sports for your child based on their natural talents. 3 hours of sporting fun and EVERY child leaves with tailor made sport and talent reports! Over 400,000 children have participated worldwide, get involved in the first Wellington event for a special price of $49. Visit our website www.sportanalytik.co.nz to sign up or to find out more. Hi5!

Springboard & Platform Diving at Kilbirnie Pool

Wellington Diving Club has a range of diving classes for kids aged 5 years and up (plus separate Adult training sessions).

Visit our website and come along for a free trial lesson! We have several after-school sessions and cater for kids of any level from beginners to competitive.  We also run fun casual sessions on Sundays.

For more information, please visit our website www.wellingtondiving.org.nz or call/text Barbara on 027 485 8888.

Cheerleading

All Star Victory Cheerleaders have added more one hour cheer basics classes.
A fun but disciplined  team sport with positions for everyone. We are offering free  trial classes for boys and girls, you don’t need any skills to get started.  We can teach you .
10 – 18 yrs 7.30 – 8.30 Wednesday at The Circus Hub  11 Hutchinson Rd Wellington.
5 – 9 year classes Wednesday 4.30 – 5.30pm or Sunday 2.30 – 3.30pm.

For more information call 0800CHEERL  or email or  office@allstarcheerleaders.co.nz
http://www.allstarcheerleaders.co.nz/

Music

Raroa Music Centre Enrolments for 2019

Raroa Music Centre offers Saturday morning group music lessons for primary school children at low cost.  We still have availability for students in music basics, choir, recorder, ukulele, cello, clarinet, flute, drums, and orchestra.

To enrol for 2019 visit our website at www.raroamusic.org.nz and enrol online.

Ian Armstrong, Raroa Music Centre Parent Committee

Wellington Young Voices Children’s Choir

Spaces available in 2019

We are now accepting registrations for 2019 from keen & committed young singers aged 8 14 years from throughout the Wellington region.

Over the past 6 years the choir has sung with the NZSO (Mahler’s 8th Symphony), NZ Opera (Britten’s Noye’s Fludde), Orchestra Wellington (Carmina Burana), National Youth Choir, & numerous top Wellington choirs, as well as joining with visiting children’s choirs from Australia and the Philippines.

Rehearsal times: Mondays 4-6pm, St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington.  You are welcome to come along to a rehearsal at any time to meet us & see what we do!

For more information & a registration form see our website www.wellingtonyoungvoices.org.nz

Or email the choir administrator at wyvchoir@gmail.com

Scholarships covering term tuition fees are available on application.

Keyboard lessons

Your child can learn how to play the keyboard at St Benedict’s School. The lessons are run during school hours and all ages are welcome! The Wellington Music Academy has been providing music lessons in the Wellington region for over 23 years. Our experienced and enthusiastic teachers will ensure all lessons are fun and appropriate for your child’s level of musical development. Please contact the Music Academy at any time for more information and to book a place.
Phone: 0272115077
email: admin@musicacademy.co.nz
www.musicacademy.co.nz

Guitar lessons

Weekly 30 minute one-on-one sessions, with a friendly and skilled young musician. $20 per lesson. Days and times are flexible. First lesson is free so come and try it out and see if it’s for you! Contact Jackson on 022 0743058 or jacksonbagge@yahoo.com

Music Learning Centre in Tawa

Dr. Elizabeth Sneyd QSM and Craig Utting MMus. LTCL QSM are offering expert tuition for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Theory and Composition at the Music Learning Centre in Tawa.  Contact us on 027-630-7435 or info@musiclearning.co.nz
All ages, and all levels, from Beginners, through the Grades to Diplomas.

MOGMUSIC

MOGMUSIC  Private tuition available in PIANO,  RECORDER, GUITAR &  UKULELE

Places available now.  All lessons held at MOGMUSIC studio in Brooklyn.

Please phone MOGGIE GRAYSON 3848-213 to book in.

$20 will be donated to the school for each new enrolment.

Fantastic music lessons at Encore! school of music

Join us for music learning and heaps of fun in Johnsonville, Churton Park and Mt Victoria!  We offer a wide variety of individual and group music classes including piano, keyboard, singing, violin, drums, guitar, ukulele, flute, recorder, band, music theory and others.  All ages welcome! We  also have classes for toddlers & preschoolers and are always delighted to welcome adult students too!

You will love your music classes with us!  Sign up now for the new term!

Check out: www.encoreschoolofmusic.co.nz
Contact: info@encoreschoolofmusic.co.nz
Tel: 04-976 8742

Other

Book Fair

Ngaio Town Hall – Saturday 25 May 2019 – 9am to 4pm.

We would love you to come and buy books, DVDs and CDs. Children’s books are $1, adult books are $3 ($2 each, after the first five books purchased).

All proceeds (about $14,000 last year) will go to the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, which helps to break the poverty cycle for Vietnam’s poorest children. This includes street kids, children with disabilities, children from rural families living in extreme poverty, and victims of human trafficking and slavery.

If you have books, DVDs or CDs to donate, please contact Dinah Dobson, trustee, on 475 7371 or 027 686 4554.

Blue Dragon New Zealand  www.bluedragonnz.wordpress.com

Get Squashing!

Khandallah Squash Junior Night – coaching and games. Open to all ages  7 – 16 years (under 10s must bring a parent/ caregiver).  Runs 5pm – 6.30pm Friday nights in terms 2 and 3, starting 3 May.  Free first trial session, $5 casual fee per session, and Junior Club membership options are available.   Drop down to Court 4, Khandallah Tennis and Squash Club, 55 Delhi Crescent, Khandallah. Supper and drinks available on site. Please contact Robyn on nicholl@xtra.co.nz for more information or just turn up.

Sea Dogs Swimming

Pirates swim team offers a Tuesday night session for swimmers who want to swim once per week. The newly developed ‘Sea Dogs’ squad offers a structured session focusing on skills, swim fitness and fun. It offers the chance to try squad swimming and can be a pathway to competitive swimming if the swimmer chooses.  Sea Dogs is the perfect way to keep your swimming up in a fun environment while balancing all other activities.
Classes run from 6.30pm – 7.15pm or 7.15pm – 8pm.   If you are interested, please email our coordinator Fleur on karori.pirates.tues.night@gmail.com to arrange an assessment.
Fleur Nicholas (Pirates Swim Team Sea Dogs coordinator)   www.karoripirates.org.nz

Young Voice Angels

Thursdays 4:30pm .For an hour of fun, instruction & beautiful music.
Boys & girls aged 8-12. All welcome. No Audition. Choir Room – St Mary of the Angels
Visit the website for Youtube Links www.smoa.org.nz & click or contact…
Robert Oliver 934 2296, 021 0257 4375, chant4robert@gmail.com

Reach Education, Mathematics Programme

Reaching Competence, by Reach Education, is a mathematics programme presented in booklet form that is aligned with the the New Zealand curriculum. It involves a range of activities including worksheets, hands-on tangible play, board games and online applications that parents can use at home to support their children with their maths. Our aim is to deliver our programme to parents and caregivers at a price they can afford, and at a time when it is suitable for the family. Our booklets start from just $20 and we also have maths resources available for purchase on our website.

Reach Education is directed by JJ Purton Jones, who holds a Master in Professional Studies in Education and is herself a qualified primary school teacher, and Lucy Patston, who holds a PhD in Cognitive Psychology, has taught in the tertiary sector for over 15 years, and has (nearly) three children at primary school. We are passionate about empowering informed parents and caregivers to help improve their children’s maths confidence and skills in an affordable manner that delivers quality time and connection to both parties.

We ask for your support in tapping our parent/caregiver market to promote this product, which we believe can help so many NZ children in a fun, colourful and interactive way.

Please free feel to have a look at the samples available on our website: www.reacheducation.co.nz

Speech and Drama

Ages 5 and over.  Saturdays, Mt Victoria.  Free trial class!

$110 for a 10 week term
e.schoolofspeechanddrama@gmail.com
www.elisabethsschoolofspeechanddrama.com

All classes taught by an Affiliate Member of the SCA

Mandarin Classes

Due to demand, Ni Hao Children’s Community Charitable Trust is providing Beginners Mandarin classes (Level 1) in the Khandallah area, on Tuesdays 3:30-4:40pm at The Village Church. This is open to children in Years 1 to 8 (however if there is large mix of ages, we will split into two classes: Years 1-4 and Years 5-8).

Your child will learn Mandarin Chinese as a Foreign/Additional Conversational Language in a fun and engaging way, in a full immersion environment with their peers. Our programme is for those from non-Chinese backgrounds and Chinese heritage  families who do not use Mandarin.

The children will learn in a way that is meaningful and relevant to life (practical, not academic), with social interaction/conversation, games, raps. We do not spend time painting or making crafts as the focus is on developing oral language skills. Your children will also be introduced to some basic Chinese character writing related to the curriculum. (Please note that learning a new language once a week is a long term commitment. Our programme is planned for children to attend consecutive terms / school years).
Please email us at info@nihaocc.org.nz or visit nihaocc.org.nz for more info, view the schedule and to sign up for a trial! There are also opportunities to provide lunchtime or after school classes in your child’s school if the school permits and has suitable space.

Sunshine Drama

Sunshine Drama provides a creative and fun learning space for students aged 4 – 13 years of age. Sessions engage imaginative minds, grow confidence & build communication, performance and social skills. For more information Contact Jenae Ryan 0274380533 to or visit www.sunshinedrama.co.nz

Spotlight Performing Arts

Does your child love to SING, DANCE and ACT? Would you like your child to build their CONFIDENCE and make more FRIENDS in a fun, happy environment?
Spotlight Performing Arts is a performing arts school for students aged 4-16 yrs.

Led by a LONDON WEST END PERFORMER Sherene Clarke.
Schools in Aotea, Hataitai, Johnsonville, and Lower Hutt.
BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!
www.spotlightperformingarts.co.nz

Toolbox Parenting courses and Parenting Events

For parenting events in the Wellington region click here

Science Fair

We are delighted to announce our film fundraiser, “Science Fair,  in association with NZ International Film Festival 2018  – see event details at: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/house-of-science-film-fundraiser-science-fair-tickets-47800531677

School Holiday Programmes

Please visit this section closer to the end of the term.