Community Notices




Other (includes Holiday programme info)



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: or email

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 to arrange a FREE trial.For more information about Elements and our classes, visit


Onslow Gymnastic 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 or email

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 or call/text Barbara on 027 485 8888.


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


Keyboard lessons

Your child can learn how to play the keyboard at St Benedicts. 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

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

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

All ages, and all levels, from Beginners, through the Grades to Diplomas.

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:


Tel: 04-976 8742


Sunshine Drama

Sunshine Drama provides a creative and fun learning space that engages imaginative minds, grows confidence & builds communication and performance skills. New Thursday afternoon classes Start in Term 2. Contact: Jenae 0274380533 to arrange a free trial class or visit to learn more about our classes.

Sam’s Art House

Term 2 2018 enrolments for Art Classes and Drawing Classes at Sams Art House being taken now.  Art classes run every week day after school and Saturday mornings and afternoons.  For more information and to enrol check out our website  or email

Wonderplay drama classes

Wonderplay drama classes have places available this term for 4-8 and 9-12 year olds as well as teens in our famous Wellington Young Actors youth theatre company. Drama for 4-8 year olds is returning to Mon/Sat and other classes are on Tuesdays at Churton Park Community Centre. First lesson is free to try. Please contact Debs 021-172-2836,
Drama classes for 5-8 year olds are back in Churton Park.  Try Wonderplay free on Saturday 9 May, 10-11 am at Churton Park Community Centre.  Register at

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.

He Tohu’s Whanau Day

It’s He Tohu’s first birthday!  Come and celebrate with us at our Whānau Day. We have a day full of fun filled entertainment, kai, arts & crafts, and kōrero. There is something for everyone!

  • Date: Saturday, 19May, 2018
  • Time: 10am – 2.30pm
  • Cost: Free. No bookings required.
  • Location: Te Ahumairangi (Ground Floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
  • Contact Details:

Enjoy contemporary music in te reo, hip hop, kapa haka, pasifika music, storytelling and 3D printing, plus lots more. Get creative at our arts & craft spaces, suitable for all ages.

Attend our speaker series to learn about the three documents that shaped Aoteaora New Zealand or take a tour of He Tohu in either te reo or English throughout the day.

Why not visit our other wonderful exhibitions – the ‘Topp Twins’ and ‘Islands in Time’ whilst you’re here and enjoy some Kiwi kai.

Events are free, and will be in the amazing Te Ahumairangi space on the ground floor of the National Library and upstairs at the Alexander Turnbull Library. We can’t wait to celebrate this special occasion with you, so come on down and join us!

CONSCIOUS DISCIPLINE – Workshop for Parents

Come along to learn what conscious discipline is & how it encourages our children to co-operate more, allowing us to discipline them less.  Leave with a variety of practical & respectful strategies to keep in your back pocket…and have more ease & joy with your children.  Wednesday 27 OR Thursday 28 June, 7:30-9:30.  To book or find out more go to

Marsden presents ‘Alice’ – a family friendly show

You are invited to the production of ‘Alice’ a musical play in two acts performed by Marsden School Years 7-13 students. The shows are on 22-25 May at 7pm in the Marsden School Auditorium (Marsden Ave, Karori). Tickets will be available from from 8 May.

Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation Book Fair – Ngaio Town Hall – Saturday 26 May 2018 – 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) and ‘coffee table books’ are $5.

All proceeds (about $10,000 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.

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

School Holiday Programmes

Term Three holiday programme information to be posted here as we receive the information.