Community Notices

Dancing/ Drama



Other (includes Holiday programme info)

Art / Dancing / Drama

Sams Art House

Term 1 2020 Art and Drawing Programmes at Sams Art House – Enrolments open now for both our Khandallah and Ngaio studios.  To enrol check out or email information.

Goodtime Music Academy (Years 3-8)

Love music? Come and learn on the Music Bus with us! Goodtime Music Academy comes to St Benedict’s School each week to run it’s unique Music Bus Programme. These small group lessons of up to five students are held weekly during school hours and on the school grounds. Lessons cost $17.50 per lesson and students can choose to learn the ukulele, guitar, keyboard or drums.

Send us an email at to be sent an information pack! 


Drama Classes – Helen O’Grady

For over 40 years

Our international curriculum will


  • Overcome shyness
  • Build confidence
  • Develop positive self esteem
  • Grow their imagination
  • Interact with adults
  • Make new friends
  • Performance skills
  • Creativity
  • Have lots of fun

Join our after school drama classes. 5-17 years


0800 161 131    

Leaping Lizards School of Dance

Fun classes in Jazz, Hip-Hop, Tap, Contemporary, Ballet and specialised pre-school classes.  2 years and upwards.  Boys and girls.
20% discount on term fees with the discount code “Newsletter”, (new students only).  
Churton Park and Johnsonville

Sunshine Drama

Sunshine Drama provides a creative and fun learning space for students aged 4 – 16 years of age. Sessions engage imaginative minds, grow confidence & build communication, performance and social skills. Classes are held Tuesday after school and on Saturday mornings. For further information or to arrange a free trial class, contact Jenae on 0274380533 or visit

Jenae Ryan

Wellington Dance

Wellington Dance offers preschool dance, ballet, jazz and lyrical dance classes for all ages right here in Khandallah!  We have NEW classes starting on a Saturday morning at the Khandallah Town Hall.  We’d love to help your child build confidence and make friends while learning to dance.  Enrol easily for Term 1 online at or give us a call on 04 2108642. Many thanks, Georgia.

Spotlight Performing Arts

Does your child love to SING, DANCE and ACT? Come and be part of our Musical Theatre Show! Led by London West End performer Sherene Clarke. AOTEA-JONSONVILLE-LOWER HUTT BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!

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:

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, visit or call Lorna 021 1770685

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 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: or email

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 021-172-2836,

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

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, visit or call Lorna on 021 1770685. Kind regards, Lorna and the Leaping Lizards Team


Wests Junior Rugby Club

Play Rugby this Year

Wests Junior Rugby Club invites you to play rugby this season. The club is open to girls and boys from age 3-13. Start out at Nursery, play Rippa Rugby for under 6 and 7, play the fast growing RipRugby under 8/9 and under 10/11, or play Tackle rugby for the Under 8s and onwards which are weight and age graded.

Register online, ask a question or check our FAQs at

Games start in Term 2, but the club Welcome and Weigh-in (and a chance to ask any questions in person) will be at our club rooms at Ian Galloway Park on the Thursday 12th (5:30 – 7:30pm) and Saturday 14th of March (1:30 – 3:30pm). 

Northern United Junior Hockey Club

The Northern Suburbs’ home of hockey for school Years 3-8

2020 Season (School Years 3-8)

Online registrations are now open.

(Closing March 15th)

Pre-season training:  Tuesdays 3rd – 31st March, 2020

  • 5:30pm – 6:30pm : Years 3 to 6
  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm : Years 7 & 8

Years 7/8 Trials (For kids in years 7 & 8 in 2020): 

  • Saturday 21st March 2 – 5pm, Sunday 22nd March 2 – 5 pm

Season dates:  May 2nd to 19th September

For more information:

North Wellington Junior Football Club


The Club fees for the 2020 season are:
First Kicks (boys & girls turning 4, 5 or 6 in 2020) = $70 per player
Junior grade (boys & girls turning 7-14 in 2020) = $140 per player
Girls only soccer league- GOSL (girls turning 7-14 in 2020) = $140 per player
Junior & GOSL (girls playing in both Junior grade and GOSL) = $200 per player.

**registrations close 28th February**

To register please go to

Any questions please email:

Newlands Rugby Club Registrations

2020 season registrations are now open!
This year we are excited to offer a FEES-FREE season for all Under 6 grade players.  A fantastic reason to give rugby a go!
We offer rippa rugby for grades U6, U7, U8/9 and U9/10, and tackle rugby for grades U8 to U13.
Register online or find out more details at:
Many thanks!
Newlands Rugby Club

Kelly Sports

Netball Skills – Raroa Normal Intermediate School, Johnsonville

Wednesdays 4.30pm-5.30pm

Years 1-4 – Learn the basics fundamentals of netball in a fun and engaging environment.  We will work on sharpening basic skills; passing, shooting and starting to develop a better understanding of the game.

Years 5 -8 – For those already playing 7 aside netball and those wanting to get a head start and advance their technical and tactical knowledge of the game.

This programme will be run by Ashleigh who one of our experienced Kelly Sports Coaches and who has years of netball experience.  It is great practice for the Summer Series Competition and getting ready for the Winter competition.

Cost is $88.00.

Football Skills – Term 1 (Years 1-8) – Green Room, Ian Galloway Park, Wilton

Please note – this session is now on Wednesdays from 3.30pm-4.30pm

An 8 week football skills programme. Head coach Adam has designed this programme to cover both individual and team skills including; Game Rules, Ball control, Dribbling, Passing, Tackling, Defence, Team Work, Goal Keeping, practice and warm up drills for players and teams. It is ideal to improve skills and gain more confidence.

Cost is $88.00.


Kids got energy to burn?  Gymnastics is the answer! Have Fun – Learn Skills – Build Confidence!  Onslow Gymnastics has Recreational, TeamGym and Competitive classes for 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.  Registrations at or email us with any questions at Classes do fill up so please enrol early.

Khandallah Tennis and Squash Club

If you have any questions, please return email or contact us on 479 1386.
Kind Regards

t: 04 479 1386 | e:

a: 55 Delhi Crescent, Khandallah, Wellington


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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


Good Time Music Academy (Years 3-8)

Want to learn an instrument, play in a band and perform on a stage?! Well your child’s school is one of the lucky schools that has Goodtime Music Academy here each week to run its one-of-a-kind Music Bus Programme. Learn more at

Students can choose from learning the Drums, Keyboard, Ukulele and Guitar. These small group lessons (3-5 students) are 30 minutes long and are held weekly, on the school grounds and throughout the school day. Spaces in lessons are limited and students that are not able to be placed this term will be placed on a waiting list until a space opens up.

Lessons are $17.50 per week and are invoiced by the term. Weekly, fortnightly or monthly payment options are available through Ezidebit.

Send us an email at to be sent a registration pack!

Kirsten Robertson Piano Studio

Piano and theory lessons for all levels from beginners to advanced with a professional pianist and experienced piano teacher. Kirsten plays regularly with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra as Principal Keyboard and teaches from her home studio in Khandallah. Kirsten Robertson MMus (Uni. Cant.), PGDipPGDip adv. (RCM, London) 021 188 1044

Wellington Young Voices Children’s Choir

Spaces available in 2020

We are now accepting registrations for 2020 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

Or email the choir administrator at

Scholarships covering term tuition fees are available on application.

School Keyboard Lessons – Fridays

Your child can learn how to play the keyboard at St Benedict’s School on a Friday. 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

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.


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:
Tel: 04-976 8742


Karori Lions Karnival and Fair

Sunday 16 February at Ben Burn Park, Karori.   Quality Stalls selling superb merchandise, adventure rides, children’s activities, raffles, lots of food and a full day of stage entertainment for the family.  From 10.00 until 3.30 pm.  Come along and have some fun.”

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.  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 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 to arrange an assessment.
Fleur Nicholas (Pirates Swim Team Sea Dogs coordinator)

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 & click or contact…
Robert Oliver 934 2296, 021 0257 4375,

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:

Speech and Drama

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

$110 for a 10 week term

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 or visit 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.


School Holiday Programmes



14th – 24th April 2020 from 7.00am-6pm daily. Interactive Activities and NO TV or Video Games, 
Kai Cubs Cooking and Life Skills Programme creating healthy Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Teas. One-on-one care and shuttle services available. Daily $81/cub per session or $148 for two or more siblings per session
; Weekly: $243 per cub/week or $453 for two or more siblings/week
. WINZ subsidies are available for eligible families.

Please contact us: 0800 PRIDE 4 U Or Register online: or 
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