Community Notices

Dancing

Sports

Music

Other (includes Holiday programme info)

Dancing

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

Sunshine Drama

Sunshine Drama provides a creative and fun learning space for students aged 4 – 15 years of age. Sessions engage imaginative minds, grow confidence & build communication, performance and social skills. For 2019 class information or to arrange a free trial class, contact: Jenae 0274380533 or visit www.sunshinedrama.co.nz.
W   www.sunshinedrama.co.nz              P 0274 380 533

 

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

DancePointe Academy

Enrolments for Term 4 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

Khandallah Tennis and Squash Club Inc

“Summer Pass” (valid for use between 17 December 2018 to 4 February 2019)

Give the gift of family fun and activity this Christmas Available right now, the “Summer Pass” and play unlimited* tennis and squash throughout the summer school holidays at a fraction of the normal membership.

Prices start at $100 for families, $50 adults and $25 children (plus $20 access card)

 KTSC – 7 tennis courts, 4 squash courts, Sauna, members lounge

Thump Sports -best on-site Pro Shop in Wellington
Evolve Tennis –
Professional tennis coaching

For an application form – phone 939-6210 or email ktscnz@outlook.com

 To purchase your pass, come down to 55 Delhi Crescent with your completed application form between 9.30am and 1.30pm Mon-Fri and you/your family can be on the court on the 17 December for a whole 7 weeks BARGAIN

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!

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 www.onslowgymnastics.org.nz or email onslowgym@xtra.co.nz.

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

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

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

Wonderplay drama

Places are available for 5-8yrs and 9-12 year olds in Wonderplay drama classes for term three. Sign up now to be included in our big show! Classes at Churton Park Community Centre. Register at www.wonderplay.co.nz or contact debs@wonderplay.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 from Term 4 onwards, 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 Term 4 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

SAMS ART HOUSE

At Sams Art House Christmas comes early with our Christmas School Holiday programme, Tuesday 18 to Friday 21 December, morning and afternoon sessions.  The fun continues in January with our ever-popular January School Holiday Programme kicking off Monday 14th till Friday 25 January, morning and afternoon sessions available with an early drop-off and lunch option.

Enrolments for Term 1 Art and Drawing classes are open from Monday 2 December.  Art and/or drawing classes run every week day after school and Saturday mornings and afternoons, Ngaio and Khandallah studio.

For more information and to enrol check out our website, samsarthouse.co.nz or email sam@samsarthouse.co.nz.

Northland Kidz CLub – Summer Holiday Programme

SUMMER  HOLIDAY PROGRAMME – NORTHLAND KIDZ CLUB

Every day, we’re out-and-about exploring the Wellington area. We’ll be ice-skating, swimming, go-karting and playing mini-golf, seeing kids theatre productions, going on tours, playing ten-pin bowls, not to mention “Mission Inflatable”, “Time Cinema”, going to Somes / Matiu Island, doing a Circus Workshop and much more.

$45 per child per day (third child onwards :$20),  8.30 a.m  to  6 p.m each day.

For details, check out our website (www.nkc.org.nz) , or contact Jan on cell (022-140-2612)  e-mail: nkc.jan@gmail.com

Artrageous Kids Creative Christmas: Mon 17 – Fri 21 Dec 2018

Website http://artrageouskids.co.nz/aboutus.html

Venue: Poneke Dojo, Prince of Wales Park, Salisbury Tce, Mt Cook, Wellington  
8.30am–3:00pm $69 and after care 3:00pm-5.15pm $15

Come and join our magical pre-xmas Artrageous Holiday programme!!!
We will be exploring many exciting Christmas crafts including baking, decoration making, ornaments, and creating love filled handmade gifts. Our trusty favourites will also be on hand like paint, paper, clay, stone, collage, construction and of course the “glue gun table” will all be available.
BOOK NOW: Artrageous for younger kids    |    BOOK NOW: Olderageous

Artrageous Kids Programme: Mon 7 Jan – Fri 1 Feb 2019  BOOK ARTRAGEOUS JANUARY

Venue: Poneke Dojo, Prince of Wales Park, Salisbury Tce, Mt Cook, Wellington  
8.30am–3:00pm $69 and after care 3:00pm-5.15pm $15

Aimed at children aged 5-12 years. Our classes provide a space for all children to explore at their own pace; chaotic or careful, gingerly or with gusto, tiptoeing or tromping. Our aim is to draw out their creativity, not stuff things in! Bookings essential.
» View the programme.    BOOK NOW!

Big Kids (Olderageous) Programme: Mon 7 Jan – Fri 1 Feb 2019 BOOK OLDERAGEOUS JANUARY

Venue: Pavillion at Wellington High School, Taranaki St, Mt Cook, Wellington  
8.30am–3:00pm $69 and after care 3:00pm-5.15pm $15

Our BIG KIDS programme is aimed at children aged 10-14 years. Providing them with a space, focused adult attention and loads of resources. This programme is tailored to draw out older children’s interest in creating and using their imagination and creativity in a hilariously fun atmosphere. Bookings essential.
» View the programme.    BOOK NOW!

Draw Like an Artist

I’d like to let you know about an opportunity for your students to attend a school holiday camp for young illustrators, called “Draw Like an Illustrator”, (www.drawlikeanillustrator.com).
An off-shoot of the highly successful “Write Like an Author” program, this is a highly acclaimed illustration course that teaches young artists the skills and techniques that professional illustrators use to create their artwork.
During the camp, each participant will develop and write an original creative artwork under the guidance of well-known illustrator Fifi Colston.

The camp will be held at Raroa Intermediate School during the school holidays, starting on Monday, January 14, 2019 and running until Thursday, January 17, 2019.
The camp is ideal for young people who have a dream of becoming a published illustrator or anyone who wants to improve their artistic skills.

The camp is non-residential, and runs from 9am to 4pm each day.
The course fee is $220.00, which includes a discount for early registration.
The number of places on the camp is strictly limited.

Brian Falkner
Co-ordinator
Draw Like an Illustrator

Code Camp – Summer Holidays

Dates and Venues:

Samuel Marsden School:  7th-10th, 14th-17th and 22nd-24th January 2019

Thorndon Primary School:7th-10th, 14th-17th and 22nd-24th January 2019

Petone: 17th – 20th December 2018, 7th-10th, 14th-17th and 22nd-25th January 2019

Porirua: 17th – 20th December 2018, 7th-10th, 14th-17th and 22nd-25th January 2019

CodeCamp allows kids from the ages of 7-12 to develop 21st century skills in a fun and action packed environment. Develop confidence & initiative through design, creativity, solving problems & collaboration. Create games, apps & work with robots and electronic building blocks.

Book Now at http://codecamp.co.nz/holiday-codecamp/

Kelly Sports

FOOTBALL MORNING HOLIDAY PROGRAMME (Yrs 1–6) Wests Rugby Clubrooms, Wilton (all weather indoor surface).

Improve technique by working on the core skills of control, dribbling, passing, tackling & shooting.

Great practice for the up and coming Summer Series Competition!

Week 1 – 8th Jan, Tues, Wed & Thurs 9.30am-12.30pm,

Week 2 – 15th Jan, Tues, Weds, Thurs  9.30am-12.30pm

Week 3 – 22nd Jan, Tues, Weds, Thurs 9.30am-12.30pm

INFLATABLE FOOTBALL ARENA – 3 VS 3 FOOTBALL COMP – **NEW**

3 VS 3 Football competition on our new inflatable arena!  Register as an individual and we put you into a team.
Come along and have some fun!
Held at the Wests Rugby Clubrooms, Ian Galloway Park, Wilton – 9.30am-12.30pm
Week 1 – Fri 11th Jan, Week 2 – Fri 18th Jan, Week 3 – Fri 26th Jan

NETBALL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME – ONSLOW COLLEGE GYM, JOHNSONVILLE

Grow your child’s confidence with our netball skills programme, focusing on the key skills areas for their level of development.

Children aged 5-12 can work on the ball handling, game sense, co-ordination, speed and accuracy with our experienced coaches. Using fun drills and games to develop and challenge young players while also having fun!

Week 2 – 14th Jan Mon, Tues, Weds 1.30pm-4.30pm

For full details and to enrol into our programmes visit www.kellysports.co.nz email adminwgtn@kellysports.co.nz or call 04 972 7201.

 

PRIDE LANDS FUN HOLIDAY ADVENTURES

SUMMER HOLIDAYS AT OTARI SCHOOL

Dates: 17th Dec 2018 – 1st Feb 2019 from 7.00am-7pm daily

Fees: 
Daily $81/cub per session or $148 for two or more siblings per session
;
Weekly: $239 per cub/week or $449 for two or more siblings/week

Discounts/Funding Available: Wild Card (15%) off across all our services
MSD approval providing WINZ Subsidies for eligible families.

Social Development: Interactive Activities and NO TV or Video Games, 
Kai Cubs Cooking and Life Skills Programme creating healthy Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Teas.

Overnight Sleepover: Some of our cubs will have an overnight sleepover as part of our community challenge. Night entertainment includes spotlight, smoothies and movie nights.

Qualified 1st Aid Trained Activities Coordinators

One-on-One Care: Available for cub(s) if extra support is needed

SHUTTLE SERVICES (with booster seats) AVAILABLE


Please contact us: 0800 PRIDE 4 U Or Register online: www.pridelands.org.nz or 
Visit our Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/PrideLandsChildcare