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

DancePointe Academy

Enrolments for Term 3 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
mobile 021-2151222



 Calling all girls in Years 5-8 who want to see if they would like to give cricket a go.  Onslow Junior Cricket Club is looking to get more girls involved in cricket.  Games are played on Sunday afternoons for around 90 minutes with 7 games over the summer period.

 Onslow Junior Cricket Club is having a session on Sunday 30th September 11:00 – 12:30 at the Cricket Centre on the Onslow College bottom field – follow the access road (highlighted in yellow), parking in the lower Onslow College car park by the Gym (in green).

The Onslow College cricket centre is a covered facility, so this event is on, even if it is raining. We look forward to seeing lots of girls there.

Visit the Club website to register your child online:

Key dates: Registrations close Sunday 30 September.

Year 1 and Year 2 festival day: Saturday 27 October.

First game: Saturday 3 November.

Kelly Sports

KELLY CLUB OCTOBER HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES – Kelly Club offers full time Holiday Programmes during the October school holidays at Wests Rugby Clubrooms, Ian Galloway Park, WiltonAmesbury School, Churton Park School, Westpark School, Island Bay School from 1stOct – 12th Oct 2018.

Kelly Club Holiday Programmes focus on giving children aged between 5 and 13 the opportunity to do things they enjoy in a safe, supportive and encouraging environment. The programmes are packed with activities to entertain and inspire children.

KELLY SPORTS HOLIDAY PROGRAMME! – Wellington Indoor Sports Centre, Newtown – 1st Oct – 12th Oct 2018

Let the kids come and try some of their favourite sports;  Rippa Rugby, Football, Basketball, Netball, Tennis, Cricket plus 2 trip days and much more!!

Learn new skills, gain self-confidence and make new friends!

Have fun at Junglerama or Jumparama – Jump, Play, Enjoy! or try Ten Pin Bowling!

To book

For full details and to enrol into our programmes visit email or call 04 972 7201

Pink Star Walk

The Pink Star Walk 2018 is back on, here in the heart of Wellington!  Join the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ down at Frank Kitts Park on the 3rd of November.  Walk for the ones we love as we raise funds for breast cancer awareness, research and education.

Register online at
Early bird tickets closing 7th September.

Nandini Katragadda | Marketing and Events Assistant

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ


Phone: 09 304 1224

Address: Level 1, 11 York Street, Parnell, Auckland


Social: @pinkribbonNZ

Join Maranui Surf Life Saving Club – Open Day

SUN, SAND & SURF – Maranui Junior Surf season starts on SUNDAY 4th NOVEMBER 2018.
Summer is approaching, so now is the time to register with Maranui Surf Life Saving Club. Junior Surf is a great way for children to make friends, be active and enjoy the beach in a safe environment. Come along to our Registration and Club Open Day on Sunday 23 September, 11am – 1pm. See what’s happening at the club this season, meet coaches, lifeguards and athletes, have a look around the surf clubhouse, register and become a member, information on junior surf, seniors and becoming a lifeguard. We look forward to seeing you all. Or join Maranui SLSC today at

Khandallah Tennis Club

This year, Khandallah Junior Tennis is participating in a regional Love Tennis initiative, across the weekend of Sat 8/Sun 9 September (1-4pm each day). It is effectively an ‘open weekend’ where the general public can come along, and just have a go. There will be heaps of fun activities, and each person that comes along and has a go, will receive a free Pizza. For more information go to

Would you be able to include this info/flyer in your newsletters between now and the weekend of 8-9 September. Attached is an electronic flyer.

Paul Williams
m: +64 27 600 7395


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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.


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


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)

Make it Fly!

School holiday craft workshop Make it fly! Join us at the Ngaio Town Hall, Thursday 4 July, 10am-12pm to build a hoop glider, monocopter and dragon flyer, and decorate a paper lantern hot air balloon. For children 5-12 years old, $24.50 per child ($22 for siblings), all materials supplied. More info at and bookings to

Jann Freitas – Make it! cool crafts for kids

Mob 021 549118

Kidstuff Theatre for Children

These school holidays KidzStuff Theatre for Children are presenting Robyn Hood and Her Merry Gals, Written by Guy Langford and Directed by Fingal Pollock.

What:  Robyn Hood and Her Merry Gals

When: 1st – 12th October 2018

Where: Tararua Tramping Club, 4 Moncrieff Street, Mt Victoria, Wellington

Times: Weekdays 10am & 11:30am, Saturdays 10am, no show Sundays

Tickets $10.50pp, Children under 2 Free

Special $7 preview on Saturday the 29th of September 2018!


SHOW VENUE: 4 Moncrieff Street, Mt. Victoria, Wellington
Administrator: Amalia Calder / 027 271 7351

Kapiti Island for Kids School Holiday Programme

For ages 9-12 from 3rd – 5th October 2018.

3 days/2 nights – Includes: nighttime kiwi spotting, nature adventures, fishing, swimming, games, wildlife discovery, cabin accommodation (quad share), delicious food, ferry and DOC permits. $395pp. Limited to 14 spaces. Email:

Danielle Barrett – Kāpiti Island Nature Tours

Waiorua Bay, Kāpiti Island, NZ
Ph: 0800 KAPITI (0800 527 484)   Mob: +64 027 658 4535

Alzheimer’s Memory Walk – Zealandia

You can visit the Zealandia eco-sanctuary in Wellington for free on Sunday 23 September, including an option for a free guided tour by the Zealandia guides. This offer is only available to those registered for the Memory Walk being held by Alzheimers NZ, one of 20 throughout NZ.

Come along and walk to show your support for people with dementia and their families, friends and care partners. Memory Walks are a great activity for people of all ages and abilities. Register at

At 9.00am there will also be free guided walks of 1.5 hours taken by the Zealandia guides. Ending up at the start of the Memory Walk. Learn about NZ conservation, fauna and flora and the history and future of Zealandia. Places are limited and are booked separately from the Memory Walk. To book email . You also need to register for the Memory Walk at the link above.

The Memory Walk starts at 10.30 just inside the entrance and follows a flat path for about 1km. Arrive early Rata cafe will be open. There are no admission charges from Memory Walkers. Register through the Memory Walk web page . You are free to spend stay in Zealandia until 5pm after the Memory Walk is finished.

Our Memory Walks are a great way to get out and about – all while raising more awareness of dementia.

Registration are now open here.

Thank you for your support. I hope you can join us again this month!

Ken Drayton, Office Manager PO Box 11 288, Manners Street. Wellington 6142, New Zealand

P: 04 3878264

Johnsonville Fire Station – Open Day

On Saturday 29th September this year the Johnsonville Volunteer Fire Brigade will be celebrating their 75th Jubilee and as a part of this we will be having an open day.

The Open day will be between 10am and 1pm. everyone is welcome to come down and see what we do. We will have Fire safety demonstration on display, lots of fire trucks to look at, giveaways and a free barbecue. We are hoping for a good turnout.

Kind Regards, Dave Knubley – Firefighter

Johnsonville Volunteer Fire Brigade

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:

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 or contact

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 from Term 2 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 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.

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

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.

Toolbox Parenting courses Term 3 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:

School Holiday Programmes

Sams Art House – October School Holiday Programme

At Sams Art House, 53b Ottawa Rd, Ngaio. 2 sessions per day, every weekday – 9.30-12pm and 1-3.30pm. (Kids will have to bring lunch.  Lunch will be supervised.  $5 per lunch session). Come have an awesome time creating amazing art at our studio, Sams Art House, Ngaio.  All sessions cost $45.

A family discount of 10% is offered for booking 2 or more sessions or if 1 child is booked for more than 2 sessions. Price includes all materials and morning/afternoon tea.  To enrol click here or check out our website, or email

Term 4 Enrolments for Art Classes and Drawing Classes

At Sams Art House being taken from 10 September.  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 click here or check out our website, or email

Code Camp

Dates & Venues: Samuel Marsden School:  Week 1: October 1st – 4th &  Week 2: October 8th – 11th

Thorndon Primary School: Week 1 : October 1st – 4th

CodeCamp allows boys & girls 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.

Alice Sanders
Product Development Manager




Dates: 1st – 12th October 2018 from 7.00am-7pm daily

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 at the Aquatic Centre during our community challenge. Night entertainment includes swimming, basket ball, movie nights and spotlight.

Qualified 1st Aid Trained Activities Coordinators

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


Please contact us: 0800 PRIDE 4 U Or Register online: or 
Visit our Facebook page:

Artrageous Kids Programme: Mon 1 – Fri 12 October  BOOK ARTRAGEOUS OCTOBER

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.
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Big Kids (Olderageous) Programme: Mon 1 – Fri 12 October BOOK OLDERAGEOUS OCTOBER

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.
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