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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



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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.

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


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

Sams Art House

Term 3 2018 enrolments for Art Classes and Drawing Classes

being taken shortly.  Art and/or drawing classes run every week day after school and Saturdaymornings and afternoons, Ngaio and Khandallah studio.  For more information and to enrol click here or check out our website, or email

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

Kula Yoga

Yoga and Mindfulness support a child’s well-being with healthy movement and techniques to improve concentration and reduce anxiety and stress.  Kula Kids Yoga makes if fun with classes near you in Johnsonville, Lower Hutt and Eastbourne. Check timetables at for children ages 5-9, 9-13 and Teens or come to a Family Class

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

School Holiday Programmes

Kelly Club July Holiday Programme

July Holiday Programme starting from the 9 July 2018 – 20 July 2018 at the following venues: Kelly Club Wilton (wests rugby clubrooms, Ian Galloway Park, Wilton), Westpark School, Churton Park School, Amesbury School.

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.

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

Kelly Sports Holiday Programme

Wellington Indoor Sports Centre, Newtown – 9th July – 13 July 2018 Let the kids come and try some of their favourite sports; Rugby, Netball, Football, Hockey 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, plus there is a trip day!

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FOOTBALL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME (Yrs 1–8) Green Room, Wests Rugby Club Rooms, Wilton (all weather indoor surface). Improve technique by working on the core skills of control, dribbling, passing, tackling & shooting with head coach Martin.

Week 1 – Tues, Wed & Thurs 9.30am-12.30pm
Week 2 –Tues, Wed & Thurs 9.30am-12.30pm

NETBALL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME (Yrs 1-8) – Onslow College Gym, Johnsonville

Week 2 – Tues, Weds, Thurs – 1.30pm-4.30pm

Grow your child’s confidence with our netball skills programme, focusing on the key skills areas for their level of development.  With our experienced coaches, children can work on ball handling, game sense, co-ordination, speed and accuracy. We use fun drills and games to develop and challenge young players while also having fun!


Kelly Sports will be back in Term 3 with their fun and exciting classes.

 “Play Like a Sports Hero” (Yrs 1-4) – Tuesday 3.05pm – 4.05pm; Come and try Football, Netball, Rippa Rugby and Handball. Try 2 weeks each of these sports. We use games & drills to teach game sense and team play.

It’s a great way to try new sports, learn new skills and improve ability. We use games & drills to teach game sense and team play. Learn the fundamental skills for all sports – throwing, running, jumping, striking, balance and many more – all while having a great time!

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

Artrageous Kids Programme Mon 9 – Fri 20 July


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 9 – Fri 20 July BOOK OLDERAGEOUS JULY

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!

Computer Classes (School Holidays – Ages 5-15)

New class; Stop Motion Animation.  Also Minecraft, Learn to Code in Scratch, Python or Java, Create 3D Games, Web Design, Video Editing, Build a PC and if young, the Discovery Computer Class.  For further information call 499 2211 or visit

Wellington City Venue: 2 Woodward St  (Corner Lambton Quay and Woodward St)

Pridelands Fun Holiday Adventures


Dates: 9th – 20th July 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 designed to teach our children how to prepare
Healthy Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Teas

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:

The Rock Academy holiday programme

If you would like to book into our school holiday programme then you will go straight into the draw to get it for free. Otherwise comment and share our facebook post to go in the draw, details below.

The Rock Academy holiday programme gives young singers and musicians the chance to bond with fellow creatives. Every morning they learn new modern songs and then take them to the street. At 12:30pm we go busking and the money they make and keep brings a new enthusiasm towards music. Song writing is another great activity that inspires these young musicians. Most instruments are welcome and we have battery power keyboards for the keyboardists/pianists. Drums are limited.

Be in the draw to win a school holiday programme with The Rock Academy by either booking in or sharing and commenting on our facebook post, too easy right? Share and comment on the post and you could win, we are a relatively small music school so your chances are high. Good luck!

Facebook link:

July 2018 Holidays:
Location: St Patrick’s Parish Hall, 5 Rongotai Road Kilbirnie
Time: Starts at 9:00am and finishes at 3:00pm. Drop off 8:45am.


July Week 1:  Monday the 9th to Wednesday the 11th.
July Week 2: Wednesday the 18th to Friday the 20th. $195 for the 3 day week.

Activities include:

Daily Busking Trips – Great for building confidence in young musicians. The money is a motivating factor too. As a group they can make over $200 per day and they get to keep the money.
Group Jam Sessions Acoustic – Being surrounded by other like minded individuals is inspiring and elevates the learning process. This is where they learn lots of new modern pop and rock songs.

The Rock Academy’s Got Talent – Pupils learn how to audition, introduce themselves, hold eye contact and perform a piece to take out the Rock Academy’s Got Talent trophy. 
Singing Lessons/Exercises – Singing exercises, warm up’s and scales every morning.

Technique Up Skill Sessions – Learning new riffs, licks, chords, tricks and techniques.

Industry Workshops – Learning what it means to be a successful musician however ambitious or unambitious that may be.
Solo and Group Songwriting Sessions – Pupils are asked to write their own songs over the three days. They can be a bit nervous about this at the start but finish the week confident about the whole experience.

It’s lots of fun and very educational.  Their musicianship level can go through the roof with consecutive days of playing and singing.

For bookings or more information please contact us today.

Katherine Mansfield Creative Writing Workshop

Learn new ways to make your writing spectacular at the school holiday creative writing workshop at Katherine Mansfield House and Garden.

9:30 am to 12:30 pm Monday 16th July
10-14 years of age
$15 per child, book online

Drama Remedy July Holiday Programme

Develop your child’s appreciation of literature, acting skills and conversational ability through this workshop on Poetry, Prose and Scripted Plays. July Holiday programme activities will be 3 days on 9th, 10th and 11 July.  Held in Churton Park.

For more details:
Phone: 04 478 5962, 022 027 3316 or visit:

Evolve Tennis Coaching holiday program

Evolve Tennis Coaching has a tennis specific holiday programme running during the July school holidays at the Khandallah Tennis & Squash Club. The Tennis Hot Shots Camp for 5-12 years runs 9am-12pm every weekday.

For further information or to book please contact Evolve Tennis Coaching on 479 1386 or

Code Camp

Samuel Marsden School: July 9th – 12th & 16th – 19th July
Maranui SLSC, Lyall Bay: July 9th – 12th
Thorndon Primary School: July 9th – 12th

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.

Book Now at

School holiday craft workshop

Weave it! Paint it! Join us at the Ngaio Town Hall, Wednesday 11 July, 10:30am-12:30pm to weave a colourful God’s eye and decorate a terracotta pot with sand paint. For children 5-12 years old, $24.50 per child ($22 for siblings), all materials supplied. More info at and bookings to

Mad for Marshmallows

Make sure you visit Staglands these July School Holidays and enjoy free marshmallows to toast on the fire down at the barn. Don’t forget they’ll also be running their, very popular, free tractor trailer rides (circumstances permitting). Bring the kids and the adults too and immerse yourself in this classic kiwi childhood experience.

Open every day 9.30 am to 5 pm.
2362 Akatarawa Road, Upper Hutt

KidzStuff Theatre for Children

These school holidays KidzStuff Theatre for Children are presenting Jessica Bo Peep, Written by Amalia Calder and Directed by Shannon Friday.

What:  Jessica Bo Peep

When: 9th – 20th July 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 7th of July 2018!


Little Dog Barking Children’s Theatre

Oresents “Duck Death and the Tulip” and “Black Dog”  – 10 – 12st July at  Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki Street, Wellington.  Suitable for ages 2 – 99  years old.  For ticketing and further information visit or box office  04 801 7992.

Booking links below:
Black Dog –
Duck Death and the Tulip –

Northland Kidz Club

Join us in our adventures each day as we explore the Wellington region.
We’ll be ice-skating, swimming, go-karting and playing mini-golf ; going to a kids theatre production, touring the National Library, doing a circus workshop and watching magician Nigel Kennedy at work, not to mention Time Cinema where we’ll see another selection of original cartoons and films.
$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 , or contact Jan on cell 022-140-2612, email

Sam’s Art House July School Holiday Art Program

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). 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. Price includes all materials and morning/afternoon tea.  To enrol click here or check out our website, or email