Community Notices




Other (includes Holiday programme info)

Life Flight Open Day – Sunday 18 March

Join Life Flight for their Open Day on the 18th March, 10 am to 2.30 pm. It will be a an exciting day bursting with interactive displays, emergency services’ demonstrations, entertainment, yummy food, prizes and even Police puppies! The day offers a whole range of activities and makes an awesome family day out.  We hope to see you there.


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


Give it a Go – Girls Rugby – Wests Rugby Club

Western Suburbs Junior Rugby Club is running free introduction to rugby sessions for year 5-8 girls at Ian Galloway Park, Sunday March 11 and 18 at 3pm. Learn the basics with other girls, and see if you like it. For more details visit, contact Kirsty on 021 429 212, Stu on 027 471 6787, or just turn up on the day.

KELLY SPORTS TERM 1 2018 – Starting Tues 13th Feb 2018!

Kelly Sports will be back in Term 1 with their fun and exciting classes.

 “Back to School Sports” (Yrs 1-4) – Tuesday 3.05pm – 4.05pm; Come and try Football, Cricket, Turbo Touch and Dodgeball. 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

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.

Northern United Junior Hockey Club

The Northern Suburbs’ home of six-a side hockey for school years 3-6

2018 Registrations (online) closing soon – Register now!

Players of all skill levels welcome, including beginners

Pre-season training: Mon afternoon, 5-6 pm, 19 Feb to 26 March

Official 2018 season runs from start of term 2



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


Sam’s Art House

Term 1 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,

NZ Festival 2018

We are so excited to have launched our 2018 New Zealand Festival programme – looking to our epic voyaging past, towards our exciting digital future, with many spectacular events in between. As part of our launch celebrations we would love for you to consider sharing with your networks that our programme is live online at and ready for their enjoyment – we particularly feel they will love to know about these feature family friendly events:

Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert –
Future Playground –
Peter and the Wolf –
À Ố Làng Phố –

Please join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @NZFestival and use #NZFestival.

We can’t wait to see you at the Festival soon!

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.

Johnsonville- Saturdays from 9am


School Holidays

The Rock Academy

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.

For bookings or more information please contact us today.

The Rock Academy School Holiday Programmes:

Please note the second week Wednesday is Anzac day. We will run the Tuesday before and then the Thursday and Friday after.

Location: St Patrick’s Parish Hall, 5 Rongotai Road KIlbirnie 
Time: Starts at 9:00am and finishes at 3:00pm. Drop off 8:45am.
Dates and cost: April:  16th to 18th Monday to  Wednesday.  $195 for the 3 day week.April:  24th Tuesday, 26th Thursday and 27th Friday. (Wednesday is Anzac day and we will not be running on this day).   $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. We take them busking every day outside Unichem Pharmacy, Bay Road Kilbirnie at around 12.30pm.

For bookings or more information please contact us today.