Community Notices

Dancing/ Drama



School Holiday Progammes

Community Badminton Sessions

We are super excited to be partnering Aotea College and Bishop Viard College to provide fun, social badminton sessions in the Porirua district for term 2 and 3 2021. Open to all ages, stages and abilities, gold coin donation. Come along, bring the whole family and have a go!!!

Wednesdays 4-5.30pm Bishop Viard College Gym

Mondays 4-5.30pm Aotea College Gym

Meet the Latest Arrivals @ Staglands
Aikido Martial Arts Classes for Juniors – Kaiwharawhara
$80 per Term. Mondays @ 5:30pm. First three classes free. Aikido is a martial art with a difference, its focus being on defence rather than attack, i.e. a non-violent, defensive art.  Aikido is renowned for its benefits for self-control, co-ordination and posture, and like all martial arts promotes confidence and provides fun, fitness and friendship.  We are a not-for-profit organisation teaching aikido, based in Kaiwharawhara, in our 27th year.
Conrad Edwards
021 843 467
GKR Karate is opening a new class in Khandallah.
Get fit, Improve your flexibility and circulation, Lose weight and gain confidence. Learn self defence in a positive family friendly atmosphere. For children and adults. Beginners welcome!
For more information, contact Neil Boddington M:021 741119 E: W:

After School Computer Classes
now at Johnsonville Club

Our term time classes are smaller just 3 to 6 children.  Classes are focused on what you want to learn. Pickup from school can be arranged.  Class runs from 3:30 to 5:30 pm class fee $40 (doors open from 3:15).

Learn to Code Scratch, Python, Java or Learn to Code & Create 3D Games, Minecraft, Web Design, HTML and CSS and A Discovery Course in Computing (suitable for younger children).

For information & bookings 499-2211 or

Reusable Facemasks

Parents look no further; top quality masks for yourselves and your kids. Lovely designs available for only $15-$18. Every 20 sold sees a donation of one to Plunket also.

Art / Dancing / Drama

Sams Art House

Our awesome July School Holiday Programme is open now for bookings. 

We are also now taking bookings for Term 3 Art, Crafting, Drawing, Cartoon & Comic and Painting &Drawing classes. 

Please check out or email for more information.

Sunshine Drama

Sunshine Drama and our exciting new class ‘Sunshine Sing’ start up next week! Sessions offer a creative and fun learning space for students aged 4 – 16 years. Our classes engage and challenge imaginative minds to build performance technique, ability and talent whilst growing young people’s confidence, communication, and social skills. For class timetables and enrolment information, or to arrange a free trial class, visit  or contact Jenae 0274 380 533 /

Jenae Ryan

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Rhythmic Gymnastics is a sport that combines elements of dance (ballet) and gymnastics with the simultaneous manipulation of handheld apparatus – ball, hoop, rope, ribbon, clubs. It’s performed by individuals or in groups of 4-5 gymnasts to music. The special appeal of rhythmic gymnastics lies in the perfect unity of graceful body movements and the skillful handling of the apparatus. During the exercise, the apparatus is in constant motion and becomes one with the gymnast’s body and movements.
Rhythmic gymnasts don’t do flips! Rhythmic gymnasts perform balances, pivots, flexions, leaps and throws, rhythmic steps and pre-acrobatic elements such as cartwheels and walkovers. They develop great hand-eye coordination from handling the apparatus. Rhythmic gymnastics relies more on flexibility than strength, although strength is necessary to support great flexibility, and ensure safety in training.
Megan Rensburg
Elements Rhythmic Gymnastics Inc.
30 – 50 Glenmore Street, Thorndon, Wellington, NZ

Wonderplay – Drama

Drama classesL Register now for term three of Wonderplay drama classes. 5-8 year olds (Saturdays) and 9-12 year olds (Tuesdays) and we’re currently gathering interest in an extra class for 9-12s on Saturdays. Also ask about our famous Wellington Young Actors class for teens (Tues). Classes held at Churton Park Community Centre. First lesson is free to try. Please contact Debs 021-172-2836,


Drama Classes – Helen O’Grady

Helen O’Grady Drama Academy Drama Classes. For over 40 years. Our international curriculum will help explore performance skills and creativity, overcome shyness, develop positive self  esteem, grow imagination, , make new friends and have lots of fun. Fun after-school classes for 5 – 17 year olds held in Khandallah, Tawa, Whitby, Lower Hutt,.  To enroll or for more information please phone 0800 161 131 or visit

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

DancePoint Academy

Enrolments for Term 2 now open for Ballet, Jazz and Tap lessons after-school and Saturday mornings at St Johns, Uniting Church, & St Peter & Pauls are available to give your child the opportunity to learn the joy of dance.    Beginners welcome of all ages from 3.5 years old.    Adult beginners Ballet classes also available, fitness with the delight of movement for all. 

Contact Sharon

mobile 021-2151222

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 2 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 and Monique Koorey. We are now taking enrolments: or email


KELLY SPORTS – Term 2 Programmes

Term 2 Netball Skills – NORTHLAND MEMORIAL HALL, Woburn Road, Northland – Weds 3.30pm-4.30pm

Years 1-4 – Learn the basic of netball in a fun and engaging environment. Learn the key skills and understanding of the game, ball handling, co-ordination, speed and accuracy.

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

For both sessions we use fun drills and games to develop and challenge young players focusing on the key skill areas for their level of development while also having fun!

Sessions start Weds 12 May 2021, Cost $96 for 8 weeks

Term 2 Football Skills – FRI 3.30pm-4.30pm (New Day)

An 8 week football skills programme in the “Green Room” at Wests Rugby Club Rooms, Ian Galloway Park, Wilton.

This Programme is designed to cover both individual and team skills including, Game rules, Ball control, Dribbling, Passing, Tackling, Defence, Team work, Goalkeeping, practice and warm up drills for players and teams.

Sessions start Friday 14 May 2021, Cost is $96 for 8 weeks.

Both the Netball & Football are ideal programmes to improve skills & confidence good for practice for the up and coming winter seasons or just having fun!

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



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.


SportAnalytik finds the right sport for ALL children. We recommend the five 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 to sign up or to find out more. Hi5!

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


Piano Lessons

Piano Lessons are available from an experienced professional musician and teacher in Tawa: Craig Utting, M.Mus (Composition), LTCL (piano) and QSM for music teaching.
All levels from beginner to advanced.  Contact: 027-630-7435 or
Many thanks!

Craig Utting, 9 Fitzwilliam Terrace – Tawa

Wellington 5028

Ph: 04-232-1231

Mob: 027-630-7435

Singing / Performance Teacher

Experienced singing/performance teacher avail for individual lessons. 35min $35 60min $50. Casual for fun or competitive training, great for confidence/self esteem/personality development. Based in Te Aro in a lovely comfortable space. Weekdays or Weekend slots avail. Jazz/pop/musical theatre. All ages but specialises in youth. Check out vocal and performance lessons with Jacquie Fee on Facebook for further info and videos! Free consultation – whanau welcome to observe :) Open to have a korero about payment options.

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 2021

We are now accepting registrations for 2021 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.

St Benedict’s School Keyboard Lessons – Fridays

Students from Year 3 and upwards 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


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:

Mandarin Lessons

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

Tennis, Squash and Badminton – Term 2 Holidays

Tawa Tennis, Tawa Squash and Wellington North Badminton are running the Racketlon holiday programme these school holidays.

Players rotate around each sport spending 1.5 hours at each club. Qualified coaches will take each session.

Please note holiday programme is for age 6 years and older.

Monday 19 July, Wednesday 21 July, Friday 23 July, 9am – 3pm

Cost per day: $50 or sign up for three days $135


For more information contact Babette at or call 2324774

Northland KIDZ CLUB


  We’ll be ice-skating, going to Mission Inflatable & the Petone Settlers Museum, experiencing a

  “Sensory Gym”, visiting Space Place and going on Treasure & Scavenger Hunts.  We’ll also be

   visiting two of our favourite places, the Botanic Gardens Play Area & the Kelburn School

    down-the-bank adventure playground.   Of course we’re going to Time Cinema again to see another selection of early cartoons & films,

   (stopping at Lyall Bay Beach beforehand to have morning tea).

   $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) ,

   e-mail (

Kelly Sport Holiday and Sporting Programmes (Several)


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.

This programmes are packed with activities to entertain and inspire children. We have some exciting days planned: Trips to: “Laserforce, Te Papa, Avalon Park and we are to the movies to see “Tom & Jerry)  Plus: The Oscars Day, Creepy Crawlies Day, Go for Gold Day, Glitter VS Goo Day and Zappo the Magician is coming to Kelly Club and lots more!!

Kelly Club Holiday Programmes are held at the following venues:  Kelburn Normal School, Churton Park School, Westpark School, Amesbury School, Island Bay School.

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


Perfect for beginner’s and those just wanting to have fun.  Children aged between 5 and 12 can come along and improve technique, knowledge and skills. We will focus on the core skills of control, dribbling, passing, tackling and shooting but MOST importantly having as much FUN as possible!

Week 1 – Tues 13 July, Wed 14 July, Thurs 15 July – 9.30am-12.30pm

Week 2 – Tues 20 July, Weds 21 July, Thurs 22 July – 9.30am-12.30pm


With Bianca Nagaiya who is currently in the “National Netball League for Wellington” and a former “New Zealand Secondary Schools Player”

Come along and grow your child’s confidence at the Kelly Sports Netball Holiday Programme. 

Years 1-4 – Learn the basic fundamentals of netball in a fun and engaging environment. Learn the key skills and understanding of the game, ball handling, co-ordination, speed and accuracy.

Year 5-8 – For those already playing or just starting 7-a-side netball and for those wanting to get a head start and advance their technical and tactical knowledge of the game focusing on the key skill areas for their level of development.

We use fun drills and games to develop and challenge young players focusing on the key skill areas for their level of development while also having fun!

Week 2 ONLY – Tues 20 July, Weds 21 July, Thurs 22 July 9am-12pm.


An 8 week football skills programme held at Wests Rugby Club Rooms on Friday’s  (3.30pm-4.30pm).

Our Head coach has designed this programme to cover both individual and team skills including, Game rules, Ball control, Dribbling, Passing, Tackling, Defence, Team work, Goalkeeping, practice and warm up drills for players and teams.  It is ideal to improve skills and confidence for the Winter Football Season.

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

Artrageous July Holiday Adventure: 12 – 23 July 2021    » Programme    BOOK ARTRAGEOUS JULY 

Aimed at children aged 5-10 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. BOOK NOW!
 Poneke Dojo, Prince of Wales Park, Salisbury Tce, Mt Cook, Wellington  
8.30am–3:00pm $79 and after care 3:00pm-5.30pm $15

Olderageous July Creative Exploration: 12 – 23 July 2021    » Programme    BOOK OLDERAGEOUS JULY

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.

Venue: Art rooms, Block D, Wellington High School, Taranaki St, Mt Cook, Wellington 
8.30am–3:00pm $79 and after care 3:00pm-5.30pm $15



12th – 23rd JULY 2021 from 7.00am-6pm daily. Interactive Activities and NO TV or Video Games, Kai Cubs Cooking, Keep Fit Karapu Fitness, and Life Skills Programme creating healthy Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Teas. One-on-one care and shuttle services available. Daily $81.04/cub per session or $137.77 for two siblings per session; Weekly: $324.16 per cub/week or $551.07 for two siblings/week. MSD Approved & WINZ subsidies are available for eligible families.

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