Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Community Notices - September 2014

Kids Have FUN at Craft House - School Holiday Craft Classes and Birthday Parties
Our crafty classes schedule for the September/October school holidays is out now. Projects include clocks, cards, crackers, covered coat hangers, scrapbooking, art journalling, creative gardens and many more. Join us for a two hour session, a whole day, a week … it’s up to you!
See all the details at or call in to Craft House at 108 Hutt Rd, Kaiwharawhara. (Just along from Spotlight in the Otis Elevators building.)
For more information or to book, call us on 499 4499 or

Summer Series Indoor Soccer and Netball
Are you interested in getting some friends together to play 5-a-side indoor soccer or 6-a-side indoor netball at Porirua Indoor Sports.  We have leagues starting the second week of Term 4.  For primary, intermediate and college age students.  After school on Wednesdays for netball and Fridays for soccer.  For more info go to or contact Jo Murray on 021 976116 or 
International Football Camps NZ are bringing ACMilan Junior Camps to NZ in 2015. ACMilan are one of the iconic football giants, and this is an incredible opportunity to receive tuition from their Coaches. Please visit our website to register your interest asap, as we have limited numbers and interest has been phenomenal.

SWIMMING LESSONS - Easyswim Swim School Ltd is now taking bookings for term four
and holiday courses in both weeks of the holidays.
To book call: 2347946, email: or

Holiday Funclub: Baking and Craft Holiday Programmes for children aged from 4 - 10 are being offered by Hayley Balmer, a teacher, in Redwood, Tawa on 8 & 9 October. Each 3 hour session is different and children can come for as many sessions as they like. All groups are limited to only 10 children and a reservation is necessary.  E-mail for further details.

"Microbirth premieres on Saturday 27th September 2014 at City Gallery, Wellington @7.30pm.  It is a fundraiser event for a Birth Centre and breastfeeding cafe in the capital city.  The Microbirth event will also feature a panel of local experts giving their views on the documentary which explores why caesarean section is associated with increased rates of asthma, Type 1 diabetes, obesity, Crohn's disease and Coeliac disease in those children and what might reduce these harms in any method of birth.  Tickets can be purchased through

John Kirwan Wellington event for Stand By Me: Helping your teen through tough timesThe father of three teenagers, and an advocate for depression awareness, Sir John Kirwan will be in Wellington for an author event this October.
Learning to navigate feelings of teenage anxiety and depression is the subject of his new book, "Stand By Me: Helping your teen through tough times".
"The goal of this book is to help give people the knowledge and courage to be active and supportive,” says JK. “I’m a dad and I’m looking to share answers from the professionals, and the kids, their mums, dads, and their other supporters who’ve all been there.”
If you've got a question around anxiety or depression that you'd like JK to help you find an answer to, email it today to: with ‘Wellington’ in the subject line.
Honest, enlightening and impossible to ignore, JK's new book is a powerful tool for parents, teachers and other care givers who're helping teens tackle mental health issues. His books will be available for sale on the night courtesy of Whitcoulls and JK will be available for an author signing after the event.  
WHERE: Wellington Girls College auditorium, Pipitea Street, Thorndon.
WHEN: Tuesday 7 October, 2014, 6.15-7.15pm (Doors open at 5.45pm).
TICKETING: $19 and $15 (plus booking fee) through or on the door on the night (cash only).  Light refreshments will be available on arrival and are included in the ticket price.

Olympic Junior Athletics Club - Registrations open from this Saturday 13 September
The Olympic Junior Athletics Club is based at Grenada North Park, Tawa over the summer.  Our club nights for 4 to 14 year olds start Monday 3 November from 5.30pm to 6.45pm.  A range of training options are also available pre season and throughout the season for all age groups including college and uni students.  These are held on other week day afternoons.  Our registration day is Saturday 13 September from 11am to 1pm at the Olympic Harrier clubrooms, Alex Moore Park, Bannister Avenue, Johnsonville.  Or you an register online from 13 September until 17 October.  For more info go to or contact Jo Murray on 021 976116 or

Churton Park Tennis Club are now accepting registrations for its junior (ages 5-17)  tennis coaching programs. Registrations close on September 26th and coaching commences 13 October 2014
For more information and registration forms, please contact Nick on 021 040 7256 or email
Kids Cross Country Series 
The next Kids Cross Country Series event for new entrants to year 8 students is a mini mountain run.  It's being held at Mt Victoria on Sunday 14 September and is organised by Athletics Wellington and local athletics and cross country clubs.  For more information or to enter go to or email or phone 021 976116.  Enter before this Sunday for a personalised race bib on the day.

The Children's Bookshop - Upcoming Literary Events
Popular Australian author Jacqueline Harvey (Clementine Rose/ Alice Miranda) will be at The Children’s Bookshop in Kilbirnie Plaza at 4pm on Wednesday September 3rd to meet her readers and sign her books. All are welcome, free to attend, no requirement to book, children may bring their own books for signing.
Skulduggery Pleasant author Derek Landy will be speaking at Scots College at 5.30pm on October 3rd. $10 adult or child or  $33 for copy of The Dying of the Light (normally $28) + ticket.  All profits to Save the Children.

The Children's Bookshop
Shop 26 Kilbirnie Plaza
Phone: 04 387 3905
October School Holiday Programme for children aged 5-12 years.
2nd week of October school holidays. Monday 6th October - Friday 10th October, start 9.30am finish 11.30am.
$20 per session per child (book as many as you'd like).  Morning tea and all equipment supplied for all children, feel free to look around our store while your child is enjoying themselves.
FREE coffee/ tea for caregiver at Café Thyme with food purchase and a 10% discount voucher for any children’s gardening items (purchased on the day).
What's on when: All our classes include growing plants or micro greens!  Monday = Fairy or dinosaur garden, Tuesday = “Cress the Caterpillar” or “Micro the Dragon” (your own growing pet!), Wednesday = Christmas hanging tub (maybe a gift for your grandparents or parents), Thursday = There's Gnome Place Like Home - fairy or gnome doors with mini micro pot, Friday = Vegetable garden with signs.
Location: Twigland Garden Centre Gallery, 240 Middleton Road, Glenside (take Churton Park exit off motorway, head west and turn left at round-a-bout)
For Bookings: Please print off a booking or call Vicky on 04-477 4090 (9-2pm Mon-Fri) or email to make a booking or for further enquiries.
Join this challenging and fun sport T4 fencing classes (15/10 – 10/12) Wednesdays: 3.30pm-4.30pm at Newlands Community Centre. Fee: $155/per term
For further information and to book a place contact PING YUAN at or 021 059 2558

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