Friday, October 31, 2014

Churton Park Community Centre - What's On to November 9, 2014

Hi Everyone
Happy Halloween today! You might get the chance to meet some of your neighbours this evening as they trick or treat, so have fun with your families! Don’t forget the Car Boot Sale this Sunday 2 November in the Churton Park New World car park from 1pm to 4pm. For what’s coming up next week, please click here.

REGULAR CLASS SPOTLIGHT – Zumba Gold
Join Joy and the gang for a fun hour of Zumba Gold every Friday afternoon from 1-2pm. Just $5 to take part in a fun dance-based workout, especially designed to be low impact but energetic!

ON NEXT WEEK – For further information and bookings on all classes, contact me at the Centre: 830 4802 or Beckie.duffy@wcc.govt.nz, unless otherwise stated.
·         ** 360 Degree Fitness Change of Time ** - Tuesday’s 10am Men’s Group Fitness class is moving to 11am. Get in for a pre-lunchtime workout. Contact David (david@360degreefitness.co.nz) to register 
·         ** Preschool Music Classes ** – Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. – 10:45am, starting Tuesday 4 November. Music, song, and dance for pre-schoolers. Let your little one explore melody, rhythm, and movement in interactive, fun sessions! For children under 5, including infants. First class free if signed up before 31 October. Limited spaces! $40 for five classes. For more information and to sign up contact Felicity Baker, a local Suzuki-trained cello and piano teacher at: fab-music@baker.org.nz or 027 272 2580. See attached.
·         ** Free Arthritis Seminars ** - designed to help you live positively with arthritis. We hosted these sessions a few months ago and people were buzzing about how useful they were! Wednesday 5th November from 10am.
·         ** Funclay Christmas Decoration Class ** - Drop the kids off and get some Christmas shopping done while they learn how to make cute Christmas decorations out of Funclay. Great on the tree or for gifts. Funclay will also be available to purchase. Friday 7th November from 3.30 - 5pm, $15 per child.

COMING SOON – MARK YOUR CALENDARS
·         ** Christmas Craft Classes ** - Rachael has a number of classes coming up to teach you techniques for creating beautiful Christmas cards and boxes. See the attached flyers and book through the Centre:
o   Christmas Card Making - Tuesday 11th November 9.30 – 11.30am and Friday 12thDecember 7 – 9pm . Learn the skills to make four exquisite Christmas cards then take home your work! Just $20 for four cards. Places are strictly limited.
o   One Sheet Wonder Class – Tuesday 2nd December 9.30 – 11.30. Learn to make five gorgeous items using the One Sheet Technique. $25. Limited places.
o   Kids Christmas Craft Class – Tuesday 11th December 3.30 – 5pm. Great Christmas crafts for kids aged 5+. Adults can register for this class also. $20.
·         ** Churton Park Craft Market Kids Market ** - This is exciting! This year's Churton Park Craft Market will include a market by and for kids! Kids, start saving your pocket money and join us on Friday 14th November from 5 – 8pm for fun, food, entertainment and shopping!
·         ** Pashminas Unlimited Sale ** - For the first time at CPCC, fine quality Kashmiri pashminas in silk, wool and cotton. These would make gorgeous Christmas gifts (or something special for yourself) on sale at CPCC on Friday 21st November between 12 – 2pm. See attached for more information on product and prices.
·         ** Churton Park Photography Club End of Year Exhibition ** - Tuesday 25th November, from 7pm at Simmer Café. This will be an opportunity to see and appreciate the talent and the achievements of this group in the past year. Examples of the students' work will be framed and available for sale. For those of you curious about joining the Club, this could also be a great opportunity to get along and meet some of the members.

COMMUNITY NOTICES
·         Mark your calendar for this year’s Sky Show on Saturday 8th November. Click here for more details.
·         ATM at New World Churton Park: an ASB ATM is due to be installed at New World next week. This will be accessible 24/7 either from inside during opening hours and from outside the store opposite the trolley bay.
·         Are you new to Wellington? Join in the celebrations at the Newcomers Network First Birthday Party on Tuesday 4th November and meet up with other newcomers! See attached for details.
·         Mark your calendar for this year’s community carol service: Churton Park Carols at Amesbury, Friday 12th December at Amesbury School from 7-8.15pm.
·         Got pets? Christmas is coming along fast. Don't forget to book your pets in for feeding. Special rates for Senior Citizens and Students. Please ask. See attached or www.2ndwife.co.nz.
·         ** Churton Park Community Christmas Party ** - mark your calendars, this year’s Christmas Party will be on Saturday 29th November. More details to follow.

FROM NEWLANDS COMMUNITY CENTRE
Early years Workshop at Newlands CC: Moving Smart are running two workshops on Thursday 20 November (10 – 11.30 am and 7 – 8.30 pm), looking at practical fun ideas for enhancing infant and child development and learning through movement. See posters for details, enrol atgetmoving@movingsmart.co.nz or see their website www.movingsmart.co.nz.

FROM TAWA COMMUNITY CENTRE
Dance for Parkinson’s: We had an excellent turn out for this new class being held at the centre, so please make sure you come along to the following sessions: Tuesday 11 November/Wednesday 19 November/Tuesday 25 November/Wednesday 3 December, 12-1pm Support people and partners encouraged. Koha appreciated to cover costs.  Please contact physio.rachel.horwell@gmail.com or 0220772654. 

To keep up to date with what’s on at CPCC throughout the week, you can follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ChurtonParkCommunityCentre). It’s publically available, so you can view it even if you don’t belong to Facebook.

Have a great weekend!
Beckie Duffy
Community Centre Advocate | | Wellington City Council
P 04 803 8741 | M 021 247 8741 | F
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Rebecca.Duffy@wcc.govt.nz | W Wellington.govt.nz






Friday, October 24, 2014

Churton Park Community Centre - What's On to 02 November, 2014

Hi Everyone!

The SPCA will be in this Saturday with cute and fluffy cats available for adoption. Pop down between 12-3pm! For what’s coming up next week, please click here.

REGULAR CLASS SPOTLIGHT
The Thursday Evening Walking Group is a dedicated group of walkers making the most of the varied terrain around our suburb, and good company, to get some exercise in every week. Walks depart from CPCC at 7pm sharp every Thursday evening. If you’d like more information, get in touch with me at the Centre.

ON NEXT WEEK
·         ** Labour Day: Centre Closed: ** - The following classes are not running: 360 Degree Fitness, Pilates with Churton Park Physio, Yoga with Diane, Bodevolve Pilates and the Buggy Group.
·         ** Card and Box Making Class ** - this is a lovely, crafty class just for grown-ups! Learn to make cards, envelopes and boxes. Tuesday 28th October from 10-12pm and only $20 for 4 stunning crafts to keep. Numbers are limited for this class, so make sure you get in touch to book your spot: beckie.duffy@wcc.govt.nz / 830 4802. See the attached flyer or in-Centre for examples of what you will make.
·         ** Early Explorers Playgroup Cancelled on Wednesday 29th October**

COMING SOON – MARK YOUR CALENDARS
·         ** 360 Degree Fitness Change of Time ** - Tuesday’s 10am Men’s Group Fitness class is moving to 11am, from 4th November. Get in for a pre-lunchtime workout. Contact David (david@360degreefitness.co.zn) to register. 
·         ** Preschool Music Classes ** – Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. – 10:45am, starting Tuesday 4 November. Music, song, and dance for pre-schoolers. Let your little one explore melody, rhythm, and movement in interactive, fun sessions! For children under 5, including infants. First class free if signed up before 31 October. Limited spaces! $40 for five classes. For more information and to sign up contact Felicity Baker, a local Suzuki-trained cello and piano teacher at: fab-music@baker.org.nz or 027 272 2580. See attached.
·         ** Free Arthritis Seminars ** - designed to help you live positively with arthritis. We hosted these sessions a few months ago and people were buzzing about how useful they were! Wednesday 5th November from 10am. See the schedule attached for different times for different types of arthritis. Tell your friends with arthritis! Book with me at the Centre - 830 4802 / beckie.duffy@wcc.govt.nz
·         ** Funclay Christmas Decoration Class ** - Drop the kids off and get some Christmas shopping done while they learn how to make cute Christmas decorations out of Funclay. Great on the tree or for gifts. Funclay will also be available to purchase. Thursday November 6th (2 spaces left) or Friday 7th November from 3.30 - 5pm, $15 per child. Please book through the Centre – beckie.duffy@wcc.govt.nz or 830 4802.
·         ** Christmas Card Making Class ** - Tuesday 11th November 10-12pm. Learn the skills to make four exquisite Christmas cards then take home your work! Just $20 for four cards. Places are strictly limited, so register with me: 830 4802 or Beckie.duffy@wcc.govt.nz.
·         ** Churton Park Craft Market Kids Market ** - This is exciting! This year's Churton Park Craft Market will include a market by and for kids! Kids, start saving your pocket money and join us on Friday 14th November from 5 – 8pm for fun, food, entertainment and shopping!
·         ** Pashminas Unlimited Sale ** - For the first time at CPCC, fine quality Kashmiri pashminas in silk, wool and cotton. These would make gorgeous Christmas gifts (or something special for yourself) on sale at CPCC on Friday 21st November between 12 – 2pm. See attached for more information on product and prices.
·         ** Churton Park Photography Club End of Year Exhibition ** - Tuesday 25th November, from 7pm at Simmer Café. This will be an opportunity to see and appreciate the talent and the achievements of this group in the past year. Examples of the students' work will be framed and available for sale. For those of you curious about joining the Club, this could also be a great opportunity to get along and meet some of the members.

FROM THE CHURTON PARK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
·         ** Car Boot Sale ** - It’s back! Sunday 2 November in the Churton Park New World car park from 1pm to 4pm. Anyone wanting to be a seller can contact Richard 478 5188 for details.
·         ** Churton Park Community Christmas Party ** - mark your calendars, this year’s Christmas Party will be on Saturday 29th November. More details to follow.

COMMUNITY NOTICES
·         ** Talent Search for Tourism shoot ** - NZ Productions helps organise photo shoots for clients around Wellington. We have a job coming up in late November we are wanting people for. This is a paid job for the people selected. The work will be quite straight forward.  Ages required Between 20 - 45yrs. Talent fee: $300 half day - $450 full day (less tax). Shooting:  Late November 2014 - day to be confirmed. Submission form:http://www.nzproduction.co.nz/castingjob-1.php·
** Want to read faster? **- Come and double your present reading speed with the Genius Mind Reading programme. Learn to use your natural learning capabilities much more effectively. Johnsonville Library. Friday 31st October @ 6.30pm. This is a free event for adults.
·         ** Cardio Tennis is coming! ** - see attached for more information on this new initiative from Churton Park Tennis Club.

FROM NEWLANDS COMMUNITY CENTRE
Calling all crafty-types – do you knit, weave, carve, paint, sew, or otherwise create things? Would you like to have a go at selling your creations? Newlands Community Centre is having aChristmas Craft Fair on Friday 5 December, 4- 7pm. We want any local people who have crafts or Christmas goodies/edible gifts to come along and have a stall – and it will all be FREE!!!!!! More details will follow, but we need to know NOW if you think you would like to take part, whether you knit  socks, make Christmas cards, weave kete, or bake Christmas cookies.  We are hoping that the community will get behind this event – we know there is lots of talent. Please contact Pippa on 477 3724 if you are interested.

FROM TAWA COMMUNITY CENTRE
Triple One is holding a one day workplace first aid course next Tuesday 28 October at Tawa Community Centre.  From 8.30am-5pm.  For more info or to book, contact Steffan on 021 967448 or 0800 4TRIPLE1 or go to their website www.triplecare.co.nz.

To keep up to date with what’s on at CPCC throughout the week, you can follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ChurtonParkCommunityCentre). It’s publically available, so you can view it even if you don’t belong to Facebook.

Enjoy your long weekend!

Beckie Duffy
Community Centre Advocate | | Wellington City Council
P 04 803 8741 | M 021 247 8741 | F
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Rebecca.Duffy@wcc.govt.nz | W Wellington.govt.nz






Thursday, October 23, 2014

Welcome to our new student: Varsha

Varsha Ranganathan joined Koru Hub this morning.  Welcome to Amesbury School!

Varsha

Friday, October 17, 2014

Churton Park Community Centre - What's On to October 26th, 2014

Hi Everyone

Thanks to everyone who turned up to our first Social English session this week. It was very successful, with a lovely group of people. Please join us next Friday at 10am if you would like to know more about this group. For what’s coming up next week, please click here.

ON NEXT WEEK
·         ** Churton Park Photography Club ** - October’s meeting is showcasing members photographs of SPRING..... from lovely spring flowers to wild weather and even a blood moon. Tuesday 21st October 7.30 – 9.30pm. New members are always welcome. Contact the Centre for more information. (See below for more information on the Club’s End of Year Exhibition)

·         ** Churton Park Physiotherapy Pilates: Cancelled Classes ** - Please be advised that, due to staff annual leave, Pilates with Churton Park Physiotherapy will be cancelled from Wednesday 22nd October - Monday 3rd November. Classes resume once more on Wednesday 5th November. Classes will continue to run at Khandallah Town Hall on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9.30 - 10.30am and Monday, Thursday 6-7pm. Apologies for any inconvenience.

·         ** Churton Park Craft Market Raffle ** - The organisers of the Churton Park Craft Market have put together an amazing raffle, with proceeds going towards the Autism Intervention Trust. Every stallholder attending the Craft Market has donated a gorgeous item. Raffle tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5 and are available from me here at the Centre, so come in and grab a couple of tickets! The raffle will be drawn at the Churton Park Craft Market on Friday November 14th!

·         ** Free CPR Classes with Wellington Free Ambulance ** - limited spaces are still available in the 11.30am session and plenty of space in the 7pm session. Brush up your skills with a fun, easy and interactive session. Register with me at the Centre – 830 4802 or reply to this email.

·         ** SPCA Adopt-a-thon ** - October’s Adopt-a-thon will be running on Saturday 25th October from 12 – 3pm.

COMING SOON – MARK YOUR CALENDARS
·         ** Card and Box Making Class ** - this is a lovely, crafty class just for grown-ups! Learn to make cards. envelopes and boxes. Tuesday 28th October from 10-12pm and only $20 for 4 stunning crafts to keep. Numbers are limited for this class, so make sure you get in touch to book your spot: beckie.duffy@wcc.govt.nz / 830 4802. See the attached flyer or in-Centre for examples of what you will make.

·         ** Preschool Music Classes ** – Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. – 10:45am, starting Tuesday 4 November. Music, song, and dance for pre-schoolers. Let your little one explore melody, rhythm, and movement in interactive, fun sessions! These classes will give children an introduction to music making and appreciation – an excellent foundation for starting an instrument. Song and movement are excellent ways to develop children’s brains for wider learning. First class free if signed up before 31 October. Limited spaces! $40 for five classes. For more information and to sign up contact Felicity Baker, a local Suzuki-trained cello and piano teacher at: fab-music@baker.org.nz or 027 272 2580.

·         ** Free Arthritis Seminars ** - designed to help you live positively with arthritis. We hosted these sessions a few months ago and people were buzzing about how useful they were! Wednesday 5th November from 10am. See the schedule attached for different times for different types of arthritis. Tell your friends with arthritis! Book with me at the Centre - 830 4802 / beckie.duffy@wcc.govt.nz

·         ** Funclay Christmas Decoration Class ** - Drop the kids off and get some Christmas shopping done while they learn how to make cute Christmas decorations out of Funclay. Great on the tree or for gifts. Funclay will also be available to purchase. Thursday November 6th (2 spaces left) or Friday 7th November from 3.30 - 5pm, $15 per child. Please book through the Centre – beckie.duffy@wcc.govt.nz or 830 4802.

·         ** Pashminas Unlimited Sale ** - For the first time at CPCC, fine quality Kashmiri pashminas in silk, wool and cotton. These would make gorgeous Christmas gifts (or something special for yourself) on sale at CPCC on Friday 21st November between 12 – 2pm. See attached for more information on product and prices.

·         ** Churton Park Photography Club End of Year Exhibition ** - Tuesday 25th November, from 7pm at Simmer Café. This will be an opportunity to see and appreciate the talent and the achievements of this group in the past year. Examples of the students' work will be framed and available for sale. For those of you curious about joining the Club, this could also be a great opportunity to get along and meet some of the members.

COMMUNITY NOTICES
·         ** Diwali Festival of Lights Mela Day ** - Join in the fun and festivities of the 2014 Diwali celebrations this Sunday 1.30 – 10pm at TSB Arean and Shed 6. Gold coin entry. See http://wellington.govt.nz/events/annual-events/diwali for full details.

·         ** Community Training Workshops ** - WCC run some very useful workshops on running events in your community. There are two more coming up in November. I have attended both these courses and found them worthwhile, and an excellent networking opportunity. Workshops are held at Meeting Room Level 1, ASB Sports Centre 72 Kemp St Kilbirnie.  $40 voluntary organisations, $60 government or business organisations. Please contact me for an enrolment form:
o   Get Set Go -  Find out everything you need to know about running a community recreation programme or event - 14 November   9am – 3pm
o   Spread the Word – How to effectively promote your community event or programme - 21 November: 9am - 3pm

·         **Community Funding ** - Need funding for your community project, event or other venture and not sure where to start? If you have a Wellington City Library Card, why not check out "Fundview" through the Wellington City Library Databases. Tell Fundview what you need funding for and the database will spit back a list of potential funders and their contact details. Easy! http://www.wcl.govt.nz/wc-bin/fundview
·         ** Churton Park Kindergarten Quiz Night ** - Churton Park Kindy’s annual Quiz Night Fundraiser at 1841 on Sunday the 2nd of November.  It will be a super fun night and there are some great prizes up for grabs.  All proceeds go directly to supporting Churton Park Kindergarten. See attached.
·         ** Free Xero Training ** is running free training for Charities and Non-Profits on how to use their financial management software. See the attachment for more information. 
FROM NEWLANDS COMMUNITY CENTRE
For Community Service Card holders – if you are in need of some good clothes, we are holding a ‘Helping Hand Day’ at the Centre on Wednesday 22 October, from 9am – 2pm. We have a good range of quality second hand women’s clothing and also toys that will be available for people to take away. Changing room provided, to make sure you get what fits! Please make sure you bring your CSC with you and proof of address.

FROM TAWA COMMUNITY CENTRE
Dance for Parkinson’s – There will be a 60 minute pilot class on Tuesday 28 October at 12noon at Tawa Community Centre.  Come along and give it a go. Support people and partners encouragedJ Koha appreciated to cover costs.  Please contactphysio.rachel.horwell@gmail.com or 022 077 2654.

To keep up to date with what’s on at CPCC throughout the week, you can follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ChurtonParkCommunityCentre). It’s publically available, so you can view it even if you don’t belong to Facebook.

Have a great weekend!

Beckie Duffy
Community Centre Advocate | | Wellington City Council
P 04 803 8741 | M 021 247 8741 | F
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Rebecca.Duffy@wcc.govt.nz | W Wellington.govt.nz |




Thursday, October 16, 2014

A dash of India

Students were treated to some traditional Indian dance today. It is much like ballet with specific stances and positions. We learned that the hand gestures in the dance are a way of communicating a message, much like sign language.

We were also given some information about the origin of Diwali and how it is celebrated. The Diwali Festival of Lights will be held at the TSB Bank Arena on Sunday 19 October from 1pm.

Thank you to the Asia Awareness Foundation for organising these dancers to come in. We really enjoyed both their performance and their teaching.






Amesbury School Athletics Day, 2014

Once again Wellington turned on its weather for our athletics day at Newtown Park. The sun shone all day and nothing but a light breeze drifted through the stadium. It even brought a few of the Phoenix players to watch and cheer for our students.

It was such a pleasure to watch all the students competing. There were some close tussles and some outstanding performances. I saw students showing persistence, determination and having a go. I also saw students enjoying themselves and having fun while competing. Their attitude and effort was commendable. 

There are a number of people who made the day run smoothly. Firstly, thank you to the teachers for your hard work. It was a long, hot day in the sun, but you kept your enthusiasm right to the end. You helped make the day enjoyable for both students and parents.

Thank you to the parents who helped at events or helped to take groups of students from one place to another. We were very impressed with how willing and flexible you were. 

Another thank you needs to go out to Vaughan Oates (Athletics Wellington) and Don Dalgliesh (Wellington Scottish) who stayed at the track for the whole day to give us a hand. These two men have been involved with athletics for a long time and we really appreciated the expertise they offered. 

Finally, thank you to the parents who came down to the track to support their children. It was great to see you cheering on and congratulating all Amesbury School children.

We will be putting the Northern Zone team together this weekend and will let children know who is in the team on Monday. Parents will be e-mailed with all the information at some point next week. We'll be offering some extra practice sessions for students who have made it into the Northern Zone team. The timetable will be organised this weekend and will be made available for students on Monday.

The results have been put together and included in this post, as well as a slide show of photos from throughout the day.

Results
Photos

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Pajama Day at Amesbury

A great array of pajamas could be seen at Amesbury School on the last day of term 3. It made me want to be a kid again!

Students gave a gold coin donation to wear their pajamas or odd shoes. The funds raised went to some charitable organisations the children had chosen to support as part of their term 3 "Living Joyfully" Inquiry.






Amesbury Awesomeness Awards

A BIG congratulations to Lopa and Lucy for receiving the Amesbury Awesomeness Awards for term 3. They were congratulated for their awards in the usual Amesbury way - a haka. See below the commendations written by the teachers of their hubs.

Lopa
We have been very impressed with your attitude toward learning this term. You have been showing all of the high five values.

Excellence - You always do your best work. This has been particularly noticeable in writing where you go back to your work and try to improve it. We have noticed you becoming an insider into your learning.
Authenticity - You are developing confidence and enjoy sharing your ideas with the whole hub. You showed leadership in your See a need, Fill a need project by ensuring your project was being completed.
Sustainability - You are great at tidying up the hub and can often be seen making sure the Chromebooks are stacked neatly on top of each other and are all plugged in.
Connecting and Including - Your See a need, Fill a need project showed that you value friendship. The aim of your project was to ensure all children had a friend to play with.
Creating and Inquiring - You enjoy creating pieces of artwork or putting together a song or a dance.

You have had an amazing term in the hub and we look forward to seeing you continue to grow as an insider in your learning.

Lucy, you are a happy, cheerful girl who is friendly to everyone.  You regularly display  connecting and including as you listen carefully to others and respond kindly and thoughtfully when appropriate.  You care about your peers and you are always kind and inclusive.


You are an independent, self motivated learner who constantly puts 100% into whatever you do.  You can settle to tasks quickly and prioritise your most important tasks, which has enabled you to consistently meet deadlines.  It is wonderful to watch you always doing your best and striving for excellence.

We are particularly impressed with how hard you work and how well you persevere until success is reached. You are never put off by obstacles in your learning, you just keep trying and trying until you reach your goal. What a motivated, hard working learner you are!

We are all so proud of your efforts and achievements. We hope you are proud of yourself, too.

Congratulations Lucy, you deserve this Amesbury Awesomeness award!





Tuesday, October 14, 2014

End of Term 3 Learning Celebration

Term 3 ended with a great celebration of the learning that had taken place during term 3. Students told us about the Inquiry Projects they have been involved in. One group of year 1 students talked about how they had come up with the idea of  creating a Friendship Seat to help children who were finding it hard to make friends. They would just have to sit on the colourfully painted seat and other children would come and be friends with them. A great way to help others live joyfully!

Thanks so much to all the parents who turned up for the celebration. I wonder whether the lovely weather contributed to such a great turn out.










Supermarket bags for science!


It would be greatly appreciated if your child could please bring two supermarket bags to school on Thursday 16 October for our science experiments (2 per child).  

Thank you!  

Fiona White

Welcome to our new students in Term 4, 2014

Haere mai!  We welcome four new students in Koru Hub this week:

(left to right) Benjamin Bryan, George Robiony-Rogers, Tomas Joe &  Lucas Dray

We hope you all settle into Amesbury School very quickly.

       Ben           George         Tom          Lucas

Friday, October 10, 2014

Churton Park Community Centre - What's On to 19th October 2014

Hi Everyone

We’ve had many smiling faces through the Centre for fun activities over the school holidays, but we’re back to normal schedules now, so for what’s coming up next week, please click here. There are still space in the Safe Driving Classes for Seniors, coming up next week and the week after. See below for further details.

Fill the KCA Warehouse Food Drive - Kiwi Community Assistance have recently opened a new warehouse, and in a wonderful initiative sparked by lovely local woman, Michelle Harrison, we will be collecting food throughout October to help KCA fill their new warehouse. Check out the list on the poster attached for the kinds of items we are looking for and add one item to your next shopping trip. Michelle estimates that if every household in Churton Park alone contributes one item, that will be over 2,000 items of much needed food re-distributed to those most in need. You can drop your items to Churton Park Community Centre between 10 - 2pm weekdays. Please share with your friends, get your kids involved and help 'Fill the Warehouse'! Thanks Churton Park!

ON NEXT WEEK
·         ** Yoga with Diane **  - Monday lunchtimes 12:00 to 1:00pm. Starting 13th October, for 8 weeks until 8th December, NO Class on Labour Day. Book your space with Diane 0274 210 775 (ph/txt) or dianeclarkmanley@vodafone.co.nz.
·         ** Creative Expressions Term Four ** - Monday 13th October – 24th November 1.30pm – 3.30pm. We will be making quilted Christmas table runners, plus learning how to crochet. We will also continue knitting little garments for “Little Sprouts”. The cost is a gold coin to cover the room hire. We have a selection of tools and fabrics to start but the ladies of our group will need to provide their own Christmas fabrics as we haven’t many. Register your interest with Daphne: j.daysh@paradise.net.nz

·         ** Wonderplay Drama ** - Classes run every Tuesday from 3.30 - 4.30 (5-8 year olds) and 4.45 - 5.45 (9-12 year olds). To enrol, email Debs atwonderplaydrama@gmail.com.
·         ** Quest for Wellness October Seminar ** – Overcoming fatigue and trouble sleeping. Tuesday 14th October, 7.30pm. $5 to cover room hire. Text 027 442 7866 or phone 473 7907 to confirm your attendance.
·         ** Safe Driving Classes for Seniors ** - How well do you know the road rules? Join us at CPCC for a workshop that aims to maintain and improve safe driving practices for senior road users. Sessions are two hours long and will run on Wednesday 15th October (10-12pm) or Tuesday 22nd October (10-12pm). Space is limited and bookings are essential through Age Concern phone: 499 6646. Workshop costs $10 including booklet and hand outs.
·         ** Acoustic Guitar Lessons with Phil Hope ** - Wednesday afternoons 3.30 – 5.30pm. Small classes for adults and children aged 8+. See attached or contact Phil for more information on term four classes: philhope@clear.net.nz.
·         ** Social English Sessions ** - starting Friday October 17th at 10am. Improve your social English skills. Join us every Friday at Churton Park Community Centre to practice conversational English in a friendly and relaxed environment. $2 koha, complimentary tea and coffee. See attached.
·         ** Fairy Dance Term Four Classes ** - Term Four for Fairy Dance runs Saturday 18th October – 13th December. There will be 2 class groups next term to accommodate individual capabilities more specifically, and fully enhance development and potential at a stronger level.
o   10.05am  3 ½ to 5 year olds = Pre-Primary (First level Royal Academy of Dance Ballet)
o   10.30am  2 to 3 ½ year olds = Bubby Ballerinas
Fees are $99 per term, or $15 per casual class. Enrolment either via website enquiry form on www.fairydance.co.nz, call 027 8900164 or emailinfo@fairydance.co.nz.

COMING SOON
·         ** Free Arthritis Seminars ** - designed to help you live positively with arthritis. We hosted these sessions a few months ago and people were buzzing about how useful they were! Wednesday 5th November from 10am. See the schedule attached for different times for different types of arthritis. Tell your friends with arthritis! Book with me at the Centre - 830 4802 / beckie.duffy@wcc.govt.nz
·         ** Christmas Card Making Classes with Rachael **  - Back by popular demand, Rachael van Rij has planned daytime card and gift box classes for the coming weeks.  Tuesday, 28th October 10-12pm $20 for 4 projects and Tuesday, 11th November 10-12pm $20 for 4 Christmas cards.  A third class will follow at the end of November that will be gift box and tag themed. Keep an eye out for photos and details coming soon.  Registrations essential please to Beckie or Rachael at rachael@stuvr.com
 .       ** Funclay Christmas Class ** - After another successful School Holidays at CPCC, Anna will  be running a couple of Funclay Christmas Decoration classes! Drop the kids off and get some Christmas shopping done while they learn how to make cute Christmas decorations out of Funclay. Great on the tree or for gifts. Funclay will also be available to purchase. Thursday November 6th (1 space left) or Friday 7th November from 3.30 - 5pm, $15 per child. Please book through the Centre - cpcc@wcc.govt.nz or 830 4802.
·         ** Free CPR Classes ** - Wellington Free Ambulance will be running two free CPR sessions to get you up to speed with assisting someone in cardiac arrest, including the use of a defibrillator. This is especially timely as our Community Centre Defibrillator was used just a few months ago. Sessions are on Wednesday 22ndOctober from 11.30 – 1pm or 7.00 – 8.30pm. Register with me – 830 4802 orbeckie.duffy@wcc.govt.nz.
·         ** Churton Park Craft Market ** - make a note of Friday 14th November from 5 – 8pm for the famous Churton Park Christmas Craft Market. Follow them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/churtonparkcraftmarket?fref=ts) for all the information on stallholders and other exciting happenings on the night. It’ll be fun for the whole family!

COMMUNITY NOTICES
·         ** Metlink Bus Routes and Services in Churton Park: Have Your Say ** –  see the attached flyer for information on upcoming  workshops to design transport options for the community. See attachment for more information.
·         ** Churton Park Community Association: Upcoming Events ** - diary 2ndNovember for the next car boot sale and 29th November for the Christmas Party. All enquiries to secretary@churtonpark.org.nz.
·         ** Petanque Court now available ** - WCC have recently refurbished the petanque court at the Westchester Drive entrance to Lakewood Reserve and it is now available for use. So if you have a set of boules in the garage gathering dust, why not get them out and have a game with your friends? We do have some real champions living in our area, and we would be delighted to have them show us the game. Would you like to have a Championship contest? If so, get in touch with The Community Association:secretary@churtonpark.org.nz.
·         ** Northern Women Business Network Meeting ** - Friday 17 October, 9.00 -11.00am. Kiwi Room, North City Shopping Centre, Porirua. Monthly meeting for all women who are in business or self-employed. Includes talk by international speaker ‘Developing Intelligent Behaviours of Successful People’. $10 on the door. Details www.chrysalisforwomen.com
·         ** Part Time Position Available ** - Playsense Playgroup is looking for an Early Learning Practitioner to help facilitate a playgroup in Churton Park till the end of the year. It is a part-time position. Suitable for someone with a Early Years Background or interesting in a career in working with children and families. Contact Poornima for more information: poornima@playsense.co.nz 
FROM NEWLANDS COMMUNITY CENTRE
·         Free workshops – what you need to know when you are supporting someone with a dementia.  Alzheimer’s Wellington are running a series of FREE workshops for family carers of people with a dementia at Newlands Community Centre on Thursdays  12.30pm – 3.30pm for five weeks, beginning next week 16th October. All enquiries and to book a place, please contact Alzheimer’s Wellington on 972 2595.
FROM TAWA COMMUNITY CENTRE
·         The Tawa Arts & Craft Society are holding their annual expo at the Tawa Community Centre.  Saturday 18 October from 9am-3pm.  Free entry, so come along to view all things handmade!     
To keep up to date with what’s on at CPCC throughout the week, you can follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ChurtonParkCommunityCentre). It’s publically available, so you can view it even if you don’t belong to Facebook.

Have a great weekend!
Beckie Duffy
Community Centre Advocate | | Wellington City Council
P 04 803 8741 | M 021 247 8741 | F
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