Community Notices

Friends of Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart Cathedral School has teamed up with Jenny Hale from The Parenting Place to present Raising Happy, Confident and Resilient Children.

We would love to invite your school community join us for this seminar on Tuesday 1 August at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm), at 40 Hill St, Thorndon.

This is a fundraising event for our small school, with all proceeds going towards a new school playground.

Tickets are $25 and are available online here.

Parenting Helpline

Parent Help is a non profit organisation supporting parents to build resilient and positive families/whãnau. We offer a free national Helpline for parents and caregivers providing advice, support and practical strategies on any parenting concern.

We aim to make all parents across New Zealand aware of our Helpline and the support they can get.

Employment opportunities for 2017 Election

Rongotai electorate

2017 Election roles for 16years + in Rongotai Electorate

Roles are available both before, on and after election day. The on the day work is a long day (approx 8am – 9 or 10 pm) but an opportunity to get involved with something very important and interesting.

The Rongotai electorate are looking to recruit approximately 250 people. Anyone over the age of 16 can be employed. If you are interested please read further below on the roles available.

Pre-Election day roles:

Taking of advanced votes in fixed places around the electorate plus some teams will visit rest homes and the hospital. This is work on a casual basis commencing on 11 September and running until 22 September. The work can be for a variety of hours on different days and also at different sites depending on the availability of the staff employed.

Some admin support staff at Headquarters to help with preparation and collation of supplies, data entry etc.

On Election day roles:

People to issue votes as well as some experienced people to manage those staff in the polling places. Staff are required to also complete a training course of 2.5hours for votes issuing and longer for management roles. Attendance at Training is paid on a flat rate of $65 for staff and $155 for managers. Election day rates are $265 for staff and $360 for managers.

Advanced vote counters: From 12pm until 7pm (on election day) staff are required at Headquarters to count the votes that were taken prior to election day. This work is paid at $19 per hour.

Phone and data entry staff: from approximately 6pm until all votes for this electorate are in (between 10pm and midnight). People to take calls from voting places calling in their results and also to enter that information into the electoral system. $19 per hour.

Supplies staff: 7pm – 11pm – midnight: people to receive back all voting place supplies at HQ once each booth has completed their count. $19 per hour.

Post-election day:

A variety of roles (approximately 2-3 weeks – again on a casual employment basis of as and when required) covering the official count, dual voting issues, data entry, sorting and redirecting special votes to their respective electorates, managing returned supplies etc. $19 per hour.

If you would like to find out more contact Clare O’Brien, Rongotai Electorate HR Manager at

Brainwave – August 2017 Programme

Growing Great Brains during Adolescence

We sometimes think of the adolescent years as a time of challenging behaviours. An understanding of the changes taking place in the adolescent brain may help you to view these years as a positive step on their journey to adulthood.

To find out more about Brainwave please click here.

Public Meeting – Proposed Bus Hubs

Miramar Uniting Church (cnr Hobart Street & Devonshire Road)

7.30pm on Monday 10th July

Proposed bus ‘hubs’ which would mean people from the Peninsula would not access a direct route to and from Newtown (where WINZ, a Saturday morning Market at Newtown School, the Pacific Island Church and most importantly, the hospital, are located).

Robin Boldarin
P: 027 209 7044 / 388 2647

Alice in Wonderland

Ni Hao Children’s Community TV

Announcing SAY IT AGAIN: Ni Hao Children’s Community TV! View it online at:

Learn Mandarin Chinese as a Foreign Conversational Language, online, anytime!
This is a FREE learning resource, including stories, cartoons, songs for kids of all ages.
And if you’re keen to learn more Mandarin in a fun & interactive class, enrol or register for trial classes at our website

Ni Hao Children’s Community charitable trust provides Foreign Language “Learning by Doing” immersion classes for Years 1 to 8, Toddler/Preschool  Parent and Child immersion classes, and free Stories & Rhymes mat times at various Wellington locations.

Become a MINI CHEF

X Venture Family Challenge NZ


GREAT NEWS! The SMASH Club will provide a holiday programme for the extra week break: 24th to the 28th of July 2017.

We require a minimum number of children attending (15) to make it viable and fun!

Beyond the Page

Wellington City, Hutt City and Upper Hutt City Libraries have been organising an exciting children’s and youth literary festival called Beyond the Page. This festival opens on the 8th of July and will take place over the two weeks of the July school holidays (8-23 July 2017), in over 24 venues in the Wellington region. Beyond the Page will lead children and young people on a journey through different aspects of storytelling, creating experiences for them to immerse themselves in and express their creativity.

Read more

Circus School Holiday Fun!

Two weeks of circus-themed activities for all school age children 5-15yrs

Skills learnt will include balancing, juggling, hula hoop and aerials (tissue and trapeze) 

Single and multi-day bookings available. No experience needed!

9am-3pm   10th–13th and 17th–20th July at Wellington’s Circus Hub

Bookings can be made via, email or phone 04 380 0051

The Circus Hub, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown.

Love & Information at Whitireia

The Whitireia Stage and Screen Arts programme presents Love and Information a play which is truly of our time. Twenty actors play over 100 characters who grapple with communicating in this complex age of information overload. Churchill explores the impact that Facebook, Twitter and the other myriad communication networks have on our lives.

Shows run from Tuesday 27 June to Saturday 1 July, 7.30pm at the Whitireia Theatre, 25 Vivian Street, Wellington City.
Tickets are $20 waged, $14 unwaged. Book at

Uptown Bounce Trampoline park

Springboard & Platform Diving for 16yrs+ – Kilbirnie Pool

Wellington Diving Club is introducing a new session specifically for anyone aged 16yrs+ (of any level from beginners to competitive) on Fridays from 5pm-6.30pm.

Why not try something new this year?  Visit our website and come along for a free trial lesson!  

For more information, please visit our website or call/text Barbara on 027 485 8888.

Student Travel Schools

Hoop Club – ASB Sports Centre

Looking to learn how to play basketball!? Or looking to get some extra skills?
Back to Basic Basketball Sessions kick off again for 2017.
To read more and register please click the Hoop Club Registration Form

Art for Kids – Rata Studios @ Scots College

Check out the Art For Kids holiday programmes which are held here in the Prep School Art room. Stephanie Woodman is fantastic and her programmes fill up fast.

Art For Kids – Rata Studios

Capital Swim Club, Wellington

Calling all swimmers who wish to give competitive swimming a go. 

Aged from 5 and above, we develop swimmers into the best athlete they can be. We offer both land and aquatic training sessions so you learn to race as fast as you can at local, regional, national and international Swim Meets.

Practice sessions are offered Monday – Saturday for all ages, all year round with specialised coaches to ensure you improve your personal best times season to season.

Invitation to trial a session that is both age and skill appropriate for free.

Take your mark and Go. Grab this opportunity to join the Capital Swim Club. Be part of the largest competitive Swim Club in the greater Wellington region.

Aerobic and anaerobic work outs using best technique and practices to improve your strength, fitness and endurance.

Long term athlete development model. We know every age brings its own challenges so we’ve designed a programme where you can train at any age and remain injury free because swimming is a sport for life, not a game.

For further information about the Capital Swim Club or to book a trial, please contact Sharon Pippos on 021 142 8976 or via email,

Percussion with Andreas Lepper

notepadSt Christopher’s Church, cnr Ventor and Forres Sts, Seatoun
Every Thursday, $10 per session


4.30 – 5.20 Children , 6 years plus
5.30 – 6.20 Older children (8 plus) and parent(s)
6.30 – 7.30 Adults only ….. share a wine if you wish

Contact Andreas on for more information

Junior Squash Coaching

notepadAll ages and abilities welcome. Coaching by NZ representative, Scott Galloway and top Wellington junior Tohe Wanoa. Thursdays 4-5pm (2 The Parade, Island Bay). Come along and give squash a try for a couple of no obligation sessions.

Queries to Warren Hall (

Young people needing homes

notepadAre you interested in becoming a loving Foster Parent for Idea Services? Being a foster parent is about sharing your life with someone with an intellectual disability. It’s about supporting young people to achieve their goals, have fun, try new things and experience life, as well as helping them to meet their disability and day to day support needs.

Foster parents can be on a full-time basis (having a young person live with you), or on a part-time basis providing other full time foster parents with respite, for example two nights a week, or one weekend a month.

For more information on this exciting opportunity please contact
Melissa Yaxley
IDEA Family Service Coordinator
(04)463 2438 or 027 589 3214

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