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A message from Wellington Water – to make sure we have enough water to last all summer long, a region wide residential ban on sprinkler and irrigation systems is now in place. You can still water carefully by hand using a hose or a watering can. For more information about this ban visit wellingtonwater.co.nz
If we all do our part to look after our water now, we can enjoy it all summer long.
Art for Kids @ Rata Studios Holiday Programme
Artrageous Holiday Programme
Ni Hao Children’s Community
Our Ni Hao Children’s Community is running a 4-day week long holiday programme where the children have the chance to let their hair down, use their imagination to work with a Ni Hao Children’s Community teacher and other children and produce their own play using the Mandarin Chinese language (as well as some English and any other languages they may be fluent in). There is no limit to the children’s creativity – the play could be a Star Wars – Emoji – Minions mashup comedy! The play will be performed on Day 4 / Thursday afternoon after pick up, so please be prepared to have the time to stay to watch your child as that will be important to them. There will also be much needed “downtime” during the days, where the children can check out some of the bilingual books / have some teacher-led story time, play some Mandarin-based school yard type games outside, or even bring a board/card game from home to share – and learn how to play it using Mandarin Chinese ; )
Dates, times & costs
There are three weeks to choose from:
- Monday 15 to Thursday 18 January
- Tuesday 23 to Friday 26 January
- Monday 29 January to Thursday 1 February
Children need to sign up for the entire 4-day week and the programme officially runs from 9am to 3pm. Drop off is available from 8:45am and pick up until 3:15pm. The cost per child per day is $30, totaling $120 for the 4-day week. This needs to be paid in advance. Depending on what the children plan, there may be an extra materials charge of up to $20 per child for the week – but we’ll try to reuse / make use of things from children’s homes as much as possible.
Location & items to bring
The programme will be held at Lifepoint Church, 61 Hopper Street, Mt Cook.
Children need to bring along their sunhat, sunscreen, water bottle, morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea snack each day. Children may also like to bring a card/board game to share, and while in “production” mode, may like to bring materials or dress ups etc from home.
Please contact us on email@example.com to register your interest. A minimum of 6 attendees is required before we can proceed. Once minimums are met, we will send out the booking form and invoice.
Sustainability Trust – School Holiday Programmes
Pre-Xmas Kids’ Workshops: Dec 18, 19, 20, 8.45am to 12noon
Sustainability-themed workshops for kids aged 5 to 12 while you get Xmas errands done. Build a garden out of wooden pallets, upcycle found materials for Xmas decorations and cards, and take a walking tour of green Wellington. $28 per session, bookings essential: sustaintrust.org.nz/our-events
Wilderkids: Jan 15 to 26, 8.30am to 3.30pm
A school holiday programme which gets kids exploring nature in Wellington Town Belt. Build a hut, make weed pesto, forage for food and bugs – and plenty more fun! $56 per day, bookings essential. $10 places available for Community Services Card holders, please see sustaintrust.org.nz/our-events for more.
Miramar North School
Elder Family Matters
Since 2000, Elder Family Matters has established a reputation for providing exceptional care and support to older people who wish to live at home.
As summer edges closer, you may be planning a holiday away. We can provide short term support and respite options for your parents/older family members, and give you peace of mind while you’re out of town.
Call us to experience the EFM difference or find out more here.
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.
Percussion with Andreas Lepper
St 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information