Community Notices

Kids on Board

Do you need some ideas of things to do with the kids over the holidays? Perhaps you’re going away and looking for a good playground, walk or cafe that’s family friendly? Have a look at what other families have recommended here.

Can’t find any info on the area you’re looking for? Ask other families for their ideas on the Facebook page.

Lyall Bay Surf Life Saving Club Art Auction

Art for the Sea Gala Auction for the Lyall Bay Surf Life Saving Club (LBSLSC) will be held at the National Portrait Gallery on 30 March doors open 5:30pm. Art work can be viewed here

This brilliant array of artists created pieces of art out of actual materials extracted from the old club house before demolition. Other pieces were inspired by the amazing South Coast we all love. All will go under the hammer to raise funds for the club.

Tickets consist of a $30 donation per person.


Wilderkids School Holiday Programme

We are running new school holiday programme called Wilderkids. It’s based in Wellington Town Belt and will get kids aged 5 to 12 exploring nature in a fun, hands-on way.

For more information please click here


Small group movement classes for children and teenagers of all abilities. Ages 5-17

We develop fundamental movement patterns and skills, which are transferable to any sport or physical activity. Improve jumping, running, climbing, catching, coordination and balance. Challenge yourself, build confidence, make friends and have loads of fun.

All at our purpose-built facility located on Kingsford Smith St in Rongotai. Free parking and close to cafes and shopping.

Term Classes
Team Coaching
Holiday Classes

Unit 3, 56 Kingsford Smith St, Rongotai

(04) 9796460

Wellington High Performance Holiday Cricket Camp

Run by Wellington Firebirds & accredited coaches.

Read more about the Cricket Camp.

To join the camp please complete the permissions slip.

Student Travel Schools

Springboard & Platform Diving at Kilbirnie Pool

Wellington Diving Club has a range of diving classes for kids aged 5 years and up. Why not try something new this year? Visit our website and come along for a free trial! 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.

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

Springboard & Platform Diving at Kilbirnie Pool

notepadWellington Diving Club has a range of diving classes for kids aged 5 years and up. Why not try something new this year? Visit our website and come along for a free trial! We have many after-school sessions on most days and cater for kids of any level from beginners to competitive. We are also running our fun casual sessions on Sundays. 

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

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

Victoria University Online Study

notepadMy name is Tegan Lynch and I am conducting an online study as part of my PhD research at Victoria University of Wellington, under the direct supervision of Professor Vanessa Green with secondary supervision provided by Professor Paul Jose.

In this study, I am asking parents and caregivers about social peer situations involving their children, their experiences of these, and will then ask parents if they experienced anything similar when they were growing up. Most of the questions will be concerned with negative peer experiences.

I would really appreciate it if you could help with spreading the word by passing the website link on to anyone you know that might be interested – you can even share it on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. Another idea is to put the website link into a newsletter or email.

Participants in this study need to be a parent or caregiver (this can include grandparents, aunt/uncles, or anyone else who acts as a main caregiver or guardian) who has at least one school-aged child. Participation in this survey is voluntary and anonymous.

To acknowledge participants’ time spent on the survey, there will be an opportunity to go into a draw to win one of 100 $20 New World vouchers/gift cards.

I have made a website at where potential participants can learn more about the overall research project and from there they are linked to the questionnaire.

Thank you for any help you are able to provide.

Kind regards,

Tegan Lynch
PhD Candidate
Faculty of Education
Victoria University of Wellington

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