Community Notices

Wilderkids School Holiday Programme

Bookings are open for the July school holiday Wilderkids programme

Wilderkids, run by Sustainability Trust, is a school holiday programme for kids who really want an adventure. Based in Wellington’s Town Belt, Wilderkids gets kids exploring the nature on our city’s fringes. The focus on care, connection and curiosity. 

We’ve got another great Wilderkids programme lined up for July school holidays. You can book here.

From July 9 to 20, we’ll have your children building huts, making candles, planting native seedlings, bush baking on a fire pit and building a camp fire! 

The days are based around the cold season, learning about nature in winter, being active – with a good dose of snuggly warm activities. And we’re bringing back a favourite – building huts (but get in quick, this is popular!)

The programme is: 

  • For kids aged 5 to 12 
  • Focused on connecting with and caring for nature and encouraging curiosity 
  • $56 a day, with a 10% discount for full week bookings 
  • Held at Innermost Gardens in Mt Victoria 
  • Popular, so it pays to book early! 

If you have a Community Services Card, we’ll be running a random ballot for $10 places again. Please register on our website by 25 June. 

Looking forward to exploring nature with your wonderful kids!

Outward Bound

School Holiday Parent & Teen Course

Little Dog Barking Children’s Theatre

Little Dog Barking Children’s Theatre presents “Duck Death and the Tulip” and “Black Dog”  – 10 – 12st July at  Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki Street, Wellington.  Suitable for ages 2 – 99  years old.  For ticketing and further information visit or box office  04 801 7992.

Read the Brochure here

Circa Theatre, Wellington – JULY School Holidays (9-21 July 2018)  Booking links below: 
Black Dog –
Duck Death and the Tulip –

Khandallah School is turning 125

19 & 20 October 2018
Join their community in celebrating the past, present and future of Khandallah School

Life Hacks Workshops

One day workshops for Year 12 & 13 Students. Practical stuff you need to know for adult life!

Sometimes we get lots of academic and other educational input, but we can’t forget to learn about the real life skills needed for the adult world! Our Life Hacks Workshops are fun, practical and will leave you with new skills that you can actually use right away. (Not to mention the new friends you’ll make when attending our workshops!)

Topics you’ll learn about:

  • Budgeting, Finances & Debt
  • Car/Vehicle Maintenance
  • Investing & Mortgages
  • Careers and Job Interviews
  • Tax Codes, Taxes, Student Loans
  • International Travel Hacks
  • Top Tips on Household Basics
  • Uni & Work Hacks

If you’re starting to think about tertiary study, work and life after school, this practical one day workshop will help you prepare for the ‘real world’!

Each one day Life Hacks Workshop runs from 9am – 4pm
Available across the Wellington, Kapiti, Wairarapa
and Manawatu regions

Cost: $80 per student
Bookings are now open for Term 2!

For more information, a list of all workshop dates and to register:
Go to:
Or call 0800 FUTURE (388 873)

Near Misses with School Children on Train Tracks

There have been some near misses recently involving children crossing train tracks before and after school. They all have one thing in common: children aren’t expecting a “second train”. In all of these recent near misses, bells and lights have still been operating, but because the first train has passed, students make the mistake of thinking it’s safe to cross. This can be extremely dangerous as the track crossings in areas with double tracks always have the potential for a second train to pass. 

This link shows footage of one near miss: 

As well as looking and listening before crossing, please make it clear to children that if bells and lights are going, it’s because a second train could be coming and it’s not safe to cross. For more information about safe behaviour around tracks and trains, see

Blended Family Success

Discover how to help children adjust to step family life and create a united, supportive home atmosphere. Overcome common challenges and learn practical strategies that really work from New Zealand’s leading stepfamily presenter. Live happily ever after in your stepfamily! Only ONE Wellington workshop this year. Numbers limited. You must register to secure your place.

When: Saturday 23rd June,
Time: 9am – 4pm

For more information go to:   


021 404 742

Maths Club in Central

All ages welcome.
Venue: The One Collective, 55 Able Smith Street, Wellington

Onslow Table Tennis Club

VENUE Ngaio Town Hall 1 Ottawa Rd, Ngaio, Wellington

Junior Club – Thursdays 6:00pm to 7:45pm (05 April to 13 September)
Senior Club – Thursdays 7:45pm to 10:00pm (05 April to 11 October)

JUNIOR MEMBERS (Primary, Intermediate and Secondary School age)
Annual Membership Subscription   
Individual Child $20.00
Same family Additional Child $15.00 each
Session Fee for Members* (per person per session)    $2.00 

Annual Membership Subscription $30.00
Session Fee for Members* (per person per session)   $3.00

Annual Membership Subscription $30.00
Session Fee Members* (per person per session)   $2.00

Session Fee for Non-Members & Casual Players (per person per session)    $5.00 

*NOTE: Paid-up members from last year can pay the members session fee up to 31 May, after which the casual session fee will apply if this year’s subscription has not been paid. 
If you’re interested in joining us, just fill in the registration form here Not sure about joining? Try a session, just pay the session fee, and then decide. 

If you decide to join after a few casual sessions, your subscription fee will be reduced by difference between the casual session fees you’ve paid versus corresponding member session fee, up to the value of the annual subscription.

Springboard & Platform Diving at Kilbirnie Pool

Wellington Diving Club runs diving classes for kids aged 5 years and up (plus separate Adult training sessions). Try something new – visit our website and come along for a 30min Trial Lesson! After-school sessions available on Tues/Wed/Thursdays and we cater for kids of any level from beginners to competitive.  

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

Scouts in your community

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.

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

Our Location

Scots College
1 Monorgan Road
Strathmore Park
Wellington 6022
New Zealand
Scots College
PO Box 15064
Wellington 6243
New Zealand