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Current notices are listed below. Old notices from the last month (if any) are listed below them.

16 May 2019 - 16 May 2020

Good Time Music Academy

7 May 2019 - 7 August 2019


7 May 2019 - 7 August 2019

Host Families Needed Urgently

At the beginning of July we will be welcoming 20 exchange students from France, Canada, Finland and Germany. Our new arrivals will live with a host family and attend school for a semester or year. As we plan for their arrival, we are keen to hear from suitable families who might be interested to host a student. 

Host families come in all shapes and sizes, backgrounds and ages. To this end, we would be grateful if you would place a notice in your newsletter or mention it on your website. You can download one of our newsletter notices as an image either from here or here.

If your students, families or language teachers have any questions about hosting an exchange student or would like to view profiles of students arriving from other countries, they can respond to this email, call our office on 0800 440 079 or reply to this email. Our staff members will be happy to discuss which student might be best suited to their family. No obligation. 

6 May 2019 - 6 December 2019

Springboard & Platform Diving at Kilbirnie Pool

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/Thurs/Fridays and we cater for kids of any level from beginners to competitive.  Casual “drop-in” sessions also on (most) Sundays.

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

30 April 2019 - 30 July 2019

Arty Farty Kids

25 February 2019 - 25 December 2019

Speech and Drama lessons

Speech and Drama lessons: All ages, group and individual lessons in
drama, public speaking and general speech quality. Trinity College
London exam tutoring and competition entry available on request.
Email for more information.

22 February 2019 - 22 November 2019

Children's Choir

Dear Parent/Guardian,

My name is Michael Stewart and I direct the music at Wellington Cathedral of St Paul, opposite Parliament on Molesworth Street.

I am writing to you to let you know about the opportunity for children to gain a free music education and singing tuition at the Cathedral, an acknowledged centre of musical excellence.

We offer two choirs at the Cathedral: the first, the Children's Choir, is for children aged 5-8. In the Children's Choir members are taught basic musicianship and singing technique in a weekly rehearsal, and join with the Cathedral Choristers for a monthly Thursday evening service.

The Cathedral Choristers are a robed choir of 8-15 year old children, whose skills are developed in singing technique, music theory, public speaking and teamwork through two weekly rehearsals. They lead the weekly Thursday evening Evensong service, with choristers reciting the readings as well as leading all the sung components. The training that the Choristers receive has equipped many graduates to proceed on to national choirs, such as the New Zealand Secondary Schools Choir, and many of the world's leading singers can attribute their start in their profession to having been trained as chorister.

Please see the this video which illustrates a week in the life of a Cathedral Chorister presented by Archie Taylor, one of our graduates who has proceeded on to the NZSSC.

We currently have vacancies in both of these choirs. If you are interested in finding out more, please do not hesitate to contact me on 021 477 257 or at

12 February 2019 - 12 June 2019

Does your son love music or love to sing?

Does your son love music or love to sing? If he does, then the Boys’ Choir based at the Metropolitan Cathedral is a fantastic opportunity for him to extend his musical knowledge and grow within a supportive fun environment. The choir is made up of boys from around the Wellington region aged from 7-12 and no previous experience of singing in choir or musical training is necessary. 

Unlike other choirs in Wellington there are no weekly costs to parents for the choir and vocal and theory tutoring they receive.Over their time in the choir, boys will learn sound vocal technique, music theory, life-skills, teamwork, as well as grow in confidence and discipline. Teachers and parents see the boys’ language skills, reading comprehension skills, maths skills and confidence improve greatly by being a part of the choir.

So, if that sounds like your son, or someone you know, then encourage them to audition and contact Michael Fletcher, Director of Music, Metropolitan Cathedral or email or phone 04 496 1780.

4 February 2019 - 4 June 2019

Arts a Go Go!

 Arts a Go Go! Performing Arts School for Kids Tawa has limited places available on Saturdays in our popular drama, dance and singing combo classes for students aged 6 – teenagers. For more details, please see , contact or ph 0211441641

23 January 2019 - 23 January 2020

Hayley Johnson Academy of Dancing

Hayley Johnson Academy of Dancing      205 Main Road Tawa


25 October 2018 - 25 October 2019

Parent Helpline

2 July 2018 - 2 July 2019

Before/after school/holiday care for primary school children

Before/after school/holiday care for primary school children

I offer child care in a safe, fun and family environment.  Medically trained and a mum of two boys we spend our after school time at the beach, playing outside, baking and making!

Availability for two children.  Holiday care and term time before/after school care.

Helen Beswick-Cousins

021 338130

7 June 2018 - 7 June 2019

Gardening Services

 $80 per day

Contact Eugene on 02041506704 


21 May 2018 - 21 May 2019

Get Fixed Bicycle Cafe

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