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

12 September 2018 - 12 October 2018

Nature School NZ Bush Sprouts holiday programme

11 September 2018 - 11 October 2018

Kāpiti Island for Kids school holiday programme for ages 9-12 from 3rd - 5th October 2018

Kāpiti Island for Kids school holiday programme for ages 9-12 from 3rd - 5th October 2018.
3 days/2 nights - Includes: nighttime kiwi spotting, nature adventures, fishing, swimming, games, wildlife
discovery, cabin accommodation (quad share), delicious food, ferry and DOC permits. $395pp. Limited
to 14 spaces. Email: 

10 September 2018 - 10 November 2018

1 of 32 Wilderkids school holiday programme: October 1-12

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 is on care, connection and curiosity. 

We've got another great Wilderkids programme lined up for the October school holidays. You can book at

5 September 2018 - 5 November 2018

Whitby Scout Group

Whitby Scout Group

Scouting offers fun and friendship, challenges and everyday adventure to over 15,000 girls and boys across New Zealand. We have a positive impact on young people, our 5,000 adult volunteers and the communities in which we live. Scouts develop wide-ranging technical, practical, life and social skills with over 200 different activities from abseiling and caving to drama, tramping, camping and kayaking. Scouting helps 6-26 year olds grow in confidence, achieve their full potential and become active members of their communities.

At present we have room at Whitby Scout Group Group.

Keas – ages 5-8

Cubs – ages 8-11

Scouts – ages 11-14

You first 4 sessions are free as a taster, so what are you waiting for register your interest today!

For more information please call 0800scout or email

5 September 2018 - 5 November 2018

School Holiday, After School and Saturday Computer Classes

School Holiday, After School and Saturday Computer Classes:

Classes for ages 5 – 15 in Minecraft, Learn to Code in Scratch, Python or Java, Create 3D Games, Web Design, Video Editing, Build a PC and if young, the Discovery Computer Class.  For further information call 499 2211 or visit

5 September 2018 - 5 November 2018

Artrageous Kids Programme

Artrageous Kids Programme: Mon 1 – Fri 12 October  BOOK ARTRAGEOUS OCTOBER

Venue: Poneke Dojo, Prince of Wales Park, Salisbury Tce, Mt Cook, Wellington  
8.30am–3:00pm $69 and after care 3:00pm-5.15pm $15

Aimed at children aged 5-12 years. Our classes provide a space for all children to explore at their own pace; chaotic or careful, gingerly or with gusto, tiptoeing or tromping. Our aim is to draw out their creativity, not stuff things in! Bookings essential.

5 September 2018 - 5 November 2018

Pirate's Cove


The October school holidays are fast approaching! And Pirates Cove Adventure Golf is an ideal destination to keep the kid's entertained. 

Our Holiday Programme package at Pirate's Cove includes 18 holes of Adventure Golf and a reserved area with a playground for the kids to have Lunch in. Maximum time allocated for each booking is 2 hours. 

The special school holiday programme cost is $10 per student, and for every 10 Kids, an adult goes for free!  

5 September 2018 - 5 November 2018

October Holiday Programme @ Adventure School, 1 – 12 October 2018

Are you looking for a Quality Holiday Programme?

October Holiday Programme @ Adventure School, 1 – 12 October 2018 


The Holiday Programme is open over the school holidays from 8.00 am – 5.00pm / 5.30pm. Our quality programme offers exciting field trips by chartered bus e.g. Visit to Laserforce, Wellington Zoo, Roller Skating, Lighthouse Cinema, Hutt Repertory Theatre, Ice Skating and more), fun games, art & craft and sport activities for primary aged children. Our experienced team members are looking forward to meeting your child. All staff trained and police vetted. For enquiries or more information please visit the website and choose your relevant Holiday Programme.  The Programme flyer is attached there. We are approved by MSD and you may be eligible to receive a WINZ subsidy. Everyone is welcome J   

5 September 2018 - 5 November 2018



KELLY CLUB OCTOBER HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES-Kelly Club offers full time Holiday Programmes during the October school holidays atWests Rugby Clubrooms, Ian Galloway Park, Wilton, from 1stOct – 12thOct 2018.

Kelly Club Holiday Programmes focus on giving children aged between 5 and 13 the opportunity to do things they enjoy in a safe, supportive and encouraging environment. The programmes are packed with activities to entertain and inspire children.

KELLY SPORTS HOLIDAY PROGRAMME!– Wellington Indoor Sports Centre, Newtown – 1stOct – 12thOct 2018

Let the kids come and try some of their favourite sports; Rippa Rugby, Football, Basketball, Netball, Tennis, Cricket plus 2 trip days and much more!!

Learn new skills, gain self-confidence and make new friends! 

Have fun at Junglerama or Jumparama – Jump, Play, Enjoy! or try Ten Pin Bowling!

To book

For full details and to enrol into our programmes call 04 972 7201


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FOOTBALL MORNING HOLIDAY PROGRAMME(Yrs 1–6) Wests Rugby Clubrooms, Wilton (all weather indoor surface). 

Improve technique by working on the core skills of control, dribbling, passing, tackling & shooting.

Great practice for the up and coming Summer Series Competition!

Week 1-Tues, Wed & Thurs 9.30am-12.30pm,

Week 2– Tues,Weds, Thurs 9.30am-12.30pm


Come and join the Wellington Pulse memberMila Reuelu Buchananfor a fun filled Holiday Programme of netball!

Children aged 5-12 can work on the ball handling, game sense, co-ordination, speed and accuracy with our experienced coaches. Using fun drills and games to develop and challenge young players while also having fun! 

Grow your child’s confidence we focus on the key skills areas for their level of development. 

Week 2– Mon, Tues, Weds 1.30pm-4.30pm


Kelly Sports Summer Series Football & Netball

Get your friends together and enter a team in our popular 5-a-side Football or Netball Summer Series Leagues. Played on Friday afternoons at Ian Galloway Park, Wilton (Football) and Samuel Marsden and Vic Uni in Karori (Netball) beginning 26 October 2018. A great way to maintain and improve your skills over the summer months.

For full details and to enrol call 04 972 7201. 

5 September 2018 - 5 November 2018

Farm club and Pony Camp

School holidays are coming up! Book now for Farm club and Pony Camp.

Farm club 7-12 year olds, Monday-Friday 9am-3pm $45/day both weeks. 5-6 year olds Tuesdays and Fridays 9am-12pm $25
Games, vaulting, trampoline, circus skills, pony rides, horse care,...😀


Pony Camp 8th-12th October 2018
Advanced beginner. Need to have had some previous riding experience.

Pony Camp 1st - 5th October 2018
Beginners camp. No experience needed.

Learn the correct and safe way from the basics toward having the skills and knowledge to own your own pony
Games, treks, jumping, horse care

3 September 2018 - 3 November 2018

Paremata-Plimmerton Softball Club Registration 2018/2019

Paremata-Plimmerton Softball Club Registration 2018/2019

29 August 2018 - 29 September 2018

Palmerston North Brick Show

28 August 2018 - 28 October 2018

Weta Workshops

In the upcoming school holidays, Weta Workshop is opening its doors to a new cohort of creative kids!

From drama to sculpting and even chainmaille making, our workshops for ages 6 – 12 years old will excite and delight! Don’t miss out. Book online

3 August 2018 - 3 December 2018

Archdiocesan Boys’ Choir

Do you know a boy who loves music or loves to sing? We are looking for new voices to join the Archdiocesan Boys’ Choir.There is no requirement for previous experience of singing in choirs or prior musical training. We look for boys who are happy and friendly, can sing in tune and enjoy music. If that sounds like your son, or someone you know, then encourage them to audition.

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. The life of chorister provides the ability to develop spiritual, as well as musical, intellectual and personal gifts. 

If you’d like to arrange a time for an audition please contact Michael Fletcher, Director of Music, Metropolitan Cathedral or email or phone 04 496 1780.

25 July 2018 - 25 October 2018

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ needs your help.

Breast Cancer Foundation NZ needs your help.

On Friday 12th and Saturday 13th October the Pink Ribbon Street Appeal volunteers take to the streets to raise awareness and funds to fight breast cancer.  This year the appeal falls in the school holiday but this is a great way to get students involved in volunteering in their own time or have parents teach their children about the value of helping their community.  

10,000 volunteers are needed this year. Our vision is ‘Zero deaths from breast cancer’.The challenge is still enormous and we are grateful for your help to enable our work pushing for new frontiers in early detection, treatment and support.

Volunteers can sign themselves up for individual shifts at  Please just bear in mind that anyone under the age of 16 must volunteer with an adult. We are more than happy to provide a certificate to those students that have volunteered in the appeal.

To find out more please call us on0508 105 105, reply to this email, or email us

25 July 2018 - 25 October 2018

Kids' Yoga

25 July 2018 - 25 November 2018

Chilton Saint James School is celebrating its Centenary on 26-28 October this year

Chilton Saint James School is celebrating its Centenary on 26-28 October this year .  

Join us for three days of celebrations to honour the unique legacy of Chilton Saint James School. 

It will be a chance to share memories, re-establish connections, showcase the present and celebrate our future. 

Registrations are now open on the Chilton Saint James School website, or contact us at"

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 September 2018



We have spaces for children over 2 years old and a short wait list for under 2’s. To enquire please call 234 1690 or email Pop in and visit any time between 9-2.

We are a local early childhood centre located in central Whitby overlooking the lake (in between the Whitby Library and Plunket Nurse). We have a maximum licence for 25 children including 5 spaces each day for our children under 2. We offer 2 sessions each day 8.30-12.30 and 8.30-2.30 with a sleep room onsite.  Check out our Facebook page Paremata Plunket Creche. 
21 May 2018 - 21 May 2019

Get Fixed Bicycle Cafe

8 March 2018 - 8 March 2019

Brand new personal training studio on Mana Esplanade


BodyLean is a brand new personal training studio has opened along the Mana Esplanade down by Dive HQ

Get fitter, healthier, leaner and have greater energy.

I offer 2 main services:

Semi-Private Personal Training: 45-60min individually tailored training according to goals and specific nutrition strategies to maximise results.

Small Group Classes: 30min classes on Mon/Wed/Fri and Saturday
(contact Andrew for specific times and availability)

There are early morning classes, after school drop off and lunchtime available.

I always encourage anyone who is interested to come along for a complimentary trial.

Please feel free to contact Andrew on the following:

Phone: 04 2139690 or 022 677 9398

21 February 2018 - 21 November 2018


6 February 2018 - 6 November 2018

Bishop Viard College 50th Jubilee, Labour Weekend 2018

Bishop Viard College 50th Jubilee, Labour Weekend 2018

A weekend of celebration is planned for October 19-21 and all past pupils, staff and friends of the College interested in receiving information about this event  are invited to email Phil at or Tel 2379902 

or  fill in this form forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfVqxm5JPZE1y J2qkzDeCVv1AGr4qou0e5tNLnaWOxo fscDxg/viewform 

You can also  like our  Bishop Viard College 50th Jubilee Facebook page  for all Jubilee year news /BVCJubilee/


6 February 2018 - 6 October 2018

Kerry School of Irish Dancing

6 February 2018 - 6 December 2018

Free Fundamentals Yoga Class for parents


Free Fundamentals Yoga Class for parents, after their morning drop-off.

The class is on Tuesday 13th of February, at 9:15am - 10:15am. The venue is Paremata Boat Club.

15 December 2017 - 15 December 2018

Piano lessons (individual) at St. Theresa's

Piano lessons at school 2018
Would you like your child to learn piano/keyboard at school? I bring in a
full sized keyboard and teach on Monday mornings. The lessons are more
suited to children 7 and older. I teach individual half hour lessons. The
cost is $30 per lesson. To enquire further, email Linda on


8 December 2017 - 8 December 2018

Speech and Drama Teacher - Plimmerton

Roz Baxter local Speech and Drama teacher in Plimmerton taking enrolments
for 2018. Drama classes for children and Speech and Drama and Public
Speaking lessons for children and adults. Contact Roz 0276939573 and