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Insulmax Wellington

The Insulmax Wellington team have been insulating families’ homes for the past 18 years. We take great joy in listening to feedback and achieving solid results, which has deepened our understanding of creating warm, healthy, and energy-efficient homes.

We are passionate about making homes a warm sanctuary for families.  Being parents ourselves we also understand the important role schools play in families lives and we would like to donate $250 from every install of Insulmax accepted by your school community, to your fundraising committee.

We have the technology and experience to effectively and affordably insulate the walls of older homes. Insulating the walls of your home significantly reduces heat loss.  Your home will be easier and more cost effective to heat, and will retain it's heat for longer.  An added bonus is that your house will be quieter as outside noise is reduced.   We have thousands of warm, happy customers and you can read about their experiences on our google reviews page or on our website

Insulmax utilizes a dry, inert, anti-fungal mineral fibre designed for installation in closed cavity walls without the need for renovation. It effectively handles moisture without the use of building paper and maintains its integrity over time.  We hold Codemark certification which demonstrates compliance with the New Zealand Building Code and is approved by every Council in N.Z.   Each wall insulation install is accompanied by a 50 year written guarantee.

Our desire to see families in warm homes means we are happy to provide a free home assessment.  We also understand that in this current economic climate, having various payment options is also helpful and we are happy to discuss these with you.

Please get in touch….. Directly : Eamonn Kilgariff 021447401

Seeking school community volunteers for Catholic Social Services Women's Friendship Project

Become part of a Women’s Friendship Project

Are you a locally-connected woman who would like to get to know women who have recently settled in Aotearoa? Catholic Social Services (CSS) with partners will bring women together in a community setting. There will be activities to get to know each other with friendships growing over time. The women you will meet come from a range of life stages and live throughout the Greater Wellington region. We will begin with monthly gatherings on a Saturday afternoon in Lower Hutt with the first scheduled for 27 July. Your children are welcome to come too. Interested in becoming a locally-connected CSS volunteer? Would you like more information? Please contact Deirdre at Catholic Social Services: or call 021 2213944.

Goodtime Music Academy School Holiday Programme

AKOTECH CodeCamps July School Holidays

Our holiday camp allows children from the ages of 7-12 to develop 21st century skills in a fun and action packed environment. Learn AI, make games, code robots & go to work for a simulated Tech Gaming Studio to build games and apps for a big client.  Develop confidence & initiative through design, creativity, solving problems, presenting & collaboration. Create your own games, worlds and apps to make our world a better place.

We also have Literati Lab just for girls, which includes AI Art & Animation. 

Queen Margaret College, Thorndon: 8th-11th & 15th-18th July

Programs: 2 & 4 Day Programs

Book Now at

Encore Drama Academy

Encore Drama Academy (previously known as Helen O'Grady Drama Academy)

Encore Drama Academy based in Wellington is all about giving children self confidence to succeed in life. Our  classes help build creative thinking and literacy skills while also teaching children positive social skills including effective team interaction, leadership, confidence and public speaking. Our programme also helps every child to develop performance skills, overcome shyness, develop positive self esteem, grow imagination, and make new friends in a fun filled learning environment. After-school classes for 5 – 17 year olds are held in Khandallah, Tawa, Whitby, and Lower Hutt.  If you wish to enroll or require more information please visit our website .

Porirua Library - Read around the world

Tawa Rec Centre Holiday Programme


Kelly Sports 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 programme is packed with activities to entertain and inspire children.

We have some exciting days planned including: GOOOOOAAALLLL, Power Play Day, King of the Jungle, Go For Gold, Unleash the Power of Red, Sports of the Tooniverse plus trips to Laserforce, The Lanes Ten Pin Bowling & Te Papa, Awesome Bounce, Movies to see Inside Out 2 plus lots more!

To enrol email or call 021 972 728

Football & Netball Holiday Programmes



WEEK 1 & WEEK 2 – TUES, WEDS, THURS, 9.30AM-12.30PM  For children aged 5-12 years  Perfect for "Beginner's" and those just wanting to have fun. Come along and improve technique, knowledge and skills. We will focus on the core skills of control, dribbling, passing, tackling and shooting but MOST importantly having as much FUN as possible!  BOOK ONLINE AT 


Raroa Intermediate School, Johnsonville - Week 1 Only!  Tues 9th, Weds 10th, Thurs 11th July - 9am-12pm.

Years 1-4 - For Beginners, these sessions will work on improving basic netball skills and help start to develop technical and tactical knowledge in accordance with the Future Ferns Programme. Children will work towards the following skills Passing, Shooting, Spatial Awareness and Defensive Skills.

Years 5-8 - These sessions will work on sharpening the basic skills - Passing and Shooting and we will start to develop a better understanding of the 7-aside game and the different positional roles. We will use fun drills and games to develop and challenge young players focusing on the key skill areas for their level of development while also have fun!!  To enrol go to

Winter Holiday Programme @ Adventure School

Winter Holiday Programme @ Adventure School, 8 - 19 July 2024

BOOKINGS OPEN Now! 2 weeks of popular and exciting activities await your child (e.g. Trip to Cyberpunk Ninja, Laserforce, Southward Car Museum, Trampoline Park, Roller Skating Rink, NZ Police Museum, Movies @ Lighthouse Cinema and much more).   

BOOK ONLINE: or for more information e-mail or call 027-454-6975. Our opening times are 7.30am – 5.00 / 5.30pm. Children from all schools are welcome. 

 Holiday Programme @ Adventure School 

 Serving communities since 1997 

Musical Theatre School Holiday program in the July School Holidays

Ngā Manu Matariki Celebration

As the stars of the Matariki cluster rise in the winter sky, they signal a time of remembrance, reflection, and renewal across Aotearoa. Matariki is a special period that connects us to the land, the sky, and each other, through a series of events, traditions, and celebrations that are deeply rooted in Māori culture.  Ngā Manu is celebrating this special time of year with a number of offerings for the whole whānau.  We are introducing a brand-new Star Hunt Nature Trail, combined with a Seed Bomb Workshop which enables tamariki to make their own seed bomb to take home.  We will also have a sausage sizzle and hot drinks on offer, along with guided bush walks at 12:15pm. Not to mention our ever-popular Eel Feeding at 12pm and 2pm. These will be running across the whole weekend (28-30 June).  On Friday we will also have Daizy Design face painting from 12-2pm and your chance to meet a life size Moa, courtesy of Stringbean Puppets.

Cape Egmont Virtual Half Marathon 2024

Want to walk or run in your own time, but also be part of a fantastic event?  Then we would love you to join us.  The Cape Egmont Virtual Half Marathon offers three distance options  - 5 km, 10 km and 21 km.  Which can  be completed any time anywhere from the 1st to the 31st of July 2024.   Simply record your time via Strava, Map my run, Fit Bit or screenshot and upload through our website.  Every finisher receives a medal and all money raised goes to the Taranaki Cancer Society and the Taranaki Men Can Exercise Group.  To help those in our province affected by cancer.


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