Community Notices

July Holiday Programmes

Kelly Club Holiday Programme


Kapa-Mana Music Festival - 4-5 June

Mana Arts Society Exhibition 10-11 June

Host Families Wanted Aotea College 

Aotea College is looking for host families for a short stay group of male students visiting from Japan, July 22nd-July 30th. 

We also have a second co-ed group from Wednesday 11th October and Sunday 22nd October.  

Why host?

Hosting a student is an enriching experience for both yourselves and the student. You’ll experience a true cultural exchange, sharing knowledge of your culture whilst learning about the many different cultures represented by our students. Often host families build lasting relationships with their students

What is expected from host families?

What we provide

Aotea College has a well-resourced International Department, with a Homestay Co-ordinator who is able to provide you with advice and support.

 Homestay families are paid a weekly fee of $300.  

For more information about hosting a student please check out: or email


Marrzipan Drama Term 2 Sign Up

Our revolutionary drama-based self-confidence classes are at your school!
Come see why all our Marrzipaners are full of excitement to be doing Marrzipan Drama.

*Spaces are strictly limited. If your little human wants to give Marrzipan a go before signing up for the entire term, try a non-obligatory trial lesson!*


WHERE? Discovery School

WHEN? 12.45pm Thursday

How to sign up: Contact Joshuwawa on 022 436 5608 OR email

Mana Music Centre

Mana Music Centre operates after school Weds and Thurs at Discovery School, Whitby and on Saturday mornings at Maraeroa School, Cannons Creek. We offer low-cost music lessons designed to give primary age students (up to Year 8) an affordable opportunity to try out music - $20 per term. We have lesson spots available for Wed & Thurs guitar, and Sat keyboard. Please contact Larcy at (Maraeroa enrolments) or Nina at (Discovery enrolments). You can also check out for more details.

The Academy Dance & Stage School Special Offcer

As our children go to Discovery school we would like to offer your 8-10 year old the chance to attend our Junior Hip Hop class, for the rest of the term, for only $10.

We realise times are tough and would love to give some kids the opportunity to have dance lessons when they previously may not have been able to do this. 

Miss Emily and Miss Jo.

The Academy Dance & Stage School

Coding NZ

Spotlight Performing Arts

Marsipan Pottery Studio Classes

My name is Marie Enslin and I run Marsipan Pottery Studio in Whitby. I am a Early Learning teacher and local artist. Each class is an hour and a half long. Your child is given clay and glaze, and  encouraged to be creative and innovative.

Pottery builds esteem and self expression in your child. Important skills are learnt through problem solving and each class builds spatial awareness. Pottery has a calming effect but also teaches discipline and the ability to follow instruction 

The classes are:



Cost of $250 per term 

Please contact me on mobile: 021 024 39672  for any enquiries.

Pippins, Brownies & Guides

Pippins is the beginning of an exciting adventure in Guiding. We help girls aged 5 - 6 years to make new friends, tackle challenges, enjoy activities, earn badges and learn to appreciate and respect the environment and the community.

Brownies is about learning, developing self-confidence, making new friends and, of course, having lots of fun outside school! Our programme for girls aged 7 -  9 ½ years includes outdoor adventures, conservation activities, cooking, crafts, games and community action projects – all challenging the girls to achieve and grow.

Guides take part in community projects, outdoor adventures, cultural awareness activities, and camping. Girls who are 9 to 12 ½ years develop leadership skills at Guides as they become more independent in making decisions. Activities are more demanding and the girls take the lead in defining their own programme.

Fees at all levels are $90 per term. To arrange a free visit contact the unit directly, or email Katrina at, or enquire via the Girl Guiding NZ website.


Sessions work like this:

Arty Farty Kids LTD

022 174 8558

Arty Farty Kids Ltd Parties

Does your child have a birthday coming up? We can create an Arty Farty Party piece of artwork with them!


Wonderhouse Artspace

Whitby Dance!

Come and join our dance community here in Whitby at WHITBY DANCE! 

With classes starting from as young as 2 years, we offer classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical and our very own Preschool Programme.

For more info check out our website:

Or you can find us on Facebook:

Contact us to enrol today.

Kerry School of Irish Dancing

Would your child love to learn Irish Dancing?

Book your free trial class at the Kerry School of Irish Dancing today!

Saturdays, Adventure School

10.45 - 11.30am - 5 & 6 Years

Sundays, Plimmerton School

10.45 - 11.30am - 5 & 6 Years

Monday & Thursdays, Ngati Toa Domain

4.30 - 5.15pm - 6+ Years

Contact Kristina at



Starts Monday 1 May 2023 for 8 weeks from 3.05pm-4.05pm for 8 weeks!

The Kelly Sports sessions are a great way to improve your child’s motor skills and coordination within a FUN environment. We aim to develop and enhance balls skills, catching, kicking, and throwing, while improving strength, flexibility, hand/eye coordination and spatial awareness. We teach new skills and improve ability by using games, drills and exercises.  It’s a great way to try new sports and maintain fitness – all while having fun!!

In Term 2 we will be focusing on the following sports:
Basketball, Netball, Football and Rippa Rugby

To Enrol go to and put "Discovery" in the school box!


Want to learn how to run, jump or throw? The skills you learn in athletics are the perfect foundation for almost any sport.

Every student can give athletics a go. Our local athletics club is welcoming new members now and we encourage students to get involved and get active. Contact details for all athletics clubs nationwide are available here and become a member.

Junior Squash - Mana Squash Club

FUN Sticks 8 week Hockey Programme

FUN Sticks is an 8-week hockey programme designed for children aged 5-6 years (school Years 1 & 2)  

2023 FUN Sticks will focus on individuals’ movement and motor skill development, helping build a young person's physical literacy and preparing them for sport. Hockey skills will be taught through fun, games-based activities.  

FUN Sticks offers 

-  An introduction to hockey with an emphasis on having fun
-  An opportunity to develop fundamental skills - running, dodging, striking
- A positive and quality coaching environment
- Full involvement for all participants
- Regular changes of activities to maintain enthusiasm and interest                          
- A safe environment for all activities
- Equipment required to play hockey (Hockey Stick & Ball) is provided
- We encourage parents to join in with kids if they want 


Festival Day:  

On the last week of the programme, there will be a festival day held at the National Hockey Stadium on the morning of Saturday 1st  July. FUN Stick participants will be able to play games with players from different locations. 

Please Note: There are no postponement days scheduled (excluding the festival day)
Where: FUN Sticks is run at the following locations across Wellington, - National Hockey Stadium (NHS), Wellington = 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Saturday starting 6th May 
- Hutt (Fraser Park) - 10:00 am – 11:00 am Saturday starting 6th May - Porirua (Elsdon Park) –

3:45pm – 4:45 pm – Tuesday 9th May  - Kelburn (Kelburn Normal School) – 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Tuesday 9th

The cost for the 8-week programme is $50. 

Register using the following link for the Player registration system PlayHQ