Community Notices


Newstalk ZB - Are you the next Star of Christmas?

Important message from Wellington Water/Competition

Did you know our wai can run dry?

This summer, Wellington's got to work together to protect our precious water.

Can you make at least one of the water saving tips below a habit?

Even better, come up with a new water saving tip and WIN!

Get your friends or whānau together and brainstorm your best water saving tips! If your tip is the winner, you’ll get a $50 Prezzy Card.  Just send in your water saving tips by December 15th to with the subject line “Water Saving Tip Competition” and you’re in the draw.

Looking for more water saving tips? Head to for loads more.


Kelly Club Holiday Programme

Kelly Sports Pre-Christmas and January 2024 School Holiday Programme!

Come join Connor and the Kelly Sports team for another action-packed programme!!

It's going to be the best programme yet!!!  We have some fantastic days planned including:

Pre – Christmas Holiday Programme
Super Hero Day, Summer Camp Day, All Out Athletics Day plus a trip day to Avalon Park for a Picnic and Mr Whippy will be there for an ice cream!

January 2024 Holiday Programme
Ball Blast, Ready, Set, Splash!, Kids Choice, Tag Your It!, Sports Mash Up, Basketball Superstars, March To Victory, Kiwiana Summer, H20 Let’s Go!
Plus trips to:
Wellington Zoo, Laser force, Ice Skating, Movies (Movie to be confirmed), Ten Pin Bowling plus lots lots more!!

You can enrol for the Pre Christmas & January 2021 Holiday Programme at:

Arty Farty Christmas Art Sessions

Kapiti Equestrian & Vaulting Centre

Horsey Holiday Program:

We will be running horsey holiday program through the holidays!! Come on down for action packed days filled with games, pony rides, Vaulting, arts n crafts, swimming at the river and other horsey and non-horsy activities. Ages from 5 - 12yrs can book now, just check the dates and times below! 


December 18th - 21st:

January 22nd - 26th & 29th Jan - 2nd Feb:

Pridelands fun Holiday Adventures 


18th DEC 2023 – 2nd FEB 2024 from 7.00am-6pm daily. Interactive Activities and NO TV or Video Games, Kai Cubs Cooking, and Life Skills Programme creating healthy Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Teas. One-on-one care and shuttle services available. Daily $82.04/cub per session or $139.47 for two siblings per session; Weekly: $328.16 per cub/week or $557.87 for two siblings/week. MSD Approved & WINZ subsidies are available for eligible families.
Qualified 1st Aid Trained Activities Coordinators and Youth Mentors
One-on-One Care: Available for cub(s) if extra support is needed at $12/hr
ACTION (Home support 1-on-1) Mentors are also available if needed at $35/her per mentor.

Please contact us: 0800 PRIDE 4 U Or Register online: or Visit our Facebook page:

Coding NZ 

Solway College Equestrian Summer camp in January 


Marrzipan Drama Term 4 Sign Up

We are excited to introduce our new Marrzipan teacher for the Wellington region - Holly Pears!

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: 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.

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.

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



Monday’s 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.

In Term 4 we will be focusing on the following sports:
T-Ball, Athletics, Cricket and Football!

We teach new skills and improve ability by using games, drills and exercises. It’s a great way to try new sports, improve skills and maintain fitness – all while having FUN!

To Enrol go to and in the school box put “Discovery”

Big Air Gymnastics


Whether joining Athletics for fitness or fun, or looking to compete locally or nationally, we cater for everyone from 5 years and up. The 2023-24 season will run from 17th October 2023 to 31st March 2024, with a short break for Christmas. Club nights offer a mixture of competition and coaching to enable children to gain the necessary skills to participate in a variety of running, jumping and throwing.

Join for a full summer season or join from October-December. If you’re unsure about committing, just come along and give a club night a go. Check us out at or on Facebook: Mana Amateur Athletics Club

Junior Squash - Mana Squash Club

Learn to Sail at Plimmerton  Boating Club