Community Notices

July Holiday Programmes

Kelly Club Holiday Programme

Kelly Sports July 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


Discovery School All Stars Netball Aims Games Fundraiser - 28 July

Porirua has talent

Musical Theatre

Otaki Kids Workshop and Pop-up Market

Aotea College host families needed

I would really appreciate it if you could please add this into your next newsletter:

Aotea College is looking for host families for a short stay group from Japan visiting from July 20th to July 29th. Male Students from Takanawa High in Tokyo.

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 $320.

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

New Zealand Traveller Declaration (NZTD)

Are you going overseas for the school holidays?


When you return, you can now complete a digital New Zealand Traveller Declaration (NZTD) before you fly back into New Zealand – replacing the need to fill out a paper declaration card on the plane. 


Everyone coming into New Zealand needs to complete an NZTD. You’ll answer questions about your trip and what’s in your bags. You can complete it at a time that suits you, on the NZTD website or by downloading the NZTD app, and submit it 24 hours before your trip back to New Zealand.

Otaki Players Society proudly presents The Wedding Singer

Start Care Asthma Study

Do you know someone 5-11 years old, with asthma, who may be open to participating in a world-leading study? 

The Medical Research Institute of New Zealand (MRINZ) are currently running a groundbreaking asthma trial for tamariki. The START CARE Asthma Study compares two different inhalers to find out which one is better at preventing asthma attacks in children.  This potentially world-changing research, by Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading independent medical research institute, aims to help kids everywhere, particularly tamariki here in Aotearoa, which has some of the worst asthma rates in the world.

Watch the little video below to find out more, or head straight to the START CARE STUDY summary to get all the details.

Ministry of Education Free Home Internet

The Ministry of Education has an initiative to provide free home internet to any household with a school-age child that doesn’t have a home internet connection.  

The Ministry will pay for installation and the monthly costs through to 30 June 2024 (we’re working on the solution for beyond).  There is no geographic restriction – it is for anywhere in NZ, and to be eligible, the household would have a school-age child (in school year 0 – 13) living there at least part of the time and currently no home internet.


We at Manaiakalani Education Trust are assisting the MoE with this, and we’re asking people in the community who would be well placed to know of households with children who might need home internet to please let them know of this initiative.  You can refer the household into our team (called EDOS – Equity Digital Operating Service) and EDOS will take it from there – they will speak to the whānau, arrange for installation of the connection, and arrange for the Ministry of Education to pay the internet provider directly. 


To refer households in, you can have a login to the EDOS webpage (EDOS - Home) where you can securely provide the household’s contact details, and the EDOS team will take it from there.  The information is not used for anything other than for the internet connection.


Alternatively, if it works better for your communities, they can contact EDOS directly instead.  We can set up the ability for them to text EDOS and EDOS will then call them back and take it from there.  We can provide some social media collateral or flyers with that information on it, for you to share.


EDOS - Home

Aotea College Hockey Firewood Fundraiser


Mana Music Centre - lesson spots available

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 beginner lesson spots available for Sat keyboard and guitar. Please contact Larcy at (Maraeroa enrolments). You can also check out for more details.

Coding NZ

Spotlight Performing Arts

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!



Wonderplay has places available for kids drama in Churton Park on Tuesdays at Churton Park Community Centre; 4pm Star Players (7-14 year olds). Contact Debs 021-172-2836,

Wonderhouse Artspace

Kerry School of Irish Dancing - Discover the Magic of Irish Dance

Calling all budding dancers ages 4 to 7! Are you ready to leap into the world of Irish Dance? We're thrilled to announce that our school is now offering Irish Dance classes tailored just for you!

Saturdays, Plimmerton School 

4 & 5 Years - 10.00 - 10.45am

6 & 7 Years - 10.45 - 11.30am 

Mondays, Plimmerton School 

4 & 5 Years - 3.30 - 4.15pm

6 & 7 Years - 4.15 - 5.00pm 

Thursdays, Ngati Toa Domain

4 & 5 Years - 3.30 - 4.15pm

6 & 7 Years - 4.15 - 5.00pm 

Enroll Today and Let the Dance Begin!

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to introduce your child to the enchanting world of Irish Dance! Book your free trial today by emailing us or visiting our website.,

North City Knights Chess Club


Kelly Sports Term 2 – Spring into Winter

Western Suburbs Football - calling players born in 2012

Junior Squash - Mana Squash Club

Busy times at Tawa Squash Club

Mums' n Bubs' Squash (and Dads') Relaunches Thursday 29th February

Finally, after Covid 19 and 7 months of roadworks, it's business as usual again at Tawa Squash and Mums' n Bubs' squash is resuming on Thursdays from 9:15 - 11am. $5 a week (first week free) with safe area for kiddies to play while watching mum (or dad!) on court. Non marking shoes required, all gear available for loan, coaching provided. Bringing kiddies is optional. More details on our facebook page  Ease your way back into exercise while having fun with other like minded people.

Tawa Junior Squash Thriving

Junior club night is humming at Tawa Squash on most Friday's during the school term (not on tournament weekends.) Free for junior members, $5 for non members (first week free).

5:00pm - 5:30pm 5-8 year old beginners with coaching, 5:30pm - 6:30 pm more accomplished kids with coaching, 6:30pm - 7:00pm casual hits with other kids supervised by parents (no coach.) Next club night Friday March 8th.

Tawa Ladies Open supported by Briscoes (March 1st & 2nd)

Tawa Squash's popular womens only tournament is on Friday March 1st (6pm-9pm) and Saturday March 2nd (12 noon - 5pm.) Public are welcome to come and watch - see if squash is for you. Refreshments and food available.

Win a Free one month membership for you and a friend

Go to our facebook page ( ), find the promotion and tag a friend to go into the draw for a free one month membership for both you and your tagged friend.

Tawa Squash, 67 Main Road Tawa (next to St Francis Xavier School) 04 232 8200

Kiwiskate Classes - Upper Hutt Roller Skating Club

Mini Marching Movement