Community Notices

Community Notices

If you have a community notice you would like posted on our ‘Community Notices’ section of our website then please send an electronic version of your notice to help ‘hasten’ the process. Please do not bring along a hand written note. Alternatively we have a school notice board for hard copies. Please note that we are a ‘School’ not an advertising agency. Therefore, we endeavour to deal with community notices at the end of the week: Friday.

We give priority to notices for our local community. For further details please contact the school office administration.


Burwood Park Tennis Club of the Year             

BPTC delivers the tennis Hot Shots program for beginners.

Last year we introduced the “Blue” stage Hot Shots. This is specifically for children aged between 3 and 5 years of age. Few sports have a coordinated learning program for this age. We’ll be asking for registrations in September. Numbers may be limited. Stay tuned.



Burwood Park Tennis Club invites children ages 3 – 10 to Come & Play Hot Shots Tennis at 55 Cresswell Ave. Pre-season is free:  Saturday 26th August & September 2nd from 9:00 to 10:30am, then Saturday 16th, 23rd and 30th September from 11:30am to 1:00pm.

Register at or email


TRACK & FIELD 2017/2018

New & existing families all Welcome

New Brighton Club Rooms, Keyes Road

T&F Flyer for 2017-2018 Season

Skellerup Marching

“Have a Go Marching”

With Skellerup Marching

At the Queenspark Primary School Hall

222 Queenspark Drive

Thursdays from 24th August to 14th September

3.30pm to 4.30pm

Come along and bring your friends!! Everyone welcome.

No cost involved

Contact Lana 027 264 7540



Active Kids Holiday Programmes

The OCTOBER school holidays are fast approaching and we are now taking registrations for our Sport Canterbury Active Kids Holiday Programmes.

   Sport Canterbury Oct Holiday Programme 2017 (1)

Week 1 – Mon 2nd – Fri 6th October *LINCOLN *WESTBURN *PAPANUI

Week 2 – Mon 9th– Fri 13th October *CHCH BOYS HIGH * ROLLESTON

Join us for a week of action packed fun and adventure
Delivered by enthusiastic, fully trained staff
OSCAR approved; WINZ subsidies apply

Registrations now open for October School Holidays– book online!

P 03 373 50 60

Active Kids Flyer


PCU Softball Club

Register now for the 2017/2018 season:

Any further information please contact



Is your child shy? Do they feel intimidated by the idea of public speaking and performance? Do they sometimes find it difficult to make eye contact? Do they just need dedicated time per week to just be CRAZY?! Come and join the revolutionary self-confidence programme – Marrzipan! We run awesome classes at school, which focus on key life skills and public speaking ability. We play fun engaging games and perform at the end of term once to parents and once to their peers. All scripts are original, engaging, educational and HILARIOUS. You can sign your child up for a Trial Lesson via our website (we have contact numbers on there too, should you prefer to talk to a human!)





Is your child dramatic? Do they love dressing up and acting out stories?

From Term 3 Canvas Bag Drama School are running 2 classes for children at St Luke’s Church Hall, 212 Pine Ave..

There are limited places available. So be in quick.

Thumbelina: 5 -7 years (Thursdays 3.30-4.30)

Starfleet Class: 8-12 years (Thursdays 4.30 –5.30)

Our classes combine a structured fun-filled social environment with extensive use of improvisation and role-play to develop positive feelings of self-worth and the ability to confidently express thoughts and feelings.

Classes are run by a qualified drama teacher – Gina Fowler

Please enquire at or 022 351 2519 or check out our web page for more information.


Parenting Guide:

As part of Sparklers six parenting guides have been created on issues parents often ask us about, including how to help your child be calm, be grateful, and manage worries. These guides, as well as some parenting tips and tricks and information on nearly 70 Canterbury parenting courses, can be found at



Senshi Shizoku – Kids Self Defence

1hr free workshop

Free session to teach your children skills to keep safe:

A local karate club in Parklands is providing the next generation of kids the tools to succeed through building confidence, co-ordination, focus, discipline and courtesy. All while having a lot of fun and learning to self defence tools. Come and see why our students are smiling and having fun while learning essential life skills.
Try a FREE class for children 5 years+, teens and adults. Beginner classes are Mondays or Wednesdays at 4.30pm for kids and Adults at 6.30pm.
For further information or to book your FREE class please contact Chris on 021 823 857 or email


Karate Classes:

Try a FREE karate class for children (5 years+), teens, adults and families with friendly instructors. GKR Karate have new beginner classes at Mairehau High School on Monday evenings from 6 – 7.15pm and Friday evenings from 6 – 7.30pm.

Karate training develops self-defence skills, builds confidence, positive attitude, determination, focus and of course fitness. Are these important to you and your family? GKR Karate promotes strength of mind and body, humility, bravery and it is these attributes that build strong, focused, thoughtful, courageous individuals.

Here is a short video which will give you and the family a little insight to our amazing club.

For further information or to book your Free Trial Class please contact Anthony Kaiaruna on 021 0308376 or email him at


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Canvas Bag Drama School opens in South Brighton!

Is your child dramatic? Do they love dressing up and acting out stories?

From Term 2 Canvas Bag Drama School will be running 2 classes for children at St Luke’s Church Hall, 212 Pine Ave. To kick-start the opening of our South Brighton Campus we are offering a free trial for the first class.

Don’t delay, places are limited!

Thumbelina: 5 -7 years (Thursdays 3.30-4.30)

Starfleet Class: 8-12 years (Thursdays 4.30 –5.30)

Our classes combine a structured fun-filled social environment with extensive use of improvisation and role-play to develop positive feelings of self-worth and the ability to confidently express thoughts and feelings.

Classes are run by a qualified drama teacher – Gina Fowler

Please enquire at or 021 222 7273 or check out our web page for more information.


Shoot, Grapple, Roll

At Shoot, Grapple, Roll, we offer the fundamentals for self defense and discipline. Through group training, we offer a safe environment which promotes teamwork and confidence building. We provide your young ones with the confidence and skills to become “bully-proof”.

Teaching Seibukan Judo as well as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and traditional Ju Jutsu, our students learn to respect themselves and others, while knowing how to protect themselves from harm.

Parents are encouraged to join in and learn with their children. For parents who would like advanced training, we have adult classes that teach adults the same fundamentals and help with real world situations.

Thank you for your time and consideration. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us or visit



Shirley Rugby League

An Invitation to all current and future players and coaches –

Shirley Rugby League are looking for players in all age groups . Registration every Thursday from 4.30pm in the club rooms.

For more  information please contact Rochelle 0211335437.

Levings School of Dance

Burwood Branch – Accepting new pupils now!

Award winning studio now in its 41st year – offering classes in ballet, junior jazz, intermediate jazz and lyrical, & tiny tots dance.

Examinatins, annual recitals and performance work offered.

Be part of a progressive successful dance studio in a fun, nuturing and positive environment.

Contact:  Jo –

027 3255 287

Leaders in Aquatic Education

Looking for a babysitter?

My name is Hannah. I’m a fun, bubbly person who has lots of experience looking after children. I’m a responsible health care professional who is available evenings and weekends. Please contact on 0276985417.

Skellerup Marching:


In Home Childcare:

Looking for in-home childcare for your preschool aged children?

Organic Kids in home education and care have a fantastic, qualified home educator in Parklands with spaces available.

Call today for more info:  0800 46 46 63


Organization International Incorporated


7 – 8.30 PM

45 Bromley Road, Bromley, Christchurch

(Bromley Community Centre 03-389-1657)





You can either sit and watch or join in.

There after it’s only $25 a month

Basketball Coaching in New Brighton

Limited spaces are available for Basketball coaching on Thursdays after school from Years 3 – 13 in New Brighton starting week 2. Just $50 for the whole term. Visit: to register online

Amplify Music Lessons

Instrument lessons available after school in New Brighton by trained and experienced tutors. Guitar, Drums, Bass, Vocal, and other. $20 for 1-on-1 for 30 min or group rates available.  For enrolments or to find out more visit or call 388 1001.



Highland Dancing classes for Boys and Girls are held at the Caledonian Hall, 5 Michelle Road, Wigram, commencing on the 2nd April.   All new entrants should be at the hall by 9.30am for a starting time of 9.45am.    Boys and Girls from Age 5 years upwards plus any that are due to turn 5 in the near future will be very welcome.     This year we are making a special drive to attract more boys to join our many young female dancers.  The learning of Highland Dancing contributes to children’s bodily strength, musical appreciation and  co-ordination, as well as providing the opportunity to socialise with their peers. Highland Dancing can become a life-time interest. All information on our classes can be obtained by emailing    or    Our Caledonian Society Classes are kept at a minimal cost to accommodate family budgets. All enquiries will be welcomed.


Queenspark School After School Football Hub

Want your child to stay active and healthy after school?

Coastal Spirit F.C is running an After School Football Hub at Queenspark School and invites your son or daughter to take part. During the 8 session programme, every child will be fully engaged, active, develop skills and have heaps of fun with qualified coaches. The best thing is that it’s straight after school on the field, so you don’t have the burden of having to drive for miles. They can walk out onto the field after the bell rings, and our coaches will be there to greet them.

Register: CLICK HERE

Paul Bateson

Coastal Spirit Football Club

Football Development Manager

021 734 353

Parklands Netball:

Parklands United Sports Club is a club with a family focus based in the heart of Parklands.  The club offers a range of teams across all netball grades, including:

Fun Ferns – school years 0 – 3, where players learn ball skills and have mini games at the
Queenspark School Courts.

Future Ferns – school years 4 – 5, where players play a short game at 8.40am every Saturday at the Hagley Park Courts.  Practises are held once a week at the Queenspark School courts.

Juniors – Under 11 – Under 17yrs, where players aged 11 – 17 years play competition netball every Saturday at the Hagley Park Courts.  Practises are held once a week at the Queenspark School courts.

Seniors – Senior netball is for adults and is more social than competitive, it is usually player coached/managed.  Games are every Saturday at the Hagley Park Courts.  Not all senior teams practise.

Online Registrations open at the beginning of February:

*Clubrooms are located at 75 Queenspark Drive (opposite Subway)

Enquiries and questions welcome
Jenny Dickinson
Netball Convenor
Phone:  03 3833 096 or 021 658 085
Club website:



Want to become a part of the Allstar Pride Cheerleading team?

All Star Cheerleading is looking for Children 4 to 18 years for a fun recreational

class on Monday and Wednesday nights at Christchurch Gymnastics Watts

Road, Sockburn.

For a FREE trial class go on the website and sign up



New free under 15 vision test being offered by Spec Savers.

We have spoken with Spec Savers who confirm

Any child under 15yrs (even if they have previously been tested) is eligible to have a free check with Spec Savers.

If the child requires glasses the either the parent will need to pay or the Community Service card funding parameters apply.

Spec Savers suggest families make a booking as they are currently doing 4/5 children each day!

FUNSTICKS @ Avon Hockey

Fun Sticks is a 12 week hockey programme designed for children aged 5-6 years.

o An introduction to hockey with an emphasis on having fun.

o An opportunity to develop fundamental skills- running, dodging, striking.

o A positive quality coaching environment.

o Full involvement for all participants

o Regular changes of activities to maintain enthusiasm and interest

o A safe environment for all activities

o All of the equipment required to play hockey

Fun sticks will be run at

Marist Park @ St.Bedes:

Fridays from 3.45pm until 4.45pm

The cost for the 12 week programme is $70.  If children just want to have a go then they can join in for a few

sessions and only need to pay $7 per session.

For intial information please contact Anna Morgan on:

Anna. Phone: 3884509 Mobile: 0272004483

Website: Facebook page: Avon Hockey Club

Maths and English tuition –

Boost your child’s confidence and education with NumberWorks’nWords specialist after school tuition. We provide individualised instruction in maths and English for students who are struggling to keep up and those bursting to race ahead. Phone now for a free assessment and introductory lesson or ask us about funding for Ngai Tahu children

Fraser Moore
NumberWorks’nWords Burnside
Specialist Maths tuition and English tuition
Ph: (03) 358 7917


Diva Rhythmic Gymnastics

Rhythmic Gymnastics is a combination of ballet, dance and gymnastics that uses handheld apparatus like the ribbon and ball. It is great for confidence, strength and flexibility. We emphasise fun and fitness and it is fantastic for developing co-ordination. We have classes for girls ages 4 and above for recreational and competitive classes. We are based at The NZ Institute of Sport building in the main gymnasium at 66b Wharenui Road, Riccarton. Please contact Bianca for more information at or call 027 521 7220. Spaces are limited to ensure a good ratio of teachers and children. We are now taking in competition gymnasts for the 2016 competition season.


(formerly Kip McGrath Education Centre)

Ph 383-6525
Totally aligned to the New Zealand curriculum
Individual tutoring in core subjects, all levels, all abilities
Restore confidence and self-belief in your child
The only professional after school education centre that has a guarantee.
Google ‘Burwood Education Centre’ and read our guarantee


Aimee Johnston School of Dance.  Classes in redwood.  Ballet from 3yrs. Hip hop and jazz classes from 6yrs. Enrol now limited spaces in some classes.  Contact Aimee on 0272143539

Xpression Dance Studio:

Xpression Dance Studio – Enrol now for 2016! Hip Hop, Ballet and Contemporary classes for ages 3 to adult. Open, performance and qualification classes available. Your very first lesson with us is FREE!

Contact: 03 373-8032 / 027-435-9722 / Email / Web

Harlequin Players Drama Group:

With a New Year comes a new name and a new look for our beloved Harlequin Players Drama Group.  From 1 February 2015, Harlequin Players will be known as Act2 Drama Group.  We will continue to provide the same wonderful entertainment as before but with some new and fresh ideas thrown in the mix!

Drama Stars

This programme teaches all the essential skills, techniques and tips of drama.  It involves our students in all on-stage and back stage elements of a production.

For our Little Stars aged 6-12 years, the 6-week course covers all aspects of acting including projection, music, movement, improvisation, the audition process and more.  Our Big Stars (aged 13 and over) will learn these skills too, plus gain a more advanced knowledge of staging a production, including casting, props, costuming, makeup and more!

Every student who auditions gets a part and will then attend twice-weekly rehearsals, culminating in a well-polished production at the end of the April school holidays.

For more information, please visit or email us at

Patricia Paul – School of Dance:

Your local dance school, The Patricia Paul School of Dance is currently giving Jazz, Hip Hop and Ballet lessons in your area. The school’s director is teacher, choreographer & ex-ballet dancer Patricia Paul A.R.A.D. (London). Ballet lessons from 3 years through to Advanced (New 2012 RAD Syllabus), and all levels in Jazz and Hip Hop starting from age 6. For all enquiries please phone 372-9191 or email

Reading & Spelling:

Worried about your child’s reading and spelling? Accelerate their reading age by up to 12 months within 7 weeks. See massive improvement from daily 15 minute lessons. Proven results with dyslexia. Call for a free trial today. Guaranteed results or your money back. 0800 777 225, or

Learn sailing

Sailing on your own can be just as exhilarating as the drama in the Americas Cup! After school and weekend classes booking now. Lake Rua and Lake Pegasus. For details contact KORE kiwi sailing. – 0800sailkiwi (0800 724 554)

Piano Lessons

Piano lessons available this term from experienced piano teacher. Have fun while learning. Children or adults welcome. Phone Juliet 3839558

Latin Dance

“Come and join the fun this term with KIDS PERFORMANCE DANCE CLASSES at Latin Addiction Dance Studio. Great for self confidence, fitness & making new friends! Suitable for ages 5-12years. For more details call Carrie on 342 1140 or 021 043 9892 or check us out


Christchurch School of gymnastics are looking at doing Aerobics lessons/classes this year. If they get enough interest, They will take all age groups, from beginners to advanced. It’s an excellent option for some more things to do on the east. At present they only teach from their addington branch. If kids are keen they can ring the Christchurch School of Gymnastics on 3886616 and register their interest.

DALTONS Learn to Swim:

Ages from 3.5 – 12 years

44 Bowhill Road

North New Brighton

Phone: 388-7216

Monday –Friday

$135 for 10 lessons

Gymnastics & Ballet:

Do you enjoy Gymnastics, Dance and Ballet?

Are you a girl aged 6 – 12 years??


Rhythmic Gymnastics is a sport that combines elements of dance,

gymnastics and co-ordination. It also builds confidence and body

awareness. You are invited to come along to Delta Rhythmic Gymnastics Club to observe or ‘have a go’ in our warm and friendly environment. We are situated at

Middleton Grange Primary School Hall, 50 Acacia Ave, Upper Riccarton.

Ring now to book your place! Call Sarah on 354-5552
In December I am starting an in-home before and after school programe. It will be run by me and limited to 5 children. I will be providing before school care with drop off at 830am, collection at 3pm with afternoon tea and homework help if required. There will be beach and park visits and fun activities included. I will also be available for school hoilday care. If you have a preschool aged sibling needing care also this can be arranged. I am early childcare trained and hold a current first aid certificate, and have relevant references available on request. Please contact Shelley on 0211500457 or email
AROUND THE WORLD Holiday Programme at the Air Force Museum


Do you have a child or teenager interested in archery? Enrol them in Archery coaching now with Aimtru Archers Club. Now accepting enrollments in our Wednesday Beginner classes for children ages 7+. Contact Petra by email: or visit our website

Please contact: Maria Tucker on 383 8387 or or

Learn new skills while the kids are at school:

CPIT Campus Connect helps you to take the next step with FREE computing classes.

With support from our friendly staff you can work on the skills you need at a pace that suits you.

With branches in Hornby, Bishopdale, New Brighton, Rangiora and at CPITs Madras St campus, you can learn in your community.

For information, timetables, or to enrol visit or call 0800 24 24 76.

Please note my hours of work are:

Monday: 9.30am-4.00pm

Tuesday: 8.00am-5.00pm

Wednesday: 9.30am-2.15pm

Thursday: 9.30am-2.15pm

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.

Nāku noa, nā

Nicola Maxwell
Liaison Coordinator
DDI (03) 940 8035 F (03) 940 8637
PO Box 540, Christchurch 8140

Foster Families:

Foster carers are ordinary people who do an extraordinary job in providing love, care and support to children and young people who can’t live with their own families.

We are currently looking for people in Canterbury who can offer safe, caring, stable homes for children and young people in need of short term care, time out over weekends/holidays and a home for life.

If you think that you may have an interest in finding out more about foster care then I would love to hear from you!

For more information please contact ME:

Adele Sherry on 029 650 1830 or 03) 961 5612 or
toll free on 0508 FAMILY (0508 326459)
or email

Help Kids get organised:

Making tidy fun

Getting organised helps everyone feel on top of things, especially those with the kind of personality that prefers structure, predictability and orderliness. Keeping living areas uncluttered is not always compatible with busy family life, but there is a way to keep chaos at bay. Attacking everything at once is too overwhelming, so set aside five or 10 minutes at the same time each day for everyone to work as hard as they can on a specific job such as emptying the dishwasher, putting books back on the shelf, filing papers, or picking up clothes and shoes. If you enjoy it, then it will be fun for the whole family. Playing music while you work and following up with a celebratory snack will help too. When tidying up is a fun part of the day, kids will be more co-operative and learn to value the benefits of staying organised.


The folk here at Eastern Volleyball Club hope you have all had a wonderful holiday filled with plenty of laughter, food, friends and most importantly Family. We understand that it has been a very difficult as well as success few days for your schools and our thoughts are with those schools who have been recently affected by the changes of schools in Chch.

It’s that time of the year where we start up our U13 Programme with skills sessions and tournaments later on during the season. We are also aiming to take an U13 team away to Nelson, Timaru and Dunedin to play in tournaments which will be held later in the year (these dates will be confirmed later). The cost for these sessions are $2 per child per session (Under 13 is Year 8 and below).

We thank you for support of this programme !

Kind Regards,
Mareta Pelenato
U13 STARZ Programme Co-ordinator
Eastern Volleyball Club Inc.
CELL: 027-209-2107

Drama Classes:

The Helen O’Grady Drama Academy has limited spaces for new students to attend our fun and educational classes, teaching students verbal communication and confidence, in a safe and fun environment. For more information about our afterschool and weekend classes for 5 – 16 year olds, call 03 359 6546.