Come and join The Homeschool Group PLAYGROUP - open in the Don Buck Room, behind the coffee shop from 11:00am to 2:30pm. If you have children under 6, you are welcome to enrol them in our playgroup. And even if you don't, you are welcome to spend time in the Playgroup Room (Don Buck Room). All children are welcome, as long as they are mindful of little ones. The Playgroup has toys, some activities, a place to sit down, relax, be with your children and meet new people - or catch up with others. If you're unsure, just ask on the day and we'll point you to the right place! It's a parent supervised group, where you remain with your child (unless other supervision arrangements have been made). Read more about The Homeschool Group Playgroup HERE.
In term 4, 2018 we are running a free Dance Fun class (in conjunction with our playgroup). No need to book, just turn up on the day. From 12:00pm to 12:25pm (ish). Dance Fun to music, run by the wonderful Tegan Seivwright - exploring energy and dance movement to fun music. This is open to all families - you don't need to be enrolled in classes to join in the fun!
The library is on the right hand side of the main entrance. We hope to have Story Time in there on Thursday mornings again soon!
Teaching Seminars - Throughout the term we run various teaching seminars for homeschooling parents/educators, at only $8 for an hour's worth of teaching wisdom! Seminar details are here, and registration is here.
JOIN THE GYM .... Massey Leisure Centre has a fabulous gym on site. This could be an option for older children too.
This Membership is an affordable option for Youth aged 13 to 18 years of age. This is a No Joining Fee and $10.50 per week
Standard Total Freedom
This is the everyday no contract option if you don’t want to be tied down with a contract but the same benefits as a 12 Month Contract option with full access to the Leisure Centre. There is a $50 Joining Fee and then it is $18.95 per week
There are also options for Family and Casual memberships. Check them out here.
Parents are welcome (and encouraged to) watch the gymnastics and sports activities in the gymnasium stadium. You're also welcome to sit in on any of the classes with your child.
BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS: 06-0541-0682219-000
2018 Dates: Term 4: 18.10.18 to 29.11.18 BIG DAY OUT: 6.12.18
2019 Dates: Term 1: 14 February to 4 April Event: 23 March Harvest Festival & Market Day Event: 11 April (to be confirmed) Variety Show Term 2: 9 May to 27 June Event: 5 July Science Fair Term 3: 1 August to 19 September Event: 26 September Tech Fair Term 4: 17 October to 28 November Event: 5 December End of Year Celebration
Yes, it's true - delicious coffee made fresh just for you at the little coffee shop just inside the front entrance. There are lots of sofas to relax on, have a coffee and catch up with friends.
When classes and the playgroup have finished for the day, and the Don Buck rooms (behind the coffee shop) are being cleaned up, can we ask that children maybe then go outside if they want to play? It looks like so much fun to play in there when the room dividers are pulled back and there's all that lovely space, but there are a few potentially nasty hazards, which become even more hazardous when children are running around in there at clean up time:
*There are glass mirrors at the end of the room
*The dividers can trap hands & fingers when pushed back
*The dividers stick out when pushed back
*The long vacuum cleaner cord is a trip hazard
Also people are just generally trying to clean up - putting chairs and heavy tables away and this can also get a bit dangerous when there are little ones about.
We've had a couple of accidents in there at clean up time, so just a heads up about it not being the safest place for children to play in. Please let your children know the reasons why.