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Kids Republic Winter Fun School Holiday Programme

Discover the freedom of fun with quality care for your child at Kid's Republic action packed holiday programme.  Limited spaces! Book today 09 428 4831 www.kidsrepublic.co.nz

Peaches & Pickles

Children's theatre, parties and performing arts classes

Wentworth Primary Gulf Harbour
Mondays 3.25 - 4.25pm

Come and join Charlotte at Wentworth Primary for heaps of Drama, Dance and Singing fun!  From Hip Hop and Pop to Musical Theatre, Scripts and Drama Games.  This class is a must for budding performers, it helps to boost confidence and above all it is so much fun!  To enroll please fill out our online enrollment at www.peachesandpickles.net or call Sophia on 09 428 0559.

Orewa College Enrolment Dates 2014

Tuesday, 13 August – Thursday, 15 August 2013

Guided Tours for parents at the following times - 9.30am; 11.30am and 12.30pm. Please advise parents to email admin@oc.school.nz or ring Orewa College on 4273833 to book a tour.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Year 7 Parent information evening from 7.00pm – 9.00pm in the Orewa College Arts and Events Centre.

Tuesday, 20 August  – Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Enrolment evenings from  3.30pm – 7.00pm in the Orewa College Library.

FAB FABLES Writing Workshop - Whangaparaoa Library

FAB FABLES Writing Workshop for 8-12 year olds, held at the Whangaparaoa Library on Thursday 18th July from 10 – 12pm with award winning author Maria Gill, www.mariagill.co.nz . Students learn tips on how to write exciting beginnings, create suspense in the middle of their story, and close with a fab ending. Costs $20 pp includes morning tea, certificate, and a chance to win book prizes. Email: mariagill@ihug.co.nz


Playground Magazine

Stuck for ideas on what to do with the kids these holidays?  Playground provides information on local holiday programmes and after school activities in your area.  Visit us at http://playground.org.nz/regions/ and view the magazine for your region you either live in or will be visiting.  A small number of magazines are available from the school office.  Happy holidays from the Playground team.


Pippi Longstocking - The PumpHouse Takapuna

An enduring favourite of boys and girls around the world.  The irrepressible Pippi Longstocking has flaming red ponytails and lives all by herself in Villekulla Cottage.  Imagine, no grown-ups!  Join Pippi, and her friends, Tommy and Annika, as she outsmarts the bullies, has fun with her monkey, Mr Nelson, and is reunited with her father, the Cannibal King.  A topsy-turvy world of fun and hi-jinks.

School Holidays 13th - 27th July
Gala Performance Sat 13th July 5.00pm
Shows 10.30am & 2.00pm

Book now:  Phone 09 489 8360 or via website: www.timbrayproductions.co.nz

Creative Writing Workshop with Stu Duval

This workshop is to launch the Writing Competition
Year 5 & 6 Rodney school children are invited by Hibiscus Coast Writers to participate

WHEN:   Wednesday, June 26th, 10.00am - 12.30pm
WHERE: Red Beach School, 20 Albert Hall Drive, Red Beach
WHO:      Year 5 & 6 Rodney School Children
COST:      $4.00 per chil
HOW:       Bookings essential.  For more info and bookings e-mail: Hibiscus Coast Writers,
Tanya Gouws - writers@xtra.co.nz  or go to www.HibiscusCoastWriters.weebly.com

Val Shearer Memorial Trophy - Children's Writing Competition
Students may enter ANY 3 of the categories:  Fiction, Non-Fiction (own personal experience) & Poetry.  (Max 3 entries, in any category)
NB: Students must submit one of each category to be eligible for the overall winner title.
Entry Fee:  $5.00 per student (for one or more entries)
Word count for Fiction & Non-Fiction: min 400 - max 700
Entries MUST be typed, not handwritten (encourage children to save a digital copy for possible publicaiton later on)
Post folio to: 5 Lagoon View Drive, Gulf Harbour, 0930.  Entries will not be returned.
Closing date:  Friday, 13th September, 2013.

SnowPlanet Friends & Family Fundraiser

7th July 6.00 - 10.00pm. $20pp (gear rental not included) Normally $37 per child.

Team Wembley from HBC are off to the Japan Cup in Ashburton 23rd - 25th July. Come and help them get used to the cold. For more info contact Yvonne 0276113752 or email giggsmessi@gmail.com


Holiday Programme

Kelly Sports and Kelly Club will be running an excellent July Holiday programme from 3 venues Red Beach School, Orewa Primary, and Stanmore Bay School.  We have some awesome activities planned, including Sports Competitions, Cooking, Wheels days, Amazing Races, plus fantastic trips to Extreme Edge Rock Climbing and The Movies.   The programme for 5-12 year olds runs from the 15th – 26th July (excluding weekends) and operates 8am-6pm. For more information or to book please go to www.kellyclub.co.nz and book online.  Any questions you can contact Karen on (09) 427 9377 or email karen@kellyclub.co.nz

Year 9 Information Times - Whangaparaoa College

Visit to Whangaparaoa College by contributing Primary Schools:
Thursday 1 August           1.10 pm

Information Evening:
Tuesday 6 August            7.00pm

Tours for Parents and Public:
Monday 12 August          9.30 am & 12.30 pm
Tuesday 13 August          9.30 am & 12.30 pm

First Enrolment Nights:
Wednesday 14 August    4.00 – 7.00 pm
Thursday 15 August         4.00 pm – 7.00 pm

Someone Sort the Kids Out!

Coast Familites Trust presents an evening with Diane Levy
Someone Sort the Kids Out!
Counsellor, Family Therapist, Speaker & Author
Wednesday 3rd July
Whangaparaoa Bapist Church
733 Whangaparaoa Road
Tickets: $10.00 per person

Diane Levy is a household name in New Zealand, known as the person you turn to when you are having trouble managing children.  With highly practical what-to-do strategies, Diane shows us effective steps to get our children to do as they are told, and tips to respond effectively when our children are angry, upset or out of control.  Diane's books will also be available for cash purchase on the night.

Tickets are available from the Whangaparaoa Baptist Church office or by contacting cherie@coastfamilies.co.nz 027 277 1136. (Cash only)

Volunteer Planting Day 2013 - Shakespear Regional Park

Here's a great opportunity to make a difference to Auckland's parks.  Bring your family and friends and help us enhance your Regional Parks.  Each plant was grown from seeds collected here at Shakespear, with the help of Shakespear Open Sanctuary Society Inc.

Date:      Sunday 16th June, 2013
Time:     10.00am - 1.00pm
Where:  Shakespear Regional Park (follow the signs to the planting site)

There are tasks available to accommodate most levels of fitness.  Previous experience is not necessary.  A barbecue will be provided afterwards.

Equipment to bring:
  • a spade and gloves
  • sturdy closed-toe shoes or boots (jandals are not suitable)
  • a raincoat and warm clothing
  • hat, sunglasses and suncreen if it's a sunny day

Please be sure to:
  • supervise children around the site and water areas
  • watch your step on uneven ground and take care when handling plants (especially near the eyes)

Good as New Pre Loved Kids Market

Saturday 15th June
Orewa Community Center
9.00am - 12.00 noon
40+ stalls selling quality 2nd hand Children's; Clothes, Toys, Furniture and Accessories
Babies - Tweens
Inquiries to 0274 707 151

Jammies for June

Middlemore hospital is running a community drive to help to get warm flannette pj's for the sick kids that end up staying in hospital.
Would you like to help by donating a pair of NEW winter PJ's to be given to a child in need. Flannette pj's are often seen as a luxury item for some of these kids. They are looking for all sizes from 1 to 15 years.
If you would like to donate please leave your pj's at the school office and they will be delivered by the end of June to Middlemore Hospital.

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