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French Lessons

Enrolling now for 2017 - Free Trail  (lives locally on the Coast

Contact Benedicte@LCFclubs.co.nz   027 395 1370

Morris Music VIOLIN TASTER PACKAGE Term 1 2017 – Just $99

Once a year opportunity to try out the violin at school for 8 lessons whilst having fun and seeing great results.  Violins available for hire for $30 subject to availability. Enrolment open to children aged 6 ½ yrs and above; enrol by 10th January to guarantee a place. 
Cathryn Morris 021 166 9492 www.morrismusic.co.nz

Missing Cockatiel

Sunny, the Cockatiel, gone missing from Gulf Harbour on the 23 of November '16. Anyone with any information or sighting please contact Hendrina Hancock immediately on 09 428 0179 / 0211 553 541.

He is very friendly and has been hand-reared so good with people.

Do you have accommodation??

Do you have accommodation you would like to rent for a short stay family coming to New Zealand from 26th January 2017 - 29th June 2017, attending our school. 

Min 2 bedrooms but pref. 3 bedroom house.
Non - smoking, tidy quiet people and would look after the home well.
Rent up to $800 week. Can pay all in advance if needed.
Free golf lessons included also. Golf instructor for 30 years.

Contact Bronny at the school office, b.swaffield@ghs.school.nz or phone 428 0202, Ext 700

Car Boot Sale & Car Wash

Orewa College UK Drama Trip 2017 are hosting a Car Boot Sale & Car Wash, Saturday 3rd December 7am-12pm, Orewa College Carpark.  For bookings $15 contact Karen 027 268 4756.


Clothes, Toys, Furniture, Accessories.



Saturday 26th November - 9.00 am – 12.00noon

Grab a few bargains, over 50 stalls selling quality 2nd hand, local and overseas brands.

Whether you’re setting up a new nursery & need everything. Or looking for Summer Clothes & toys for Christmas? Then don’t miss out - This market has it all.

Next Market March 2017

Kelly Club Holiday Programme

Kelly Club Holiday Programme for December and January is NOW up on our website and available for you to make your bookings.  Activities will be finalised in the coming weeks. Trip Days will include, hunger ball, beach trips, the Zoo and also a Cure Kids Carnival Day.  To book, go to www.kellyclub.co.nz or any questions, please contact Karen on 021 146 4463 or email karen@kellyclub.co.nz

Whangaparaoa College Final Enrolment Night for 2017

Final Enrolment Night
Tuesday 8th November, 4.00 - 6.30pm.
Tours for Parents & Public
Friday 11th November 2.15pm
Contact:  Tracey O'Neill, Phone: 0-9 424 9177  Email:  enrol@wgpcollege.school.nz


We have our next event: ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’ on Thursday 17th November at 7pm.
3 wonderful speakers which teachers and parents can attend. (Auditory Processing, Visual Processing, Co-ordination and Motor Skills) http://www.kidslink.co.nz/events/

Hibiscus Coast Business Women's Evening

A  ladies only evening featuring talented business women who will inspire and motivate you from both a business and personal perspective.  To be held at the Salvation Army Auditorium, Red Beach on Thursday, 10th November 2016 from 6.00 - 9.00pm.  Cost $20, all proceeds will be donated to Women's Refuge.  Don't miss out on this event, to register or for more information contact Valentina Pereira on 021 627 802 or valentina@mirockfs.co.nz

Whangaparaoa College Music Information evening

On Thursday 27th October, Whangaparaoa College will be holding a Music information evening in their auditorium, between 6pm and 7.30pm.

Everyone is welcome and there will be opportunities to hear the school bands play, choirs sing and meet the music teachers. You can also try out the instruments in which lessons are offered at the college.

There is also the opportunity to find out about and sign up for our Year 7 Band Programme, which has been running successfully for two years now.

If you would like any more information about the evening, please email music@wgpcollege.school.nz and we will answer your queries as soon as we can.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Peaches & Pickles

Welcome to Term 4 

It 's hard to believe we are in the last term of the year!

Well we have a super exciting term coming up at Peaches and Pickles and Green Door!  It movie making magic time and performance time for many gala's and events! BUT I think the most exciting thing of all are our Disney's The Jungle Book audition's!  If you saw or were a part of Starlight Express you will know what magic can be created in our Peaches and Pickles show.  We would love your child to be a part of that magic! If you are interested in auditioning for this show or would like to see a show pack - please email sophia@peachesandpickles.net
This is a Peaches and Pickles Production for enrolled students aged 5-12 (age at auditions) from Peaches and Pickles and Green Door Junior classes.

We are so excited to bring this beloved tale to life, packed full of delightful songs and amazing characters, and would love for you to be part of it! For the first time, Peaches and Pickles will producing two major shows in 2017, The Jungle Book Kids for the junior students, and a second production for the senior students later in the year. The Jungle Book is therefore a fantastic opportunity for our younger students to experience lead roles and be part of a show specially designed for and tailored to their age group! 

If you would like to book any of our classes or find out more information about our amazing show then email sophia@peachesandpickles.net or check out our website!  www.peachesandpickles.net

Students attending Whangaparaoa College 2017

If your child is enrolled to attend Whangaparaoa College in 2017 we would like to advise that from Monday 26 September 2016 uniforms will be available to be purchased online via a specialised school uniform shop run by NZUniforms at www.nzuniforms.com
Uniform can also be purchased 6 days a week, weekdays 9am - 5pm and Saturday 9am - 1pm, from the NZUniform shop at 19 Orbit Drive Albany. All major credit cards and WINZ payments are accepted.  NZUniforms also run a Uniform Club which is a great way to save for your uniform purchases if you wish to make regular payments. 

To assist you with sizing for your child we will be opening the current uniform shop onsite at Whangaparaoa College in the upcoming school holidays on Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 September from 10am - 3pm.  Limited stock will be available for purchase if you wish.

There will also be a PopUp Uniform shop onsite at Whangaparaoa College sometime in January prior to school starting in 2017 (dates to be confirmed).

Red Beach Surf Life Saving Club Registration Days

Hibiscus Coast School Holiday Program

Thinking Caps Holiday Programme

Thinking Caps are running a maths and a reading and writing holiday programme.  These will be held at our Thinking Caps office at 6A David Sidwell Place, Stanmore Bay.  Maths will run week one Tues 27th, Weds 28th, Thurs 29th Sept and reading and writing week two Tues 4th, Weds 5th, Thurs 6th.  The sessions are 9.30am till 10.30am for years 3 and 4 and 11am till 12pm for years 5 and 6.  Cost is $114 for the three days.
If you would like to enrol your child or know of any child that this may be beneficial to contact carolyn@thinkingcaps.co.nz

Violin Taster Programme Special Offer term 4

Just $99 for 8 group lessons. Violins available for hire $30 per term subject to availability. This highly successful course allows your child to try out the violin at minimum cost.  Enrol now: Cathryn Morris contactcathryn@gmail.com or see www.morrismusic.co.nz for more details.

Violin Taster Programme Special Offer term 4

Just $99 for 8 group lessons. Violins available for hire $30 per term subject to availability. This highly successful course allows your child to try out the violin at minimum cost.  Enrol now: Cathryn Morris contactcathryn@gmail.com or see www.morrismusic.co.nz for more details.


Apples Childcare.

Are you looking for childcare? Apples Childcare has incorporated a homebased option for families in our community where babies and preschool children can experience childcare in a home setting. Our Educators provide childcare in safe and educational environments. We have regular playgroups and care can be flexible to best suit the family’s needs.
Would you like to work from home? Where you can still meet your family’s needs and earn an income? You could become an Apples at Home Childcare Educator, caring for preschool children in your home. Our Educators are fully supported by fully qualified and registered early childhood teachers.
For more information visit our website www.appleshomecare.co.nz, our Facebook page “Apples at Home Childcare” or phone 0800apples(277537) or 0272555081.

Sport Gulf Harbour - Mixed Tag Registering NOW

Mixed Tag registering NOWEmail Bridgette by Friday 16th September to register for the 2016/17 Tag season.
Tag is played at Raiders Rugby League Grounds (next to Stanmore Bay Leisure Centre) and the season spans Friday 28th October 2016 - Friday 10th March 2017 with a break over the Christmas period.
You can enter your own team through SGH or we will create one for you. There is a maximum of 12 children per team with 8 on the field at any one time. Each team must have at least 3 girls with at least 2 girls on the field at any one time.
Cost is:
$35 per individual;
$60 for 2 children from same family; or 
$90 for a family of 3 or more children. 
All prices include SGH uniform hire and we also provide the Tag belts at the start of each game. Note: if you are not already an annual SGH member you will also need to add $10 per child for a SGH term membership.
It's going to be fun so email Bridgette now to get involved.

Summer Soccer for boys and girls
 We are also taking registrations for 2016 summer soccer, which runs in Term 4 from Monday 17th October until Monday 12th December. Matches are played at Stanmore Bay opposite the Leisure Centre and everyone is welcome.
Years 1&2 and 3&4 play 5 a-side (minimum of 7 per team)
Years 5&6 and 7&8 play 7 a-side (minimum of 9 per team)
 The cost is just $50 per player, which includes SGH uniform hire. Once again, if you are not a SGH annual member, remember to add $10 for the term membership fee.
 Email Sheryl now to be a part of the fun.


Week One 

Book your tickets to the NZ Amateur premier of Starlight Express!  you will see 50 of our local kids on skates, singing, dancing and acting there skates off!  This show is suitable for all ages and will be sure to get you singing in your seats!  So grab your tickets and be part of the magic!  www.itcket.co.nz

Week Two  It's Holiday programme time! THREE days of pure fun and performing madness!
Day One - Music Day
Day Two - Drama Day
Day Three - Disco and Dance Day
Bookings are open now at www.peachesandpickles.net 
See you there!

Kelly Club School Holiday Programme

Kelly Club is running a Sept/Oct Holiday Programme from Monday 26th September to Friday 7th October at Orewa, Red Beach and Stanmore Bay Primary School. Come and join us for Team Building Challenges, Creepy Crawlies, Wheels Day, A-Z Day, Freaky Friday, Trip Day to Roller Skating  and much, much more!!! To book or to find out more, please go to our website www.kellyclub.co.nz.  Any queries contact Karen on (09) 4279377.

Organic Gardening Course

Northtec is offering a fees-free gardening course covering raised beds, seed starting, growing home vegetables and keeping a garden diary.  This is an ideal course for mothers as it runs from 9am to 3pm, twice a week with one day a week working on your home garden.  Queries? Betsy Kettle 426-4909 or dbkettle@slingshot.co.nz

I am a certified organic grower of 13 years and have been teaching organics and permaculture for Northtec and Unitec for over 10 years.

Whangaparaoa Tennis Club

Tennis Northern 2016 “Club of the Year” Edith Hopper Park. Manly
Inviting all adults to PLAY FOR FREE in August – Wednesdays from 6.30pm and Sundays from 2pm. Come along.

Club Open Days – Juniors – 9am Sat 10th Sept, Seniors 2pm 11th Sept, Midweek ladies Wed 28th Sept.
Interclub Registrations for seniors by 14th August, and Junior by 11th September. For more info or to register visit www.wgptennis.co.nz

Harcourts Playhouse Auction

Harcourts Manly Team are auctioning a kids playhouse built by the team as well as other great items donated by local business.

We would like to invite everyone to our Auction Friday 15 July  5.30PM at Whangaparaoa Plaza food court!



Personal Assistant – Part Time, Flexible Hours

We are looking for an outstanding person to lend their skills, their experience, warmth and love to assist the Executive Director of recently launched charity Sources Of Unconditional Love – SOUL dedicated to empowering girls especially those who suffer because of prejudice and discrimination.   Please check all the magic happening on our website www.soul.kiwi

  • Have brilliant communication skills
  • Are very computer savvy
  • Have a high level of accuracy and a good relationship with data
  • Are pro-active and can anticipate future needs

You will have had at least 5 years experience as a personal assistant, a manager, or perhaps as a highly professional person looking for a role which completely aligns with your values. This is a 25 hours a week role with flexible hours.

You are very self-motivated and can work from home as well as being able to work some hours at a private residence in Gulf Harbour. To apply please email julie@soul.kiwi very soon.

Holiday Soccer programme

Holiday Art Classes


AGE: (8-13) DATE: Monday 11 July / Monday 18 July

TIME: 10am - 3 pm

COST: $60 full session; $50 for siblings

This is an opportunity to make your very own giant flower using cloth, wire, paper and your creativity.

Capture nature’s beauty and create one full of whimsy, humour and fun.

Contact Fiona Gray 021 1068816 Classes held in Matakatia


TIME: 9.30 am – 2.30 pm Thursday and Friday 14/15 July

Tuesday and Wednesday 19 & 20 July

COST: $ 120, $105 for siblings

Using Matisse as your inspiration, and colour as your mood, you’ll create a magically bright and

exciting mixed collage/painting, bring your own special objects if you wish, and let the day brim with happiness and play.


Seeking volunteer Leaders for Guides (girls aged 9 1/2 to 12 1/2) at Stanmore Bay on Wednesday nights.  Enjoy the satisfaction of empowering girls to be the best that they can be while gaining valuable experience and qualifications that can be transferred to your general working life. Please contact Barbara Hamer 0212666437 or email hibiscus.lc@gmail.com


AGE: 8-13
TIME: weekdays 3.30pm - 5.15pm
DATES: 10 May  - 8 July
COST: $30 per session x 10
DAY:  Wednesday
First 7 students can be collected from school, includes afternoon snack.
Contact Fiona  - 094248300 / 021 1068816
WHERE: Beautiful rural setting in Matakatia


AGE: 8 - 13
WHEN: Second week of holidays Thursday 28 and Friday 29 April, 2016
TIME: 10 am - 3pm
WHERE:  Hobbs Road, Matakatia
COST: $130.00
CONTACT: Fiona Gray
                   09 424 8300
                   021 1068816
Create your own painting with your magical and mechanical images in a fantastical landscape.
Bring your own lunch and drink bottle.


We hope everyone has had a great term and looking forward to the school holidays!
Our Kelly Sports Awesome Autumn Sports Programme for Term 2 will focus on Hockey, Rippa Rugby, Soccer and Baseball  This is a great opportunity for your children to try out these sports and to have heaps of fun while developing their ball skills, hand-eye co-ordination and spatial awareness.
Bookings for Kelly Sports at Gulf Harbour School for term 2 are now open! To register visitwww.kellysports.co.nz  to recieve the 'early bird' $5 discount - book before the 4th May and enter in the voucher code 'early bird'

Playground magazine is live

Are you looking for a holiday programme for your child over the April holidays.  PLAYGROUND has activities available so please use the link to go through our website to find something for your child.  We have Martial arts, Physique Rugby, Breakaway Fitness Basketball, Discovery Labs, Iceage on ice, dance, arts and more.  Simply visit http://www.playground.org.nz/  Have a safe, fun and memorable holiday.

My child can't read ... are they dyslexic??

Thursday 17th March - My child can't read... are they dyslexic? Struggling with fine motor skills - are they dyspraxic?
Find the answers at our Dys and That seminar.
With so much information out there and so many questions about the "dys and that's" affecting children's learning, it can be difficult to get the answers you need. Our KidsLink Connect event onThursday 17th March will help!
Come along and hear from 2 specialists who will be sharing their knowledge and passion for helping children and families with exactly these issues. 7-9pm $20.00 per person, bookings essential. Visit:
kidslink.co.nz and click on Events.

Good as New Pre Loved Kids Autumn Market.

Saturday 27th February
Orewa Community Center
9.00am - 12 noon.
40+ stalls selling quality 2nd hand kids Clothes, Toys, Furniture and Accessories
Inquiries 0274 707 151 

Free Maths Assessment


Are you looking for after school care or activities for your child this term.  We have something for everyone from dance to fitness, arts, swimming lessons, martial arts, languages and more.  PLUS mention Playground when you enrol and go in the draw to win a Pet Party.  Visit http://www.playground.org.nz/


Performing Arts, Youth Theatre, Acting, Musical Theatre, Film, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary, Guitar, Singing, Band Jam,  First Class education in the Performing Arts and Dance in our purpose built studios. From Pre School to Adult we inspire! JamJar Studios 661C Whangaparaoa Road call us on 09 428 0809 or book online at www.peachesandpickles.net OR www.solemovement.co.nz 

Whangaparaoa 2030 – Roadshow

The Whangaparaoa Peninsula Community Forum are going to be running a Roadshow in February/March 2016.  This will be a series of interactive public displays to engage the wider community in a conversation about the future of the Whangaparaoa Peninsula and what we can do to work toward the future with a collective vision.

These conversations will be further adding to those had by key stakeholders at the Whangaparaoa 2030 Workshop held in November last year.

Sunday 14th February          -   Hobbs Wharf Markets                                          -  10am – 2pm
                                                      Pinecrest Drive, Gulf Harbour
 Tuesday 23rd February        -  The Plaza                                                                  -  1pm – 4pm
                                                      Whangaparaoa Rd, Whangaparaoa
 Sunday 28th February          -  Red Beach Surf Life Saving Club Rooms         -  8.30am – 12.30pm
                                                      Ngapara St, Red Beach
 Tuesday 1st March                -  The Leisure Centre                                                 -  8.30am – 10.30 am and 3.30pm – 5.30pm
                                                       Brightside Rd, Stanmore Bay
 Tuesday 8th March                -  Whangaparaoa Library                                          -  1pm – 4pm
                                                      Main St, Whangaparaoa