Friday, December 19, 2014

Churton Park Community Centre - What's On to January 25, 2015

Hi Everyone

What a year it’s been! Thanks to each and every one of you for your contribution to your community and here’s looking forward to a fun and exciting 2015! CPCC will be shut from 2pm today (Friday 19th December) until 10am Tuesday 20th January. Don’t forget this closure includes Wellington Anniversary Day.

The Wednesday Walkers will continue to walk throughout the holidays, with the next walk on Wednesday 31st December. Meet in the Village car park at 9am for a 9.15 departure.

REGULAR CLASS SPOTLIGHT – Open Table Tennis Sessions
We hold two open table tennis sessions at Churton Park Community Centre each week – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 – 2pm. Players of all abilities are very welcome! $2 to play.

们的乒乓球桌案每周两次对社区开放,欢迎任何不同水平的爱好者参加。 周星期二和星期四的中午十二点到下午两点, 请捐两元。

Table Tennis sessions run every week for the full year, including our first week back – Tuesday 20th and Thursday 22nd January!

FIRST WEEK BACK - For further information and bookings on all classes, contact me at the Centre: 830 4802 or Beckie.duffy@wcc.govt.nz, unless otherwise stated.
·         ** Pilates with Churton Park Physio ** - classes re-start on Wednesday 21stJanuary 6pm and Thursday 22nd January 9.30am.
·         ** 360 Degree Fitness Mens Group Fitness Classes ** - classes re-start on Tuesday 20th January at 11am and Thursday 22nd January at 6.15am. Contactdavid@360degreefitness.co.nz
·         ** Churton Park Ukulele Ensemble ** - lessons re-start on Tuesday 20thJanuary at 1pm.
·         ** 500 Cards Club ** - sessions re-start on Thursday 22nd January.
·         ** Thursday Evening Walking Group ** - first walk of the year on Thursday 22nd January.
·         ** Zumba Gold with Joy ** - classes re-start on Friday 23rd January. Just $5 and registration is not required. 
JANUARY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS – For further information on School Holiday Classes, please check out the CPCC Facebook page here
STOP PRESS: NEW ADDITION TO JANUARY SCHOOL HOLIDAY CLASSES:
·         ** Arty Blox ** - Local artist, Michele Courage of Arty Blox, will be taking an Arty Blox class on Thursday 29th January from 10.30 - 12.30. This class will be beach themed. Places are strictly limited to 8 kids and costs $25 per child. Please book directly with Michele on enquiries@artyblox.co.nz or 021 610 317. See attached
·         ** Animated Story Telling & Kids Animation ** - Wellington Makerspace Trust will be bringing two fun and creative stop-motion animation classes to CPCC on Monday 26th January. There will be two age focused classes, bookings viawww.makerspacetrust.org/programmes/holiday-programmes
·         ** Introduction to 3D Printing ** - Learn about this exciting new technology in a workshop designed for students aged 10+. This introduction will be followed up by term-time practical workshops. Wednesday 28th January 10 - 11.30am. Book via http://www.fre3formd.co.nz/.
·         ** Introduction to Guitar - Wednesday 28th January, 3.30 - 4.30pm.  Phil Hope, our guitar tutor, will be hosting a free session to come down and check out his tuition methods and guitar playing skills. Phil can give you advice on what type of instrument to buy and answer any questions you or your child might have. FREE.
·         ** Brain Bunny Creative Writing ** - Brain Bunny will be offering term-time after school classes at CPCC in 2015 for kids aged 8 - 12 years. Classes will run on Thursday afternoons from 4 - 5pm. A one-off trial class will take place on Thursday January 29th 10.30- 12pm so children and parents can come along and check out the class.
·         ** Edible Craft ** - Rachel Williams will be back in January with another fun and creative edible class! Make your own edible gift and card for someone special in your life. We will bring all the supplies. All you need is yourself! We will be making cake pops and decorating cookies to wrap up for a special gift. We will also design beautiful homemade cards for you to add to your gift.
COMING SOON
·         ** Zumba Gold ** - due to very popular demand, Joy will be running an evening Zumba Gold class in 2015. Watch this space!
·         ** Chinese Library Collection via CPCC ** - we are delighted to announce that from mid-February 2015, we will have a selection of Chinese language books available at CPCC for borrowing. This service will be available to anyone with a Wellington City Libraries Card and will run on Fridays after the Social English Sessions. You will be able to borrow books for 4 weeks and books can be returned either to CPCC or Johnsonville Library.
·         ** Adults 3D Printing ** - Thanks to everyone who expressed interest, as a result I have confirmed an adults 3D Printing information evening and practical workshop for 2015. Please see the attached flyers for both sessions.
·         ** Kids 3D Printing ** - We will also be running practical 3D Printing Workshops for kids aged 10+ in term one. This will be open to children who have completed the Introductory Session in the school holidays. See attached for further information, including how to enrol.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
·         ** Teaching School Holiday Classes ** - We now have a full schedule for the January school holidays, but if you are interested in running a creative, energetic, fun school holiday class at CPCC, please get in touch – we are now taking expressions of interest for the April 2015 School holidays and beyond.
·         ** Churton Park Toastmasters – Successful Communicators and Leaders ** -Coming soon to Churton Park Community Centre: Toastmasters will be  starting a Churton Park based Toastmaster Club in 2015. Toastmasters is an ideal way to gain confidence in public speaking and leadership through practice. It’s ideal for helping you manage that new promotion, coming across much better in a job interview, gaining confidence in giving presentations and leading meetings and developing leadership skills.

There are two possible times – Sunday afternoons from 2-4pm or Thursday evenings from 7.30-9.30. If you are interested in being kept in the loop with this group, please let me know – and let me know your preferred day and time.

COMMUNITY NOTICES
·         Here's a great Christmas holidays project - get planting so you can take part in the Little Sprouts Country Fair Green Thumb Competition in March next year. We support Little Sprouts at CPCC by taking donations of new baby clothes and equipment, which Little Sprouts re-distribute to newborn babies in need. Check them out at https://www.facebook.com/LittleSproutsNZ.

To keep up to date with what’s on at CPCC throughout the week, you can follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ChurtonParkCommunityCentre). It’s publically available, so you can view it even if you don’t belong to Facebook.
Have a great Christmas!
Beckie Duffy
Community Centre Advocate | | Wellington City Council
P 04 830 4802 | M 021 247 8741 | F
E 
Beckie.Duffy@wcc.govt.nz | W Wellington.govt.nz |




Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Four Year Old Programme & New Entrant Parent Sessions 2015

Four Year Old Programme 2015
Tuesday afternoons 1:40-2:40pm in Koru Hub

First session for Term 1 is Tuesday 17 February.
Last session for Term 1 is Tuesday 31 March. 

New Entrant Parent Information Sessions 2015
Term 1       Tuesday 24 February        3:30pm
Term 2       Tuesday 12 May               3.30pm
Term 3       Tuesday 11 August           3.30pm
Term 4       Tuesday 3 November        3.30pm

As these times are arranged well in advance dates or times may need to change. We will inform you of any changes.

Thanks!

Last day of school - Wednesday 17th December, 2014

Kia ora koutou, 

The term is flying by and we are now rushing towards the end of the school year. 
Our final day of school for 2014 is on Wednesday 17th Dec. The structure of the day is a little different from our usual school day; here is an overview of the day:

9:15 am  Prize giving: We will start the day with our end of year prize giving (including our Amesbury Awesomeness awards for both hubs for Term 4, and our teacher awards for individual students). Prize giving will last between 30-45 minutes. 

10:30 am Swimming pool: Travelling on buses to swimming pool (all students). Students will have lunch at the pool. All students to bring togs and towel. 

 1:30 pm Return to school Students can be picked up/taken home from pool if preferred

2pm School officially closes 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Koru Hub Camp 2014



Check out some of our camp photos at the wonderful Wellesley Country Park.

On Thursday we saw heaps of interesting animals at Staglands, enjoyed exploring our camp site, played cricket, AFL and roasted marshmallows. Friday begun with drizzle that got a little heavier throughout the morning. A change in plans had us going on a 'Forbidden Walk' across the 'Forbidden Bridge' and completing a camp alphabet hunt. After tidying up, packing bags and eating lunch we ended with a movie.

Thanks to all the parents who assisted us and well done to all the children for great participation.

Have a great Christmas and holiday break everyone.

From the Koru Hub Team

Friday, December 12, 2014

Churton Park Community Centre - What's On to December 19th

Hi Everyone
I hope you’re managing to stay calm at a busy time of the year! There’s one more week at CPCC before we closes for the Christmas break. The Centre re-opens on Tuesday 20th January at 10am. If you feel like you’re going to be at a loss for what to do with the kids in the week before they go back to school, check out our School Holiday classes below.
There was an error in last week’s newsletter: Lauren Molhoek will be organising next year’s CPCC Buggy Group on Monday mornings. Thanks Lauren for all the great work you do co-ordinating this group!
For what’s coming up next week, please click here 
REGULAR CLASS SPOTLIGHT – 360 Degree Fitness
Looking to get fit in a supportive and non-judgemental environment? Not so keen on doing the gym thing? David from 360 Degree Fitness runs 4 weekly mens group fitness sessions here at CPCC. Check out http://360degreefitness.co.nz/group-sessions/ for full details. David will also be available for one on one Personal Training session from 11 January on wards. Get in touch with him at david@360degreefitness.co.nz.
 ON NEXT WEEK For further information and bookings on all classes, contact me at the Centre: 830 4802 or Beckie.duffy@wcc.govt.nz, unless otherwise stated.
·         ** Funclay Sale ** - If your kids have been to Anna's Funclay classes here at the Centre, you'll know how clever and talented she is at creating the most amazing figures out of Funclay. Here's your chance to get in and buy Anna's pieces for Christmas pressies (they make cute stocking stuffers!) or even grab some Funclay for your own fun over the school holidays! Monday 15th December from 3.30 - 5pm here at CPCC.
·         ** Wednesday Walking Group Holiday Walks ** - Last year the group continued walking over the Christmas/New Year break and this proved popular. Between 31/12/14 and 14/01/15, local walks will be offered for those wanting to "walk-off" any Christmas/New Year over-eating. As usual, be at the Community Centre at 9am for a 9:15am start.
·         ** Thursday Evening Walking Group ** - The last walk for the evening walking group will be on Thursday 18th December and walks will re-start again on Thursday 22nd January.
COMING SOON – MARK YOUR CALENDARS
·         ** Zumba Gold ** - due to very popular demand, Joy will be running an evening Zumba Gold class in 2015. Watch this space!
·         ** Chinese Library Collection via CPCC ** - we are delighted to announce that from mid-February 2015, we will have a selection of Chinese language books available at CPCC for borrowing. This service will be available to anyone with a Wellington City Libraries Card and will run on Fridays after the Social English Sessions. You will be able to borrow books for 4 weeks and books can be returned either to CPCC or Johnsonville Library.
·         ** Adults 3D Printing ** - Thanks to everyone who expressed interest, as a result I have confirmed an adults 3D Printing information evening and practical workshop for 2015. Please see the attached flyers for both sessions.
·         ** Kids 3D Printing ** - We will also be running practical 3D Printing Workshops for kids aged 10+ in term one. This will be open to children who have completed the Introductory Session in the school holidays. See attached for further information, including how to enrol.
JANUARY SCHOOL HOLIDAY CLASSES AT CPCC See full programme attached, with prices and booking information
·         ** Animated Story Telling & Kids Animation ** - Wellington Makerspace Trust will be bringing two fun and creative stop-motion animation classes to CPCC on Monday 26th January. There will be two age focused classes, bookings viawww.makerspacetrust.org/programmes/holiday-programmes
·         ** Introduction to 3D Printing ** - Learn about this exciting new technology in a workshop designed for students aged 10+. This introduction will be followed up by term-time practical workshops. Wednesday 28th January 10 - 11.30am. Book via http://www.fre3formd.co.nz/.
·         ** Introduction to Guitar - Wednesday 28th January, 3.30 - 4.30pm.  Phil Hope, our guitar tutor, will be hosting a free session to come down and check out his tuition methods and guitar playing skills. Phil can give you advice on what type of instrument to buy and answer any questions you or your child might have. FREE.
·         ** Brain Bunny Creative Writing ** - Brain Bunny will be offering term-time after school classes at CPCC in 2015 for kids aged 8 - 12 years. Classes will run on Thursday afternoons from 4 - 5pm. A one-off trial class will take place on Thursday January 29th 10.30- 12pm so children and parents can come along and check out the class.
·         ** Edible Craft ** - Rachel Williams will be back in January with another fun and creative edible class! Make your own edible gift and card for someone special in your life. We will bring all the supplies. All you need is yourself! We will be making cake pops and decorating cookies to wrap up for a special gift. We will also design beautiful homemade cards for you to add to your gift.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
·         ** English Second Language Classes with Gwendoline Rocton in 2015 ** - The purpose of the classes is to help people learn to speak English at different levels. Everyone is welcome. There will be different types of English available, English for business purposes, general English etc. There will be fun activities including games and role playing where students get to express themselves. Gwen will be using very modern materials, including audios and movies. Students won't learn English only in the classroom, there will be outings where students get to experience learning in a different environment. Fees : $10 an hour for 2 hours. Students are welcome to take the classes for two days a week are recommended to take it for three days for effectiveness. Lessons will be different everyday there will be no time to be bored. One to one classes are available upon request for a different fee. Gwen will be offering a free introductory session on Tuesday 3rd February 7 – 9pm for  a chance to meet her to see if these lessons are right for you. For further details, contact Gwen on 021 0845 9053 or gwendolinerocton1@gmail.com.
COMMUNITY NOTICES
** The 12 Storytimes of Christmas at Johnsonville Library ** - Wear your pyjamas or favourite Christmas costume and get lost in stories of holidays, Christmas and the festive season. Friday 19th December at Johnsonville Library at 6.30pm. 
FROM TAWA COMMUNITY CENTRE
The SPCA will be at the Tawa CC next Saturday 20 December from 12noon-3pm.  Come and check out all those cats & kittens that could be taken home for a very special Christmas!!

To keep up to date with what’s on at CPCC throughout the week, you can follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ChurtonParkCommunityCentre). It’s publically available, so you can view it even if you don’t belong to Facebook.
Have a great weekend!

Beckie Duffy
Community Centre Advocate | | Wellington City Council
P 04 830 4802 | E 
Beckie.Duffy@wcc.govt.nz | W Wellington.govt.nz




Wednesday, December 10, 2014

2015 Music Lessons at Amesbury School

If you would like to register your child for music lessons at Amesbury School in Term 1, 2015 please complete this response form.

There will be no automatic "carry overs" from 2014, so even if your child already participates in music this year, you need to submit your requests for 2015.

Please let us know if you have any queries, or problems accessing the response form.

Gail 
office@amesbury.school.nz