Friday, October 24, 2014

Churton Park Community Centre - What's On to 02 November, 2014

Hi Everyone!

The SPCA will be in this Saturday with cute and fluffy cats available for adoption. Pop down between 12-3pm! For what’s coming up next week, please click here.

REGULAR CLASS SPOTLIGHT
The Thursday Evening Walking Group is a dedicated group of walkers making the most of the varied terrain around our suburb, and good company, to get some exercise in every week. Walks depart from CPCC at 7pm sharp every Thursday evening. If you’d like more information, get in touch with me at the Centre.

ON NEXT WEEK
·         ** Labour Day: Centre Closed: ** - The following classes are not running: 360 Degree Fitness, Pilates with Churton Park Physio, Yoga with Diane, Bodevolve Pilates and the Buggy Group.
·         ** Card and Box Making Class ** - this is a lovely, crafty class just for grown-ups! Learn to make cards, envelopes and boxes. Tuesday 28th October from 10-12pm and only $20 for 4 stunning crafts to keep. Numbers are limited for this class, so make sure you get in touch to book your spot: beckie.duffy@wcc.govt.nz / 830 4802. See the attached flyer or in-Centre for examples of what you will make.
·         ** Early Explorers Playgroup Cancelled on Wednesday 29th October**

COMING SOON – MARK YOUR CALENDARS
·         ** 360 Degree Fitness Change of Time ** - Tuesday’s 10am Men’s Group Fitness class is moving to 11am, from 4th November. Get in for a pre-lunchtime workout. Contact David (david@360degreefitness.co.zn) to register. 
·         ** Preschool Music Classes ** – Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. – 10:45am, starting Tuesday 4 November. Music, song, and dance for pre-schoolers. Let your little one explore melody, rhythm, and movement in interactive, fun sessions! For children under 5, including infants. First class free if signed up before 31 October. Limited spaces! $40 for five classes. For more information and to sign up contact Felicity Baker, a local Suzuki-trained cello and piano teacher at: fab-music@baker.org.nz or 027 272 2580. See attached.
·         ** Free Arthritis Seminars ** - designed to help you live positively with arthritis. We hosted these sessions a few months ago and people were buzzing about how useful they were! Wednesday 5th November from 10am. See the schedule attached for different times for different types of arthritis. Tell your friends with arthritis! Book with me at the Centre - 830 4802 / beckie.duffy@wcc.govt.nz
·         ** Funclay Christmas Decoration Class ** - Drop the kids off and get some Christmas shopping done while they learn how to make cute Christmas decorations out of Funclay. Great on the tree or for gifts. Funclay will also be available to purchase. Thursday November 6th (2 spaces left) or Friday 7th November from 3.30 - 5pm, $15 per child. Please book through the Centre – beckie.duffy@wcc.govt.nz or 830 4802.
·         ** Christmas Card Making Class ** - Tuesday 11th November 10-12pm. Learn the skills to make four exquisite Christmas cards then take home your work! Just $20 for four cards. Places are strictly limited, so register with me: 830 4802 or Beckie.duffy@wcc.govt.nz.
·         ** Churton Park Craft Market Kids Market ** - This is exciting! This year's Churton Park Craft Market will include a market by and for kids! Kids, start saving your pocket money and join us on Friday 14th November from 5 – 8pm for fun, food, entertainment and shopping!
·         ** Pashminas Unlimited Sale ** - For the first time at CPCC, fine quality Kashmiri pashminas in silk, wool and cotton. These would make gorgeous Christmas gifts (or something special for yourself) on sale at CPCC on Friday 21st November between 12 – 2pm. See attached for more information on product and prices.
·         ** Churton Park Photography Club End of Year Exhibition ** - Tuesday 25th November, from 7pm at Simmer Café. This will be an opportunity to see and appreciate the talent and the achievements of this group in the past year. Examples of the students' work will be framed and available for sale. For those of you curious about joining the Club, this could also be a great opportunity to get along and meet some of the members.

FROM THE CHURTON PARK COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
·         ** Car Boot Sale ** - It’s back! Sunday 2 November in the Churton Park New World car park from 1pm to 4pm. Anyone wanting to be a seller can contact Richard 478 5188 for details.
·         ** Churton Park Community Christmas Party ** - mark your calendars, this year’s Christmas Party will be on Saturday 29th November. More details to follow.

COMMUNITY NOTICES
·         ** Talent Search for Tourism shoot ** - NZ Productions helps organise photo shoots for clients around Wellington. We have a job coming up in late November we are wanting people for. This is a paid job for the people selected. The work will be quite straight forward.  Ages required Between 20 - 45yrs. Talent fee: $300 half day - $450 full day (less tax). Shooting:  Late November 2014 - day to be confirmed. Submission form:http://www.nzproduction.co.nz/castingjob-1.php·
** Want to read faster? **- Come and double your present reading speed with the Genius Mind Reading programme. Learn to use your natural learning capabilities much more effectively. Johnsonville Library. Friday 31st October @ 6.30pm. This is a free event for adults.
·         ** Cardio Tennis is coming! ** - see attached for more information on this new initiative from Churton Park Tennis Club.

FROM NEWLANDS COMMUNITY CENTRE
Calling all crafty-types – do you knit, weave, carve, paint, sew, or otherwise create things? Would you like to have a go at selling your creations? Newlands Community Centre is having aChristmas Craft Fair on Friday 5 December, 4- 7pm. We want any local people who have crafts or Christmas goodies/edible gifts to come along and have a stall – and it will all be FREE!!!!!! More details will follow, but we need to know NOW if you think you would like to take part, whether you knit  socks, make Christmas cards, weave kete, or bake Christmas cookies.  We are hoping that the community will get behind this event – we know there is lots of talent. Please contact Pippa on 477 3724 if you are interested.

FROM TAWA COMMUNITY CENTRE
Triple One is holding a one day workplace first aid course next Tuesday 28 October at Tawa Community Centre.  From 8.30am-5pm.  For more info or to book, contact Steffan on 021 967448 or 0800 4TRIPLE1 or go to their website www.triplecare.co.nz.

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.

Enjoy your long weekend!

Beckie Duffy
Community Centre Advocate | | Wellington City Council
P 04 803 8741 | M 021 247 8741 | F
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Rebecca.Duffy@wcc.govt.nz | W Wellington.govt.nz






Thursday, October 23, 2014

Welcome to our new student: Varsha

Varsha Ranganathan joined Koru Hub this morning.  Welcome to Amesbury School!

Varsha

Friday, October 17, 2014

Churton Park Community Centre - What's On to October 26th, 2014

Hi Everyone

Thanks to everyone who turned up to our first Social English session this week. It was very successful, with a lovely group of people. Please join us next Friday at 10am if you would like to know more about this group. For what’s coming up next week, please click here.

ON NEXT WEEK
·         ** Churton Park Photography Club ** - October’s meeting is showcasing members photographs of SPRING..... from lovely spring flowers to wild weather and even a blood moon. Tuesday 21st October 7.30 – 9.30pm. New members are always welcome. Contact the Centre for more information. (See below for more information on the Club’s End of Year Exhibition)

·         ** Churton Park Physiotherapy Pilates: Cancelled Classes ** - Please be advised that, due to staff annual leave, Pilates with Churton Park Physiotherapy will be cancelled from Wednesday 22nd October - Monday 3rd November. Classes resume once more on Wednesday 5th November. Classes will continue to run at Khandallah Town Hall on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9.30 - 10.30am and Monday, Thursday 6-7pm. Apologies for any inconvenience.

·         ** Churton Park Craft Market Raffle ** - The organisers of the Churton Park Craft Market have put together an amazing raffle, with proceeds going towards the Autism Intervention Trust. Every stallholder attending the Craft Market has donated a gorgeous item. Raffle tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5 and are available from me here at the Centre, so come in and grab a couple of tickets! The raffle will be drawn at the Churton Park Craft Market on Friday November 14th!

·         ** Free CPR Classes with Wellington Free Ambulance ** - limited spaces are still available in the 11.30am session and plenty of space in the 7pm session. Brush up your skills with a fun, easy and interactive session. Register with me at the Centre – 830 4802 or reply to this email.

·         ** SPCA Adopt-a-thon ** - October’s Adopt-a-thon will be running on Saturday 25th October from 12 – 3pm.

COMING SOON – MARK YOUR CALENDARS
·         ** Card and Box Making Class ** - this is a lovely, crafty class just for grown-ups! Learn to make cards. envelopes and boxes. Tuesday 28th October from 10-12pm and only $20 for 4 stunning crafts to keep. Numbers are limited for this class, so make sure you get in touch to book your spot: beckie.duffy@wcc.govt.nz / 830 4802. See the attached flyer or in-Centre for examples of what you will make.

·         ** Preschool Music Classes ** – Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. – 10:45am, starting Tuesday 4 November. Music, song, and dance for pre-schoolers. Let your little one explore melody, rhythm, and movement in interactive, fun sessions! These classes will give children an introduction to music making and appreciation – an excellent foundation for starting an instrument. Song and movement are excellent ways to develop children’s brains for wider learning. First class free if signed up before 31 October. Limited spaces! $40 for five classes. For more information and to sign up contact Felicity Baker, a local Suzuki-trained cello and piano teacher at: fab-music@baker.org.nz or 027 272 2580.

·         ** Free Arthritis Seminars ** - designed to help you live positively with arthritis. We hosted these sessions a few months ago and people were buzzing about how useful they were! Wednesday 5th November from 10am. See the schedule attached for different times for different types of arthritis. Tell your friends with arthritis! Book with me at the Centre - 830 4802 / beckie.duffy@wcc.govt.nz

·         ** Funclay Christmas Decoration Class ** - Drop the kids off and get some Christmas shopping done while they learn how to make cute Christmas decorations out of Funclay. Great on the tree or for gifts. Funclay will also be available to purchase. Thursday November 6th (2 spaces left) or Friday 7th November from 3.30 - 5pm, $15 per child. Please book through the Centre – beckie.duffy@wcc.govt.nz or 830 4802.

·         ** Pashminas Unlimited Sale ** - For the first time at CPCC, fine quality Kashmiri pashminas in silk, wool and cotton. These would make gorgeous Christmas gifts (or something special for yourself) on sale at CPCC on Friday 21st November between 12 – 2pm. See attached for more information on product and prices.

·         ** Churton Park Photography Club End of Year Exhibition ** - Tuesday 25th November, from 7pm at Simmer Café. This will be an opportunity to see and appreciate the talent and the achievements of this group in the past year. Examples of the students' work will be framed and available for sale. For those of you curious about joining the Club, this could also be a great opportunity to get along and meet some of the members.

COMMUNITY NOTICES
·         ** Diwali Festival of Lights Mela Day ** - Join in the fun and festivities of the 2014 Diwali celebrations this Sunday 1.30 – 10pm at TSB Arean and Shed 6. Gold coin entry. See http://wellington.govt.nz/events/annual-events/diwali for full details.

·         ** Community Training Workshops ** - WCC run some very useful workshops on running events in your community. There are two more coming up in November. I have attended both these courses and found them worthwhile, and an excellent networking opportunity. Workshops are held at Meeting Room Level 1, ASB Sports Centre 72 Kemp St Kilbirnie.  $40 voluntary organisations, $60 government or business organisations. Please contact me for an enrolment form:
o   Get Set Go -  Find out everything you need to know about running a community recreation programme or event - 14 November   9am – 3pm
o   Spread the Word – How to effectively promote your community event or programme - 21 November: 9am - 3pm

·         **Community Funding ** - Need funding for your community project, event or other venture and not sure where to start? If you have a Wellington City Library Card, why not check out "Fundview" through the Wellington City Library Databases. Tell Fundview what you need funding for and the database will spit back a list of potential funders and their contact details. Easy! http://www.wcl.govt.nz/wc-bin/fundview
·         ** Churton Park Kindergarten Quiz Night ** - Churton Park Kindy’s annual Quiz Night Fundraiser at 1841 on Sunday the 2nd of November.  It will be a super fun night and there are some great prizes up for grabs.  All proceeds go directly to supporting Churton Park Kindergarten. See attached.
·         ** Free Xero Training ** is running free training for Charities and Non-Profits on how to use their financial management software. See the attachment for more information. 
FROM NEWLANDS COMMUNITY CENTRE
For Community Service Card holders – if you are in need of some good clothes, we are holding a ‘Helping Hand Day’ at the Centre on Wednesday 22 October, from 9am – 2pm. We have a good range of quality second hand women’s clothing and also toys that will be available for people to take away. Changing room provided, to make sure you get what fits! Please make sure you bring your CSC with you and proof of address.

FROM TAWA COMMUNITY CENTRE
Dance for Parkinson’s – There will be a 60 minute pilot class on Tuesday 28 October at 12noon at Tawa Community Centre.  Come along and give it a go. Support people and partners encouragedJ Koha appreciated to cover costs.  Please contactphysio.rachel.horwell@gmail.com or 022 077 2654.

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 04 803 8741 | M 021 247 8741 | F
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Rebecca.Duffy@wcc.govt.nz | W Wellington.govt.nz |




Thursday, October 16, 2014

A dash of India

Students were treated to some traditional Indian dance today. It is much like ballet with specific stances and positions. We learned that the hand gestures in the dance are a way of communicating a message, much like sign language.

We were also given some information about the origin of Diwali and how it is celebrated. The Diwali Festival of Lights will be held at the TSB Bank Arena on Sunday 19 October from 1pm.

Thank you to the Asia Awareness Foundation for organising these dancers to come in. We really enjoyed both their performance and their teaching.






Amesbury School Athletics Day, 2014

Once again Wellington turned on its weather for our athletics day at Newtown Park. The sun shone all day and nothing but a light breeze drifted through the stadium. It even brought a few of the Phoenix players to watch and cheer for our students.

It was such a pleasure to watch all the students competing. There were some close tussles and some outstanding performances. I saw students showing persistence, determination and having a go. I also saw students enjoying themselves and having fun while competing. Their attitude and effort was commendable. 

There are a number of people who made the day run smoothly. Firstly, thank you to the teachers for your hard work. It was a long, hot day in the sun, but you kept your enthusiasm right to the end. You helped make the day enjoyable for both students and parents.

Thank you to the parents who helped at events or helped to take groups of students from one place to another. We were very impressed with how willing and flexible you were. 

Another thank you needs to go out to Vaughan Oates (Athletics Wellington) and Don Dalgliesh (Wellington Scottish) who stayed at the track for the whole day to give us a hand. These two men have been involved with athletics for a long time and we really appreciated the expertise they offered. 

Finally, thank you to the parents who came down to the track to support their children. It was great to see you cheering on and congratulating all Amesbury School children.

We will be putting the Northern Zone team together this weekend and will let children know who is in the team on Monday. Parents will be e-mailed with all the information at some point next week. We'll be offering some extra practice sessions for students who have made it into the Northern Zone team. The timetable will be organised this weekend and will be made available for students on Monday.

The results have been put together and included in this post, as well as a slide show of photos from throughout the day.

Results
Photos

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Pajama Day at Amesbury

A great array of pajamas could be seen at Amesbury School on the last day of term 3. It made me want to be a kid again!

Students gave a gold coin donation to wear their pajamas or odd shoes. The funds raised went to some charitable organisations the children had chosen to support as part of their term 3 "Living Joyfully" Inquiry.






Amesbury Awesomeness Awards

A BIG congratulations to Lopa and Lucy for receiving the Amesbury Awesomeness Awards for term 3. They were congratulated for their awards in the usual Amesbury way - a haka. See below the commendations written by the teachers of their hubs.

Lopa
We have been very impressed with your attitude toward learning this term. You have been showing all of the high five values.

Excellence - You always do your best work. This has been particularly noticeable in writing where you go back to your work and try to improve it. We have noticed you becoming an insider into your learning.
Authenticity - You are developing confidence and enjoy sharing your ideas with the whole hub. You showed leadership in your See a need, Fill a need project by ensuring your project was being completed.
Sustainability - You are great at tidying up the hub and can often be seen making sure the Chromebooks are stacked neatly on top of each other and are all plugged in.
Connecting and Including - Your See a need, Fill a need project showed that you value friendship. The aim of your project was to ensure all children had a friend to play with.
Creating and Inquiring - You enjoy creating pieces of artwork or putting together a song or a dance.

You have had an amazing term in the hub and we look forward to seeing you continue to grow as an insider in your learning.

Lucy, you are a happy, cheerful girl who is friendly to everyone.  You regularly display  connecting and including as you listen carefully to others and respond kindly and thoughtfully when appropriate.  You care about your peers and you are always kind and inclusive.


You are an independent, self motivated learner who constantly puts 100% into whatever you do.  You can settle to tasks quickly and prioritise your most important tasks, which has enabled you to consistently meet deadlines.  It is wonderful to watch you always doing your best and striving for excellence.

We are particularly impressed with how hard you work and how well you persevere until success is reached. You are never put off by obstacles in your learning, you just keep trying and trying until you reach your goal. What a motivated, hard working learner you are!

We are all so proud of your efforts and achievements. We hope you are proud of yourself, too.

Congratulations Lucy, you deserve this Amesbury Awesomeness award!