Friday, September 19, 2014

Churton Park Community Centre - What's On to 28 September, 2014

Hi Everyone

Thanks to the generosity of local gardener, Sushma Brunt, who bought in spare dahlia bulbs to share with the community. These have now all gone to new homes! If you have spare goodies from your garden that you would like to share with the community, feel free to bring them in to CPCC for re-distribution! There’s lots in our “Coming Soon” section this week, with many term four classes now open for enrolment. For what’s coming up next week, please clickhere.

ON NEXT WEEK
·         ** Thursday Walking Group ** - the days are getting longer and early evening is starting to stretch out, so why not join our Thursday evening walking group for a local walk once a week. Meet at the Centre for a 7pm-sharp departure.

·         ** SPCA Adopt-a-pet ** - the SPCA will be at Churton Park Community Centre next Saturday from 12 – 3pm. Could your next fur-friend be amongst the cats and kittens that they’ll have available for adoption?

COMING SOON – MARK YOUR CALENDARS
·         ** School Holidays ** - See the full programme below, and get in touch with me directly to book (830 4802 orbeckie.duffy@wcc.govt.nz):
Monday 29 Sept: Funclay: Farm Animals 10am – 12pm $15    FULL          
Monday 29 Sept: Puppet Theatre Workshop 11am – 3pm $36 4 SPACES LEFT
Tuesday 30 Sept :Taekwon-do Fun! 11.05 – 11.50am $9       
Wednesday 1 Oct: Funclay: Sylvanian Animals 10am – 12pm $15FULL    
Wednesday 1 Oct: Origami Magic 11.30 - 1.30pm $10
Friday 3 Oct: Knitting Loom 10 – 11.30am $15 6 SPACES LEFT
Monday 6 Oct: Fondant Characters 11.30am – 2.30pm  $30 FULL       
Tuesday 7 Oct: Halloween Chocolates 11.30am – 2.30pm  $30 1 SPACE LEFT
Wednesday 8 Oct: Brain Bunny Creative Writing 1.30 – 4.30pm $35 2 SPACES LEFT

·         ** Churton Park Craft Market ** - make a note of Friday 14thNovember from 5 – 8pm for the famous Churton Park Christmas Craft Market. Applications for stalls selling handmade craft are welcome before 30th September. Contactchurtonparkcraftmarket@gmail.com to apply.

·         ** Fairy Dance Term Four Classes ** - Term Four for Fairy Dance runs Saturday 18th October - 13 December. There will be 2 class groups next term to accommodate individual capabilities more specifically, and fully enhance development and potential at a stronger level.
o   10.05am  3 ½ to 5 year olds = Pre-Primary (First level Royal Academy of Dance Ballet)
o   10.30am  2 to 3 ½ year olds = Bubby Ballerinas
Fees are $99 per term, or $15 per casual class. Enrolment either via website enquiry form on www.fairydance.co.nz, call 027 8900164 or emailinfo@fairdance.co.nz.

·         ** Monday Lunchtime Yoga with Diane **  - Mondays 12:00 to 1:00pm. Starting 13th October, for 8 weeks until 8th December, NO Class on Labour Day. Book your space with Diane by 8th October 0274 210 775 (ph/txt) ordianeclarkmanley@vodafone.co.nz.

·         ** Beginners Yoga with Diane ** - A gentle yoga class for beginners or students who are returning to yoga after a break away due to injury, illness or simply a lack of time. Working mindfully during these classes we honour our body and work within our own natural limits. Tuesdays 6.15 - 7.15pm, starting on October 14th – December 9th. Book your space with Diane by 8th October 0274 210 775 (ph/txt) ordianeclarkmanley@vodafone.co.nz.

·         ** Creative Expressions Term Four ** - Monday 13th October – 24th November 1.30pm – 3.30pm. We will be making quilted Christmas table runners, plus learning how to crochet, flowers and a few little things. We will also continue knitting little garments for “Little Sprouts” - we are getting quite a little pile of them at the moment! The cost is a gold coin to cover the room hire. We have a selection of tools and fabrics to start but the ladies of our group will need to provide their own Christmas fabrics as we haven’t many. Register your interest with Daphne:j.daysh@paradise.net.nz

·         ** Social English Sessions ** - starting Friday October 17that 10am. Improve your social English skills. Join us every Friday at Churton Park Community Centre to practice conversational English in a friendly and relaxed environment. $2 koha, complimentary tea and coffee.

·         ** Safe Driving Classes for Seniors ** - How well do you know the road rules? Join us at CPCC in October for a workshop that aims to maintain and improve safe driving practices for senior road users. Sessions are two hours long and will run on Wednesday 15th October (10-12pm) or Tuesday 22nd October (10-12pm). Space is limited and bookings are essential through Age Concern phone: 499 6646. Workshop costs $10 including booklet and hand outs.

·         ** Free CPR Classes ** - Wellington Free Ambulance will be running two free CPR sessions in October to get you up to speed with assisting someone in cardiac arrest, including the use of a defibrillator. This is especially timely as our Community Centre Defibrillator was used just a few weeks ago. Sessions are on Wednesday 22nd October from 11.30 – 1pm or 7.00 – 8.30pm. Register with me – 830 4802 orbeckie.duffy@wcc.govt.nz.

COMMUNITY NOTICES
·         ** Otari-Wilton’s Bush open day on this Saturday  ** Mayor Celia Wade-Brown will open the new Leonard Cockayne Centre at 9.30am with the plant sale starting at 10am. Join our Otari guides to hear some of the more macabre stories about New Zealand native plants this Saturday at the annual Otari-Wilton’s Bush open day. Do you know which plants can poison, maim and kill?

·         ** Easy Moves in Churton Park ** - Check out Easy Moves from Easy Swim, for a PMP-based programme on Saturday mornings for 3-4 year olds right here in Churton Park at Amesbury School. See their website for more info: www.easy-moves.co.nz.

FROM NEWLANDS COMMUNITY CENTRE
** Kids Cooking Classes ** - Local Master Chef NZ contestant Elizabeth Marshall is hosting five sessions of Kids Cooking classes at Newlands Community Centre. To book contact 4773724, details as following:
·         Muffin Master: learn how to bake your own muffins using different kinds of fruit! Monday 29th Sept 2.30-4.30 (age 10-12), Tuesday 30 Sept 9.30-11.30 (age 7-9), Tuesday 7th Oct 9.30 - 11.30 (age 5-6)
·         Mince Madness - Bolognaise: Learn how to make amazing mince dishes to wow your family! Monday 6th Oct  2.30 -4.30 (age 7-9), Tuesday 7th Oct  2.30 -4.30 ( age 10-12)
All classes are $25 per child- ingredients included. Kids get to take home whatever they make and get a certificate for completing the class. Book quickly to avoid disappointment - spaces limited to 6 per class.

FROM TAWA COMMUNITY CENTRE
Ever thought about leaning the art of  Japanese Drumming.  There is an open day at the Tawa Community Centre on Saturday 4 October from 1-3pm.  Everyone welcome.

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
Churton Park Community Centre| 
P 04 830 4802 M 021 247 8741
E 
beckie.duffy@wcc.govt.nz | WWellington.govt.nz 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Kelly Sports & Kelly Club - Term 4

Kelly Sports will be back in Term 4 with their fun and exciting classes. Kelly Sports encourages children to have fun, build confidence and to give sport a go. We believe that sport and physical activity has so much to offer young people; it improves fitness, develops communication skills, team work and gives children a place to channel their energy.

Kelly Sports Term 4 –Spring Superstars (Yrs 1-4) – Fridays 3.05-4.05pm - Come and try Football, Tennis, Basketball and Handball.Learn the fundamentals of all sports and new game skills all while having FUN!

Holiday Programmes - Kelly Club will be operating their Holiday Programmes at Amesbury School, Churton Park School, West Park School and at the Wests Rugby Club Rooms in Wilton during the October school holidays. Kelly Club Holiday Programmes focus on giving children aged between 5 and 12 the opportunity to do things they enjoy in a safe, supportive and encouraging environment. They are packed with variety to entertain, inspire and challenge children.

Holiday Sports Workshops - Kelly Sports is also offering their popular Holiday Sports Workshops in Football, Netball and Basketball. Programmes available at Wilton and Onslow College.

More information is available on the school website under Our Information/Out of School Care.

Summer Series Football & Netball  Get your friends together and enter a team in our popular 5-a-side Football or Netball Summer Series Leagues. Played on Friday afternoons at Ian Galloway Park (Football) and Samuel Marsden in Karori (Netball) beginning 17 October. A great way to maintain and improve your skills over the summer months.

ENROL FOR ALL PROGRAMMES ONLINE AT www.kellysports.co.nz or email adminwgtn@kellysports.co.nz

Friday, September 12, 2014

Churton Park Community Centre - What's on to 21 September

Hi Everyone

There are still spots available in tomorrow’s Self-Defence Workshop from 3 – 5.30pm. Just $60 for one adult and two kids. Contact Patricia to book: 0272976049 or preilly64@gmail.com.  For what’s coming up next week, please click here.

ON NEXT WEEK
·         ** Drop in Clinic with Hon. Hekia Parata ** - Tuesday 16th September 11.30 – 12.15. Meet senior Government representative, the Honourable Hekia Parata, Minister of Education and Acting Minister of Ethnic Affairs. Drop in and discuss any issues or questions you might have and take the opportunity to meet National Ohariu candidate, Brett Hudson.

·         ** Ukulele Lessons Re-Starting ** - I’m so delighted to let you know that our Churton Park Ukulele Ensemble with the lovely Carole will be re-starting again on Tuesday from 1-2pm. $2 koha to cover the room, and please bring your own ukulele. If you are new to lessons and would like to join you are most welcome, please get in touch with me for more information.

·         ** Photography Club ** - our Photography Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 7.30 – 9.30pm. This month it is the 16th of September and the group will be looking at Shadows - normally something you try to avoid!   This month we are capturing them as the feature of the photo. Also: Illusions - trying to make photos of perception.  Once again we are all looking forward to seeing our personal best photos of the month. New members are always welcome, regardless of ability. Please get in touch with me at the Centre for more information.

·         ** Zumba Gold ** - wind down into the weekend with great music, great company and good fun at Joy’s Friday afternoon Zumba Gold class from 1 – 2pm. Just $5 to participate, registrations not required.

COMING SOON – MARK YOUR CALENDARS
·         ** School Holidays ** - New classes have been added – Origami Magic and Knitting Looms (see attached for further details on these fun and creative classes!).
See the full programme below, and get in touch with me directly to book (830 4802 orbeckie.duffy@wcc.govt.nz):
Monday 29 Sept:      Funclay: Farm Animals                 10am – 12pm           $15     SOLD OUT
                                    Puppet Theatre Workshop             11am – 3pm              $36
Tuesday 30 Sept:     Taekwon-do Fun!                            11.05am                    $9       
Wednesday 1 Oct:  Funclay: Sylvanian Animals        10am – 12pm           $15     1 SPACE LEFT
                                    Origami Magic                                 11.30 - 1.30pm         $10
Friday 3 Oct:              Knitting Loom                                   10 – 11.30am            $15
Monday 6 Oct:         Fondant Characters                        11.30am – 2.30pm  $30     2 SPACES LEFT
Tuesday 7 Oct:         Halloween Chocolates                   11.30am – 2.30pm  $30     3 SPACES LEFT
Wednesday 8 Oct:  Brain Bunny Creative Writing       1.30 – 4.30pm          $35

·         ** Safe Driving Classes for Seniors ** - How well do you know the road rules? Join us at CPCC in October for a workshop that aims to maintain and improve safe driving practices for senior road users. Sessions are two hours long and will run on Wednesday 15th October (10-12pm) or Tuesday 22nd October (10-12pm). Space is limited and bookings are essential through Age Concern phone: 499 6646. Workshop costs $10 including booklet and hand outs.

·         ** Free CPR Classes ** - Wellington Free Ambulance will be running two free CPR sessions in October to get you up to speed with assisting someone in cardiac arrest, including the use of a defibrillator. This is especially timely as our Community Centre Defibrillator was used just a few weeks ago. Sessions are on Wednesday 22nd October from 11.30 – 1pm or 7.00 – 8.30pm. Register with me – 830 4802 orbeckie.duffy@wcc.govt.nz.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
·         ** Social English Sessions ** - Do you have a parent, friend or neighbour who would benefit from learning English via conversation in a relaxed, social and non-pressured environment? We will be starting Social English sessions at CPCC on Friday mornings from mid-October. We would love to get the word out there to people who have English as a second language, are home during the day and who would really benefit this type of session. If this is you, or someone you know please watch this space – more information will be coming closer to the time

·         **Pre-Christmas Pop Up Shops ** - your final opportunity to get involved in the pre-Christmas Pop Up Shop Series – we have spaces left on Friday November 7th or Friday December 5th. Get in touch with me to discuss further.

COMMUNITY NOTICES
·         ** Churton Park Kindy Quiz Night ** - Have you got what it takes to take home some fabulous prizes? Sunday 2nd November 7pm at 1841 Bar. Tickets $10 pp. Secure your team by emailingcpkquiz@gmail.com.

·         ** Remembering the way we were ** - Join us for a morning of recollections from the past 70 years in Wellington’s history as we browse photos from the libraries archive collection. Please bring a favourite keepsake from this time with for a “show and tell”.  There will be a musical performance to entertain us while we are enjoying a light morning tea. Date: Wednesday 1 October 2014. Time: 10am-11.30am. Where: Wellington Central Library, Mezzanine Floor (accessed from the foyer by stairs or North end foyer lifts). For more information contact Anna-Marie.Miller@wcc.govt.nz or call 803 8330.
·         ** 50’s Forward News & Views ** - If you belong to a group or club and have an upcoming event in support of older people that you would like to advertise, please forward the information to Helen athelenmacdiarmid57@gmail.com to include it in the next 50s Forward Newsletter.
·         ** Pan Pacific and South East Asian Women’s Association Fundraising Dinner ** - The PPSEAWA is having a Dinner on the 11th October 2014 at Pines.  It is going to an awesome night  with lots of fun for everyone. We are funding projects that are gaining traction and progressing well. They are all home grown community projects and  require continual support. We are proud to be part of the solution. See attached for more information.
FROM TAWA COMMUNITY CENTRE
** Spring into Tawa Market Day ** - The Tawa Trivia Trail is happening tomorrow at the Spring into Tawa Market Day, Saturday 13 September from 9am-12.30pm.  This is a fun event for the whole family, and should take no longer than 45 minutes to complete.  Worksheets can be completed on the day and can be collected from the Community Centre, Library or the pool.  Remember to visit the Tawa Recreation Centre stand and Community Centre on the day for your final activities and prize giving.  Easy.

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
Churton Park Community Centre| 
P 04 830 4802 M 021 247 8741
E 
beckie.duffy@wcc.govt.nz | W Wellington.govt.nz |





Cricket Awareness Programme

Sachin and Rick came to school yesterday to promote cricket.  The children learnt how to catch a ball by building a nest with their hands.  They also learnt to keep their eyes on the ball at all times.
If you would like to register for cricket, our local club is called Johnsonville Cricket Club.







Welcome to our new student: Olivia Williams

Olivia joined Koru hub today - she's already looking very at home in the library!
Olivia Williams

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Art Splash 2014

Great fun was had by all at the Art Splash 2014 school choir concert on Tuesday evening at the Michael Fowler Centre.
Huge thanks to Crisanna and Amaria for working so tirelessly with our choir of 31 year 3-6 students.
Check out our rendition of one of our favourite songs, 'Count On Me'. Big thanks to Phil Jones for the excellent video.


Creative Coffee Morning - Matt Needs Your Help

Hello community!

Matt here. I’m currently in the midst of a Masters program - a Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation). At the moment, I’m taking a paper on Design Thinking - a process, or way of thinking people use to innovate.

As a part of this, I want to host a “creative coffee morning”- a meeting of people who wouldn’t normally meet, to discuss creative culture and design thinking. It's actually just a good old chance to chat about your work or projects, both big and small, what you’ve been up to, and challenges for your creativity both in your personal and professional lives and to listen to others.

It will be an informal, interesting chat where we can learn a bit more about how other people ‘do’ creativity.

Mike and I will be there, and we’d love you to come along. It will be held in The Commons (staff room - up the stairs), 8.00am - 8:45am (ish) on Tuesday morning (16 September). Drop your children off to Demelza in Kowhai before jpining us in The Commons. If you cannot come for the whole 45 minutes, just come for as long as you can. We'll have yummy ham and cheese croissants available. Tempted???

P.S - Don’t be shy! This isn’t just for the “traditional”creatives (although, we’d love to see you come along) such as the artists and architects etc. All people are creative every single day in both large and small ways. I know as a teacher I didn’t used to think I was particularly creative, but when I stepped back and looked, I realised we’re creating new ways to do things, new systems and new ways for students to express their own creativity all the time.

So go’on! See you there :D

RSVP to Matt if you are able to and interested in being involved.

Thanks