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Community News - Term 4, 2020

Heather Burnby —


OSCAR at Halswell Spaces Available

Dec-Jan holiday programme is now available to book on Aimyplus HalswellOscar.aimyplus.com,  bookings close 10th December.

Oscar at Halswell currently has spaces available in our Before School Programme, and limited spaces in our After School Programme. Oscar is based onsite at Halswell School. Enrolment forms also available from the school office.

Before School Programme runs from 7.15am. After School to 6pm.

All enquiries please email our Supervisor, Leanne: halswelloscar@gmail.com.


Dental Care during the School Holidays

The Community Dental Service will be providing dental care for children enrolled with our service during the upcoming school holidays. The clinics will offer treatment and relief of pain sessions by appointment only. To make an appointment please call/email our Contact Centre which operates between the hours of 8am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday throughout the holidays (closed between 25th December to 5th January).

The following Dental Clinics will be open during these school holidays:

· Woolston Clinic, 11 Hopkins Street, Woolston,

· Hornby Clinic, 2 Hei Hei Road, Hornby,

· Northcote Clinic, 24 Tuckers Road, Casebrook,

· Timaru Clinic, Level 1, 18 Woollcombe Street, Timaru

The clinics will offer appointments between 8.15am and 4.45pm for school-age and preschool children. If your child has dental pain because of an accident, please contact your dentist in the first instance.

To book an appointment at one of our clinics please: call 0800 846 983

Or email commdental@cdhb.health.nz


Kidsfirst Kindergarten Halswell.

We are currently looking at filling positions and we may have places for your child. We can take children from 2-5 years.

Halswell Domain, Halswell Road. (behind the Aquatic Pool and Te Hāpua – The Halswell Library)

Flexible sessions offered to suit you: 8.30-11.30am, or 8.30am-2.30pm.

20 ECE hours available for 3-5 year olds.

20 Free Hours for 2-3 year olds.

All our teachers are fully qualified, registered and first aid certified.

We would love you to come down, visit and have a look around.

Ph: 3228546.



Studio One Performing Arts,

Your local dance school, is currently giving Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary lessons in your area. The school’s director is teacher, choreographer & ex-ballet dancer Patricia Paul A.R.A.D. (London). Ballet lessons from 3 years through to Advanced, and all levels in Jazz and Contemporary starting from age 7. For all enquiries please phone 372-9191 or email info@studioone.co.nz


SURFKIDSChildrens Surfing Programme.

Learn the skills of Surfing in a fun, safe environment. All equipment provided and professional instruction from Aaron Lock and team. For kids 8 - 14 years.
Sundays 10am to 12pm.
Dec / Jan Holidays : from 21st Dec, 10am -12pm
Cost $35 per day or $145 for five or $270 for ten lessons. Bookings essential.
Venue :Sumner.
Call Aaron on 0800 80 SURF (7873) or register online at surfcoach.co.nz


Marrzipan Drama Workshop

The Marrzipan Drama Holiday Workshop is back by popular demand and is running from Monday 18 January 2021 to Friday 22 January 2021 at the Fendalton Community Centre.

Students will devise their own play from scratch, create characters, direct each other, design the set, bring in costumes and get to perform to family and friends at the end of the final day!

As well as having fun, the children develop confidence and public speaking ability, in a fun, relaxed environment. Past workshops have been a great hit, see last year’s video for yourself:

Marrzipan Holiday Workshop Video

Spaces are limited to 14 per group so get in quick! Book now or give us a call if you have any questions. See you there!

Christchurch Booking Link

NB: Please see below if you need the full link!
Christchurch - https://marrzipandrama.co.nz/holiday-workshops/?utm_source=dec-2020&utm_medium=school-newsletter&utm_campaign=christchurch


Starfish Swimming Lessons

Bookings for the January Holiday Program
are now open!
Week One: Mon 18th - Fri 22nd January
Week two: Mon 25th – Fri 29th January
Email: info@starfishswimschool.co.nz
Or phone us at: 03 3381-795
2 Nash Road, Aidanfield
$55 per child for 5x30 min lessons
A fun filled intensive week to refresh your skills!