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Community News - Term 3, 2020

Heather Burnby —


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.

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

· Aranui Clinic, 240 Breezes Road, Aranui,

· Lincoln Clinic, 35 James Street, Lincoln,

· Rangiora Clinic, 163 Ashley Street, Rangiora,

· 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 requiring treatment. 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



Oscar at Halswell currently has spaces available in our Before School Programme, and limited spaces in our After School Programme.

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

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


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.



Kelly Sports September/October Holiday Programmes

Bookings for our upcoming Kelly Sports Holiday Programmes at Hillview Christian School and Hillmorton High School are now available online. With strict Covid-19 restrictions in place, Kelly Sports have re-implemented approved safety measures to protect everyone attending the programmes.

The focus of our programmes is to ensure kids are active throughout with a great mixture of games and activities to suit everyone. WINZ subsidies are available for families that qualify and we have options of half day sessions, school day sessions and full day sessions available.

To register and for more information please visit www.kellysports.co.nz and search for your venue of choice or contact Hugh on chch@kellysports.co.nz for more information.

_________________________________________________________________________________Tai Tapu Cricket Club

Tai Tapu Cricket Club is a small friendly family club that offers Saturday cricket to both boys and girls in the following primary grades:

  • Softball – 6-9 year olds
  • Hardball – 10-13 year olds

Attached is the CricHQ link if you would like to register for Tai Tapu Cricket Club - https://registrations.crichq.com/register/74264

We also offer Superstar Cricket aimed at 4-6 year olds and is a skill-based programme which runs for six weeks.

We provide a professional coach for mid-week coaching – practice days are either Monday or Wednesday after school and all coaching including Superstar Cricket is held at Rhodes Domain.

Any questions please contact Jenny Duncan, brickied@yahoo.com.au.