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Maungaraki School —

News and Events from our community


Little Mountain Markets are holding stalls at the Maungaraki Shops every Saturday in December until Christmas from 10am - 4pm.  

See the attached poster for more details or find them on Facebook.  Come along to support local businesses.


Help to change babies' lives this Christmas!  We are excited to let you know that Maungaraki School have signed up to the Little Sprouts Giving Trees campaign this year.  Working together we will change the lives of babies in real need this Christmas and help over 50 charities!

How Does It Work? You can drop donations of new baby items and gifts for mums in our or box at the Maungaraki School office. We will be collecting donations between Monday 19 November through to Thursday 13 December.

Little Sprouts will then collect our donations to go into baby boxes for families in real need.

These free, life-changing boxes will be given to vulnerable babies by social workers at charity partners including Red Cross Refugee Services, the Women's Refuge, the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust, Wesley Community Action, NET, the City Mission, the Mary Potter Hospice, the Salvation Army, Barnardos, the Neonatal Trust, the House of Grace and many more!

What Can You Donate? You can donate any new baby or infant items (prem up to size 1 year) and new gifts for mum.

Attached is a list of items they need the most, but they are very grateful for all donations.

If you have excellent condition second hand baby and infant items you can donate directly to Little Sprouts at any time throughout the year. They have drop off points across Wellington or pick up is available.

Want to Learn More? For more information about Little Sprouts visit www.littlesproutsnz.org or email littlesproutsgiving@gmail.com

Follow Little Sprouts on Facebook (www.facebook.com/LittleSproutsNZ/) for Giving Tree Updates and learn more about the babies they are helping. 

Thanks so much for your support.


Places are available in this programme for children from years 2 - 8. Run on a Tuesday from 1:00pm - 1:40pm starting on Tuesday 12 February, 2019 and continuing for 6 consecutive weeks. The coach will be Mr Gary Nelson, an experienced teacher and qualified tennis coach.

All equipment is provided including rackets. Cost is $50-00 for the block of 6 lessons and should be paid at the first lesson. If you wish to enrol please phone Gary Nelson (Ph- 5897178) as soon as possible. Enrolments will be taken on a first in, first served basis.


Empowering children to create, explore, and make loads of friends!  All day workshops during the holiday break at the Maungaraki Community Centre. 

Monday 17th December 2018 – Effective Communication
Tuesday 22nd January 2019 - Attitude of Gratitude
Thursday 31st January 2019 – I am … 

See the attached poster for more details or contact Tui at : tuiwellnesssolutions@gmail.com or 021 188 6863


Looking for singers to help record the first 'Feel Brave' song and music video. If you think you've got what it takes and want to be a part of a magical day recording the first ‘Feel Brave’ song in a studio with some fabulous musicians and being part of a music video that will get exposure all around the world, please send a video/video link of you singing to info@feelbrave.com
The recording studio is on the Kapiti Coast in New Zealand so you'll need to be able to get there on Sunday the 20th January 2019 and also be available for an audition in person on the 16th Jan and participate in a rehearsal a few days before the recording on the 20th Jan. It doesn't matter what age you are, your voice just needs to sound like characters who are around the 8 to 10 year old range. FOR ALL INFO GO TO: https://www.feelbrave.com/casting-call


Recycling for Charity recently teamed up with the Wellington Children's Hospital.  We are running a mobile recycling appeal to help them with funding for new medical equipment for the new children's hospital. 

If you would like to drop your old mobile phone off at Maungaraki School we will collect them and at school reception and Recycling for Charity will come and collect them.  See the attached poster for more details.


Code Camp allows kids from the ages of 7-12 to develop 21st century skills in a fun and action packed environment.  Develop confidence & initiative through design, creativity, solving problems & collaboration.  Create games, apps & work with robots and electronic building blocks.
Dates: 17-20 December 2018 and 7-10, 14-17 and 22-25 January 2019
Book Now @ http://codecamp.co.nz

See the attached poster for more details.


Attend a school holiday camp for young illustrators, called "Draw Like an Illustrator", (www.drawlikeanillustrator.com). An off-shoot of the highly successful "Write Like an Author" program, this is a highly acclaimed illustration course that teaches young artists the skills and techniques that professional illustrators use to create their artwork. 

During the camp, each participant will develop and write an original creative artwork under the guidance of well-known illustrator Fifi Colston.  The camp will be held at Raroa Intermediate School during the school holidays, starting on Monday, January 14, 2019 and running until Thursday, January 17, 2019. 

The camp is ideal for young people who have a dream of becoming a published illustrator or anyone who wants to improve their artistic skills.  The camp is non-residential, and runs from 9am to 4pm each day. The course fee is $220.00, which includes a discount for early registration. The number of places on the camp is strictly limited.  


Holiday Programme For Children From 5 years-13 years.  Supported by HVTA
Dates: Monday 28, Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 January, 2019. (wet or fine)
Venue: Mitchell Park (Mitchell Street, Lower Hutt)
If wet the programme will be held in the squash courts.
Timetable: 9.00am-10.00 am- Girls from 5-8 years old
10.00am-11.00 am- Boys from 5-8 years old
11.00am-12.00 noon- Girls from 9 years +
1.00pm-2.00 pm- Boys from 9 years +
Cost: $33-00 for the 3 days. Money to be paid on the first day.
Registration: Contact Gary Nelson –Ph. 5897178 or Email - a.nelson@xtra.co.nz
Note: Enrolments must be received by-Monday 21 January, 2019.
EARLY ENROLMENT is advised as this programme is very popular and the first 12 enrolments in each age group will be accepted.


See the attached poster for details of our holiday programme.  We have great activities scheduled for these holidays including Laser force, Movies, Outdoor Sports, Swimming, Baking, Cooking, Avalon Park, Slime making and much more. Morning and afternoon tea provided and a basic breakfast is supplied each morning at no extra cost.  All outings are included in prices. 1-4 days $50.00 per child per day. 5 days or more $40.00 per child per day – Prices include GST.  We are based in Central Lower Hutt at 229a High St (above Williams Dry Cleaner)