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Community Notices 23rd June

Reception Omokoroa School —

Notices from our wider community that may be of interest to your family.

Tauranga Swim School - July Holidays Swimming Lessons and Options

When: July 3rd to July 7th & July 10th to July 14th

Time: See details in photo below.

We are a swim school that runs throughout the year and really encourages families to support their child to be water safe. We are open to take children in for Term 3 onwards and would really like to see more children being water safe and enjoying the love of water.

Tauranga Swim School Limited
74 Fourteenth Avenue
Tauranga 3112
Bay of Plenty

For more information: TaurangaSwimSchool.co.nz
Enrolment Portal: TaurangaSwimSchool.co.nz/enrolment

Play-Times holiday programme

The July Holiday Programme runs from Monday 3 July - Friday 14 July.

See image for further details.

The One and a Half Acre Wood

Please see the attached image regarding their July holiday programme.

Western Bay Library School Holiday Activites

Please see the attached pdf. regarding activities being held at Western Bay Libraries.

Sensory Storytimes at the Library

During the July school holidays Tauranga City Libraries will be running two Sensory Storytimes. These storytimes have been specifically designed to cater for those on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing differences but are open to all. Participants will enjoy 20-25 minutes of songs, rhymes, and interactive stories in a calm environment, followed by 20 minutes of Sensory Play.

There will be no bright lights or loud noises. A visual schedule will be used, and I am happy to email you a copy of the schedule if it would be useful for you to have this prior to the storytime. The 2 stories that will be read are both interactive and fidgets, earmuffs and weighted 'snakes' will be available.

There is no age range specified for this programme – any child or teen that enjoys listening to picturebooks will be welcome

One session will be in the Greerton Library Meeting room at 10.30am on Monday July 3 and the other in one of the community rooms at Papamoa Library at 10.30 on Thursday July 13.

To register for one or both of the Sensory Storytimes, please email penny.guy@tauranga.govt.nz.

Ngā mihi

Penny Guy | ALIANZA RLIANZA | Children’s and Teenagers Programme Specialist
Tauranga City Council | 07 557 9915 | 027 288 8415 |

penny.guy@tauranga.govt.nz | www.tauranga.govt.nz

Steam-Ed Charitable Trust

Get ready for your child to be excited by our July holiday programme!  

Week one is all about robotics and machines, from beginner days for children as young as 5yrs, through to our ever popular Combat Robotics for 8-13yr olds with previous robotics experience.

Week two is S.T.E.A.M week where the children will explore the wonders of flight, be creative making movies and trinkets, and make a mess with simple chemistry on our Kitchen Science day.

For more information please go to our website https://steamed.nz/ or book online now at https://enrolmy.com/steam-ed/book-now/54-July-Holidays

More families are now eligible for the Work and Income OSCAR subsidy - you can find out whether you are here https://www.workandincome.govt.nz/.../oscar-subsidy.html

See you soon! 

 You will need to book quickly to avoid the waitlist as our attendance is strictly limited. #steameducation #futureproofingkiwikids #womeninengineering #combatrobotics #growinginnovativeminds

Edventure Young Explorers Camp Mon 10th - Thu 13th July (4 Day camp)

We have an amazing week lined up with bush walks, archery, air rifle, rock climbing, fire building and cooking, hut building, tenting (optional), orienteering, team building and confidence activities, & night activities. Based at Aongatete Lodge- near Katikati.

Check out the NEW: Edventure Tauranga Facebook Page;

or e-mail: todd@edventure.co.nz for more information


Todd Burton

Edventure Tauranga



0275 349 949


Gobsmacked Holiday Programs


When: July 3 -7, 2023

Time: 9 – 3pm daily (Mon – Fri)

What: In one week your child will get to learn how to dance, act and sing and by the end of the week they’ll get to showcase their talents. It has been an unforgettable experience for those who have been a part of these magical Gobsmacked holiday programs in the past. Sign your child up today and watch them blossom in their confidence and shine on stage doing what they love.

Cost: $295 for the week

Where: Graham Young Theatre, Boys College – 664 Cameron Rd

Age: 6 – 14 years

Gobsmacked Ministries 2-DAY HOLIDAY PROGRAM

When: October 5 & 6

What: Christian based holiday program where children will take part in their favourite performing arts workshop (dance, choir or drama) and have the chance to perform to their parents on the second night. They’ll get to dance and sing with children from all around the Bay of Plenty schools.

Cost: $25 a day ($50 for 2 days)

Where: Bethlehem Baptist Church – 90 Bethlehem Rd

Age: 6 – 13 years (participants) 14 – 18 years (volunteers)

GOBSMACKED SUBSCRIPTION - $4.99 a week (cost of a small coffee)

Be connected to Patrice and all the Gobsmacked musicals, allowing you access to a brand new musical every month with all it’s songs and dances that come with it. This is an amazing opportunity to improve your child’s confidence in dance, singing and drama.

Please sign up to all of these opportunities by going to www.gobsmacked.nz