ONSLOW GYMNASTIC CLUB

Got energy to burn?  How about your daughter?  Gymnastics might be the answer.  Have fun – learn skills – build confidence! Onslow Gymnastics has Recreational, TeamGym and Competitive classes for girls ages 5+ years. Recreational Gym-for-All classes are held at Khandallah School Hall (ages 5-9 years) and Onslow College Rec Centre (ages 7-14+).  No previous experience is required to join any of our recreational classes.  TeamGym (ages 10+) brings together tumbling, mini-tramp and dance to provide an energetic and creative performance.  Register now at www.onslowgymnastics.org.nz or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Khandallah Squash Junior Night – coaching and games. Open to all ages  7 - 16 years (under 10s must bring a parent/ caregiver).  Runs 5pm - 6.30pm Friday nights in terms 2 and 3, starting 3 May.  Free first trial session, $5 casual fee per session, and Junior Club membership options are available.   Drop down to Court 4, Khandallah Tennis and Squash Club, 55 Delhi Crescent, Khandallah. Supper and drinks available on site. Please contact Robyn on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or just turn up.

ComicFest 2019 is nearly upon us, and not even the closure of Wellington Central Library will prevent us from bringing you this veritable cornucopia of graphic delight, for comic book fans young and old. Call comics what you like – sequential art, graphic novels, cartoons, manga – Wellington City Libraries loves everything about this expressive, influential, diverse medium. Our fourth celebration of comics, and local cartoonists, ComicFest 2019, is ready to kick off on May 2 – 4, at the National Library, 70 Molesworth St! With the recent closure of the Central library, the National Library of New Zealand has come to the rescue with a generous, well-timed offer to co-sponsor and house ComicFest in the Te Ahumairangi Foyer, Taiwhanga Kauhau Auditorium, and programme rooms on the corner of Molesworth and Aitken Streets.

 

Once again, ComicFest will be giving away 1,000’s of free comics on Free Comic Book Day, with the brilliant support of Graphic comic store, who will be providing local sales of cartoonists on the day for the first time. From workshop and panel discussions with leading cartoonists, to costume and drawing competitions, exhibitions and free comic giveaways – there’s something for comic lovers of all ages!

 

You can find a complete programme of events on the Wellington City Libraries website here. I’ve also listed some of the events your students might be interested in below (there’s heaps more happening on the day!):

 

Thursday May 2 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm | Mystery ComicFest Film

 

Can you guess this classic Science Fiction film? Help us celebrate the start of ComicFest with one of the most beloved science fiction films of the 1980’s, based on a pulp classic novel and comic strip, and boasting a killer soundtrack! Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a seat. (Programme rooms)

 

Friday May 3 | 5:30pm – 6:30pm | ComicFest Star Wars Quiz Night Sponsored by CoNZealand, 78th World Science Fiction Convention

 

Is the force with you? Are you are Star Wars mega brain, or are you a Padawan rather than a Jedi Master? Put your knowledge of the Star Wars universe to the test, in our very special Star War’s quiz. Join in groups of up to 5, and contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a table for your team. Fabulous prizes provided by CoNZealand! (Tiakiwai Seminar Rooms)

 

Saturday May 4 | 9:00am - 10:00am | Tea Dragon Workshop with Katie O’Neill (Workshop) Sponsored by The New Zealand Book Council

 

Kids (and big kids!) are welcome to join author of The Tea Dragon series Katie O'Neill in creating some new species of Tea Dragons based on suggestions from the audience. Feathers or scales? Wings or horns? And most importantly, what type of tea will they be? There will also be a demonstration by Katie of how she creates the colourful pages of her graphic novels. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a place at this limited entry, free event. (Programme Rooms)

 

Saturday May 4 | 10:00am - 10:30am | Kids Cosplay! Sponsored by Unity Books

 

It’s May the fourth, so here’s your chance to dress up as your favourite Jedi, Robot or Sith Lord! Or come along as your favourite comic’s character to get lots of spot prizes, free comics from Unity books or a Weta Cave Workshop tour pass! Limited to children up to the age of 12, free entry. No weapons, or military cosplay please. (Te Ahumairangi Foyer)

 

Saturday May 4 | 10:30am - 11:30am | Comics Masterclass with Ant Sang (Workshop) Sponsored by Penguin Books

 

Join cartoonist creator, Ant Sang, of award-winning comic Shaolin Burning, and recently released graphic novel Helen and the Go-Go Ninjas, for a workshop covering some of the fundamentals of comic storytelling. Should I use a close-up or wide shot? Big or small panel? How do I make a story that readers can't put down?! All these questions will be answered, and more… Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a place at this limited entry, free event. (Programme Rooms)

 

Saturday May 4 | 12:40pm -1:40pm | The Ascent of Children’s Comics (Panel Discussion)

 

There are more amazing comics made for children’s and young adult audiences than ever, aimed at diverse audiences across every age group. Join Eisner award winning cartoonists, Roger Langridge and Katie O’Neill, New Zealand Post Book Award Winning author, Ant Sang, Giselle Clarkson from, ‘The Sapling,’ and cartoonist-chair Sarah Laing, as they discuss the growing phenomena of children’s and young adult comics internationally, and in New Zealand. (Taiwhanga Kauhau Auditorium)

We warmly invite you to discover the maths behind craft and the craft behind maths at Martinborough Maths Craft Day, Sunday May 26 in The Town Hall at The Waihinga Centre. Our all-day event is free, and suitable for adults and children alike, and we would love to see you there. We also need volunteers to help on the day. You will find some information here for adults who are comfortable explaining mathematics and the crafts and who would like to get involved in this unique science outreach event.
 
The Martinborough Maths Craft Day will feature a range of craft creation stations as well as public talks by mathematician crafters, and the day-long celebration of maths promises to engage people of all ages. Fold an origami octahedron, knit a mathematical knot, make a Möbius strip, colour a Latin square, flex a hexahexaflexagon, and listen to talks about the connections between maths and crafts. Open to everyone: experts and amateurs, maths-fans and maths-phobes, the crafty and the curious.
 
Maths Craft is a not-for-profit initiative run by a team of academics at the University of Canterbury and the University of Auckland. Our aim is to bring maths to the masses by celebrating the links between mathematics and craft. The Christchurch Maths Craft Day last year attracted over 1100 people. You can read about it here: http://www.mathscraftnz.org/events/christchurch-mc-day-2018. There is more information about Maths Craft and the 2019 Martinborough Maths Craft Day on our website http://www.mathscraftnz.org/, or please feel free to contact Jayne Mark on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Spiritus Dance Company
Dance classes exclusively for adults!  Beginners to advanced.  Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, Zumba and Pilates.  Classes held at Dancetopia Dance Studio, Wellington City.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., visit www.spiritusdance.co.nz or call Lorna 021 1770685

Chess class with former NZ Chess Champion.  Restarts term 2 on Wednesdays during school term from 1pm to 2pm in the Japanese School.  The cost is $90 per school term.

Please contact Scott Wastney This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 021 1557403 for enrolments or further information.

Leaping Lizards School of Dance

 

Fun, friendly classes for girls and boys aged 2 years and up.  Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Contemporary, Tap and Pre-School Dance.  Churton Park, Johnsonville and Wellington City.  Email leapinglizardsdance@outlook.com, visit www.leaping-lizards.co.nz or call Lorna on 021 1770685.
The Pantoloons present
Peter Pan
A magical musical pantomime at the Hannah Playhouse
April 24-26 
Tickets $12

A Marsden education for your daughter in Year 7, 2020

Open Day, Scholarships, Information Evening and Enrolment information

 

You are invited to the Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Karori Open Day, Sunday 5 May, 2pm-4pm. The Principal’s address is at 2.10pm. This is a great opportunity to hear about Marsden’s direction, see the Marsden campus, explore the benefits of an all-girls education and find out about Marsden’s Visible WellbeingTM approach. There will be staff and students to talk to and the girls look forward to showing you around. For more information and to register visitmarsden.school.nz/experience

 

Scholarships - Marsden School Year 7 Academic Scholarships for entry in 2020 are open, applications close 16 May. Find more information and apply online.

 

Year 7 Information Evening -  Monday 10 June, 7pm, Marsden School. All students and families interested in a Marsden education in Year 7 in 2020 are invited to learn about Marsden’s strategy, Visible WellbeingTM approach and the subjects on offer.  

 

Enrolments – Apply to enrol for entry in 2020 by the end of Term 2.

 

For a personal tour or time in class for your daughter please call Sonia Stinson on 04 476 8707.

 

Sunshine Drama provides a creative and fun learning space for preschool to high school aged students. Sessions engage imaginative minds, grow confidence & build communication, performance and social skills. Enrolments are now open for Term Two. Classes are held weekdays and Saturday mornings. For enrolments, class information, or to arrange a free trial class contact: Jenae Ryan 0274380533, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.sunshinedrama.co.nz   

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