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Community Programmes

Our community programmes are for children to older adults.

Gymnastics classes are operated by Porirua GymSports who are affiliated to the GymSports New Zealand. We are committed to fairplay in sport, having only trained and qualified coaches, and using approved resources available through GymSports New Zealand.


Term 3 Dates

Classes start Monday 24 July 2017.

Note: No classes running on Wednesday 2 August, Thursday 3 August, Thursday 17 August, Wednesday 6 September * Thursday 7 September.

Term 4 Dates

Classes start Monday 16 October 2017.

Note: No classes running on Monday 23 October (Labour Weekend).

 

Preschool Gymnastics (3 & 4 years)

This is a structured gymnastic class taken by a qualified coach and covering all the fundamental movement skills on a variety of equipment. With a maximum of 10 children in each class, children must be aged 3 and 4 years old and a parent or caregiver is required to actively participate and assist their child for the duration class. 

Bookings are essential for these classes. The cost is $88.00 per child for 8 weeks (A $5.00 discount for each extra child in the same family is applied).

To find out more about the following programme we offer, download the Information Sheet: Pre-School Gymnastics Brochure (pdf)

Class Times:

Day Time Dates
Thursday 3.30 pm to 4.15 pm 19 October - 7 December

 

 

Gymnastics (5 years +)

General Gymnastics is a great base sport of all other sports. Gymnastics at this level is based on the Fundamental Movement Patters. These are:

  • Swing
  • Locomotion
  • Landing
  • Manipulative Skills
  • Statics
  • Spring
  • Rotation

Depending on the age and ability of a child joining our general gymnastics classes we have a variety of streams that cater to their needs:

General Gym Information Sheet (pdf) and Booking Form (pdf) Gym Terms and Conditions (pdf)


Kiwi Gym Fun – Aged 5 years to 7 years

Kiwi GymFun is a programme developed by New Zealand GymSports to establish core skills in each of the 7 fundamental movement patterns. Gymnasts work their way through the programme progressing through each of the six levels once they have mastered the previous level.

Bookings are essential for these classes. The cost is $98.00 per child per term ($5 discount for each extra child in the same family).

Incentive Awards - Aged 8 years +

When the gymnasts have completed the six levels of Kiwi Gym Fun or if they are approximately 8 years when joining our classes, they placed in badge groups. Gymnasts work through from Level 1 to Level 7.

Bookings are essential for these classes. The cost is $98.00 per child per term (A $5.00 discount for each extra child in the same family is applied). To find out more about the following programme we offer, download the Information Sheet below: 

KiwiGym Fun - Parental Information Sheet (pdf) and Incentive Awards - Parental Information Sheet (pdf)

Class Times:

Day Time
Monday 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm (5 & 6 years old)
Monday 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm
Tuesday 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm
Tuesday  5.30 pm to 6.30 pm
Wednesday 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Wednesday 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm

 

Acro

Acro is a gymnastic discipline where partnerships of gymnasts work together and perform figures consisting of acrobatic moves, dance and tumbling, set to music.

Bookings are essential for these classes. The cost is $114.00 per child for 8 weeks (A $5.00 discount for each extra child in the same family is applied).

Day Times Dates
Mondays 5.30pm - 7.00pm 16 October - 11 December (no class 23 October)



Trampolining

Trampolining is fun and is an exciting sport. Children start with the basics and during the one hour sessions they will watch each other, listen to instructions and learn how to spot each other. Parents need to be aware that children will have down time.

The trampoline being used is very bouncy and therefore safety is very important. Socks need to be worn at all times.

Bookings are essential for these classes. The cost is $98.00 per child per term (A $5.00 discount for each extra child in the same family is applied).

To find out more about the following programme we offer, download the Brochure: Porirua GymSport Trampolining Brochure (pdf)

Class Times:

Day Time
Monday 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm
Monday 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm
Tuesday 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm

 
Trampolining Development Squad (Selected gymnasts only)

The development squads are groups of gymnasts selected from all general gymnastic classes because they are at a high level in the incentive award scheme or are excelling in their current classes. They have to be willing to work hard and they train for 1.5-3 hours per week. Prices vary from $140.00 (2 hours) to $201.00 (3 hours) – contact us at Poriruagymsports@gmail.com 

Class Times

Day Time
Wednesday 5.00pm to 6.30pm


Competition Gymnastics & Trampolining Information

To find out more about the programme we offer, download the Information Sheet: Competition Gymnastics Information Sheet (pdf)

For the latest Club news, check out the latest Porirua Gymsports Newsletter.

CONTACT US
For enquiries or more information. 
Check us out on Facebook or search for 'Porirua GymSports'
phone: (04) 237 1521 or Lynda McAndrew DDI: (04) 237 3556
email: poriruagymsports@gmail.com 

The Lifetimers Leisure Club provides activities to help enrich and empower the lives of adults’ aged 50+.

The Club is operated by the Community Recreation staff of the Porirua City Council based at the Te Rauparaha Arena.

Full and half day trips give you the opportunity to explore, investigate and enjoy the Greater Wellington, Manawatu and Wairarapa regions.

We offer a range of outings 2 - 3 times month, either to places you haven't been to for a while or to hidden gems that you are yet to discover.

Recent outings have included gardens, historical sites, exhibitions, sanctuaries, "Operatunity shows", ferry trips and "Big Walks". Quite often we find an extra few minutes to hunt down a cafe for a cuppa and a bite to eat.

Plus, we regularly do evening outings for a night at the theatre, a ballet, or a musical. Travel to and from the venue by chartered bus means no parking hassles and a chance to chat with each other about the highlights afterwards.

JOIN OUR CLUB

You can join the Lifetimers Leisure Club by paying a 6 monthly or annual membership fee. In return you will receive a monthly newsletter and discounted prices on trips.

MEMBERSHIP FEES

  • $10.00 for 6 Months
  • $18.00 for 1 Year 

 

FUTURE EVENTS

Find out what’s coming up next by downloading the following:

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Fees may be non-refundable.

All withdrawals must be made 2 working days prior to programme. Some programmes will not be refundable (if client withdraws) due to booking requirement i.e. if we have already booked tickets and/or van rental. Whilst we will make every effort to fill places should the situation arise, the original booker is responsible for costs if we are unable to do so.

If programme is cancelled due to low registrations or unforeseen circumstances (e.g. weather) and we make an informed decision to cancel programmes, all monies will be refunded.

Registration is confirmed with a Confirmation Sheet (received by hand at reception or in post). If you have not received a Confirmation Sheet there is no guarantee that we have received your registration especially if this has been sent by post.

If in doubt please check that you have been registered – either phone Te Rauparaha Arena Reception on (04) 237 1521 or Lynda McAndrew on (04) 237 3556. Please notify reception (or write on booking form) of any medical condition or disability (to allow us to provide the correct assistance and support).

Also, should you wish, we are happy to add an emergency contact to your file so that we can contact someone if the need arises.

Note: Any mail sent to Council may take up to a week to reach the Arena as it first goes to Council's mailing system.

 

CONTACT US

For enquiries or more information:
phone: (04) 237 1521
email: terauparaha-arena@pcc.govt.nz 

HEHA Porirua aims to increase physical activity and reduce obesity through wide ranging and multiple actions.

STAY ACTIVE IN PORIRUA

Low cost and free opportunities to be active in the Porirua region.

HEHA Porirua works alongside key stakeholders and health providers to increase physical activity and address wider environmental issues.

Key Dates for 2017

  • HEHA Lite Pace Circuit Class at Te Rauparaha Arena: 9.30 am to 10.30 am
  • HEHA Lite Pace Circuit Class at Tawa Union Church: 9.30 am to 10.30 am

**Classes for 2017 will commence Tuesday 17th January**

CONTACT US

If you would like further information or would like to add your activities to this page, please contact:

HEHA Coordinator
Porirua City Council
email: sramese@pcc.govt.nz
Mobile: 027 286 4449

This page describes the Aquarobics classes run out of the Arena Aquatic Centre.

The aquarobics classes are designed to assist in body sculpting while exercising to music in the water.

With Aqua Combo you can always touch the bottom of the pool. It is a fun way to increase and maintain your fitness while singing along to great tunes.

Aqua Combo is designed to increase water confidence so is suitable for non-swimmers. Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness.

TIMETABLE

NOTE: Aquarobics will run during school term only.

Day Time Instructor
Monday (2 classes) 9.00 am & 9.50 am Sara
Tuesday (Hydromotion) 9.00 am AFC Instructor
Tuesday (Hydroblast) 7.30 pm AFC Instructor
Thursday 9.00 am Sara
Thursday (Hydromotion) 7.30 pm AFC Instructor
Friday 9.00 am Sara


COST

  • Aquarobics classes are $7.00 per class.
  • Arena Fitness members can swipe their gym pass for entry.
  • You can also use your Lifetimers Membership for a 10 trip discount ($55.00 for 10 classes).

CONTACT US

For enquiries or more information:

phone: (04) 237 1521

email: terauparaha-arena@pcc.govt.nz 

Shake the Fat classes combine great music and low-impact moves together with resistance and step exercises to help you 'Shake the Fat'.

This is a fun way to exercise and suitable for all fitness levels.

TIMETABLE

Day Time
Mondays 7.30 pm (in the Studio)
   NO Bookings necessary


COST

  • Shake the Fat classes are $7.00 per class – pay at Reception.
  • Or use your Lifetimers Membership for a 10 trip discount ($55.00 for 10 classes).
  • Join the Lifetimers Leisure Club - view information and registration form.

CONTACT US

For enquiries or more information:
phone: (04) 237 1521
email: terauparaha-arena@pcc.govt.nz