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Preschool Programmes

Our preschool programmes are designed for babies and preschoolers up to 5 years in age.

The Baby Gym programme is a wonderful, exciting and magical work-out for your little crawler.

What is this class all about?

A fun session for parent and child to explore the wonderful world of movement and music together. This 45 minute session consists of mainly movement, ball handling, obstacle course with slopes, tunnels and a sensory mat with different textures to experience and challenge our little ones.

Ideal for:

  • eye, hand, foot co-ordination
  • development of spatial awareness
  • stability, fundamental movement skills
  • sensory development and learning

Who is this class suitable for?

  • Babies beginning to crawl, crawling, or early walkers.
  • Parent/Caregiver to remain with child at all times.

When is this class offered?

Term 2, 2018

Day Dates Time
Tuesday 8, 15, 29 May 11.15am to 12.00pm
Wednesday 13, 20 & 27 June 11.15am to 12.00pm

 

 *Please note Baby Gym is not running May 22nd and will be replaced with following week May 29th.

How long is this session?

  • 45 minutes.

Where is this class being held?

  • This class is held at Te Rauparaha Arena, 17 Parumoana Street, Porirua. View Google Map.
  • Free parking in the Te Rauparaha Arena carpark.

How much does this class cost?

  • Monday and Wednesday sessions: $21.00 for a set of 3 classes.
  • Payments to be made at Te Rauparaha Arena, by mail (cheque only), phone (Visa/Mastercard) or internet banking.

How do I book my child into this class?

  • Bookings are essential. Classes are limited to 12.
  • Book at Te Rauparaha Arena Reception or phone (04) 237 1521.
  • Booking Form (pdf)
  • Information Sheet (pdf)

Terms and Conditions

  • Fees are non-refundable.
  • When registering, you are committing to attending programme and payment will be required unless you advise two working days prior to programme running of your withdrawal to Lynda McAndrew.
  • Withdrawal will not be accepted on day of programme.
  • You will still be charged if you do not attend.
  • Parent/caregiver to remain with pre-schooler at all times while attending our pre-school programmes.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Lynda McAndrew on (04) 237 3556.

Preschool Newsletter

If you would like the latest pre-school newsletter emailed direct to you (two newsletters per term), please provide your name and email address to email lynda.mcandrew@poriruacity.govt.nz.

STARTING 2018

This is a new class that has been specifically designed for pre-schoolers aged 1 year (walking) to 2 years old. 

It's the class in-between Baby Gym (our littler crawlers) and Kindy Gym (our confident "running around" children).

This class is for the beginner walker to support their milestone of walking, stability on their feet, learning to listen and take action on instructions, interaction with other children and have loads of fun in a group environment with their caregiver. 

Caregiver participation is required and is a step-up before a busy Kindy Gym session which will include learning some of the Kindy Gym activities.

When is this class?

Every Thursday 11am - 12noon (no registration required) 

*No classes: Tuesday 22 May, Thursday 24 May, Friday 1 June, Monday 4 June, Thursday 5 July, Friday 6 July. 

Who can participate?

Children aged 1 year (walking) to 2 years old *caregiver participation required*

How much does this class cost? 

A single session costs $5.00 per child 

You can purchase a 10 trip concession card for $40 (savings of $10)

Keep up to date with our newsletter:

Terms and Conditions

  • Children participating must be 1 or 2 years old 
  • Parent/caregiver to remain with pre-schooler at all times while attending our pre-school programmes.

M-txt Service for Cancellations

  • This is a service providing a text notification of cancelled Kindy Gym sessions.
  • To register please provide your name and mobile number to Lynda McAndrew via email lynda.mcandrew@poriruacity.govt.nz.

 

 

The Kindy Gym programme is a jam-packed hour of movement, dance, adventure and play for your pre-schooler.

What is this class all about?

The class will generally consist of 30 minutes of structured activity including dance, movement and games, followed by 30 minutes of free time on the gymnastic equipment, and will finish with a game, song or dance. This is a parent participation class with a reasonable level of physical activity. We ask that you wear appropriate footwear for our gymnasium.

Who is this class suitable for?

  • This class suits any pre-schooler from 1 year (or from when he/she can walk) through to 4 years old.
  • Parent/Caregiver to remain with child at all times.

When is this class offered?

Term 2 2018 dates: Monday 30 April- Friday 6 July 

**No classes on:  Tuesday 22 May, Thursday 24 May, Friday 1 June, Monday 4 June

 

Day Time
Monday 9.30am to 10.30am
Monday  1.30pm to 2.30pm
Tuesday 9.30am to 10.30am
Wednesday 9.30am to 10.30am
Thursday 9.30am to 10.30am
Friday 9.30am to 10.30am
Friday 11.00am to 12.00pm

 

Kindy Gym Weekend Session

Term 2, 2018 - Weekend Sessions 

Sunday 13th May  9.30 - 10.30  KINDY GYM   
Sunday 27th May 9.30 - 10.30  KINDY GYM  

 

*No registrations are required for the Weekend Sessions - simply turn up. Please note for pre-schoolers only - 1 year walker to 4 years old. 


How long is this session?

  • 60 minutes.

Where is this class being held?

  • This class is held at Te Rauparaha Arena, 17 Parumoana Street, Porirua. View Google Map.
  • Free parking in the Te Rauparaha Arena carpark.

How much does this class cost?

  • Kindy Gym costs $5.00 per child per visit (no discounts apply to these classes). 
  • A Concession Card (10 trip) can be purchased for $40.00 (savings of $10.00).
  • Payments to be made at Te Rauparaha Arena, by mail (cheque only), phone (Visa/Mastercard) or internet banking.

How do I book my child into this class?

  • This is a casual class, no bookings required during Term classes.
  • Print our Information Sheet (pdf)
  • However bookings are required during the school holidays as part of our Happy Sun Programmes. Go to our Happy Sun Adventures page for more information and how to register.
  • Payments can be made at Te Rauparaha Arena reception desk. Please see our friendly reception staff for your daily or concession purchase.

Preschool Newsletter

If you would like the latest pre-school newsletter emailed direct to you (two newsletters per term), please provide your name and email address to email lynda.mcandrew@poriruacity.govt.nz.

Terms and Conditions

  • Fees are non-refundable.
  • When registering, you are committing to attending programme and payment will be required unless you advise two working days prior to programme running of your withdrawal to Lynda McAndrew. Withdrawal will not be accepted on day of programme.
  • You will still be charged if you do not attend.
  • Parent/caregiver to remain with pre-schooler at all times while attending our pre-school programmes.

M-txt Service for Cancellations

  • This is a service providing a text notification of cancelled Kindy Gym sessions.
  • To register please provide your name and mobile number to Lynda McAndrew via email lynda.mcandrew@poriruacity.govt.nz.

 

Is your pre-school organisation looking for ideas for trips? Are you currently doing your Health curriculum?

We have the answer - a trip to Te Rauparaha Arena for a Special Kindy Gym session just for your pre-school organisation. 

What is this class all about?

Kindy Gym class consists of half hour with our instructor doing a variety of activities as a group which will include the following: warm-up, movement, song, dance, locomotion and exercise.

The second half is where the children get 'free time' to spend on the equipment which has been specially set-up for pre-school age group – time to explore, gain confidence, challenge themselves, but most of all have fun!

Who is this class suitable for?

  • Pre-school children

When is this class offered?

We fit the session around our standard timetable. The day and time will be confirmed when booking the session.

General availability for bookings:

Day Time
Monday 11.00 am to 12.00 noon
Tuesday 11.00 am to 12.00 noon, or afternoon
Wednesday Any Time
   

 How long is this class?

  • 60 minutes
  • The first half hour is 'warm up' time
  • The second half hour is 'free time'

Where is this class being held?

  • This class is held at Te Rauparaha Arena, 17 Parumoana Street, Porirua. View Google Map.
  • Free parking in the Te Rauparaha Arena carpark.

How much does this class cost?

  • $135.00 minimum charge rate - maximum of 33 children.
  • Any numbers over 33 will incur additional cost per child of $3.50 per child.
  • Payments to be made at Te Rauparaha Arena, by mail (cheque only), phone (Visa/Mastercard) or internet banking.

How do I book into this class?

  • Bookings are essential.
  • Book at Te Rauparaha Arena Reception or phone (04) 237 1521.

Terms and Conditions

  • Fees are non-refundable.
  • When registering, you are committing to attending programme and payment will be required unless you advise two working days prior to programme running of your withdrawal to Lynda McAndrew.
  • Withdrawal will not be accepted on day of programme.
  • You will still be charged if you do not attend.
  • Parent/caregiver to remain with pre-schooler at all times while attending our pre-school programmes.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Lynda McAndrew on (04) 237 3556.

Preschool Newsletter

If you would like the latest pre-school newsletter emailed direct to you (two newsletters per term), please provide your name and email address to email Lynda.McAndrew@poriruacity.govt.nz.

 

The Happy Sun Adventures programme is a variety of programmes to make sure your child's holiday is a whole lot brighter.

Registrations required for holiday programes

Registrations required two days before programmes due to run (once registered you are liable to pay). Withdrawals will only be accepted two working days prior to programme running - not on the day).

What is this class all about?

Happy Sun Adventures is a series of children’s programmes offered during the school holiday. You can register for Pre-school Gymnastics, Kindy Gym, Creative Kiddies or Groovy Movers! Sign up today for a fantastic fun way to spice up your holiday.

Who is this class suitable for?

  • This class is suitable for children from 4 months to 4 years old.
  • Parent/Caregiver to remain with child at all times.

When are these classes offered?

The dates for the holiday classes are listed below.

* Please note the first week of Happy Sun Adventures programmes have been cancelled due to a major booking. 

April 2018

Day Class Time Age Group Price
Wednesday 18 April  Baby Gym  CANCELLED Crawlers $7
Thursday 19 April  Kindy Gym  CANCELLED 1 - 4 years  $7
Monday 23 April Crafty Kidz (ANZAC theme) CANCELLED 2 - 4 years  $7
Tuesday 24 April  Disco CANCELLED 2 - 4 years  $7
Thursday 26 April  Kindy Gym  9.30am- 11am  1 - 4 years  $7


How long is this session?

  • Session times differ depending upon which programme you register for. 

Where is this class being held?

  • This class is held at Te Rauparaha Arena, 17 Parumoana Street, Porirua. View Google Map.
  • Free parking in the Te Rauparaha Arena carpark.

How much does this class cost?

  • Each programme costs $7.00 per child.
  • Payments to be made at Te Rauparaha Arena, by mail (cheque only), phone (Visa/Mastercard) or internet banking.

How do I book my child into this class?

  • You must fill out a Booking Form for each programme that you plan to attend.
  • Book at Te Ruaparaha Arena Reception or phone (04) 237 1521.
  • Happy Sun Adventures Booking Form (pdf)

Preschool Newsletter

If you would like the latest pre-school newsletter emailed direct to you (two newsletters per term), please provide your name and email address to email lynda.mcandrew@poriruacity.govt.nz.

Terms and Conditions

  • Fees are non-refundable.
  • When registering, you are committing to attending programme and payment will be required unless you advise two working days prior to programme running of your withdrawal to Lynda McAndrew.
  • Withdrawal will not be accepted on day of programme.
  • You will still be charged if you do not attend.
  • Parent/caregiver to remain with pre-schooler at all times while attending our pre-school programmes.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Lynda McAndrew on (04) 237 3556.

 

Build confidence in the water with your toddler.

What is this class all about?

Run by Dash Swim School. Qualified instructors are in the water helping you with your toddlers’ water confidence through tips, tricks and group games.

Who is this class suitable for?

This class is best suited to 4 months to 5 year age group. Maximum ratio of 2 children to 1 adult.

When is this class offered?

These classes will be run on the following days during term time only. The classes will not run during the school holidays or public holidays.

Day Time
Tuesday 10.00 am to 11.00 am 


How long is this session?

  • Up to 60 minutes.

Where is this class being held?

  • Arena Aquatic Centre, Te Rauparaha Arena. View Google Map.

How much does this class cost?

  • $4.50 first child, $3.50 2nd child per session.

How do I book my child into this class?

  • No bookings are necessary. Just turn up on the day and stay for as long as you like.

Preschool Newsletter

If you would like the latest pre-school newsletter emailed direct to you (two newsletters per term), please provide your name and email address to email Lynda.McAndrew@poriruacity.govt.nz 

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Dash Swim School on: info@dashswimschool.co.nz

 

These classes are user friendly for our little pre-schoolers to create some wonderful art work to take home. We provide the materials, children make the art and we clean up after!

 

When are these classes? 

Day Time Cost  Art Theme   
Monday 23 April  9.30am - 10.30am  $7.00  ANZAC $7 
         

 

Registrations essential – please phone Te Rauparaha Arena Reception on 237 1521

 
WHERE: Te Rauparaha Arena – Meeting Room

AGE: 2 to 4 yr olds only (parent/caregiver to remain with child)

 

Refer to the Pre-School Progammes Information and Booking Form for more information.

Register at Te Rauparaha Arena Reception or phone main reception on (04) 237 1521 or phone (04) 237 3556 or email lynda.mcandrew@poriruacity.govt.nz.