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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 1, 2017

Day Dates Time
Monday 20, 27 February and 6 March  11.15 am to 12.00 pm
Wednesday 8, 15, 22, 29 March and 5, 12 April  11.15 am to 12.00 pm


Term 1, 2017

Day Dates Time
Monday 15, 22, 29 May 11.15 am to 12.00 pm
Wednesday 15, 21, 28 June 11.15 am to 12.00 pm


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 Ruaparaha Arena Reception or phone (04) 237 1521.
  • Booking Form 2017 (158KB pdf)
  • Information Sheet 2017 (207KB 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 lmcandrew@pcc.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 1, 2017 dates: Tuesday 07 February to Wednesday 12 April 2017.

No classes running on: Thursday 16 March and Tuesday 11 April.

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

 

Term 2, 2017 dates: Monday 01 May to Friday 07 July 2017.

No classes running on: Wednesday 17 May and Monday 05 June 2017. 

Kindy Gym Weekend Session

Saturday 25 February - Theme: Super Heroes 9.30 am to 10.30 am $4.50
Saturday 18 March - Theme: Fairies/Pirates 9.30 am to 10.30 am $4.50
Sunday 02 April - Theme: Crazy Hair 9.30 am to 10.30 am $4.50
Saturday 06 May - Theme: Hats 9.30 am to 10.30 am $4.50
Saturday 13 May - NO theme 9.30 am to 10.30 am $4.50
Saturday 27 May - Theme: Favourite Tee Shirt 9.30 am to 10.30 am $4.50
Saturday 03 June - NO theme 9.30 am to 10.30 am $4.50
Sunday 11 June - Theme: Animals 9.30 am to 10.30 am $4.50
Saturday 17 June - NO theme 9.30 am to 10.30 am $4.50
Saturday 24 June - NO theme 9.30 am to 10.30 am $4.50
Saturday 01 July - Theme: Super heroes/Cartoon Character 9.30 am to 10.30 am $4.50

* 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 $4.50 per child per visit (no discounts apply to these classes).
  • A Concession Card (10 trip) can be purchased for $35.00 (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 (45Kb 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.

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 lmcandrew@pcc.govt.nz.

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 lmcandrew@pcc.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?

  • $115.50 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 lmcandrew@pcc.govt.nz.

 

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.

Term 1, 2017 dates: Thursday 23 February to Thursday 06 April 2017 (6 weeks for short term).

Class Times:

Day Time
Thursday 3.30 pm to 4.15 pm


Term 2, 2017 dates: 
Thursday 11 May to 29 June 2017 (8 weeks)
 
Class Times:

Day Time
Thursday 3.30 pm to 4.15 pm

 

Bookings are essential for these classes. The cost is $88.00 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: Pre-School Gymnastics Brochure (103KB pdf)

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 
Sunday

9.30 am to 10.30 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 lmcandrew@pcc.govt.nz.

Contact Us

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

 

The Musical Tots programme is where your pre-schoolers can laugh, sing, dance and play in this musically inspired children’s programme.

What is this class all about?

A love of music is one of the greatest gifts you can give your child. Not only fun and entertaining, music encourages children to express themselves with confidence.

Musical Tots presents music for pre-schoolers in a fun, hands-on way, incorporating singing, movement and use of instruments in a 45 minute session.

Who is this class suitable for?

  • This class is suitable for children from 2 years to 4 years old only.
  • Parent/Caregiver to remain with child at all times.

When is this class offered?

Term 1, 2017 dates:

Day Dates Time Cost
Tuesday

28 February 

11.00 am to 11.45 am $7.00
Thursday

09 March

9.30 am to 10.15 am $7.00


Term 2, 2017 dates:

Day Dates Time Cost
Thursday 08 June 11.00 am to 11.45 am $7.00
Monday 26 June 11.00 am to 11.45 am $7.00

 

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?

  • $7.00 per child, per session.
  • 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 Ruaparaha Arena Reception or phone (04) 237 1521.
  • Booking Form 2017 (158KB pdf)
  • Information Sheet 2017 (206KB 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 lmcandrew@pcc.govt.nz.