Programmes

 

 

 

                  • Friendship
                  • Mainly Music
                  • Parenting Seminars
                  • Parenting Library
                  • Playgroup
                  • Toy Library

 

 Friendship

10am -12pm Fridays

A gathering for over 50 years of age

Purpose

To facilitate friendship, connection, and address the isolation that many older folk in the community experience.

Our group, between 15 – 22 people, continues to meet each Friday morning at the Church. We begin with a cuppa and biscuits, and a two course lunch follows later with  an inspirational message

This year we have enjoyed the company of four people from several I.H.C. homes in the area.

Bingo has been added to our programmes. Other activities include chatting, knitting, scrabble, cards and generally getting to know each other better.

Each year Pomaria school choir put on a wonderful concert for the elderly, followed by morning tea. The staff and children are such caring hosts.

As a group we support a young nurse in Eastern Europe to help her pay tuition fees and other nursing course expenses.

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Mainly Music

10am -12pm Thursday


 

Purpose/Goal

Our goal is to provide preschool children with a fun and developmental music programme, and to share love and support with the families that come to Mainly Music. We want to provide these families from the community with a real positive experience, where they can enjoy interacting with their children. We aim to provide families with support and encouragement by building relationships with them.


Highlights

Seeing both children and their parents or grandparents really excited, laughing, interacting with each other and enjoying the programme and getting involved; two new people joining the team and being really enthusiastic and committed positive feedback. Parents tell us that we are doing a fantastic job and that they love coming to Mainly Music each week. They tell us that it is warm, supportive, friendly and welcoming and they are so grateful for what we do for them.

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Parenting Seminars

Periodic seminars are held at the Ranui Community Facility or at locations within the community

Good News

“I know that there are tools available when I need them.”

“A great course for empowering parents to make a difference in the lives of their children.”

“I think the toolbox course is fantastic for parents, caregivers and grandparents. It teaches valuable ways and skills to apply with parenting our tamariki.” (30 July 2012)

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 Parenting Library

Contact the Church office

The parenting library and video resource has been widely used by those on the parenting courses and also by our other social services within the trust. This is a real advantage to have books to pass onto families when working as a mentor and when a parent comes into the office for advice during the week.

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Playgroup

9:30 -11:30am Mondays and Tuesdays

Aims:            

  • For children to interact with each other
  • To give our children a fun learning time with a variety of activity.
  • To give parents a chance to meet new people, learn and support each other while
  • Having fun with their children in a safe environment.

  

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Toy Lending 

on Tuesdays 11:30am


Purpose/Goal

To provide support to our community families by giving them access to good quality educational and developmental toys to hire at affordable prices. Any profits are used to purchase new toys so the Toy Library is self-sustaining.