Community Notices

By Christine Gillard | Posted: Wednesday October 23, 2019

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Whakaoho - Papanui Community Day: This Sunday 3 November, 1-4pm at Papanui Domain, Sawyers Arms Road (or if wet will be at Papanui Youth Centre). Bring the family along to join in celebrating our community. Food, games, prizes and entertainment.


Papanui Bush weeding/planting session coming up: Tuesday 12 November, 8.30am-12.30pm, on Langdons Road (beside Bridgestone).


Is your child attending Papanui High next year ?
They are currently looking for a long term homestay for a Japanese boy, aged 13, loves dogs, but has a cat allergy and would like to be in a family with interaction, able to play computer games with family members in the lounge, not in the bedroom or away from the family. He likes playing table tennis. He is coming for a first term trial and if he likes it, will stay on for long term study.

If this sounds like your family and you would be happy to host please make contact with Margaret via email


WE NEED YOU! GirlGuiding NZ is looking for fun, energetic leaders that will deliver exciting programmes to girls aged 5 – 17 years olds in Redwood once a week. We have a particular need for our popular Guide unit in Redwood, that meets on Wednesdays 6:15pm – 8:15pm. We have developed an amazing programme that uses fun, adventure and friendship to build girls’ confidence and life skills to help grow the next generation of female leaders. Find out more information


Here at MASH Out of School Care, we are always looking at innovative ways to improve our service and ensure that we are giving caregivers & children the care and service they need and want. We live by the ethos that we are not babysitters; we work hard to add value to children’s lives and equip our staff with the skills and knowledge to be able to provide social, emotional, academic and physical support to children. We are all about adding value to a child’s life and it is the pinnacle of everything we do!

With that in mind, we are currently working on improving our service further and we see academic research as fundamental to this, however, we recognise that research in the area of Out of School Care in New Zealand is limited. We are therefore, going to be conducted our own research; we want to know exactly what a Kiwi caregiver wants from an Out of School Care provider and this is where we really need the support of local schools!

We have created a short survey which we want as many caregivers as possible to complete, and would be extremely grateful if you would put the details of the survey, including the attached link, in your E-Newsletter.

Anyone who completes the survey will be in with an opportunity to win one of two 7” tablets. The closing date for this is Friday 1st November.

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