Cuppa & Chat

HASCA Cuppa & Chat

Join us twice a term for a relaxed cup of coffee or tea!
Bring the children along to have-a-go (or a look-see) at what’s on on Thursdays!
Sit and relax … or chat, it’s up to you! 

This is a super informal get-together and is all about creating community.

We welcome you!
Nancy V. & Lin Li for HASCA

cuppa and chat
Term 1 date:
Thursday 4th April, 11:45am to 2:15pm
Term 2 dates:
Thursday 2nd May, 11:45am to 2:15pm
Thursday 27th June, 11:45am to 2:15pm
Term 3 dates:
Thursday 25th July, 11:45am to 2:15pm
Thursday 19th September, 11:45am to 2:15pm
Term 4 dates:
Thursday 17th October, 11:45am to 2:15pm
Thursday in December 2019 – date to be confirmed

@North Shore YMCA (rear foyer near gym), 5 Akoranga Drive, Northcote.

All welcome! All Homeschoolers: new and current, or just looking!

– Come along, look at the activities and classes on offer! Chat with our tutors about what they offer.
– Meet with some very friendly and experienced homeschoolers, say hi, ask questions if you like.
– Have a cuppa with others on the same journey as you! Share experiences.
– Connect with some new home educating parents and families, or reconnect with old friends.
– Trial for free: YMCA Kiwisports (12-1pm), Senior Basketball Skills (1-2pm) or Junior Basketball Skills (2-3pm) programmes. *Sign in at reception counter.
– Check out our members’ homeschool library – lots of great resources!
– Say hi to our team …. or just have a cuppa on us! 

JUMP – 12 noon – July 2nd

TEEN JUMP SESSION: Tuesday 2nd July 2019
Teens! Come along for an end-of-term fun session at JUMP!
Session 12 noon to 1pm. Arrive at 11:45am and pay at reception.
$10 +$2.50 for Jump socks (unless you own some already).
Potential to hang out afterwards for half hour or so > café on site.
Albany Jump, 48 Arrenway Drive, Albany (Off Apollo Dr.)
RSVP by email to … or just turn up!

Committee Meeting 18/06/19

Our next committee meeting is Tuesday, June 28th – please join us.

We will meet at 7pm at the North Shore YMCA (meeting room). Finish approx. 8:30pm.

Enquiries, attendance confirmations or apologies to Thank you.


Beginner Art with Samantha

T4 Beginner Art Classes ages 11 – 13yrs

An 8 week beginner art class for students aged 11  – 13yrs, typically years 6  – 8 if at school will run starting 18 October.


Students will learn the basics of drawing and painting from observation to reproduce 3-dimensional form.


Senior Art student Samantha will be teaching this class which is overseen by Nina Lawgun, teacher of the existing highschool art classes.


Classes will run 11:30am – 12:30pm at the North Shore YMCA.


Cost $70pp or $65pp HASCA members


Email Nina to register or ask any questions –



DanceFit – Term 4 Registrations

Please visit HASCA for detailed information.


Ages 5-9/10 years
Thursdays, 1.30-2.00pm
Venue: North Shore YMCA, 5 Akoranga Drive – Dance Studio (upstairs)

DanceFit is a non-partner dance programme for boys and girls, which links physical activity with mental activeness.

Research shows the concentration, coordination and self-control needed while learning to dance, helps with other subjects.
DanceFit incorporates balance, timing and stretching. Engaging your muscles helps with balance. The children warm up with balancing steps, which are fun and challenging.
They then learn basic stretches and the importance of stretching. Taryn also teaches why counting and staying in time with the music helps with the overall dance performance.
Taryn teaches her dance programmes in schools as part of their regular PE programme. Her dance routines are fun and full of energy.

Please visit HASCA for detailed information and term 4 dates and fees.

Coordinator – Sandra –

 For other term activities please visit HASCA … WHATS ON?! 

Rainbow’s End Member Trip

Dear members,re care
HASCA is arranging a day out at Rainbow’s End, would your family like to come?
Spaces are limited as we are taking a small, manageable group – from our membership.
Those families who express interest / register – will receive an email to confirm placement (plus payment details).
Each year, Rainbow’s End offers CARE Days at reduced rates for those schools ( or homeschool organisations ) who wish to say thank you to their student body, helpers, and support people. We have booked a date and members are invited!
[ Normal Ticket Prices: Adults/teens – all rides (14+ yrs) $59, Children – all rides (2-13 years) $49, Kidz Kingdom Pass (2-5 years) $32, Kidz Kingdom Pass + AA Driver’s Town (2-5 years) $41, Spectator $7+ ]

Our special CARE Day ticket prices are below.

Date : Tuesday, 20th November 2018

Arrive : 9.30am check off names and issue tickets
(We all have to line up at front gate before we can get tickets and go in)
Enter : 10am – 4pm (closing)
(park usually quiet after 2pm when other school kids leave)
Located at:  2 Clist Cres, Manukau
Special CARE Day ticket prices for HASCA families:
– $22.00   (2 – 13 years old) Rainbows End Pass (including Kids Kingdom)
– $35.00   (14 – 18 years old) High School Students
– $49.00 to $59.00   Adults (final rate will depend on number of riding adults)
– $7.00     Adults Non Riding / Spectators
There is an adult / student ratio for us to consider which we will review once we receive interest / registrations.
Payment will be due by Thursday, 1st of November

>> HASCA Rainbow’s End Trip …  REGISTRATION FORM <<
Kind regards,
Homeschool Auckland Sports & Cultural Association Inc.