Teen Dance – Cancelled T4

Teen Partner Dancing will not take place (Fridays at YMCA North Shore) in term 4 as we did not gain enough registrations to proceed.

This has always been super popular so we are guessing exams and other commitments have prohibited some teens from joining.

We will try again in the new year to gain interest – which will ensure teens get some dance skills in prep for the Homeschool Ball mid-year. 🙂

Photos for Homeschool Families (FRR)

Enquiries to homeschooling mum – Lisa Dew 0226011537 or email dewshq@gmail.com.

Bookings via online link https://jnjportraits.co.nz/book/11075 thank you.

Lots of time slots still available: 2:00pm through 7:30pm. Don’t leave it to the last minute to book your spot!



The Homeschool Robotics team, Free Range Robotics (FRR) is fundraising towards the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS which take place annually in Kentucky.

They have kindly organised a photo shoot day on November 8th, 1:00pm to 7:45pm, for homeschooling families.

For just $10.00 you will receive a 15 minute photo shoot and one free digital image of your choice.

The rest of your amazing photos will be available for purchase. *Viewing Day is Thursday, Nov 21st.*

A great Christmas prezzie for the Grandparents, family and friends!

Free Range Robotics Fundraising Photo Shoot

Friday, 8th November 2019 * bookings are essential *

At the YMCA North Shore (Rendle Room)  5 Akorgana Drive, Northcote

TO BOOK your 15 minute photo shoot go to URL: https://jnjportraits.co.nz/book/11075. It’s quick and easy to do!

When registered families come along for their photo shoot on Nov 8th, the Jack ‘n’ Jill staff will book in a time for you to return to view your photos on Nov 21st.*

(your free digital photo will be selected at the viewing day, plus any other photos you may wish to order)

If you would like more information or have questions, please contact Lisa Dew from Free Range Robotics on 0226011537 or email dewshq@gmail.com.

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 selena.spot@gmail.com … 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 hasca.nz@gmail.com. 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 – learn2getha@gmail.com