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.

Oral Communication and Presentation Classes – Term 3!

Oral Communication and Presentation Classes – Term 3!

Thursdays at North Shore YMCA

The teacher Melissa Rouse is a former homeschooled student who has a degree in Business and Information Management and a teaching diploma in Speech and Drama from the Associate Trinity College of London and is working towards a Graduate Teaching Certificate in secondary education.

Melissa will be offering 2 classes in Oral Communication and Presentation to home educators in term 3 which will teach students skills and techniques used in different types of oral presentations.

The course content can be used to improve confidence and public speaking skills, or at a more advanced level to prepare for speech exams and higher level learning and assessment.

Class 1
Intermediate YR 7/8, age 11 – 13 years
11:30am – 12:30pm

Class 2
Foundation YR 9-11, age 14+ years
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Term Fee
Standard rate $80pp
HASCA member rate $75pp

North Shore YMCA, 5 Akoranga Drive, Northcote
(running alongside other homeschool activities on Thursdays)


Course content will align with NCEA so that home educated students who want to earn credits when of an age, will have the skills to do so.

We invite your participation in this wonderful learning opportunity for home educated children!

Kind regards,
Homeschool Auckland Sports & Cultural Association Inc.


YMCA Term 3 2018 - Thursday

Registrations – Term 3, 2018

Hi everyone,

Registrations for the homeschool programmes which run weekly at the North Shore YMCA (or North Shore Recreation Centre) are OPEN for term 3 enrolments!!

Gymnastics Programme, Tuesdays 1-2pm (4-12yrs)

–  Indoor Hockey Programme, Thursdays 11.30-12.30pm (5-10yrs and 11yrs-teens)

– Senior Basketball Skills Coaching Programme, Thursdays 1-2pm (11yrs-teens)

– Junior Basketball Skills Coaching Programme, Thursdays 2-3pm (5-10yrs)

You can now register either at the reception counter or you can enrol by telephone to receive your HASCA member discounts. If you are happy to pay the non-member rates you can book online.

Below, Mahalia (from the North Shore YMCA) has outlined their new booking system which includes setting up a family profile – it’s fairly quick and easy to do.

The new 10-week Indoor Hockey Programme for all ages (5-10 & 11+) is commencing in term 3, and Indoor Soccer will hopefully be added in term 4 – very exciting! Thank you for all your wonderful feedback!

Term 3 dates for the North Shore YMCA Programmes are: Tuesday 24th July to 25th September AND Thursday 26th July to 27th September (all programmes run for 10 weeks).

Please read Mahalia’s email and be sure you set up a profile for your family for easier booking now and in the future.


Dear Homeschooling Parents,

Thanks for choosing to be part of the YMCA family – we love having your family as part of ours. 

Bookings for Term 3 Homeschool Kids Recreation Programmes are now open

Term 3 bookings for Gymnastics and Basketball are now open. To book into one of these programmes you’ll need to register your family on Aimy Plus.

An interim booking system for Term 3

We’ve been working hard to improve our service to you and your family and we’re in the process of introducing a streamlined booking system.  While we work towards the best solution for you, we are introducing an interim solution for our Term 3 Kids Recreation Programmes. We’re using a system called Aimy Plus, which is designed specifically to book and manage children’s programmes.

We do ask that you take a moment to create an account with Aimy Plus and register yourself and your family. 

New Programme
Indoor Hockey is a brand new programme that we are starting in Term 3. It will run for 10 weeks on Thursdays from 11:30am-12:30pm. We are very excited to start something new and there is a special price for HASCA members.   

Let’s get started
·         Firstly, you’ll need to set up an account for your family, by clicking on the link below.

·         We have new terms and conditions that you will need to agree to – please make sure you take the time to read over these thoroughly.

·         To claim your HASCA discount on any of the Homeschool Programmes, you will need to email, with the programme you wish to enrol your child into.

·         We will book you in and apply the HASCA discount.

·         An invoice will then be emailed to you. Once payment has been made, your booking will be confirmed.

Kids Recreation Programmes – Register Online < click here to create your family profile

Have a question?
Should you have any questions about the new system, our Kids Rec Programmes or just a general query, please don’t hesitate to call us on (09) 480 7099 or pop in to see us at the Centre.
We look forward to seeing you and your family soon.

Mahalia Rolston | Operations Manager
YMCA North Shore

5 Akoranga Drive, Northcote, North Shore City 0627, New Zealand
09 4807099 |

Below, timetables showing all homeschool programmes (YMCA, HASCA, and other providers) running weekly at the North Shore YMCA, and the YMCA’s term rates.

Register NOW for these other wonderful opportunities taking place in term 3! Enquiries welcome!

> Visual Art Classes with Nina Lawgun, visit HASCA or email or call 021-2045952

> Oral Communication and Presentation with Melissa Rouse, email for more information, or contact Nina at    Course content can be used to improve confidence and public speaking skills, or at a more advanced level to prepare for speech exams and higher level learning and assessment.

> Junior Basketball Team for Semester 2, playing in the YMCA Yr5/7 League Thursday afternoons, email Selena at

>  (1) DanceFit 8-11yrs, (2) DanceFit 5-8yrs, or (3) DanceSport 11+/Teens  > REGISTER FOR DANCEFIT OR DANCESPORT HERE <

Based on feedback, we’d like to offer THREE classes with Taryn Howarth! Two DanceFit classes: one geared towards younger children 5-8yrs (30mins), plus 8-11yrs (45mins), and DanceSport!

Teens … DanceSport is fantastic prep’ for the homeschool ball or any dance, come along and enjoy dancing and socialising with your peers! (Parents, encourage your young men to join!) 🙂

for boys and girls, ages  8-11 years
Thursdays, 12:45-1:30pm, YMCA Dance Studio
HASCA members $70, non members $75
Term 3 – 2 Aug to 20 Sept 2018 (8 weeks)

A non-partner dance programme for boys and girls, which links physical activity with mental activeness. DanceFit incorporates balance, timing and stretching. Engaging your muscles helps with balance. The children warm up with balancing steps, which are fun and challenging.
for boys & girls, ages 5-8 years
Thursdays, 1.30-2.00pm, YMCA Dance Studio
HASCA members $60, non members $65
Term 3 – 2 Aug to 20 Sept 2018 (8 weeks)

A fun beginner 30-minute DanceFit class for boys and girls, with music and dances geared specifically to a younger age group linking physical activity with mental activeness. 

for boys and girls, 11+, preteens, teens
Thursdays, 2:00-2:45pm, YMCA Dance Studio
HASCA members $70, non members $75
Term 3 – 2 Aug to 20 Sept 2018 (8 weeks)

A fabulous partner dance programme for boys and girls, which links physical activity with mental activeness. DanceSport explores the basics of good old-fashioned partner dances, such as: Waltz, Samba, Cha-Cha. Each class in the programme introduces new steps, reinforcing what has been previously learnt through practice and repetition. 
Taryn teaches DanceSport as a tool to help children build social awareness, confidence, and self-esteem.

We need a minimum of 8 students per class – please enrol as early as you can, thank you very much! Thank you to those who have expressed interest, we will be in touch with you today to confirm.

HASCA would like to ask for your support through participation in one or several of these awesome learning opportunities. 

Please visit WHAT’S ON for Sewing classes, Ballet for Tiny Tots and Level 1, the Homeschool Singing Group (choir), Swimming lessons, Sports, Literature & Composition, & other fun outings!

Your enquiries are welcome to

​Kind regards,
Nina Lawgun and Sandra Dawson for HASCA
Homeschool Auckland Sports & Cultural Association Inc.

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GIVE IT A GO DAYS at the North Shore YMCA

Tuesday – 3rd July 2018 ….Gymnastics, and more!

Thursday – 5th July 2018 ….Basketball, Art, and more! 

This will be an opportunity to come along and TRY FOR FREE…! Awesome!!!

If you already participate in one of the programmes or classes running at North Shore YMCA on Tuesday or Thursday each week – then BRING A BUDDY along for free …they might love it too! 

The HASCA Homeschool Library will be OPEN for viewing/tours on both days …come along for a chat, a cuppa, and let your children trial (for free) one of the many wonderful activities on offer! 

HASCA will email more specific information closer to the end of term.

We hope to see lots of new faces! 



Chelsea Bay Tours – all full!

Hi everyone,

Thanks so much for registering for our upcoming educational trips to the iconic Chelsea Sugar Factory in Birkenhead … all three outings are now FULL!

Term 2, 2018

Chelsea Bay Tour – Wednesday, 27th June <<<< FULL

Chelsea Bay Tour – Friday, 6th July <<<< FULL

Term 3, 2018

Chelsea Bay Tour – Monday, 23rd July <<<<FULL


Thank you Ale!

Thank you Ale Rusholme for running the recent fun events:

LASERFORCE on Tuesday 29th of May, and JUMP on Tuesday 5th of June

Both were loads of FUN!!!

See for our next gathering…!

Do join us …we’d love to see you. 🙂