MRS WISHY-WASHY SHOW – 24th Sept 2013

HASCA Homeschool Booking for Mrs Wishy-Washy Show – A Tim Bray Production!

Mrs Wishy-Washy by JOY COWLEY,adapted for the stage by TIM BRAY,songs by CHRISTINE WHITE

“Oh, lovely mud!’ say Mrs Wishy-Washy’s farm animals Cow, Duck and Pig. And as much as they revel in getting mucky, Mrs Wishy-Washy loves to get them clean. Children will adore the funny tussles that ensue between the mud and the suds. Join in the excitement as Joy Cowley’s much-loved character comes to life on stage for the very first time.

When – Tuesday, 24th September 2013 (last week of term 3!) 1:00pm Show
Where – The Pumphouse, Takapuna
Tickets will be $10.00 each for adults and children (under 1-year free, sitting on parent’s knee)
Contact Sandra at before August 24th to reserve your tickets.
Kind regards,
Sandra Dawson For HASCA



We welcome new committee members, new ideas & initiatives.


MONDAY, 4th FEBRUARY 2013, 7.30PM

At Andy & Lynn Rolston’s home:

11 Anakiwa Place, Milford
(please park on the road, thank you)
Enquiries to:

Winter Netball 2013 – express your interest NOW

Calling all keen NETBALLERS!!

Netball is a great way for your children to meet other homeschoolers, share interests, get some exercise, learn “team play” and pick up some new skills along the way. It’s a lot of fun too …for the players and the parents!

HASCA has been coordinating netball for home educated students for over 10 years.


HASCA will be entering teams into the Netball North Harbour ‘Schools’ Comp again this year.The Winter Competition runs for 14-weeks throughout Terms 2 and 3. Usually with 7-weeks of grading games followed by 7-weeks of competition games. Games are played on various weekdays and Saturday mornings at the Netball North Harbour Courts (or AMI Netball Centre), Onewa Road, Northcote. Players do not need to have played netball before, some ball skills would obviously be advantageous. Lower grades are open to boys & girls.

Year 4 & 5 age *8 & 9yrs …play on Monday afternoons from 4pm

ear 6 age *10yrs …play on Wednesday afternoons from 4pm

Year 7 & 8 age *11 & 12yrs …play on Thursday afternoons from 4pm

Year 9 & up age *13yrs+ …play on Saturday mornings

*approximate ages only

Most of our teams have a policy of holding weekly training sessions an hour or so before each game (to avoid extra trips for busy families) generally meeting at around 2:30pm at the NNH courts. Obviously this is largely dependent on what time slot we are given for our games by NNH, and also the individual coaches and what suits them best (and what suits the team).


Each team needs a coach, a manager and an umpire (provided for each game played). We have been fortunate to already have several coaches lined up (the wonderful people who coached last year are returning …thank you!!!) but would love to hear from any teens or parents who maybe interested in umpiring, or any of the above. Our umpires to receive ‘pocket money’ for their time. Note: Training & support is given to parent coaches and managers (and there are various umpiring courses available) through NNH.


(Runs throughout terms 2& 3)

NNH Subs are usually around $85 – $100 per player, depends on team numbers

HASCA uniform [use] fee $20 per individual or $30 per family This fee assists HASCA to upgrade equipment each year and to replace uniforms as needed. After ten years some are tired- general wear and tear. In 2010, we purchased new netball skirts, tops, and bibs, for our two intermediate teams & will continue to upgrade our teams’ uniforms.

HASCA membership fee (Jan-Dec) $15 per family per year All players will need to be HASCA members please. Please note: The HASCA uniform fee is payable just once (per sport) in a calendar year. This means, if your child plays in both the competitive Winter Netball Comp (terms 2 & 3) and the social Twilight Netball Comp (term 4), the fees will only be collected once. NNH do have a separate fee structure for each of their competitions. All fees will be payable to HASCA at least three weeks prior to the commencement of the competition.

PLEASE EMAIL ME NOWif you are a keen netballer OR a parent keen to assist with coaching/management OR a parent or teen willing to umpire a team for the season. Sandra at or Email your child’s full name, age, DOB, & your child’s previous netball experience (if any).

POSSIBLE OPPORTUNITY FOR YR1/YR2/YR3 NETBALLERS We may be in a position to offer netball to younger boys and girls this year (years 1- 3) playing in the Kidzplay Netball Competition. Games in this ‘schools’ competition are played at Pinehurst School, Albany, on Saturday mornings during terms 2 & 3. Obviously this is very much dependant on interest (how many keen kiddies we get) and volunteers! Expressions of interest to me asap please. Thanks. Lastly, it is important to note that teams (in any of the grades mentioned above) will only ‘happen’ if we get enough age-specific players …and of course, a coach/manager/umpire for each team. We need commitment from all the right people to make things happen!

Homeschool Breakers Experience – Feb 2013

Become a SKYCITY BREAKER for the day

11am – 1:30pm, Tuesday 12th February 2013

Homeschool Breakers Experience

* Watch the ‘Back to Back’ NBL Champion SKYCITY Breakers train

* Have a tour of our purpose built training facility (7 Atlas Place, Mairangi Bay)

* Be put through your paces with an ‘on-court’ session with one of our coaches

* Get signatures and photographs with the SKYCITY Breakers players

FREE basketball and skills booklet for each participant


To register, please contact Mike Lacey or phone 480 7099


Please advise your child’s name, child’s age

and your contact phone number. Thank you.


HASCA HOCKEY – Summer Hockey Opportunity

This year HASCA has been proud to support a BOYS HOCKEY TEAM under its umbrella. The 6 aside boys hockey team is compiled of year 5/6 boys, coached and managed by Dean Haythornthwaite.  
Players: Ben Colquhoun, Craig Evans, Ryan Evans, Luke Edwards, Asher Haythornthwaite, Matthew Copeland and Sam Hornblow.
As with our netball teams this year, our hockey players are making a name for themselves (in their competition) and really showing that we homeschoolers are a bit of a talented bunch. Here’s an update from (coach) Dean … We were coming second on the table until last week when we played the table leaders. Previously we had played them (Hauraki) twice resulting in a draw and a loss. This time the boys pulled out their best performance of the season to win 4-0. This puts us first equal with 2 championship games left in round three. We play Oteha Valley next Monday who are currently second, only 1 point behind us. Last time we played Oteha Valley they won 4-2 (we have lost two games all season Hauraki and Oteha Valley) so this is a must win game!
We’ll be sure to let you know how the season ends for our hockey players …and wish them all the very best!
Meantime, we’d like to say a huge thanks to Dean and Rachel Haythornthwaite for their vision and commitment to the HASCA Hockey team. Sincere thanks!  
Dean would like to enter a team in the Summer Hockey (non competitive) Competition …so if any yr 5/6 boys or girls are interested in playing summer hockey please contact Dean Haythornthwaite via email
The Summer Hockey runs from 31st October, to 12th December. Monday nights around 5.30pm.

Rustic Sculpture (wood) Workshops

Rustic Sculpture Workshops – ENROL NOW

see – for more information


Monday 20th June 1:30-4:30pm
Monday 4th July 1:30 – 4:30pm

$10 HASCA members
$15 non members

Takanini Church Hall 160 Great South Road Takanini, South Auckland
(the workshops will be held outside if weather permits)

More workshop dates to come…

You are welcome to book your child into one or both or let me know if
you are interested in future workshops.

To Enrol:
Please email Tarnya Burge

Pumphouse Prodcution – Apr 13th




Limited seating – reserve your seats today! 

Justine Jorgensen has coordinated homeschool groups to attend the Tim Bray Productions at The Pumphouse for several years and will not be continuing to do so in 2011. HASCA will coordinate in the interim and offer these events to our community to enable us to get the heavily reduced ‘school group’ rates. A big thank you to Justine (on behalf of everyone who has attended these productions) for her years of commitment to coordinating and for her kindness.

Date/Show: Wednesday, 13th April 2011, 10.30am show (approx. one hour)

Cost: Groups 50+ – $9.00 per seat,  Groups of 20-49 – $10.50 per seat. Hopefully we can get 50 people so we can get the cheaper rate.  I will need to confirm this after the close off date. (Children under 1 are free sitting on a parents lap).


Please get your numbers (adults and children) to me no later than Tuesday, March 1st. (next week!)

Payment will be required no later than Friday, March 11th and will be non refundable if your reserved seats are cancelled after this date.

About the show:
The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch
by Ronda and David Armitage
adapted by Tim Bray
songs by Christine White 

Children love Mr Grinling, the lighthouse keeper. Join in the fun with Mr and Mrs Grinling, Hamish the cat and the greedy seagulls in a tale that cleverly blends all the favourite Lighthouse Keeper stories into one entertaining and funny show.

For more info:


Youth Leadership and Sail Training Voyage

Youth Leadership and Sail Training Voyage
(sailing on the R Tucker Thompson sailing ship)
Bay of Islands, 25th April 2011 – 1st May 2011

The R.Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust runs life changing adventures (similar to the Spirit of Adventure) for young people aged between 13 and 18. The programmes are designed to develop confidence and leadership and can be life changing experiences. Not only that, the programme is a suitable activity for those who are undergoing the Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award …and is heaps of fun!
  • We have booked a VOYAGE – dates are: 25th April through to 1st May 2011.
  • We are aiming to have a full CREW enrolled – 12 students.
  • We welcome students aged 13-18 years to enrol.
  • We currently have 10 students confirmed so have JUST TWO SPOTS LEFT! (Students are a schooled / homeschooled mix)
  • Cost is $1,000 per student.
If you have a teen who may be interested, or want to know more information about the programme, please contact:

PAULA CROSSWELL on 09 236-3220
or via HASCA

HASCA [AGM] Annual General Meeting – Mar 23rd



At Andy & Lynn Rolston’s home:
11 Anakiwa Place, Milford (park on the road please)

Enquiries to: