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





DanceFit – Term 4 Registrations

Please visit HASCA https://hasca.wordpress.com/dancefit/ 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 https://hasca.wordpress.com/dancefit/ for detailed information and term 4 dates and fees.

Coordinator – Sandra – hasca.nz@gmail.com

 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