The HASCA HUB runs weekly on Thursdays in term time at the North Shore YMCA. We invite you to join us!

A wide range of learning opportunities take place at the HASCA Hub each term: sports, educational classes, dance, and fun activities. The programmes are run by people who are passionate about providing learning opportunities: a mix of experienced homeschooling parents, or senior/graduated homeschooling students, or professional tutors.

The following programmes will run this term at the HASCA HUB which takes place on Thursdays at YMCA North Shore, 5 Akoranga Drive, Northcote. (You can also view all sports, classes, and activites via the drop-down list at HASCA Sports & Activities.) We hope you’ll find something, or several somethings, you like! (:

Questions & enquiries are most welcome to the HASCA Hub coordinator, Nina at
Keen to get involved?! Let Nina know if you are keen to teach a class or take part in some way, she would love to talk over your ideas.

Term 4 HASCA Hub Programme

Click on a programme of interest to see more details, including contact & booking information, thank you.

Dance Classes

Homeschool Ballet with Debbie de Beer Dance Academy (15/10-17/12, 10 weeks) *upstairs studio         
Ballet Class 1: 11:30am – 12:15pm     Level 1, ages 5 – 6
Ballet Class 2: 12:15pm – 1:00pm       Level 2, ages 7 – 8
Ballet Class 3: 1:00pm – 1:45pm         Level 3/4, ages 9 – 12
Ballet Class 4: 1:45pm – 2:30pm         Teen Ballet, age 13yrs+

Arts, English, Science, Sport, Home Economics

Session 1     11:00am to 11:55am                                     

Class 1: Phonics & Literacy Skills for Young Learners with Nina, ages 5-8  (starts 15/10) *Squash3

Class 2: Lego Club “Lego Challenge” with Bethany. For all Lego-lovers age 5yrs+ (15/10-19/11) *Squash2

Class 3: Cooking & Home Economics with Lisa, ages 10+ (15/10-19/11) *Rendle Rm

Class 4: Intro to Greek Mythology & Classics with Lacey, ages 10 – 13 (15/10-19/11) *Meeting Rm

Session 2     12:00pm to 12:55pm                                       

Class 1: KiwiSports with Jason A smorgasbord of sports for ages 5-11 (15/10-19/11) *Gym2

Class 2: Crafty Kids: Christmas Crafts with Ruby, ages 5 – 8/9 (15/10-19/11) *Squash3

Class 3: Exploring Literature: James & the Giant Peach with Lacey, ages 8 – 10 (15/10-19/11) *Meeting Rm

Class 4: Chemistry 101 with Kate, ages 9+ (starts 30/07) *Rendle Rm ❌FULL❌

Class 5: High School Literature & Composition: Intro to Personal Response Writing & The Great Poets of WW1 with Nina, 14+ (15/10-19/11) *Squash2

Session 3     1:00pm to 1:55pm                                    

Class 1: Primary Art with Kate, ages 5+ (15/10-19/11) *Squash2

Class 2a: Intermediate Art with Ruby, Lino Printing, ages 11-13 (15/10-19/11) *Rendle Rm

Class 2b: High School / Senior Art with Nina, Lino Printing, ages 13+ (15/10-19/11) *Rendle Rm

Class 3: Self Esteem & Self Image for Teen Girls, ages 13+ (15/10-19/11) *Meeting Rm

Class 4a & 4b: Guitar Lessons for Beginners (2 classes 1:05 & 1:35) with Lacey, ages 9 – 12 (15/10-19/11) *Squash3

Session 4    2:00pm to 3:00pm                                                  

Class 1: ATA Homeschool Basketball Skills basketball skills coaching programme with Coach Eva, for ages 5 – 10 (15/10-19/11) *Gym1&2

Class 2: ATA Homeschool Basketball Skills basketball skills coaching programme with Coach Randy, for ages 11 – 18 (15/10-19/11) *Gym1&2

Class 3: Homeschool Harmonies Choir with Lisa (parents welcome too), all ages *Rendle Rm

Class 4: Senior English Tutoring & Support (exam prep & connections across texts internal) with Nina, teens *Meeting Rm

Commitment – please do carefully consider your commitment each term to these wonderful programmes as cancellations, particularly last minute ones, are inconsiderate and disappointing. Cancellations can result in entire classes being cancelled and lost opportunity for others. The people who teach and coordinate these classes invest a massive amount of time and energy so really would like your kind consideration and your support. Thank you.

HASCA Happenings: Hub Events in Term Four

Thursday 15th October 11:45am – 2:15pm
Welcome Cuppa & Chat 
Join us for a cuppa and a chat in the foyer—we’d love to catch up and say hi!

Thursday 15th October 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Homeschool Library
Our librarians will be on hand to help and support you with returns, or assist with books & resources.             

Date to be confirmed
(3 of 3) Teaching the Basics with Dorinda Duthie
Maths: How to teach addition, subtraction· multiplication and division using hands on resources and ideas for choosing a helpful maths programme.
[Cancelled in T3 due to COVID, we will reschedule this soon.]

Weekday Classes & Activities

Aside from our Thursday hub, HASCA runs and/or supports other classes and activities, please see “Weekly What’s On?!” for info.
We also offer sports teams opportunities whenever possible.

Regular Term Events

Aside from events and information sessions run at the Thursday hub, HASCA regularly runs other events most terms such as: Athletics Day, Swimming Sports, MERC Day, Tim Bray show bookings and more. Please see the “Events” drop-down list in main menu for details.


  • Our fabulous Homeschool Library is free to all members and housed at the North Shore YMCA. (coordinators: Jo Wheeler & Miriam Koit)

Book Club

  • The HASCA Scholastic Book Club is available to all home educators! Excellent resources at great prices, including School Essentials. Rewards earned from purchases support new resources into the Homeschool Library. (coordinator: Lin Li Webster)

Support & Connect

  • Cuppa & Chat opportunities run each term at the HASCA Hub (in the North Shore YMCA foyer). Time to catch up and connect over a cuppa. Information sessions and other events take place also, see the “Events” drop-down list in main menu.
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