The HASCA Hub programme is educational and fun: designed by home educating families for home educating families. It is parent led by a team of dedicated volunteers and supported under the HASCA umbrella. We meet and ‘create community’ weekly on Thursdays on the Shore. We welcome your family to join us at North Shore YMCA.

A wide range of activities, classes, and workshops take place at the HASCA Hub each term, usually for 8-weeks. Classes are facilitated by people who are passionate about providing learning opportunities and support to home educated children and their families. Our Hub team is a mix of experienced homeschoolers, tutors, and senior/graduated homeschool students. We try to offer affordable classes to ensure entire families can take part if they choose to. We hope you will find something, or several somethings, you like! Please join us, Thursdays at the HASCA Hub, at the North Shore YMCA (Akoranga Drive, Northcote) in term time. Enquiries welcome to or

Term 1 (2021) HASCA Hub Programme

Click on a class or activity of interest to see course information, tutor details, fees and registration options.

10:00am Session

Lego Challenge Club 4+ [TCH]
Chemistry 10+ [SCI]
Numeracy & Mathematics 5+ [NUM]
Te Reo Maori 5+ / all [L&C]

11:00am Session

Intro to Writing & Language Skills 11-14 [LIT]
Homeschool Choir all [AR] – cancelled in T1
The Great Outdoors 5-13 [SCI/SS]
Preschool Playgroup 0-5 [PA] – cancelled in T1
Teaching the Basics Seminars [PA]
Phonics & Literacy 5-8 [LIT] cancelled in T1

1:00pm Session

Primary Art 5-13 [AR]
Foundation Visual Art 11+ [AR]
Kapa Haka (Maori song & dance) all [L&C/AR]
NCEA Workshop [PA]

PA = Seminars, Workshops & Support for Parents

2:00pm Session

ATA Junior Basketball 5+ [PE]
ATA Senior Basketball [PE]
Senior Fine Arts 14.5+ [AR]
Cooking & Home Ec^ 10+ [HE] – cancelled in T1

3:00pm to 3:30pm free SUPPORT with Nina & Sandra (Rendle room) NCEA, Te Kura, CENZ.

Ballet Academy

Homeschool Ballet Academy
11:30am Tiny Tots, 3-5 [AR]
12:00pm Level 1, 5+ [AR]
12:45pm Level 2, 7+ [AR]
1:30pm Teen Ballet, 13+ [AR]
2:15pm Level 4, 9+ [AR]

This Week @HASCA Hub

What’s happening at the Hub?!

REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN NOW! Register early for your HASCA Hub term one 2021 classes. Don’t miss out! We have a great programme on offer (as detailed above). (:

Support & Seminars

Parent Support & Creating Community!
Cuppa & Chat (Support) Sessions
Teaching the Basic Seminars with Dorinda [PA]
NCEA Workshop with Sophia [PA]

3:00pm to 3:30pm free SUPPORT with Nina & Sandra (Rendle room) NCEA, Te Kura, CENZ.

HASCA Hub Notices

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27/02/2021 Due to COVID-19 cases in the community and the subsequent increase to Alert Level 3 (effective from 6:00am 28/02, L3 for 7 days) the HASCA HUB is temporarily closed.

We are very hopeful that we will be able to resume classes again after this, hopefully, very brief pause. We will keep you all updated and be in contact very soon.

For now keep safe in your family bubbles & please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any advice or support. We are here to help!

Enquiries welcome to Nina at or

~ Nina & Sandra & the Hub team

HASCA Notices

ATHLETICS DAY on Tuesday, 9th February was awesome! We had 104 students take part and their families. Thank you all for coming along. (:

The HASCA HUB delayed opening on 25/02/21 was THE BEST!! What a fantastic day …it was just wonderful to see all the families again!

The Cuppa & Chat and Resource Fair at the HASCA Hub on 25/02 were hugely successful and it was so nice to see so many new faces and welcome new & returning families to the Hub. #lovedit #creatingcommunity

Our next event is our SWIMMING SPORTS competition on March 16th! For serious competitors and swimmers wanting to participate in some fun events too, ages 7+. See ‘upcoming events’ for more info.

If you are keen to get involved or join our team of amazing volunteers in 2021, contact us! Alternatively support us through membership; our 2021 Membership is open, JOIN US! (:

Warmest regards

~ Sandra, Andrew & HASCA committee

HASCA Library Notices

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OPEN: The Homeschool Library is closed to all HASCA members in Alert Level 3. Hold onto your books and resources and return them when alert levels drop, thank you.

The Homeschool Library is open for members’ use under alert level 2 and lower only.

If there is anything particular you’d like to see in our wonderful homeschool library, let us know! We welcome your input and suggestions.

~ Jo & Miriam
Library Coordinators

Your family’s commitment to the HASCA HUB Programme: Please do carefully consider your commitment each term towards these wonderful programmes as cancellations, particularly last minute ones, are inconsiderate and disappointing for our hardworking coordinators and tutors. Cancellations can result in entire classes being cancelled (due to insufficient numbers) which is a lost opportunity for others. The HASCA Hub Team, all volunteers, and the many helpers, teachers and class coordinators invest a massive amount of time and energy so your kind consideration and your support is very much appreciated. Thank you.

Our Commitment to You: As long as you keep coming, supporting us, and enjoying what we offer, we will do our very best to provide wonderful learning opportunities for all homeschooling families & support seminars for parents. We do try to offer new and varied activities each term, whilst continuing the most popular and much-loved classes and activities too.

Key Curricular Learning Areas: HASCA Hub classes purposefully cater to Key Curricular Learning Areas such as [AR] The Arts: Music, Dance & Design, [HE] Home Economics, [LIT] Literature, [L&C] Languages & Cultural Activities, [NUM] Numeracy, [PE] Physical Education & Sport, [PA] Seminars, Workshops & Support for Parents, [TCH] Technology & STEM, [SCI] Sciences, [SS] Social Studies, History & Geography.

Respect for Others: Have you noticed a few tiny gaps in our programme or weekly offerings? There are many classes and activities which already run locally outside of the HASCA umbrella – so you may see small gaps in what we offer. This is only because we want to be mindful and respectful of the many other wonderful learning opportunities already running in our homeschooling community such as drama classes.

Keen to get involved?! Let Nina or one of our HASCA Hub team know if you are keen to teach a class or take part in some way. We would love to talk over your ideas and see whether they might work with our vision.

Find HASCA on Facebook:HASCA Homeschool Sports & Cultural Association Inc.” and “Friends of HASCA“.

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