Classes & activities return in term 3, 2020!
Cuppa & Chat Thursday 23rd July, & our library reopens too!
We look forward to seeing you then.

HASCA HUB – Weekly on Thursdays – @North Shore YMCA

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 hear from you and talk over your ideas. 🙂

** Term Three 2020 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 *upstairs dance studio           
Ballet Class 1: 11:30am – 12:15pm     Level 1, ages 5 – 6 (starts 23/07
Ballet Class 2: 12:15pm – 1:00pm       Level 2, ages 7 – 8 (starts 23/07)
Ballet Class 3: 1:00pm – 1:45pm         Level 3/4, ages 9 – 12 (starts 23/07)
Ballet Class 4: 1:45pm – 2:30pm         Teen Ballet, age 13yrs+ (starts 23/07)

Ballroom Dancing for tweens/teens 11-19yrs, 9:45 to 10:45am (7wks from 30/07)

Art, English, Science, Sport, Home Economics

Session 1     11:00am to 12:00pm                                     

Class 1: Lego Club “Lego Challenge” with Bethany. For all Lego-lovers age 5yrs+ (starts 30/07) *Squash3

Class 2: **NEW** Homeschool Writing Skills with Nina, ages 8-12 (starts 23/07) *Rendle1

Session 2     12:00pm to 1:00pm                                       

Class 1: **NEW** Chemistry 101 with Kate, ages 9+ (starts 30/07) *Squash3

Class 2: KiwiSports with Jason. A smorgasbord of sports for ages 5-11 (starts 23/07) *Gym2

Class 3: **NEW** Literacy Skills for Young Learners with Nina, ages 5-8  (starts 30/07) *Rendle1

Session 3     1:00pm to 2:00pm                                    

Art Class 1: Primary Art with Kate, ages 5+ (starts 30/07) *Squash3

Art Class 2: Intermediate Art with Ruby, ages 11-13 (starts 23/07) *Rendle1

Art Class 3: Highschool Art with Nina, ages 13+ (starts 23/07) *Rendle2

Class 4: **NEW** Games for Creativity & Cooperation with Jo, ages 8-11+ (9 weeks from 23/07) (will run only if minimum number met, please express your interest)

Session 4    2:00pm to 3:00pm                                                  

Class 1: YMCA Homeschool Basketball Skills with Coach Andrew, ages 5 – 18 (starts 23/07). *Gym1&2

Class 2: **NEW** Crafty Kids with Ruby, ages 5-8yrs (starts 30/07) *Rendle1 (will run only if minimum number met, please express your interest)

Class 3: **NEW** Exploring History with Lacey, ages 9-13yrs (starts 30/07) *Rendle2 (will run only if minimum number met, please express your interest)

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 Hub Events in Term Three

Thursday 23rd July 12:00pm – 2:00pm            
Welcome Cuppa & Chat                                                                                   
Join us for a cuppa and a chat in the foyer—we’d love to catch up and say hi!

Thursday 23rd July from 12:00 noon
Homeschool Library Reopens 
Closed since level 3 of Covid-19 … our library cupboards will reopen today!
Our librarians will be on hand to help and support with with returns or to check out new books & resources.             

Thursday 30th July 11:00 – 12:00pm                        
(1 of 3) Teaching the Basics with Dorinda Duthie
Teaching Reading from the Beginning

Thursday 6th August 11:00am – 12:00pm
(2 of 3) Teaching the Basics with Dorinda Duthie
Written Language: Story Writing, Spelling, Handwriting and Grammar

Thursday 20th August 11:00am – 12:00pm
(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.

Other Opportunities

  • YMCA North Shore Gym Adult gym membership available, plus teens gym concessions & options for supervised kids too!

Weekday Classes & Activities

Aside from the Thursday hub, HASCA runs or supports other classes and activities, please see “WEEKLY WHAT’S ON“.
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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