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 3 Hub Events

What’s happening at the Hub?!
Thursday, Aug 5th, 11:45-2:15
Cuppa & Chat (rear foyer)
Thursday, Sept 23rd, 11:45-2:15
Cuppa & Chat (rear foyer)

Support & Seminars

Parent Support & Creating Community!
o Cuppa & Chat (Support) Sessions
o Teaching the Basics Sessions (tbc)

3:00 to 3:30 FREE Support
Weekly @HASCA Hub (Rendle) NCEA, Te Kura, CENZ. Book a time, Nina:

Upcoming Events

Annual events & more:
o Curriculum Evening (date tbc)

Other Weekday Classes

Other weekday classes on offer:
Mon Millennium Swimming Programme 5-18
Mon Millennium Sports Programme 5-18
Thurs Woodturning Course 14+ *FULL*
Other Sports Team Opportunities

HASCA Hub Notices


We are trialing a new centralized registration system in term 3. Rather than the previous multiple booking forms – one for each activity, you will now complete ONE FORM FOR EACH CHILD via a main registration form, then the class tutors will contact you to confirm your placement & collect term fees etc.

Term 3 classes will run for 8 weeks, unless otherwise specified, and of course, Ballet Academy runs a 10 weeks term as advised by Debbie.

Term 1: 25/02, 18/03-15/04
Term 2: 13/05 to 01/07
Term 3: 05/08 to 23/09
Term 4: 21/10 to 02/12

Have a great term!
~ Nina & the HASCA Hub team

HASCA Happenings

Hub 05/08 to 23/09
Cuppa & Chat 05/08
Cuppa & Chat 23/09

Hub 21/10 to 02/12
Cuppa & Chat 21/10
Event 09/12 Beach Day
Event 16/12 MERC Day

Membership enquiries to Liz

Or to join HASCA please see “membership”.

Thank you for your support!
~ Sandra, Andrew & committee

HASCA Library News

Please ensure you sign-out your books, & check-in your books (on your family’s page) when you return them. This is important!

Please do not leave any library books or resources anywhere outside of the cupboards. You must lock up all returned items.

Please help us by following the library rules, so we can continue to provide this wonderful service. We are volunteers & appreciate your support.

If there’s anything special you’d like to see added to the homeschool library, let us know!

Warmest regards,
~ 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.

HASCA Hub Venue Rooms: (SMR) small meeting room, (REN) Rendle room, (SQ1) Squash room 1, (SQ2) Squash room 2, (SQ3) Squash room 3, (FOY) rear foyer, (G01) gym side 1, (G02) gym side 2, (STU) upstairs dance studio, (ROB) upstairs Roberts room. See YMCA North Shore – HASCA Hub venue map.

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“.