Classes & Events

Justice of the Peace Service:  We have a Justice of the Peace available Mondays to Saturdays either morning or afternoon.  Please phone to check our timetable or refer to the attached JP roster.
Johnsonville Community Centre AGM:  The Community Centre AGM will be held on Tuesday 29 April at 7.30pm.  To vote new members must join and pay $1 by 22 April.  All are welcome to attend.

Table Tennis Starting :  Every Wednesday we have a table tennis session from 10am to 12pm in our main hall.  Bats and balls provided and there is no charge.  Contact us if you are interested in being involved or just drop into the hall on Wednesday morning.


Living or Working with Autism or Asperger’s:  This is a Free Talk covering Autism – a different way of being; New gentle, non invasive approach; 3 steps of childhood development; How autism can be unlocked.  Monday 10 March from 7pm to 9pm at the Community Centre.  Phone 04 478 2208 or email to register your interest.


Wellington City Council:  WCC are holding a roading consultation meeting to discuss  the new roading plans for the Johnsonville Mall area. To be held at the Johnsonville Community Centre Tuesday 8 April from 3pm to 8pm.


SeniorNet in Johnsonville:  North Wellington SeniorNet has started their 2014 programme.  Become a member and learn together, share knowledge, have fun and meet new people. For further information phone membership secretary Keith Lawrence on 04 479 8220. Application forms and the latest course schedule are available from the Community Centre and can be downloaded from the Community Centre’s website. Visit


Art Classes:  Drawing for beginners and the more experienced.  Come along and join in with a great group of budding artists. Our next 8 week course started on Wednesday 7 May from 12.45pm to 2.45pm.  The cost of the course is $80 with materials at an extra minimal cost. 


“Fun”- Damental Hatha Yoga with Tiffany:  Starting Tuesday 28 January from 6pm to 7pm for 10 lessons, mats available.  Taught by Tiffany McLuskie ND,OB, who has many years of teaching.  Fun yet helps the body to cope with everyday life and beyond.  For more information contact Tiffany on 021 738437 email

Manga/Comic & Cartoon Drawing & Sketching:  Learn techniques of drawing cartoons exploring both the Eastern and Western style of cartooning/sketching.  Artist/Teacher Jim Yong. Classes are for Foundation (4-9 years), Intermediate (9-12 years) and Advanced (13 years and over).  Classes held Monday to Friday afternoons - $160 per 8 week term. Enquiries to phone 0221 584 336

Hatha Yoga:  Yoga class combining poses, meditation, stretching and balancing.  Classes are taken by Sandra Forbes on Thursdays from 7.00pm to 8.15pm.


Balance Wellington:  Balance Wellington is a peer run support group for people experiencing bipolar disorder, depression or other mood disorders.  Balance Wellington meets on the first Thursday each month from 7pm to 9pm in Room 1 at the Community Centre.  Refreshments are available and a gold coin donation is appreciated to help with the hire of the room. For more information email


Parenting Children through Separation:  A FREE course will be run by ‘Skylight’ on Wednesday 5 and 12 March from 6pm to 9pm.  This course is to assist parents who are contemplating or have undertaken a separation and is designed to help their children cope well.  Take home resources are provided free by the Ministry of Justice. To attend the course ring Skylight on 939 6767 or email


Calm Natural Birth:  Child birth classes here on Saturday February 8 and 15 from 1pm to 4pm.  For further information please email Averil on


500 Cards:  We have a very keen group of people who play 500 on a Friday afternoon from 1pm to 4pm.  If you are interested in joining please contact us.


Early Impressions Childcare Crèche & Playgroups: Our crèche has trained teachers and high adult to child ratios on all sessions providing a warm, caring and stimulating environment for your child.  Monday to Friday 8.30am to 1.30pm.  Morning tea provided.  Now providing 20 free hours for the over three age group. Playgroups are for adults and children to meet with others in the community and enjoy a range of educational activities.  Mondays 3pm to 4pm.  Phone 478 7553 to book a place or for more information.


Johnsonville Community Centre Toy Library:  Kids bored with their old toys?  Come and borrow ours.  Get access to hundreds of toys and puzzles for 0-7 year olds for a small fee.  Annual and term memberships available.  Open during school terms on Thursdays from 7.15pm to 8.45pm and Saturdays from 9.30am to 11.30am.


Drama Therapy:  Bas van der Hoeven conducts a drama therapy program at the Community Centre for clients with brain injuries, Asperger’s, the intellectually disabled to those with bipolar, conduct disorder and other psychological conditions.  For more information contact Bas on 04 2330440 or email or visit the website


Travel Club: A Travel Club has been set up in the Northern Suburbs.  Next meeting will be held on Wednesday 19 March at 7.30pm.  All welcome, members free and non members $4.00 including tea and biscuits.  Club activities include talks on travel, movie outings and casual Sunday afternoon walks. Contact Margaret Rushbrook on 04 236 5749 or email


Guitar Lessons: Kieran Gallagher has guitar and ukulele lessons at the Johnsonville Community Centre on Monday,Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon/evenings.  Contact Kieran on 04 902 9959, 029 902 9959 or email


Kiwi Community Assistance:  Kiwis working together to reduce poverty in our communities.   Johnsonville Community Centre is now a drop off point for donations of items (food, clothing etc).  If you have donations for Kiwi Community Assistance please drop off here on Thursdays before 3pm.


Mums and Babes Listening Group:  PND offers a casual drop-in coffee group for Mums who want time and space to relax and to talk about the challenges of life with baby.  Just come along or for more information phone 472 3135 or email 


Xiang Cong:  A form of Qigong which is easy to learn and can be practiced standing or sitting.  Free classes every Monday from 11.30 am to 12.30pm 

ME/CFS Support Group:  Myalgic Encephalopathy/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a serious and complex illness characterised by incapacitating fatigue (experienced as profound exhaustion and extremely poor stamina), neurological problems and a variety of other symptons.  The Wellington ME/CFS Support Group will be meeting at the Community Centre in alternate months starting Tuesday 7 February at 12.30pm.  They provide a friendly environment where people with ME can find support and meet others with the same condition.  They can also have a coordinator available for home visits and other assistance.  They can be contacted on 04 9775654 or

Knitting Group:  Kniting for the Wellington Hospital Neo Natal Unit and other general patients.  The group meets monthly on the last Wednesday each month from1.45pm to 4.30pm. 


Northern Suburbs Liaison Meeting:  12.00pm on the last Wednesday each month - no meeting in January
Little Tutus - Ballet Lessons:  Fun classes for children from aged 2½ years to teens that capture the imagination in a disciplined environment.  Call Stephanie - R.A.D. Registered Teacher  021 189 4956 or 04 477 3556 or email


Christine Ritchie,
Apr 7, 2014, 3:26 PM
Christine Ritchie,
Apr 7, 2014, 3:25 PM