Category Archives: Children

Messy Church

Location: St Matthews Church, 145 Cranford St Time: April 28, 4-5.30pm Description: Kids crafts, songs and stories, followed by a free meal. Theme: Noah’s Ark. For more info phone Julie on 3423556 or look up “Messy Church” on Youtube.

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St Albans Community Preschool to celebrate return

St Albans Community Preschool has moved back into its repaired building on the corner of Thames and Westminister Street and is holding a gathering at 9am on April 13 to celebrate.

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Software to help with Maths difficulties

Eight young pupils at St Albans Primary School have been helping to trial computer game software The Number Race to improve their numeracy skills, according to this recent Press article. Software tools are being developed by people like University of … Continue reading

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Red Cross quake grants for school children

Red Cross has set up a fund to help children deal with the aftermath of the earthquakes.

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Art classes after school

Drawing skills using dye, pastels, charcoal and paint are being taught in after school art classes at St Albans Primary School.

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Shirley International Playgroup

A playgroup for mothers and children aged under five from refugee and migrant backgrounds starts back Friday, February 8.

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School students give presents to homeless

The Young Vinnies Team at Our Lady of Fatima School in Innes Road will be handing out packs of goodies to homeless or disadvantaged people in Cranmer Square on Sunday December 16.

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Abberley Park paddling pool reopens

Abberley Park’s quake damaged paddling pool has been repaired and was opened at the weekend for the summer season, which should put smiles of the faces of families with toddlers. Now if the weather would just play nice.

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Another council pool in danger of permanent closure

Another CCC-owned swimming pool in in danger of permanent closure and this time it is not the Council at fault. CERA wants the Centennial Pool site for a children’s summer playground and won’t allow CCC repairs to go ahead. CERA … Continue reading

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Monster Fair at St Albans School to aid school pool

Location:St Albans School Primary School, Sheppard Place Time: November 10 from 04:00pm to 07:00pm Description: St Albans Primary School is holding a monster fair to raise funds to repair the school’s quake-damaged swimming pool.The school’s pool is not listed in … Continue reading

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Abberley Park pool to reopen for summer

Repairs are beginning to the children’s swimming pool in Abberley Park this week to ensure the pool opens for summer. The pool was closed last summer because of earthquake damage. It is expected to reopen at Show Weekend along with … Continue reading

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St Albans pupils take to the snow

A busload of St Albans School students had their first experience of skiing at Porters Pass last month, thanks to Ngai Tahu. The ski field posted this report on their website.

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