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This website is dedicated to the recovery of St Albans and its city, Christchurch following a devastating series of earthquakes in 2010 and 2011. This service by the St Albans Residents' Association (SARA) offers relevant local information. If you are from an organisation or a business and have essential information you would like to share with the community, then please get in touch by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will endeavour to publish it here.
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Category Archives: Children
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.
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.
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
Red Cross has set up a fund to help children deal with the aftermath of the earthquakes.
Drawing skills using dye, pastels, charcoal and paint are being taught in after school art classes at St Albans Primary School.
A playgroup for mothers and children aged under five from refugee and migrant backgrounds starts back Friday, February 8.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.