Pocket Rockets


On Site

Mandarin Lessons – the fun way to learn another language!  A professionally developed program for younger learners.  Lots of fun activities, drama, music and games.  Experienced and trained native language teachers.  Cost – $21 per lesson or $57.50 for a yearly membership (includes access to fantastic online reviews and activities which parents can follow to see exactly what their children are learning). We also have French and Spanish languages for 3-12 year olds.  To register your interest or for a FREE trial lesson please contact Maroussia on maroussia@lcfclubs.co.nz or phone 021 251 7435 www.lcfclubs.co.nz.

Pocket Rockets dance has been based at Stanley Bay School for 10 years!
We offer Hiphop, Jazz and Contemporary dance classes for ages 3 – adult.
Contact Jane on 021 140 3786 or jane@pocketrockets.co.nz or click here

Marrzipan Drama – is your child shy?  Do they feel intimidated by the idea of public speaking and performance?  Do they sometimes find it difficult to make eye contact?  Do they just need dedicated time per week to just be CRAZY?  Come and join the revolutionary self-confidence programme ‘Marrzipan’.  We run awesome classes at schools, which focus on key life skills and public speaking ability.  We play fun engaging games and perform at the end of term, once to parents and once to the school.  All scripts are original, engaging, educational and HILARIOUS.  You can sign your child up for a TRIAL LESSON click here  (we have contact numbers on there too, should you prefer to talk to a human!)

Music Education Centre – Are you the next great pop star? We are the largest specialist music provider in Auckland – teaching music is what we do! Click here to enrol your child today.

Guitar lessons – Dave Gatman – Guitar lessons are available at school, on Thursdays, through Dave Gatman from Musiqhub.  If you would like to enrol your child to start Guitar lessons, please contact Dave on 021 222 1456 or dave.gatman@musiqhub.co.nz.

Karate – Marc Sofinowski (6th Dan Senior instructor) – Kenkokan Karate the premier karate club of Devonport.  Kids karate lessons available in the Stanley Bay School hall on Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings, and in the Devonport school hall on Monday afternoons.  Contact Marc at kenkokankarate@gmail.com or 021711062.

Playball Kidz – Sport Development programme – Tuesdays (Year 1-4 only).  We teach the fundamental skills of 7 different types of Sport (Tennis, Hockey, Baseball, Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball and Netball).  Let your child learn the skills needed to try out for a team sport. We will teach your child the correct, hand, eye, body positioning, as well as building their social skills, team work, balance, co-ordination, mid-line crossing, rhythm and timing to succeed and carry on with Sport at a team level.  Contact Candace on 0210540134 or candace@playball.co.nz or to enrol directly click here.

Creative Matters Art Workshops after school – Wednesday’s 3-5pm (T4) – Are you looking for a creative outlet for your child and a worthwhile activity after school?  Creative Matters will be running our popular, well respected after school art workshops for children aged 6-11 years on Wednesday’s 3-5pm, right here at Stanley Bay school (starting week 1).  All of our tutors are practising artists or designers who are involved in the arts community in different ways, and they all share a passion for encouraging creativity in children.  Our classes fully develop the creative process, from exploring and experimenting through to creating and reflecting.  We provide opportunities and experiences to help children get excited about the visual arts, encourage creative and critical thinking and develop skills and techniques in a wide range of areas – all in a calm, positive, happy, nurturing environment.  For more info & to book click here.


Off Site


Off Site

Harcourts Cooper & Co Beach Series Open – Summer is just around the corner which means that the new season of the Harcourts Cooper & Co Beach series is coming around fast!  Registrations for the 2018/19 season are now open.  Enter before the 5th of October to receive special early bird pricing.  If you’d like to join your kids on the beach this summer, whether it’s running, walking, swimming or paddling, email info@beachseries.co.nz to receive the 30% family pass discount.  Be sure to include our schools name when registering so your child’s points go towards our schools ‘Trophy tally’.  To enter Click here.

Ports of Auckland Heritage Tugboat sailings – Ports of Auckland is proud to support 90-minute cruises aboard the William C Daldy steam tugboat (one of the port’s first tugs built in 1935) during this year’s Auckland Heritage Festival.  Every Saturday and Sunday, 29 Sept – 14 Oct, 10am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm, Location – New Zealand Maritime Museum (Hall of Yachting).  Cost: Adults (16+) $15, Children (2-16) $5, Infants (under 2) free.

Learn to Sail at Wakatere BC – Wakatere Boating Club (Narrow Neck Beach) Learn to Sail courses for junior and youths are open for booking.  We have courses for juniors in October and December school holidays and a course on Monday after school during term 1 2019.  Youth course in December.  For more information please email wakatere.coaching@gmail.com.

Holiday Programme – Fun Languages For Little Linguists – French & Spanish Holiday Programme without the airfare!  Tues 2 October – Friday 5 October (held in Remuera).  Full days from 9am-3pm.  Costs $395 for full days or $110 per day.  Contact: Maroussia on 021 251 7435 or maroussia@lcfclubs.co.nz.

Village Kitchen – offering delicious meals for busy lives.  Every meal delivery made between 17-28 September goes in the draw to win a lunchtime ball skills session for your child and their whole class with ALL BLACK Patrick Tuipulotu … plus … Patrick’s All Blacks player jersey, signed by the ABs! And Village Kitchen will donate $1.00 from every meal to Cure Kids!

Marbles Holiday Art Programme 2 weeks of Creativity & Fun! 2 Calliope Rd Devonport  Another two week holiday is fast approaching and we are bursting with excitement over our next holiday art programme. Week 1 (1st – 5th October – The Amazing Worlds of Enid Blyton – Magic Faraway Tree), Week 2 (8th – 12th October – Let’s go to the Movies!).  We have put together a collection of fabulous art projects that we are all buzzing about. Magic faraway trees, enchanted lands of goodies, dreams, toys, ice and snow!  Internet cities, aliens from space, yeti’s from the cold, scary Halloween and of course the delightful Winnie the Pooh.   With so much creativity in our projects we can’t wait to get started with you. For more information please email  Ruth@marblesstudio.co.nz

TGS Cricket – Fundraiser with NZ Cricket Stars – Friday 28 September
Come along to Te Poho (TGS School Hall) on Friday 28 September for an evening with the stars of New Zealand Cricket.  Doors open 6.00pm and the Black Caps/White Ferns Q&A begins at 7.00pm.  Cash bar and finger food. Please click here for further information, click here to buy tickets or email mtlunny@gmail.com.

Village Chiropractic – Complimentary spinal/posture checks for kids – Heavy bags, poor posture while studying (or while using devices) seem to be a feature of school life.  Village Chiropractic in Devonport is offering complimentary spinal/posture checks for kids in the upcoming school holidays.  Take the opportunity to have Dr Adrian (Chiropractor) assess your child’s posture and spinal health these holidays.  Bookings essential (allow 30 mins for an appointment).  Please call Tess on 445 8030.

Marrzipan Drama – October holiday workshops – developing self-confidence and public speaking ability in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. 1-5 day courses available running 8.30am-5.00pm for $60 per day or $270 for the whole week. For more information check out our website. Spaces limited to 16 per group so your child gets the special attention they deserve! W: www.marrzipandrama.co.nz E: workshops@marrzipandrama.co.nz T: 0272170693

Beauty and the Beast – Artz on Show – School Holiday performing arts workshop – this is a fun (yet educational) week for students aged 5-15 years.  Students participate in a range of performing arts classes, concluding the week with a performance!  1-5 October, 9am-4pm daily.  Held at Takapuna Normal Intermediate.  For more information contact Hayley at either artz@artzonshow.co.nz or 0800 667 469 or Click here to visit our website.

Gift your child a tasty “Cooking Party” – right here in Devonport village.  They’ll adore our delicious Cupcake party, Bake-off team challenges, Cook and dine or Edible Science packages.  For further details or to book email kate@soulsprite.co.nz or Click here for more information.

Takapuna AFC Junior Summer Fives football tournament – October 2018 – March 2019 – Junior 5 a side tournament for 5-15 year olds (Wed 31 Oct – Wed 6 Mar), 10 weeks with a break for the summer holidays.  Taharoto Park, Takapuna between 4.30-5.30pm, $60 per player.  For more information email takapunafootball@gmail.com.

Grand Training – School holiday computer classes – Classes for ages 5-15 in Minecraft, Learn to Code in Scratch, Python or Java, Create 3D games, web design, video editing, Build a PC and if younger, Discovery Computer Class.  For further information call 488 0787 or Click here.

Ngataringa Tennis Club – Term Four Tennis Coaching – ENROL NOW!  Enrol your Mini’s & Juniors now for Professional, small group tennis coaching for all levels of player.  Weekly coaching starts 15 October 2018.  Spaces fill fast at Devonport’s Tennis Club, Ngataringa.  Bookings to admin@tennisplus.co.nz by 23 September please.

Conscious Kids – Nature Play Community Day at Fort Takapuna – Sunday 16th Sep 10am – 2pm, Rain or Shine! Free family day to celebrate the natural beauty in our own backyard.  Meet like-minded families, join in workshops, and learn about local initiatives to protect our natural environment.  For more info Click here.

North Shore Cricket Club – Junior Cricket is changing … fast paced, action packed, maximum involvement, more options.  Sign up at North Shore Cricket clubrooms, Devonport Domain on Sunday 16 September (2-5pm) or contact Gillian at administration@northshorecricket.co.nz or Click here.

Calliope Sea Scouts – Hi kids, do you want to have some fun?  Come and join our Kea’s group at Calliope Scout hall for kids aged 6 & 7. On every Wednesday (school term only) from 4.45 – 5.45pm.  Contact Alex Ranford on 021 029 49389.  Spaces are limited.

1st Devonport Scouting Group – Keas and Cubs – Loads of fun, life skills, self esteem, strong values, plus more … Enrol your son or daughter into Scouting.  Spaces are available for Keas & Cubs.  Register now for 3 trial visits, devonportscouts@gmail.com or phone 021 538 249.

Drum lessons – if you are interested in learning the Drums, Jess Hix is available.  You can contact her at jesshix1@gmail.com or 027 468 0485.

Piano tuition – experienced local piano teacher close to SBS has spaces available for lessons in Term 3.  Before or after school times available.  All ages and levels welcome.  For more information contact Jo Buckingham on 445 4674 or email jo@tanekaha-nz.com

Devonport Scoops – treat time Friday!  Every Friday from 3pm – 5pm single scoops are only $2.50!  Mention this and get a free waffle cone or any topping free! 29 Victoria Road, Devonport, phone 445 9302

Segway Tours – easy to learn, fun to ride, a unique experience!  Family fun on a Segway is a unique outdoor activity for a family with children from 10 years old.  You have 45 minutes of Segway fun.  Contact us on 027 3393 155 or www.magicbroomsticktours.co.nz or come to the Devonport Ferry terminal (next to the Fullers ferry ticket office).

INTEGR8  – hip hop & musical theatre classes.  Let’s move towards a more inclusive society!  INTEGR8 offers classes to both mainstream & special needs children.   We believe if kids do stuff together, then disability isn’t seen as anything weird or unusual. We are all different and unique! You probably have kids who love dance and theatre, they could be pioneers in a new inclusive society! For information on hip hop classes click here.