School-aged children

Classes for school-aged children include gymnastics, skateboarding, diving, swimming, fencing and ball sports.

Girls playing indoor soccer.

The following courses are available for school-aged children:

Active fun play

A safe and friendly environment filled with soft play equipment for your school child to use.

There's no need to book, just turn up on the day during term time. Children must be supervised at all times. Suitable for 1½ to 10 year olds.

 Where When  Cost 
 ASB Sports Centre Sunday 9.30pm−11.30pm  $5.50 / $4.40 with Leisure Card

For more information, contact: ASB Sports Centre on (04) 830 0500 or email: sportscentre@wcc.govt.nz

Basketball clinic

Designed for 9-12 year olds to develop specific skills necessary for basketball, such as defence, dribbling, passing, shooting and footwork.

 Where When  Cost 
 Karori Recreation Centre  Wednesday 3.30pm−5pm  $85 for a 10−week term
 Thursday 3.30pm−5pm

For more information or to book, check out Recreation Programmes:

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Or contact: Karori Recreation Centre

GymnastiX

A fun-filled, creative and engaging class which focuses on exploring the foundations of artistic gymnastics, while introducing gymnastics skills and movements on all four apparatus (vault, bar, beam and floor). This class is a great way to build coordination, flexibility, and strength - all skills which are transferable to any sport.

This is an 9-week programme, running from 15 October - 10 December. Suitable for 4 to 6 year olds

 Where When  Cost 
Nairnville Recreation Centre Thursday 3.20pm−4.10pm $79 for 9−week term / $57.60 with Leisure Card

For more information, contact: Nairnville Recreation Centre

Hip hop

Learn some cool dance moves, how to break, lock and pop in this energetic, expressive dance style. This is a 9-week programme, running from 21 October - 16 December. Suitable for 5 to 11 year olds.

 Where When  Cost 
Nairnville Recreation Centre Wednesday 3.30pm−4.20pm $80 for 8–week term / $90 for 9−week term / $100 for 10–week term

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Kiwi gym

Children will learn and develop basic gymnastic skills of balance, locomotion, rotation, springs and landings. This programme is for 5-12 year olds (for Kiwigym Levels 1-6), along with an advanced class called KiwiGym Advanced.

 Where When   Level Cost 
Karori Recreation Centre Monday 3.25pm−4.25pm  Level 1−3 $80 for a 10−week term
Monday 4.30pm−5.30pm  Level 4−6
Monday 5.40pm−6.40pm  Advanced

For more information or to book, check out Karori Recreation Centre programmes

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Kiwi gym advanced

For more information or to book, contact Karori Recreation Centre.

Parkour

Using natural surroundings, parkour gets you from A-to-B in the most efficient way possible by running, jumping, vaulting and climbing. Classes are fun and challenging, and help kids develop and improve balance, strength and confidence with a strong focus on safety. Led by qualified parkour instructors.

Parkour at Karori Recreation Centre

Where When  Age   Cost
Karori Recreation Centre Thursday 5.15pm−6.30pm 7−12 years $125 for 10−week term / $100 with Leisure Card
Thursday 6.30pm−7.45pm 13−adult

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Parkour Kids - Beginner

Where When  Age   Cost
Kilbirnie Recreation Centre Thursday 3.30pm−4.15pm 5−7 years $94 for 10−week term / $75 with Leisure Card
Thursday 4.30pm−5.15pm 8−12 years

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Parkour Kids − Beyond Basics

This class is specifically for kids who completed the beginner Parkour class. It is a challenging outdoor programme with a focus on quality of movement and the refinement of existing patterns.

Where When  Age   Cost
Kilbirnie Recreation Centre Tuesday 3.30pm−4.15pm
8−12 years  $94 for 10−week term / $75 with Leisure Card
Wednesday 4.30pm−5.30pm
8−12 years 
$117.50 for 10−week term / $94 with Leisure Card

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Youth Parkour

Led by a Parkour instructor with over 6 years’ experience, this class takes you over, under, around and through your environment! It focuses on how to move safely and confidently, and participants will leave the class with a bunch of awesome skills. If you're 12 years or older, or have been in some of the other Parkour classes at KIRC, then this is the class for you.

Where When  Age   Cost
Kilbirnie Recreation Centre Tuesday 4.30pm−5.30pm 12−18 years $117.50 for 10−week term / $94 with Leisure Card

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More information: Karori Recreation Centre and Kilbirnie Recreation Centre

Rollerblade or rollerskate

The programme offers students an introduction to the basics of rollerblading or rollerskating through fun and innovative skating games and drills. Students will learn a range of important skills including stopping, turning, gliding, backwards skating, going down ramps, and falling safely. Aimed at kids aged 5–13 years.

Rollerblade

Where Class  When  Cost 
Kilbirnie Recreation Centre
Learn to Rollerblade - Beginners Monday 4.30pm–5.15pm  $84.60 for 9–week course/ $67.50 with Leisure Card or own blades
Learn to Rollerblade - Intermediate Tuesday 3.30pm–4.15pm $94 for 10–week course/ $75 with Leisure Card or own blades

For more information or to book, contact Kilbirnie Recreation Centre or check out the Recreation Programmes.

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Rollerskate

Where Class  When  Cost 
Kilbirnie Recreation Centre
Learn to Rollerskate Monday 3.30pm–4.15pm  $84.60 for 9–week course / $67.50 with Leisure Card or own skates

For more information or to book, contact Kilbirnie Recreation Centre or check out the Recreation Programmes.

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Junior Roller Derby

This is for those who have basic roller skating skills and want to take it to the next level. You will learn a variety of new skills to use in the sport of Junior Roller Derby. This is a low contact sport where teams compete for points earned through speed, agility and strategy. You will be coached by Julia Bromley (from team NZ) and other guest coaches. We provide safe, fun and exciting classes in which students will have the opportunity to hold a public bout (game) on completion of the course. Aimed at ages 8 to 16. 

Where Class  When Cost 
Kilbirnie Recreation Centre Junior Roller Derby Wednesday 4.30pm–5.30pm $117.50 for 10–week course / $94 with Leisure Card or own skates

For more information or to book, contact Kilbirnie Recreation Centre

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Scooter (MADD scooter classes)

Beginners learn and develop the basic skills of scootering. Scooter maintenance and basic tricks are some of the areas covered throughout the 10-week course.

Where When  Cost
Kilbirnie Recreation Centre Wednesday $94 for 10-week term / $75 with Leisure Card

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Skateboard

Beginners learn and develop basic skateboarding skills, including skateboard maintenance and basic tricks. Intermediate beginners build on skills learnt in beginners class, including more technical tricks and how to use ramps and obstacles. All protective equipment provided free of charge. Skateboards are not provided. Bookings required.

Where Class When  Cost 
Kilbirnie Recreation Centre  Learn to Skateboard - Beginners Friday 3.30pm–4.15pm $94 for 10–week course / $75 with Leisure Card
Learn to Skateboard - Advanced Friday 4.30pm–5.15pm $94 for 10–week course / $75 with Leisure Card

For more information or to book, contact Kilbirnie Recreation Centre

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Social sports leagues

Includes basketball, floorball, futsal, miniball and netball. 

Where When 
ASB Sports Centre  Throughout the week 
Karori Recreation Centre Tuesdays and Fridays
Nairnville Recreation Centre

Nairnville co-ordinates a Year 3 & 4/Year 5 & 6 Mini ball league and a Year 7 & 8 Basketball league
Year 3 & 4 Miniball
Monday 3.20pm–5.50pm (Terms 2, 3 & 4)

Year 5 & 6 Miniball
Tuesday 3.20pm–5.50pm (Terms 2, 3 & 4)

Year 7 & 8 Basketball
Friday 3.30pm–8:30pm (Terms 2, 3 & 4)

For more information: ASB Sports Centre - Junior Leagues or Karori Recreation Centre - Miniball and Basketball Leagues or Nairnville Recreation Centre

Sports programmes

Programmes that focus on specific skills and techniques. Includes basketball, floorball, futsal, netball and fencing. 

Where When
ASB Sports Centre Throughout the week

For more information: ASB Sports Centre - School Age Programmes

Springboard diving

Teaches the necessary safety skills and goes on to progressively develop diving ability.

Beginners diving builds body control and awareness before developing basic skills using the 1m springboard. Intermediate diving progresses to advanced movements using the 1m and 3m springboards. Advanced diving prepares for club diving and competition.

 Where Prerequisite 
 Keith Spry Pool Competent in deep water 
 Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre Competent in deep water

For session times, costs or to book, check out the Aquatic Courses:

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Or contact the Council's Contact Centre on (04) 499 4444.

Squash skillz

Join us in the squash court for a fun programme to learn the basics of squash. Improve your racquet skills, hand-eye coordination and fitness. Please wear comfortable clothing and suitable footwear − racquets and equipment provided.

Where When  Age  Cost 
Karori Recreation Centre  Monday 3.30−4.30pm 7–12 years $81 for 9−week term
Wednesday 3.30−4.30pm 7−12 years $90 for 10−week term

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Swimming lessons - private

A personalised coaching service that can cater to your needs - whether you want to learn to swim or improve your swimming technique. Bookings essential.

Where Sessions  Cost 
Karori Pool 30 minutes $56.70
Keith Spry Pool 
Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre 

For more information or to book, contact the relevant pool:

Swimming lessons - Swim School

The Council's Learn to Swim classes and Aquatic Courses are for all ages and abilities.

For more information or to book, phone the Council's Contact Centre on (04) 499 4444 or see: Swim School