Spring Holiday Programme 2021

Central Football Tairawhiti

4 day holiday programme: Monday 4 October – Thursday 7 October 

9am – 3pm 

Ilminster Intermediate School 

6 – 13 year olds 


Please note if the holiday programme is interrupted by COVID-19 restrictions, a full refund will be provided for the days that your child has missed.

Register via mycomet account or for more info contact [email protected] 



Oscar Spring Holiday Programme 

Monday 4 October – Friday 15 October 

9am – 3.45pm 

YMCA Oscar Gisborne 

5 – 13 year olds 

$45 per child, per day 

For more information or to register, check out ymcagisborne.org.nz/oscar/#holiday-programme 


Comet Swimming

Introduce your child to swimming or advance swimming skills. 

Week 1: Monday 4 – Friday 8 – $50 

Week 2: Monday 11 – Friday 15 – $50 

Elgin School Pool 

Register with [email protected] or 027 375 4527 


Gisborne Gymnastics Club

Gym Skill 1 

5th, 7th, 12th and 14th October 


4 classes for $60 

5-6 years 


Gym Skill 2 

5th, 7th, 12th and 14th 


4 classes for $60 

6-8 years 


Gym Skill 3 

5th, 7th, 12th and 14th 


4 classes for $60 

8-12 years 

For information and register gisbornegymnastics.com 


Poverty Bay Hockey

Year 3 – 6: Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 October

Intermediate: Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 October

8.30am – 1pm

One day $30

Two days $60

Register here or contact 027 381 6941

School Holiday Programmes – Summer 2020/2021


Stuck on how to keep your tamariki active these holidays? Take a look at what’s on offer around Tairāwhiti this summer!


Gisborne Boardriders


Want to learn to surf or develop your surfing?

When: Four sessions, every Wednesday 5pm from 13th January – 3rd February

Where: Midway Beach

Cost: $60 GBC members/$95 non-members

Who: 6 – 10 years

Enquiries: Facebook – Gisborne Boardriders



Come and learn tips and tricks from Des Kerekere for all levels. Des has played, coached, and refereed Volleyball at the top level and is passionate about developing the sport.

When: Saturday 16th January 10am – 1pm – Open session – all welcome. Fundamental skills at an age and stage appropriate level

Sunday 17th January 10am – 1pm – Open session – all welcome. Understanding Volleyball strategy and tactics

Sunday 17th January 4 – 7pm – Pick up Tournament – competitive and social grades, and putting it all together!

Where: Gisborne Boys High School Gym

Cost: $10 for as many sessions as you want

Who: All ages, coaches, players and administrators

Enquiries: Simon Murphy – 027 404 1479


Badminton Centre

Summer Badminton Club 

When: Commences 11th January. Mondays 7 – 9pm. 

Cost: Adults – $8 per night. Yr 11 – 13 – $6 per night or $80 subscription. 

EnquiriesJustin – 021 216 6700 


Social Morning Club  

When: Commences 11th January. Monday mornings  9 – 11.30am.  

Cost: $4 per session.  

Enquiries: Leslie  867 2584 


Thursday Morning Casual Group  

When: Thursday mornings. Commences January 14th 

Cost: $4 per session 

EnquiriesRaewynne  027 256 4351 


Comet Swimming Club

Learn to Swim 

When: Week 1: Tue 5th – Fri 8th Jan 

Week 2: Mon 11th – Fri 15th Jan 

Week 3: Mon 18th – Fri 22nd Jan 

Cost: $50 per week

Where: Elgin School Pool for 30 minute lessons 

Enquiries:  [email protected] or 027 375 4527 


Water Week 

Join in on surfing, body surfing, boat, life jacket and water safety, water polo, kayaking, learn to swim and improve technique, beach education, beach soccer and volleyball and even the hydroslide!

When: Week 1: Monday 14 – Thursday 17th Dec 

Week 2: Monday 21st – Thurs 24th Dec 

Week 3: Tuesday 5th – Friday 8th Jan 

Week 4: Monday 11th – Thursday 14th Jan 

Week 5: Monday 18th – Thursday 21st Jan 

Week 6: Monday 25th – Thursday 28th Jan 

Where: Olympic Pools. 10am – 3pm each day. Check-in is at 9.30am 

Who: Age 8+

Enquiries:  [email protected] or 027 375 4527 


Central Football

Summer Football Tournament

Join for a full week of 5v5, 6v6 and 7v7 games!

When: Monday 25h Jan – Friday 30th Jan

Born in 2008-2010: 4 – 5.15pm

Born in 2006 & 2007: 5.15 – 6.30pm

Born in 2005 & 2002: 6.30 – 7.45pm

Where: Central Football, Childers Road

Cost: $20

Who: Boys & girls

Enquiries/Registrations: Through MyCommet or Seba – 027 261 4047


Gisborne Tennis Club

Tennis Holiday Programme

When: 9.15am – 12.15pm OR 2.15pm. Wednesday 16th Dec, Thursday 17th Dec & Friday 18th Dec (Friday is morning only)

Where: Gisborne Tennis Club, 418 Childers Road

Cost (This is the discounted cost for pre-booking): $25 for one morning session

$45 for two (Wed/Thur) morning sessions

$60 for all three morning sessions

Afternoon sessions on Wed/Thur priced by demand

Who: Age 9+

Enquiries: Andy Pittam – 020 4025 4441 or [email protected]


Gisborne Trampoline Club

Open Days

When: Every Wednesday till the end of January

Where: Gisborne Trampoline Club, 537 Aberdeen Road.

Cost: $10 per child

Who: 5 – 8 years: 10 – 11.30am

9+ years: 11.30am – 1pm

Bring: Socks and a drink bottle


Poverty Bay Kayaking

Learn to Paddle

Teaching skills for flatwater kayaking. Bookings are essential and all equipment is provided.

When: Commencing Monday 21st December. Daily or weekly. Session times will be dependent on the number of participants.

Cost: $5 per child per session

Who: Aimed at 10 – 13-year-olds

Enquiries: Liz Thompson – 021 114 9347


Gisborne Gymnastics Club

Open Days

Come with your friends for three hours of fun, play time in the gym! All children need to be signed in and out by an adult.

When: Monday 11th, Tuesday 13th, Monday 18th, and Monday 25th January. 9am – 12pm.

Where: Gym Club at Electrinet Sports Centre, Aberdeen Road corner of Stanley Road.

Cost: $10 per child

Who: 4 – 12 years

Enquiries: [email protected]


Circus School

Juggling, aerial skills, tight rope, unicycle and more!

When: Tuesday 19th & Wednesday 20th January 9am – 3pm

Where: Gym Club at Electrinet Sports Centre, Aberdeen Road corner of Stanley Road.

Cost: $50 per day

Enquiries: [email protected]


Waikanae Surf Lifesaving Club

Learn to Swim

When: 18th – 21st January between 1 and 3pm

Where: Gisborne Boys High School pool

Cost: $8 per session – 30 minutes

Who: 5 years plus

Enquiries: Liz Thompson – [email protected]

School Holiday Programmes – Spring 2020

Check out what’s going on at our local sports clubs these holidays!


Gisborne Gymnastics Club

Open Holiday Gym Fun (4-13 years)

When : Monday 28th, Wednesday 30th, Monday 5th & Wednesday 7th: 9am – 12pm, Friday 2nd & Friday 9th: 12-3pm

Cost: $10 per child


Open Preschool Gym (babies to 5 years)

When: Every Friday: 9.30am – 11am

Cost: $7 per child


Tumbling Junior Girls 8-11years Holiday Course

When: Thursday 1st & 8th: 1-2pm

Cost: $30 per course


Tumbling Senior Girls 12years+ Holiday Course

When: Thursday 1st & 8th: 2-3pm 

Cost: $30 per course


Fit, Kick & Trick 12years+ Holiday Course

When: Friday 2nd & 9th: 4-5pm 

Cost: $30 per course


Self Defence For Girls & Women 12years+ Holiday Course

When: Friday 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd: 5.30-6.30pm

Cost: $60 per course


Avenger Boys Training

When: Tuesday 29th: 5.30-6.30pm, Thursday 1st, Tuesday 6th & Thursday 8th: 4.30-6pm

Cost: $5 an hour


Mums Getting Active Again

When: From the 18th, every Friday: 11.15 – 12pm

Cost: $7 per session

Register online here



Poverty Bay Hockey & Cricket

When: 8:30am – 3:30pm each day

Yr 3 & 6: Tuesday 6th and/or Wednesday 7th October 

Yr 3 & 6 cost: $65 for one day or $110 for two days

Yr 7 & 8: Thursday 8th October 

Yr 7 & 8 cost: $65

Register online here


Gisborne Netball Centre

Year 3 & 4 – Tuesday 29th September

Year 5 & 6 – Wednesdays 30th September

Year 7 & 8 – Thursdays 1st October

When: 10am – 2pm

Cost: $20 per day

Contact: Cristal Kemp – 0212351673 – [email protected]

Register online here



Secondary students (12-18 years)

When: Thursday 8th October 10am – 12pm

Where: Sandtrack by Olympic Pools

Cost: Free

Contact: Mon – 0211000290


YMCA Gisborne

Oscar Programme

Age: 5 – 13 years

When: Different activities for each day of the week

Cost: $50 per child or $100 per family


Breakaway Youth Basketball Development Programme

Age: 10-12 years

When: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday of the school holiday period

Cost: Free

Register online here or pick the forms up from YMCA


Central Football

Skill Development Day

When: Thursday 1st October – 9am – 2.50pm

Where: Illminster School

Age: 7 – 12 years

Cost: $35


Holiday Programme

When: Monday 5th – Thursday 8th October – 9am – 2.50pm

Where: Illminster School

Age: 7 – 12 years

Cost: $100 for four days

Register via MyComet


Comet Swimming Club

Where: Olympic & Elgin School pools

Week One: Monday 28th – Friday 2nd October

Week Two: Monday 5th – Friday 9th October

Cost: $50 per week for 5 x 30-minute lessons

Contact: [email protected] or 06 867 0698


Poverty Bay Rugby Union

U13 & U14 Boys Rugby Development Programme

When: Tuesday 6th October 9am – 4pm

Where: Rugby Park


U15 & U16 Boys Rugby Development Programme

When: Wednesday 7th October 9am – 4pm

Where: Rugby Park


Secondary School Girls Rugby Development Programme

When: Thursday 8th October 9am – 4pm

Where: Rugby Park


All welcome by registration here


Barry Memorial Croquet Club

Golf Croquet

When: Monday 5th, Tuesday 7th and Friday 9th October at 9am – 3 x 40 minute games played

Where: Barry Memorial Croquet Club

Age: Intermediate age and above for free

Contact: Maurice 0211839056 or [email protected]


Gisborne Trampoline Club

Open Days

Session One: 5 – 8 years at 10am – 12pm

Session Two: 9+ years at 12 – 2pm

When: Monday, Wednesday Friday’s

Cost: $10 for two hours

School’s out – School Holiday Programmes on offer

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Keep the tamariki busy and active these holidays! Below are a list of school holiday programmes by local sports clubs and organisations.

Poverty Bay Cricket Holiday Programme

Up to Year 8 Kids
Mon 17th – Thurs 20th July,
Showgrounds Event Centre
Years 4 – 6 (9am – 11am)
Year 6 – 8 (11am – 1pm)
Working alongside Poverty Bay Cricket coaches you will receive:
Specialist coaching in batting, pace bowling, spin bowling, wicket keeping and fielding. The chance to try things out in games, scenarios and Fun matches
Total cost $45
To register please contact Dave McDonald on 0274655114 or [email protected]

Central Football holiday programme

Holiday Fun Football is an action-packed holiday programme for kids aged 7-12. It’s a great way for boys and girls to have fun and develop their football skills whether they are total beginners or committed players.

Each session includes skill based training, so kids can learn the tricks and techniques to become better players. There are also plenty of chances to play football games in a fun environment, and experience the thrill of putting those skills into practice.

Where: Gisborne Girls High School Gym, Wellington Street
When: Monday 10th of July — 13th of July 2017
Time: 9am-3pm
Who for:  5-12 year olds.
Bring plenty of food & water for the day, along with boots, shin pads or shoes for the gym floor (must wear socks.)
Cost: $35 per day or $120 for 4 days
Click here to register 

Comet Swim Club Holiday Programmes

Learn to Swim: Elgin learners Pool
Wk 1: 10th-14th July
Wk 2: 17th-21st July
Contact Toni Durston
Email [email protected]
Ph 068670698

Stroke Development: Gisborne Olympic Pool Complex
Wk 1: 10th-13th July
Wk 2: 17th-21st July
Contact Bianca Shaw
Email [email protected]
Ph 068670698

Gisborne Gymnastics Club Circus School

Tues 11th – Thurs 13th July
9am to 3pm
Where? Gisborne Gymnastics Club, Electrinet Sports Centre in Aberdeen Rd/ Stanley Rd
Cost per day: $50 or $130 for 3 days, age 5 to 12 years
Contact: txt Nicola 0210319606
email: [email protected]

Poverty Bay Hockey Holiday Camp

Learn  some  new  skills and  play  some  fun  games!
Under 11 (8, 9, 10 years of age)
Tuesday 11 July & Wednesday 12 July; 9am-12noon
$50 per person

Under 13 (11, 12, 13 years of age)
Tuesday 11 July & Wednesday 12 July; 1pm-4pm
$50 per person

Register online at www.pbhockey.co.nz
Registrations close on the 9th July 2017.
Email enquiries to [email protected]

Eastland Port Trampoline Club

Open Days – (a fundraiser to support club members travelling to NZ Nationals in October).  A chance for the kids to bounce, jump and explore trampolining.

Thursday 13 July
10am-11.30am: 5-8 year olds
11.30am-1pm: 9 years and over

Thursday 20 July
10am-11.30am: 5-8 year olds
11.30am-1pm: 9 years and over

Cost:  $5 per child per session

Venue:  Electrinet Sports Centre, Aberdeen Road
No registration required, coffee and baking available

Netball Holiday Camp

Run by the Campion College Senior A Netball Team
For boys and girls in school years 4, 5 and 6. Each day runs from 9am – 3pm, and is $15 per day.
In the Campion College Gym
Bring a packed lunch, your netball shoes and a water bottle.
Week 1: Monday 10th, Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th
Week 2: Monday 17th, Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th

If you are interested in attending please text or email your child’s name and days wishing to attend to 021815905 or [email protected], limited spaces available!


WASS – The New, Improved Wednesday Sport

WASS bannerAs our Wednesday Sport programme is approaching its 4th birthday, we decided it was time for a new name and a new look, so that we could continue to engage Tairawhiti Youth. Wednesday After-School Sport is an active response to the dwindling sports participation rates in our region. Every Wednesday hundreds of students from the majority of Tairawhiti high schools take part in a range of sports at venues around the city, and up the coast. All the sports provided are free, thanks to the generous support of KiwiSport, and transport options are made available.

After much deliberation, countless whiteboards and a fair amount of coffee, we landed on WASS, a simple abbreviation of Wednesday After School Sport. The logo represents many things, the arrow being our vision of the growth of sporting participation in Secondary Schools. The interlinking Korus represent the constant growth and change of the program, required to meet the constantly changing needs of today’s sporting participant. Finally, the Mere is symbolic of our fight against the negative sport and health trends in the region, and the approach required to achieve our dream of a healthier, more active Tairawhiti.

WASS also comes with a brand-new set of exciting activities on offer for term 1. The term 1 menu can be viewed below, and students can sign up through their school or online, with this form

WASS Term 1 Menu