About Ponsonby Community Centre

Built in 1897, Ponsonby Community Centre was initially a school.  It was purchased by Auckland City Council in 1958 for use as a hall. The Centre has been rebuilt and completely refurbished since a fire in August 1999. See more on the history of the buildings here.

Since 1990, the Centre has offered expanded services including adult education and a pre-school as well as being a venue for hire.

This Centre is owned and supported by Auckland Council and is run independently by a Board of local residents and users of the Centre.  This is a community facility for the local community.  Your interest and input are needed by providing ideas and feedback on activities.

Ponsonby Community Centre Board is the committee that is responsible for governance decisions and has oversight of the smooth running and financial well-being of the Centre.  The Board members are elected from the local community at the Annual General Meeting.  They have skills in management, finance and governance and have the interests and health of the Centre and its activities at heart.

The Board members elected at the AGM for the 2016-17 year are: John Hill (Chair), Chris Small (Treasurer), Patricia Reade, Rachel Taylor and Stephanie McDonald. Richard Northey is the representative from the Waitemata Local Board on behalf of Auckland Council.

Contact information for Board members is available from the Centre, 378 1752 or email info@ponsonbycommunity.org.nz.

Operating Philosophy

VisionPonsonby Community Centre – a dynamic place to learn, grow and have fun together.
PurposeA not-for-profit organisation in Ponsonby providing social, educational and recreational activities for the community.
Values/PhilosophyThe Ponsonby Community Centre values the people in our community, especially our children.  
Our values areHonesty and integrity
An inviting environment
Accessibility
Diversity
Equality
Democracy
GoalsTo provide resources, information and education.
To provide publicly available recreational facilities and a meeting place for the  wider community.
To provide a centre and focus for all people.
To provide accessible pre-school programmes.
To provide accessible community education classes.
To respond to community needs either within the Centre or by seeking the cooperation of  the community or Council.