We had an amazing turnout for the free yoga class for seniors today and had to turn some away as we were too full! Next week it will be on a first come first served basis – our limit is 30. We though about opening into the next door space but the Yoga teacher only has enough equipmewnt for 30 people. However, we will consider scheduling another class on a different day if we continue to get such a good turnout!
We have started up a new page for Ponsy Kids Community Preschool on facebook. The page also supports a closed group for our PK parents. Within the closed group we will share special stories and pictures of what the children have been getting up to during their time here and use it as a way to share any other news or upcoming dates.
Like our new page to get general news and updates on PK. To be admitted to the closed group you need to specify which child of yours is enrolled with us and an admin will add you.
Go to our Facebook page!
Go to the PK Closed Group!
Free Yoga for all those aged 65+ !
taught by Francesca Hopkins
Join us for the first class on 19th September 10:30am at the Ponsonby Community Centre in the Freda Stark Hall.
Bring your Gold Card for ID if you are particularly youthful looking!
Proudly supported by the Waitemata Local Board , Ponsonby Community Centre and Four Winds Yoga.
Ponsy Kids Community Preschool is looking for a passionate teacher who has a strong commitment to quality practice to join our team. We would welcome a newly graduated teacher or one with more experience.
We are a non-profit community based preschool located in the Ponsonby Community Centre. We are licensed for 41 children aged 2-5yrs.
The children who attend our preschool are nurtured, respected and valued as individuals, giving them strong sense of belonging.
We offer a supportive and fun team environment with ongoing professional development and hours are negotiable for the right person. We can offer you free all day parking in the central city, free flu shots each year, we pay for all of your PD and teacher registration. If you are a provisional teacher we will provide a qualified mentor to guide you through your 2 years of provisional registration. We also provide 10 paid sick days per year for our teachers as well as time in lieu for any extra hours worked. Job description attached below.
If you would like more information or to talk to the headteacher about the role please ring us on 09 376 0896
If you would like to join our happy team of 7 passionate teachers, please email your CV with a covering letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ponsonby Community Centre is a community hub based in Ponsonby, Central Auckland. The buildings are owned by Auckland Council but it is run by an independent governance board. It offers hire spaces for local organisations and individuals with an emphasis on supporting other not for profits and community groups. The centre runs its own preschool, Ponsy Kids, for children 2 -5 years. Ponsy Kids has a maximum session size of 41 children and a higher than average teacher to child ratio. We also manage the historic Leys Institute Gymnasium Hall which currently hosts primarily gym and physical activity organisations. The centre and preschool has 10 employees, including the Manager, 2 admin staff and 7 teachers.
As well as generating income from venue hire and the preschool, we receive operational funding from Auckland Council, under an annual agreement, and the Ministry of Education as a certified preschool.
The Community Centre has been operating in its current form for nearly 30 years and is now in process of change, with new management set to revitalise and develop the programming to include centre run classes and events, focusing initially on activities for children and the elderly. Partnerships and collaboration with other organisations will also be important, to further expand what we are able to offer our community.
In its governance role, the PCC board has oversight of PCC’s strategic direction and operational performance while ensuring the centre meets its legal and financial responsibilities. The board also works with Auckland Council and the Community Centre Manager to set and support the centre’s priorities and policies. As an entity, the board needs to have a cumulative skill-set that serves it, in order to confidently maintain a robust coverage of its responsibilities.
The board is currently seeking to refresh its membership by including new members who ideally reflect diverse professional backgrounds. We are looking in particular, for people with experience in governance and, skills in Finance, HR and the law. It requires some enthusiastic and committed team players who are willing to offer their skills to serve as board members, and support the Manager to meet the needs of the current community.
While the board meets monthly for around two hours to review operational performance and policies, board members can contribute in other ways through our sub committees for finance, property and HR. We anticipate a commitment to 5 hours per month for Board related activities (inclusive of board meetings).
To submit an expression of interest, please contact the Manager for an information pack at email@example.com.
More information about the Ponsonby Community Centre and Ponsy Kids activities can be viewed on its website: www.ponsonbycommunity.org.nz
Expressions of interest should include:
- a letter outlining your interest in contributing to the PCC
- a short CV or resume and referee contact details.
Watch it here
New (well… second hand but we arent complaining!) chairs for our foyer – Thanks Grey Lynn Library!
Melissa is a primary and early childhood trained teacher. She live in West Auckland, and loves to get out and exploring and enjoying the West Auckland beaches. She has most recently been teaching at an early childhood centre in East Auckland in a four to five year old’s classroom, but is looking forward to getting back into a mixed age setting, learning with and from the children.
In the weekend, she values time with my family and friends, and enjoys cooking, reading and creative pursuits such as scrapbooking and DIY. She is hugely passionate about her role as an educator, and really values being a teacher at the very start of children’s learning and educational journey. She loves to explore with and learn from children’s ideas and creativity.
“I can’t wait to meet you and your whanau!” Melissa Bowen
PROJECT PRACTICE ‘Yoga for Young Women’ an initiative set up by Francesca Hopkins that supports young women to live to their fullest poten
tial by utilising the practice of yoga.
Our young women need yoga. It is more than just stretching, it is about how it makes them feel about themselves.
PROJECT PRACTICE introduces students to be-ginner level yoga postures and breathing tech-niques and explores basic anatomy and physiological principles.
This workshop is ideal for
young women, aged 13-20 years
Contact: Suzi Carson
Ponsy Kids Preschool is looking for a passionate teacher to join our team. We are a non-profit community based preschool located in the Ponsonby Community Centre. We are licensed for 41 children aged 2-4yrs and you will be part of a team of 5 full time registered teachers and 2 full time teacher aides.
Ponsonby Community Centre
20 Ponsonby Terrace
Our Vision and Purpose
Vision: Ponsonby Community Centre – a dynamic place to learn, grow and have fun together.
Purpose: A not-for-profit organisation in Ponsonby providing social, educational and recreational activities for the community.