The Rock Academy School Holiday Programmes:

The Rock Academy holiday programme gives young singers and musicians the chance to bond with fellow creatives. Every morning they learn new modern songs and then take them to the street. At 12:30pm everyday we go busking and the money they make and keep brings a new enthusiasm towards music. Song writing is another great activity that inspires these young musicians. Most instruments are welcome and we have battery power keyboards for the keyboardists/pianists.

For bookings or more information please contact us today.

Please note the second week Wednesday is Anzac day. We will run the Tuesday before and then the Thursday and Friday after.

Location: St Patrick’s Parish Hall, 5 Rongotai Road KIlbirnie

Time: Starts at 9:00am and finishes at 3:00pm. Drop off 8:45am.

Dates and cost:

April: 16th to 18th Monday to Wednesday. $195 for the 3 day week.

April: 24th Tuesday, 26th Thursday and 27th Friday. (Wednesday is Anzac day and we will not be running on this day). $195 for the 3 day week.

Activities include:

Daily Busking Trips – Great for building confidence in young musicians. The money is a motivating factor too. As a group they can make over $200 per day and they get to keep the money.
Group Jam Sessions Acoustic – Being surrounded by other like minded individuals is inspiring and elevates the learning process. This is where they learn lots of new modern pop and rock songs.

The Rock Academy's Got Talent - Pupils learn how to audition, introduce themselves, hold eye contact and perform a piece to take out the Rock Academy's Got Talent trophy.
Singing Lessons/Exercises - Singing exercises, warm up's and scales every morning.

Technique Up Skill Sessions - Learning new riffs, licks, chords, tricks and techniques.

Industry Workshops - Learning what it means to be a successful musician however ambitious or unambitious that may be.
Solo and Group Songwriting Sessions - Pupils are asked to write their own songs over the three days. They can be a bit nervous about this at the start but finish the week confident about the whole experience.

It’s lots of fun and very educational. Their musicianship level can go through the roof with consecutive days of playing and singing.

For bookings or more information please contact us today.

We need a bass player for our Thursday 4pm band. Alt rock. From next term they will also need a new singer.

We also need a keyboard player for our Tuesday 4pm band.

Band school details:

Location: Newtown

Days: Monday to Saturday.


1st band 4pm to 5pm.

2nd band 5:05pm to 6:05pm


1st band 2pm to 3pm

2nd band 3:05pm to 4:05pm

Mentors: All our mentors are experienced music teachers and have either studied music or had experience as a gigging musician.

CodeCamp - April Holidays

Dates & Venues:
Samuel Marsden School: April 16th – 19th & 23rd – 27th April (Excluding 25th Apr – Anzac day)

Maranui SLSC, Lyall Bay: April 16th – 19th

Thorndon Primary School: April 16th – 19th & 23rd – 27th April (Excluding 25th Apr – Anzac day)

CodeCamp allows boys & girls from the ages of 7-12 to develop 21st century skills in a fun and action packed environment. Develop confidence & initiative through design, creativity, solving problems & collaboration. Create games, apps & work with robots and electronic building blocks.
Book Now at http://codecamp.co.nz/holiday-codecamp/

Wilderkids school holiday programme open for bookings

Sustainability Trust’s outdoor holiday programme for kids is running again from April 16 to 27. Based at Innermost Gardens and in Wellington Town Belt, the programme gets kids aged 5 to 12 exploring nature and learning about sustainability in a fun, hands-on way. Different activities every day, from making chutney with wild plants to learning bush survival skills. $56 a day per child, and we have $10 places available for families with a Community Services Card. More details and bookings onwww.sustaintrust.org.nz/wilderkids



Dates: April 16th – 27th 2018 from 7.00am-7pm daily.

Daily $81/cub per session or $148 for two or more siblings per session
; Weekly: $239 per cub/week or $449 for two or more siblings/week.

Discounts/Funding Available: Wild Card (15%) off across all our services and
MSD approval providing WINZ Subsidies for eligible families.

Social Development: Interactive Activities and NO TV or Video Games
Kai Cubs Cooking and Life Skills Programme designed to teach our children how to prepare
Healthy Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Teas.

Qualified 1st Aid Trained Activities Coordinators

One-on-One Care: Available for cub(s) if extra support is needed.


Please contact us: 0800 PRIDE 4 U Or Register online: www.pridelands.org.nz or
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