What went down during our October school holiday fun?

Here are a few photographs of what went down. We had Circability along for the first time and they proved a real hit with the children. Parafed Auckland created a programme that had everyone engaged, active and included.  Little Cooks had everyone creating delicious Halloween themed cupcakes. The children/youth are really enjoying all these sessions.

Our South Auckland planned day had to be canceled due to lack of registrations. This was quite surprising as we had such a good turn out from the previous school holiday break. We also organised a West Auckland venue - the location and space got the 'big thumbs up' by the families who attended.

Circability had everyone spinning plates.


Parafed provided their usual brilliance.

Little Cooks, Halloween themed cupcakes

Mapura Art Studio hosted our Art session this school break.

Raukatauri Music Therapy gathering at our new venue in West Auckland.

Some of the Little Cook creations!



We have received some constructive feedback already which has been well received. This helps us to provide future activities that are enjoyed by everybody. We are particularly keen to hear from the children/youth themselves to see what they may like to see more of. It is important to us to make sure we are delivering to everyone's needs so please get in touch with us and share your thoughts.

'Communities of Practice Hui' (Auckland)

Learn, Discuss, Plan and Prepare - Enabling Good Lives

It is an opportunity for disabled people and their families to plan and think through what a good life means for them and how they could make that happen. And for organisations, it's an opportunity to think through how they can work along-side disabled people, in new and creative ways.

The Community of Practice model is very inclusive and encourages people to contribute our ideas, thoughts and questions in a safe place, with the aim of all learning from each other.


The Details:

The facilitators of each Community of Practice group will support the planning, discussion, learning and action points that will unfold as the group evolves and grows. Attendance is free for disabled people, whanau and providers.

All the venues are wheelchair accessible and NZSL interpreters will be present as well.


South Auckland facilitated by Debbie Ward & Ezeliel Robson

Where: Elizabeth Campbell Hall, 294 Great South Road, Papakura, Auckland

Date: Monday, 12 November 2018 | Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm


West Auckland facilitated by Sharleen Tongalea & Latoa Halatau

Where: New Lynn Community Centre, 45 Totara Avenue, New Lynn, Auckland

Date: Thursday, 25 October 2018 | Time: 10.00 - 12.00pm


North Shore Auckland facilitated by Mireille Vreeburg & Silke Carter

Where: Albany Community Hub, 575A Albany Highway, Albany

Date: Thursday, 8 November 2018 | Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm


To Register: Contact Shirin Jayawant to day to book your place


Phone/Text: 027 203 4083

Our recent Fundraising Concert brought enjoyment to everyone who attended!

Thank you to everyone who took part and attended the fundraising concert that took place in the chapel on Sunday. It was a great community event and everyone enjoyed the music and performances with over $1,147 being raised to go towards the upgrade of the Respite/Rehab outdoor area. Over 60 people attended the event and enjoyed the variety of performances and and the performers themselves commented on what a beautiful place it was to perform. The Trust hopes to provide community concerts on a regular basis in the beautiful chapel, we will keep you posted.