Monday, 31 October 2016


Pamper Weekend
o  Making of Facial products
o  Facials
o  footspas and Nails
o  Cooking with Sarah and Rachel Penney
o  DesseRts
o  Big Screen Movie Night

Motu Moana Scout Camp
Friday 4th - Sunday 6th November 2016

Age: All ages (Wheelchair Friendly)

Cost: $349.60 (We do accept Carer Support & ACC as a form of part payment)

Staying @ Motu Moana Scout Camp, (Mowgli Lodge), 90 Connaugh Street, Block House Bay, Auckland
(Please turn Left when you come in entrance at roundabout! Drive up driveway to Mowgli Lodge)

Please have Dinner before you come!...... (Friday Night)

Drop off: @ Motu Moana Scout Camp @ 7.00pm (Friday)
Pick up: @ Motu Moana Scout Camp @ 2.30pm (Sunday)

Please bring;
v Sleeping gear: Sheet, pillow, duvet or Sleeping bag, blanket and hot water bottle
v Toiletries ( Toothpaste,toothbrush,shampoo,conditioner,soap,hairbrush,deodorant etc.)
v Enough Clothes for Duration (Warm Clothes)
v Underwear and Socks
v Raincoat or parker
v Insect Repellent
v Sun block, Sunglasses, lip screen and hat
v Towels  (Showering) & Flannel
v PJ’s
v Medication (Cleary Labeled)
v Plastic bags for Dirty & Wet Washing
v Special equipment e.g.; pull ups, wipes, cups, toilet chair etc.
v Torch
v Makeup, nail polish etc.

Please Confirm ASAP - This is essential to have your space confirmed..

Email to confirm: or Txt Kerrie on 021.2119882

Many Thanks

Kerrie O'Hara

Janet McVeagh - Recreation
PO Box 13899
Auckland 1643

Mobile: 021 211 9882 (Kerrie O'Hara)

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Hi everyone,

We are planning to have our Annual Summer Disco and would love to have all of you join us. It will be a great time for students and teachers to interact socially. It will be at our Tamaki Site - 80  Tripoli Rd, Panmure. There is plenty of parking at the front of the school.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Funny Friday

Our find a joke homework task started our 
Funny Friday off with a laugh

  1. 1.
    make the spontaneous sounds and movements of the face and body that are the instinctive expressions of lively amusement and sometimes also of derision.
    "he rarely smiled or laughed"
    synonyms:guffawchucklechortlecacklehowlroarha-ha, fall about, roar/hoot with laughter,shake with laughter, be convulsed with laughter, dissolve into laughter, split one's sides, be doubled up; More
  1. 1.
    an act of laughing.
    "she gave a loud, silly laugh"
    synonyms:chucklechortleguffawgiggletitterha-hatee-heesnigger, roar of laughter, hoot of laughter, shriek of laughter, peal of laughter, belly laugh
    "he gave a short laugh"
  2. 2.
    something that causes laughter; a source of fun, amusement, or derision.
    "come along, it'll be a laugh"
    synonyms:jokeprank, piece of fun, jestescapadeadventurecaperromppractical joke,trick, bit of mischief; More

Best two kid's jokes from our Funny Friday

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Michael; Why do the French eat snails?
Because they don't like fast food.

Finn: Where do pens go on holiday?

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Parent Support Group Meeting for the Indian Community - November

Disability Connect is pleased to host another Indian Families Support Group meeting (for families raising a child with a disability) in Clover Park, South Auckland.  Our second meeting at the Clover Park Community House location is Tuesday evening 8th November.  We welcome all Indian families raising a child with a disability.  The support group will be informal – a chance to meet and make new friends and gain valuable support and connections from similar families – while enjoying our complimentary light supper -  and at 8pm a brief talk by Lisa Martin about recreation, holiday programmes etc. This will be handy for the upcoming summer holidays. Click here to view the flier.

Parent Support Group Meeting for the Indian Community - November


Tuesday 8th November 2016 – 6.30pm till 8.30pm
Clover Park Community House
16 Israel Ave, Clover Park

Free entry and ample car parking
Free light supper included

Disability Connect is delighted to host another South Auckland Parent Support Group meeting for Indian Families raising a child or supporting a person with a disability.
This meeting is additional to the regular one we hold at Mt Richmond Special School.  It will follow a different format – a relaxed ‘conversational’ environment, you can talk amongst yourselves, make new friends, connect for support between 6.30pm-8pm, then Lisa Martin (CEO) will discuss recreation, holiday programmes and other services available from 8-8.30pm.
We are trialling this new venue, new day and new time to cater for the community need and allow all to come.  Children are welcome to attend as long as they are supervised by a parent or sibling.

Please let everyone who might be interested know about this group meeting – we are welcoming, warm and approachable and want to provide a supportive environment where everyone is free to chat, ask questions or just be surrounded by others in a similar situation.

At Disability Connect we work inclusively and cross-culturally with the ethnically diverse community of Auckland.
If you are a professional working in the disability sector, there will be a $50 charge for attending this families support group.
For catering purposes it is important to register for this meeting. You can register by emailing Disability Connect  You can also phone 09 636 0351 or text Asoka 027 457 8571 to book over the phone. 
Click here for a map link to the venue.

Vision: Disabled people and their families are able to lead the lives they desire.
Mission: To empower disabled people and their families through leading social change.
Core Value: Respecting and supporting choice.

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Wednesday, 26 October 2016


Whoop! Whoop! Time Machine!

Summer is fast approaching with super fun times planned ahead for MOTAT. Not only does November bring warmer weather and sunshine to enjoy but there's also the chance to travel back in time to experience an array of historical highlights of years gone by.

Spend a fun-filled day exploring the delightful world of bubbles in an event specially designed to engage youngsters with the science and wonder of bubbles. Then, while you're here, celebrate the evolution of transportation with November's Weekends of Imagination theme, Weird & Wacky Transport.

Thinking ahead to December is always exciting, especially when we have our magical Christmas Lights at MOTAT, Bikes, Bands & BBQs and the LEGO® Weekend to look forward to. It's going to be a bumper couple of months!

Read on to find out more!

Time Travellers' Convention, Saturday, 26 November
Saturday, 26 November

Embark on a nostalgic adventure back in time! Take a trip through the past century, stopping off in different decades for a taste of the unique technologies, music and foods of each era.

Dance like it's 1984 with Madonna's 'Like A Virgin', take in the vintage market stalls and makeup demonstrations or be serenaded by the famous tunes of the Andrews Sisters – there's bound to be a decade to suit everyone!


Bubble Day, Sunday, 13 November
Sunday, 13 November

Get hands-on with some serious bubble science in the Explorium, create crazy bubbles, grow giant bubble mountains in the Victorian Village, or become a bubble artist in the Moments Gallery. There will also be exciting bubble shows in the Discovery Dome every hour!

Weird & Wacky Transport
November: Every Saturday & Sunday

Weird & Wacky Transport celebrates the evolution of transportation! Engage and interact with some of the strangest ways of getting from point A to point B from yike bikes to hover boards and unicycles. There will be live demonstrations by specialised riders/drivers each week and children can even create their own weird and wacky transport prototypes!


Christmas Lights at MOTAT, 15 - 24 December
15 - 24 December, $2 entry

Come enjoy the Christmas spirit and celebrate the gift of giving with MOTAT's annual Christmas Lights at MOTAT event. Meet Santa and his elves, watch an outdoor movie and share in the magic of Christmas with sparkling fairy lights, carollers, Santa's grotto and more! $2 entry fee – all proceeds go towards gifts for Auckland Women's Refuge and Auckland City Mission.

MOTAT Masquerade, Saturday, 29 October
Saturday, 3 December

MO'TATS returns to MOTAT at The Idea Collective! This is an intimate gathering of body art lovers and a chance to learn more about the technical development of the craft while discovering the diverse styles represented by this talented group at the forefront of modern tattooing.

MOTAT Masquerade, Saturday, 29 October
Sunday, 4 December

Come along to MOTAT for our Bikes, Bands & BBQ's event on Sunday, 4 December! Check out a large range of motorbike displays from clubs across Auckland. Feast on delicious BBQ foods and experience some great live bands! Join us for a great day out to kick off the summer!

MOTAT Masquerade, Saturday, 29 October
3 & 4 December

The Auckland LEGO® User Group returns to MOTAT with an amazing range of LEGO® displays from model towns with trains to classic spaceships, Technic trucks to a great ball contraption.


Coming Soon

A brand new exhibition showcasing the achievements of some of New Zealand's most prominent innovators. This exhibition celebrates not only their achievements, but their full journey from problems to solutions, setbacks to success, ideas to reality. Prepare to be inspired while discover how to make the impossible possible. 

Gear up steampunk style with an awesome range of jewellery, top hats, walking sticks and even a clockwork cufflinks. Plus get hands-on and assemble 3D laser cut models of a Graf Zeppelin, Steam Locomotive and more with the Metal Earth range! 

Join MOTAT Mates to enjoy 10% off all MOTAT Shop items plus enjoy discounted entries to our partnering venues.


Tuesday, 25 October 2016

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