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Physical Story sessions are designed to be great fun and purposeful. Through stories and movement, we work on themes such as being kind, discovering what makes you special, understanding that your actions affect others, managing fear and being brave, being able to stay calm and using deep breathing to think clearly. Getting kids thinking and physically moving their bodies simultaneously is so beneficial!

In these unique kids classes, children will:

  • Improve concentration and listening skills

  • Learn strategies for dealing with high emotions

  • Grow strong, flexible and healthy bodies

  • Develop confidence and empathy

  • Gain an awareness of mindfulness through meaningful reflection 
     

2023 TERM DATES:

Term 3: Tuesday, 25 July - Tuesday, 19 September

Term 4: Tuesday, 17 October - Tuesday, 12 December

 

OPTIONS TO PARTICIPATE 

 

OPTION 1: Physical Story Session Only (3.15pm to 4.00pm)

Parents are encouraged to stay for the session and watch. 

OPTION 2: After school Package (3pm to 5pm)

  • For tamariki attending from Ridgway school, parents only need to collect them.  

  • Tamariki from other schools are very welcome to come to the two hour session, they will just need to brought to Ridgeway school.

Programme Schedule 

3:00 - 3:15pm: Roll, afternoon tea and toilet break. 

3:15 - 4:00pm: Physical story session

4:00 - 4:50pm: Crafts based on our story for the week.

4:50 - 5:00pm: Pack away - Handouts given to tamariki to take away with them.

4:55 - 5:00pm: Collection - by 5pm at the very latest please.

REGISTRATION

Please reserve your child's space by emailing Joanne at physicalstories@gmail.com with:

  • Student name and date of birth

  • State your preferred option 1 or 2

  • Parents full name and contact number 

  • Where you heard about Physical Stories for Kids

FEES

FOR OPTION 1: PHYSICAL STORY ONLY

  • $10 for a trial first class. Book it in. please. This can be paid in cash or via bank transfer on the day.

  • Then $100 will be due for the rest of the term sessions by the following week. However a discount will be applied for tamariki starting later into the term.

  • Returning tamariki are $110 a term payable at the start of term. 

  • 5% discount for whanau with two or more children attending.

FOR OPTION 2: AFTER SCHOOL PACKAGE

  • $25 for a trial first class. Book it in please. This can be paid in cash or via bank transfer on the day.

  • Then $205 will be due for the rest of the term sessions. This is due the following week. However a discount will be given to tamariki starting later into the term.

  • 5% discount for whanau with two or more children attending.

PAYMENT

By bank deposit: 02-0506-0079115-003 (Reference: Child's Name)

Fees are due at the start of term or straight after your trial session.

VENUE

Ridgway School, 120 Mornington Road, Brooklyn, Wellington

MATERIALS

Materials, such as yoga mats and crafts are supplied by Physical Stoires. Please bring/pack a snack and bottle water for your tamariki. 

A WORD FROM JOANNE (TEACHER)

"As a teacher, I have seen the benefits that children gain from partaking in the arts and the joy and confidence this gives them. I have also seen an increase in the number of children dealing with mental health issues and believe it to be really important for kids to be taught strategies to deal with life's stresses when they are young, so that they have tools to access throughout their lives. I started movement and mindfulness time with my own daughter, then invited friends’ children to try it… and Physical Stories  was born! I really believe in these classes for children and encourage you to come along and try one out." - Joanne (teacher)

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