Justice of the Peace Service
We have a Justice of the Peace available Mondays to Saturdays.
No appointments required. Just drop in between 10.00am – 12noon
Every Wednesday we have a table tennis session from 9am to 11.30am in our main hall. Bats and balls are provided.
Contact us if you are interested in being involved or just drop into the hall on Wednesday morning.
North Wellington SeniorNet Learning Centre
North Wellington SeniorNet Learning Centre is based at the Johnsonville Community Centre. For information about membership and the monthly course schedule visit
Vinnies – Social Worker
Kim Sheehan is a Community Social Worker from St Vincent de Paul and is based at the Community Centre every second Friday. Kim is happy to assist clients who need a Social Worker and will act as an advocate for clients with WINZ or other organisations. Clients will need to make an appointment by phoning 04 389 7122 or 022 130 2551 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Craft group is free and open for anyone to join. So if you are interested in learning to knit or crochet or have skills you would like to share with others or would just like to have some fun why not come along and join in. The group meet on Wednesdays from 11am to 1pm – tea and coffee is provided.
Social English for Women
This is a friendly social group where women can learn and practice their English and also find out about New Zealand customs. They meet on Thursday mornings during school terms from 9.30am to 11.30am. Cost is $2 per session.
Kids4Drama School of Performing Arts
English in the Community
Wellington High School hold English in the Community classes at the Community Centre for eight weeks during school terms. Classes in 2019 are held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings and Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons. For further information phone the CEC office 04 385 8919 or check the ESOL page on www.cecwellington.ac.nz
AA Defensive Driving Course
Are you learning to drive and want to fast track to your full license? Attend the AA course at the Community Centre on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5.15pm to 7.15pm. The next course starts on Tuesday 19th February 2019. Book online at www.aa.co.nz/drivers/defensive-driving-courses
Shut Up and Dance Classes
Classes are held Monday evenings from 7.45pm to 8.30pm in the hall. Every class is different, and a surprise, so everyone’s as clueless as each other. Oh, and there’s no mirrors, so the clumsiest of us get to enjoy dancing for how good it feels, not how it looks. For more information and to enrol shut up and dance
NZ Blood Service
Save a Life – Give blood. The NZ Blood Service will be at the Centre to collect blood on Thursday 28th February 2019 from 9.00am – 2.00pm. Appointments are preferred and will take priority.
Please call 0800 448 325 to book one today. Please remember to bring ID.
We have a very keen group of people who play 500 on a Friday afternoon from 1pm to 4pm. If you are interested in joining please contact us.
Kiwi Community Assistance
This is for Kiwis working together to reduce poverty in our communities. Johnsonville Community Centre is a drop off point for donations of items such as food and clothing.
If you have donations for Kiwi Community Assistance please drop them off here on Monday to Friday – 8.30am – 4pm.
For more information visit www.kca.org.nz
Johnsonville Community Centre Toy Library
Are your kids bored with their old toys? Come and borrow ours! Get access to hundreds of toys and puzzles for 0 to 7 year olds for a small fee, annual and term memberships are available. We are open during school terms on Thursdays from 7.30pm to 8.30pm and Saturdays from 9.30am to 11.30am.
Contact us at www.johnsonvilletoylibrary.nz
Bas van der Hoeven conducts a drama therapy program at the Community Centre for clients with brain injuries, aspergers, the intellectually disabled, bipolar, conduct disorder and other psychological conditions.
Appointments available Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm
The Northern Suburbs Travel Club meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm. All welcome, members free and non members $4 including tea and biscuits. Club activities include talks on travel, movie outings and casual Sunday afternoon walks.
Classes are held in the main hall every Wednesday. Intermediate/Advanced from 1pm to 2pm and beginners from 2pm to 3pm. These lessons are designed to teach “Self Defence against Falls” in your day-to-day living and are a form of Tai Chi suited to arthritis sufferers. The charge is $4.
The last class will be on Wednesday 19th December 2018 and will start up again on Wednesday 13th February 2019.
Early Impressions Childcare Crèche
Our friendly crèche has trained teachers and high adult to child ratios on all sessions providing a warm, caring and stimulating the environment for your child. Morning tea is provided. We now provide 20 free hours for the over three age group.
Sessions are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 2.30pm
Phone (04) 478 7553 to book a place or for more information.
Belinda Hodson, MNZAC – Counselling (adults and couples) & Career Counselling
As a client centred existential counsellor Belinda helps with issues such as relationship difficulties, grief, loss, anxiety and depression, loneliness, work issues, spirituality/religion, self confidence, bullying, sexuality, adoption, addictions and change. She uses a non-judgemental respectful approach and this works well for her clients.
With a background in HR recruitment she also works as a career counsellor and can help with finding a new career/hobby, cvs, cover letters, social media profiles, job interviews, job hunting and pay negotiations.
Appointments: Weekdays, evenings
Subsidies: Some clients may qualify for WINZ subsidised counselling
Wendy Dawson, MNZCCA – Counselling (adults,couples and adolescents)
Wendy has been counselling for 9 years. She helps with issues such as relationship issues, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, anger, abuse, PTSD, work place conflict, stress management, self esteem, communication skills and adolescent issues. She provides a safe, accepting and non-judgemental environment for you to work through your issues.
Wendy is a qualified counsellor and supervisor with:
- Bachelor of Counselling
- Certificate in Supervision
- Primary Certificate in CBT
- MNZCCA, ACC Accredited
- WINZ Subsidy Counselling
- NZ Registered Nurse
Contact Wendy on 021 124 3508 or email@example.com
Appointments: Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the day
WellElder provides physically and financially accessible specialist counselling for people aged 60 and over (55 and over if Maori or Pasifika) living in the Capital & Coast District Health Board area. Appointments are held at the Johnsonville Community Centre as well as their office in Newtown and community centres in Porirua and Paraparaumu, and in clients’ homes and rest homes when mobility is an issue.
For more information visit http://wellelder.nz
Appointments and other enquires contact the Office on 04 380 2440
Open Tuesday – Thursday 8am – 5pm
You can borrow the Kai Cooker from the Johnsonville Community Centre for free to help with catering for neighbourhood and community events – there is a $50 bond.
The MultiKai cooker has 4 baskets and can cook for up to 40 people.
For more information contact the Centre on 478 8628 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A form of Qigong (a practice to cultivate and balance qi (chi) or what has been translated as ‘life energy’) which is easy to learn and can be practiced standing or sitting.
Free classes every Monday from 11.30 am to 12.30pm.
The Swing Club Music Group
Music Sessions with attitude! Mixed up music styles from Jazz, Jug, and Blues to R & B and country rock. Bring your voice, ukulele, guitar or percussion and share their good time strum sessions. Weekly Wednesday sessions start on 13th February from 7pm to 9pm in Room 1.
Cost: $4 per session. Song Books provided. For further information phone Lynn 027 331 9461.
Knitting for the Wellington Hospital Neo Natal Unit and other general patients.
The group meets monthly on the last Wednesday each month from 1.45pm to 4.30pm.
Northern Suburbs Liaison Meeting
This is an informal meeting for community groups and businesses to network and share information about what is happening in the community. It is held at the Centre on the last Wednesday of each month from 12noon to 1pm. The next meeting will be on Wednesday 27th February 2019.
Wellington Ballet – Ballet Lessons
Ballet classes for children from aged 3 years to teens. Their mission is to provide every student with excellent training in classical ballet in a positive and enjoyable environment.
Kieran Gallagher holds guitar and ukulele lessons at the Johnsonville Community Centre on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons/evenings.
Contact Kieran on 04 902 9959, 029 902 9959 or email: email@example.com.