Johnsonville Community Centre

Current Events

Justice of the Peace Service

We have a Justice of the Peace available Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays by appointment only. 

Please phone 478 5698 to make an appointment.

Outside of these hours please refer to
to find a JP in your area.


Table Tennis

Table Tennis

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.




Table Tennis

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

Vinnies – Social Worker

Tania 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


Craft Group

Craft Group

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.



Angela Goodall Dance Academy

Classes are run out of the hall on Monday, Tuesday and a Thursday offering classes in Jazz, Hip Hop, contemporary and Tap. We offer classes for Pre-Schoolers through to college students. If you would like more information about Dance classes please email



Vinnies – Social Worker

Kids4Drama School of Performing Arts

Kids4Drama provide a wide range of drama services and classes for children from 5 to 19.  Classes are conducted at the Community Centre on Thursdays during school terms.  For more information phone Becca on 027 452 7850, email, visit
Craft Group and Sewing Group

English in the Community

Wellington High School hold English in the Community classes at the Community Centre for eight weeks during school terms. For further information phone the CEC office 04 385 8919 or check the ESOL page on

AA Defensive Driving Course

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. Book online at

Shut Up and Dance

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

NZ Blood Service

Save a Life – Give blood. The NZ Blood Service will be at the Centre to collect blood on Thursday 28th October 2021 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.

500 Cards

500 Cards

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.
Skylight – Parenting through Separation Course

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

Guitar Lessons

Guitar Lessons

Kieran Gallagher holds guitar and ukulele lessons at the Johnsonville Community Centre on Monday to Friday afternoons/evenings.

Contact Kieran on 029 902 9959 or email:

Drama Therapy

Drama Therapy

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.

For more information contact Bas on 04 233 0440 or or visit

Appointments available Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm

Travel Club

Travel Club

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.

Contact Jim Collins or visit

Tai Chi

Tai Chi

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. 



Early Impressions Childcare Crèche

Early Impressions Childcare

04 4787553

Monday-Friday 8.30am-2.30pm

Education and care by qualified teachers for children aged 13 months-5 years.

We believe in supporting, encouraging and guiding the well-being and growth of each child’s learning journey.

We welcome visitors at anytime, just pop in!


Belinda Hodson

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.

Contact Belinda on 027 659 4450 or or

Appointments: Weekdays, evenings


Subsidies: Some clients may qualify for WINZ subsidised counselling

Wendy Dawson

Wendy Dawson, MNZCCA – Counselling (adults,couples and adolescents)

Wendy has been counselling for over 10 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

Appointments: Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the day

Guitar Lessons


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

Appointments and other enquires contact the Office on 04 380 2440

Open Tuesday – Thursday 8am – 5pm


Kai Cooker

Kai Cooker

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.

Multicooker Kai Cooker info and recipes

For more information contact the Centre on 478 8628 or

Xiang Cong

Xiang Cong

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.



Yoga Classes

The Swing Club Music Group

The Swing Club invites ukulele musicians, vocalists, guitar and percussion players to come together to play upbeat swing-based music from the 1920’s – 1950’s, country blues and rock, jazz, R &B, jug band etc.

Cost: $4 per session. Song Books provided. For further information phone Lynn 027 331 9461.

Knitting Group

Knitting Group

Knitting for the Wellington Hospital Neo Natal Unit and other general patients.

The group meets monthly on the last Wednesday each month from 1.15pm to 3.30pm.


Northern Suburbs Liaison Meeting

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 first Wednesday of each month from 12noon to 1pm. The next meeting will be on Wednesday 2nd February 2022.