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Community Resources: July 12, 2018

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6 coMMunity reSourceS 2018 ChristChurCh School of Music The Christchurch School of Music is a family-oriented community aimed at providing quality music education in and around Christchurch. The school has been an important part of the music education scene for 62 years so why not come along and join us? On a Saturday morning the whole family can find something to suit. Preschool children can start their musical journey by joining in our “Take Off with Music” classes while older children may opt for group or individual lessons on a specific instrument (including voice). Those who already play are welcome to join in one of the great ensembles which all take part in regular concerts. Recitals where individuals can perform are also held regularly. CSM also provides a comprehensive music education to participating primary schools via its Outreach programme with tuition offered in band, strings, recorder, ukulele and classroom music. An area that has grown rapidly over the last few years is the Late Starters’ programme where adults approaching retirement with more time on their hands really enjoy learning an instrument and joining an ensemble with other like-minded adults. CSM also offers a range of weekday opportunities for music tuition and if affordability is an issue, CSM may be able to offer a discount through funding provided by the Rata Foundation. We can take new enrolments in most instruments and ensembles throughout the year. Please contact us via our website and let us start you on a musical journey that will bring pleasure for a lifetime. Saving Lives Would you know what to do in an emergency? St John is one of the leading providers of first aid training in Canterbury. Teaching people first aid skills is critically important - first aid can help save a life. St John began in New Zealand 132 years ago and was started by community-minded people who were eager to promote first aid skills and training to the public. Saving lives and helping others was very important to them. They believed everyone should have some level of first aid ability, as accidents and medical emergencies can happen anywhere, anytime. St John First Aid courses provide the necessary knowledge and confidence to provide effective first aid whenever it’s required. Courses range from basic first aid training and industry specific modules through to advanced resuscitation for hospital employees. If you would like to know what to do in an emergency and would like to save someone’s life, a first aid course with St John’s qualified instructors will ensure you have all the skills you need when the time comes to save someone’s life. Visit nz/firstaid or phone 0800 FIRST AID (0800 347 782) to book your first aid course today.

community resources 2018 7 cantErBUry wea sUPPortinG People with diabetes The CWEA is old in years but not in outlook. We know that involvement and connection with others is what keeps communities working. We offer courses in many subject areas, some practical, some philosophical, some just for fun which keep connections going and support new ones being made. All while you learn things and are encouraged to enter into good and sometimes stroppy discussions. Always the courses have a focus of connecting people of all ages and giving them a chance to properly discuss issues and things they are thinking about. Some discussions are challenging and some are relaxing while you learn. In Term 3, which is August and September this year amongst what we offer we have a Science series alongside a course helping you create a handcrafted book without a computer; we have a series on 21st century economics alongside a very popular Italian singing class. We look at heritage Buildings in Christchurch, we talk with a range of community providers in the city, we play mah-jong, we can learn Latin and we unwind by travelling vicariously with the ever tempting armchair travel but even that is a learning event. We will always welcome new members and participants. Have a look on our website at, seek out our Programme booklets or just come and chat at 59 Gloucester Street. Or phone at 03 3660285 or email admin@ We are a support organisation for Canterbury people who have diabetes, their family and friends. We offer support, information, advocacy and non-clinical education on all aspects of diabetes. Our shop has a wide range of products including blood glucose testing meters and strips, lancets, fingerpickers, ketone test strips, diabetes and gluten free cookbooks, hypo treatments, medical grade shoes and socks, travel bags, our popular Jok ‘n Al sauces and toppings, West’s range of sugar free drinks and sugar-free treats. Diabetes Christchurch membership offers you support, exercise and activities with age-related groups, and discounted shop products. From mid-August our offices and shop will be sited on the Ground Floor, at 25 Carlyle Street in Sydenham. Our new phone number will be 925- 9972 and open Monday-Friday from 9.00am-4.00pm. Plus we have some parking available. Our staff can help you find further information about diabetes, links to other diabetes services or make an appointment for our subsidised podiatry toenail clipping service. You are welcome to become involved with our diabetes awareness programmes or other fundraising and volunteer activities in your area. Our shop products are also available online on our website www.diabeteschristchurch. and our Facebook page. All members receive our Viewpoint newsletter, which includes information on all aspects of diabetes, updates on local events, plus local, national and international diabetes research. Come and call into our new premises now. Once you stop learning... you start dying. - Albert Einstein Lifelong Learning. Learning for life. The team at the Canterbury Workers Educational Association know that learning is a life long journey. We offer courses to challenge your thinking and explore new ideas and skills. Thinking and being involved is part of truly being alive! We offer a large variety of courses from Belly Dancing to Latin, Science to Modern Art, Philosophy to Armchair Travel, Economics to Tai Chi and much more! Want to know more? Then jump on to, visit us at 59 Gloucester Street or call us on 03 366 0285 to discover your next skill or to brush up on a passion you once had. The Canterbury Workers Educational Association Roopu Kaimahi Matauranga O Waitaha DO YOU HAVE DIABETES? Helping to support all people with diabetes by providing information, diabetes medical products, support, advocacy and education. Phone or call in: Ground Floor, 25 Carlyle Street Sydenham, Christchurch 8023 Open 9am-4pm Monday to Friday PHONE: 925 9972 DIABETES CHrISTCHurCH INC