Riccarton Community Hub

What's happening in Riccarton, and where to find it

Community education

Risingholme Community Centre offers a large list of community education classes, held at Riccarton High School.

Following are courses planned for 2018 (click on the course name for more details), and more details can be found at their website, www.risingholme.org.nz/Courses/

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Community Patrol, Riccarton

Contact: Mrs Trish Gillett
Phone: 335 0114


Crockfords Bridge Club

218 Riccarton Road, Riccarton, Christchurch 8041

Contact: Ms Jane Morris, Secretary

Phone: 348-7478 / 021-530-704


Cystic Fibrosis NZ

62 Riccarton Road,
Christchurch 8011

Phone: 09 308-9161


Dante Alighieri Society

9 Puriri Street, Riccarton, Christchurch 8041


Contact: Mrs Jan Tedesco, Secretary
Phone: 351-9796


Deans Avenue Precinct Society

Contact: Ms Claire Mulcock


Diva Rhythmic Gym Club

66B Wharenui Road, Riccarton, Christchuch 

Contact: Bianca Stove
Phone: 027-521-7220

Doctors on Riccarton

183 Riccarton Rd,
Phone: 348 8989

Dress for Success

A charity supporting women who are on the journey to employment by providing them with : Appropriate clothing for job search or interview , styling advice, interview preparation, tips and advice; and a Career Information Centre offering career guidance and job search skills: Professional Women's Group a monthly network meeting for women newly into employment. Free of charge.

Business Hours: Monday-Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm 
Dressing Times: Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm

149 Peverel Street, Riccarton, Christchurch 8041

Contact: Ms Ginny Rhodes, Executive Manager
Phone: 343-241 / 021343241


E.B. Millton Charitable Trust

The provision of funds to assist with the care of children and institutions.

109 Blenheim Road, Riccarton, Christchurch 8041

Contact: Mr Michael Woodward, Secretary
Phone: 341-0930

English lessons

English classes for newcomers to New Zealand are offered by a number of groups in the Riccarton area. Some require a fee, while others are free. Contact each group to find out more details. 

Following is a list of those currently available: 


A registered and accredited private training establishment, PEETO is a multicultural learning centre providing ESOL training services to learners from more than 60 nationalities since 1991.
Meeting times: Monday-Friday, 8am-4.30pm
80 Rattray St, Riccarton, Christchurch 8041
Contact: Mrs Elise Olivier, Office Manager
Phone: 343-2890 / 021-184-0948

Canterbury College
English language school (registered with NZQA, MOE and TEC).
Meeting Times: Open all year, except 2 weeks break Christmas/New Year
145 Riccarton Road, Riccarton, Christchurch 8041
Contact: Mr David Pepperle, Manager
Phone: 365-1920

Riccarton Baptist language lessons
Weekly classes for migrants with limited English.
Riccarton Baptist Church
80 Rattray St, Riccarton.
Contact: Chang Hun
Phone: 960 6878 / 021 1455 8062

Risingholme Community Centre
Reading and writing focus for ESOL IELTS Level 3
This course focuses on reading and writing skills only and does not cover speaking or listening. Classes are held at Riccarton High School.
More information at www.risingholme.org.nz/Courses/Riccarton-High/ESOL-IELTS-Level-3/

St Peter's English conversation class
Meets every Friday during school term time at Petersgate, 22 Main South Road, Upper Riccarton, from 4 pm until 6 pm.
A group of tutors from St. Peter’s congregation present lessons designed to assist migrants with life in New Zealand.  The class is free and all are welcome.
Phone (03) 348 5653