Riccarton Community Hub

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

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: 

PEETO
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. (NOTE: PEETO has now moved from Rattray St, Riccarton, to new premises at 20 Twigger Street, Addington. 
Phone: 343-2890
Email:
http://www.peeto.ac.nz/

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
Email:
http://www.cancan.com/

Riccarton Baptist language lessons
Weekly classes for migrants. There is a class for beginners, and one for those with more advanced English. Child minding is provided.
Riccarton Baptist Church
80 Rattray St, Riccarton.
Contact: Chang Hun
Phone: 960 6878 / 021 1455 8062
Email:

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

Exercise Class, St Peter's Anglican

Held in the Parish Hall every Tuesday from 9.30 am until 10.30 am, followed by a cuppa. The roll is full at the present time but if you wish to join you may put your name on the waiting list.

St Peter's Anglican Church
22 Main South Road, Upper Riccarton,
Christchurch, 8042

Phone (03) 348 5653

Falls Prevention Classes

Thursdays, 9.30am at Kauri Lodge
14 Riccarton Rd.
Cost: Gold coin donation

Contact: Angela
Phone: 348 0274

Food Together Riccarton

A city-wide network providing fruit and vegetables. Available Wednesday mornings (9am-12pm).

Contact: Helen
Phone: 021 255 5200

Forensics Club

The Forensic Club's object is “the practice of public speaking, and the education of its members by debates...”
Meeting Times: Thursday, 7.30pm: normally weekly in April and September, fortnightly between.
1 Puriri Street, Riccarton, Christchurch 8041

Contact: Rodger Lane, Secretary/Treasurer
Phone: 352-8174
Email: 

 

Fruit & Vegetable Co-operative

48 Elizabeth St
Riccarton
Christchurch 8041

Every Wednesday, 9am-12pm

Ph. Helen at 021 255 5200

Funtime Playgroup

A playgroup for pre-school children and parents, at Riccarton Community Church, 44 Elizabeth St, Riccarton.

Funtime meets 10am-11.30am each Tuesday during school term.

Contact: Lucy
Phone: 343 0799

Gentle Exercise Group

St Ninians Presbyterian Church
9 Puriri St, Riccarton

Contact: Russell Graham Fitness
Phone: 027 437 6417.

Good Companions Social Club

Old time sequence dancing. Tuesday, 7.15-10.15pm.

Temporarily at Wharenui Primary School Hall, 32 Matipo Street, Christchurch 8041

Contact: Mrs Lois Gemmell, Secretary/Treasurer
Phone: 384-8655

Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board

Contact: Peter Dow, Christchurch City Council

Email:

http://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/community-boards/riccarton-wigram/