Welcome to Desert Spring Community Centre / Te Puna Waiora
To help create healthy communities and environments through education programs that equip and inspire whanau with skills and knowledge to make good decisions.
To help whanau to have the best life at home that they can, to manage finances effectively, to build self-esteem and to gain employment.
The work of Desert Spring is inspired by Jesus’ life and message.
Our programs run every term and start one week after the school holidays.
Building Awesome Whanau Course Positive – Practical – Fun
Every Tuesday 10am - 12pm
Whether you are already a super parent or one who is struggling, ‘Building Awesome Whanau’ will give you lots of good ideas.
Six weeks with a small group of other parents and a friendly facilitator. You watch short video clips (featuring Pio Terei and other parents) and then discuss how the ideas could work at your place.
Te Reo Maori Course
Every Thursday 10am – 12pm
At the end of the course students wil be able to hold a conversation in Te Reo Maori. They will learn a karakia, waiata, himene, inoi, whakatauki and a mihi, some purakau, pakiwatara and hitori. Simple sentence construction in conversational Maori retelling events.
Te Puna Waiora – Budget Assistance
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Financial Mentors are available by appointment.
Money Mates Workshop
Four sessions - every Friday 10am – 12pm
We will talk about attitudes and behaviours around money and finances. Learn about interest rates on loans and savings and your rights as a consumer. This is an opportunity to examine choices, options and behaviours.