Halswell School and the PTA rely on a number of businesses and services who support our school in a myriad of different ways including through donations, prizes for events and raffles, supplying discounted services and labour, or through equipment loans. If you are looking for activities for a day out, services for your business, or simply need a beauty product or service, please consider using one of sponsors. Their generous support deserves ours.
Thinking outside the box
Hornby Accounting is a Chartered Accounting and Business Advisory firm. We take the stress out of preparing end of year financials and tax returns. We also offer software and tax advice, how to grow your business and due diligence for startups and existing businesses.
Air Force Museum of New Zealand
Discover and reflect on the story of our Air Force through fun and engaging, hands-on exhibits and activities. Not only will kids see amazing aircraft of all shapes and sizes, they can even pretend to be a pilot by climbing inside a jet cockpit or replica Hercules transport plane. For a more immersive experience, the whole family can test their flying skills in our “Mosquito Mission” flight simulator, while the ever-popular Museum Hunts are a great way to explore the fascinating and colourful objects in the galleries.
Birthday parties and school holiday programmes are hugely popular at the Air Force Museum, and we offer a range of fully-supervised aviation-themed activities guaranteed to keep active and adventurous kids busy and engaged.
With lots of free parking and the spacious family-friendly Contact Café, the Air Force Museum is the perfect family destination.
Price: FREE Admission – activity charges may apply
Opening Hours: Daily (except Christmas Day), 10.00am – 5.00pm.
Alpine Ice is Christchurch’s only Ice Sports and Entertainment Centre. We seek to provide affordable, healthy entertainment year-round to people of all abilities and ages. Alpine Ice seeks to provide an energetic, friendly, social environment for people to meet, make friends and provide a place where parents know that their children are safe, supervised and having a ball!
Alpine Ice’s Skate School aims to offer international standard Learn-to-Skate and Figure Skating programs for children and adults and to make ice skating and ice sports accessible to all.
Alpine Jet Thrills
Relatives coming for the summer, want to do something different for a special day? Look no further than Alpine Jet Thrills.
We are the premier Canterbury and Christchurch jet boat operator. Experience the world-famous Hamilton jet spins as our jet boats take you deep into the mighty Waimakariri canyon through the foothills of the Southern Alps! Or if spins and speed in the shallow braided section of the river is more your thing, try one of the tours that depart from the Waimakariri Regional Park just 20 minutes north of Christchurch.
Take them Jet Boating!
Black Cat Cruises
Eco-tourism pioneer Black Cat Cruises creates some of the most memorable experiences to be had on the water anywhere on New Zealand’s Canterbury coastline. If you’ve always wanted to swim with dolphins, get an insider’s view of marine wildlife or charter an unforgettable trip with friends, you are in the right place. Black Cat has been cruising the waters of Banks Peninsula for more than 30 years, and know all there is to know about the harbours of Lyttelton and Akaroa – their volcanic origins, history and marine inhabitants.
Quail Island Adventures
Spend a fascinating half-day exploring picturesque and historic Quail Island by taking Black Cat Cruises Quail Island ferry – a short 15 minute ferry ride from Lyttelton.
Chipmunks Playland & Cafe Wigram
The Chipmunks indoor kids play centre Wigram is open 7 days a week and offers hours of entertainment and active play for children aged 0-11 years old.
Catch up with friends in our full-service cafe while the kids explore the playground. Celebrate your child’s next birthday or host an event with us. We’ve got a variety of all-inclusive party packages or private venue hire options available.
Ferrymead Heritage Park
Ferrymead Heritage Park features an early 1900s (Edwardian) township with a variety of restored cottages plus a school house, church and businesses which reflect the period. They allow visitors to experience life for the early residents of Christchurch including the smell of a coal range and the sounds of a tram rattling past the door.
There are a large array of heritage exhibitions and displays that are owned and operated by individual societies including tractors, fire engines, aeroplanes, trams, trains, cars, printing, post and telegraph, model railway, photography and more.
Our Heritage Tram is a fantastic way to celebrate your child’s birthday and is a wonderfully unique experience for family and friends to enjoy. We also have a children’s playground and offer a small selection of snacks and drinks, including barista made coffee.
Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa
The best place to indulge, with a range of pools including relaxing rock pools, soothing sulphur pools, an array of water jets and bubbles – at a range of temperatures. Plus a luxurious day spa with a range of treatments, private pools, sauna and steam rooms.
The best place to act like a kid, with an activity pool, lap pool, lazy river, water slides, garden picnic areas and the Tea Kiosk Café & Grill.
Quite simply – the best place.
Flip Out Christchurch
Flip Out Christchurch is your #1 spot for jumps, flips, and tricks!
Check out our trampoline park, foam pits, gymnastics area, and the new Funky Monkeybars! We also offer laser tag and a cafe for parents.
For a variety of deals and afterschool programmes, go to
Supa Karts Indoor Raceway
Visit Supa Karts Indoor Go Karting Track for your daily adrenaline dose and high octane fun.
We have something for everyone, whether you are an expert adrenaline junkie go-karting driver, or just learning to drive. We can help with Team building, corporate events, social events, stag and hen nights and kids parties.
Close to my Heart
Colette Ladbrook has been scrapbooking for over 20 years and offers classes and supplies to cover all your scrapbooking needs. Host a crafting party, subscribe to the Craft with Heart club to receive regular deliveries of project kits, attend a class at Colette’s Prebbleton home or simply go to her website and browse her shop.
Raranga by Giarne
I believe weaving helps connect you to your whakapapa, your creative strengths, the earth itself (papatūānuku). Join one of my classes or contact me to view a selection of weaving products. When I have a bad day I think – “I can art myself out of this”. You can feel connected and creative while you weave with me.
Chain Reaction has helped thousands of cyclists achieve their cycling needs and dreams. They support the biking community through events, trail building, rides, seminars and athlete support. Their store offers a range of bikes and equipment as well as a full workshop and a certified body geometry fit service.
Entertainment and Dining
The Court Theatre has something for everyone. It has something for those who want their entertainment king-sized and world-class, for those who want to sit back and enjoy a good laugh, and for those who want theatre to challenge, to spark debate and to stay in their mind long after the show has finished. The Court creates, and helps create, work for all the people of Ōtautahi.
The Old Vicarage Cafe, Restaurant & Bar
We serve breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, and have earned a reputation for both the quality of our food and the calibre of our service. Our private rooms are perfect for special occasions and events, while our sun-soaked deck and our beautiful gardens offer some of the city’s best alfresco dining.
Food & Beverages
We have a saying at the Halswell Bakery – “handcrafted with love”. We love to bake and offer a delicious variety of food to suit most tastes. Whether you need catering for your special event, be it morning tea, lunch at the office, a birthday party, or a cake for someone special, we can supply what you need. Or pop in for a delicious cup of our Three Llamas coffee.
New World Halswell
Locally owned and operated, New World Halswell offers a great range of fresh foods and grocery choices that are selected because locals love them. Store facilities include a café with WiFi access, a florist, catering options and E-car charging.
New World Halswell is committed to supplying the children of Halswell School with healthy lunch options for their Tuck Shop.
Graphic Design Services
Sauce – Full Flavour Creativity that Goes with Any Business
Since 2003 Sauce has created identities for companies in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA and Austria. We offer branding & logo design, desktop publishing and website design services.
We believe in working with the ingredients that built your business to create the identity that enhances it. Using our skills and experience, we listen to your values and personality as a business, then develop a direction built on these core ideals.
Health & Beauty
Halswell Pharmacy is a pharmacy servicing the community with friendly, professional help and healthcare and beauty advice.Visit our website to view a range of our products or to view health information about a variety of common illnesses and conditions.
Proudly owned and operated by the Blair family and made in New Zealand since 1995, our body oils are still handmade in Christchurch!Linden Leaves products are made using quality organic and natural ingredients, fruit and flower oils and unique scent and essential oil blends.
Our natural botanical ingredients are sourced locally and sustainably wherever possible, in order to attain the highest possible quality of product.
We avoid the use of chemical nasties and irritants such as parabens, silicon oils, sodium lauryl and genetically modified ingredients.
Each of the active ingredients in our ranges have been carefully studied and selected for their scientifically proven skin enhancing properties.
Magnifique Gorgeous Hair & Beauty
Be Beautiful, Be YouMagnifique offers a full range of hair and beauty treatments, whether it is simply creating and maintaining your day-to-day style or designing that memorable look for a special occasion. Magnifique can tailor-make a package for your special day or we can even host your child’s birthday party.
Charleen and her dedicated team of professionals take pride in every single client they have and all have a passion for what they do.
QBeauty offers a range of quality beauty treatments for both men and women from IPL (Laser) to massage, lashes to brows, and hands to feet. Owner of QBeauty, Jennifer, is a member of the ‘New Zealand Association of Beauty Therapists’ and excels at making you feel relaxed and happy during your time at the clinic.
DYRBERG/KERN was founded upon the decadent idea of offering each and every woman the feel of exquisite luxury every day. Dressing the modern and confident woman in jewellery that expresses her unique style, personality and beauty – bringing with her, a little piece of luxury wherever she goes.
Copenhagen design duo Gitte Dyrberg and Henning Kern are the names behind the Danish accessory brand, who since 1985 have created exclusive handcrafted designs that reflect modern simplicity. Here in New Zealand we’ve had access to their jewellery since 1998, when it was first imported.
DYRBERG/KERN offers a discount for friends of Halswell School. Simply follow the link below to our website and your discount will be automatically added at checkout.
Kids Products & Gifts
Imagine Box is a Heuristic Play and Educational box full of objects for 0-5 year olds to explore. It encourages them to use their imagination rather than rely on pre-determined outcomes.These boxes are designed to enrich a child’s development and help to create positive growth. Included in the boxes are instructions to use the box for heuristic play as well as some specific activities that are based on ‘Te Whariki’ New Zealand’s early childhood curriculum.
Party Warehouse is Christchurch’s leading marquee, party and events company. We hire a wide range of quality marquees and party hire equipment for weddings, functions, parties and business events throughout Canterbury. We also sell a wide range of party supplies and party decorations for all occasions.
Denis Cunningham Ltd
Denis Cunningham Ltd offers a large range of welding, safety, gas equipment, plasma cutting machines and consumables, and is recognised as one of the biggest suppliers in New Zealand.A family run firm with a highly knowledgeable team that jointly boasts over 100 years of welding equipment sales, service and hire experience, we pride ourselves on our honesty and integrity. We strive to provide our customers with what we believe are the best products for their needs while at the same time offering excellent value and service.