COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: the health and welfare of our whānau and communities is super super important to us. We are monitoring and managing any potential risks, and updating our procedures as needed. More information on COVID-19 can be found on the Ministry of Health website and Nanogirl has two great videos that explain Coronavirus and handwashing to kids in a reassuring way 🙂

July School Holiday Workshops just around the corner…

How is it winter already? We are staying nice and cosy at The Chapel and have had a hilarious Term Two, as we all focus on our Improvisation skills. We’ve seen some wonderful characters and whacky scenarios played out this term 🙂

We are now taking enrolments for our July School Holiday workshops! We have an awesome programme lined up for Week 2 of the holidays (16 – 20 July) and hope to see lots of our students and some new faces too! Each day ends with a 2.30pm showing so we can share the day’s learning with our friends and family. For more information check out our July School Holidays page then head over to EnrolMy to book in.

Term Two!

We have had a great start to the year, adding a fun new Preschool class to our line-up. Parents are really enjoying the fact that even though their children are different ages, our 2018 schedule means they can enrol both children in parallel classes at the same time! Less to coordinate on the weekly calendar 🙂

The April School Holiday programme is in full swing with lots of kids turning up for new adventures each day. We are ending the week on a high with Carnival on Thursday and Pasifika Storytelling on Friday ( in partnership with the amazing Ura Tabu Pacific Dance company).

Enrolments for Term Two are now open! Our theme for Term Two is Improvisation.

We teach each class improvisational technique, according to their ages and stages. Listening, making creative offers, accepting and developing each other’s ideas, building scenarios as a team… These are great life skills, and so much fun! We play lots of games and pick up skills through long-form exercises. The students are amazed and very entertained by the characters and stories they come up with.


  • first class Wed 2nd May
  • last class Wed 4th July

Please click around the site for more info and go to the Enrol page to register your child. We love to hear from you so please send any queries through to us at

Term 1, 2018 classes start on 7th February

New year, new classes, new timetable and new challenges!!! We are happy to announce the addition of a Preschool class (3 & 4 yrs) to our timetable. In this class the parents/caregivers will participate in some activites – having fun with their child as they go on imaginative journeys!

Another bonus is that parents who also have a 5 or 6 year old can engage in the Preschool class, while their older child is busy in the Primary class (which runs at the same time in the next room).

For any kids who like their tutors’ Brickworks t-shirt – now you can order your own! Just check the box as you enrol on Enrolmy.

Thanks for your support and for being part of the Brickworks Family! Happy New Year!

Smile - Issac

Term 4 kicks off this week!

We are really excited to announce that we have received some funding from the Creative Communities Scheme to put together an end of term show with the children. The name of the show is “Tat’s Incredible!“.

We’ll devise short plays inspired by local tales of Te Atatu Peninsula’s history that tell of its people’s resilience, community spirit, courage, ingenuity, and humour.

We’ll have two extra rehearsals (free of charge) on Sat 18th and Sat 25th Nov.

Performing day December 2nd at the Chapel

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Receiving Enrolments For Term 2

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After our fantastic drama workshops during Holidays, we are receiving enrolments for term 2 classes. We have spaces available in all the groups. Term 2 is all about IMPROV. We’ll work on creating characters and scenarios on the spot – no rehearsals! And applying the first rule of improv: Yes, and…
Don’t wait until the last minute! Places are filling quickly!
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Places still available in our School Holiday Drama Workshops this week!

Places still available this week in the Brickworks Drama School Holiday Workshops (in association with the Creative Communities Scheme). We are especially excited about our first ever guest tutors this Friday – Antonia Kamu and Mosese Maika – coming to teach us all about Pacific Storytelling 🙂
See Workshop Descriptions below…
When: Tue 18 – Fri 21 April
Time: 9am – 3pm each day
Where: The Chapel (cnr Waipani and Beach Rds), Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland
Cost: $45 per day (single day bookings available)
Enrol: please go to the Brickworks Drama Page on EnrolMy
For more info go to:
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Workshop Descriptions
Tue 18 April – “Transformers” (Physical Theatre)
Workshop A: 6 – 9 years / Workshop B: 10 – 15 years
We explore movement and physicality to transform our bodies into new characters and objects. We can be anyone and go anywhere!
Wed 19 April – “Whose Line Is It!” (Improvisation)
Workshop A: 6 – 9 years / Workshop B: 10 – 15 years
Through improvisation games and exercises we learn to think on our feet, work together and trust the moment. You’ll be surprised at the stories we come up with!
Thurs 20 April – “LOL” (Fun with Comedy)
Workshop A: 6 – 9 years / Workshop B: 10 – 15 years
We explore different sub-genres of comedy such as physical comedy, farce, satire and stand-up. We help students find their comedy comfort zone, then they create scenes and sketches they think are funny! It’s a special day where each student finds out what comedy means to them.
Fri 21 April – “Tales of the Pacific” (Storytelling)
Workshop A: 6 – 9 years / Workshop B: 10 – 15 years
Respected writer / actor / director Antonia Kamu (Stehlin) will guide the students through a Pasifika story, working with music and movement. The students become storytellers and share their devised work with us at the end of the day.