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Holiday Programme

* other HP Providers (e.g. Oscar, Church Groups, Schools, etc) please see below for what is available for your groups.

Please read details below.


5-14 year olds
18-22nd December
9-5pm 5 day week ($205.00)
or try our daily 9-5pm ($65)
or 4 hour 9-1pm or 1-5pm ($45) options

To register email
Alternatively Ph 344 6060 for further info!

Attendance by registration only - no drop in available - all classes hosted by coaches currently within the GymSport New Zealand qualification framework.

Additional Xmas activities - Adam Allsorts (Acrobatic & Juggling Workshop on Wednesday 20th December 2-4pm)
Break time entertainment - Christmas Art & Craft

Come along and join the fun!!

Payment by internet banking please one week prior 
03 0823 0975132 00 Olympia Gymnastic Sports
Reference "Surname" and Code "XmasP"

Bring lunch, morning/afternoon tea snacks & a drink bottle!


8-12th January, 15-19th January, 22-26th January

Full week 9-5pm ($205.00)
Two Full weeks 9-5pm ($360.00)
Three Full weeks 9-5pm ($540.00)
4 hour 9-1pm or 1-5pm ($45.00)
Daily rate 9-5pm ($65.00)

Registration - email or telephone 344 6060 for further details

Payment - Internet Banking - 03 0823 0975132 00
Reference "Surname and Code "HPJan"

Extra January activities (provides variety and mid week rest) - Wednesdays first and last week 10.45-11.45am guest dance instructor, second week 10.45-12.45pm Airforce Museum visit

Some fun pics of previous holiday programme antics with visits to The Airforce Museum and a special visit to our Club by Adam Allsorts for some acrobatic, clowning and juggling fun!!!



Your child will:
  • Have fun and build confidence
  • Explore and develop new skills
  • Gain strength, agility & flexibility
  • Meet new friends in a safe environment
  • Use all large/small gymnastics equipment (trampolines, beams, bars, vault, double mini, balls, hoops)
All sessions are supervised by a Lead Coach and our team of brilliant future leaders (members of the GSNZ XTND Youth Leadership Programme).  Our coaches are energetic, enthusiastic, enjoy working with children and teaching them gymnastic based skills.  The extra activities eg a visit from Adam Allsorts and the visit to the Airforce Museum are designed to add variety to the activities and to ensure adequate rest from the physical programme of gymnastics.  Please ensure your children bring socks each day, along with a healthy lunch/snacks and drink bottle.  All extra activities included in the fees.

** All other holiday programme providers - Olympia can host your groups at our venue during the holiday periods.  GymSport New Zealand qualified coaches will take care of your participants during their session, providing 1, 1.5 or 2 hour sessions at reasonable costs.  For further information please call 344 6060 or email  


Bookings by email to or telephone 344 6060

Payment can be made via internet banking 03 0823 0975132 00 (Reference "Surname" and Code "HolProg"
Cash/Cheque at our office (we apologise there is NO EFTPOS available)


First Aid - our GSNZ qualified coaches have current first aid certificates and have access to first aid resources.

Mezzanine Floor/Viewing Area - we welcome parents to spectate and ask that you make yourself comfortable up on the mezzanine floor.  For safety reasons we ask that parents do not enter into the main gymnasium or talk to children over the balcony (an accident is more likely to occur if a child is looking up and distracted from the activity they are participating in). 

Dropping off, or picking up - please escort your children into and from the building.  We have an extremely busy carpark at the commencement/conclusion of sessions, and we also share this carpark with the Harvard Lounge and the playground and sports grounds located around the Club.  Please ask your children to remain in the building until collection and do not ask them to meet you in the carpark.  With thanks.

Illness, Head Lice and Other Medical Conditions - please call the office on 344 6060 if your child will be absent from the session booked.  We are most appreciative of those parents who keep their children at home when they are unwell to avoid the spread of infections.  Please let the office or Lead Coach know if there is any medical condition and/or allegery that needs to be notified for the safety and wellbeing of your child.

Effective Coaching - How your child will be guided throughout the session By developing management skills coaches learn how to ensure the appropriate behaviour of participants so that an optimal learning environment exists. If coaches do not establish and reinforce appropriate behaviour parameters at the start, they may be reduced to disciplining techniques that are unpleasant and create a negative environment.

It is very important that behaviour parameters are clearly outlined to all the participants at the start of the season.  Coaches must be consistent both in their expectations and in enforcing the consequences of inappropriate behaviour. 

Following are some of the techniques used by our coaches for developing good team discipline and dealing with inappropriate behaviour:

Positive Preventative Management Often the way the coach has organised the session can provide opportunity for disruptive behaviour, for example too much waiting time and children do not have enough time on task. A coach can reduce or eliminate disruptive behaviour by being well organised in advanced, keeping the talk to a minimum and using variety or examples.  Coaches should ignore inappropriate behaviour or attention-seeking behaviour (unless safety is at risk) and reinforce with praise any positive appropriate behaviour. Try to catch athletes being ‘good’ rather than always being ‘bad’.

Verbal Warning When necessary, verbal warnings should be issued in a clear, no-nonsense manner, well timed and well targeted but not demeaning or harsh. If the participants choose to ignore the warning, they will be more inclined to alter their behaviour. If not, they risk the removal of privileges.

Removal of Privileges One effective method of dealing with a participant who refuses to modify inappropriate behaviour (after receiving a verbal warning) is to remove certain activities.  As safety is paramount any participant who is causing a disruption likely to injure themselves or another will be sat out.  Parents will be notified.

Feedback - we welcome your feedback, both positive and constructive.  To ensure our programmes are delivered to a high standard, please provide your feedback either to the office on 344 6060 or to the manager via email  Feedback can also be directed to The Board, P O Box 160079, Hornby, Christchurch 8441.