Otago

Parent to Parent Otago's area includes the centres of Arrowtown, Alexandra, Cromwell, Wanaka, Balclutha, Mosgiel, Oamaru and Dunedin - and everywhere in between

Coordinator: Sheryl Davies

Mobile: 027 808 3949

Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 9am - 3pm

Email: otago@parent2parent.org.nz

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Upcoming events

Dec
11
Sat
Sensory Santa Sessions (Dunedin)
Dec 11 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Sensory Santa Sessions

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Sensory Santa Sessions

Come along to Sensory Santa Sessions. For children and families who have sensory sensitivities and would like to meet Santa himself!

We would love to have you join us at the Sensory Santa Sessions.

Santa is super keen to meet you and partake in fun activities with trains, blocks, cars books and crafts. Each family can have 15 awesome minutes with the jolly man himself. Quieter sessions at Pixie town will also be open to enjoy.

We can’t wait to see you at the Sensory Santa Sessions! This event is sure to be popular, so register today to secure your spot! Many thanks to Toitu Museum and the Dunedin City Council for generously supporting this event.

11th-12th and 18th-19th December, 2021

When: 8am—10am
Where: Toitū Museum, 31 Queens Garden, Dunedin
Who: Families and whānau with sensory sensitivities
Cost: Free

Dec
12
Sun
Sensory Santa Sessions (Dunedin)
Dec 12 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Sensory Santa Sessions

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Sensory Santa Sessions

Come along to Sensory Santa Sessions. For children and families who have sensory sensitivities and would like to meet Santa himself!

We would love to have you join us at the Sensory Santa Sessions.

Santa is super keen to meet you and partake in fun activities with trains, blocks, cars books and crafts. Each family can have 15 awesome minutes with the jolly man himself. Quieter sessions at Pixie town will also be open to enjoy.

We can’t wait to see you at the Sensory Santa Sessions! This event is sure to be popular, so register today to secure your spot! Many thanks to Toitu Museum and the Dunedin City Council for generously supporting this event.

11th-12th and 18th-19th December, 2021

When: 8am—10am
Where: Toitū Museum, 31 Queens Garden, Dunedin
Who: Families and whānau with sensory sensitivities
Cost: Free

Dec
18
Sat
Sensory Santa Sessions (Dunedin)
Dec 18 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Sensory Santa Sessions

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Sensory Santa Sessions

Come along to Sensory Santa Sessions. For children and families who have sensory sensitivities and would like to meet Santa himself!

We would love to have you join us at the Sensory Santa Sessions.

Santa is super keen to meet you and partake in fun activities with trains, blocks, cars books and crafts. Each family can have 15 awesome minutes with the jolly man himself. Quieter sessions at Pixie town will also be open to enjoy.

We can’t wait to see you at the Sensory Santa Sessions! This event is sure to be popular, so register today to secure your spot! Many thanks to Toitu Museum and the Dunedin City Council for generously supporting this event.

11th-12th and 18th-19th December, 2021

When: 8am—10am
Where: Toitū Museum, 31 Queens Garden, Dunedin
Who: Families and whānau with sensory sensitivities
Cost: Free

Dec
19
Sun
Sensory Santa Sessions (Dunedin)
Dec 19 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Sensory Santa Sessions

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Sensory Santa Sessions

Come along to Sensory Santa Sessions. For children and families who have sensory sensitivities and would like to meet Santa himself!

We would love to have you join us at the Sensory Santa Sessions.

Santa is super keen to meet you and partake in fun activities with trains, blocks, cars books and crafts. Each family can have 15 awesome minutes with the jolly man himself. Quieter sessions at Pixie town will also be open to enjoy.

We can’t wait to see you at the Sensory Santa Sessions! This event is sure to be popular, so register today to secure your spot! Many thanks to Toitu Museum and the Dunedin City Council for generously supporting this event.

11th-12th and 18th-19th December, 2021

When: 8am—10am
Where: Toitū Museum, 31 Queens Garden, Dunedin
Who: Families and whānau with sensory sensitivities
Cost: Free

Feb
26
Sat
Support Parent Training (Otago)
Feb 26 @ 9:30 am – Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Support Parent Training

Parent to Parent NZ presents: Support Parent Training

Do you have a disabled child? Are you a good listener? Do you want to help parents new to the world of disability?

When parents or caregivers first learn that their child has a disability or health impairment, it can feel like the world has turned upside down. It’s not an easy journey, but being able to talk to someone who has been there, and has walked a few miles further down the road can be a huge help.

At Parent to Parent we have an incredible team of volunteer parents and caregivers who provide this support to families and whānau across New Zealand. If you would like to join the team, we would love to see you at our next Support Parent training. Learn about active listening, interpersonal communication and how best to assist parents or caregivers new to the world of disability.

At the end of the training you can decide the level of support you are able to offer. Register today to reserve your spot! Many thanks to The Healthcare Otago Community Trust for supporting this event.

Saturday 26th to Sunday 27th February, 2022

When: 9.30am—4pm
Where: 30 Portsmouth Drive, Dunedin
Cost: $15 admin fee—grants are available to cover this cost on request. Lunch will be provided.


A big thank you to the following organisations who have supported the Otago branch with donations and grants in 2019/20

  • K Sedgefield
  • COGS
  • KD Kirkby
  • Lion Foundation
  • Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Trust
  • Bendigo Valley Sports Charity Fund
  • Air Rescue Community Services, Fresh Choice
  • Thank you Charitable Trust
  • Dunedin Casino Charitable Trust
  • Dunedin City Council