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Parenting through separation

SCHEDULE OF COURSES IS BELOW...PLEASE REFER TO THAT BEFORE COMPLETING A REGISTRATION FORM.

Plunket provides the Parenting Through Separation (PTS) Programme in Northland, parts of Auckland, parts of Waikato/Taupo District and the West Coast of the South Island.

This programme helps parents focus on the needs of their children and how parents can communicate better with each other and with their children. It helps them understand what their children's needs are and how to make the best arrangements for them when families are separating. As a result, the programmes help many children through a stressful and difficult time in their lives. 

Please Note: Separating partners do not attend the course together.

The course consists of two, two-hour long sessions or one four hour session.

PTS MOJ Information:-

The MOJ would like to encourage all participants of the Parenting Through Separation Programme to access all the resources and information they need via the new Ministry of Justice website.  The new website is compatible with smart phone technology and can be easily accessed here: www.justice.govt.nz/family/  

The Ministry of Justice YouTube channel features a growing library of MoJ informational resources, and can be accessed here www.youtube.com/user/nzministryofjustice  

"Kids talk about separation" can be viewed by going to these links:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHDhZ1G2z7U  "Kids talk about separation Part 1"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0dKWs4tHgQ  "Kids talk about separation Part 2"

 "Families and professionals talk about separation" can be viewed by going to these links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_bxlpi9bwU&index=9&list=PLq4cimoozvxzzXsMbJM5Jfc3oF7x96Gng "Part 1"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k5Rkt5YK8A&index=10&list=PLq4cimoozvxzzXsMbJM5Jfc3oF7x96Gng "Part 2"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k5Rkt5YK8A&index=10&list=PLq4cimoozvxzzXsMbJM5Jfc3oF7x96Gng "Part 3"

You will be issued with a certificate showing you have attended the programme, which you will need if you want to file papers in the Family Court to start proceedings about the care of your child/children - a Parenting Order.

Please arrange for childcare for any children during your course participation as their attendance may make it difficult for you and other participants to take part in the discussions.

Cost: FREE - but you MUST complete an enrolment form and you will receive confirmation of your attendance prior to the course you are enrolling to attend.

To enroll, or for more details about this service in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Taupo district and the West Coast of the South Island:

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR OUR CURRENT SCHEDULE OF COURSES BEFORE COMPLETING A REGISTRATION.

Click here to Enrol online or download the enrolment form - please see below for current schedule of courses, choose a date/time/venue to suit. Please do not drop your enrolment form in to a Plunket Clinic, it needs to be returned per below only.

  • Email pts@plunket.org.nz OR mail to PTS, PO Box 65123, Mairangi Bay, Auckland
  • Phone 0800 663 714

Programme schedule

The following are current venues and dates in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Taupo district and the West Coast of the South Island. For all other areas, check the full list of Parenting Through Separation providers

April- June 2018 Schedule :

Northland

May to June 

 

 

 

Kaitaia

Sat 12 May

One, four-hour session

10.30am - 3pm

Kaitaia Plunket Rooms, 22 Bank St, Kaitaia 

Kaikohe 

Fri 15 AND 22 Jun 

Two, two-hour sessions

10am - 12noon

Kaikohe Plunket Rooms, 11 Mangakahia Road, Kaikohe 

Whangarei 

Fri 11 May 

One, four-hour session

10.30am - 3pm 

BNZ Partners Business Centre, Level 1, BNZ, Bank St, Whangarei (Manaia Boardroom)

Whangarei

Wed 23 AND Thu 24 May

Two, two-hour sessions

4.30 - 6.30pm 

Plunket Family Centre, 33 King St, Kensington, Whangarei 

Whangarei

 

Sat 9 Jun 

One, four-hour session 

10.30am - 3pm 

Plunket Family Centre, 33 King St, Kensington, Whangarei 

Whangarei

 

Wed 20 AND Thu 21 Jun 

Two, two-hour sessions

 

4.30pm - 6.30pm 

Plunket Family Centre, 33 King St, Kensington, Whangarei 

Auckland

May to June 

     

Albany

Wed 20 Jun

One, four-hour session

10am - 3pm

Plunket Hub, 8b Constellation Drive, Mairangi Bay - ground floor meeting room

West Auckland

Sat 19 May

One, four-hour session

10am - 3pm

McLaren Park & Henderson South Hub West Community Facility, 27 Corban Ave, Henderson (Rua Front Room)

West Auckland

Sat 16 Jun

One, four-hour session

10am - 3pm

McLaren Park & Henderson South Hub West Community Facility, 27 Corban Ave, Henderson (Rua Front Room)

Takanini

Thu 17 AND 24 May

Two, two-hour sessions

10am - 12noon

Takanini Family Service Centre, 8 Oakleigh Ave, Takanini

Takanini

Thu 14 AND 21 Jun

Two, two-hour sessions

10am - 12noon

Takanini Family Service Centre, 8 Oakleigh Ave, Takanini

Manurewa

Thu 17 May

One, four-hour session

10am - 3pm

Southmall Shopping Centre Management Offices, 185 Great South Rd, Manurewa (upstairs opposite Bargain Bazaar)

Auckland Central - Mandarin Speaking ONLY

Sat 19 May

One, four-hour session

10am - 3pm

Sandringham-Kingsland Plunket, 427 Sandringham Rd, Sandringham

Pukekohe

Mon 14 May

One, four-hour session

9am - 1pm

Franklin Family Support Services, 6A Roulston St, Pukekohe

Pukekohe

Mon 11 Jun

One, four-hour session

9am - 1pm

Franklin Family Support Services, 6A Roulston St, Pukekohe

Waikato 

 

 
 
 

Hamilton

Mon 21 AND 28 May

Two, two-hour sessions

4 - 6pm

Plunket Rooms, 12 Richmond St, Hamilton

Hamilton

Sat 9 Jun

One, four-hour session

9am - 1.30pm

3 Trigg Place, Melville, Hamilton

Hamilton

Sat 30 Jun

One, four-hour session

9am - 1.30pm

3 Trigg Place, Melville, Hamilton

Morrinsville

Sat 19 May

One, four-hour session

9am - 1.30pm

Morrinsville Plunket Rooms, 125 Anderson St, Morrinsville

Te Kuiti

Fri 27 Apr

One, four-hour session

10am - 2.30pm

Te Kuiti Community House, 28 Taupiri St (above Library), Te Kuiti

Cambridge

Thu 28 Jun AND 5 Jul

Two, two-hour sessions

4 - 6pm

Cambridge Plunket Rooms, Victoria St (opposite The Warehouse), Cambridge

Taupo

Thu 10 AND 17 May

Two, two-hour sessions

4 - 6pm

Taupo Plunket Rooms, 35 Motutaiko St, Taupo

Taupo

Thu 14 AND 21 Jun

Two, two-hour sessions

4 - 6pm

Taupo Plunket Rooms, 35 Motutaiko St, Taupo

West Coast

 

     

Greymouth

Mon 14 AND 21 May

Two, two-hour sessions

3 - 5pm

8 Kilgour Road (off Shakespeare Rd), Greymouth

 

Greymouth

Sat 16 Jun

One, four-hour session

11am - 3.30pm

8 Kilgour Road (off Shakespeare Rd), Greymouth

 

Westport

Sat 19 May

One, four-hour session

11am - 4pm 

Westport Plunket Rooms, Lyndhurst St, Westport 

Hokitika 

Sat 9 Jun 

One, four-hour session 

11am - 4pm 

 Hokitika Plunket Rooms, 60 Sewell St, Hokitika

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