Join us on Fridays
Czech and Slovak Play Club
Newly for 2021, we will meet every other Friday afternoon. Program for children (about 2-10 years will be a form of a game) older children are welcome to help. Adults will have the opportunity to chat and meet new people. Bring dinner with you – dining together is part of our culture. The premises offer a kitchen for heating food or making coffee or tea.
All our participants are friendly and we will be delighted if you join us, with or without your children.
Who Are We?
About Czech and Slovak Club Tauranga
Czech and Slovak Club Tauranga is an incorporated non-profit organisation and a charity that has been founded primarily for the benefit of the Czech and Slovak community living in the area of Bay of Plenty and Waikato, New Zealand. Our society is inclusive and anybody can join, regardless of nationality, age, creed or cultural background.
Throughout the year we organise cultural and social events with the intention of bringing and keeping the community together.
If you’d like to contribute to the running of the club, you are welcome to join the executive committee.Read more about club
We established the club in September 2012 with the primary objective of providing organised education for children of Czech or Slovak descent. Our main project since inception has been the Czech School.
Due to growing popularity and strong numbers of pre-school children we have added a Czech Playgroup in 2015 for children from birth to 5 years of age.
We are a sentimental bunch. So when we thought what we best loved when growing up as children, we thought of summer camps. In 2016, at our fourth camp, we’re happy to host children from all over New Zealand. Learn more >Try taster lesson
What We Do
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela
Playgroup & School
We run a playgroup for children 0 – 5 years old and a school age classes focused on providing education in Czech and Slovak culture and language. Based on Czech School Without Borders curriculum.Read more
Every person is defined by the communities they belong to. Orson Scott Card
If you are new to the area or just wish to connect with other people of Czech or Slovak background, speak to us and we will help. For many this is like finding home, away from home.Connect with us
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. Aristotle
Grants are the club’s lifeblood. Without the support of the BayTrust and the government of the Czech republic, we would not be here. Thank you.