Our Community

Our school works together with the community, supporting each other and learning together.

Panama Road Playgroup


We are open from 9.30am - 12.30pm on Mon-Tue-Wed

At Panama Road Playgroup we enjoy making new discoveries, meeting new friends and learning new skills.

Our playgroup started as a joint initiative between the AKA, Panama Road School and the Otahuhu Branch of Rotary. Our community open day in November 2014 was a huge success with many local families coming along and getting involved in activities that were organised and run by volunteers from the school and AKA staff. From that positive start, we have been building our playgroup community and establishing a strong sense of who we are, why we are here, and how we want to be – for many, this is their first experience of Early Childhood Education.

Each term we have a whānau meeting to share ideas about the running of the Playgroup and how parents can support their child’s learning. Our whānau spend time playing with our tamariki and the resources that Play group offers. We continue to have great support from our host Primary School and have contacts with HIPPY (Home Interaction Programme for Parents and Youngsters), Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) and have had visits from the Dental truck and the local Constable.


(09) 373 1992 info@playgroups.org.nz

Good Seeds Riverside

Our vision is to provide programmes that Strengthen Families, Transforming Communities

We are open from 6am - 7pm Monday- Friday

**We also have a Van that is able to make pick-ups and drop-offs to our centre**

Come along and meet our team!

For more information please contact Good Seeds Riverside (09) 270 0319

Riverside Community

Riverside (Taha Awa) Community Centre is a small community facility on the western banks of the Tamaki Estuary.

Riverside (Taha Awa) Community Centre is a small community facility on the western banks of the Tamaki Estuary. It has long served the local community since the early 1970s providing a safe space for local youth, church groups, community activities, birthday parties and private functions. Its central location provides easy access to the wider Auckland suburbs

Bookings Available Today!

  • Features
  • Games room
  • Heating
  • Kitchen available
  • Projector screen
  • Removable stage
  • Tables and Chairs

This venue is not managed by the council. Phone


  • Basketball Hoop
  • Playground


  • Off-street parking: 7 spaces


  • Accessible toilets

09 276 4448 for all booking and fee enquiries.