Delta Community Support Trust

Cultural Support

Some of our families on our recent trip to Orana ParkA surprise visitor at one of our English Classes!Our Cultural Worker, Shauna, is available to work with those new to Aotearoa New Zealand in getting the support they need to get established and make themselves more at home here.

This can involve helping migrants and refugees to find their way around Kiwi customs and culture, connecting them with appropriate groups and organizations. We can also advocate on their behalf, helping them in accessing government services.

Social English Language Classes

For those wanting to improve their English language skills in a relaxed, informal setting feel free to join our Social English Language Classes. These are led voluntarily by a trained tutor in a small group setting with 5-10 learners. Whether just beginning to speak English or wanting to build confidence in speaking, the classes can cater to a range of ability.

When: Wednesdays 10:00am - 12pm 
Where: C3 Church, 269 Hills Road, Shirley, Christchurch.

$2 per student, morning tea included 
Free c
reche provided for preschool-aged children


International Playgroup

Playing with the Parachute for Music TimeA playgroup for refugee and migrant mothers and their pre-schoolers runs on Fridays from 9:30am-11: 30 am. This is hosted and facilitated with Te Puna Oraka / Shirley Early Years Hub at 69b Briggs Road, Shirley, Christchurch, at $10 for each term.


Dress Up Fun at the Shirley International Playgroup



This is a chance for Refugee and Migrant mothers to socialize while informally learning about Kiwi culture and language.

For more information, phone Shauna: 03 389 0219

or E-mail