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HIPPY South Kaipara

Community Health Service


8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.


HIPPY (Home Interaction Programme for Parents and Youngsters) South Kaipara is for families with youngsters aged between 3 and 5 years old. It is a two year programme which supports parents to prepare their children for school and for parents to spend regular quality time with their young children. It is for parents in the South Kaipara area which includes Glorit, South Head, Kaukapakapa, Helensville, Parakai, Woodhill and the West Rodney area.

Trained tutors visit families in their home weekly to deliver the HIPPY workbooks and story books through role play. Parents are then able to do the activities with their HIPPY child during the week. This continues for 30 weeks each year for two years. HIPPY is for children in their preschool years and also part way into their first year at school. Parents are also invited to fortnightly group meetings to meet other parents, learn about community services and role play the HIPPY workbooks in a group setting.

Parents become confident in their ability to guide their children through their education, interact with their child's teachers and become involved in the school and community. Children start school confidently with all of the skills necessary to do well. Both parents and children enjoy the quality time spent together doing the HIPPY activities.


Child / Tamariki

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A fee of $30 per year is appreciated.


8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

You can contact the coordinator at any time to discuss joining the programme.

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Services Provided

Family / whānau


North Auckland, West Auckland

Contact Details

8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Parakai Primary School
10 Fordyce Road
Auckland 0830

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Street Address

Parakai Primary School
10 Fordyce Road
Auckland 0830

Postal Address

C/O Parakai School
10 Fordyce Road
Helensville 0840

This page was last updated at 8:53AM on May 10, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by HIPPY South Kaipara.