St Chads Rotorua is fortunate to have great talent. It takes months for our tāngata whaikaha vision to come into life for an individual or group art piece or wood craft. Time and materials. Your help now will give our people the tools and materials they need. Wood, glue, varnish, paint, tiles, aluminium, special glass, saws, art paper, screwdrivers are all important. These are just some of the practical elements that turn into works of wonder. We’ll share pictures as we go. You’ll see your how your donation inspired great woodwork and art.

The Trustees of St Chads Communication Centre Trust invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting.

Tuesday 28th November 2023 at 3.00pm at St Chads Lifeskills Hub, 2 Devon Street, Glenholme, Rotorua

Please RSVP via our contact form below or phone the office at 073478515.

We look forward to updating you on St Chads year in review!

We’re excited to host Carols by Candlelight for the first time in several years.

Please join us at St Chads on Tuesday 12 December at 6pm for a night to remember. We also plan on opening the gallery for an exclusive shopping night.

See you there!

We cordially invite you to the opening of our annual Art Exhibition!

Join us on Friday September 8 at 6pm at Rotorua Arts Village. We’ve entitled our exhibition ‘Not Just Black and White.’

We can’t wait to share with you the amazing pieces created by our talented tāngata whaikaha.

Admission is free, and refreshments will be provided.

The exhibition runs for three weeks.

Our aim was to discover how black and white meshed together to form beautiful focal points and view the colour within what appears ‘Black and White’ only. We added limited colour as a focal point but on a small-scale.

This concept led to lots of conversation around difference and similarities with our colleagues and how we celebrate colour in each other. This also recognises the Enabling Good Lives principle of whakawhanaungatanga or relationship building.

Thank you to Creative Communities for their funding support. We also appreciate the opportunity from Rotorua Arts Village to present our work.

St Chads Communication Centre Trust Annual General Meeting will be held as follows:

Date:          Thursday 24 November 2022

Time:          3.30pm – 4.30pm

Venue:        The AGM will be held at St Chads Life Skill Hub, 2 Devon Street, Glenholme, Rotorua

Please register your attendance by phoning our Administrative Office on 07 347 8515 or emailing

We want you!

A position on the St Chads Board of Trustees is now available. We’re looking for someone with an interest in seeing our tāngata whaikaha/clients thrive in their pursuit of the good things in life.

If you’re community-focused, have a passion for equity and inclusion and can bring a skill set to the board, please contact Sharron Black, our General Manager, on 07 347 8515 for more information.

What’s involved:

Approximately 3 hours per month:

Attend board meeting 4 pm to 6 pm or 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm – normally 3rd or 4th Thursday of the month
Venue – St Chads 2 Devon Street
Scribe the minutes for the meeting
Prepare and circulate minutes and board pack 1 week prior to the meeting – normally no later than the Sunday before the scheduled meeting.

We offer an Honorarium for this work, or someone may want to Volunteer.

St Chads is governed by a Board of Trustees and led operationally by a General Manager.
It is a registered Charitable Trust under the Charities Act 2005.

St Chads holds contracts for services with the Ministry of Social Development, Ministry of Health, and Accident Compensation Corporation.

Our history spans almost 40 years, moving on from our roots as an activity Centre in 2009 to helping individuals obtain training and support to be active in the community. We nurture abilities to help individuals find satisfying roles and to be accepted in society. Tāngata whaikaha who engage with the service drive their supports according to their needs, strengths, and aspirations. Partnership with both natural and formal supports is essential, as is the establishment of relationships with all spheres of the wider community.

The St Chads philosophy recognizes the New Zealand Disability Strategy, the Enabling Good Lives framework, and Article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities ratified by New Zealand in 2008 which acknowledges that all persons with disabilities have the right to live in the community with choices equal to any other.


Sharron Black
General Manager
sharron @ or phone 07 347 8515

Buy a raffle ticket for one of our fabulous Christmas prizes. We have a hamper filled with wonderful items, a $50 fuel gift voucher and a $30 gift voucher.

1 ticket for $2

3 tickets for $5

Raffle drawn Wednesday 15 Dec at 3pm with winners notified by phone. Prize to be picked up from St Chads at 2 Devon Street.

St Chads will hold our Annual General Meeting Thursday 25th November at 3.30pm in St Chads’ hall at 2 Devon Street.

COVID-19 contingency plan:
Alert Level 1: Please register your attendance for resource & catering purposes. Do not attend if you are unwell or have
been in contact with anyone suspected of having COVID-19.

Delta Alert Level 2: All attendees must have pre-registered to ensure appropriate physical distancing and contact tracing measures are in place prior to the meeting. Do not attend if you are unwell or have been in contact with anyone suspected of having COVID-19—limit of 25 persons on-site.

Alert Level 3 & 4: The meeting will be held via ZOOM. All pre-registered attendees with be provided with the ZOOM
Meeting ID and instructions on how to join the meeting.

We are pleased to announce that our annual Art Exhibition will open Friday 19 November at 6:30 pm and will run through the 5th of December 2021.

Come and join us in celebrating the amazing work we’ve produced this year.
The Arts Village: 1240 Hinemaru Street Rotorua