Preschool Classes


Why Te Wero Gymnastics?

As you probably already know, pre-school gymnastics with Te Wero is something pretty special, mainly because our coach, Kyleab Ellis, is incredibly passionate about helping young children be curious, playful and embrace a sense of adventure.

Plus, he’s a bit of a big kid himself! As a former member of the New Zealand men’s gymnastics team and an experienced preschool coach, he knows a thing or two about the fun of movement but also understands the importance of safety.

Why gymnastics?

  • It’s a whole lot of fun!
  • We nurture interactive play and social well-being
  • We build self-esteem through challenge and achievement
  • We help children understand that failures are learning opportunities
  • We develop playful pre-schoolers so they’re ready for life’s adventures.

What happens in a Te Wero pre-school session?

Well, in case you’ve forgotten, it’s a little early to learn how to execute a triple jump…but we know children in our sessions love to slide, balance, jump, land, crawl, hang, swing and experiment at their own, individual pace.

The sessions are either one hour or 45 minutes long and are structured around warm-up and stretching, three 10-minute circuits incorporating beam, floor and bar, a portion of free time, and then a warm-down.

Time to bond with your little one

Kyleab works with 8-10 children in any one session (with a minimum of 5 children). If your child is under four years old, we ask that you stay with them during classes to ensure they experience the most fun as safely as possible. If your child is over four years old you can choose a class where you sit back and watch, or one where you can join your pre-schooler.


Our Recreation gymnastics classes are aimed for girls and boys aged 5 years and upwards. It is a programme where children can learn lifelong fundamental skills whilst having fun. Under the guidance of qualified coaches, they will develop skills and confidence through gymnastics apparatus' (Beam, Bar, Floor, Vault.)

Adult Classes

Adult Classes - (16+ years)  Suitable for all levels of fitness; experience or no-experience for all ages - incorporating all aspects of gymnastics. This Class is suited to every individual - whether looking to improve and/or develop strength and flexibility, or continue further within the class to learn, develop, improve or just 'give-it-a-go' on gymnastics apparatus and skills - from basic skills to progressive. This class is also suited for athletes of other sports or disciplines that wish to improve spatial/air awareness, flexibility, strength, tumbling, or safe landings.

Why Te Wero Gymnastics?

Because we’re passionate about gymnastics, and we’re really good at what we do. Did you know that the current Canterbury STEP 8 team is entirely made up of gymnasts from Te Wero? Plus, one of our senior gymnasts, Jun McDonald, was selected for the New Zealand team just before lockdown.

We’re a small club punching way above our weight mainly because our head coaches, Jozsi Ferencz and Svetlana Sazonova, are amazing at what they do. And their insight and expertise permeates all our programmes – especially our recreational classes.

Our values

Te Wero gymnastics is about achieving personal bests – inside and outside the gym. It’s about setting a goal and going for it. About challenging yourself and working hard. It’s about being kind. Especially to yourself. Remembering it’s ok to fail, a mistake is just another learning opportunity. And staying positive. And celebrating successes small and large!

Why gymnastics?

Did we mention fun?! Plus, did you know that gymnastics is the world’s number one ‘feeder’ sport? So many athletes, dancers and martial arts experts here in New Zealand and around the world get their start in gymnastics, and go on to accomplish personal bests in other sports. That’s because gymnastics helps develop fantastic balance, strength, flexibility, agility, coordination and endurance.

So, even if it turns out gymnastics isn’t the ‘be all and end all’, your child will have gained skills and strength that will help them in many other sports… and the biggest sport of all, life.

The details (just in case you’ve forgotten!

Te Wero Gymnastics

Shortland Street



Telephone: 022 677 1626


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   PLEASE NOTE when registering, a child can either be enrolled in a class or placed on a wait list if the class is full:

  • enrolment in a class: a child is confirmed in a class after an invoice has been received via email and paid. The invoice sends automatically upon completing the registration process. Class placement is not confirmed until paid.
  • placed on a wait list: if an invoice is not received the child IS NOT enrolled. When on the wait list an orange "wait list" button is highlighted next to the class in the child's registration details. A child is moved from the wait list when a place becomes available and an invoice will be emailed. This confirms the child is enrolled in the class starting immediately pending payment
  • *** Please note Te Wero Gymnastics reserves the right to cancel any class that does not have a sufficient number of registrations. Parents will be notified and be offered a different class option should this occur.