Classes run from  10:00-12:00 Saturdays 

We are based at Ara City Campus, Christchurch

In our WRITE ON Saturday classes, we encourage students to explore new genres and forms, share work with their peers, and develop a self-confident approach to their writing. We create a supportive community of writers. 


Our WRITE ON Saturday Classes, based in Ōtautahi Christchurch, are for writers ages 7 to 19 who love to write. Classes are small and are led by tutors who are experienced writers and specialist teachers.


Programmes, suited to the age and ability level of each group, provide an enjoyable variety of writing challenges as well as the chance for writers to pursue their own projects.


Students are provided with great writing prompts, 1:1 mentoring and redrafting support – with the motivation of possible publication in Write On Magazine, online or through competitions.

To ensure access to a community of writers, we also offer WRITE ON SATURDAY ONLINE classes for writers over 12 years old. This means you can join us from around the country and experience what Write On has to offer.  FIND OUT MORE HERE. If your child is aged 9-11 and you are interested in joining an online class please email Heather at schoolforyoungwriters@gmail.com to express your interest. 

Please note: We work to extend and enrich each child's writing experiences. We do not teach a beginner programme and it is best if children have at least one year of English speaking, reading and writing experience prior to joining our classes.

2022 bookings closed



2023 DATES

Term 1 ( 8 sessions)

February 11, 18, 25

March 4, 11, 18, 25

April 1

Fee: $170


Term 2 (8 sessions)

April 29

May 6, 13, 20, 27

June 10, 17, 24 ( no class June 3 Queens Birthday)

FEE: $170


Term 3 ( 9 sessions)

July 22, 29

August 5, 12, 19, 26

Sept 2, 9, 16

FEE: $190


Term 4 ( 7 sessions)

Oct 14, 28 ( no class 21st Labour weekend)

Nov 4, 11, 25 ( no class 18th Show weekend) 

Dec 2, 9

FEE: $150



“Every week, I get to spend time with like-minded people. School for Young Writers is a place where you can express yourself through both your writing and the discussion that follows, where there is no fear of judgement.”



“I like coming here because I get FREEDOM to write for a whole blooming TWO HOURS instead of being told what to do for only one.” OLIVIA, 9

“I love the variety of topics and themes, all the nice people you meet, and all the teachers are super nice. It has improved my writing skills immensely”
ISLA, 14


“I’ve enjoyed having a set time to write every week. No matter how busy I get, I always get to write and share my writing with other people who want to be there.”





E Block

access via parking space on the corner of Moorhouse Ave and Barbadoes Street

We will supply maps.

ONLINE- join us from your place via ZOOM. For those over 12 who want to be part of a community of writers.