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Artside the Square – Art Workshops for Children with Dyslexia

The Mo, Evie and Otis Maslin Foundation, together with the Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation (DSF) are providing opportunities for
children with learning difficulties to create artworks as part of a series of events in Dyslexia Awareness Week 2020.

Students in years 3 to 6 with a learning difficulty (including dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia) are invited to take part.
Participants will be given the opportunity to create a piece of art based on finding their “inner strength hero”.
Participants will receive their framed artwork following the workshop.Please see flyer attached for more details.

To register, go to:

Artside the Square Flyer

Artspace Collective October Holiday Programs

The Artspace Collective in Scarborough aims to inspire the local community through art. We are a small community space that is committed to providing children the opportunity to try art and we are staffed by volunteers to make this happen. We rely on our local community to help us spread the word about what we offer.

With school holidays in just under a week our workshops are a perfect way for kids to try have fun play and thrive. It also allows parents to juggle holidays. We have some very popular short and long day workshops on offer. Strength Heroes workshops give kids skills to deal with mistakes and keep going when things get difficult. Our Junior Worry Hunter is a workshop that helps children deal with their worries. We also have unique art workshops that help children develop their creative skills while having fun. Skills that are vital for emotional wellbeing and resilience. In addition we have some other fabulous workshops that all keep children engaged in play balancing out screen time. 

October Holiday Program Flyer 

We also want to let you know that this holidays we are partnering with Dyslexia SPELD Foundation and The Otis, Mo and Evie Foundation to run workshops especially for kids with Dyslexia and related learning difficulties as a part of Dyslexia Awareness Week 2020. Kids aged 6 – 12 will do a Artside the Square workshop with Strength Heroes to find their Inner Strength Hero. This is a fundraiser for the two organizations so we would really love if you please let your communities know about these workshops.

Thanks in advance

The Art Space Collective
80A Scarborough Beach Rd


Keyed Up Music Lessons

Keyed Up Music is running Drum, Keyboard, Voice and Guitar lessons at St John’s Primary School

Prices start at $18.65 for a Keyboard group lesson, $19.20 for a Guitar group lesson and $23.65 for a Voice or Drum lesson.

To enrol go to or for more information please contact Therese 1300 366 243

Before School Soccer

Please see flyer for more details about the before school soccer programme run by Pro Football Training at St John’s

Pro Football Training Flyer


SuperKiddos offers a fun and educational workshop incorporating mindfulness techniques during the upcoming school holidays on 1 October 2020 (Thursday) at the Doubleview House (228 Hancock Street, Doubleview), please see details below. Places are limited to 15 children, if you would like to register please email or visit this link: Learn and master your superpowers!

*Time to learn and practise your superpowers! Come and join us for a fun day where your super senses will be tested!
*Time to learn and practise your superpowers!
*Practise how you can fuel and control your mind and body!
*Practise some yoga and meditation!
*Make a mindfulness wand or a glitter jar/ Paint your breath or a mandala!
*Challenge your body in a super bootcamp!
*Rest assured your super senses will be tested and you will have great fun along the journey!
*Bring your healthy nut-free lunch and snack, water bottle, hat and a yoga mat if you have one!
*This workshop is suitable for 5 -9 year olds and limited to 15 children.

Doors open at 8:30am and the session starts at 9am and finishes at 4:30pm. Early collection is available.

This workshop is led and supervised by qualified educators who hold valid Working With Children Checks. Small educator and children ratio applies. Parents will be required to fill out relevant authorisation forms. Children are encouraged to dress up and come as their favourite superhero but it is optional.

This fun and educational workshop is designed to engage and develop your child’s senses and let them practise how they can focus and find their happy and calm place. This is all infused with physical activity to create a balance between mind and body challenges.

SuperKiddos reserves the right to change the schedule.

Tickets: $75/child $65/sibling

For further information please email or call Zsofia on 0433 381 282.

SuperHeroDay Flyer 1 October 2020 (1)

Hale Hockey Club – Turfball

Hale Hockey Club are excited to announce the return of our summer turfball competition and would love to invite your students (and parents) to sign up their teams!

A fun mix of floorball and hockey hosted at our beautiful grounds of HHC, sticks provided and open to ALL ages providing a super social atmosphere for the whole family.


OR – LINK for registrations –

Newman Churchlands Swim Club – Vacation Lessons

The Newman Churchlands Swim Club are again running two series of Vacation Swim Lessons over the summer holidays.

See flyer below for more details

Newman Churchlands Swim Club Flyer

Newman Water Polo FlippaBall

We are the Newman Water Polo Committee and we are passionate about letting students have the best opportunities to try Water Polo, so that they can stay fit and healthy whilst making friends and having fun.

Our club’s “Come and Try Day” for FlippaBall (for students in Years 3 – 6) is fast approaching and we would love as many students as possible to have the opportunity to come and give the wonderful sport of Water Polo a try.

See flyer below for more details

Newman Water Polo Flyer

Rotary Cambridge School Programme 

Please see Flyer below for Rotary Cambridge Primary Schools’ Speaking Competition and Rotary Cambridge Programme Talk – Coping with Anxiety.

Rotary Cambridge Flyer

Discovery Kids School Holiday Program

Below are two links providing information regarding Vacation care from Discovery Kids.

City of Stirling School Holiday Multisport Program

Our school holiday programs keep kids active and engaged during the school break. Open to children aged from 5 to 12 years, our multi-sports programs cover a range of sports and are run by fully-qualified coaching staff.

The school holiday program is to help keep kids active through the holiday break and be able to try the number of different sports lined up by our experienced staff. Get the most out of their holiday and let them be active. The program is open to children aged between 5 -11 and with the range of activities the kids are bound to enjoy themselves. Running on Monday Wednesday and Friday on both weeks of the September Holidays you will need to book early to secure your spot.  See website for more details.

Date Day’s Program
Week 1
Monday 28th September 2020: Soccer, Hockey, Basketball
Wednesday 30th September 2020: Basketball, Dodgeball, Hockey
Friday 2nd October 2020: Soccer, Dodgeball , Kids choice

Week 2
Monday 5th October 2020: Basketball , Dodgeball, Soccer
Wednesday 7th October 2020: Hockey , Soccer , Basketball
Friday 9th October 2020: Dodgeball , Hockey ,Kids Choice
Pricing: Morning Tea and Lunch. Full Price $50.00

Things to know.
Drop of between 8.45am and 9.00am
Pick up form 3.00pm till 3.30pm
Kids will be provided with morning tea and lunch but will need to bring a towel and water bottle.

Contact. Stirling Leisure Centre Scarborough 173 Gildercliffe Street Scarborough.
Phone: 92057490 or email

Behaviour Tonic Information

Please see info below for some fantastic courses we have available for parents.
Please note – these course are also available In House.

NO SCAREDY CATS PARENT COURSE –Reducing anxiety and building resilience skills in 2-12 year old children.
Thurs 22nd, 29th Oct & 5th Nov, 7-8.30pm Face to Face AND via live webinar. $160 for up to 2 people.

An overview of how a well-honed theory of parenting (what you need to repeatedly do) can assist parents to manage children’s worries.
Coverage of how some misguided policies are making parents and children more anxious.
The brain, including how the pre-frontal middle cortex and the amygdala operate, and where fear and anxiety originates.
Commonly misused phrases and cognitive distortions used by children and their peers.
A helicopter view of what risks we can allow and which require us to keep children safe.
‘Traps and trip wires’: what to do when a child’s amygdala starts to play-up.
Memorable strengthening sayings, questioning strategies and mindfulness exercises.

1-2-3 Magic and Emotion Coaching Parent Course

To help manage difficult behaviour in children, calmly and effectively. Learn how to use empathy so kids begin to identify their emotions and become better at managing them. This enables them to take more responsibility for their own behaviour.

Face to face – Tue 25th Aug, 1st & 8th Sept, 7 – 9pm in Wembley. $180pp or $320 for 2.

Live webinar – Wed 9th , 16th & 23rd Sept, 7 – 8.30pm. $260 per household (up to 2 people)

The two approaches to parenting.
How to discipline without arguing, yelling or smacking.
How to handle kids testing behaviour.
How to show empathy while developing emotional intelligence in your child.
How to teach and encourage positive behaviour, social skills and independence.
How to strengthen the relationship with your child.
How to manage obnoxious behaviour.
Parenting skills for resolving teenage behaviour problems.

Face to face AND via live webinar.
Mon 19th & 26th Oct, 7 – 9pm.
$120pp or $220 for 2 (same household please).
If attending in person, venue is Behaviour Tonics, Wembley.

The structure of this course provides parents with a model for working out what behaviour needs to be ignored, how to coach teenagers to consider the consequences of their actions and to hold difficult conversations when agreements are breached. A practical ‘ how-to ‘ guide for parents.

Understanding adolescents: a time of reconstructions, redeveloping social landscapes, brain snaps and body make-overs.
Understanding your job as parent/carer of a teenager – observer, advisor, negotiator, director.
A three-option model for decision making….a ‘drop down’ menu for parents.
Working out how NOT to respond in tricky emotional encounters.
Building your relationship with your teenager.
How to hold difficult conversations more successfully when discussing issues such as internet overuse, sibling conflict, disrespect, truancy, going out, school work, helping out, choice of peers…and much more.
Register here


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