Back To School Term 1 Activities

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Wow, how fast do the school holidays go! It won’t be long before school is back, and it is time to plan for Back to School Term 1 Activities. Will your kids be taking it easy after school and on the weekends, or will they be participating in some fun activities, learning a new skill, playing sport, or just getting out of their comfort zone for an hour a week?!

We have put together a list of some local activities (for pre-schoolers and school aged kids) for your perusal.

If you are a local organisation who would like the be advertise your back to school activities please email us [email protected]

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SPORT AND FITNESS

Little Legends

Little Legends has teamed up with Fitness Revelation – you can train while your child does Kinder Sports!

KINDER SPORTS50% off term 1 fee – Use code: hpd50
If you introduce a family to Kinder Sports both participants will receive 50% off! Offer ends 1/02/2016.

FITNESS REVELATION – Adults groups fitness class while the kids play Kinder Sports. $15 per session.

Term 1 is filling fast so book quickly!

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Rugbytots Lane Cove

‘IN THE COVE’ OFFER: FREE Taster class to all new children

Kids love to pass and kick a ball, run, tag and score a try! All of these skills and much more are on offer in a safe environment at our Rugbytots classes.

Suited for: Girls & Boys, 2 – 5 years

Term 1 classes will be held on Saturday mornings from 30 January – 9 April 2016, at Lane Cove Bowling Club, 151 Burns Bay Rd, Lane Cove. Enrol or book a free taster class today by phone, e-mail, or web.

For further information https://www.facebook.com/RugbytotsNorthshore.
Contact: 0417 235 908 or [email protected]
Website: www.rugbytots.com.au

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Yogabowl – Teens Yoga course

Yogabowl are now offering Teens Yoga on Sundays from 5pm – 6pm. Registrations are open on their website here

The ideal Yoga class for stressed out High School aged girls and boys. The physical aspects of Teens Yoga will stretch, strengthen and tone your body – which complements the sport you play by increasing focus and preventing injury AND is ideal for desk-sitters and slouchers.

We provide a safe, fun space where they don’t need to overachieve – and offer tools to develop focus, deal with pressure, stress and anxiety AND develop focus and confidence. They’ll truly relax with a combination of movement, breathing and gentle meditation techniques.

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GymbaROO Lane Cove and Greenwich

GymbaROO is a parent/child educational program researched over 24 years to enhance the development of essential gross and fine motor skills in children. They also assist to inform parents/carers of the early childhood development in health, learning and behaviour. Classes are developmentally age appropriate and loads of fun! Bring your child along to crawl, creep, jump, hop, swing, roll, tumble, hang, climb, sing and dance their way to healthy physical, social, emotional and intellectual development. Each parent/carer receives a neurological hand out each week.”

Mondays in Lane Cove; and Wednesdays & Fridays in Greenwich. Further details on their Facebook page or website. Or you can contact Christine on 0431 403 195 or email [email protected]

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North Shore Running and Outdoor Fitness

RUNNING TOTS: PRE-SCHOOL 3-5 YEARS

4:00-4:45pm Mondays Pottery Green Oval, Lane Cove

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We will be running, jumping, kicking, throwing, squatting, pushing, pulling and playing lots of games while enhancing motor control and coordination and setting lifelong habits!

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

  • Basic Human Movements: body awareness, squat, push, pull, hinge, and rotation
  • Locomotor activities: walk, run, jump, land, climb and crawl
  • Object control activities: throw, catch, bounce, roll, kick and strike
  • Balance: standing and walking on uneven surfaces
  • Games and sports: relays, soccer, tic-tac-toe, t-ball, handball, netball, and more!

RUNNING KIDS: PRIMARY SCHOOL 5-12 YEARS

4:00-4:45pm Mondays Pottery Green Oval, Lane Cove

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We will be lunging, squatting, running, jumping, kicking, throwing and playing lots of games while enhancing motor control and coordination and setting lifelong habits!

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

  • Basic Human Movements: body awareness, squat, lunge, push, pull, hinge, brace, and rotation
  • Locomotor activities: walk, run, skip, hop, dodge, jump, land, climb and crawl
  • Object control activities: throw, catch, bounce, roll, kick and strike
  • Balance: single leg balance
  • Mobility: stretches and dynamic mobility drills,
  • Games and sports: Change of direction, spatial awareness, team challenges, kids coaching, ball sports and more!

RUNNING TEENS: HIGH SCHOOL 12-18 YEARS

4:45-5:30pm Mondays Pottery Green Oval, Lane Cove

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We will be lunging, squatting, skipping, running, boxing, pushing, pulling and doing plenty of fun challenges and games to enhance motor control and coordination, increase strength, fitness and confidence for daily activity and sporting performance.

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

  • Basic Human Movements: squat, lunge, push, pull, hinge, brace, and rotation
  • Locomotor activities: walk, run, skip, hop, dodge, jump, land, climb and crawl
  • Object control activities: throw, catch, bounce, roll, kick and strike
  • Balance: single leg balance, wobble board and bosu activities
  • Fitness: Boxing, circuits, medicine balls, resistance bands, light dumbbells, and running intervals
  • Mobility: stretches, foam rolling and dynamic mobility drills,
  • Games: Change of direction, change of speed, spatial awareness, team challenges, coaching, skill integration and more!

COACHES

Coaches are qualified personal trainers, running coaches, sport and exercise scientists and/or PD/H/PE teachers. All coaches have current working with children checks, first aid and CPR.

DATES AND COST:

Term One: Starts Monday 1 Feb 2016
10 Week Program
$170 1st child
$153 every child after

Contact Details

Website:  Northshore Running and Outdoor Fitness
Phone: 0422 554 029
Email: [email protected]

EDUCATION AND LEARNING

Early Learning World – Letterland Preschool Literacy classes

Run by Early Learning World, in Lane Cove North, Letterland is a child-friendly, multi-sensory system for teaching children to read, write and spell.  The secret of its worldwide success lies in its pictogram characters and their ability to make learning fun! The classes go for 45 minutes over a 9 week term.

In the first half your child will learn letters and their sounds. They will sing songs and become familiar with the fun, engaging Letterland characters such as Annie Apple and Clever Cat. In the second half your child will sit down to their own drawing and craft activity where they will practice letter formations, sounds, and create their own picture to show you. Letterland’s fun phonics program can provide children with a great head start in learning to read, so don’t delay – classes for term 1, 2016 are filling quickly! Book now at www.elw.com.au

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In Spanish

At In Spanish, we follow a story based approach split into thematic units. We believe in Immersion Education and we use everyday life vocabulary In Spanish. We balance content that is fun and educational, as we know kids learn best by playing and having fun. Each class we do stories, songs, movement, pretend play and games In Spanish. We give children a sense of achievement, which helps them develop self-confidence. The program complies with the Australia’s early years learning framework.

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Kumon Lane Cove

Kumon is a “tutoring program, originating in Japan, in which children improve their skills in a subject (especially mathematics) by completing worksheets of increasing difficulty, led by a special instructor.”

The Lane Cove branch offers after school tutoring, four days a week. They have recently moved premises, and are now located under Hot Dollar, on Lane Cove Plaza. ITC highly recommends Kumon if you are looking for a program to give your child confidence with Maths or Reading.  Find our more here

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KEEP THOSE PRECIOUS SCHOOL MEMORIES IN THE ONE PLACE

The My School Years Book is the perfect way to help your child keep a lasting memory of their school years, from Kindy to Year 12. Each page of this memory book provides a large pocket for you to keep awards, drawings, certificates, report cards, photos and other mementos. My School Years is a special place for you to safely keep these precious memories. You and your child will love looking back through this book again and again.

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Exactly what I expected and can’t wait to fill in – great follow on from the books you get when your children are first born to five years old  – so important to capture the memories and this is a great way to do it. Wow, bought this for my little boy as a keepsake, so looking forward to filling it in together and looking back over it through the years, lovely how there is room for photos, certificates in little folders, i wish i had the same thing when i was young.

Buy My School Memories Book here

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Chiropractic Central

At Chiropractic Central we want to make sure we prevent any spinal issues for the amazing children of our community. Knowing backpack safety and how to properly wear your backpack can prevent problems in the future and make sure a growing spine is minimally impacted.

In January and February, Chiropractic Central will be conducting complementary back pack checks. Call or email us to say hi at 9418 9031 or [email protected] to book your family in for their complimentary check.

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In Picture Art Therapy

In Picture Art Therapy is a fun, relaxing behavioural therapy that helps children and adults experiencing difficulty cope to be better, happier and healthier.

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EQUIPMENT HIRE

Walkers Party Hire Lane Cove

Walkers Party Hire are proud to support our local schools with all your equipment needs for fundraising events, fete and fairs to trivia nights and themed discos.

As every cent needs to go back into our school resources, we are pleased to offer a 10% discount on all equipment hire if you mention In the Cove!

For more details on what you can hire from Walkers click here.

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ACTIVITY RELATED RETAILERS

Ballet Stuff

Hidden at the Rosenthal Carpark end of Atrium Plaza, Ballet Stuff stocks very reasonable priced dance and gym gear.  Their Best Seller Ballet Pack – which includes shoes, leotard, tights & skirt – is a really affordable way to get the entire outfit. This pack contains premium quality dancewear drastically cheaper than you will find in any retail outlet. It is a great Christmas Gift for little dancers.

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Giggle Me Pink

Giggle Me Pink has a range of Back to School ‘Girl Style’ accessories, along with a selection of dance wear and accessories for those budding ballerina’s.

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SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY

Lane Cove Bush Kids

“Connecting children and families with nature to spark a lifelong love of our environment” is Lane Cove Bush Kids motto. They run activities and events each term, details of which are regularly listed on their Facebook page. Check out their website for lots more information, and how you and your family can get involved – volunteers are always needed.

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Synergy Youth Centre

Synergy Youth Centre is for young people aged 11-18 years old. We welcome all young people in this age group for our drop-in sessions, organised activities and holiday programs. We look forward to meeting you soon.”

Check out their Facebook page and website for details of upcoming activities.

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Centrehouse – Art Classes

Centrehouse is a not-for-profit community arts centre. They hold kids art classes each term (and run school holiday activities too). Details of their current classes and timetable can be found here.

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