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PIANO: FREE TO GOOD HOME Gorgeous vintage piano, German made, needs a new home. We're happy to gift to a family in our community, who would enjoy making music with it, as much as we have. Sadly, we've no longer the room to keep it. Please contact Leanne Freestone (Willem's mum & Gnarri kindergarten assistant), for more information. 0420641630



















ANGAIR Wildflower & Art Weekend

The ANGAIR Wildflower & Art Weekend is an affordable and fascinating way to start the school holidays. Adult tickets are only $5 and children are admitted free. This year’s show has numerous activities for children. The Roaming Reptiles team has a display—What’s Safe in My Garden?—of insects, spiders and scorpions that glow in the dark. Of course, not all of the exhibits can be handled but the Giant Burrowing Cockroach—the world’s heaviest cockroach—can safely crawl on kids’ hands and a handful of King Meal Worms is wriggly, tickly and interesting. Birds Australia will provide cloth bags for painting animals, birds and flowers and there’s a crazy animal hat-making session. Children are also welcome to go with their parents on the guided wildflower walks, admire the colourful display of local wildflowers or collect an ANGAIR show badge at the GORCC education stand. The show is on Saturday and Sunday, 23 and 24 September from 10 am to 4 pm at the Anglesea Memorial Hall, McMillan Street, Anglesea.
















For sale - Unique architectural dream eco home/s right next to the Bega Mumbulla Steiner School, nestled behind the school and within the Bend permaculture eco community! One home completed with DA and CC approval for partically completed second home! Torrens title dual occupancy includes community title share in 24 organic acres, sheds, dams, orchards, natural swimming pool, greywater system, community house. And a two minute skip to school.  Five minute walk to town and to the river. Call Justine Marie on 0420859463.
https://www.allhomes.com.au/ah/nsw/sale-residential/18-millowine-lane-bega-south-coast/1317379017111

 





Introduction to Soccer

Are you between 5-12 and looking to play soccer? The Geelong Basketball Netball Centre’s Introduction to Soccer program starts Sunday 14th May at 9:30am. This 7 week program introduces boys and girls to the skills and game of soccer as well giving the option of playing in a team after the program. The cost is $50 and every participant receives a free soccer ball. To register or for more information, contact GBNC on 52231992 or info@gbnc.com.au.













'Father's celebrating daughters' Sat 22nd April 2017

Freshwater Creek Steiner School A 2hr session for dads/male carers of 9 -12 yr old girls. 'Fathers celebrating daughters' offers an opportunity for men to come together and explore menarche/menstruation, and the joys and challenges of caring for a girl on the thresholds of menarche. Together we will explore such themes as "What role does menstruation play in mens' lives?" & "what role do men play in their daughters' lives at this stage of their life cycle?" It is a guided safe space for the sharing of stories, information and inspiration for the important relationship between fathers/male carers and daughters. This workshop is open to all fathers/male carers of 9 -12 year old girls in the community, independent of whether their daughters have attended a CDG or not. However it is a perfect complement to CDG, for those whose daughters have attended a CDG in the past or intend to in the future. So tell your mates and lets talk menstruation together! Places limited, Bookings essential. Cost $35 For more info or bookings contact Ingrid Petterson 0420 932 751 artmedicine@ymail.com check out www.celebrationdayforgirls.com



Have you checked out the program for our Arts Learning Festival? Independent Schools Victoria is thrilled to present the five-day festival in May. We’re inviting students and teachers from all school sectors and the wider community to come along. Weekdays are all about schools, while the weekend has a more community feel in the festival village at Birrarung Marr near Federation Square. From circus arts to Shakespeare, we’re celebrating the arts in education. Our theme is unlimited imagination – join us and see where your imagination takes you https://www.artslearningfestival.org.au/


Moral Technologies is a new and exciting initiative of Seed Australia exploring the theme of being human in the age of technological development. In April 2017 we will host Orland Bishop (founder and director of Shadetree Multicultural Foundation USA) for a four-day intensive event at a retreat centre in Templestowe, Melbourne. We will dive deeply into exploring different facets of our humanity and our creative potential, and how that relates to the time in which we live and the rapid developments in technology. We welcome people between the ages of 15 and 80+ to come together, through workshops and activities, to create a dialogue and community that bridges the generations and sparks greater wisdom and inspiration for the future. Book through the website www.moraltechnologies.com or contact Rose Nekvapil – rose.nekvapil@gmail.com.

 












Creative Dance Class

Thursdays from 3.30pm till 4.30pm
At the Freshwater Creek Hall
For ages 3-5. for boys and Girls.
Please call Cassandra Thieme with any questions Ph: 0490181509

 

Contemporary Dance Class

Thursday From 4.30pm till 5.30pm
At the Fresh water Creek Hall
Ages 6-12 for boys and girls.
Please call Cassandra Thieme if you are interested or have questions

 





Tennis anyone?

Tennis for fitness and fun.

Where: Freshwater Creek tennis courts (next to Freshwater Creek Hall)

When: After school

*ANZ hotshots – beginners to advanced by qualified junior development Tennis Australia coach. Contact Mario Matejeck 0466 227 958, professional world-ranked player. (Mario is happy to walk students from school to the tennis courts via the Magic Woods)


 


 


 


 

 




 


 


Seeking House to Rent

We're a new school family - Paul, Amy, and our three children Waratah (5), Gulliver (2), and Odessa (newborn). Our daughter Waratah will start Prep in 2017. We currently live in Pt Lonsdale, and are looking to move closer to the school in early 2017. We would love to find a rental home somewhere between Freshwater and Torquay
​ (preferably within walking distance to the beach​, but happy to consider other options)
. If you have, or know of, a rental possibility, we would love to hear from you.
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isitchina@gmail.com or 0402 358 098.


Our Future  is an ambitious community engagement project to develop a long term vision and strategy for Greater Geelong. The City of Greater Geelong is collecting the views of 25,000 people about what the Greater Geelong region should be in 30 years and how we can get there.

Have your say about what you want for the future in the next 30 years by completing a short survey online at www.geelongaustralia.com.au/ourfuture



New Documentary - Return to Bosnia

Just a quick email to let you know that our documentary Return to Bosnia is now being released - check out the trailer here www.returntobosnia.com

Sunday, 4th Dec at RACV, Torquay
Monday 5th Dec at Village in Geelong
Tuesday 6th Dec at Nova in Carlton.

Screenings begin at 7pm followed by a Q&A session with David Corlett (producer of the film and host of SBS’s ‘Go Back From Where You Came From’) and Damir Mitric (refugee and central character of the film) - except in the case of Torquay where I’ll take Damir’s place.

Tickets are only $15 and need to be pre-booked here - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/d/australia--melbourne/return-to-bosnia/

Hope you can make it.  If you have any questions please let me know.

If you can’t make it feel free to spread the word via the films web and Facebook page.
www.returntobosnia.com
https://www.facebook.com/returntobosnia/

Alternatively anyone can request and promote their own screening of the film through its presence on fan-force - 
https://fan-force.com/films/returntobosnia/

Many thanks
Wes


 





 





October 2016


 



Kylie and Lars (mama and papa to Yahje, class 5, and Charlie Bodhi, class 2) have been crazy busy creating a festival that emphasizes the importance of Steiner principles and the understanding that 'it takes a Village to raise a child'.  The Village Continuum 2016 is over three days, from 29th - 31st October.  It is a fully catered (organic vegetarian meals) event packed with workshops to excite every age and interest.
Tickets are only available until midnight Monday 24th October.  Get your ticket at this link 
https://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=197972
or you can just rock up and get a day pass at the gate.
We really hope you can join us for this family event packed with traditional crafts, nature skills and tools for well-being in a village environment.
www.thevillagecontinuum.com.au




 
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URGENT HELP PLEASE - STEINER TEACHER TRAINING UNDER THREAT

To our friends in the parent community of Steiner Schools,
You may have followed in the news recently the Federal Government’s announcement that it would make sweeping changes to the Vocational Education and Training sector. These changes have very serious consequences for Steiner Teacher Training in Australia.
Here at the Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Teacher Training Seminar, we offer a unique teacher training course, the Advanced Diploma of Rudolf Steiner Education. This course has been eligible for VET Fee Help (similar to HECS in the tertiary sector, but in the Vocational sector)  which enables students to complete this course and defer paying course fees until they reach the salary threshold once they are earning an income. Our course offers a pathway to a Bachelor of Education (Primary) at the Australian Catholic University, Deakin University, Charles Darwin in the NT and University of Technology Sydney. This means that students can study the Advanced Diploma here, and receive  two years’ credit toward their bachelor degree. Upon completion, and registration, the graduate is then professionally trained in Rudolf Steiner education, and can teach in both Steiner schools and mainstream schools around Australia.
This week, the Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham, released a list of courses which would continue to be supported by the Vet Student Loan system. Our course was removed from this list. The reason for this is that as a ‘unique’ course, we did not meet the narrowly defined “skills list” required for high need areas of employment eg, engineering, aviation. We strongly believe that accessibility to this course is greatly influenced by the support available through the Vet Student Loan, in the same way that tertiary students can access HECS in order to complete a four year Bachelor of Education.

If you feel, as a parent in a Steiner School community, that this training is a valuable and important skills for teachers now and into the future, you may like to voice your concerns by writing to the Minister.  A suggested letter is available here for you to cut and paste to email to this address:
VETStudentLoans@education.gov.au
If you have any comments or questions about this issue, please feel free to contact us at the Melbourne Rudolf Steiner Teacher Training Seminar on 03 9876 5199 or office@steinerseminar.com


 

An Introductory 3 Day Seminar in Holistic and Child Centred Education

Modern schooling and educational systems worldwide are undergoing a paradigm shift. To support the implementation of holistic learning in the Surf Coast Shire of Victoria, Australia, and beyond, International Holistic Education Practitioner and Mentor Shaun McGurgan is touring here to give a special lecture series over three days in January 2017.

This course is suitable for teachers, school administrators and homeschoolers.

Nine sessions will be held over three days, and will be dellivered in a fully resourced, discursive style:

Shaun is a former President of the Board of Silkwood School QLD and Curriculum Manager of Green School Bali. Read his Linkedin Profile here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaun-mcgurgan-5b882125

Shaun welcomes follow up contact by email and Skype should you require.

Offering vast experience, comprehensive resourcing and mentoring advice, International Mentor provides teachers, parents, schools and learning centers the possibility of pursuing learning which places childhood and children first. To contact Shaun, view his website: http://www.internationalmentor.org/

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holistic-education-with-shaun-mcgurgan-for-teachers-schools-and-parents-tickets-28385584046

 


Annie Bryant - Tales and Songs, Seasonal stories and songs for children

Are you starting to look for Christmas gifts? Read these parent testimonials and have a listen to Annie's magic at www.talesandsongs.com.

PARENT TESTIMONIALS

IT’S SO WONDERFUL TO HAVE AN ALTERNATIVE TO SCREENS AND I LOVE WATCHING MY DAUGHTER’S FACE IN RAPT ATTENTION AS SHE IMAGINES THE SCENES YOU DESCRIBE. MUCH JOY IN SINGING ALONG TO THE SONGS TOO, WE SING THEM WHEN WE DON’T HAVE THE CD WITH US! COME GATHER IS DEFINITELY OUR FAVOURITE TUNE. THANK YOU ANNIE FOR SUCH A BEAUTIFUL AND RICH OFFERING. YOU HAVE SUCH SYMPATHY WITH THE WORLD AS A CHILD SEES IT, THEIR PASSIONS AND CONCERNS. THE SENSE OF MYSTERY ABOUT THE NATURAL WORLD, AND THE CHALLENGES OF FINDING THEIR WAY THROUGH THE MYSTERIES OF ADULT THINKING! YOU ARE A WONDERFUL STORYTELLER.
HAZEL (4) & MOTHER LYANNE, MULLUMBIMBY AUSTRALIA

 

Mother Earth is in every track.
Olive (3) & dad Josh, Armidale Australia


My son just adores it. He goes to bed with it and it’s the first thing I wake up to in the morning filling our house with Joy!
Alekzander (7) & mum Nat, Federal Australia


Fu loves Annie’s songs & stories. We both sing along & I like to think of the words when life feels dark. Fu often talks about the little driftwood star – that character and story have really touched his heart.
Fu (6) & mum Lisa, The Pocket Australia 


Our kids are absolutely riveted when listening to Annie’s beautiful blend of stories and melodies.  As musicians and music lovers, we love bringing Annie’s inspiration into our home.
Ray (9), Josephine (6) & mum Sally, Byron Bay Australia


You wouldn’t believe how much the girls love your CDs! I have left them at Kindy for Elise’s entire class to listen to and Amy lends them to her school friends… And yes I sing-along in the car too! Thank you for sharing your special talent with us.
Amy (5), Elise (3) and mum Annette, Brisbane Australia


When we turn on one of Annie’s CD’s it’s like a little breath of calm, peace, joy and love descends on the house.
Amelia (5) & mum Sarah, Mullumbimby Australia


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