School Holiday Program

Monday 27th June

Storytime & Craft - 10:30am - 11:30am

(in partnership with Kingston Libraries)

Join Kingston Libraries at Aspendale Gardens Community Service for stories, songs & simple craft for young children. 

Cost:

Free

Parents:

Required to stay

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Family Art Class (6 - 12 years + Parent/Guardian) - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Spend an afternoon with the kids painting a masterpiece and keep the mess away from home! We will have all materials on hand; all you need to do is bring an art smock or clothes you don’t mind getting a little paint on. Follow our talented artist Kylie who will guide you and your child to create a Picasso inspired portrait of each other on canvas! No experience necessary - Kylie will run through techniques and work step-by-step with parents and children, to ensure everyone comes away with a finished piece!

Cost:

$35 - Materials supplied. Please bring a water bottle & protective clothing/smock

Parents:

Required to stay & participate

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Tuesday 28th June

Yoga for kids (primary aged) - 10:00am - 10:45am

Following the popularity of the yoga sessions in Neighbourhood House Week, we are now offering an additional yoga session for primary school ages kids during these school holidays.
These classes are a great opportunity to help kids develop their concentration skills and build their confidence. 

Cost:

$5 - Mats will be provided - just bring a water bottle and a small hand towel

Parents:

Not required to stay

Yoga Class

Wednesday 29th June

Young Engineers - 10:30am - 11:30am

(in partnership with Kingston Libraries)

Join Kingston Libraries at Aspendale Gardens Community Service with Young Engineers in their fabulous Bricks Challenge program. 

Cost:

Free

Parents:

Required to stay

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Music & Movement with Deb (preschool - primary aged) - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Fairy Deb is a highly dedicated instructor with experience developing and leading music and movement classes and performances to children aged 3 to 7 years and beyond. Her innovative teaching methods are inclusive, interactive and educational and provide students with a unique outlet for expression. Fairy Deb’s aim is to instill in participants life values such as pride, confidence, social skills and character building, all whilst having FUN! She incorporates music, rhythm, humour, role playing, storytelling, props, instruments and crafts into action packed sessions that will leave your children asking for more! 

Cost:

$30 + Siblings come FREE - Please bring snack and water bottle.

Parents:

Not required to stay

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Thursday 30th June

Kids Art Class (6 - 12 years) – 10:00am - 12:00pm

Come along and join our talented Artist & Art Therapist Kylie in a fun hands-on art class to create your masterpiece. This class brings out creativity, develops confidence and all in a fun environment.         
No experience necessary - Kylie will run through techniques and work step-by-step with your child, to finish their piece.

Cost:

$30 - Materials supplied. Please bring a water bottle & protective clothing/smock

Parents:

Not required to stay

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Become a Dolphin Researcher for the afternoon (5 - 12 years) – 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Join the Marine Mammal Foundation these coming school holidays for their exciting Dolphin Discovery school holiday program! Did you know a new species of dolphin was discovered in Port Phillip Bay in 2011? In our Dolphin Discovery school holiday program, participants will learn all about the critically endangered Burrunan dolphin, and how MMF research contributes is used to better understand these amazing animals who share our watery backyards.

Get to know individual Burrunan dolphins through unique dorsal fin nicks-and-notches, and interactive activities to design and share your own Burrunan dolphin. Head below the surface with unique underwater footage, and hear the sounds of dolphin echolocation from our very own Port Phillip Bay!
This program will also highlight the negative impact of litter and marine debris, and how local litter can impact marine environments. Discover the actions we can take every day individually, as a family, and wider community to reduce our reliance and use of single-use plastics, make more sustainable and informed choices, and correctly dispose of litter and waste to conserve local marine environments and the Burrunan dolphins who call them home.

Cost:

$25 + Siblings come FREE

Parents:

Not required to stay

Image by Ádám Berkecz