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Whats Happening

Coding For Kids 

Starting in Term 2, on Saturday mornings in Bairnsdale.

9:00am-10:00am- Kilobytes (beginners)

10:00am-11:00am- Megabites and Gigabytes (intermediate)

Please contact Sharen Cameron for more information on 0408 501 399


ANZAC Poppy Appeal

Anzac Badges and wristbands are now available to purchase in the office and will be sold by SRC representatives during recess between now and ANZAC Day.  They range in price from $2.00 to $30.00.


Auskick and Net Set Go at Bairnsdale Football Club

Auskick will be held on Thursdays at 4:15pm at the Bairnsdale City Oval.  Contact Co-ordinator, Tom Hardy on 0417 054 594 or www.aflauskick.com.au for further information or to register.

Net Set Go’s first session will be Thursday April 19 for children aged 5-8 years to learn netball related fundamental motor skills through fun, music, games and dance.  For further information and to register contact Brooke Soulsby on 0401 254 045 or www.netsetgo.asn.au


Dinosaurs at the Bairnsdale Library

In May the Bairnsdale Library will be hosting a Dinosaurs and Fossils Outreach Program run by Museum Victoria.  With the aid of fossils, dinosaur bones, replicas and photographs, we go back in time to reflect on the existence of these ancient animals. The session that is aimed at children aged 5 to 12, is led by a presenter skilled in early learning and includes specimens, objects, replicas and photographs. Most of the items presented can be handled.

Date:             Tuesday, 8 May

Time:             4:00pm – 5:00pm

Venue:           Bairnsdale Library

Bookings essential as places are strictly limited to 30. Phone 5152 4225 or book in person at the library.


LEGO Club at the Bairnsdale Library

Bookings are now being taken for the Library LEGO Club being held at Bairnsdale Library on Wednesday, 9 May from 4:00pm – 5:00pm.

LEGO Club is for children aged 5 – 12 and bookings are essential. Bookings can be made in person at the library or by phoning 5152 4225.


Drama for Kids

After School “Drama for Kids” classes in Bairnsdale and Lakes Entrance will be commencing in Term 2, brought to you by the people who brought you Peter Pan and Aladdin. Develop character, learn improvisation, boost confidence, explore emotions, enhance literacy skills, improve teamwork and social skills and have loads of fun!


Bairnsdale: Thursdays 4.00-5.00pm at Bairnsdale Neighbourhood House

Lakes Entrance: Mondays 5:00-6:00pm at BOLD Dance and Arts

For all enquiries contact Tiffany Vatcher on 0429127820

First session is free so come along and enjoy.


Jo Lange Parenting Workshops

Jo Lange is a key presenter in the area of children’s behaviour and has worked with parent groups for over 20 years.  Jo’s background is teaching in a diverse range of settings. She has been a primary school teacher, as well as teaching ‘at risk’ young people. Jo has also worked in the community education area, working with people with a disability. Jo now works as a private educational consultant, specialising in behaviour management, working directly with teachers in schools, educators in children’s services and parent workshops.   Jo will present two free parent sessions around behaviour guidance with a focus on promoting positive behaviour, building confident and calm children and social problem solving. To register your interest in attending please email c4cteam@ucgipps.org.au, including which session/s you will be attending, or call 5152 9600.



Top 20 Tips for Positive Children’s Behaviour

This program focuses on everyday strategies that parents can implement to encourage positive behaviour in their children.  The session will explore how to reduce negative attention seeking and reduce power struggles.  This program serves as an ideal ‘refresher’ for parents who have attended previous sessions with Jo Lange.  Parents are encouraged to share their ‘success stories’ as well as further examine challenges.  It is also an opportunity for new participants to hear the main themes that are the foundation of effective positive behaviour guidance strategies.


Thursday 26 April, 1:00pm-3.00pm

Bairnsdale Sporting and Convention Centre

117 Great Alpine Road, Lucknow