ACT Chilldren's Week 2020

Programs List

Lake Tuggeranong College

14/10/2020
Role Playing Game sessions

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Matthew Dixon
Phone
6142 3660
Email
matthew.dixon@ed.act.edu.au

Duffy Primary School

14/10/2020

Kindergarten and Year One students excursion to the Arboretum to engage in outdoor nature play and orienteering through local forests

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Jason Smith

Phone
6142 2510

Email
Jason.Smith@ed.act.edu.au
rebecca.punch@ed.act.edu.au

YWCA Canberra Campbell Cottage

14/10/2020

Grandparents and special people’s afternoon tea. Stay and play experiences for the grandparents/special people to engage with their grandchildren.

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Rachel Pace
Phone
0447 221 977
Email
rachel.pace@ywca-canberra.org.au

Relationships Australia Canberra and Region

14/10/2020

Young Carers Support Group

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Niamh O' Connor

Phone
0432 119 092

Email
niamh.oconnor@racr.org.au

St Bedes SAC - YWCA Canberra

14/10/2020

After School Care disco

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Tom Coates
Phone
0477 772 446
Email
stbedessac@ywca-canberra.org.au

Evatt Primary School, within the Preschool

14/10/2020

Indigenous Bush Tucker Garden: students build the garden then each class invites families to officially open the garden

Who For
Inhouse and local community

Contact Person
Jo Stratton

Phone
0439 423 170

Email
jo.stratton2011@gmail.com

YWCA's Lyneham School Aged Care

15/10/2020

Parents and Grandparents Picnic on the oval practicing social distancing. Interaction with local clubs business’s and services. Guided tour of our service

Who For
Inhouse and local community
Contact Person
Jackie Green
Phone
0409 151 557
Email
lynehamsac@ywca-canberra.org.au

YWCA St Thomas More's School Age Care

16/10/2020

Visit by local Indigenous Elder to help build children’s cultural knowledge

Who For
Inhouse and local community

Contact Person
Elyssa O'Rafferty

Phone
0420 532 511

Email
stthomasmoressac@ywca-canberra.org.au

Jackie Green, Jackie.Green@ywca-canberra.org.au

Birralee Scout Group - Girrawah Scout Unit

17/10/2020

Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) is an annual event where Scouts (aged 11-14 years old) communicate with young people from all over the world

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Jay Reid
Phone
0419 690 502
Email
girrawah.birralee@scoutsact.com.au

Isabella Plains Early Childhood School

21/10/2020

Teddy bears picnic and healthy snacks to promote friendship and build connection within the neighbourhood

Who For
Inhouse and local community

Contact Person
Louise McCormick

Phone
6142 3777

Email

louise.mccormick@ed.act.edu.au

Lake Tuggeranong College

21/10/2020

Agriculture students’ seedling planting and small tea party

Who For
Inhouse and local community
Contact Person
CHANDRA KANTA
Phone
6142 3693

0450292795 (chandra)
Email
chandra.kanta@ed.act.edu.au

Weston Joey Scouts

21/10/2020

Visit by Alpaca Therapy to Weston Joey Scouts and a buddy Joey Scout group. Walk in the community then to Mirinjani Nursing Home to present the elderly residents with a poster from the Joeys .

Who For
Inhouse and local community

Contact Person
Judith Millington

Phone
0408 447 504

Email
JudithPaulM@gmail.com

Todd Piper Toddwpiper@gmail.com

Lake Tuggeranong College

22/10/2020

Year 11 and 12 Chemistry students celebrate their effort and achievements during this unprecedented time

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Chandra Kanta
Phone
6142 3693

0450292795 (chandra)
Email
chandra.kanta@ed.act.edu.au

St Thomas More's Primary School

23/10/2020

Year 5/6 students fundraising inititiative, organising a stall for a Mission fete

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Samantha Mance

Phone
 6249 8869

Email
samantha.mance@cg.catholic.edu.au

julie.ogden@cg.catholic.edu.au

YWCA Conder

23/10/2020

Teddy Bears Picnic for families

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Meghan Webb-Wagg
Phone
0431 977 521

Email
meghan.webb-wagg@ywca-canberra.org.au

Narrabundah Children's Cottage - Junior Campus (Community Services #1)

24/10/2020 – 01/11/2020

A week of activities to encourage our children to enjoy physical and mental health, participate in their community, make strong social connections and feel safe

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Jane Connery

Phone
6126 4700

Email
grants@communityservices1.org

Tanya Muscat - Director - Narrabundah Children's Cottage - Junior Campus

Narrabundah Children's Cottage - Senior Campus (Community Services #1)

24/10/2020 – 01/11/2020

A week of activities to encourage our children to enjoy physical and mental health, participate in their community, make strong social connections and feel safe

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Jane Connery
Phone
6126 4700

Email
grants@communityservices1.org

Belinda Young - Director - Narrabundah Children's Cottage Senior Campus Cottage@communityservices1.org

Acacia Children's Education and Care Centre - Community Services#1

24/10/2020 – 01/11/2020

A week of activities to encourage our children to enjoy physical and mental health, participate in their community, make strong social connections and feel safe

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Jane Connery

Phone
6126 4700

Email
grants@communityservices1.org

Michael Uttley - Director -Acacia Children's Education and Care Centre
acacia@communityservices1.org

Binara Early Childhood Centre - Community Services #1

24/10/2020 – 01/11/2020

A week of activities to encourage our children to enjoy physical and mental health, participate in their community, make strong social connections and feel safe

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Jane Connery
Phone
6126 4700

Email
grants@communityservices1.org

Linda Shannon - Director - Binara Early Childhood Centre

binara@communityservices1.org

Biralee Education and Care Centre - Community Services #1

24/10/2020 – 01/11/2020

A week of activities to encourage our children to enjoy physical and mental health, participate in their community, make strong social connections and feel safe

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Jane Connery

Phone
6126 4700

Email
grants@communityservices1.org

Marcus Honeyman - Biralee Education and Care Centre

biralee@communityservices1.org

Forrest Early Childhood Centre

24/10/2020 – 01/11/2020

A week of activities to encourage our children to enjoy physical and mental health, participate in their community, make strong social connections and feel safe

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Jane Connery
Phone
6126 4700

Email
grants@communityservices1.org

Mala Nielsen - Director - Forrest Early Childhood Centre
Forrest@communityservices1.org

Mawson Out of School Hours Care - Community Services #1

24/10/2020 – 01/11/2020

A week of activities to encourage our children to enjoy physical and mental health, participate in their community, make strong social connections and feel safe

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Jane Connery

Phone
6126 4700

Email
grants@communityservices1.org

Megan Campbell - Director - Mawson Out of School Hours Care
mawson@communityservices1.org

Cranleigh School

24/10/2020 

Art and sensory based activities for students, all are living with a disability. Members of the community invited to share knowledge and expertise.

Who For
Inhouse and local community
Contact Person
Angela Owen
Phone
439576288

Email
angela.owen@ed.act.edu.au

 

Birralee Joey Scouts

24/10/2020 

Kite building activity for Joeys (5-8 years)

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Martin Jones

Phone
0488 356 006

Email
martin.jones@finance.gov.au

Mr Tim Enterprises

24/10/2020 

A free family music concert featuring Mr Tim and the Fuzzy Elbows to be performed live and also live-streamed via Facebook

Who For
Open to the public
Contact Person
Timothy Bevitt
Phone
0477 031 271

Email
mrtimenterprises@gmail.com

Girl Guides ACT & SE NSW Region

25/10/2020 

Presentation Event to celebrate the diverse interests and achievements of 9 – 17 year old Girl Guides in the areas of community, service, leadership, skills, values and a world-wide perspective.

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Rhonda Foley

Phone
409583751

Email
rhondamfoley62@gmail.com

Fizzics Education

25/10/2020 

Scouts, Venturers and Leaders from across the ACT will complete Science communication training online with Fizzics Education

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Jacqueline Kao
Phone
0413 606 412

Email
jacqueline.kao@fizzicseducation.com.au

Cool Kids Playgroup

26/10/2020 

Opening of a water play and musical board outside the Lanyon Playgroup house

Who For
Inhouse and local community

Contact Person
Cate

Phone
430033300

Email
Cate@thecools.net

Lake Tuggeranong College

26/10/2020 

Belly dance enrichment program

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Rawya El Masri
Phone
6142 3686

Email
rawya.elmasri@ed.act.edu.au

Weston Intergenerational Playgroup

26/10/2020 

Drive through art exhibition by Intergenerational Playgroup friends

Who For
Inhouse and local community

Contact Person
Jo

Phone
-

Email
jsumner@uniting.org

YWCA, ROSACS

26/10/2020 

Well being afternoon for students and families, including an afternoon tea, mindfulness and mediation activities

Who For
Inhouse and local community
Contact Person
Mikala Maher
Phone
0499 320 888

Email
rosarysac@ywca-canberra.org.au

YWCA Canberra Hawker Primary

26/10/2020 

Incursion from Reptiles Inc Education with performance and displays

Who For
Inhouse and local community

Contact Person
Celine Pichoir

Phone
0432 559 663

Email
hawkersac@ywca-canberra.org.au

YWCA Canberra Children's Services manager -

Jackie Smith : 0409151557

Gilmore Primary School

26/10/2020 

Year 3/4 students design and create a Ngunnawal Plant Use Garden

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Lili Jankovic
Phone
6142 1780

Email
lili.jankovic@ed.act.edu.au

YWCA Canberra Majura School Age Care

26/10/2020 

Market day for friends and family

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Damian Miles

Phone
0447 699 286

Email
majurasac@ywca-canberra.org.au

Australian Breastfeeding Association Canberra Group

26/10/2020 

Two plAyBA events in Curtin and Throsby. Events include games and craft activities suitable for all ages and morning tea.

Who For
Inhouse and local community
Contact Person
Megan Fox
Phone
6162 2716

Email
canberra@breastfeeding.asn.au

Marymead

26/10/2020 

Boundless Buddies playgroup activities for children of all abilities, parents and carers. Marymead staff available to provide information and referral options. BBQ and fruit provided.

Who For
Open to the public

Contact Person
Jaclyn Callaghan

Phone
0437 778 498

Email
jaclyn.callaghan@marymead.org.au

Ywca Charles Conder School Age Care

26/10/2020 – 30/10/2020

Back to Nature bug hunts, creating an Ant Farm and Mini Ecosystem Terrarium

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Kathleen Foot
Phone
0451 681 247

Email
kathleen.foot@ywca-canberra.org.au

O'Connor School Community

26/10/2020 

The O’Connor school community project building sustainable gardens and scarecrows around the school

Who For
Inhouse and local community

Contact Person
Sharron Wynn

Phone
0408 248 367

Email
Sharron.Wynn@ed.act.edu.au

Lake Tuggeranong College

27/10/2020 

Lake Tuggeranong College’s Girls Only PE class excursion to our local cinema

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Kerrie
Phone
0410 447 795

Email
kerrie.barnard@ed.act.edu.au

Monday Burrus Playgroup

27/10/2020 

Love My Friends, Love my Community’, event at the Monday Playgroup at Margaret Hendry School to reconnect after the COVID shut down

Who For
Inhouse and local community

Contact Person
Tammi O'Callaghan

Phone
02 61422800

Email
tammi.o'callaghan@ed.act.edu.au

Tuggeranong Link Community Houses and Centres

27/10/2020 

Celebration for 2 Playschool groups (3 – 5 years) of staying together as a community through this difficult year

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Larissa Sinclair
Phone
0412 854 515

Email
bonythonhub@tugglink.org.au

Canberra High School

27/10/2020 

 Young Carers of Canberra High School Ten Pin Bowling activity

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Paul Simmons

Phone
6142 0800

Email
Paul.Simmons@ed.act.edu.au

Scouts ACT - Joey Scouts

27/10/2020 

Southern Region Mob Riot Antarctica themed event for Joey Scouts, exploring antarctic wildlife, bases and communities

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Daniel Bartlett
Phone
0408 606 002

Email
joey.commissioner@scoutsact.com.au

YWCA -Canberra - Yarralumla

27/10/2020 

Picnic with children allowed to bring bikes scooters etc, and gymnastics on the oval. Children can showcase these talents to parents and grandparents.

Who For
Inhouse and local community

Contact Person
Michelle Rowley

Phone
0447 445 209

Email
yarralumlasac@ywca-canberra.org.au

9th Canberra Girls' Brigade

27/10/2020 

 9th Canberra Girls’ Brigade is reconnecting with their outdoor roots through an evening of farmyard nursery cuddles

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Veronica Buchanan
Phone
0424 543 473

Email
veronica.buchanan@girlsbrigade.org.au

actforrest@girlsbrigade.org.au

ACT Children's Week Committee

28/10/2020 

Children’s Week Launch and Award Ceremony

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Vicki Brown

Phone
0415 379 653

Email
info@actchildrensweek.org.au

Children's Week Council of Australia

28/10/2020 3p.m. (AED)

National Online Forum

Who For
Open to the public
Contact Person
Julie Hourigan Ruse

Register Here

Register here https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkd-GvqjIjGNMDUkYew3BhGzct5mGgH3T6


Email
info@fams.asn.au

Communities@Work

28/10/2020 

NECS Fun Fair Day offering children a range of fun and interactive activities

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Rossella Rinaldi

Phone
6142 3824

Email
rossella.rinaldi@commsatwork.org

Cooperative School Canberra

28/10/2020 

Reptiles Inc Education visit and performance of a reptile show with displays. O’Connor families and grandparents also invited.

Who For
Inhouse and local community
Contact Person
Nathan Young

Phone

0429 778 077

Email
nathan.young@ed.act.edu.au

Wattle Early Childhood Centre

28/10/2020 

Intergenerational grandfriends morning tea with Goodwin Ainslie

Who For
Inhouse and local community

Contact Person
Ashleigh Daly

Phone
6248 7647

Email
director@wattleecc.org.au

Kaleen Primary School

28/10/2020 

A virtual poetry recital by students in Year 3 for residents from a local Aged Care Home

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Fiona Chapman

Phone

6142 1750

Email
fionachapman3@gmx.com

Narrabundah Early Childhood School (NECS)

28/10/2020 

Narrabundah Early Childhood School (NECS) Fun Fair Day offering children fun and interactive activities

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Donna Seal

Phone
6142 3823

Email
donna.seal@ed.act.edu.au

YWCA Canberra, Gilmore Primary School

28/10/2020 

Outdoor picnic and outdoor play opportunity at the nearby oval followed by an indoor Halloween activity. Parents invited.

Who For
Inhouse and local community
Contact Person
Jalene Teo

Phone

0406 379 513

Email
gilmoresac@ywca-canberra.org.au

Badimara Scout Group

28/10/2020 

Kids can Code’ – teaching Cubs (ages 8-10) simple coding using LEGO robots and the LEGO Challenge program. Demonstration to parents and grandparents, including a ‘parent challenge’.

Who For
Inhouse and local community

Contact Person
Nathan Goldstein

Phone
0411 160 494

Email
nathan_goldstein@hotmail.com

Southern Cross Early Childhood School

28/10/2020 

Assembly with video recordings of grandparents describing activities they engaged with outdoors as a child, followed by an ‘outdoor learning day’ including some of the activities described by grandparents

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Catherine Dillon

Phone

6142 0020

Email
catherine.dillon@ed.act.edu.au

emma.muffet@ed.act.edu.au

YWCA

28/10/2020 

Picnic on the school oval with musicand fun games. Parents invited. Children cooking for the picnic.

Who For
Inhouse and local community

Contact Person
Dawa Dema

Phone
0477 776 728

Email
Stbenedictssac@ywca-canberra.org.au

Jackie Green - 
Jackie.green@ywca-canberra.org.au
0409151557

Lake Tuggeranong College

29/10/2020 

Lake Tuggeranong College’s Animal Science class visit from Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuaries including meeting an endangered species, a hand-raised Eastern Bettong

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Kerrie Barnard

Phone

410447795

Email
Kerrie.barnard@ed.act.edu.au

COTA ACT

29/10/2020 

Digital literacy session at Greenway Views Aged Care Facility in Tuggeranong to help residents to get connected with their grandchildren and other young people in the community

Who For
Inhouse and local community

Contact Person
Kirsten Cross

Phone
 6282 3777

Email
kcross@cotaact.org.au

YWCA Canberra. Spence Children's Cottage-

29/10/2020 

Afternoon tea for families (including grandparents)

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Cat Lambourne

Phone

 6258 2077

Email
cat.lambourne@ywca-canberra.org.au

YWCA Currawong Child Care Centre

29/10/2020 

Puppet Show performance for children and siblings of all ages

Who For
Inhouse and local community

Contact Person
Emily Andrews

Phone
6273 5911

Email
emily.andrews@ywca-canberra.org.au

Namadgi School

30/10/2020 

Athletics afternoon from Preschool to year 5, with a BBQ lunch. Grandparent morning tea to launch the activity.

Who For
Inhouse and local community
Contact Person
Suzi Foley

Phone

6142 0900

Email
suzi.foley@ed.act.edu.au

Heather.sewell@ed.act.edu.au- Finance officer

YWCA Canberra

30/10/2020 

Halloween Disco for the After School Age Care children of Kingsford Smith School. Grandparents/parents/carers invited. Halloween dress-up expected. Light snacks provided.

Who For
Inhouse and local community

Contact Person
Jackie Green

Phone
0409 151 557

Email
Jackie.Green@ywca-canberra.org.au

Siobhan Parker Annette Wills - 
siobhan.parker@ywca-canberra.org.au annette.wills@ywca-canberra.org.au
0405962863 0418716587

St Bede's Primary School

30/10/2020 

 Mini-St Bede’s fete hosted by Year 6 leaders fundraising for the Missions and recognsing teachers for World Teacher’s Day

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Breen Fox

Phone

0421 352 570

Email
breen.fox@cg.catholic.edu.au

St Vincent's Primary School

30/10/2020 

Fun ‘fair’ with activities focusing on choice, teamwork and fun!

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Monique Egan

Phone
0408 112 258

Email
monique.egan@cg.catholic.edu.au

Environment Team- Love Our Country Launch, Margaret Hendry School

30/10/2020 

The Children’s Parliament Environment Team ‘Love Our Country’ project launch by student Minister for the Environment. Presentation of new bins and a recycling system.y

Who For
Inhouse and local community
Contact Person
Tammi O'Callaghan

Phone

02 61422800

Email
tammi.o'callaghan@ed.act.du

Crowajingalong Scout Group - Cubs

30/10/2020 

Cub’s leadership camp

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Jason Middleton

Phone
0478 697 900

Email
cubs.crowajingalong@scoutsact.com.au

Coran Stow, Group LEader, Crowajingalong

SciScouts - Scouts Australia (ACT Branch)

02/11/2020

Four online interactive science workshops over 3 nights with Fizzics Education with Scouts and Venturers as featured guest presenters

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Kate Lehane

Phone

0413 482 123

Email
stem@scoutsact.com.au

YWCA O'Connor Program

02/11/2020

Visit by local Aboriginal Storyteller to show and teach children what life was like before on this land

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Aj Biega

Phone
0417 218 463

Email
oconnorsac@ywca-canberra.org.au

Cultural Integrity Team - Buddy Bench Project, Margaret Hendry School

03/11/2020

Building our new Buddy Bench for children feeling alone to help build friendships

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Tammi O'Callaghan

Phone

0421 357 998

Email
tammi.o'callaghan@ed.act.edu

Parentline ACT

04/11/2020

Thank you lunch for our 40+ volunteers, including an art therapy session for our students and volunteers

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Cathi Moore

Phone
6287 3833

Email
actparentline@gmail.com

Pearce Preschool - Torrens Primary School

05/11/2020

Preschoolers making & posting glass sun-catchers (a symbolof hope), video & letters to their grandparents

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Carolyn Dunphy

Phone

0427 220 619

Email
carolyn.dunphy@ed.act.edu.au

Lake Tuggeranong Sea Scouts Joeys Unit

05/11/2020

Community Theatre Project performance and puppet making workshop for Joey Scouts

Who For
Inhouse and local community

Contact Person
Adrienne Couper

Phone
416119114

Email
Adrienne.couper@gmail.com

Pearce Preschool - Torrens Primary School

05/11/2020

Preschoolers making & posting glass sun-catchers (a symbolof hope), video & letters to their grandparents

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Carolyn Dunphy

Phone

0427 220 619

Email
carolyn.dunphy@ed.act.edu.au

Lake Tuggeranong Sea Scouts Joeys Unit

05/11/2020

Community Theatre Project performance and puppet making workshop for Joey Scouts

Who For
Inhouse and local community

Contact Person
Adrienne Couper

Phone
416119114

Email
Adrienne.couper@gmail.com

Lake Tuggeranong College

06/11/2020

Year 12 class lunch

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Dave Hromow

Phone

0424 516 454

Email
dave.hromow@ed.act.edu.au

Friday Gulas Playgroup-"Fri-Yay Working Together Day!"

06/11/2020

 Collaborative activities for parents and children that support community connection and play

Who For
Open to the public

Contact Person
Tammi O'Callaghan

Phone
02 62422800

Email
tammi.o'callaghan@ed.act.edu.au

YWCA Richardson School Aged Care

06/11/2020

Covid-Friendly Family Picnic. Students, parents/guardians and grandparents invited.

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Emily Kalthofen

Phone

0417 385 305

Email
richardsonsac@ywca-canberra.org.au

Komal Kaur (same email and phone)

Ngunnawal Primary School

06/11/2020

Online art exhibition (Focus: What it’s like to be a child in 2020) which can be viewed at school (students) and a virtual tour for parents and the community

Who For
Inhouse and local community

Contact Person
Erin Salleo

Phone
0401 457 753

Email
erin.salleo@ed.act.edu.au

Karrina Patterson - 6142 1500

COTA ACT

TBC

In conjunction with our planned Get Online Week launch (19 – 25 October 2020) we will celebrate the role that seniors, grandparents and older Australians have played in the lives of children and young people (especially in the time of COVID19 and isolation)

Who For
Inhouse and local community
Contact Person
Kirsten Cross

Phone

(02) 6282 3777

Email
kcross@cotaact.org.au