ACT Chilldren's Week 2021

Programs List

Lake Tuggeranong College RPG Club

7/10/2021 2:00:00 PM

RPG sessions to help students socially engage with peers, develop skills and community connections.

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

Scouts ACT - SciScouts

11/10/2021 9:00:00 AM

Planning workshop to establish Scouts ACT STEM Council to provide help identify key priorities for the Scouts ACT SciScouts program.

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Kate Lehane

Phone
0413 482 123

Email
stem@scoutsact.com.au

ACT Council of P&C Associations (Early Learning)

12/10/2021 3:00:00 PM

Primary School P&C EL Networking Events, including playdates, morning teas, or virtual alternatives.

Who For
Inhouse and local community
Contact Person
Marina Spurgin
Phone
0401 838 872
Email
earlylearning@actparents.org.au

The Funky Fairy

10/11/2021 10:00:00 AM

Intergenerational Zoom with children (2 – 8)and grandparents sharing in a friendship themed craft activity, book reading and singing along to action songs.

Who For
All ages welcomeplus parents and grandparents.

Contact Person
Renae Reilly

Phone
0468 764 414

Email
the funkyfairy@outlook.com

Gowrie NSW and ACT Discovery House

10/13/2021 10:00:00 AM

Children and educators will make baked goods and small gifts to send to our neighbouring nursing home.

Who For
Inhouse and local community
Contact Person
Cindy van der Voet
Phone
6370 9740
Email
cindy.vandervoet@gowriensw.com.au

Wanniassa School

10/14/2021 9:00:00 AM

Intergenerational reading groups involving grandparents.

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Melanie Coffill

Phone
0402 492 029

Email
melanie.coffill@ed.act.edu.au

Black Mountain School

10/15/2021 11:00:00 AM

Our Community Singing group outreach session with our local early childhood school.

Who For
Inhouse and local community
Contact Person
Ann Harrison
Phone
6142 1400
Email
ann.harrison@ed.act.edu.au

Birralee Scout Group - Girrawah Scout Unit

10/16/2021 9:00:00 AM

Jamboree on the Air / Internet (JOTA-JOTI), an annual digital event connecting millions of young people around the world for a full weekend of online activities.

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Jay Reid

Phone
0419 690 502

Email
girrawah.birralee@scoutsact.com.au

YWCA O'Connor School Age Care

10/18/2021 4:00:00 PM

Positive and fun disco for return to the School age Care program.

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
AJ Biega
Phone
0417 218 463
Email
oconnorsac@ywca-canberra.org.au

Community Housing Canberra

10/18/2021 9:00:00 AM

CHC will host an online photo and writing competition for tenant’s children between 5-12 years of age.

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Mataina Mataa

Phone
6248 7716

Email

mataina@chcaustralia.com.au

Giralang Primary School

10/19/2021 10:28:00 AM

Annual student talent quest merged with annual Film Festival to create an online event, to be shared at home with families or as classes.

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Natalie Garrett
Phone
6142 2630

Email
nataliegarrett@ed.act.edu.au

YWCA Richardson School Age Care

10/19/2021 4:00:00 PM

Positive and fun disco for return to the School age Care program.

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Nicholas McDonald

Phone
0417 385 305

Email
richardsonsac@ywca-canberra.org.au

Acacia Early Education and Care Centre

10/20/2021 10:00:00 AM

Children Caring for Country, learning about and caring for traditional Indigenous themed plants.

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Jane Connery
Phone
6126 4743
Email
grants@communityservices1.org

Birralee Early Education and Care Centre (Community Services #1)

10/20/2021 10:00:00 AM

Children Caring for Country, learning about and caring for traditional Indigenous themed plants.

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Jane Connery

Phone
6126 4743

Email
grants@communityservices1.org

Forrest Early Education and Care Centre (Community Services #1)

10/20/2021 10:00:00 AM

Children Caring for Country, learning about and caring for traditional Indigenous themed plants.

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Jane Connery
Phone
6126 4743

Email
Grants@communityservices1.org

Narrabundah Cottage

10/20/2021 10:00:00 AM

Children Caring for Country, learning about and caring for traditional Indigenous themed plants.

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Jane Connery

Phone
6126 4743

Email
grants@communityservices1.org

YWCA St Bede's School Age Care

10/20/2021 4:00:00 PM

Positive and fun disco for return to the School age Care program.

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Ann Fernando
Phone
0477 772 446

Email
stbedessac@ywca-canberra.org.au

Binara Early Education and Care Centre

10/20/2021 9:00:00 AM

Children Caring for Country, learning about and caring for traditional Indigenous themed plants.

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Jane Connery

Phone
0438 271 580

Email
grants@communityservices1.org

Mawson Out of School Hours Care (Community Services #1)

10/20/2021 9:06:00 AM

Scavenger hunt and activity walk. Each day stations will be set up with activities for children to complete.

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Jane Connery
Phone
6126 4743

Email
grants@communityservices1.org

YWCA Canberra

10/21/2021 3:00:00 PM

Children and their chosen visitor will plant seedlings or plants in our vegetable garden together.

Who For
Inhouse and local community

Contact Person
Mollie Buxton

Phone
0439 339 500

Email
mollie.buxton@ywca-canberra.org.au

YWCA Turner School Age Care

10/21/2021 4:00:00 PM

Positive and fun disco for return to the School age Care program.

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Tracie McDonough
Phone
0420 532 471

Email
turnersac@ywca-canberra.org.au

YWCA Yarralumla School Age Care

10/21/2021 4:00:00 PM

Positive and fun disco for return to the School age Care program.

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Michelle Rowley

Phone
0447 445 209

Email
yarralumlasac@ywca-canberra.org.au

Weston Scout Group

10/21/2021 5:30:00 PM

Visit from Aboriginal Art Centre to the Joeys of Weston Scout Group to learn about Indigenous Culture. Possible visit to Mirinjani Nursing Home residents.

Who For
Inhouse and local community
Contact Person
Judith Millington
Phone
0408 447 504

Email
Joeys.Weston@scoutsact.com.au

Music and Movement Playgroup - 0 to 5 years

10/22/2021 10:00:00 AM

Grandparents are invited for a special disco themed playgroup to show us the moves that made the 70s so groovy!

Who For
Inhouse and local community

Contact Person
Phillipa Blackwood

Phone
0435 281 957

Email
phillipa.blackwood@gmail.com

Marlee Early Education and Care Centre

10/22/2021 10:00:00 AM

Family morning tea showcasing games our grandparent’s played as children. Duncan Smith (Aboriginal Elder) will tell stories, share culture, songs and dance with all of us.

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Jane Connery
Phone
61264743

Email
grants@communityservices1.org

Lyneham High School

10/22/2021 9:00:00 AM

Students paint murals of book quotes and images on the walls of the classrooms.

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Alison Simmons

Phone
0448 330 103

Email
alison.simmons@ed.act.edu.au

Scouts ACT - Environment - Solar Cooking kits

10/23/2021 11:00:00 AM

Expansion of the Scouts Go Solar activities, seeking to expand the solar oven kit so whole Units can cook a sustainable lunch from the sun.

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
James Lehane
Phone
0421 062 920

Email
environment@scoutsact.com.au

Southern Cross Early Childhood School

10/24/2021 10:23:00 AM

Bike and Kite day for our families and friends inclufding engaging activities such as face painting, a jumping castle, flying kites and riding bikes.

Who For
Inhouse and local community

Contact Person
Kelly Booker

Phone
6142 0020

Email
kelly.booker@ed.act.edu.au

Girl Guides ACT & SE NSW Region

10/24/2021 11:00:00 AM

Youth Presentation celebrating Girl Guides who have shown sustained effort and challenge to complete the Junior BP, BP and Queen’s Guide Awards since September 2020.

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Rhonda Foley
Phone
0409 583 751

Email
rhondamfoley62@gmail.com

YWCA Conder Early Childhood Service

10/25/202

Grandparent’s and Special People Picnic.
A delicious Picnic to celebrate grandparents and all special people in children’s life.

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Juliana Pereira de Oliveira

Phone
6185 2086

Email
juliana.pereiradeoliveira@ywca-canberra.org.au

Echo Mob Joeys, Birralee Scout Group

10/25/2021 5:30:00 PM

Echo Mob Joey Scouts will put together care packages to send to Defence Force Members who are currently serving overseas.

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Melissa Preston
Phone
0407 458 960

Email
Early Childhood sectorho.birralee@scoutsact.com.au

Royal Life Saving Society ACT

10/25/2021 8:26:00 AM

RLSACT will present affirmation cards to each participant in our regular swimming and water safety programs for primary school students.

Who For
Inhouse and local community

Contact Person
Cherry Bailey

Phone
6260 5800

Email
cherrybailey@royalact.com.au

St Thomas More's Primary School Campbell

10/25/2021 11:00:00 AM

Development by students of a cook book to raise funds to donate to communities usually supported by our Mission Fair.

Who For
Inhouse and local community
Contact Person
Samantha Mance
Phone
6249 8869

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

Tuggeranong Child and Family Centre

10/25/2021 11:00:00 AM

Excursion to the National Zoo and Aquarium for families who have faced adversity this past year.

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Sally Duncan

Phone
6207 8228

Email
sally.duncan@act.gov.au

Spence Children's Cottage

10/25/2021 11:35:00 AM

Sending flowers and thank you cards to nearby aged care services.

Who For
Inhouse and local community
Contact Person
Spence Children's Cottage
Phone
6258 2077

Email
spence.cottage@ywca-canberra.org.au

YWCA Canberra Kingsford Smith School Age Care

10/25/2021 4:00:00 PM

Positive and fun disco for return to the School age Care program.

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Annette Wills

Phone
0420 532 483

Email
kingsfordsmithsac@ywca-canberra.org.au

SciScouts- Scouts ACT

10/25/2021 6:30:00 PM

Four evening webinars on food science in partnership with Fizzics Education and Virtual Excursions Australia for up to 400 kids aged 5 – 15.

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Georgia Elliott
Phone
0466 627 244

Email
sciscoutsact@gmail.com

Narrabundah Early Childhood School

10/26/2021 10:00:00 AM

A week of fun and interactive activities that support and promote children’s relationships and social skills in a culturally safe environment.

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Donna Seal

Phone
6142 3828

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

Lake Tuggeranong College

10/26/2021 11:21:00 AM

Celebration in class movie lesson and pizza party for Animal Science classes.

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Kerrie Barnard
Phone
6142 3693

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

Kidsafe ACT

10/26/2021 2:45:00 PM

Virtual community engagement safety campaign.

Who For
Open to the public

Contact Person
Jes

Phone
0411 433 965

Email
Jes@kidsafeact.com.au

YWCA Lyneham School Age Care

10/26/2021 4:00:00 PM

Positive and fun disco for return to the School age Care program.

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Philip Panicker
Phone
0406 375 154

Email
Lynehamsac@ywca-canberra.org.au

Lake Tuggeranong College

10/27/2021

Students will create an aboriginal garden in our Agriculture plot and celebrate with a pizza lunch.

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Ms Chandra Kanta

Phone
6142 3692

Email
chandra.kanta@ed.act.edu.au

Gungaderra Troop, Birralee Scout Group

10/27/2021

Gungaderra Troop Scouts will put together care packages to send to Defence Force Members who are currently serving overseas.

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Andrew Preston
Phone
0400 516 582

Email
gungaderrascouts@gmail.com

Lake Tuggeranong College

10/27/2021 1:00:00 PM

Celebration Pizza Lunch for Year 12 Biology students.

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Ms Chandra Kanta

Phone
6142 3693

Email
chandra.kanta@ed.act.edu.au

Farrer Primary School

10/27/2021 11:00:00 AM

School rock painting event, theme of Friendship. Students, parent and carers will distribute rocks and rocks will also form part of a friendship bench.

Who For
Inhouse and local community
Contact Person
Emma Schremmer
Phone
0432 643 776

Email
emma.schremmer@ed.act.edu.au

Torrens Preschool

10/27/2021 11:00:00 AM

Grandparents will be invited to read, play and have morning tea with children followed by planting a native plant in our garden.

Who For
Inhouse and local community

Contact Person
Caroline Doverty

Phone
6142 2857

Email
Caroline.Doverty@ed.act.edu.au

YWCA Charles Conder School Age Care

10/27/2021 4:00:00 PM

Positive and fun disco for return to the School age Care program.

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Kathleen Foot

Phone

0451 681 247

Email
charlescondersac@ywca-canberra.org.au

YWCA Gilmore School Age Care

10/27/2021 4:00:00 PM

Positive and fun disco for return to the School age Care program.

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Emily Kalthofen

Phone
0406 379 513

Email
gilmoresac@ywca-canberra.org.au

YWCA Hawker School Age Care

10/27/2021 4:00:00 PM

Positive and fun disco for return to the School age Care program.

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Sathi Paul

Phone

0420 532 506

Email
hawkersac@ywca-canberra.org.au

Lake Tuggeranong College

10/28/2021 1:00:00 PM

Celebration pizza lunch for Year 12 Chemistry students.

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Ms Chandra Kanta

Phone
6142 3693

Email
chandra.kanta@ed.act.edu.au

Macgregor Primary School

10/28/2021 10:00:00 AM

Child focused, fun, outdoor learning day including a giant obstacle course.

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Catherine Dillon

Phone

6142 1600

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

Campbell Cottage YWCA

10/28/2021 2:16:00 PM

Science Open day where each classroom creates and presents their favorite project and experiments to their peers, teachers and families.

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Sanny Saengmanee

Phone
6185 2084

Email
campbell.cottage@ywca-canberra.org.au

Margaret Hendry OSHC program

10/28/2021 4:00:00 PM

Baking together activity in which families share their secret recipes.

Who For
Inhouse and local community
Contact Person
kamaljeet kaur

Phone

0436 816 250

Email
kamaljeet.kaur@wcs.org.au

Nutrition Australia ACT

10/28/2021 4:00:00 PM

Live online inter-generational cooking workshop for children and their grandparents.

Who For
Open to the public

Contact Person
Brittany Pennay

Phone
6162 2583

Email
bpennay@act.nutritionaustralia.org

YWCA Macquarie School Age Care

10/28/2021 4:00:00 PM

Positive and fun disco for return to the School age Care program.

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Sasha Hurley

Phone

0437 527 054

Email
macquariesac@ywca-canberra.org.au

Lake Tuggeranong College

10/29/2021

Celebration pizza Lunch for Year 11 Chemistry students.

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Ms Chandra Kanta

Phone
6142 3693

Email
chandra.kanta@ed.act.edu.au

Kingsford Smith Preschool

10/29/2021 10:43:00 AM

Creation of a musical sound garden.

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Maciline Moyo

Phone

6142 3399

Email
maciline.moyo@ed.act.edu.au

Communities@Work

10/29/2021 2:00:00 PM

Children from our long day care and co sited school will enjoy a combined afternoon tea and play session.

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Michelle Born

Phone
 6142 3824

Email
michelle.born@commsatwork.org

Nido Early School Amaroo

10/29/2021 3:00:00 PM

Afternoon tea to celebrate all grandparents in children’s lives, including a painting and craft display. Art items will be donated to our local aged care home.

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Chelsea Petrie

Phone

0450 190 269

Email
cl.amaroo@nidoearlyschool.com.au

YWCA Majura School Age Care

10/29/2021 4:00:00 PM

Positive and fun disco for return to the School age Care program.

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Damian Miles

Phone
0447 474 912

Email
majurasac@ywca-canberra.org.au

Wonderschool Early Learning Service

10/29/2021 6:00:00 PM

Exhibition to showcase children’s learning and their journey of ‘becoming’.

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Mehru

Phone

5114 3300

Email
mehru.nisa@wonderschool.com.au

Wonderschool Throsby

10/29/2021 6:00:00 PM

Annual exhibition planned and hosted by students for families where children can showcase and celebrate their learning.

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Uzma Shakeel or Jess Gay

Phone
5104 4599

Email
jess.gay@wonderschool.com.au

O'Connor Cooperative School

10/29/2021 9:00:00 AM

Market day hosted by the children, including face painting, bust a balloon, lucky dips, treasure hunt, funky hair, and much more!

Who For
Inhouse and local community
Contact Person
Nathan Young

Phone

0429 778 077

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

St Monica's Primary School

10/29/2021 9:00:00 AM

Wellbeing Fri-yay encompassing a Walkathon around the school grounds and letter writing to our Grandparents and Special friends.

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Luke Donnelly

Phone
6258 5105

Email
luke.donnelly@cg.catholic.edu.au

Gilmore Primary School

10/29/2021 9:30:00 AM

Creation of a collaborative multimodal artwork which will be photographed and published into books for home, school and the community through an artist study of Beci Orpin using her community artworks and book Take Heart Take Action.

Who For
Open to the public
Contact Person
Sarah Grainger

Phone

6142 1780

Email
sarah.grainger@ed.act.edu.au

Monash School Preschool

10/30/2021

Preschool families will work with our Communities@Work OSHC provider to create some Butterfly Gardens in our preschool.

Who For
Inhouse and local community

Contact Person
Sarah Reece

Phone
6142 1660

Email
sarah.reece@ed.act.edu.au

Tuggeranong District Girl Guides

10/30/2021 10:00:00 AM

Picnic for Girl Guides to share with/reconnect with elders in their lives – grandparents, other family members and Tuggeranong Trefoil Guild (members of Girl Guiding aged over 50).

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Tara Willoughby

Phone

0401 881 537

Email
tara.j.willoughby@gmail.com

Canberra and Region Multiple Birth Association

10/30/2021 2:00:00 PM

Sensory play event for families of twins, triplets or more.

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Jo Knox

Phone
0401 179 818

Email
president@carmba.org.au

Northside Community Service

10/31/2021 11:00:00 AM

Celebrate and showcase cultural diversity of the families of Margaret Hendry school and community.

Who For
Inhouse and local community
Contact Person
Lisa Navarro-Bustos

Phone

0450 557 199

Email
lisa.navarro-bustos@northside.asn.au

Council on the Ageing ACT

10/31/2021 12:00:00 PM

Intergenerational activities (online or in person) to celebrate ACT Childrens Week and ACT Grandparents Day. at the time.

Who For
Inhouse and local community

Contact Person
Kirsten Cross

Phone
 6282 3777

Email
contact@cotaact.org.au

Parentline ACT Incorporated

21/10/2021 12noon-2pm

Lunchtime briefing on current resources and emerging research for Parentline volunteer telephone and face to face counsellors about providing advice to grandparents as carers.

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Parentline ACT Inc

Phone

6287 3833

Email
parentline@parentlineact.org.au

Goodstart ANU Early Learning Centre

25/10/2021 – 29/10/2021

Grandparents Day morning tea, a dress-up and friendship BBQ day, a teddy bears picnic day, as well as art/craft and fun psychical activities throughout the week.

Who For
Inhouse and local community

Contact Person
Iona Charchalis

Phone
0416 862 525

Email
icharchalis@goodstart.org.au

Winyu Early Childhood Service

1/11/2021  9:30:00 AM

 Grandparents morning tea and story telling session.

Who For
Inhouse and local community
Contact Person
Kiki Luk

Phone

6185 2087

Email
winyu@ywca-canberra.org.au

Marymead Child and Family Centre

1/11/2021 10:00:00 AM

Boundless Buddies supported playgroup activities for children of all abilities, including a bbq, fruit and book giveaway.

Who For
Open to the public

Contact Person
Jaclyn Callaghan

Phone
0437 778 498

Email
jaclyn.callaghan@marymead.org.au

Wonderschool - Woden Pty Ltd

1/11/2021 11:00:00 AM

Visit by local Aboriginal elder, gardening collaboration with local Senior Citizens club and grandparents or older family members.

Who For
Inhouse and local community
Contact Person
Isabel Thomas

Phone

5114 3355

Email
woden@wonderschool.com.au

Chifley Preschool

2/11/2021 10:00:00 AM

Preschooler/grandparent or grandfriend morning tea and games (board, ball, etc)

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
CAROLYN DUNPHY

Phone
0427 220 619

Email
CAROLYN.DUNPHY@ED.ACT.EDU.AU

Wattle Early Learning Centre

3/11/2021 12:00:00 PM

Workshop for children and their families by Duncan Smith and the Wiradjuri Echoes about their culture’s intergenerational importance.

Who For
Inhouse and local community
Contact Person
Ashleigh Daly

Phone

 6248 7647

Email
director@wattleecc.org.au

Duffy Primary School

4/11/2021 9:00:00 AM

Creation of nature exploration bags for students to take to nearby locations and explore our local environments.

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Alice Lollback

Phone
6142 2510

Email
alice.lollback@ed.act.edu.au

Lyons Early Childhood School P&C

5/11/2021 6:00:00 AM

An exhibition of artworks, by the children, inspired by stories told by parents, grandparents and community elders. The theme is Connection.

Who For
Inhouse and local community
Contact Person
Elizabeth Sebesfi

Phone

0424 099 802

Email
beths@360earlyeducation.com.au

Aranda Primary School

5/11/2021 10:00:00 AM

Children will read Australian picture books to their grandparents. Session videoed then shared.

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Shannon Jones

Phone
0405 454 920

Email
shannon.jones@ed.act.edu.au

Margaret Hendry School P&C

5/11/2021 10:00:00 AM

Intergenerational art competition where a child can submit alongside their grandparent an artistic piece representative of their feelings of pandemic impact.

Who For
Inhouse and local community
Contact Person
Emma Clisby

Phone

0404 197 912

Email
margarethendry.pc@gmail.com

Pearce Preschool

5/11/2021 10:00:00 AM

Games morning & morning tea for preschoolers & their grandparents/grandfriends.

Who For
Inhouse only

Contact Person
Carolyn Dunphy

Phone
0427 220 619

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

Roundabout Canberra

6/11/2021 10:00:00 AM

Regular volunteers will be invited to bring their grandchildren/children to a special volunteering session and morning tea to share knowledge about Roundabout Canberra and participate in activities together.

Who For
Inhouse only
Contact Person
Jodie Irvine

Phone

0439 765 556

Email
jodie@roundaboutcanberra.org