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[25 May 2016 | No Comment | ]
National Reconciliation Week

How do you talk to children about reconciliation? It is part of our identity as Australians today to work for reconciliation with our Indigenous sisters and brothers. We know what has happened in the past was wrong and so in Reconciliation Week we remember the journey and share our commitment to a better way forward together. If you are looking for information to help understand the journey… Continue reading

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[10 May 2016 | No Comment | ]
Resourcing, Development Training, Continuing Education…

Resourcing, Development Training, Continuing Education – whatever term you use, we are talking about what you take time to do to continue to improve your practice in a certain area. We often have these goals in workplaces, but what about the different ministries we are involved in? How do we continue to be the best Christian witnesses we can be for our roles with children, families,… Continue reading

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[19 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
Thinking e-safety

We hear too many stories of children who have been scared and made more vulnerable by Cyber-bullying or other misuse of social media. The good news is that something is been done to help! The Australian Government has been working at how to make the online world safer for kids – just check out what has been achieved in just 6 months by the Office of the Children’s esafety… Continue reading

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[30 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
Re-Imagining the Uniting Church in NSW and the ACT

Judyth Roberts worked on a project for Uniting Mission and Education from 2011-2013 with the aims of exploring the potential of Godly Play, Messy church and playgroups in Uniting Churches. This it the final report with recommendations. Download: Re-Imagining the Uniting Church in NSW and the… Continue reading

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[4 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
Review of SRE in 2014

The Department of Education and Communities  (DEC) have informed their SRE Consultative Group that they are commissioning a review of Special Religious Education (SRE) and Special Education in Ethics (SEE) in 2014, in line with a recommendation from a Parliamentary Enquiry in 2012. This is an opportunity to survey SRE in recent years in terms of procedures and teaching, and also gather new data… Continue reading

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[11 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
NEW Cyber Smart Resources

Cybersmart is a website which provides activities, resources and practical advice to help young kids, kids, teens and parents safely enjoy the online world. You might think this is just an issue for teens but younger kids are ‘connected’ and making use of online/social media at an increasing rate too! Through the online story books/videos, games and downloadable youtube videos you can… Continue reading

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[4 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Play is More Than an Enjoyable Waste of Time

More and more I get requests from parents wanting to know more about my music playgroups and if there are places available. It made me think, what are parents really looking for and why? What I found was that parents want the best for their child/ren (as most parents do); however, they also want to start education early and not just ‘play’. My alert systems went berserk to say the least –… Continue reading