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[19 Jul 2016 | No Comment | ]
Beyond Festival October long weekend Family Camping fun!

Looking for a family activity for the long weekend in October? Looking for a richly diverse community passionate about justice and the common good to spend some time with as a family? Beyond Festival describes itself as “a boutique festival celebrating creativity, justice and genuine community” and is open to all ages. There will be a kids program for primary school ages, jumping castles… Continue reading

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[6 Jul 2016 | No Comment | ]
Education Week 1-5th August 2016

A great opportunity to celebrate our partnership with schools is in Education Week each year! This year from 1-5th August, Schools will be showcasing the fantastic achievements of Public Education both within schools and in the local community. Do you have a connection to your local school, perhaps teaching Special Religious Education, or you may be involved in breakfast programs or… Continue reading

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[3 Jun 2016 | No Comment | ]
Sydney Godly Play Core Training 14-16 July

Coming up soon there will be a core training for Godly Play storytellers and door keepers. An essential for those wanting to practice Godly Play, and an enriching spiritual discipline. The 3-day training is Thursday 14th Friday 15th and Saturday 16th July at Manly Village Uniting Church.   For more information visit: www.godlyplay.org.au/training/sydney-nsw-2/ The full cost is… Continue reading

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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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[9 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
Father’s Day Ideas

The first Sunday in September is Father’s Day! Here are some simple ideas for children to make a small gift for the special men in their lives – maybe their Dad, their Grandpa, an uncle, a brother. Dad’s Survival Kit A fun surprise for a father or grandfather needing a lift! How? Take a clear plastic or cellophane bag and put in: a packet of Smarties a Time Out bar a sherbet lolly or… Continue reading

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[10 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
2015 Review of Special Religious Education and Special Education in Ethics in NSW government schools

As you may be aware there is currently a review of SRE and SEE taking place, and you are invited to give feedback to this review. Why is the review being conducted? In 2012 the NSW Legislative Council General Purpose Standing Committee No 2, chaired by the Hon Marie Ficarra MLC released a report on the Education Amendment (Ethics Classes Repeal) Bill 2011. This report recommended that Special… Continue reading

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[3 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Godly Play Core Training – Sydney 15-17 June 2015

Good News! Godly Play Australia will be running a 3-day Core Training for Godly Play Storytellers and Doorkeepers in Sydney in June! Date: 15th-16th-17th June 2015 Location: Manly Village Uniting Church Cost: $600pp If assistance with cost would help you attend this training, you can apply for UME short course scholarship for this training. See: www.ume.nsw.uca.org.au This is… Continue reading

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[2 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Working with Children Checks – due BEFORE 31st March 2015

The NEW Working With Children Check for NSW What does my church need to do? What do I need to do? The new Working with Children Check for NSW began on 15th June 2013. ALL volunteers/staff working with children in the church must apply for a new Working with Children Check clearance number, and have it verified by their church BEFORE 31st March 2015. For any new volunteer or worker, their… Continue reading