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[1 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
Co-ordinator: Special Religious Education and Child (Vulnerable Persons) Protection

Hi. My name is Emma Parr and I have recently taken on the role of co-ordinating the work of Uniting Church Scripture (Special Religious Education) teachers in Government Schools in NSW & ACT. I am also responsible for co-ordinating the Child Protection requirements for volunteers within Congregations.

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[15 Mar 2010 | 5 Comments | ]
Next Gen Godly Play Report

by Judyth Roberts Dec 21st, 2009

In late 2009 research was undertaken in the US and the UK by the Uniting Church Assembly to explore ways that Godly Play may be nurtured and implemented in the Australian church context.

Godly Play is able to provide a powerful way to engage children’s spirituality, … continue reading

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[10 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]
ABS reports baby boom in Australia

The ABS reports that with just over 300,000 births for the year ending 30 June 2009, “Australia’s total fertility rate reached a 30 year high with just under 2 babies per woman, the highest since 1977”. The population growth rate is also at its highest level since 1969.

What might this … continue reading

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[10 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]
ABC3 aims for place at heart of children’s TV

ABC3 launched last week, snagging just under 50% of the total viewing audience Australia wide (82% in Perth). Designed to be specifically for children – much like CBBC in the UK – the new digital-only channel is showing a range of shows for kids from Australia and around the world. … continue reading

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[13 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
Child Friendly Church Awards

Download the questionnaire to help you gauge How Child Friendly your church is.

How Child Friendly is Your Church?

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[6 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
An Ethics Course in NSW Primary Schools?

There has been a surprising amount of media coverage concerning the proposal to trial a 10 week ethics course in 7 primary schools. The course is designed by the St James Ethics Centre and is supported by the P&C executive. If the trial is successful, it is intended that an … continue reading

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[6 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]
Protecting Australia’s Children

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) recently endorsed “Protecting Australia’s Children is Everyone’s Business, National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009 – 2020”.

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[15 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
Forum 2009 – Valuing Volunteers

This event is primarily designed for SRE coordinators and ministry coordinators (such as children’s and youth ministers), but would be equally relevant to leaders of ‘not for profit’ agencies which rely heavily on volunteers for the bulk of their staffing.

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[14 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]
30th Anniversary of United Nations: International Year of the Child

Surely a time to celebrate the contribution of children to the life of the church and challenge the church to fresh vision, inspired by the spirit of the child. Visit Year of the Child 2009

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[20 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
Top 10 suburbs for babies!

Where are the babies being born in NSW? Check out the top 10 suburbs and if you live in one, think about how your church could reach out to those families with young children? Source