“Kids That Care” Classes

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CHANGE AND NEW CLASS TIMES !!! or scroll down for THE 3 HOUR  HOLIDAY EXCURSION OR WORKSHOP DETAILS…

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( I am not very computer savy. ha ha!! so sorry for delay or mistakes )

My name is  lee, I am operating A cultural & environmental awareness childrens class involving teaching  indigenous Aboriginal craft,music, instrument making,  knowledge, weaving, and basic wood work with nature derived materials.

Kids that care” was the chosen name to describe these classes that would aim to unite children to learn, participate and support a wonderful cause. Then lead into world wide cultures, sustainability and land conservation.

To me “there is nothing more pure, inspirational and humbling then to witness a child  learn and foster  compassion, and goodwill for man kind and the land”.

My Daughter Tahlia came up with this thoughtful idea and called this year” The year of making a difference”. So I wanted to be her voice and support her and be the voice for other children who want to make a difference.

The me file…

I hold a current working with children first aid certificate and working with children blue card. I am a child care worker at a Montesorri  Kindy in Cooroy . I am a local Environmental Artist, and have a certificate in Visual and Applied Arts. I was  an active registered fundraiser for the Spastic Centre Society of South Australia. And Currently I support green peace and also are supporting Aboriginal youth projects through my art and now through this new venture.

And of course i cant forget I am also a Homeschooling mumma of my two dear girls. The following information goes into more details……
I thought i would take this opportunity to say thank you to you all, there is certainly a wonderful and thoughtful community of families and children out there who want to extend their knowledge into our Aboriginal history in a fun practical way by incorporating local natural resources. We will extend into world wide culture especially cultures that need our support(or even crisis situations such as natural disaster stricken areas) and land care and sustainability.

As inspiration and guidance for my two girls for homeschooling, I have embraced some guidance from a Waldorf Steiner Curriculum that I have for grades 3-4. For some rhythmic, season and nature based teaching I also combine a Steiner philosophy with Montessori (child interest lead methods) that I have gathered from working within the Cooroy Montessorri Kindergarten called ” Karinya Children s House”. So I would love to lead these classes with a similar approach to ensure that the childrens enthusiasm for information and the strength of social unity with other children will flourish.

I believe in sensory education so hand, sound, sight, touch, and heart will be a major focus. With hands on craft/construction, outdoor elements, touching textures of naturally derived craft resources, listening to cultural music and the outside ochestra of birdlife and of course encouraging and nurturing their sense of mindfulness within their own hearts. What they care about and how they feel they could contribute to the world. Leaving them with confidence, understanding, support and trust that their voices, fears, concerns, questions or interests are being heard.

These topics and themes will open up their knowledge appreciation, admiration and understanding of different cultures and the land around them. Giving them a sense of Being, Belonging, and Becoming in this world

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At this stage we are planning three ” Kids That Care” classes:

Tuesdays            

11.00 am – 12.00 ***(nearly full)  Looks to be developing into a demand for an additional earlier class, looking into starting a 9.30 am-10.30 am  for a younger class under 4 year old s )

Wednesdays    

  3.30 pm-4.30 pm  

Fridays (***new ) 11.00 am – 12.00  (moved from  the original afternoon time)  plus a  possible 9.30am-10.30am for under 4 year olds.

Classes are $10 with $1 from each fee going directly to support SevGen (Seven Generations of Aboriginal Heritage)

HOLIDAY PROGRAM POSSIBILITY If the interest is there – WOW ITS NEARLY HOLIDAYS? I am very excited and would love any feed back on the following Three hourly holiday themes.

1st Week of Holidays ( Children under 4 must please be accompanied by a parent or carer)

Tuesday          4th April 10 – 1 pm 

 

Museum Excursion” . An exciting visit to the local Noosa Shire Museum,  Meeting at 29 Factory Rd Pomona for an “Aboriginal Discovery  Experience”Walk the reconciliation trail finishing with light refreshments provided at Coormoora Creek Park Pomona local park ( Close walking distance from Museum).

 

Wednesday   5th April 10 – 1 pm

 

“Fun Screen Free & Hand made (by the children) Aboriginal themed games with talk from guest speaker either Terri Waller from SevGen (She has proudly been nominated for international Woman s Day this year) or another significant speaker. Located at Peregian (Personal address given via texting Lee please on 041490877) Morning tea provided.

 

Friday            7th April 10 – 1 pm

 

“Beach & Bush Walk Excursion in Peregian Beach” . Focusing on “Safety in the Surf” with local Surf Life Saver and Surf Awareness
instructor Jason Letheby. As well as a talk on the endangered species of local birds by Tahlia. Walk starting at our classes location in Peregian Beach ( Please text lee on 041490877 for address) morning tea provided

2nd Week of Holidays

 

Tuesday           11th April        10 – 1 pm

 

“Beach & Bush Walk Excursion in Peregian Beach” . Focusing on “Safety in the Surf” with local Surf Life Saver and Surf Awareness
instructor Jason Letheby. As well as a talk on the endangered species of local birds by Tahlia. Walk starting at our classes location in Peregian Beach ( Please text lee on 041490877 for address

 

Wednesday    12th April        10 – 1 pm
Museum Excursion” . An exciting visit to the local Noosa Shire Museum,  Meeting at 29 Factory Rd Pomona for an “Aboriginal Discovery  Experience”  & walk to the reconciliation site,  finishing with light lunch provided with a picnic at Cooroora Creek Park Pomona local park ( Close walking distance from Museum)
Friday             14th of April      10 – 1 pm
 “Fun Screen Free & Hand made (by the children) Aboriginal themed games with talk from guest speaker either Terri Waller from SevGen (She has proudly been    nominated for international Woman s Day this year) or another significant speaker. Located at Peregian (Personal address given via texting Lee please on 041490877) light refreshments provided.

Cost per 3 hour session  for a family is $28 includes light refreshments. ($2 donated towards Sevgen) 

More details to be confirmed on what to pack & safety information.

I would love to hear any feedback, questions or interest on the holiday programs and classes.

Yours with hope and heart felt enthusiasm

Lee and Tahlia

“Kids That Care” (Craft for a Cause)

“Treading Lightly, laughing loudly & loving deeply”

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