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MUMS HAVING A BAD HAIR DAY

A brand new Hair Salon with Free Babysitting and an experienced au pair who will entertain your children in a fantastic play area while you sit back, relax and get pampered. So come down and see us! Hair ‘n’ Play is open 9.30am-6pm Monday to Friday Evenings and Saturday by appointment

8/18 Caryota Court Coconut Grove

08 8985 4848

jo@hair-n-play.com | www.hair-n-play.com


ST ANDREW PRIMARY SCHOOL AND EARLY LEARNING CENTRE

Quality Education and Care for 3 year olds to Year 6

• Innovative and engaging learning supported by a technologically rich program • iPad program • Small class sizes • Affordable low fees • Magnificent grounds and facilities

The Early Learning Centre welcomes new enquiries to join our learning fun and creativity. St Andrew Lutheran Primary School 94 Leanyer Drive, Leanyer P: 8945 1044 F: 8927 5739 E: sals.admin@ntschools.net www.standrew.nt.edu.au ELC: 0411 816 833 - sals.earlylearning@ntschools.net


OUR STORY...

NT Christian Schools has been delivering high quality Christian education, training and care to young Territorians for over 30 years and is committed to continuing to develop its outstanding schools and other training and educational entities into the future. We are committed to supporting parents in the nurturing of their children and to the promotion of strong partnerships between home and school in each of our school communities.

NT Christian Schools have the following campuses in Darwin MARRARA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE www.mcc.nt.edu.au | Ph 8920 2000 PALMERSTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL www.pcs.nt.edu.au | Ph 8932 3377 SATTLER CHRISTIAN COLLEGE www.scc.nt.edu.au | Ph 8983 1268 NT CHRISTIAN COLLEGE with Campuses at Marrara and Palmerston

Christian Communities Learning Together, Offering Hope For more information on these schools or any of our other campuses, please see our website for further details.

www.ntcsa.nt.edu.au

Email admin@ntcsa.nt.edu.au


CHOICE AND CHALLENGE IN THE MIDDLE YEARS

Secondary schools are very different places to those experienced by parents and grandparents. They offer very different programs and co-curricular programs for students in the teenage years. These programs maintain their engagement with school, and allow students to explore their world and themselves in the world. The Essington School Darwin has been a leading, innovative Middle School in Darwin from its establishment 15 years ago. In the mid 1990s it pioneered Middle School education in Darwin. The Essington School Principal, David Cannon said: “Beyond the classroom programs in Middle School, it is important for students to be engaged, connected and affirmed as they grow through these early adolescent years. Choice and challenge in co-curricular programs is important for students from Years 6 to 9, and we work to provide a variety of optional programs for our students”. The Essington School’s Music, Singing and Dance programs provide a focus for the creative talent of students in the Middle School. A large number are involved in after school music lessons, band and singing practice, and dance activities. The School is planning to expand its after school and Saturday programs in music, singing and dance in 2013. Students over 14 years of age are all involved in the outstanding Duke of Edinburgh Award program with most students attaining their Bronze Award by the end of Year 10. This program provides students with a structured community service and outdoor adventure program. Students also participate in School outdoor education camps at Years 6 and 7 level to different locations including Lake Bennett, and Litchfield National Park. Students can also participate in a number of optional student tours to the snow (for skiing and snowboarding), Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, Singapore, and to the School’s sister school in Tokyo. In 2013 students will also have the opportunity to participate in student tours to Borneo, and to Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. The School’s growing Asian Languages and Culture programs will see an increasing number of tours available to students to Asia. Because of the schools limited number of classes, and small class numbers enrolments are limited at all levels. Early enrolments for Years 6 to 9 are encouraged with limited places available. For further information contact the School’s Registrar on Phone 8985 0100 for further information.


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It’s Holiday Fun Time and what better way to enjoy a family day out than at Leanyer Recreation Park. Great facilities and fun for everyone - check out our Holiday program and calendar and come and enjoy!

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216 Vanderlin Drive, Leanyer E leanyer@ymca.org.au | Ph 08 8927 4199

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IC CARE WANT L O H T A C D N A TCCG O ENJOY A TO INVITE YOU T AMILY FUN DAY F S A M T IS R H PRE-C ium Sunday 9th Marrara Indoor Stad 9:00am- 12:00pm

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le, craft, santa, Free sausage sizz g, rock climbing, n ti in a p ce fa , rt conce alloon sculpters, jumping castle, B and much more!

45 Malak Cres, Malak NT 0812 PO Box 43120, Casuarina NT 0811 Ph (08) 8920 0600 | F (08) 8920 0622 E info@daycaredarwin.com.au W www.territorychildcare.org.au

My son once said “Christmas was for children and his mother”. He was right in a way as I just love Christmas with all the modern day trappings of shoppin g for presents, planning the food for christmas dinner, Chr istmas decorations, listening to Christmas carols and ponderi ng on the biblical account of the very first Christmas. It is imp ortant to create Christmas traditions for your family. Family traditions create the fibre that holds families together. Think bac k over your own childhood to a special Christmas and pin poin t what made that Christmas so memorable. It may have bee n the Christmas tree, or the presents of a special person or it may have been just having a wonderful time with family. Maybe Christmas memories weren’t that wonderful for you . Don’t despair write a new Christmas script especially for you r family. Put on your favourite Christmas CD gather up paper and pen and make a list of all things Christmas. Now put a tick beside the points that are doable for this Christmas. Plan to add something to Christmas from your list every year. You are now on your way to creating a positive Christmas tradition for your family. Take lots of happy family photos and use the Christm as photo album as a part of your Christmas décor and as reco rd of family christmases gone by. Another way to get into the Christmas spirit is to think of others. Use your special talents to create something to give as a gift to neighbours and friends for example homemade cookies or a homemade Christmas tree decoration. I like to make mini christmas cakes. If you are time poor, wrap up a few sweets in cellophane and tie them up with a pretty ribbon. It is a good idea to start planning for Christm as early so that you aren’t overwhelmed on the day. Get as many jobs done in advance as possible. For example have the presents all wrapped up two weeks before the big day, give the house a good clean beforehand so that a quick clea n is all that is needed. Plan Christmas dinner then shop for the ingredients in advance. Factor into your Christmas som e rest as overtired Christmas providers can turn the whole day on its head and the memories created may not be that positive . Above all relax and enjoy the day with your family no one will even notice if the ham is a bit overdone. So get into the Christmas spir it and plan to have the best Christmas ever.

Cheers! From Territory Child Care Gr oup


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Baby products for everyone’s budget Lay-by, gift registry and convenient hire service available Pre-loved items bought and sold Come in and see our staff for advice you can depend on

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DARWIN’S LEADING BABY BOUTIQUE

For the largest selection of specialty gifts and clothing for babies to preschoolers.

Little Lamb is stocked to the brim with amazing new gifts and stunning new summer clothing including swimwear. Come in and discover the best Christmas gifts for the little ones in your life from stocking stuffers to keepsakes to treasure forever.

Shop 3 / 4 Rowling Street, Casuarina, NT 0810

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Gifts. Clothing. Toys. Nursery accessories. Practical solutions.


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—Pet Minding —Daily visits —Animal feeding / water change —Kitty litter cleaning —Cage or pen cleaning —Pooper scooping —Dog walking

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KidsLife Magazine December 2012  

KidsLife Magazine December 2012

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