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ISSUE 37 September/October 2019 BRISBANE

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ay, spring has sprung, is anyone else excited to see the mercury rising?! As we roll into summer, the first thing on many people’s minds is getting back in the water. Whether it’s splashing in the pool or taking a trip to the beach, living in a warm climate means that water activities are always on the agenda. But what if you can’t swim? I’m faced with this problem every day. As one of those unfortunate people that grew up in a big (English) city, I never learnt to swim as a child. Now I have a very profound fear of water which has stuck with me throughout my adult life. “Just jump in…” people often say, “you’ll get over your fear once you take lessons…” is another. I’ve tried, failed, tried and failed. (I know, I know, I’ll try again!) Because of this, ensuring my kids learn to swim to a high level is top of the activities list. As the biggest hypocrite ever, I’m parked on the side of the pool

(with very dry feet) coaxing them into the water to learn this vital lifesaving skill, knowing that you’ve got to do it early before they are too old and end up like me! So, this issue swim is IN! We chat to the Centre Manager at leading swim school Kingswim, to find out the critical swim skills every child should learn. And to help get your kids into the pool, we have a comprehensive directory of all the swim schools across the region. As well as getting splashy, we check out the impressive program at St Rita’s College that is enhancing girls’ participation in mathematics and numeracy programs. And we sit down with local legend Matt Golinski to find out all about his involvement in a fab charity that helps to bring veggie gardens to schools. With love,

Angela xo

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SWIM IS IN!: We all want our kids to be fit

EDUCATION: The local school enhancing

and active, but swimming is more than just

girls’ participation in mathematics and

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FROM THE EDITOR ................................................................................................................ 3 WHAT’S ON: The best events in Brisbane for September and October .............................. 7 EVENTS SPECIAL: What’s on this month at Brisbane Arts Theatre................................... 8 LOCAL NEWS: The latest news from across the region ........................................................ 10 CHECK THIS OUT: The latest products topping our #want list ..........................................12

INTERVIEW: Five minutes with Matt Golinski ...................................................................... 19 THINGS TO DO: All the kid-friendly fun at Brisbane’s Southbank this spring................. 20 REVIEWS: Movies and books for the family........................................................................... 25 ACTIVE: Helping every child find a sport they love............................................................... 28 SWIM SPECIAL: Ready to dive in? Here’s our directory of swim schools near you.......... 31 CLASSIFIEDS: Family friendly products and services.......................................................... 33 RECIPE: Make veggies fun with these Broccolini® Ham Cheese Muffin Trees!................ 34

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SPOT - LIVE ON STAGE! 28 SEPTEMBER Redland Performing Arts Centre Cleveland | rpac.com.au Spot is one of the most loved dogs in the world, and he’s coming to Australia for a farmyard adventure! Can you help Spot and his friends find all of the animals when they arrive at the farm? Don’t miss this chance to see Eric Hill’s mischievous puppy come to life on stage with puppetry and songs for the whole family to enjoy during the school holidays.

Laser Beak Man 2–5 OCTOBER QPAC, Playhouse qpac.com.au

Based on the distinctive work of visual artist Tim Sharp, the world of Laser Beak Man is brought to life in puppet form in this stunning visual theatre work loaded with cutting-edge digital imagery and spectacular free-flying AirOrbs.

Sensory Friendly Session at Sparklab 11 SEPTEMBER

From 3pm to 5.45pm, the museum will turn down the sound and make accommodations to support visitors who prefer a quieter, sensory-friendly experience. Entry to some of the ticketed exhibitions will be strictly limited to ensure visitors with sensory processing challenges can comfortably explore the museum. There will also be a peaceful Chill Out Zone set up as a dedicated quiet space for use during the visit. K I D S O N T H E C O A S T.C O M . A U • K I D S I N T H E C I T Y.C O M . A U

River ofLight

6–28 SEPTEMBER Treasury Brisbane Arcadia, South Bank brisbanefestival.com.au

This art-meets-technology light-and-laser spectacle will illuminate the night and the river. Following the phenomenal success of the 2018 telling of a Dreamtime creation story of the river, this new local story will again be told by Yuggera and Toorbal man Shannon Ruska working with Oracle Liquid. Three times daily (except Monday).

Oz Comic-Con 2019 21–22 SEPTEMBER Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre ozcomiccon.com

Oz Comic-Con is Australia’s premier pop culture event, showcasing all the latest studio activations, comics, anime, cosplay and video games. Kids can leave their mark on MARVEL’s colouring wall, spark their creative desires in a range of kids comic workshops and walk tall in the Kids Cosplay Parade.

Andy’s Amazing Adventures 5–6 OCTOBER Brisbane Powerhouse brisbanepowerhouse.org For the first time ever in Australia, the star of ABC Kids and CBeebies Andy’s Wild Adventures, Andy Day, is on his time travels again, and this time, you can be there too! Fascinated by all creatures – little and large, existing or extinct – Andy is now on a mission to thrill and entertain in a brand-new live adventure. He’ll have some help too – from familiar faces, new friends and hopefully you!

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WHAT’S ON James & the Giant Peach 20 JULY TO 5 OCTOBER

James and the Giant Peach is back in Roald Dahl’s classic tale, a favourite for young and old, and a great introduction to live theatre. One day James meets a mystical old man who gives him a bag that contains the strongest magic the world has ever known. When James accidentally spills the bag near an old peach tree, the most incredible things start to happen. By Roald Dahl. Adapted by David Wood By Arrangement with Origin Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

THE SNOW QUEEN 12 OCTOBER TO 7 DECEMBER As exciting as an adventure story, far more than a fairy tale, The Snow Queen is a magical musical perfect for the whole family. There is a legend that, once upon a time, a beautiful fairy, the Snow Queen, lived on the highest, most solitary peak of the Alps. An enduring tale of strength and good vs. evil unfolds in a charming adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fable. By Kirsten Brandt and Rick Lombardo Music by Haddon Kime By Arrangement with David Spicer Productions

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My Hamster is a Genius 25 AUGUST TO 5 OCTOBER

Meet nine-year-old Benjamin Jinks and his grumpy hamster, Jasper Stinkybottom. Benjamin is a very normal boy, who hates maths. Stinky is a genius hamster, who likes carrots. Together, they are an unstoppable team! But can they overcome the evil scheming of Ben’s maths teacher, Beardy McCreedy? Find out in the world premiere adaptation of David Lowe’s striking tale of a boy and his hamster. By Dave Lowe By arrangement with Dave Lowe

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riding themselves in the provision of specialised programs for the gifted and talented, Grace Lutheran College is now offering a unique set of programs for high achieving students. “With dedicated, specialist staff who have been leaders in this field for 15 years, our Academic Enrichment Program provides individual case management and academic plans for gifted students,” explained Leigh-ann Forman, Academic Enrichment Coordinator at Grace Lutheran College, “whilst our Ignite Excellence Programs in English, Mathematics, Science, Music and Sport, are for high achieving students within those specific subject areas.” After being identified as a candidate via the application process, Isabelle entered the Ignite Excellence: Mathematics Program in Year 7. She was then provided the opportunity to complete Years 7, 8 and 9 Mathematics in two years, followed by commencing Senior School Mathematics twelve months early. “Through the use of the flip teaching model, accelerated curriculum programs and individual case management, Isabelle and her accelerated Maths class are performing at an outstanding level,” Mrs Forman said. “She and her peers are on track to finish Year 12 Mathematics Methods in Year 11, allowing them a study spare on their timetable in Year 12 to focus on their other subjects or to commence early university subjects at no charge.” Find out more at glc.qld.edu.au

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STRUCKET Spawned from a single moment of desperation, Strucket is the world’s first integrated strainer bucket with plug, invented by Sunshine Coast mother, Kelly. Just like a normal bucket (but better), the Strucket makes soaking simple and clean. Never fear putting your hand into the residual dirty, unhygienic, toxic mess again. Taking the strain out of soaking! $59.95 strucket.com

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PLAYMOBIL COUNTRY FARM On the Playmobil Farm there is so much to discover! In addition to the stables and the equipment room there is a lounge area for your Playmobil farm family. Freight elevator inventories are transported on the overhead storage. The milking machine is mobile and the apples can be picked from the tree. Set includes 2 x Playmobil adult figures, 1 x Playmobil child figure, cows, pigs, rooster, hens and chicks, cats, geese, farming tools and equipment, furnishings for the house. $149.99 rainbowfun.com.au K I D S O N T H E C O A S T.C O M . A U • K I D S I N T H E C I T Y.C O M . A U


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BABY BUM SHOWER This clever new product is an essential addition to any baby bag! Fill with clean water and your own choice of soap, and a quick squeeze creates a soft spray of cleansing soap and water, whenever you need it. Leakproof and easy to use, it doesn’t create the environmental hazard of using many baby wipes and it’s a natural way to wash away the many childhood messes. RRP: $19.95 babybumshower.com

SUNSUIT Made from lightweight and breezy 100% cotton woven fabric, these cute sunsuits are a bub wardrobe staple! In this season’s must-have balloon style, they are perfect for days spent having fun in the sun. Available in Lemon Curry, Silver Pink, Red Clay and Winter Pear. $5 bestandless.com.au

ARCH BABY BAG Need a fresh alternative to traditional nappy bag? Most nappy bags are large shoulder bags, which can be impractical for parents on the run. The ARCH baby bag easily converts from tote to backpack making it a winner with mums and dads. Convenient, stylish, and unisex! $132 archbags.com

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How long should children take swimming lessons?

We all know that swimming lessons are important. But as kids get older and schedules get busy, are our little ones quitting lessons too early?

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sk any parent and swimming lessons are usually the first activity that kids undertake. From as early as 12 weeks old, babies can head into the pool to begin the very important process of learning to swim. But as kids get older and they start to pick up other extra-curricular activities, many parents wonder how long their kids need to take lessons for.

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It’s critical that all kids learn to swim to a competent level, but it’s also important that lessons are FUN!

While this is completely dependent on the individual child children aged 12 still doing swimming lessons. and their development and confidence in the water, there is one “While children may seem competent from an early age, crucial factor to keep in mind – safety. a discontinuation of swimming lessons can result in The 2018/19 summer proved catastrophic for drownings in children losing their feel for the water both physically and Australia and compared to the previous year, there was a 60+ per psychologically,” says Terri-Anne. “What’s worrying is older cent increase in fatal drownings. children, who are less likely to be in regular Furthermore, a 2018 report by The Royal Life lessons, are usually taking part in water activities Saving Society Australia found that three out like snorkelling or surfing, often unsupervised. of four children had quit swimming classes by It’s crucial they have the ability to keep Parents often age eight – long before they’d learned skills that safe.” overestimate their themselves could save their lives. The Royal Lifesaving Report also found: children’s swimming • Only 25 per cent of children stayed in lessons While starting swim lessons early is proven to assist with children’s physical and cognitive and safety abilities, long enough to reach national safety and development, it’s important to remember the with only 2 per cent swimming benchmarks at age nine and 10. skills learnt at an early age must be maintained. • 83 per cent of 12-year-old children couldn’t tread of children aged Even stopping lessons during the winter water for two minutes (the goal for children by 12 still doing months typically results in a decline in a child’s the time they finish primary school). confidence and independence in the water, as swimming lessons. • 40 per cent couldn’t swim 50 metres of freestyle well as a drop in technique and stamina. or backstroke. Terri-Anne Ransfield, Centre Manager for • One third of children couldn’t swim 25 metres of Kingswim Lutwhyche says that even if children survival strokes. aren’t interested in competitive swimming, “Learning to swim is much more than an learning proper strokes and becoming a strong swimmer is vital. extracurricular activity, says Terri-Anne. “It’s a necessity for “Repetition is key to mastering and maintaining these children of all ages.” lifesaving skills,” Terri-Anne says. The Australian Water Safety Council’s aim is for 100 per cent Studies have shown that parents often overestimate their of children being able to achieve all their swimming and survival children’s swimming and safety abilities, with only 2 per cent of skills list before leaving primary school (see opposite).

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SURVIVAL SKILLS LIST: 1. Entry and Exit A FALL IN ENTRY AND EXIT FROM DEEP WATER

2. Sculling and body BODY AWARENESS SKILLS

3. Movement and swimming strokes SWIM CONTINUOUSLY: 50 METRES OF STROKES WITH RECOGNISED STROKE TECHNIQUE MUST BE USED

4. Survival and lifejacket skills SWIMMING, SCULLING, FLOATING IN CLOTHES FOR 3 MINUTES AND LEARNING TO FLOAT WITH A FLOTATION DEVICE AND LIFE JACKET.

5. Underwater skills SEARCHING AND SWIMMING UNDERWATER

6. Rescue skills THROWING RESCUES

7. Water safety knowledge KNOWLEDGE OF THE DANGERS IN THE AQUATIC ENVIRONMENT

8. Extension skills COMPETITIVE STROKE DEVELOPMENT

“Although it is logistically challenging to get the kids to the pool as they get older, swimming isn’t just another sporting pursuit, it’s a matter of life and death,” says Terri-Anne. “Living in Australia where 85 per cent of the population live with 50km of the coast, it’s essential we teach our kids to swim to a high level, at the minimum meeting the Australian Water Safety Council’s benchmarks.” Terri-Anne suggests all swimmers should be competent in all four of the competitive strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. “They should also have the ability to swim at least 400 metres freestyle non-stop, using the correct breathing and technique, and illustrate competence in the key safety skills,” Terri-Anne says. If a child is competent in the pool and is becoming bored with swimming lessons, Terri-Anne suggests creating more

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water options to keep them interested and build on their water knowledge. “Sports such as kayaking, canoeing, surfing, scuba diving and yachting become accessible options and great activities for the family to do together.”

WATER SAFETY AT HOME • Never leave a child unsupervised around water • Shut the gate (secure pool fencing is vital) • Learn how to swim • Learn CPR • Don’t swim alone

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5 MINUTES WITH...

MGatt olinski We sit down to chat to local legend Matt Golinksi about produce, veggie gardens and the power of slow food for kids.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT THE SUNSHINE COAST? Having grown up on the Coast and lived here most of my life, it is definitely my home and I love every part of it. I’ve lived in other places but always come back to where my heart is. It’s hard to find anywhere in the world that has a better climate, a more relaxed lifestyle or a more diverse natural beauty than the Sunshine Coast.   W H AT’S B E S T A B O U T LO C A L P R O D U C E? The key word when it comes to produce in this region is diversity. We’re lucky enough to have access to world class seafood fresh from the trawlers each day, as well as beef, pork, lamb, chicken and dairy from the hinterland, and so many different microclimates on the Coast means we have a greater variety of fruit and vegetables than probably any area in all of Australia. And what makes it the best is the pride and care taken by the producers themselves.   WHERE DO YOU SOURCE YOUR PRODUCE? I have developed some great friendships with producers on the Coast over the past 30 years, and that network means I have direct access to a lot of the best ingredients available straight to the kitchen door. As a rule, the shorter the distance that your produce travels to get to you, the fresher and better quality it is, and the better the end product.   Y O U A R E PA R T O F A C H A R I T Y T H AT H E L P S S C H O O L S B U I L D V E G G I E G A R D E N S ! T E L L U S A B O U T T H AT … Many years ago I was president of Slow Food Noosa, a convivium of a world-wide movement that advocates for good, clean, fair food. I had been to Melbourne and visited Stephanie Alexanders School Kitchen Garden in Collingwood, and saw what a powerful experience that was for the kids. I suggested to the group that this was something we should be involved in establishing within schools in our region. Slow Food Noosa has since helped lots of schools in the area set up gardens and bring kids on the coast that bit closer to understanding how food is grown and why it should be respected. K I D S O N T H E C O A S T.C O M . A U • K I D S I N T H E C I T Y.C O M . A U

Matt Golinski training Apprentice Chef Harry Jenner how to fillet the Ora King, a popular dish from View by Matt Golinski’s dinner menu. AMONGST ALL OF THIS, YOU ALSO RUN VIEW BY MAT T GOLINSK! Luckily I don’t have to do much running of the restaurant, head chef Andrew Wilcox does most of that! My involvement with View by Matt Golinski is largely a creative one. I get to experiment and come up with new dishes using all the bounty of seasonal, local ingredients that are available to us in Noosa. My favourite thing about my job at Peppers is working with the great team and showing them ingredients and techniques that they may not have seen before. We’ve all grown together so much over the past 18 months.   AND THE RESTAURANT ALSO HAS A VERY SUCCESSFUL APPRENTICE PROGRAM! Yes! I love teaching apprentices, they are the next generation of cooks, and any chance I get I like to teach them something new and inspire them to want to learn. It’s a tough industry with a low retention rate for young chefs, so the more we can encourage them and make working in a kitchen a fun experience the more likely we are to keep them.    W H AT ’S YO U R FAV O U R I T E T H I N G T O D O O N A D AY O F F ? I love just being with my girls when I get a break. I’m a keen distance and trail runner, so I do a lot of that, and I also love playing music with my friends. A N D L A S T LY, W H AT W O U L D YO U C R E AT E F O R A 7-Y E A R O L D T H AT O N LY E AT S P L A I N PA S TA A N D CHICKEN NUGGETS, TO TEMPT HER TO TRY SOMETHING NEW? (ASKING FOR A FRIEND!) One thing I’ve noticed working with kids in school gardens is that if they grow radishes and turnips from a seed into something they can pick, they’ll eat them by the armful! Try getting a kid to eat a turnip normally and they’d scream the house down, so there’s something to be said for that connection to food. Hiding zucchinis and carrots in bolognese always seems to work too! S E P T E M B E R / O C T O B E R 2019

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tuck for something to do with the kids? Kids Collective at South Bank Parklands has a bundle of kid-friendly fun happening throughout September and October. From soccer to storytelling, ballet to Big Top, there's something for every little one. And if you've got bigger ones to cater for, don't miss the exciting range of activities in store at Roma Street Parkland this September school holidays!

5 SEPTEMBER

INTERACTIVE PLAY

Roll up, roll up for an engaging session of music, dancing, games and craft; all done in Big Top style.

12 SEPTEMBER

QLD BALLET PETIT POINTERS

An early years dance class to encourage movement and rhythm, creativity and musicality in each child, whilst introducing the fundamentals of ballet.

19 SEPTEMBER ROCKET SCIENCE

Includes launching bottle rockets plus creating a rocket using colours and shapes.

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26 SEPTEMBER

SUPER SCRIBES PLAYTIME

Children will have a ball in this interactive learn and grow session that is full of play based opportunities for motor skills development. Through a range of dynamic activities, children will practice their hand-eye coordination, balance and coordination and writing skills. This session is a wonderful opportunity for children to experience the fun of social interaction through play.

3 OCTOBER

STORYTIME AND PLANTING

Have fun with Brisbane City Council's First 5 Forever storytelling and music session. Little Green Thumbs can also plant herbs into take home pots. K I D S O N T H E C O A S T.C O M . A U • K I D S I N T H E C I T Y.C O M . A U


SCHOOL HOLIDAYS AT ROMA STREET PARKLAND

10 OCTOBER TENNIS PLAY

A fun tennis class based on the racket, ball and net skills found in the game of tennis covering all fundamental motor skill elements. This program will improve your child’s personal growth focusing on movement, coordination and fun games.

26 SEPTEMBER & 3 OCTOBER INTERACTIVE ART

Using clear vinyl stickers and mixed media, create art from leaves and flower petals. Take home to hang against a window so the light cascades through.

17 OCTOBER MUSICAL PLAY

SOCCER PLAY

Join Cheeky Monkey Club on an interactive musical adventure with Kinda Oktoberfest. Yodel, dance around the maypole and do the chicken dance.

Ginger Sport comes to Kids Collective, with fun inflatable soccer fields and activities for boys and girls. No need to register, come and go as you please.

24 OCTOBER

27 SEPTEMBER & 4 OCTOBER

Fun soccer activities for boys and girls. This program will improve your child’s personal growth focusing on movement, coordination and fun games.

A fun and energetic session where children will play hilarious drama games, engage in physical activities to stretch the body and the imagination, and enjoy a scavenger hunt in the beautiful surrounds.

SOCCER PLAY

INTERACTIVE PLAY

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FUN WITH YOGA

MUSICAL PLAY

Yogababy provides fun, interactive classes involving movement & yoga postures, breathing & relaxation. Parents/carers and children learn how to be strong and calm, bringing their attention to the qualities of joy, safety and connection. Please bring along a yoga mat or towel.

Red Rocket 3's high-energy show that helps kids explore the world through music, games and a whole lot of fun! Expect crazy sing-alongs, silly dress ups, zany lyrics, improvised antics and energetic interactive games.

28 SEPTEMBER & 5 OCTOBER FUN WITH KITES

WANT TO KNOW MORE? For further information on these activities and more, head to kidscollective.com.au

Join this sustainable kite-making activity and help create a Flying Forest on Celebration Lawn. Everyone gets to make, decorate and fly an original Leaf Kite, then take your kite home to play some more!

INTERACTIVE PLAY

Free building for younger children and construction, problem-solving activities for older children.

Fun, interactive yoga classes for kids and parents.

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THINGS TO DO

ImagiNation FESTIVAL

I M A G I N AT I O N F E S T I VA L .C O M .AU 21 S E P T E M B E R – 6 O C T O B E R 2019

Bookings are essential for activities and are open now!

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eady to be inspired? The City of Logan’s ImagiNation Children’s Festival is a monster-sized program of fun, games, activities, culture, art, music, nature, technology, stories, poetry, movies and colour – lots and lots of colour! With sport, adventure, art, culture, music, dance, entertainment, animals, nature, technology, robotics, stories, poetry and cooking, the festival is designed to inspire children to play, explore and exercise their talents and unleash their creative potential. The 16-day action-packed program brings together more than 270 free and low-cost activities in every corner of the city, sparking the ImagiNation of children with a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities throughout the September/October school holidays. The festival kicks off on 21 September with

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a new event – a free Colour Blast Fun Run for 5–17 year olds. This new attraction at Griffith University, Meadowbrook Campus, is a partnership between KRANK, MSK Events and the ImagiNation Children’s Festival. Another new event to the festival this year is Movie Night at Event Cinemas. On Monday 23 September, from 2.30pm until late, for just $5 you can see any appropriately rated movie at any session. High school students need to bring Student ID and Cinebuzz card. One parent per child can also take advantage of this great offer for only $5 each with a Cinebuzz card. While most events at the ImagiNation Children’s Festival are free or low-cost, bookings are essential for most of them. Head to imaginationfestival.com.au for more information and online bookings. So, what are you waiting for?!

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Discover a rainbow fun run Learn new arts and crafts Movie nights Explore nature & adventure trails Try new sports & water activities Get creative in the kitchen Perform, dance and sing Create projects from recycled goods Have fun with technology

Launching Sat 21 Sep at Griffith Uni — Logan Campus Free colour fun run for all ages from 8.30am Limited spots available. Booking are essential — imaginationfestival.com.au

21 September to 6 October 2019 Free and low-cost activities for the school holidays

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PARENTING ARRANGEMENTS AFTER SEPARATION

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ollowing separation, there are four approaches that parents can take when setting up parenting arrangements for their children. Determining the best approach depends on several factors. If you have recently separated, answer the questions below to find out which approach might be suitable for your family. When answering, choose a single response that best describes your situation. 1. The communication between you and your ex is generally: A Very good: we communicate regularly and easily and agree about most parenting matters; B Good: we communicate when required and when we have differences, we work these out; C Poor: we communicate mainly by text or email and struggle to resolve our differences; D Non-existent: we are unable to communicate at all and disagree about everything. 2. The level of trust between you and your ex is generally: A Very High: we keep our word and uphold our agreements;

B High: there have been a few minor

issues with agreements not being followed; C Low: there have been times when core agreements have not been followed; D Very Low: there is no agreement to uphold. 3. Describe your preference regarding the structure for parenting arrangements: A Very Low: flexibility and being able to change arrangements as needed is a high priority; B Low: routine has a place but the ability to make changes to arrangements is more important; C High: routine is important and the ability to make changes should be limited; D Very High: consistency and certainty are very important. MOSTLY A’S: A verbal agreement may be the suitable arrangement for your family. MOSTLY B’S: A parenting plan may be the preferred pathway for your family . MOSTLY C’S: A consent order may be the best option for your family.

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When disaster separates Gwen from her family, she must fend for herself, all alone in the wilderness. When a wolf puppy, a Labrador, a Chihuahua, and a greyhound want to make friends, Gwen discovers talents she didn’t know she possessed. It will take all her new skills and strength just to survive. Does Gwen have what it takes to be leader of the pack? Bestselling author Anh Do returns with a wildly exciting new adventure series for ages 8–14.

By Amelia McInerney and Philip Bunting RRP $24.99

That hat is too big! That hat is too small! That hat is too short! That hat is too tall! That one’s too crazy! And that one might bite! How hard can it be to find a hat that’s just right?! A hilarious story about finding the right hat. There’s sparkly hats, noisy hats, royal hats, taco hats, even potty hats! Kids will love the laugh-out-loud rhyming text and vibrant illustrations from the award-winning creator of Butt Out and Zoo House.

Get set for one shell of a story as this crabby crustacean grabs life by the claws! This charming, almost wordless picture book about being a crabby crustacean, is excellent for encouraging visual literacy and super-fun to share. Create your own narrative, voices and more, as the illustrations tell the story of a crab discovering what it means to be a friend, how to be kind, and the consequences of being crabby. A tale so tall you will pinch yourself!

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REVIEWS

DORA AND THE LOST CITY OF GOLD

In cinemas 19 September (CTC)

Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner) for her most dangerous adventure ever – High School. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego (Jeff Wahlberg), a mysterious jungle inhabitant (Eugenio Derbez), and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents (Eva Longoria, Michael Peña) and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost city of gold.

Enjoy Family Fun Day Screening on Sunday September 1st at 10.30am BCC and Event Cinemas. Fun in the foyer from 10am. Tickets on sale at eventcinemas.com.au

UGLYDOLLS

THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2

ABOMINABLE

In cinemas 19 September (G)

In cinemas 12 September (CTC)

In cinemas 19 September (CTC)

In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weirdness is celebrated, strangeness is special and beauty is embraced as more than meets the eye. After travelling to the other side of the mountain, Moxy and her UglyDoll friends discover Perfection – a town where more conventional dolls receive training before entering the real world to find the love of a child. Soon, the UglyDolls learn what it means to be different – ultimately realising that they don’t have to be perfect to be amazing. A classic underdog story! Voice cast includes Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Emma Roberts, Janelle Monáe, Bebe Rexha.

The flightless angry birds and the scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level in The Angry Birds Movie 2! When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red, Chuck, Bomb, and Mighty Eagle recruit Chuck’s sister Silver and team up with pigs Leonard, his assistant Courtney, and techpig Garry, to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to come up with a scheme to save their homes, and return to their respective paradises intact.

Go on an epic 2,000-mile adventure from the streets of Shanghai to the breathtaking Himalayan snowscapes. When teenage Yi encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in Shanghai, she and her mischievous friends name him “Everest” and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. But the trio of friends will have to stay one-step ahead of those intent on capturing a Yeti, to help Everest get home.

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Enjoy a Family Fun Day Screening on September 15 at 10.30am at BCC and Event Cinemas. Fun in the foyer from 10am. Tickets on sale at eventcinemas.com.au

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Increasing girls’ participation in

MATHEMATICS & NUMERACY PROGRAMS

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ST RITA’S COLLEGE IN CLAYFIELD, BRISBANE, IS LEADING THE WAY WITH ITS MATHEMATICS PROGRAM, DELIVERING A PROGRAM DESIGNED TO GREATLY IMPROVE OUTCOMES IN THIS INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT EDUCATION DISCIPLINE.

he Mathematics Faculty at the renowned Secondary school for mathematics because they have a strong tendency to be connected girls has been accepted as a Queensland Catholic Education thinkers who work to seek out the ‘why’ of mathematics concepts Commission Research Partner School, working with the rather than the ‘what’ (Jo Boaler, 2015). The St Rita’s Mathematics Australian Government’s Science of Learning Research Centre Faculty acknowledges that traditional mathematics classrooms are (SLRC). Administered by The University of Queensland, not designed to answer these types of questions. the SLRC has bolstered the College’s program with Several benefits for teachers and students were identified a $30,000 grant to support project planning and when a multi-sensory and multi-representational The implementation. The opportunity for St Rita’s provides approach was used in mathematics classrooms and underachievement students could explore the realities of mathematics in first-hand access to research and insights into how of girls has been everyday life. This included using visual, auditory, tactile learning occurs and impacts from both teacher and student perspectives. The College’s research specifically found to be linked and kinaesthetic learning aids. Students who are not aims to enhance the understanding and confident and fear mathematics warrant the need for to traditional confident application of fundamental mathematics across all Year connecting the importance of content to everyday life instruction in to stimulate motivation. levels, leading to improved student outcomes. mathematics... The College’s highly successful Mathematics St Rita’s College is a dynamic Catholic community with a and Numeracy program was initially developed in vision to nurture and education young articulate women conjunction with the Queensland University of of integrity who are increasingly independent, discerning, Technology with the overarching aim to support the implementation creative and resilient. Enrolments for Year 7 2023 are open now. You can of strategies to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics find out more about the College and its programs, and register for the next to students underperforming in the subject. The underachievement College tour at www.stritas.qld.edu.au. Tours of the College are held three of girls has been found to be linked to traditional instruction in times per year and Open Day is held in July. K I D S O N T H E C O A S T.C O M . A U • K I D S I N T H E C I T Y.C O M . A U

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INTRODUCING SPORT TO LITTLE ONES

AUSKICK play.afl/auskick For ages 5-12 and of any ability, NAB Auskick is a great introduction for kids into the world of Australian Football. AUSSIE HOOPS aussiehoops.com.au Basketball Australia’s official introductory program for 5–10 year olds, where kids of all abilities can learn the basics of basketball, as well as experience the social co-operation that comes from participating in a team sport.

GINGER SPORT Several locations gingersport.com.au Catering for 18 months through to teens, Ginger Sport makes soccer fun for kids! Also do birthday parties, school holiday activities and inflatable hire.

teaches a wide range of skills in events from running, jumping and throwing.

HOT SHOTS TENNIS Various locations across the region hotshots.tennis.com.au Fun tennis lessons for kids! Coaching sessions are run in small groups by qualified Tennis Australia coaches and each lesson takes place in a nurturing environment, introducing kids to a sport they can play for life.

LITTLE KICKERS littlekickers.com.au Little Kickers is a positive introduction to sport and football (soccer) skills for pre-school kids in a friendly, pressure-free environment.

JUNIOR BLASTERS PROGRAM playcricket.com.au/junior/cricketblastjuniorblasters Introducing kids ages 5–7 to the basics of cricket in a fun and safe way. Junior Blasters is all about fast-paced fun, friends and being part of a squad. LITTLE ATHLETICS Several locations across Brisbane littleathletics.com.au Little Athletics is a fun, social and active program for girls and boys aged 5 to 15. The program Ginger Sports

Billy's Buddies

BILLY’S BUDDIES billysbuddies.com.au Created by sporting hero Billy Slater, Billy's Buddies is a fun ball sports program for kids aged 2-6 and the home of non-contact Rugby League for children.

Little Kickers

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ome kids naturally love sports. Others? Not so much. Maybe they are reluctant to try new things, or they just can’t find something they enjoy. So, how do you get little ones active, instilling a healthy lifestyle early and helping them to find that sport they love enough to continue through to their teenage and adult years? The most important thing for kids is being active, socialising and having a positive experience. And luckily, Brisbane is bursting at the seams with great junior sports programs for every age and interest!

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MATT FIDDES Alexandra Hills, Bracken Ridge mattfiddes.com.au A range of programmes for all ages and levels of fitness. Children at the Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Schools learn life skills such as respect, discipline, goal setting, concentration, stranger danger, first aid and lots more. MY FIRST GYM Various locations across Brisbane myfirstgym.com.au My First Gym has landed in Brisbane, and they are on a mission to mobilise little ones! They offer a huge range of classes and activities for kids of all ages, from Baby Explorer sessions to Gymnastics, Yoga, Karate and Ninja Warrior. NETSETGO play.netball.com.au/kids/suncorp-netsetgo Suncorp NetSetGO is Australia’s official starter program for girls and boys aged 5 to 10. It’s a chance to learn the netball basics, get outside and make some friends. K I D S O N T H E C O A S T.C O M . A U • K I D S I N T H E C I T Y.C O M . A U


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LIVE ON STAGE Based on the books by Eric Hill

Basic Ball Skills Program by Billy Slater Why choose Billy’s Buddies?

School Holiday Fun!

Billy’s Buddies has been voted the Best National Preschooler Activity for children aged 2-6. With more than 8,000 children having participated in the program, your little one is sure to love it! • More than 200 locations • Max of 12 kids per class • Register online at anytime • We also do birthday parties!

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Ready to dive in? Check our directory of swim schools for a pool near you.

ALBANY CREEK CENTRE

CLEM JONES CENTRE

Cnr Old Northern Rd & Explorer Drive, Albany Creek, QLD 4035 (07) 3264 9900 | albanycreeklc.com.au

56 Zahel Street, Carina, QLD 4152 (07) 3171 2829 clemjonescentre.com.au

A Q U AT I C A C H I E V E R S SWIM SCHOOLS

D I PA D E E S S W I M SCHOOL

Locations: Aspley, Chandler, Gumdale, North Lakes, Paddington, Wavell Heights aquaticachievers.com.au

B AY S I D E S W I M S C H O O L

81 Boxgrove Ave, Wynnum, QLD 4178 0401 440 359 | baysideswimschool.com.au

BELINDA CADZOW SWIM SCHOOL

49 Queens Rd, Clayfield, QLD 4011 0422 864 490 belindacadzowswimschool.com.au

BRACKEN RIDGE SWIMMING CLUB

983 South Pine Rd, Everton Hills, QLD 4053 | (07) 3355 1550  dipadees.com

ELEMENT SWIMMING

Coorparoo State School Pool, Halstead Street, Coorparoo, QLD 4151 0477 442 247 elementswimming.com.au

T H E E M I LY S E E B O H M A Q U AT I C C E N T R E

523 Telegraph Road, Fitzgibbon, QLD 4018 (07) 3269 8906 | brisbane.qld.gov.au

FA S T L A N E S S W I M SCHOOL

112 Denham Street, Bracken Ridge, QLD 4017 | (07) 3869 0005 brswim.org.au

38 Anson Rd, Wellington Point, QLD 4160 0414 183 973 | fastlaneswimschool.com.au

C A R O L E PA R K S W I M CENTRE

HAMPTON SWIM SCHOOL

Corner Boundary Road and Waterford Road, Wacol, QLD 4076 (07) 3271 6116 | brisbane.qld.gov.au K I D S O N T H E C O A S T.C O M . A U • K I D S I N T H E C I T Y.C O M . A U

67 Pashen St, Morningside, QLD 4170 (07) 3399 2004 hamptonswimschool.com.au

Kingswim offers purpose-built learning areas and immaculate water quality.

HOLL ANDS SWIM SCHOOL

50 Keats St, Cannon Hill, QLD 4170 (07) 3399 2882 | hollandsswimschool.com.au

JUMP! SWIM SCHOOLS

Locations: Bellbowrie, Brendale, Browns Plains, Jimboomba | jumpswimschools.com.au

KINGSWIM

Locations: Carindale, Lutwyche kingswim.com.au Kingswim offers learn to swim programs to babies from 12 weeks of age through to graduate level swimmers. With purposebuilt learning areas such as graded pool S E P T E M B E R / O C T O B E R 2019

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DIRECTORY depths and lane lengths, immaculate water quality, and family friendly change rooms, the pool provides a comfortable experience for kids and parents.

Sheldon College learn to swim pool is designed and heated for year-round swimming.

L A N G L A N D S PA R K MEMORIAL POOL

5 Panitya Street, Stones Corner, QLD 4120 (07) 3397 7436 or (07) 3397 7725 brisbane.qld.gov.au

L A U R I E L AW R E N C E S W I M S C H O O L A Q U A L O G A N

2 Sports Drive Underwood, QLD 4119 (07) 3412 5645 laurielawrenceswimschool.com.au

L AW N T O N P O O L A N D A Q U AT I C C E N T R E

Gympie Rd & Lawnton Pocket Rd, Lawnton, QLD 4501 | (07) 3285 1770 lawntonac.com.au

LIFEST YLE SWIM SCHOOL

16 Graham Road, Carseldine, QLD 4034 0412 282 423 | lifestyleswimschool.com.au

N E W M A R K E T O LY M P I C SWIMMING POOL

71 Alderson St, Newmarket, QLD 4051 (07) 3356 8434 | newmarket-pool.com.au

Rackley Swimming ensures lessons are always FUN!

Little Burke Street, North Lakes, QLD 4509 (07) 3886 2022 | northlakesac.com.au

RACKLEY SWIMMING

Locations: Chermside, Deagon, Kingston, Logan West, Morningside, Parkinson, Redbank Plains, Runcorn, Spring Hill (x2), Westlake, Upper Mt Gravatt 1300 733 053 | rackleyswimming.com.au Rackley Swimming is a family owned swim school with 23 schools across Queensland. The friendly, qualified staff are passionate about teaching children to develop the necessary skills and confidence they need to be safe in and around the water. The learn to swim program caters for all ages from two months, offering lessons year round in the heated pools.

SHAPL AND SWIM SCHOOLS

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Locations: Alexandra Hills, Carindale, Clontarf, Everton Park, Ipswich, Kallangur, Moorooka, Morayfield, Sinnamon Park, Stretton, Taigum, Warner shapland.com.au

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Look for low student to staff ratios.

N O R T H L A K E S A Q U AT I C CENTRE

SHELDON COLLEGE LEARN TO SWIM CENTRE

43–77 Taylor Road, Sheldon 4157 0428 818 627  | sheldoncollege.com Sheldon Learn to Swim Centre believes that the relationship between staff and child is the key to developing their lifelong love of swimming. The modern undercover pool is specifically designed and heated for year-round swimming. Lessons are available for babies from six months

through to classes for children almost ready to graduate into Sheldon Academy of Sport Swimming squads.

S TA N F O R D S W I M SCHOOL

Locations: Everton Hills, Forest Lake, Macgregor, Manly West, Springwood, Sunnybank Hills | stanfordswim.com.au

SUE HOWLETT SWIM SCHOOL

3958 Pacific Highway, Loganholme, QLD 4129 | (07) 3806 0666 suehowlettswimschool.com.au

SUPERFISH SWIM SCHOOLS

Sunnybank Plaza, Cnr Mains Rd & McCullough St, Sunnybank QLD 4109 superfish.com.au Specifically designed for teaching and coaching, Superfish swimming pools are indoors and heated to approximately 31.5˚ for year-round swimming. The acclaimed swimming programs are delivered by fully qualified, highly trained instructors. With better staff to student ratios at a very competitive price, Superfish has experience, expertise, knowledge and professionalism – and they are fun!

T H E VA L L E Y P O O L

432 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006 | (07) 3852 1231 valleypoolbrisbane.com.au K I D S O N T H E C O A S T.C O M . A U • K I D S I N T H E C I T Y.C O M . A U


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GYMBAROO SUNSHINE COAST

W: gymbaroosunshinecoast.com.au P: 0452 512 327 FB: @GymbarooSunshineCoast

LITTLE KICKERS

W: littlekickers.com.au P: 0458 782 922 E: sunshinecoast@littlekickers.com.au

Pre-school based soccer training for kids aged months 18 to 7 years. Learn the foundations of team sports in a non-competitive, nurturing environment. Little Kicks: 1½-2½ years Junior Kickers: - 2½-3½ years Mighty Kickers - 3½-5 years Mega Kickers: 5-7 years

“GymbaROO is the best part of our week!” A fine and gross motor skill development focused program that includes an age-appropriate indoor obstacle climbing course, dancing, ball skills, music and rhythm. Children learn to roll, crawl, climb, walk, jump and problem-solve. Best of all, KIDS LOVE IT!

SEA SIREN PHOTOGRAPHY

W: seasirenphotography.com P: 0408 223 325 | Gold Coast

Dreams don't have to stay dreams

Bring your child's dream to life with a themed portrait! More than just a photoshoot, become a mermaid, drive a vintage pedal car, run through a fairy flower garden. Pony shoots available too! • Props available for boys and girls. • Every detail is taken care of. • Photos are personalised and hand edited by professional retouchers. • Packages available from $250.

QUEENSLAND AIR MUSEUM

W: qam.com.au P: (07) 5492 5930 A: 7 Pathfinder Drive, Caloundra. Queensland 4551

Sunburnt? Take a day off from the beach and enjoy the unique experience Queensland Air Museum has to offer. There are not many museums that allow you to get up close and personal to more than 90 historically significant aircraft!

WITTACORK FARMSTAY

W: wittacork.com.au P: (07) 5494 4369 A: 286 Tesch Rd, Maleny

Stay on a real working dairy farm! With 150 acres of pristine rainforest to explore, guests can milk a cow, feed calves, goats, pigs and chickens and collect eggs. Our self-contained 2 and 3 bedroom cottages are set on a ridge overlooking Lake Baroon and the Kondalilla National Park. We now also do led pony rides! K I D S O N T H E C O A S T.C O M . A U • K I D S I N T H E C I T Y.C O M . A U

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GDL NATURE PLAY SPACES

W: gdlnatureplacespaces.com.au P: 0410 863 756 | Sunshine Coast Specialists in the design and construction of nature-based play spaces. We can offer custom-made spaces that bring your ideas to life. From early learning centres, schools, public spaces and private. We use our concept plans, work closely with you and gain inspiration from the children’s ideas to bring the best possible solutions to your space and budget.

FINN & LULU TOYS

W: instagram.com/finnandlulutoys P: (07) 5451 1105 A: Shop 10, 1 King Street, Cotton Tree

Functional slow toys for babies through to big kids. Where every toy has a purpose, whether to help with coordination, imagination, or spatial reasoning. • Functional toys • Cool kids' products • Gorgeous clothing • Sustainably sourced

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GINGER SPORT

W: gingersport.com.au/services P: (07) 3890 3338 A: Servicing South East Qld

Book online anytime! Soccer is a great first sport, and Ginger Sport offers fun soccer for kids aged 18 months to 10 years. Learn the basics and have fun in the Weekly Program, or develop your skills in the awesome Weekly Soccer Skills sessions. You can book a Birthday Party for your little soccer star as well, from just $170! S E P T E M B E R / O C T O B E R 2019

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BROCCOLINI® HAM CHEESE MUFFIN TREES There’s no better way to sneak some veggies onto your child’s plate than to make them fun! Milder in taste than regular broccoli, Broccolini is a great choice for fussy eaters. Serves: 4 (makes 12) Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 25 mins INGREDIENTS

2 bunches Broccolini® 2 cups self-raising flour, sifted 2 tbsp coconut or raw sugar ½ cup grated zucchini ½ cup grated carrot 2 green shallots, finely chopped 100g ham, chopped 1 cup grated tasty cheese 2 eggs ½ cup extra light olive oil 1 cup milk Extra finely grated cheese, to serve (optional)

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METHOD

• Preheat oven to 180°C fan-forced. Grease a 12-hole muffin pan. • Drop 12 Broccolini® into a saucepan of boiling salted water. Cook for 2 minutes, until bright green and just tender. Drain well and pat dry with paper towel. Cut them in half crossways, set the flower ends aside. Finely chop 4-6 stems, you need 1/4 cup, set the rest aside (see tip). • Combine the flour, sugar, carrot, zucchini, shallots, ham, cheese and chopped Broccolini® stems in a large bowl. Whisk eggs, oil and milk together, season with salt and pepper. Add to ham mixture, stir gently to combine. Divide evenly among muffin holes. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until light golden and cooked through. Stand in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.

• Carefully make a hole in the centre of each muffin using end of wooden spoon. Insert the Broccolini®. • Sprinkle with extra cheese and serve.

Tip

THE TRIMMED STEMS ARE G R E AT R O U G H LY C H O P P E D AND ADDED TO STIR FRIES, SOUPS OR CASSEROLES. KEEP THEM IN A SNAP LOCK BAG IN THE CRISPER SECTION OF THE F R I D G E F O R U P T O 5 D AY S O R FREEZER FOR UP TO 3 MONTHS.

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Here at Grace, a co-educational Christian secondary school in the Moreton Bay region, we know every child can experience Grit at Grace, every child can Grow at Grace and every child can find Grace at Grace. This is The Grace Way. Book in a personal tour at a time convenient to you or attend one of our Open Days at Caboolture or Rothwell Campus and discover how your child can experience Here at Grace, a co-educational Christian secondary school in the Grace Way.can experience Grit at Moreton Bay region, weThe know every child Grace, every child can Grow at Grace and every child can find Grace at Grace. This is The Grace Way.

Book in a personal tour at a time convenient to you or attend one of our Open Days at Caboolture or Rothwell Campus and discover how your child can experience The Grace Way.

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