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Use the noticeboard to post general parenting announcements. As long as it falls under the 'Parenting' umbrella, you can post it here.

If your event is just for children this symbol will let parents know. Each submission will be reviewed before being posted.

Event Title: Budgeting Workshop
Organisation: Anglicare
Posted On: 05/08/2016
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Learn how to manage your income, while using easy tools that help you track your money and prevent financial stress.

Get ideas of ways that could help you save some extra money and understand what's really important to you and your family.

Understand goal setting strategies that can help you achieve some of those dream purchases.
Event Title: Healthy and Environmentally Friendly Party Craft
Organisation: BRIGHT DIETS
Posted On: 05/08/2016
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Learn how to be resourceful, reduce your footprint and create greeting cards, gift bags or healthy party favours all from recycled/second hand and mostly recyclable materials. Also learn some tips and tricks on the 3 R's: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
Party bag goodies include:
- Packet of vegetable seeds to plant
- Jokes
- Puzzle (crossword or find-a-word)
- Colouring in picture/comic/origami etc

All ages welcome
Event Title: Research Study for Parents of Children Aged 1 Month - 4 Years or 9 - 12 Years
Organisation: Deakin University
Posted On: 03/08/2016
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We are seeking parents of children aged 1 month to 4 years or 9 to 12 years to test our surveys!

We are currently undertaking a study to measure the reliability of surveys developed for larger studies within the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition at Deakin University.

Participation would involve completing a 20-30 minute survey about your child on two occasions, two weeks apart.

If you or anyone you know is interested in taking part or would like more information, please contact Morgan Pederick on 9244 5149 or

In recognition of the time provided to assist us, those taking part will receive a gift to the value of $20.

Event Title: Step into Work
Organisation: CatholicCare Naremburn & Benevolent Society
Posted On: 01/08/2016
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Step into Work is a free program which assists women who would like to find meaningful, paid work.

The program is run over 6 weekly sessions in small, supportive groups. The sessions are facilitated by professional experts in human resources/recruitment, stress management and coaching.

The program consists of six weekly, two and a half hour
sessions and covers:

• Values and job preferences
• Matching skills to appropriate job types
• Resume and cover letter preparation
• Interview and communication practice
• Searching for and applying for jobs
• Stress management

Booking is essential.

Free child minding provided.
Event Title: DRUMBEAT: Relationships & Resilience through Rhythm
Organisation: Wyong School as Community Centre
Posted On: 01/08/2016

Discovering Relationships Using Music, Beliefs, Emotions, Attitudes, and Thoughts

An ancient solution reimagined for our modern times. It is the world's first structured learning program using music, psychology and neurobiology to reconnect with ourselves and others.

Each session focuses on different relationship themes such as identity and social responsibility, values, dealing with emotions, peer pressure, harmony, communication and teamwork.

No music experience necessary!
Event Title: SMILES
Organisation: Uniting Recovery (formerly Uniting Care Mental Health) and NSW Health
Posted On: 27/07/2016

SMILES Program takes place in a fun filled, supportive and caring environment.
A 3 day program in the school holidays for 8-12 year olds who have a family member experiencing a mental health problem (specifically schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression or anxiety) and live in the Northern Sydney district (Hornsby, Ryde, Northern Beaches, Willoughby, etc.)
It is co-facilitated by NSW Health and Uniting Recovery.
To book please contact or call 8599 4855.
Event Title: Resilient Families Thriving Kids ONLINE Course For Parents
Organisation: Mindful Parenting Mindful Coaching
Posted On: 21/07/2016


Free Parenting Resources & more on Sara's workshops and coaching at

Increase your family's resilience and encourage your kids to thrive now and into the future.

Feel better and find ways to make life easier as you grow your connection and positive communication with your kids.

Sara has taken the best activities from parenting programs and the latest neuroscience and mindfulness research and placed them in a solution focused coaching model to give you a full, and balanced program to develop your own social and emotional skills and to be able to role model and teach these skills to your children.

5 Easy To Learn Modules:
1. Emotional Intelligence
2. Communication & Connection
3. Win : win problem solving & conflict resolution
4. Cultivate positive values / emotions
5. Contribute to the community in a meaningful and purposeful way
With mindfulness practice and self-care activities throughout each module…

Benefits of Completing this Online Coaching Course:
1. Easy, accessible & convenient - learn at your own pace at a time that suits you!
2. Affordable, interactive & enjoyable
3. Join a supportive like minded community of parents online
4. Access evidence based strategies from various sources around the world and discover which ones you would like to explore further
5. Transform how you feel about yourself and your life and then bring those changes into your relationships
6. Strengthen your connection and increase your positive communication with your kids
7. Make your life, especially parenting easier and more enjoyable.
8. Equip yourself and your kids with new skills to be more resilient and to thrive.
9. Access to parent coach online throughout the duration of the course.

Group Coaching Online Is For You If:
• You are ready to commit to making positive changes to your life and your parenting
• You are prepared to put in the approximate 2 hours each week learning, trialing strategies, completing the coaching exercises and reflecting on your progress in the online forum
• You are keen to meet and support like-minded parents online
• You would like to ask the parent coach questions on parenting issues. (Please note: complex issues may not be able to be answered in the group forum)

This Coaching Online Course Includes:
• Access to online video content, online forum, articles and coaching questions each week for 5 weeks (and access continues for 3 weeks after the course has finished.)
• An ability to post questions online for the parent coach to answer over the 5 weeks of the course.
• A network of other supportive, respectful, like minded parents online.
• Mindfulness E-book
• Access to $20 discount on 1:1 Coaching Session (valid for 3 months)

Only $199. Valued at $225.

Some FREE Intro ONLINE COURSES offered too at

For JULY only sign up for a 50% discount at

FREE TRIAL the first few videos to see if the course is for you.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. Full Refund within 30 days provided if the course isn't for you! :)

Testimonials from live Raising Resilient Kids/Teens Workshops June 2016:

Just a note to say you were awesome tonight, Sara! absolutely seamless presentation. I enjoyed it so much and walked out with great insights and some good must dos on my list. Liesa Davies

Sara, what a wonderful job you did! Some lightbulb moments, real life examples & tools to take us forward. Sam

Sara tonights workshop was fantastic! You presented it so well - thought provoking, integrative, connecting, inspiring and so supportive! Thankyou so much. I would love for you to keep me informed of any future workshops you do - I was truly inspired and reassured I'm on the right path! Michelle Jordan

Event Title: CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Organisation: Macarthur Community College
Posted On: 12/07/2016

Are you looking for a qualification to be able to work with children aged 0 - 6 years in long day care, preschool or family day care?
NSW Government Subsidised places available for qualifying applicants.
See the web site for full details.
Face to face sessions held at our Cartwright Venue on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Event Title: Toxic Toothpaste -Natural Solutions to Good health program
Organisation: Macarthur Community College
Posted On: 12/07/2016

Short two hour information session on the chemicals found in common everyday person care products and their possible effects on your families health.

Enrol into the Natural Solutions to Good health course at the same time for a discount price.
Event Title: Spending Leaks Course
Organisation: Macarthur Community College
Posted On: 12/07/2016

This two hour workshop will help you identify areas where you could save money everyday by looking at your spending habits. It's amazing how much you could save by making a few simple changes. See web site for full details

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