Wagana Dancers and Raven Spirit Dancers

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We are incredibly excited to offer you this opportunity to attend a Show with the WaganaDancers and the visiting Raven Spirit Dancers.  This show features Dance, Stories and Song inspired by shared connection to Rivers.  This is a Home Education Association Inc.  (HEA) Event and is open to all ages.

Wagana Dancers and Raven Spirit Dancers are offering just two school shows together in the Blue Mountains, and we are fortunate enough to be hosting one of these at Living Learning.  In order to offer this opportunity, Living Learning will be subsidising this unique event, to keep ticket prices as affordable as possible for families in our community.  There are plenty of seats available, so spread the word! What a beautiful way to end the term together.

The Wagana Aboriginal Dancers perform traditional and contemporary dances inspired by the beautiful Blue Mountains and NSW Central West country. They honour and respect the Darug, Gundungurra and Wiradjuri peoples as the traditional custodians of the lands they dance on. Wagana perform at Festivals and events in the Blue Mountains, nationally and internationally.  They have recently performed in Glasgow, Denmark, Hawaii and Canada.  They have a dance in education program for pre-schools, primary and high schools and offer a youth dance program for local Aboriginal and non-Indigenous young women and girls.

The artistic vision of Raven Spirit Dance Society is to share stories from an Aboriginal worldview. By sharing this work on local, national and international stages, Raven Spirit Dance reaffirms the vital importance of dance to the expression of human experience and to cultural reclamation. Raven Spirit Dance aims to explore how professional artistic work is responsive and responsible to the community it is a part of and to continue to redefine dance’s place in diverse community settings. Raven Spirit is Vancouver-based yet indelibly tied to the Yukon through its projects and inspirations, as their Artistic Director, Michelle Olson is from the Tr’ondek Hwech’in First Nation.

Ticket Prices:

$12 per person or $45 per family for HEA members

$15 per person or $55 per family for non HEA members

How to Book: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUDRrl8cZYUyRShj0OSR6gwH9zj6cCBDFcJ9bS9Cq8okVL9g/viewform?usp=sf_link

Classes with Madi Martin

My name is Madison Martin and I’m a former Homeschooler, and have been part of the Blue Mountains Homeschool Community for many years. I’m twenty years old and I run a tutoring business called Little Owl Tutoring, I’m based in Blackheath. I teach Art, Japanese Language and Culture, History, Literacy and Numeracy. I take both adult and children as well as schooled and homeschooled kids.
I’m entering my final year of a Bachelor of Fine Art and Visual Culture with Curtin University working toward a Master of Secondary Education. I hold a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, and have studied the sociological implications of Graphic novels and storytelling with the University of Michigan.
I have class vacancies at the moment for a term two start up, I teach in groups and one-on-one and have openings on Thursdays 10-11 am and after 2:00 pm. Private sessions are $20 per hour and group sessions are $15 per hour.
My details are:
0438498736
ABN: 43393421592
Working with Children Check: WWC1550733E

Amazing Days of Homeschool Awesomeness

Amazing Days of Homeschool Awesomeness is on again in Term 2.
Azadeh and Rachel are offering Amazing Days of Homeschool Awesomeness
every Thursday during school term for children aged 5yrs and older in
Hazelbrook. The children will be working in two rough age groups with
a focus on primary and upper primary school ages. (stages 1-4)

Every Thursday from 10am-3pm your child(ren) will be engaged with
thematic, in-depth learning activities; exploring their world
scientifically and artistically.

Mornings will consist of two structured learning experiences where
children will be encouraged to work collaboratively in groups.
In term 2 our theme will be ‘Fire”

Afternoon activities will varying depending on the needs and interests
of the group.

Please send an email to adohabluemountains@gmail.com for more
information or to book in for term 2.

Date/s and venue:
Starting Thursday 3rd May

10am-3pm
Hazelbrook

Target audience – age/year range:
Stages 1-4

Living Learning: Up Close and Underground: examining layers in the garden

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Come along and get up close to things we see every day in the garden, refine and build on your observation skills. Investigate shapes, textures and colours. Use a variety of drawing materials and techniques to create your own observational drawing.

Rachel is a homeschooling mum who has been teaching visual arts in a variety of forms for 18 years. She brings a wealth of experience and encourages people of all ages to experiment, explore and investigate the world through their art making.

Cost: $18 for HEA members/$20 for non-members

Booking information:

Unfortunately we do not have the resources to offer refunds so please read each workshop description carefully before choosing which workshops to book into. The booking form is below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1G9mt-GXqTepookvwYD2B8SWWdn6WPIF9w1oYL_kKhrRd9A/viewform

All workshops will be held at Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre (MMNC) on Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30am. MMNC is a nut free venue. All homeschooling families are welcome to meet for lunch afterwards, whether or not you are attending the workshops. Living Learning activities are Home Education Association Inc. (HEA) Events.

Living Learning programs are pitched at 5yrs and up age group as a loose guideline. This term we also have a program on offer for children working at High School level. Keep reading and scroll down to find details.

Please note it is an insurance requirement from HEA that parents are at the venue or provide written notice of their absence to the event organiser and have a designated “supervising carer” present for their children. When you are the “supervising carer” for another parent, please ensure you include the names of the children who are in your care when you sign the HEA sign on sheet.

Living Learning: Playing with rhythm

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Everybody’s got a little rhythm! Come along and join Meredith as we feel the beat and play with and explore rhythm together. We’ll play some games, get creative composing our own rhythms, make some music without any instruments(!), and have a little look at how to read and write rhythms.

This workshop will be a great follow-on for those who came to music at Living Learning in term 1, and will also be lots of fun for those who didn’t. No previous music experience necessary!

Meredith is a homeschooling mum and piano teacher. She has been teaching music to people of all ages (especially children) for about 14 years and loves finding creative and fun ways of approaching music education.

Cost: $16 for HEA members/$18 for non-members

Booking information:

Unfortunately we do not have the resources to offer refunds so please read each workshop description carefully before choosing which workshops to book into. The booking form is below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1G9mt-GXqTepookvwYD2B8SWWdn6WPIF9w1oYL_kKhrRd9A/viewform

All workshops will be held at Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre (MMNC) on Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30am. MMNC is a nut free venue. All homeschooling families are welcome to meet for lunch afterwards, whether or not you are attending the workshops. Living Learning activities are Home Education Association Inc. (HEA) Events.

Living Learning programs are pitched at 5yrs and up age group as a loose guideline. This term we also have a program on offer for children working at High School level. Keep reading and scroll down to find details.

Please note it is an insurance requirement from HEA that parents are at the venue or provide written notice of their absence to the event organiser and have a designated “supervising carer” present for their children. When you are the “supervising carer” for another parent, please ensure you include the names of the children who are in your care when you sign the HEA sign on sheet.

 

Living Learning: Visioning and Creating: Permaculture Planning for the Future

If you had a magic wand that could make change in the world, what would THE MOST WONDERFUL world look like to you?
Join Meredith and Julie to explore your biggest visions and the small steps towards them that you can take in your own back yard.
Drawing on visual art practices, permaculture design principles, compassionate communication and creative problem solving, we will use our amazing imaginations and take an adventure together: from global visions to planning a town make-over, to getting creative in our own back yard.

Meredith and Julie are home educating mums at Living Learning. Meredith has just completed her Permaculture Design Certificate and Julie’s background is in environmental science and creative arts.

Cost: $32 for HEA members/$34 non-members

Booking information:

Unfortunately we do not have the resources to offer refunds so please read each workshop description carefully before choosing which workshops to book into. The booking form is below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1G9mt-GXqTepookvwYD2B8SWWdn6WPIF9w1oYL_kKhrRd9A/viewform

All workshops will be held at Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre (MMNC) on Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30am. MMNC is a nut free venue. All homeschooling families are welcome to meet for lunch afterwards, whether or not you are attending the workshops. Living Learning activities are Home Education Association Inc. (HEA) Events.

Living Learning programs are pitched at 5yrs and up age group as a loose guideline. This term we also have a program on offer for children working at High School level. Keep reading and scroll down to find details.

Please note it is an insurance requirement from HEA that parents are at the venue or provide written notice of their absence to the event organiser and have a designated “supervising carer” present for their children. When you are the “supervising carer” for another parent, please ensure you include the names of the children who are in your care when you sign the HEA sign on sheet.

Living Learning: Yoga with Kate from Awakened Heart Yoga

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In a supportive and fun environment we will focus on physical postures, breath awareness and relaxation techniques to help children learn to release physical and mental tensions that are a by-product of living in this overly stimulated and often stressful age.

These sessions are for children only. Parents are welcome as spectators.

Cost: $48 for HEA members/ $52 for non-members.

Booking information:

Unfortunately we do not have the resources to offer refunds so please read each workshop description carefully before choosing which workshops to book into. The booking form is below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1G9mt-GXqTepookvwYD2B8SWWdn6WPIF9w1oYL_kKhrRd9A/viewform

All workshops will be held at Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre (MMNC) on Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30am. MMNC is a nut free venue. All homeschooling families are welcome to meet for lunch afterwards, whether or not you are attending the workshops. Living Learning activities are Home Education Association Inc. (HEA) Events.

Living Learning programs are pitched at 5yrs and up age group as a loose guideline. This term we also have a program on offer for children working at High School level. Keep reading and scroll down to find details.

Please note it is an insurance requirement from HEA that parents are at the venue or provide written notice of their absence to the event organiser and have a designated “supervising carer” present for their children. When you are the “supervising carer” for another parent, please ensure you include the names of the children who are in your care when you sign the HEA sign on sheet.

Living Learning: Planning meeting

Do you and your family have ideas for workshops that you’d love to see run at Living Learning? Do you have feedback on previous terms, and suggestions for the future?  We especially love to tailor our programs to the children’s interests, so please bring along ideas from the whole family!

Living Learning: Eco printing on paper

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Join us in exploring the art and science of eco-printing on paper. In the first session, we will discuss how natural dyes work, then each child will set up their own eco-print experiment with different paper and leaf variables.

In the second session, we will examine our cooked bundles to see what the natural dyes have done. We will compare the different variables and discuss which paper or leaves worked best. Each child will leave with the knowledge and experience to continue their own eco-printing explorations at home.

Louise is a local eco-print artist who runs a small business called Gumnut Magic. She sells eco-printed clothing and has written ebooks about eco-printing on cotton and paper. She loves introducing people to this magical process. See more of her work at http://www.gumnutmagic.com

Cost: $24 for HEA members/$28 for non-members

Booking information:

Unfortunately we do not have the resources to offer refunds so please read each workshop description carefully before choosing which workshops to book into. The booking form is below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1G9mt-GXqTepookvwYD2B8SWWdn6WPIF9w1oYL_kKhrRd9A/viewform

All workshops will be held at Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre (MMNC) on Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30am. MMNC is a nut free venue. All homeschooling families are welcome to meet for lunch afterwards, whether or not you are attending the workshops. Living Learning activities are Home Education Association Inc. (HEA) Events.

Living Learning programs are pitched at 5yrs and up age group as a loose guideline. This term we also have a program on offer for children working at High School level. Keep reading and scroll down to find details.

Please note it is an insurance requirement from HEA that parents are at the venue or provide written notice of their absence to the event organiser and have a designated “supervising carer” present for their children. When you are the “supervising carer” for another parent, please ensure you include the names of the children who are in your care when you sign the HEA sign on sheet.

Living Learning: I Scream, You Scream, We Scream for Ice Cream

Hi all Parents & Carers,

My name is Peter Daley and I’m Koby’s Dad. We both attend Living Learning. Two interesting facts about myself are: once I was a Chef (10 years) as well as, I am a big “Ice Cream Lover”

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So that brings me to invite our little angels to come along to LivingLearning on the 1st May, to have a try at making our own batches of Ice Cream.

We will cover some Ice Cream facts & the ingredients that make it. Plus turn it into a science lesson to look at why/how it all works.  Main ingredients consist of Milk, Sugar, Egg yolks, Vanilla essence & some Flavouring/toppings.  So if there are any children that would require alternative ingredients from the above list, please let myself or Meredith know so I can shop right for all attending.

Hope to see lots of Ice Cream Lovers there on the day.

Best Wishes, Peter.

Cost:$11 for HEA members/$13 for non-members

Booking information:

Unfortunately we do not have the resources to offer refunds so please read each workshop description carefully before choosing which workshops to book into. The booking form is below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1G9mt-GXqTepookvwYD2B8SWWdn6WPIF9w1oYL_kKhrRd9A/viewform

All workshops will be held at Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre (MMNC) on Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30am. MMNC is a nut free venue. All homeschooling families are welcome to meet for lunch afterwards, whether or not you are attending the workshops. Living Learning activities are Home Education Association Inc. (HEA) Events.

Living Learning programs are pitched at 5yrs and up age group as a loose guideline. This term we also have a program on offer for children working at High School level. Keep reading and scroll down to find details.

Please note it is an insurance requirement from HEA that parents are at the venue or provide written notice of their absence to the event organiser and have a designated “supervising carer” present for their children. When you are the “supervising carer” for another parent, please ensure you include the names of the children who are in your care when you sign the HEA sign on sheet.