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May
13

The Nappy Collective

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If you haven’t heard of “the Nappy Collective” the idea is pretty simple – they collect your leftover unused disposable nappies and redistribute them to organisations that support families in crisis or in need.

Collections run for two weeks in MAY & October.

How it works:

Too many nappies?

Do you have leftover unused disposable nappies lying around? Drop them off at your nearest designated collection points whilst the collective is on (the collection point in Coffs Harbour is Baby Bella, located at Northside Shopping Centre on Park Beach Road.

Pass them On

At the end of the two week collective the nappies are sorted, packed and swiftly distributed to organisations that support families in crisis or in need.

Make a difference

Nappies are a basic healthcare need and lack of sufficient nappies can lead to an array of problems for disadvantaged families. So when you donate your spare nappies, you help these families to focus more of their time and energy on getting their lives back on track.

Some facts about the Nappy Collective:

  • 64 cities
  • 410 collection points
  • 2208082 nappies collected

And just look at the beneficiaries, there are roughly 30 different groups and organisations the nappies are distributed to!

Drop your nappies off at Baby Bella Coffs Harbour, now located at Northside Shopping Centre, 81 Park Beach Rd.

You have until this Friday 18th May at 5pm.

 

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Apr
27

Carobana Factory Visit

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We weren’t able to go away these school holidays so we thought we’d do a few touristy things in our own town.

So when I suggested to my boys we go visit Carobana Factory they jumped at the chance! I mean, how could you say no?

Carobana is located on James Small Drive at Korora and has been there since 1982. You might’ve seen Carobana products stocked in a lot of local shops but if you’ve never visited the factory it’s well worth the visit!

They are open Monday – Saturday 10am-4pm but the best time to visit is Monday – Thursday during the morning when they sre in production.

 

We watched peanut brittle and rocky road being made and chocolate honeycomb being covered in chocolate then sent on a 45 metre “cooling tunnel”. The best thing was when we were given a small sample of freshly made peanut brittle. We also had a chance to sample some other products in the retail shop and make some purchases.

The staff there were very friendly and helpful, loved to explain what they were doing and how things were made and answer any questions.

Best of all, it is free to visit but make sure you take some money to buy some goodies!

You can find out more about Carobana on their website or visit their Facebook page.

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Enter the colouring in competition for your chance to win a ride in the HOT ROD OF YOUR CHOICE!

Click here to download the colouring in sheet.

 

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Apr
04

Enrolling Now Term 2, 2018

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Coffs Harbour Squash and Swim Centre – Govt rebate this year $100.00 per child for active incentive for sport take up!

Coffs Squash and Swim Centre in Korora, cater for the whole family! Offering Squash, pool and Learn to Swim activities for all ages. The Squash and Swim Centre at Korora is registered as an Active Kids Provider for the Rebate Voucher Program to get kids into sport from 31 January 2018.

Looking for a fun new sport to introduce the kids to? Our junior squash programs are the way to go!
The OZ Squash program runs Monday – Thursdays where kids can learn racquet skills, develop agility, sharpen hand-eye coordination, improve concentration, strength and fitness, social skills, improve self-confidence and it’s FUN! Priced to please, Friday Juniors conducted each school term from 4pm – beginners to average standards, all equipment provided.

Learn to Swim Classes are conducted Wednesday- Sunday inclusive. We specialise is assisting parents with quality training times for children partaking in Learn to Swim, individual, squad and parent and bubs classes.

Don’t forget to apply for your ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHER from the NSW Government that can be put towards Junior Squash Programs and Learn to Swim Classes. From January 2018 families will be able to claim Sporting Vouchers of $100 which can be used for registration or participation purposes for all school age children.

Register NOW for Little Squashies Sessions, Friday Juniors or Learn to Swim classes.  For all enquires please contact the centre 66536523 or check out the website www.coffssquash.com.au

Grasshopper Soccer – we are a community based Australian soccer organisation teaches children aged 2-12 years the basics of playing soccer in a fun, social and non-competitive environment. We provide a wide variety of programs that cater to children of all ages and abilities such as Mite (2-3yr olds), Pint Size (4-5yr olds), Intro to Micro (5-6yrs), Micro (6-8yrs) and Micro Plus (8-12yrs).

Fun for boys & girls aged 2-12yrs. Website: www.grasshoppersoccer.com.au/ Also on Facebook

Kanga Kidz – Introduces children aged 2.5yrs – 5yrs to a variety of nine different sports in a structured, safe environment – Hockey, T-ball, Soccer, Tennis, Athletics, Cricket, Basketball, Football & Golf. Click here for more info.

Harbour Tennis Academy –  lessons include: Pre-School Hot Shots (3-5yrs), PeeWee Hot Shots (5-7yrs), Hot Shot Development Group (7-15yrs), Holiday Clinics (3-16yrs) and more. Click here for more info.

Mini GymbaROO Coffs Harbour – At GymbaROO you can enjoy quality time with your child while a trained teacher guides you through activities specific to your child’s stage of development from 8 weeks to 5 years. Our structured program, based on 30 years of neurological research offers movement, music, massage, rhythm, dance, and specialized equipment to enhance your child’s co-ordination and challenge their imagination. Classes run Wednesday & Friday at Botanical Gardens. Click here for more details.
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Harbour Swim School  Teaching children from 6 months through to adults our swim school is the complete package for all your learn to swim needs. Our highly qualified and experienced staff have a passion for teaching your children. Our modern indoor facility is heated to 32 degrees all year and our sparkling water is ozone treated which reduces the demand for harsh chemicals. You will find us at 81 Marcia Street on the eastern side of the highway.So if you are after high quality lessons at reasonable prices call in and see us or phone uson 6652 7665.

Springloaded –  Our programs cater for ages 18mths – adults and help develop the fundamental skills and fitness associated with Gymnastics, Trampolining and now introducing Parkour and Tumbling. Springloaded programs run within School terms. Book in for a trial today! 6658 7188 or visit springloaded.com.au. Also follow on Facebook.

Baylis Tennis Academy – Based in beautiful Sawtell, classes available from 3 years to Adults. All standards welcome. We offer group and private lessons, cardio tennis, squad groups, holiday clinics, Friday Night Tennis Comp and more. Coaching also available at Woolgoolga, Mylestom & Urunga.

Contact Eli on 0407296685  or find them on Facebook also check out their website: www.baylistennisacademy.com.au
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Coffs Harbour Aquatic Centre –  25m indoor heated pool located near Park Beach Plaza. Swimming lessons for babies, toddlers and pre-school age children and adults. Stroke correction and training squads for children and adults/tri. Water aerobics/Metaqua classes available daily. Also one on one private lessons available. Our swim instructors are Austswim qualified and we are a registered swim school. Contact 66525700 or 0438525705  or click here for more information.
Fantastic offer for Baby Toddler and Preschool classes not to be missed. Must have this voucher to redeem offer. Contact centre for more details on 66 525700. Conditions apply*

Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium – is now enrolling students for all courses in 2018.

We teach all types and styles or music including: Early Childhood Music classes Babies – 5 years of age, week days &  Saturday mornings. Private or shared lessons for a variety of instruments: keyboard, piano, guitar, brass, strings, woodwind, voice and percussion. Two choirs for ages 6-8 Wednesdays & ages 9-12 Tuesdays at the Conservatorium.

Click here for more information – http://www.coffscon.org.au/contact 6652 1592

Carnivale Dance Co – “ABC – to ACHIEVE, to BELIEVE and to be CHALLENGED” that’s all you ever want for your child’s education.

Carnivalé is known as the premiere studio for innovation, passion and outstanding results in pre-school and primary school aged dance education and now it is your chance to be a part of it!!! The school has a specifically tailored petit & mini performance program designed for students aged from 2.5 to 7 years, which feeds directly into the company’s junior divisions for 7+ years.  Their curriculum offers recreational classes and also vocational syllabus in classical ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary and musical theatre with opportunities for exams, solo and team eisteddfods & other performances.

Under the caring direction of Artistic Director Jacqueline Carniato, with over 30 years experience in dance & entertainment, the Carnivalé crew ensures that the individuality and creative potential of each student is embraced and nurtured.

Their classes are presented in a friendly, encouraging and positive environment and provide the perfect mix of inspiration, technical training, discipline and appreciation for the performing arts; be assured the choreography, music & costuming are age-appropriate.  There are two convenient CBD training studios – BUT bookings are essential as class sizes are kept to a minimum for quality tuition, so contact them today help you find the perfect dance class for your future SUPERSTAR!!

Call/email today on 0407879708 or carnivaledanceco@gmail.com or visitwww.carnivaledanceco.com. to pre-book your place don’t miss out!

 

 

SERENDIPITY LEARNING – Serendipity Learning offers outstanding educational programs to families of the Coffs Coast. Our programs run throughout the school terms.

In Term 2, 2018 we are accepting enrolments in the following programs;  

  • Preschool Enrichment & School Readiness Classes – Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays 9.15am – 10.45am 

These classes are designed for those children starting school in 2019. Our 90-minute classes complement existing pre-school education and give children the skills and confidence to ensure their start to school is fun and positive. Maximum of 8 students per class. 

  • Boys Yoga Classes – Fridays 3.30pm – 4.30pm 

Our Yoga classes are fun-filled and interactive. Our Yoga Instructor Julia is also a qualified Early Childhood teacher. Yoga techniques are learnt through stories, play and music. There is a maximum of 6 students in this class.  

Serendipity Learning also offers the following programs;  

  • 1:1 Primary School Tutoring 
  • 1:1 High School Tutoring – MATHS 
  • 1:1 High School Tutoring – ENGLISH 
  • Children’s Art Classes 
  • STEM Clubfor Years 1-4. STEM is fun, hands-on learning in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths

To express your interest in any of our educational programs, please complete a Pre-Enrolment Form on the Serendipity Learning website or alternatively, contact Serendipity Learning on 0413 763 143.

 

 

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