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Enrolling Now Term 3, 2020

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Big thanks to our fabulous “Enrolling Now” sponsors listed below. From archery to ukulele lessons, swimming lessons and tennis lessons and more – there’s something for all kids!

Don’t forget the $100 Creative Kids voucher and $100 Active Kids Vouchers.  There is also a SECOND $100 Active Kids Voucher available from 1st July. Check the Service NSW website for more information.

Sherwood Archery

Beginners & Intermediate:        $10 1/2 hr lesson $17 for 1 hr lesson.  Small groups
Beginners & Intermediate:         $50 per lesson. Private tuition. 1hr class.

Advanced Lessons and League Night available too.  Located at 6/19 Engineering Drive, Coffs Hbr (Isles Dr Industrial)

Message or Call 0475218958 /

Ukulele Lessons – Sawtell
The ukulele is a great gateway instrument into the world of music. It’s so easy to learn that your child will want to play. Classes can be booked in groups (8 week courses) or one-on-one by single sessions or by 3 or 6-lesson starter-packs.
Now accepting expressions of interest for classes commencing Term 4.

Coffs Squash and Swim Centre

Located at Korora we cater for the whole family! We offer Squash, pool and Learn to Swim activities for all ages. The Centre is open from 9.00am daily. Why not join, enjoy a game of squash and then relax poolside.

If you’re looking for a fun sport to introduce the kids to, our junior squash programs are the way to go! Come and try the OZ Squash program.

Learn to Swim Classes are open for registration and conducted Wednesday- Sunday inclusive.

As a registered provider we accept your ACTIVE KIDS VOUCHER $100 from the NSW Government to be used for any of the Junior Squash Programs and Learn to Swim Classes.

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

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.

.Harbour Swim School
From our purpose built modern facility to our customer service and staffing, we strive to develop your child’s individual skills. Our private indoor heated pool is open all year with the quiet, warm environment perfect for the fun, water familiarization babies and toddlers classes.
With small personal classes for school aged children, great for building their confidence. We offer stroke correction/squad classes to continue building your child’s swim skills and stamina. Our Austswim  qualified staff are all well trained for all levels and ages from babies to stroke correction and adult lessons. One on one and special needs classes also available.
We accept the Active Kids Vouchers and are NDIS registered.
Book Now by calling our friendly staff on 6652 7665 or call into 81 Marcia Street, Coffs Harbour. Also find us on Facebook.

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 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.

Contact Eli on 0407296685  or find them on Facebook also check out their website:

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.
As well as all parents using their Active Kids Vouchers for their children’s swimming classes; they have ½ price swimming classes for infants, toddlers & pre schoolers; but conditions apply. So be sure to give them a call or drop in for our special offer. Contact 66525700 or 0438525705  or click here for more information..

.Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium

Is now enrolling students for all courses in 2020.

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 – 6652 1592

Carnivale Dance Co

This highly acclaimed primary dance education specialist currently offers three divisions within the school: Petit Performance (2½ to 6 years), Moovin’ Miniz (6-8 years) and Junior Division (8-10 years).  Under the caring direction of Artistic Director Jacqueline Carniato, with over 30 years experience in dance & entertainment, the entire Carnivale creative 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; the choreography, music & costuming is age-appropriate.  As the levels progress through the school students are introduced to all dance genres: classical ballet, jazz, tap and lyrical, hip-hop, contemporary and musical theatre.  Their unique programs provide the perfect mix of technical training and discipline with inspiration and an appreciation for the performer and performing arts.  Students progress from the petit program into the school’s junior division, which offers additional workshops, exams, eisteddfods & other performance opportunities. There are two convenient CBD training centres; bookings are essential as class sizes are kept to a minimum.

Contact:  m. 0407879708 or visit and send your enquiry to their friendly team and they will help you find the perfect dance class for your future SUPERSTAR!!


Learn and play futsal ( 5 A Side indoor soccer).
Sessions are 30 Minutes of coaching and 30 Minutes of game play.
Ages from: 4 to 16 years.
10 Week Term- $120 per player
$100 Active kid’s vouchers accepted.

For more information contact Renee: / m. 0448 157 049

PCYC Coffs Harbour
The PCYC Coffs Harbour provides members of the community with a positive environment, enabling physical and emotional development for people of all ages to enjoy a wide range of activities, from being a member of our fully equipped Gym, or joining in on our Group Fitness Classes including Boxing for Fitness, Pilates, Bootcamp, and Functional Training.
We have Judo, Fencing, Personal Training and classes designed to increase your strength and self defense skills through Combat Sports such as Kickboxing, boxing and MMA and Personal & Group Fitness. Our qualified and experienced instructors promote a healthy and active lifestyle while encouraging FUN and fitness.
Our aim is to get as many young people as we can active in life. We work with young people to develop their skills, character and leadership.
Check out their website for more information on classes and also find them on Facebook.

BLiTS Drama Classes

Mini 5-9 / Junior 10-12 / Teen 13-18. Look at improvisation, team building, play building, drama games and Speech and Drama activities.

I Trudy Jeffery is the Creative director of BLiTS Drama. I want to bring all kids together and allow them to learn the art of drama through drama based activities. Students learn how to work with others, gain confidence and have fun. Improve speech and reading. Drama classes allow everyone to be themselves and students learn to hone their skills in a productive way.

Contact info: Trudy Jeffery 0417482256 / / Also on Facebook


Harbour Performing Arts Centre

HPAC offers classes to girls and boys from 2 years to adults. RAD Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Glenn Wood Tap, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Drama, and Pilates are taught by accredited teachers. Performance work is taught in groups or private lessons for local and national competitions. Examinations are not compulsory, group performance work is non selective. We pride ourselves in being an inclusive school that creates an environment of supportive hard work.

Contact details; Phone: 0419469930 or 02 66536364 / / Also on Facebook

Kaigan-Kan Karate-Do

Coffs Harbour’s newest Karate Club. Instructing students in traditional martial arts and tournament practices.

Students at the Kaigan-Kan Karate-Do school are offered an avenue for shared learning through a blend of traditional and modern martial arts. Specifically, Kaigan-Kan will provide training in traditional Shotokan forms, self-defense and a separate weapons training night.

Most importantly, Kaigan-Kan Karate-Do school focuses on the development of body, mind, and spirit and encourage respect, honesty and group learning.

The full time premises are located at 12 Keona Circuit, Coffs Harbour.

Check out the website: / Also on Facebook


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Buy Local!

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One thing that has come out of the Covid crisis for myself is a renewed focus on buying local.

Facing empty shelves made me realise how fragile out food security is and how much we rely on goods from overseas.

So my focus is not only buy Australian, but take that one step further and by locally made and produced, where possible. It might be a little less convenient than picking something up when I’m at the supermarket. It might mean spending a little more. But for me, peace of mind and quality mean so much more.

This post I am going to highlight local fruit and vegetable suppliers who deliver and also meat.

Of course, many of these things can be purchased at your local farmer’s and grower’s market. They are all over our region on different days. But if you can’t make it, this is the next best thing.




Subscription based fruit & veg delivery service.

Also attends local markets and you can drop into their warehouse 2/36 Ann St, Coffs. Every Friday 12-5pm for market day!


Local owned and operated, suppliers of quality fresh fruit, vegetables & peeled products.


Fresh local fruits and vegetables, the finest in imported and specialty products.


Locally grown pesticide free greens home delivered. Promoting healthy eating through fresh greens. Large box $30 medium box $20 small box $16 Delivery included.


Slav’s Fruit and Veg is a local Coffs Harbour business. We sell our locally grown bananas and a variety of different fruits when in season.  Drop by our stall on Coramba road opposite the Loaders Lane turn off or contact us for delivery! Stall open, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Delivery Available on these days also.


We produce seasonal, spray free veges and pasture raised eggs for the local markets. Delivers Thursdays or find them at the Harbourside Markets every Sunday.
We distribute local organic & chemical free produce that is ethically grown, affordable, healthy and picked fresh to order every week. With home delivery service from Coffs Harbour, North to Woologoolga & South to Macksville.
‘Promised Land Produce’ deliver fresh produce straight from local farms every week. Ross sends out an email every Sunday night with price list and you simply reply with your order and it is delivered the following week. Can order fruit and veg as well as eggs, nuts, cured meats, coffee beans, smoked trout, etc. email:
Fresh fruit and vegetable delivery service in Coffs Harbour.




Milk N More is a local business providing a home, office, factory delivery service for you. From cheeses, meats, fruit, veggies, drinks and much more.


Boxes of beef, direct from the farmer. Ethical beef producers from Northern NSW with a focus on the best life for every animal, and top quality fresh produce as a result.


Farm to freezer is an Australian owned, family operated business, Our farm is tucked away in the beautiful green pastures of the Nambucca Valley in N.S.W.


Family business from Taylors Arm suppyling bulk hormone free meat packs that are cut up & packaged on our farm delivered direct to your door


Locally owned retail/wholesale butchery supplying meat from Lower Clarence to Coffs Harbour.
We source our meat from local farmers ensuring fresh and quality products for our customers.


Rivermead Farms ethical producers of premium F1 Wagyu beef offering “paddock to plate” service.


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Easter School Holidays 2020

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Well I know it’s not quite a “normal” school holidays, I’ve tried to compile what I can…

If you know of any other “local” activities I can add please let me know!

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What our kids need now…

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With so much happening on the planet right now, this Coffs Coast teacher is on a mission to help our kids not only cope with the world around them, but flourish.

“It’s all about putting kids in touch with their loving side, Sparky, and their fearful side, Shady,” says Kathy Sheehan who developed the Sparky and Shady program and books in 2014, with endorsements from Clinical Psychologists and Beyond Blue.

“I help kids understand how their body, their thoughts and feelings all work together,” explains Kathy. “When your child understands this, they can manage their feelings and cope with problems or situations like we are facing now with COVID-19.”

Forced to cancel her April school holiday workshops, Kathy is tapping into her Sparky side and generously offering her lessons online for only $20 so more families can access this support from home (workshops normally $330).

Lessons will be taught live by Kathy online each weekday from April 6th and only take 20 minutes a day. Kids or parents can catch-up on recordings whenever it suits. Families who’ve already experienced Sparky & Shady programs agree it’s time well spent.

“I just found the strategies were so useful and they really worked for managing anxiety,” says Sophie Stojic who took 10 year old daughter Danika to the January workshops.

“It was amazing how using the short-cuts worked. It was really good to see the change that’s happened in the last few months.”

Meanwhile Jennie Begg credits Kathy for teaching her 11 year old grandson Kai life skills that don’t come naturally, yet aren’t being taught in most schools.

“Normal education often just ignores emotional intelligence and how kids can get on with other kids,” explains Jennie who says the program gave Kai useful tools to practise.

“The reason I’m so passionate about Sparky & Shady is because given a little help, our kids can be brave enough to follow their dreams and make a positive difference in the world, and isn’t that exactly what we need now?” adds Kathy.

To book Sparky & Shady 2020 starting April 6th, visit



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