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Mar
08

Blueberry Beetle Art School

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Accepting Creative Kids Vouchers!

Blueberry Beetle has a number of online courses available now!

Completely online with an hour of videoconferencing a week, for 6 weeks.

For young artists who want to learn the basics of cartoon drawing and drawing characters, there is Basic Cartooning.

For students wanting to improve their realistic drawing skills, we have Realistic Drawing and Shading.

Next cohort begins 15/3/21.

In addition, we have a number of short courses on lots of different topics!
https://www.courses.blueberrybeetle.com/

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NSW public schools have been provided with updated guidelines to help them manage the 2021 return to school in a COVID-safe way.

Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said the main update to the guidelines is that parents and carers of children in Kindergarten, and Years 1, 2 and 7 will be able to enter school grounds on the first day to drop off their children in a COVID-safe way.

“The first day of school is an incredibly important day, especially for those children starting Kindergarten. I am so thrilled that despite the challenges of the pandemic, parents and carers will be able to take part in this milestone event in their child’s life in a COVID-safe way,” Ms Mitchell said.

“The NSW Government has worked hard to get the balance right for day one of school to ensure we provide a sense of normalcy whilst keeping people safe.

“Parents and carers attending on day one and beyond are urged to follow COVID-safe practices, which include physical distancing, hygiene practices and not to mingle in or outside the school.”

Schools will provide relevant information to families about the processes for their school prior to the first day.

Parents, staff and students are not required to wear face masks at school but in line with Public Health Orders, masks must be worn by those aged 12 years and over on any public transport.

Similarly, students aged 12 and over must comply with the Public Health Orders around masks at all other relevant locations within the community, and also during external school activities.

Parents are asked to avoid coming onto school grounds unless the visit complies with the current school guidelines, such as volunteering at the school canteen or visiting the uniform shop.

Schools can still plan for sporting carnivals, excursions and overnight camps, and special events such as concerts, with a COVID Safety Plan in place.

Materials and support for planning are available to schools. https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/advice-for-families

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Dec
05

Christmas in Coffs 2020

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Well sadly Covid is having an effect on the way we celebrate Christmas this year.

To my knowledge all carols have been cancelled for 2020.

There are various places where you can get Santa photos (socially distanced) with your kids or furbaby, but you MUST book online (check out Park Beach Plaza or Coffs Central).

HOWEVER, there’s still lots going on to help us all celebrate Christmas. I am keeping a close on eye on events and happenings and regularly adding them to the EVENTS tab on our Facebook page.

You can find it here, and this is a small section of some of the events on offer:

Here is another page to check out if you want to see the Christmas lights of Coffs Harbour – this is one activity you can do with your family that IS Covid Safe!

Click the image to request to join the group:

 

Park Beach Plaza have just launched a game  “Search for Santa and Win.”

Download the FREE CreativiTek App on your smartphone or tablet to see who you can find with the interactive Augmented Reality Quest.

Pick up a kid’s Christmas Gift from Customer Information to take the Magic Of Christmas home with you! While stocks last.
Visit www.parkbeachplaza.com.au for more information.

 

I’ve heard Coffs City Centre are putting together something special for the kids in the city square- follow their FACEBOOK Page for news!

 

Another huge push this Christmas season is to BUY LOCAL.

Local businesses have really suffered the past 12 months, so we are all being encouraged to really think about where we spend our Christmas gift money.

Of course, Sawtell, Bellingen, Nambucca, the Orara Valley, Dorrigo and lots of other little towns have fabulous local shops – but Coffs Harbour and Woolgoolga both have campaigns running this year.

 

SANTA UNDER THE BIG TOP AT MOONEE TAVERN – NOT TO BE MISSED!

 

Please send me a message if there are any Christmas events that I’ve missed!

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