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A community comes together to help Wollongong’s Homeless Hub

  The children at Helensburgh Community Preschool have been learning about the home and families, and how people come together to form communities. They’ve also been learning about how people in communities can help each other. They spoke to a f...

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“Cut a Silver Path”. One Poet. Five Photographers.

A new art exhibition in Wollongong promotes the idea that words can be just a powerful as pictures. ‘Cut A Silver Path’ is a new photography exhibition – on from May 5th until June 8th at The Gallery @ Big Fat Smile. Conceived by Big Fat Smile...

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A Day in the Life of a 7 Year Old in China

Have you ever wondered how different your child’s daily routine is to children in other parts of the world? It is easy to get so immersed in our own ways that we sometimes assume everyone does it the same. It is a big wide world out there and to get an ...

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Listening, Learning and Positive Change

Following is a statement about learning from mistakes and improvement. Fun Club @ Bellambi Point had an incident two years ago where a child left the centre without being seen by staff. The incident demanded critical reflection and a comprehensive res...

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Norman and the (not very) Giant Peach

Mum phoned last weekend to say it was time to sort through the childhood toy box – the wasteland of eclectic toys still taking up space. And so I journeyed back as a 26 year-old to the house I grew up in. Simple I thought, “I’ll throw away everyt...

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KIDS, ART AND THE BIG WIDE WORLD

In arts education, two things really set us apart. First, the artists/educators we employ must be ‘career artists’. They must be degree qualified and practicing in a professional sense. Second, we believe that children need to be exposed to A L...