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Top Events of the Week // February 22 – March 1, 2019

** Due to the severe weather warnings issued for South East Queensland as Tropical Cyclone Oma moves towards the Gold Coast this weekend, please make sure you check if any outdoor events have been postponed or cancelled before turning up on event organiser website! ** ST HILDA’S JUNIOR SCHOOL OPEN DAY Friday February 22, from 9am ‘til 12pm // St Hilda’s School Gold Coast, Southport Dedicated to giving your ...

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Celebrate Summer at The Surrounds Summer Social

Due to the severe weather warnings issued for South East Queensland as Tropical Cyclone Oma moves towards the Gold Coast this weekend, February 23, The Surrounds Summer Social will be postponed for two weeks. The Surrounds at Helensvale will now come to life on Saturday 9 March, with its second annual pop up carnival – The Surrounds Summer Social. All our planned food, entertainment, fireworks and fun will ...

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La Fiesta Festival

Due to the severe weather warnings issued for South East Queensland as Tropical Cyclone Oma moves towards the Gold Coast this weekend, February 23, La Fiesta Festival will be postponed for one week. Luring rhythmic beats, sassy Samba dancers and the mouth-watering smell of traditional South American street foods feature among a sprawling La Fiesta Festival program in 2019. Celebrating the third annual insta ...

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Get Started // Save in Sport

Applications are officially open for Get Started vouchers, but what does this mean for your children’s sport? The Queensland Government’s Get Started initiative was introduced to provide better access to sports for children and their parents, helping cover the cost registration, membership or participation fees with vouchers valued up to $150. Children aged 5 to 17 are eligible for the vouchers, so long as ...

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We Reviewed // Educational Apps

While we are discouraging our kids from too much screentime, there are definitely ways they can utilise their screens for the greater good via educational apps. Here’s a list of reading apps that you might like to encourage your kids to try because, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. The Word Zoo – Learn to Read The Word Zoo is an app that helps kids learn to read through the art of science and fun. While dev ...

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Cyber Safe for Life

A new partnership will see Coomera Anglican College take the lead in cyber safety, breaking new ground with a holistic approach to online awareness and wellbeing. Kicking off the year with a bang, Coomera Anglican College has cemented their place amongst Australia’s front-runners in cyber safety education through a new partnership with Family Zone, a tool that will keep students safe online both at home and ...

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Walk This Way

Autumn provides the perfect weather to hit a bushwalking trail with your family. Fresh air, sunshine, no screens. Try these walks on for size: 1km: Natural Bridge Circuit within Springbrook National Park. A short, doable walk for all family members. Pack a picnic for Forest Park. 2.3km: Burleigh Head National Park’s Rainforest Circuit. Enjoy rainforest, headland and lookout views. 5km: Caves Circuit within ...

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Insta-Awesome // #getorganised

Remember how naïve and full of hope you were when you said you’d #getorganised on New Year’s Day? It may seem like a distant memory, but with these five Instagrammers who specialise in organisation inspiration, you can regain your mojo and stay motivated all year long. @simplyspaced We came for the soft pastels and clean lines but stayed for @simplyspaced’s genius ideas on home and life organisation. There’ ...

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I Scream, You Scream…

A highly regarded philosopher once said that icecream was the remedy for summer heat, cranky kids and frazzled mums (or was that just what we always just say in the haven office?!). Here’s your hit list for the best places to find summer icecream or gelato. How many of these locations have you visited? Gelato Messina (109 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane). 182,000 followers on Instagram tells you this is on ...

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Could You Help a Foster Child?

Have you heard of Fostering Young Lives? It’s a service of The Benevolent Society –Australia’s first charity. Did you know that due to the current shortage of carers nationwide, children in need of foster care are being put in hotels and motels? The majority of children are aged 7-14 years and vary in their behavioural needs. A lot of the children in hotel placements have a diagnosed disability - either lea ...

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