Recently, I took a day out of my working week to drive to Brisbane to spend some time learning with fellow local business entrepreneurs. Last month I also learned how to make a floral headpiece with the haven crew at The Craft Parlour in a fun evening of craft and magazine brainstorming. During the school holidays I’m planning on learning (thanks to YouTube) how to do a Dutch braid – because ‘French’ is “so last year” my nine year old tells me! Yes, even as an adult, we learn new things every single day. Which is why this, our July ‘Learning’ edition, is so relevant. What about our kids, absorbing so much each and every day?! From learning to read and memorising sight words to navigating technology and mastering bike riding – it’s all a big learning curve. This issue we share stories of learning in the early years right up to learning in adult life.

In addition to our ace regular columns this month we also have one very exciting contest to launch – haven’s favourite teacher! That’s right, in the spirit of teaching, learning and education we want you to get voting kids (with your parents’ help) and tell us who your favourite teacher is, and why, in 25 words or less. We’ve got some pretty rad prizes up for grabs, including two nights’ away for our winning teacher at their choice of Ultiqa Resorts and five $100 vouchers for super cool art supplies from Ironlak Art & Design for the people who nominate our five competition finalist teachers. We are very grateful to have national parenting blogger superstar School Mum join the haven team to pick haven’s favourite teacher winner! Let’s reward those amazing people who teach our children and guide them through their school life.

Never stop learning!

Read the July issue of haven online here, or via PressReader here.

Keeley O'Connor

Keeley O'Connor  

Keeley has always been a keen entrepreneur and creative and takes great pride in growing her business in parallel with her young family. Keeley started in online publishing with ‘Savvy Mama’ in early 2009 going on to publish print titles over the past decade, including haven, a family lifestyle publication and scout for the Gold Coast holiday-maker more recently. She has grown a vibrant and engaged digital community of followers via her digital and social channels and continues to expand her business with haven creative services // www.havencreative.com.au