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Term 4 Program 2015

September 9, 2015

Welcome to Living Learning’s Term 4 Program! All workshops (except the NPWS excursion) will be held at Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre (MMNC) on Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30am. MMNC is a nut free venue.  All families are welcome to meet for lunch afterwards, regardless of whether you attend the workshops. Living Learning activities are Home Education Association Inc. (HEA) Events.  So looking forward to sharing in these adventures as we move into Spring and Summer! Booking info is at the end of the program.

Living Country, Living Culture excursion with National Parks and Wildlife Service (October 6)

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Living country, living culture is a Stage 2 (Years 3-4) school excursion in Blue Mountains National Park, focusing on HSIE as a KLA. Understand and appreciate traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture with Aboriginal Discovery rangers. Learn how the environment is important to Aboriginal people through an artefact presentation, bushtucker and bush medicine walks and/or dance.

Cost: $15 for HEA members, $15 non-members

NB: This is an excursion in the Blue Mountains National Park. We will meet at 10.15am at the Heritage Centre at Blackheath (Govetts Leap Road) before heading off with our ranger(s). It is expected we will finish up by 12.30pm.

Checking out luck, chance and probability (October 13, 27)

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Join Ozzie on this exploration of luck, chance and probability. We’ll be discussing the ideas and then delving into them using real world situations as well as some games. Along the way, we might meet some mathematical friends: fractions, percentages and decimals. We’ll finish up the series with a game of Deal or No Deal, where you have to examine the odds and take your chances. This workshop is recommended for children 8+.

Cost: $32 for HEA members, $36 for non-members.

Maths Fun with Julie (October 13, 27)

Using cooperative games and creative activities, we’ll be exploring 2D and 3D shapes, measurement, fractions and graphs. This workshop is recommended for children 4-7 years of age.

Cost: $17 for HEA members, $21 for non-members.

More TCM with Anada (20th October)

Join Anada for a follow up, and discover how to diagnose and treat according to Chinese medicine.

We will look at diagnosis with tongue and pulse, and all the tools used in Chinese medicine healing, including acupuncture, moxa, cupping and Gua sha.

Cost: $15 for HEA members $17 non members

First Aid (3rd November)

Come join us  for First Aid.

Do you know what to do if someone gets bitten by a snake?

Or has an allergic reaction to peanuts?

In this hour long workshop we’ll go through CPR, snake bites, bandaging, creating slings, epi pens and whatever other burning questions the children have -Frances is happy to answer tons of questions.

Come join us as we bandage each other, put each other in slings and generally learn how to help people who need first aid in our community.

This workshop is suitable for ages 5 and up (little ones may need parental support). A certificate of attendance will be given (this is not a full formal first aid certification)

Frances Davidson comes with a wealth of ‘on the job’ practical knowledge. She has 25 years nursing experience. During this time she has worked in ICU, Cardiothorasic ICU and emergency and she is now the owner and head trainer of pulse training.

Cost: $12 for HEA members, $14 for non-members.

Clay Creations (10th and 17th November)

Come along and create some works with clay with Rachel from The Art Tent…. we will explore lots of hand building techniques. You’ll be able to make clay animals, bowls, houses…. anything your imagination thinks of. We’ll explore the creations of a few ceramic artists and chat about art. We’ll probably get a bit messy.

Please bring along an apron or paint shirt.

NB: there may be additional costs for firing your clay works (cooking them in a kiln so that they are strong and more permanent)

Cost: $34 for HEA members, $38 for non-members.

Science through Art: A close-up look at the life of flowering plants (24th November, 1st & 8th December)

Julie and Rachel have been sharing some wild ideas about flowers and art… and they’re busting to share some creative space with you.

During this 3 week series of workshops, we will be creating mixed-media drawings, sculptures and installations based on flowering plants. We will look at the relationships, needs and uses of plants, as well as their structure and function.  We will examine artworks that other artists have created about flowers and we will have some experiments to share. Come along and get close up with flowers and explore a variety of art making techniques.

Cost: $42 per person for HEA members, $48 for non-members.


To book: Please copy and paste the following form, fill it in and email it to

Parent’s name:

HEA member (Y/N):

Number of children to each workshop:

NPWS excursion:

Luck, chance and probability(8+):

Maths Fun (4-7):

TCM with Anada:

First Aid:

Clay Creations:

Science through Art

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