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Term 2 Program 2018

April 11, 2018

Welcome to Living Learning’s Term 2 Program!

All workshops will be held at Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre (MMNC) on Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30am. MMNC is a nut free venue.  All homeschooling families are welcome to meet for lunch afterwards, whether or not you are attending the workshops.  Living Learning activities are Home Education Association Inc. (HEA) Events.

Living Learning programs are pitched at 5yrs and up age group as a loose guideline. This term we also have a program on offer for children working at High School level. Keep reading and scroll down to find details.

Please note it is an insurance requirement from HEA that parents are at the venue or provide written notice of their absence to the event organiser and have a designated “supervising carer” present for their children. When you are the “supervising carer” for another parent, please ensure you include the names of the children who are in your care when you sign the HEA sign on sheet.

At the end of the program, you will find a link to the booking sheet for Term 2 2018

Our workshops most often book out, so book in as soon as you can!


1st May – I Scream, You Scream, We Scream for Ice Cream.

Hi all Parents & Carers,

My name is Peter Daley and I’m Koby’s Dad. We both attend Living Learning. Two interesting facts about myself are: once I was a Chef (10 years) as well as, I am a big “Ice Cream Lover”😋. So that brings me to invite our little angels to come along to Living Learning on the 1st May, to have a try at making our own batches of Ice Cream.

We will cover some Ice Cream facts & the ingredients that make it. Plus turn it into a science lesson to look at why/how it all works.  Main ingredients consist of Milk, Sugar, Egg yolks, Vanilla essence & some Flavouring/toppings.  So if there are any children that would require alternative ingredients from the above list, please let myself or Meredith know so I can shop right for all attending.

Hope to see lots of Ice Cream Lovers there on the day.

Best Wishes, Peter.

Cost:$11 for HEA members/$13 for non-members


8th, 15thMay- Eco printing on paper

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Join us in exploring the art and science of eco-printing on paper. In the first session, we will discuss how natural dyes work, then each child will set up their own eco-print experiment with different paper and leaf variables.

In the second session, we will examine our cooked bundles to see what the natural dyes have done. We will compare the different variables and discuss which paper or leaves worked best. Each child will leave with the knowledge and experience to continue their own eco-printing explorations at home.

Louise is a local eco-print artist who runs a small business called Gumnut Magic. She sells eco-printed clothing and has written ebooks about eco-printing on cotton and paper. She loves introducing people to this magical process. See more of her work at

Cost: $24 for HEA members/$28 for non-members


 8th May 12 – 1pm – Living Learning Planning Meeting

Do you and your family have ideas for workshops that you’d love to see run at Living Learning? Do you have feedback on previous terms, and suggestions for the future?  We especially love to tailor our programs to the children’s interests, so please bring along ideas from the whole family!
22nd ,29thMay, 5th June- Yoga with Kate from Awakened Heart Yoga

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In a supportive and fun environment we will focus on physical postures, breath awareness and relaxation techniques to help children learn to release physical and mental tensions that are a by-product of living in this overly stimulated and often stressful age.

These sessions are for children only. Parents are welcome as spectators.

Cost: $48 for HEA members/ $52 for non-members.


12th, 19th June- Visioning and Creating: Permaculture Planning for the Future

If you had a magic wand that could make change in the world, what would THE MOST WONDERFUL world look like to you?
Join Meredith and Julie to explore your biggest visions and the small steps towards them that you can take in your own back yard.
Drawing on visual art practices, permaculture design principles, compassionate communication and creative problem solving, we will use our amazing imaginations and take an adventure together: from global visions to planning a town make-over, to getting creative in our own back yard.

Meredith and Julie are home educating mums at Living Learning. Meredith has just completed her Permaculture Design Certificate and Julie’s background is in environmental science and creative arts.

Cost: $32 for HEA members/$34 non-members


26th June- Music: Playing with Rhythm

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Everybody’s got a little rhythm! Come along and join Meredith as we feel the beat and play with and explore rhythm together. We’ll play some games, get creative composing our own rhythms, make some music without any instruments(!), and have a little look at how to read and write rhythms.

This workshop will be a great follow-on for those who came to music at Living Learning in term 1, and will also be lots of fun for those who didn’t. No previous music experience necessary!

Meredith is a homeschooling mum and piano teacher. She has been teaching music to people of all ages (especially children) for about 14 years and loves finding creative and fun ways of approaching music education.

Cost: $16 for HEA members/$18 for non-members


3rd July- Up Close and Underground: examining layers in the garden.

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Come along and get up close to things we see every day in the garden, refine and build on your observation skills. Investigate shapes, textures and colours. Use a variety of drawing materials and techniques to create your own observational drawing.

Rachel is a homeschooling mum who has been teaching visual arts in a variety of forms for 18 years. She brings a wealth of experience and encourages people of all ages to experiment, explore and investigate the world through their art making.

Cost: $18 for HEA members/$20 for non-members


Term 2 2018 has a High School Level Program on offer.

These workshops are suitable for children who work at a high school level.  If interested in these workshops, please email the organizer, Jane directly:

Creative expression.

This ten week workshop series will bring the written word to life. It will explore diverse ways that creative expression of the word can be useful in everyday situations. It will help us develop skills to communicate well with the world around us and to enact words thoughtfully. It is a practical workshop series that will look at – storytelling, rhetoric, speech-writing, poetry, documentary, communication skills, debating, crucial conversations, interviewing and the construction of an argumentative essay. Workshops will be structured around playful forays into the realms of logic and fancy, beauty, comedy and the absurd. By focusing on our personal strengths and the celebration of our unique selves, this workshop series will help us to nurture the ongoing power of the creative expression of our words. This is an inclusive high school class, open to all levels of ability and confidence.

Gareth has a diverse interest in things such as narrative therapy, popular culture, post-colonial literary theory, poetry, song writing and essay. He has been writing poetry for about twenty years and has been shortlisted for national poetry prizes. He has completed undergraduate university studies in Social Ecology, Creative Writing and Visual Arts and holds a masters degree in Social Work. He currently works within the field of disability and mental health where he utilises play, visual arts and creative writing as a therapeutic modality. He has been involved in the home-education community with his family of four children for the past ten years.

Cost: $120 for the ten week series.

Gareth would like these classes to be accessible/inclusive to all. If there are obstacles, financial or other, please get in touch with Gareth to work out a solution:

To book a place in this high school level series please email the organizer, Jane directly:


Booking information:

Unfortunately we do not have the resources to offer refunds so please read each workshop description carefully before choosing which workshops to book into.  The booking form is below:

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Monica Lopez permalink
    May 2, 2018 10:15 pm

    Hi there,
    I’m not sure if I booked correctly for the Ecoprint workshops as it was the first time I had done so with Living Learning, and have not yet received confirmation or payment information.
    I booked Simona and Lucas for both sessions last week, and it confirmed the booking went through as there were places still available.
    Your help would be much appreciated.
    Many thanks,

    • May 3, 2018 2:45 am

      Hi Monica, I can confirm Meredith has received your booking and has sent an email in response, she will resend her email, and maybe check your junk mail folders if it doesn’t show up in your inbox? See you there next week! Best wishes, Julie

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