Summer 2015 School Holiday Guide

Summer School Holidays are just around the corner and together with some local businesses I’ve put together this Summer Guide to keep your children busy!

From tennis camps to art and robotic workshops, gymnastics plus more, there is something here for every child! Keep an eye out for some special discounts below and don’t forget to mention that you saw the deal on Northern Beaches Kids Guide! For more great activities, events and care please visit the website at www.northernbeachesmums.com.au.

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Tennis & Multisport School Holiday Camps

Come and enjoy our AWESOME Multisport School Holiday Camps @ our beautiful centres at Collaroy Tennis Club AND Wyatt Park in Belrose.

Our super fun camps suit ages 4 to 12 years; Beautiful Facilities; Experienced & Qualified Coaches; FREE Pizza Lunch FRIDAYS; Daily Prizes; FREE Before and After Camp Care. Dates available – Mon 7th to Fri 11th Dec; Thurs 17th to Wed 23rd Dec; Mon 4th to Fri 8th Jan; Mon 11th to Wed 13th Jan; Mon 18th to Fri 22nd Jan.

Don’t miss out – email us at [email protected] or Book Online atwww.evolvetennisacademy.com/holiday_camps

Special Deal – Mention Northern Beaches Kids Guide and get 10% off!

Hope to see you there!

Phone: 9971 0644
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.evolvetennisacademy.com
Collaroy Tennis Club, Griffith Park, Anzac Avenue, Collaroy
Wyatt Park Tennis Centre, Corner of Wyatt Ave and Cotentin Rd Belrose

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Ladybug Music

If you’re looking for an awesome holiday music activity don’t miss our 2-week Holiday Mini-session in January! The Holiday Mini-Session is a great way to enjoy two Ladybug Music classes before committing to a full session…OR, just a super-fun holiday music activity with a selection of some of our favourite Ladybug songs that the whole family will enjoy!
New Families $50, Returning Families $40, Siblings $25. Tuition includes some our favourite Mini-Session song downloads.
Ladybug Music’s early childhood program (infant – 4 years) is redefining the family music experience. Their original, hand crafted, soulful songs bring joy, fun and heart back to the music class and into your home. At Ladybug you’ll sing it, boogie-down and have fun!

Want to try out a class first? Join us for a Summer FREE DEMO class and take home a free Ladybug Music Favourites CD!

Register at: www.LadybugMusicSydney.com.au
Email: [email protected]
Call Clare at: 0432 922 727

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DJAZZEX Dance & Pilates Studio

DANCE is ART. Its not just about the wow factor of extreme ranges. Today I received a lovely email from a parent and she said this “I love how the focus is not on how skinny you are or how high your kick is, but whether you love dancing, and are healthy and doing your best. I love that everyone gets a chance to be center stage for a moment. ” Nic Wulee Northern Beaches dance institution DJAZZEX has just completed its 21st year of activities, teaching dance, Pilates and movement to students as young as 3 and as old as 80 years of age. Enrolments for 2016 have now opened for all ages, and you will be able to sign up your kids for 2016 at www.djazzexdanceandpilates.com

* Santa’s helpers Workshops:
It’s hard to get it all done at this time of year and sometimes the kids are holidays before you are really ready for them to be! If that is you this year, we are organizing 2 very special workshops on the 21st and 23rd December from 9am to 12noon. Bring the kids to us and we will dance with them, do Christmas craft, practice Christmas carols and generally have a jolly good time, whilst you go do that speical Christmas stuff only grown ups really know about. $50 Be generous and share the news and book in here: www.supersaas.com/schedule/djazzex/holiday_classes

January Technique Extension Workshops $80 for the day for ages 9 to teen
13th January 9.00am – 4.00pm HAYDEN RIPLEY – Commercial Jazz, Lyrical, Musical Theatre & Performance Skills
Recently returned from touring the U.S. with the Ringling Bros & Barnum and Bailey Circus under the creative direction of Michael Schwandt, Hayden Campbell is returning to Australia and is ready to share her knowledge and style with the dancers of her home country.

14th January 9.00am – 4.00pm EMMA HAWTHORN – Musical Theatre, acting, dancing & Singing
Emma has become a seasoned performer in musical theatre, cabaret, film and television. Her workshop will include skills on how to become a triple threat including elements of dance, acting and singing. A day packed full of fun and not to be missed!

18th January 9.00am – 4.00pm DANIELLE TURNER- condition and stretch, Classical and Contemporary movement
Danielle has trained with Miss Joffrey in the US and Richardson & Rhoden from New York City Complexions ballet, Paul Taylor. This workshop will cover conditioning & stretch, classical and contemporary movement

23rd January 9.00am – 4.00pm CYRUS HENRY – LA Urban hip hop, break, popping and wacking, lyrical hip hop
Cyrus has recently been performing in Bring It On Muscial which will tour in January and is also dancing with the Phly Crew 2.0 at Nida in February. His workshop will be fun dynamic and a great inspiration for aspiring Hip Hop and Break dancers of all genders.

BOOK NOW FOR ALL THESE WORKSHOPS ATwww.supersaas.com/schedule/djazzex/holiday_classes

This class combining mat Pilates with high intensity interval training, a low impact cardio set targeting abs or butt and thighs and a cool down stretch session. Either boost your metabolism for the Chrismtas food fest or get rid of the sludge afterwards.
Bring a towel and water.

Bookings at www.supersaas.com/schedule/djazzex/holiday_classes
Or contact DJAZZEX at [email protected]or phone 0435 293 748 for enquiries.

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Robotics Workshops January 2016

Tues 19 Jan – Curl Curl PS

Wed – 20 Jan Maria Regina PS Avalon

All bookings can be made throughwww.roboticswps.com.au/holiday-program

Bee Bots – 2016 Classes – Classes K – 2,
9am – 12noon
Lego EV3 Robots – 2016 Classes Year 3 – 6
9am – 3pm
* Build a robot using Lego Mindstorms EV3.
* Code & Program the Robot to complete specific challenges.
* Run your programs in a FUN FUN competition style arena.

The robotic immersion workshops provide students with the opportunity to be involved with innovative learning through adventure, discovery, exploration and collective knowledge construction. Students use the robots to learn to use ICT effectively and appropriately to access, create and communicate information and ideas, solve problems and work collaboratively. More details on our holiday program page.

For more information please contact Tina on [email protected]
or use our contact page on our website www.roboticswps.com.au

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Club Pippies

Entertain your kids while you catch up with some shopping this summer!

Club Pippies’ holiday program in Chatswood Westfield will be catering for children from 6 weeks to 13 years. Qualified staff will be running range activities including cooking, craft, yoga (0-5years, 5- 12years) and core and strength class.
Children will also have the opportunity to explore the spacious soft play area.

Cost: 1 hr. $25, 2hr $35, membership option available for $150 per month.

View our Summer Program!

Email: [email protected]
Facebook: www.facebook.com/clubpippies
Website: www.pippies.com.au/club-pippies/

Address: Level 6, Chatswood Westfield, opposite Hoyts
Phone number: 9419 5050

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Two Day Technology Camp – Coding, Robotics, 3D Printing, VR and Electronic Creations!

For kids ages 8 – 12 y.o.

January 14th & 15th, 9am – 3pm

The TechScience Technology camp offers a range of amazing STEM experiences that will get your kids excited about STEM and ready to embrace the future!
* Code using Scratch visual programming language
* Program exciting robotic projects
* 3D Design, 3D-print and take your creations home
* Explore Virtual Reality (VR) Worlds
* Experience innovation, engineering and creativity by building electronic LittleBits creations.
* Learn about Robotic Technologies

To register go to: www.trybooking.com/169930 For a SPECIAL $15 DISCOUNT use code: NBKIDS15.

Website: www.techscience.com.au
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/techscienceaustralia
Mobile: 0406 462 133 (Gabi)

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FUN MUSICAL THEATRE PROGRAMS by Applause Musical Theatre Academy

ENROL NOW in one of our exciting Summer musical theatre holiday programs! Four convenient locations – Killarney Heights, Roseville, Chatswood and St Ives. Your child/teen will learn to sing, dance and act scenes and songs from a fun musical! At the end of the programs, the students will perform an excerpt from the musical for their family and friends! Two-day and three-day programs depending on the age group. We have K-2, Years 3-6, Mixed Age and Boys Only programs! Don’t your kids deserve some Applause this holidays?
Enrol HERE.

SPECIAL DEAL: Mention NBKG or NBM (Northern Beaches Mums) and get 15% off our December programs (starting next week) and 10% off our January programs!

Ingrid : 0405 495 099
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.applausemta.com.au

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School Holidays at Gymstars!

Our school holiday full day programs for kids ages 5-12 will be on again these holidays. They are available December 17, 18, 21, 22, 23. The gym will then be closed until January 4. Holiday classes will then be on for 3 weeks on weekdays from January 4 until January 22. $45 per day, 8:30-3:30.

This is a great program for all kids aged 5-12 years to have some fun in the holidays.

Here your child will be able to stunt, tumble, dance and play lots of games, all in the theme of cheerleading!

We encourage both boys and girls, experienced and non experienced. Everyone is welcome.

Classes are $45 for the day. Drop off between 8:30 – 9am and pick up between 3 – 3:30pm.
Packing morning tea and lunch and wear something comfortable and sneakers.

To book, email [email protected] or call 0417 023 445.

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BRICKS 4 KIDZ® School Holiday Workshops

With specially-created BRICKS 4 KIDZ® models, LEGO® games, and plenty of time for free-play, the kids are always having fun at our workshops. From our Space Adventures with Star Wars™ to Minion Mania and Mining & Crafting, there’s sure to be a fun theme to inspire your child! Children will work and play with LEGO® Technic pieces such as gears, axles, electric motors and more! Our programs are designed for all kids ages 6 – 12.

Phone: 0422 487 940
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://bricks4kidzaustralia.com.au/sydney-northern-beaches/
Locations in Balgowlah, Narraweena, Forestville, Mona Vale and Newport

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Pat Taylor Swim School

Pat Taylor Swim School (the caring swim school) specialises in teaching children of all ages and abilities with classes for all levels from Infant Aquatics to Mini Squad.

BOOKINGS now open for the Swim Camp and Term 1. Term 1 Starts on Friday 29 January 2016

Summer School Camp at Dee Why
11-15 January
18-22 January
Bookings 99776125

Located at Dee Why, Frenchs Forest and Mona Vale.

Ph: 9977 6125
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.pattaylorswimschool.com.au

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READY STEADY GO KIDS – Northern Beaches Make 2016 your multi-sport & exercise year

ReadySteadyGoKids is Australia’s largest preschool sport & exercise program.
Operating since 2004, we run classes for pre-school kids (aged 2.5-6 years) at more than 200 locations nationally.
Our physio-designed multi-sport activities teach preschoolers the fundamentals of 10 different sports & develop & enhance gross & fine motor skills in a fun, social, non-competitive & supportive environment.

We are excited to announce the opening of a new venue @ Avalon Recreation Centre. Our program is now available from Manly to Palm Beach!

All Term 1 enrolments will receive a FREE ReadySteadyGoKids drink bottle

PLUS – Special Deal:
The first five e-mails received, quoting “Ignite your child’s passion for sport” will receive: 50% off Gift Certificate for Term 1, 2016

Visit our website www.readysteadygokids.com.au or contact[email protected] for further details & the special deal.


Sydney Trapeze School – Cromer

2 Hour Flying Trapeze Classes – This class caters for all levels; beginners to intermediate. Starts with an introduction and full body warm-up, followed by a practice turn on a low stationary trapeze bar. Students are then attached to their safety harness ready to climb up and swing off our 6 metre high platform. All students will have an opportunity to practice ‘Flying Tricks’ throughout the class. Classes end with the students being caught by a ‘catcher’ mid air. Classes run Tuesday to Sunday. Minimum 5 students per class. No weight restrictions. Minimum age 4 years, but recommended age 11 years and above. Classes start from $55.00pp.

Super Kids Workshop – Kids learn how to perform tricks on the flying trapeze as well as some aerial, circus and juggling skills. Recommended age 4-11 years. Operates during school holidays and runs for 4 consecutive days Tues 12th Jan to Fri 15th Jan 10am – 12pm (2 hour classes) $180.00pp or a ‘One–Off Class’ $45.00pp.

Phone: (02) 9557 9668
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.sydneytrapezeschool.com
Address: 4 Dumic Place, Cromer, NSW 2099

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Little Easels Art School 4 Kids

Come and get creative with us in our fun, friendly summer program. Complete three exciting projects each workshop with time for lunch, outside play and chalk drawing.
For over a decade we have been delivering our workshops to booked out numbers every holiday!

11th January Life’s a Beach
Paint a canvas with textured paints and shells. Mouthwatering ice cream cone & ice lolly collage. Design beachwear & surfboard in pen and watercolour.

14th January Wildlife Explorers
Ink and watercolour animals. Clay wildlife sculptures. Paint a sneaky snake.

Summer Daze 19th January
Mixed media sunsets. Pop up an easel, paint summer fruits and exotic birds inspired by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Paint a wildlife wooden wind chime.

5-10yrs, 11am-2pm, $55

North Balgowlah Community Centre
Enrol online www.littleeasels.com or call Jenni 0422 935736

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Occupational Therapy Helping Children School Holiday Groups

Is your child ready to start Kindergarten next year?
Are you confident that your school age child has the handwriting skills required for Years 1, 2 or 3?

We are running our very popular school holiday groups in January at our Balgowlah clinic. These groups have been developed over the last 20 years.

1. Leaping into School: This is our school readiness group which covers all the skills your child will need for school. There is an emphasis on early writing skills, but there will also be work on cutting, self care skills, organisation skills and self regulation.
This group runs from 9-10am each day.

2. Kids Korner Kindergarten. This group is for children who were in Kindergarten in 2015. It covers all aspects of handwriting, punctuation, and writing different text types. The children will be encouraged to be independent writers in the classroom. This group reviews the skills they learnt in Kindergarten and prepares them for Year 1. This group runs from 10.30-11.30am each day.

3. Funky Fingers. This group is for children who were in Year 1 or Year 2 in 2015. In this group all the biomechanical aspects of writing are reviewed. Eg: posture, pencil grip and all the different text types are covered. Children will be provided with writing scaffolds to help plan their work and this helps them to convey their thoughts to paper more easily.
This group runs from 12-1pm each day.

These three groups are running for two weeks in the holidays. They are the same program each week, so choose which week suits you best.
Week 1 is from 11th-15th January
Week 2 is from 18th-22nd January.

To book your child into our groups please go to our website www.occupationaltherapy.com.au
If you have any questions please phone Lisa Hughes directly on 0411199593.

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ENJOY Party Toy Hire

We provide quality toys for children (from 6 months to 6 years old) at competitive rates. Our colourful and fun toys have been carefully selected and are great for all occasions. They comply with Australian safety standards and get cleaned before and after each use. You don’t need to leave the comfort of your home; you can browse, choose your toys and party hire, make a quote and have them delivered to your door. With our convenient toy & party service, we can bring joy to your special event.

?Birthdays ?School Holidays ?Playgroups ?Weddings ?Corporate functions & much more

Special Deal 10% OFF valid until 31/12/15
Mobile 0413 430 114
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.enjoypartytoyhire.com.au


CAPA 2016CAPA Creative and Performing Arts Academy

A four day intensive program covering Dance, Drama, Visual Arts, Music, Vocal, Acrobatics / Tumbling and PERFORMANCE.
Students can enrol in individual days or full program. Age groups:
Junior 6-8 years
Pre teen 9-11 years
Teen 12-14 years
Tuesday 19th January – Friday 22nd January 2016, 9am – 3pm
$245.00 – Early bird special closes: Tuesday 5th January ($260 after this date).

CAPA ACADEMY: Unit 24/14 Jubilee Road, Warriewood
For information and bookings call: 0402 726 676 or Email: [email protected]


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Bonjour Babies is a fun, musical and interactive French language learning program for children aged 6 months to 6 years. By exposing your child to a second language in their early formative years you are setting them up for MANY cognitive developmental benefits in their school years. So start now and have some fun in French! And enjoy our gift of $20 off your Term 1 enrolment. À bientôt!

Our contact details are:
[email protected]
Phone contact: 0434105228
Locations: Manly, Lane Cove, Balmain, Rozelle & Paddington


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Have a safe and happy holiday season with Juno ChildSafe

Pack safely these holidays by using a Juno ChildSafe – the child-resistant bag designed to keep children out but let adults in.
Now you can relax, knowing your children cannot get into dangerous items such as medication, hand sanitiser and vitamins with iron.
Every two hours a young Australian child is treated in emergency for accidental medicine poisoning.
Don’t let it be your child.

Juno ChildSafe is offering a Christmas special of 25% off all bags. Simply go to their website, www.junogroup.com.au, and use the code NBKIDSGUIDE to get your discount.

Phone: 0412 139 476
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.junogroup.com.au

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Imagine For Kids

Are you looking for a great school holiday craft activity? All the little girls are loving these DIY Colour in Mermaid Tails. For $29 (plus $9 postage) your little ones can colour in their own tails and then wear them for dress ups! The tails come with coloured markers and once the tail is washed the ink is permanent.

Imagine My Design also comes in Dinosaur Tails and Butterfly/Fairy Wings.

Find out more and view our other designs on our Facebook page HERE.



Author: Laurice Klaire

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