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Learning destinations are places and organisations to which children can ‘travel’ with their passport to learning.

Learning destinations are places and organisations to which children can ‘travel’ with their passport to learning.

Learning Destinations provide high quality learning activities and experiences with a ‘wow’ factor and have passed the Children’s University own quality assurance process, Planning for Learning. A Learning Destination can range from a museum to a farm to an airport to a corporate business or anything in between, as long as the activity connects with Children’s University learning and has realistic links to a university program.

Becoming a Learning Destination can be a powerful way to engage with the community and contribute to the success and achievement of young people in your region. Being a Learning Destination is a great way to promote your organisation to the local community and to engage with young people in your service delivery.

Learning Destinations can enrich communities and build valuable networks that help support children and their families in their educational journey. Click on each Learning Destination below to see what they have to offer!

Where are you?

AGFEST

AGFEST

415 Oaks Rd
Carrick


AGFEST is a renowned annual agricultural and machinery field day held in Carrick, Northern Tasmania – just outside Launceston.  AGFEST is run by a very passionate gorup of young adults, Rural Youth Organisation of Tasmania, with profits assisting Tasmania Rural Counselling.  It has grown to be Tasmania’s largest single event, with 70,000 visitors during three days in May each year at the 200-acre site in rural Carrick.   

Put on your gumboots, bring your Passport to Learning and spend the day exploring agriculture in Tasmania – learn about machinery, jobs in agriculture, food, fiber, transport, animals and much, much more!  Your task is to complete the AGFEST Learning Trail Passport to Learning.

For further information and to see who will be there visit the AGFEST website.

Cost:  No cost for activities but AGFEST does have entry fee – children under 5 free and children 5 to 15 $5; adults $25.   Discounted presale tickets – family (2 adults and 3 children) $50 here.

When: Saturday, 6th May, 8am – 5pm.

  • active
  • AGFEST
  • Agricultural
  • Animals
  • Carrick
  • Launceston
  • machinery
  • outdoors
  • rural
  • University of Tasmania
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Alys Jackson Writer

Alys Jackson Writer

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What are your goals? My goals are to connect with people through my writing and to pass on the useful tips and knowledge I gain along the way. It is also wonderful to know that people enjoy what I write and get pleasure from something that means a lot to me.

If you are a writer or thinking of writing, I have a blog, pages for children with poems and short stories and illustrations to give younger readers ideas. You can view all of these resources by clicking here.

To receive a stamp in your passport please read one or more of the poems or short stories and leave a comment via the provided text box (bottom of the story/poem). Then provide evidence of the conversation to your in School CUA Coordinator who will then issue a stamp in your passport.

Students who enjoy this particular activity may be interested in studying creative writing, journalism or media. Just some ideas to get you started.

  • English
  • free
  • north
  • NW
  • online
  • south
  • Writing
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AON UNI 7s Tournament - Tasmania

AON UNI 7s Tournament - Tasmania


The University of Tasmania will host the inaugural tournament of the national University Rugby 7’s tournament.

The Women’s Aon Uni 7s Series is the first domestic Australian Sevens competition for women, offering the nation’s best up-and-coming talent the opportunity to train and play in a high-performance environment, serving as a potential pathway to national selection. Universities were invited to make a submission to participate in the augural 2017 series in September 2016 and eight University teams were selected being Bond University, Griffith University, Macquarie University, University of Canberra, University of New England, University of Queensland, University of Adelaide, and University of Tasmania.

Women’s Aon Uni 7s Series
Friday 25th August – Saturday 26th August
University of Tasmania Stadium, Launceston

The University of Tasmania won the rights to host the opening stage of the tournament of the 4 tournament series. This will be held at the University of Tasmania Stadium on August 25 & 26.  The entire Australian Women’s Sevens squad will play in the competition, with each of the teams allocated at least two members of the current Australian squad. The University of Tasmania ‘Lions’ have been allocated Ellia Green (Rio Olympic Gold medallist) and national players Georgie Friedrichs and Shanice Parker. The team has also recruited a number of international and interstate players to play alongside local players from across Tasmania.  The Lions are being coached by Luke Burgess, former Australian Wallaby

 

  • Launceston
  • north
  • Rugby
  • Rugby 7s
  • skills development
  • Tasmania
  • Women's Sport
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Australian Antarctic Festival

Australian Antarctic Festival


2 -5 August 2018

Hobart shines as Australia’s Antarctic port and there’s no better time to visit and learn about our fascinating history and lively future than during this family-friendly, four-day celebration of all things Antarctic.

The full program for the Australian Antarctic Festival is out, and it’s a cracker.  Tour Antarctic ships, meet the huskies, listen to a lecture, take in an exhibition, see a film – there’s so much to do and see that you’ll think you are in Antarctica.  Best of all, nearly all of it is free!  (We’ll ask for some modest donations to support the work of the Mawson’s Huts Foundation, which preserves Australia’s most remote heritage site at Cape Denison in East Antarctica).

Download full program here:

  • Antarctic
  • Antarctica
  • boats
  • Hobart
  • machinery
  • Penguins
  • Polar Explorers
  • Science
  • south
  • Tasmania
  • technology
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Bagdad Soccer Club

Bagdad Soccer Club

Main road
Bagdad
Tasmania 7030

P 0439635246
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Our soccer club is great for someone who has never kicked a ball, or for someone who is an experienced player. Each week you will learn a new skill to make you a talented soccer player!

Bagdad Soccer Association on Facebook :
https://www.facebook.com/groups/130032477182121/

Ages: 6 to 12 years

Training: Wednesdays 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Cost: $80 registration

Participate in organized soccer training with the aim to learn basic skills and rules.  Aimed at beginners and players wanting to further develop their skills. Each week students will cover new skills and learn the rules of soccer.

Students will develop their skills and confidence in

  • Team work
  • Learn skills and rules of soccer
  • Fair play
  • Health and fitness
  • football
  • Hobart
  • skills development
  • soccer
  • south
  • sport
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Bass Strait Maritime Centre

Bass Strait Maritime Centre

6 Gloucester Avenue
Devonport TAS 7310

P (03) 6424 7100
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The notorious waters of Bass Strait both separate and join the island state of Tasmania to mainland Australia.  This stretch of water has always provided explorers, settlers, boat builders, fishermen, yachtsmen and entrepreneurs with challenges. Through objects, images and interactive displays, the Bass Strait Maritime Centre explores the themes of the natural history of Bass Strait and its islands, European exploration, settlement, early shipbuilders and entrepreneurs, shipwrecks, the impact of steam, the creation of the Port City of Devonport and Naval history.

Open: 10:00am-5:00pm daily (except for Good Friday and Christmas Day)

Entry: $10 adult / $8 student/concession / $5 child / $25 family

Simulator Passes: $2.00 per ‘Mission’ (three attempts)

Check out the Bass Strait Maritime Centre Websiteand Facebook Page!

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Bitlink

Bitlink

22-24 Paterson Street
Launceston, TAS

P 0409 149 651
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Bitlink is a Tasmanian company that is focused on tech education! Bitlink run fun, engaging, hands-on project-based after-school and holiday programs to help the next generation of innovators – and parents/carers – wrap their heads around creativity, technology and entrepreneurship. Bitlink programs are designed to get CU members excited about what they can do with technology: electronics, programming, innovation and design.

To view Bitlink programs and activities, visit their website.

For further information “Say Hello” or call in to 22-24 Paterson Street, Launceston.

 

  • Coding
  • computer
  • game design
  • Launceston
  • north
  • programming
  • robotics
  • school holiday program
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

593 Briggs Road
Brighton TAS 7030

P 6268 1184
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Bonorong is an award-winning wildlife sanctuary that continues to work for the education, conservation and rehabilitation of Tasmania’s threatened wildlife.

It is open to the public with guided tours available.

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  • Animals
  • Brighton
  • conservation
  • environment
  • Hobart
  • nature
  • sanctuary
  • southern Tasmania
  • wildlife
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Bookend Trust

Bookend Trust

P Andrew Hughes 0488046353
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The Bookend Trust runs science and environmental education projects and activities in collaboration with the University of Tasmania, the Pennicott Foundation and other partners. Our main school outreach portal is Expedition Class where students and teachers can participate in online and on-ground projects.

Please click below to find upcoming events and activities in your area.

  • adventure
  • Animals
  • Devonport
  • environment
  • expedition
  • Hobart
  • Latrobe
  • Launceston
  • north
  • NW
  • outdoor
  • plants
  • Science
  • scientist
  • south
  • wildlife
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Bridestowe Lavender Estate

Bridestowe Lavender Estate

296 Gillespies Road
Nabowla

P 03 63528 182
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Bridestowe Lavender Estate runs over 260 acres and is the world’s largest privately-owned lavender farm. With an estimated 650,000 plants, the lavender rows stretch for about 200 kilometres in total – our guests love to get lost in the purple flowers, clean air and open spaces of our farm.

Bridestowe grows true French lavender, Lavandula angustifolia, the only lavender variety suitable for use in perfume and cooking. As a result, Bridestowe Lavender Estate is one of the few farms that is truly paddock to plate.

When lavender flowers are harvested at Bridestowe, a portion are dried and the remaining flowers are distilled to extract their fine oil. Our premium lavender oil and flowers are then used to create a wide range of beautiful products, from skin creams, teas, soaps and linen sachets to our famous Bobbie Bear heat packs and lavender pancakes.

All of this happens at Bridestowe and you can watch it in action throughout the year, taste test our products in the Woodcroft Café and browse through our extensive gift shop. As the oldest and most respected global brand for fine oil, Bridestowe Lavender Farm is amongst the world’s best.

Join us for an unforgettable experience at Bridestowe Lavender Estate. We’re open all year round for you to enjoy each season, farm cycle and the freedom and space that comes with farm life. Participate in a Guided or Self-Guided tour (seasonal). Completion of Activity Sheet, which takes children and their families to key focal points throughout the Estate. On completion of the Activity Sheet and presentation of Passport participants will receive a sticker of validation and a complimentary taster.

Opening hours:
September to April – 9am – 5pm daily (limited access to the distillery on weekends and public holidays)
May to August: 10am – 4pm (no access to the distillery on weekends and public holidays)

Tours:
December to January – guided tours are every hour with the activity sheet.
February to November – participate in the self-guided tours around the Estate with the activity sheet.

Cost: Free to Tasmanian residents and CU Tasmania Passport to Learning members.   It’s beautiful all year round!

For more information call or visit the Bridestowe Lavender Estate website.

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Bridgewater Library

Bridgewater Library

Green Point Road, Bridgewater, Tasmania 7030

P Ph (03) 6165 5446

Bridgewater LINC provides a wide range of events and activities for children with support from our friendly staff. Children can let their imaginations run wild in the shelves full of stories, or increase their knowledge about a specific subject. Use a free computer or connect to our free WIFI on their own device or one of our iPads.

Bridgewater LINC is part of LINC Tasmania, bringing together Adult Education, the State Library of Tasmania, Online Access Centres and the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office (TAHO).

There is so much that you can access through the LINC Tasmania network – locally, online and around the state. Our staff can help you do it.

Fantastic school holiday programs, and you can borrow books, magazines, and DVDs. Get help to use our large range of online resources. Enrol for a course. Use the Internet. Get help with reading, writing and maths. Research your family history. Meet with others or find a quiet space. Join in our events or just look around.

The LINC is in Green Point Road behind the Civic Centre.

Head to the web site to find out what is on offer at Bridgewater LINC: www.linc.tas.gov.au

  • Bridgewater
  • Hobart
  • information technology
  • library
  • literacy
  • school holiday program
  • south
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Bridgewater PCYC

Bridgewater PCYC

Bridgewater PCYC
Greenpoint Rd,
Bridgewater,TAS 7030

P 03 6263 5277
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Bridgewater PCYC is a non-profit community service organisation that aims to provide a safe environment for youth and the community to participate in a range of social and recreational activities at affordable prices. Activities include weight training, games room and various forms of self defence. Bridgewater PCYC also offer special projects, designed to provide activities and support programs.

Classes include – Self defence, boxing, judo, outside of school hours care, a Mobile Activity Centre and Youth Futures 11- 16 years

Head to the website for more information.

  • art
  • boxing
  • craft
  • Hobart
  • holiday program
  • judo
  • movement
  • Self Defence
  • skills
  • south
  • sport
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Brighton Swim Centre

Brighton Swim Centre

30 Jubilee Avenue
Brighton Tasmania

P 6268 1050
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The Brighton Swim Centre provides a range of safe, fun and age appropriate swimming activities for children 6 months up in a 32 degree heated indoor pool.

Activities include:

Water aerobics: Wednesday 9-10am and 6.30-7.30pm, Friday 6.30-7.30pm and Sunday 5-6pm

Swimming lessons:  Monday through to Saturday, variable times.

Private and casual swim sessions.: Monday to Sunday, variable times.

The Centre is open  7 days a week, 7am – 8.30pm.

There is a  cost associated with these activities and bookings are required for all.    For further information on times and costs please contact the Centre directly on 6268 1050 or visit their Facebook page.

 

Don’t forget to take your passport for stamping if you participate in their Swimming lessons!

  • active
  • Hobart
  • indoors
  • south
  • swimming
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Bruny Island Bird Festival

Bruny Island Bird Festival

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The biennial Bruny Island Bird Festival brings together Science, Conservation, Community and Creativity to create four days of enjoyment and education about the birdlife of Tasmania.

There will be Workshops, Expert Speakers, Guided Birdwatching Tours & Walks, Photography Classes, Markets and Cultural Celebrations. Range of tours, walks and talks by experts. Locations vary around Bruny Island, see program for details.

Come to the Bruny Island Bird Festival to enjoy the many events, workshops creative activities and lectures covering diverse studies and innovations involving birds, both in Tasmania and beyond. No prior knowledge of birds is necessary to enjoy this festival – just a passion for nature and the desire to learn more about wildlife.
Attend at least one activity or speaker session to receive a stamp in your Passport to Learning.

Friday October 19th – Monday October 22nd 2018
(The Family Day is Saturday 20th October )

Program and booking via the website.

Ages: All welcome!

The Bruny Island Bird Festival is held every two years to celebrate the remarkable diversity of birdlife on the island. In 2018, we celebrate the 5th Festival and continue to build on the four key elements of Community, Conservation, Science and Creativity.

  • bird
  • Bruny
  • environment
  • Hobart
  • Science
  • south
  • wildlife
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Bugeido Australia

Bugeido Australia

6 Derinya St
Mornington
Tasmania


Bu-Geido Karate is based on the style of Shotokan and includes the fundamentals of Ju-Jitsu(Self Defence).  All Bu-Geido instructors must be 18 years of age, have completed the Bugeido diploma of teaching, completed a recognised first aid course, and have a National Police Record Check before being allowed to teach children unsupervised.

Class size are kept to a manageable level to ensure quality of tuition and safety of students. Classes are based on a 10 week school term. There are four(4) terms per year.

There are four(4) separate levels;

KODOMOS………………..Children aged 4 to 7 years
PEEWEES…………………Children aged 8 to 12 years,
JUNIORS…………………..Aged 13 to 15 years
ADULTS……………………Aged 16 years and over.

History –

“Funakoshi Gichin (1869-1957) was the founder of modern Karate and creator of the Shotokan Style of Japanese Karate. Born in Okinawa, where the practise of martial arts is traditional, he began to study Okinawa-te at the age of eleven and became a pupil of Itosu Anko. In turn he himself became a teacher, and in 1902 he gave a demonstration to a number of men in authority in Kagoshima (Kyushu). From that time onwards he acquired a certain reputation, which grew. He was invited to Tokyo in 1917, and with the assistance of his pupils gave a demonstration of Karate. He went again in 1922, and became a close friend of Kano Jigoro. Then he decided to make his home in Japan and spread his art as widely as possible.”

(http://www.bugeido.com/)

  • bugeido
  • Hobart
  • karate
  • Martial arts
  • Self Defence
  • south
  • Tasmania
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Bunnings Warehouse Tasmania

Bunnings Warehouse Tasmania

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At Bunnings Warehouse D.I.Y. Workshops you can make fun, creative projects like toolboxes, toy trucks, planter boxes and painting projects. There is a different theme every week from garden and woodworking to paint, mosaics and recycled wall art. These workshops are free for children over the age of 5. An adult must accompany all children.

Click here to find out about Kids DIY Workshops, Family Fun Nights and other events at your local Bunnings store.

Don’t forget to pack your passport and collect your stamp after the workshop!!

If you enjoy visiting this Learning Destination you may find you have an interest in leadership, building, sustainability, design, or community studies. You could also connect you passion in building to trade, management, landscape design or engineering….. Just some ideas to get you thinking.

You may pursue this passion further and look to find more about trade opportunities.  Helpful Hint: ask a Bunnings Team Member how they became involved and what experiences led them there!

  • burnie
  • craft
  • creativity
  • Devonport
  • DIY
  • drawing
  • free
  • Hobart
  • Launceston
  • mosaics
  • north
  • NW
  • painting
  • south
  • woodwork
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Burnie Arts and Function Centre

Burnie Arts and Function Centre

77-79 Wilmot St,
Burnie TAS 7320

P (03) 6430 5850
F (03) 6431 4114
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In 1976 the Burnie Civic Centre (now Burnie Arts and Function Centre) was officially opened and was the first purpose-built fully professional regional arts centre in Tasmania. The Centre incorporated a performing arts and functions venue and an art gallery. It is the only venue in the north west of the state, which is able to host large-scale indoor functions.

Each year the centre hosts a number of nationally recognised performances and exhibitions in both its theatre and art gallery spaces.  Performances and exhibitions range in age appropriateness so please check each event and assess its suitability for each child’s age.  The Centre also hosts a number of school holiday and other activities throughout the year specifically aimed at school aged children.

The Burnie Arts and Function Centre vision is to:

  • provide affordable performing arts events for the community and the region;
  • provide high quality and unique cultural experiences to the North-West and West Coast of Tasmania
  • showcase Tasmanian productions
  • provide high quality national and international performances to the region, which would otherwise not be available locally
  • provide arts experiences and creative learning programs for the community, facilitated by visiting artists

For details of performances, live theatre, music and workshops please check the website.

 

  • art
  • burnie
  • creative
  • culture
  • dance
  • design
  • Devonport
  • exhibition
  • gallery
  • NW
  • performance
  • Science
  • theatre
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Burnie Athletic Club

Burnie Athletic Club

PO Box 231
Burnie TAS 7320

P 0419 314 498
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The Burnie Athletic Club has a rich history in the Tasmanian sporting realm, stretching over 130 years. The club has organised the traditional New Year’s Day Carnival, an iconic event which features The Burnie Gift. Recognising the importance of good health and fitness in promoting community wellbeing, the club welcomes everyone to join in the carnival which showcases and highlights the excitement and benefits of competitive sport.

The Burnie New Year’s Day Carnival won Australian Carnival of the Year for the second time in 2016! The Burnie Athletic Club also runs a free New Year’s Eve Athletics Clinic for students aged 5-16 years. Details will be updated on the Events Tab closer to the event dates.

Check out and like the Burnie Athletic Club’s Facebook Page and The Burnie Gift to stay updated on the Carnival event plans and read about one of the longest-running, continuous sporting events in the history of world sport!

  • athletics
  • burnie
  • community wellbeing
  • fitness
  • Health
  • north west
  • Northwest
  • sport
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Burnie City Council

Burnie City Council

80 Wilson Street
Burnie, TAS 7320

P (03) 6430 5700
F (03) 6431 3896
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Click on the Events Tab to stay updated on upcoming events and activities!

Website – Burnie City Council 

Facebook – Burnie City Council

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Burnie District Gemstone Club

Burnie District Gemstone Club

Highclere Community Centre
Cnr Menne Rd & Ridgley Hwy
Highclere TAS 7321

P 0417 523 729
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Burnie District Gemstone Club are enthusiastic about all things related to gemstones – from fossicking field trips to dazzling displays of gorgeous gemstones, and everything in between!

For Children’s University students, we are open on some Saturdays in 2018 and we invite you to come along for two hours to learn all about gemstones – click on the Events Tab for full details!

We welcome visitors – for more information please contact Samantha Walker (Secretary) on 0417 523 729 and check out the Club Website.

CLICK HERE to see us on Facebook!

  • activities
  • gemstone
  • gemstones
  • learning
  • rocks
  • workshops
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Burnie Library

Burnie Library

30 Alexander Street
Burnie TAS 7320

P (03) 6477 7400
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Burnie Library holds free programs for kids of all ages. School Holiday Programs are held between terms, and provide numerous activities which encourage young people to develop literacy skills in a range of ways, including construction, paper crafts, drama and movement, music and IT.

For more information about programs at Burnie Library, please phone (03) 6477 7400, follow the Burnie Library Facebook Page or visit Burnie LINC at 30 Alexander Street, Burnie.

Click here to check out the Libraries Tasmania website!

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Burnie New Year's Day Carnival

Burnie New Year's Day Carnival

West Park Oval
Bass Highway
Parklands TAS 7320

P 0419 314 498
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The Burnie Athletic Club has a rich history in the Tasmanian sporting realm, stretching over 130 years. The club has organised the traditional New Year’s Day Carnival, an iconic event which features The Burnie Gift. Recognising the importance of good health and fitness in promoting community wellbeing, the club welcomes everyone to join in the carnival which showcases and highlights the excitement and benefits of competitive sport.

The Burnie New Year’s Day Carnival won Australian Carnival of the Year for the second time in 2016! Click on the Events Tab for updates closer to the event date.

Check out and like the Burnie Athletic Club’s Facebook Page and The Burnie Gift to stay updated on the Carnival event plans and read about one of the longest-running, continuous sporting events in the history of world sport!

  • athletics
  • burnie
  • carnival
  • competitive
  • Health
  • new year's day
  • north west
  • Northwest
  • sport
  • wellbeing
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Burnie Regional Art Gallery

Burnie Regional Art Gallery

77 – 79 Wilmot Street
Burnie TAS 7320

P (03) 6430 5875
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The Burnie Regional Art Gallery provides a program of high quality exhibitions, including national and international touring exhibitions; and major solo artist and group shows. The Gallery supports artists living in the North West region by supporting emerging artist exhibitions, educational exhibitions and community group exhibitions. The gallery also provides opportunities for school-aged children with “Primary Kaleidoscope” and the “High Art!” series of exhibitions.

  • art
  • artist
  • burnie
  • Devonport
  • exhibition
  • gallery
  • NW
  • painting
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Burnie Regional Museum

Burnie Regional Museum

Little Alexander Street
Burnie TAS 7320

P (03) 6430 5746
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Caring for the history and heritage of North West Tasmania. The Burnie Regional Museum’s collections represent the history of Burnie and the surrounding North West region. The Burnie Regional Museum’s main attraction is the Federation Street, where visitors can glimpse what life was like in 1900 when Burnie was a bustling town of 1500 people at the height of its first economic boom.

The Burnie Regional Museum was founded by Peter Mercer (OAM, AMAA) with objects from his private museum collection that he had been gathering since 1942. It opened its doors to the public in 1971, as the Pioneer Village Museum. In 2011 it was rebranded as the Burnie Regional Museum to better reflect the breadth of its collections. It is now the major cultural heritage institution in North West Tasmania and holds the third largest collection in the state.

Admission is FREE for Burnie residents and persons aged under 18 years.

Standard Admission: $8 adults, $5 concession (Memberships available)

Opening Hours: Weekdays 10.00am-4.30pm, Weekends & Public Holidays 1.30pm-4.00pm (Closed on some public holidays)

Check out the Burnie Regional Museum’s Website and Facebook Page!

There is also the Show and Tell: Young Collectors program for young collectors to display their collections – Click on the link below to find out more!

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Burnie Try Skills Program

Burnie Try Skills Program

Outside The Square Solutions (OTSS)
73-75 Mount Street
Burnie TAS 7320

P (03) 6432 3336
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Burnie Try Skills Program aims to encourage active participation by young people in the sports provided by clubs and organisations in the Burnie region. This free program is open to young people in school grades 4-6.

For more information please call Outside The Square Solutions on (03) 6432 3336 or email [email protected].

Check out the Burnie Try Skills Program Facebook Page!

  • burnie
  • burnie try skills program
  • free
  • north west
  • Northwest
  • otss
  • outside the square solutions
  • school holidays
  • sport
  • sports
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Burnie Youth Council

Burnie Youth Council

80 Wilson Street
Burnie TAS 7320

P (03) 6430 5774 or 0408 423 913
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Burnie Youth Council

The Burnie Youth Council has been running successfully for the past thirteen years. It is a Special Committee of the Burnie City Council and is coordinated by the Council’s Youth Development team.

Each year 2 students from each school in the Burnie municipality are nominated by their school to become a Youth Councillor. These representatives are then asked to nominate for the positions of Mayor, Senior Deputy Mayor & Junior Deputy Mayor.

Being a Youth Councillor provides young people with the opportunity to learn about how Local Government works, develop leadership skills, learn more about their local community and participate in a range of community projects.  The Council meets regularly in the Burnie City Council Chambers, participates in tours of Council’s land

and buildings and also provide advice and recommendations to ‘big’ Council around issues and topics concerning our community.

Councillors are also asked to represent Burnie at additional events such as Tasmanian Youth Forums, conferences and to assist with welcoming or showing around special visitors to Burnie.

For more details contact Dave Fregon on 0408 423 913 (text or call) or [email protected]

Burnie Youth Council Web Page

  • burnie
  • Council
  • youth
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Campbell Town Library

Campbell Town Library

77 High Street
Campbell Town
Tasmania 7210

P (03) 6381 1210
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Campbell Town Library offers a range of books and eResources for kids and adults. School Holiday Programs are held between terms, and provide activities that encourage kids to develop literacy skills through construction, stories, paper crafts, drama and movement, music and IT.

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CAN-West

CAN-West

P Anton Kole 0425 862839
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CAN-West – Climate Action North West is a group of Tasmanian volunteers that get together to share ideas and plan events, aiming to inform the local community of the impacts of climate change.

  • Science
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Cartoon Kingdom

Cartoon Kingdom

Lenah Valley Scout Hall
245 Main Road
Newtown, Hobart

P (02) 9343 0833
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Cartoon Kingdom Cartoon Camp is offered to CU Tasmania members: Monday, 24th April – Friday, 28th April, 2017.  CU members can participate in one, two or all of the engaging, fun and creative workshops.  You will learn cartooning and animation skills – great for beginners! Other activities include cooking, craft, adventure games and fun creativity. Great for children 4-16 years.

Contact:   Danny Cohen (02) 9343 0833

For bookings and more information click here.

Cost: varies depending on the number of workshops attending, from $39

CU members are not to contact the Scout Hall.

 

  • art
  • cartoon
  • create
  • draw
  • Hobart
  • south
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Centre Stage Dance Company

Centre Stage Dance Company

105-111 Main Road
Moonah TAS 7009


Dance lessons at Centre Stage are about having fun and making friends, whilst learning dance skills and choreography in a safe and happy environment.

Click here to access their website.

  • acrobats
  • ballet
  • dance
  • Glenorchy
  • jazz
  • Moonah
  • musical theatre
  • southern Tasmania
  • tap dancing
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Children's University Australia

Children's University Australia


The University of Adelaide is the national license holder for Children’s University Australia and validates a range of activities for Children’s University Australia members

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Children's University Tasmania - Competition

Children's University Tasmania - Competition

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The Children’s University Tasmania team develop a variety of learning activities for students including:

  • online challenges
  • competitions
  • holiday challenges
  • holiday activity programs on-campus at the University of Tasmania

Information about current Children’s University Tasmania Competitions will be available here.

  • challenge
  • children
  • competition
  • Devonport
  • Hobart
  • Launceston
  • north
  • NW
  • online
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  • south
  • Tasmania
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Children's University Tasmania - Monthly Challenges

Children's University Tasmania - Monthly Challenges

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The Children’s University Tasmania team develop a variety of learning activities for students including:

  • online challenges
  • competitions
  • holiday challenges
  • holiday activity programs on-campus at the University of Tasmania

A monthly challenge will be created by the Children’s University Tasmania Team. Information about the challenge will be provided so that students can undertake the current challenge any time during that month. School coordinators will view and discuss responses and award stamps/stickers for Passports to Learning. There will be a different challenge every month.

You will also have access to past monthly challenges to enjoy at any time.

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  • Devonport
  • fun
  • Hobart
  • Launceston
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  • north
  • NW
  • online
  • south
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Circus Art Tasmania

Circus Art Tasmania

Thyla, Sport Cheer Dance
10 Farley St
Gelnrochy
TASMANIA

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Circus Art Tasmania has been running circus classes since February 2015.

Teachers Andrew Brassington (Clown Doctor), Mark Sands ( BBBeetles – Sands Family Circus) and Ana (Circus and Gym Coach) have over 60 years combined experience teaching and performing circus, and can’t wait to pass their knowledge onto the next generation of circus enthusiasts!

 

Circus Skills develop … trust, coordination, confidence, strength and focus

Classes will involve a range of circus skills including Acro Balance, Aerial – silks and trapeze, Juggling – balls and clubs, tumbling, stilts, unicycling and Poi!

And most importantly, its a heap of fun!

 

  • circus
  • fun
  • Hobart
  • perform
  • physical
  • south
  • tricks
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City of Hobart Bush Adventures

City of Hobart Bush Adventures

Hobart City Council Bush Adventures - GPO Box 503
Hobart TAS 7001

P (03) 6238 2886
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Bush Adventures offers activities for all ages in City of Hobart bushland reserves.

7-10 year olds can join Bush Kids activities, 10-14 year olds can join Go Wild, Go Solo adventures and there are also activities for the whole family.

For details please visit the Website or Facebook page or call call the Bushcare Coordinator on (03) 6238 2886.

 BUSH ADVENTURES WINTER PROGRAM 

Be Touched By Winter.

breathe the crisp cold air
listen  to the crunch of an icy forest floor
taste the freshness of melting snow as it flows to the sea
and imagine the infinite diversity offered up by a single snowflake

This winter we invite you to be part of a Bush Adventure as we celebrate National Tree Day, National Science Week and natures winter wonders as well as providing lots of opportunities to explore and connect with Hobart’s diverse bushland reserves.

 

Activities include:

·  NAIDOC week cultural tour
·  Guided Walks
·  Nestbox building
·  Bush survival skills
·  Festival of Bright Ideas
·  Introductionary session to the LISTmap on-line resource
·  Doctoral presentation on Marine Plastics and lots more

Visit the Bush Adventures web page to view or download your copy of the Winter program.

You can now BOOK ONLINE giving you the convenience to book from your phone or computer from wherever you are at any time. 

Come along and be inspired!

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  • bush
  • environment
  • Hobart
  • outdoors
  • south
  • southern Tasmania
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City of Launceston Leisure and Aquatic Centre

City of Launceston Leisure and Aquatic Centre

18a High Street
Launceston

P 63233088
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Launceston Leisure and Aquatic Centre is the newest aquatic centre  in Tasmania and offers state-of-the-art aquatic and leisure facilities. Officially opened on 22 May 2009 Launceston Aquatic boasts eight water spaces and many other features to meet the needs of a range of community groups and individuals.  Launceston Leisure and Aqutaic Centre run the Royal Life Saving Program – Swim and Survive.  Swim and Survive is a comprehensive swimming and water safety initiative of Royal Life Saving that seeks to increase the swimming and water safety skills of all Australian children in  order to prevent drowning and increase participation in safe aquatic activity. Skills and knowledge learnt in the Skills and Survive program provides a level of protection and aims to  provide children with solid foundation skills in swimming, survival and basic rescue skills.

Cost: $16 per lesson per student

Duration: 30 minutes to 1 hour (depending on level)

Ages: 7 – 14 years

Contact: Amanda Mayes [email protected]  / 6323 3038

or visit their Launceston Aquatic website for further information

Don’t forget to bring your passsport!

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Claremont Junior Football Club

Claremont Junior Football Club

Cadbury Sports Reserve, Cadbury Road Claremont

P 0427 355 276
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Participants learn the rules and skills of playing AFL football in a team-based environment.
Regular participation and commitment to training sessions and game days are highly valued. For more information visit the Facebook page.

Teams from Auskick (5-7 year olds) through to under 16.

Training: 1 hour per week.

Games: 1 hour

Roster is conducted from April – August.

 

Membership Fee: $1115 for the season

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  • Hobart
  • south
  • sport
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Claremont Little Athletics

Claremont Little Athletics

Abbotsfield Park
Claremont TAS 7011

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“Family, Fun and Fitness” is the slogan for Little Athletics Australia. As part of this philosophy, athletes and volunteers embrace “BE YOUR BEST.”

The cornerstone of Little Athletics is family involvement in activity programs. Parents are encouraged to participate in all activities.

With the focus on participation and personal improvement, Little Athletics encourages children to enjoy sporting activities, develop motor skills and enjoy social interaction in a supportive and friendly atmosphere.

The emphasis on developing a healthy attitude to physical fitness at an early age is the key to adopting good habits for life.

To stand children in good stead throughout their life, Little Athletics contributes to the development of the fundamental skills in running, throwing and jumping by personal improvement and participation and, at the same time, emphasises family values and enjoyment.

Claremont Little Athletics is conducted at Abbotsfield Park at Claremont on Friday evenings from October to March.

Click here for website.

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  • Claremont
  • competition
  • running
  • southern Tasmania
  • sports
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Clean Up Glenorchy Taskforce

Clean Up Glenorchy Taskforce

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Community members volunteer one hour every month to pick up litter in public spaces around the City of Glenorchy.

A different site is selected each month to ensure participants get an opportunity to work within their local neighbourhood and to meet new people.

This is an opportunity to learn about the impact of littering in our community, principles about environmental sustainability and responsibility, and civic participation.

At the start of every activity, volunteers are given a site specific safety briefing where they learn about volunteering in public spaces safely.

DETAILS: EVERY FOURTH SUNDAY IN THE MONTH AT 10am.

No cost to participate.

Open to all ages.

  • clean-up
  • community
  • environment
  • Glenorchy
  • southern Tasmania
  • volunteer
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Coder College

Coder College

Mailing Address: PO Box 478, Sandy Bay, 7005
Courses being run at:
New Town High School
6 Midwood St, New Town, 7008

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Coder College is a Tasmanian based computer coding school dedicated to giving children the confidence and skills essential for their future by providing fun and exciting courses in coding.

Offering courses to suit all ages and abilities. From the beginner to the advanced coder they have the course for you.
Courses include Introduction to Coding, Hacking Minecraft, Game Design, Mobile App Games, Python coding and many, many more.
Courses are run both during the term and over the school holidays.

To view the latest Coder College courses visit our website (codercollege.com.au)

  • code
  • Coding
  • game design
  • Hobart
  • minecraft
  • programming
  • Python
  • south
  • Tasmania
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Collegiate Pool

Collegiate Pool

ST MICHAEL’S COLLEGIATE SCHOOL
218 Macquarie Street, HOBART TAS 7000

P 03 6211 4911 I
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The Collegiate Pool offers a safe, warm, private and clean indoor 25 metre pool in the heart of Hobart. Our friendly, qualified staff provide personal service and are happy to assist with any queries regarding lap swimming, membership, casual visits, learn to swim lessons, fitness programs, group bookings and educational programs.

The pool is utilised by Collegiate students but also open to the general public. We offer a variety of Learn to Swim, Squad and other programs.  Each month we update these session times so you can plan your lap swimming or casual swim visits.

Patrons are welcome to visit for a recreational swim. There is no need to book and no limit on the length of your swim. The Collegiate Pool also offers 20 visit swim cards which last for six months.

They are located on the corner of Davey and Molle Streets with entry being from Molle Street.

Costs, terms and conditions are available on the Collegiate Pool website

  • fitness
  • Health
  • Hobart
  • Learn to Swim
  • skill development
  • south
  • stroke development
  • swim
  • swim squad
  • swimming
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Cradle Coast Natural Resource Management

Cradle Coast Natural Resource Management

P (03) 6433 8400
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Natural resources are all around us – they are the physical environment of the land, waterways and coasts; and the living systems, plants and animals they sustain.  Natural resource management includes all the things that people do to ensure that our natural assets remain healthy and productive. 

To develop and maintain a healthy region, the environment, society and economy must all be in good condition and work together. Healthy regions rely on us managing and using our natural resources wisely.

Cradle Coast NRM is the natural resource management division of the Cradle Coast Authority.  Cradle Coast NRM actively assists communities in north-west Tasmania to manage and improve their natural resources to ensure a healthy future for our region.

Click here to visit their website.

Click on Current Events to find out about their online learning resources.

  • burnie
  • coast
  • Devonport
  • environment
  • nature
  • NRM
  • NW
  • online
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  • resources
  • Science
  • Tasmania
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Curiosity Headquarters

Curiosity Headquarters

3-11 Jiloa Way
Don TAS 7310

P Katrina McNab
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Curiosity Headquarters is an exciting after-school Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) programme open to children in grades 3-6 from all schools in the North West Coast of Tasmania.

CHQ Labs are held from 3:30pm-5:00pm on Wednesday afternoons.

  • after school
  • build
  • design
  • Devonport
  • engineering
  • Lego
  • maths
  • NW
  • programme
  • robotics
  • Science
  • technology
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Derwent Valley Concert Development Band and workshops

Derwent Valley Concert Development Band and workshops

Memorial Hall, Circle St
New Norfolk TAS 7140


The Derwent Valley Concert Band is one of Australia’s most highly acclaimed, travelled and successful community bands.

It maintains a resolve to ensure that there is always a strong sense of welcome, belonging and enjoyment.

Lives, events and communities are enhanced and celebrated through the ongoing programming of musical events.

The Development Band provides professional instructions in skill development and ensemble playing.

Players of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments are invited to join.

Instruments will be provided for percussion players but woodwind and brass players need to provide their own instruments.

It is recommended that those wishing to join have some basic ability in reading and playing music.

The Development Band meets for an hour an Wednesday evenings.

Occasional weekend workshops are conducted for young musicians.

Click here for website.

  • band
  • Derwent Valley
  • instruments
  • music
  • New Norfolk
  • southern Tasmania
  • workshops
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Derwent Valley PCYC

Derwent Valley PCYC

50 Derwent Terrace
New Norfolk


The Derwent Valley PCYC is a non-profit community service organisation that aims to provide a safe environment for youth and the community to participate in a range of social and recreational activities at affordable prices.  Activities include weight training, Krav Maga, Toddler Time, teen gym, basketball, Netball, and various forms of self-defence.  The Derwent Valley PCYC also offer special projects, designed to provide activities and support programs.  The Derwent Valley PCYC welcomes all offers of assistance, including volunteers, sponsorship, grants and donations. All donations are tax deductible, with all funds received allocated directly towards enabling the Club to continue to offer low cost activities and programs.

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Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D'FAT)

Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D'FAT)

79 Hamilton Road
New Norfolk

P 0459 096003
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Derwent Valley Youth Future Action Team (D’FAT) is the youth advisory group for the Derwent Valley Council, who meet monthly to advise Council on youth issues and concerns and develop activities and projects for young people.

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Design Tasmania

Design Tasmania

Corner Brisbane and Tamar Streets, Launceston, Tasmania, 7250
03 6331 5506

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Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri:
09:30 - 17:30
Sat-Sun:
10:00 - 16:00

Design Tasmania is a not-for-profit organisation with a mission to support and sustain design. Also home to Australia’s only museum collection of contemporary wood design.

  • design
  • free
  • Furniture
  • Launceston
  • timber
  • wood
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Devonport City Council

Devonport City Council

Customer Service Centre, Devonport City Council
17 Fenton Way, Devonport, 7310

P (03) 6424 0511
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Devonport – the City with Spirit!

Devonport City Council is committed to building a Family Friendly City. The Council recognises that all children deserve a good start in life and children and their families play an integral role in determining the future of Devonport.

Devonport City Council present a community events and activity guide each season – available from their website.

  • Devonport
  • NW
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Devonport City Strikers Soccer Club

Devonport City Strikers Soccer Club

Lovett Street
Devonport TAS 7310

P Chris McKenna 0439 658 241
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Devonport City Football Club, or the “Strikers” is a soccer club which represents Devonport in the NPL Tasmania. The club also fields teams in all junior divisions, as well as women’s teams.

Devonport Strikers provide soccer clinics and deliver the Skills Acquisition Program (SAP) for children interested in learning or developing soccer skills while having loads of fun!

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  • Devonport
  • football
  • NW
  • physical
  • recreation
  • sap
  • skill
  • soccer
  • sport
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Devonport Community House

Devonport Community House

10 Morris Avenue
Devonport TAS 7310

P Kate Beer, Manager (03)6424 7060
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A place to meet, a place to learn, and a place to use.

The Community House is a social hub providing opportunities for the community, featuring Devonport Men’s Shed, Devonport Community Garden, The Playhouse Children’s Playhouse and The Food Shed. Devonport Community House regularly conduct school holiday programs and other school activities.

The Community House is accessible to all members of the community, with childcare available for some of the programs on offer for participating parents.

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  • art
  • community
  • Devonport
  • fun
  • holiday
  • NW
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Devonport Gymnastics Club

Devonport Gymnastics Club

34 Forbes Street
Devonport TAS 7310

P Leanne Lillico 0439 640 444
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Gymnastics Programs for ages 5 years and up.

Learn gymnastics skills and movement patterns according to individual abilities.

Cost: $10-$13 per lesson

For more information please call Club Coordinator, Leanne Lillico on 0439 640 444.

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  • Devonport
  • fun
  • gym
  • gymnastics
  • move
  • NW
  • physical
  • recreation
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Devonport Judo Club

Devonport Judo Club

Devonport Recreation Centre
Forbes Street
Devonport, 7310

P Len Boultbee (President): 0400 082110
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Judo is an excellent form of self-defence; it will build a child’s confidence and self-discipline.

Judo is a martial art that was created by Jigoro Kano in 1882 in Japan. Jigoro wanted to create a martial art where people could train hard and reduce the risk of injury.

In 1964 in Tokyo, Judo became an Olympic sport.

In Judo the objective is to break your opponent’s balance and throw them.

At the Devonport Judo Club you will learn throws, hold-downs and submissions.

The Devonport Judo Club has Nationally Accredited coaches. All coaches and assistant coaches have Working with Children Licences.

Ages: 5 years to adult

Cost: First night of training is free. Every session after that is $5.
After 4 sessions registration is required to be paid for insurance.

Training sessions are held every Monday night. Juniors 5pm – 6pm. Seniors: 6pm – 7:15pm
Junior class is generally for ages 5-12 years. Senior class is for ages 13 year s and upwards.

More information available on our website.

  • Confidence
  • defence
  • Devonport
  • fun
  • judo
  • martial art
  • NW
  • Self Defence
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Devonport Library

Devonport Library

Paranaple Centre
137-143 Rooke Street
Devonport TAS 7310

P (03) 6478 4230
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Devonport Library provides a wide range of events and activities for children with support from our friendly staff. Children can let their imaginations run wild in the shelves full of stories, or increase their knowledge about a specific subject. Use a free computer or connect to our free WIFI on their own device or one of our iPads.

Devonport Library is part of Libraries Tasmania, bringing together Adult Education, the State Library of Tasmania, Online Access Centres and the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office (TAHO).

There is so much that you can access through the Libraries Tasmania network – locally, online and around the state. Our staff can help you do it.

You can borrow books, magazines, and DVDs. Get help to use our large range of online resources. Enrol for a course. Use the Internet. Get help with reading, writing and maths. Research your family history. Meet with others or find a quiet space. Join in our events or just look around.

Check out the Devonport Library Website and Facebook Page!

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  • Devonport
  • explore
  • learn
  • library
  • NW
  • read
  • reading
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Devonport Regional Gallery

Devonport Regional Gallery

Devonport Regional Gallery - 145 Rooke Street
Devonport TAS 7310

P (03) 6420 2900
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Devonport Regional Gallery offers an engaging gallery experience through quality exhibitions and learning programs. The programs provide new ways of learning about art and life and encourage further inquiry and research at home and school. The activity involves viewing, observing, inquiring and discussing.
Please visit the website for more information.

  • art
  • artist
  • creative
  • Devonport
  • exhibition
  • fun
  • NW
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Dickson Tennis: Sunshine Tennis club

Dickson Tennis: Sunshine Tennis club

Sunshine Tennis Club
11 Howrah Rd Howrah 7018

P 0412 817 427
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ANZ Hot Shots

Instruction and games related activities to assist learning how to play tennis and maintaining good cardio fitness, agility, balance, conditioning and tactical
skills required to be a good tennis player.

Ages: 6-9 years  Monday 3.30pm

10-14 years Monday 4.30pm

Cost:$15

 

Website: www.dicksontennis.com

 

  • Glenorchy
  • Hobart
  • Hot Shots
  • skill
  • skills development
  • south
  • sport
  • tennis
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Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre

Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre

1 Davies Avenue
Hobart TAS 7000


Learning swimming and water safety skills is vital for every Australian child.

Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre pride themselves on the quality of their programs, which cater to a wide variety of skills and needs.

Participants learn swimming and water safety skills in a fun, safe environment.

Lessons are 30 minutes or 1 hour dependent on skill level of student.

Stamps for Passport to Learning are awarded for participation in swimming and water safety lessons, and not general admission to the pool.

Click here for website.

  • aquatic
  • Hobart
  • southern Tasmania
  • swimming
  • water safety
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DRILL Performance Company

DRILL Performance Company

Drill Performance Company

P Joshua - 0408 660 748
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DRILL is a prime driver for the development and provision of dance engagement opportunities in Hobart, working across a range of projects with local young people. The company works with both emerging professional artists and young local movers to create new and exciting dance works and is known for its ambitious, high-energy productions.

DRILL aims to:

– Create opportunities for young Tasmanians to interact with professional artists, engage in a collaborative dance practice and gain holistic training as performing artists.
– Create opportunities that are accessible to all young Tasmanians and to attempt to remove or overcome barriers that limit free engagement and involvement.
– Use dance as a way of bringing a diverse group of young people together, strengthening ties within the community and engendering empathy, confidence, acceptance and strong work ethic.
– Support local primary and secondary schools with their dance curriculum and engaging more of their students through enriched arts programs.
– Provide a safe and inclusive community for young people to connect to.
– Activate alternative local spaces through the public presentation of work.

  • dance
  • fit
  • fun
  • Hobart
  • New Town
  • south
  • young
  • youth
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East Devonport Community House

East Devonport Community House

106 David Street
East Devonport TAS 7310

P (03) 6427 9985
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East Devonport Community House.

A great place to meet others, have fun, learn a new skill or perhaps even change the world. Visit us today and enjoy.

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  • community
  • Devonport
  • fun
  • NW
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Edmund Rice Camps Tasmania

Edmund Rice Camps Tasmania

P 0409345950
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Edmund Rice Camps Tasmania is a state-wide, not for profit, volunteer driven organisation that provides children, young people and young adults with experiences they may not otherwise have. Founded on the examples of Edmund Rice, Edmund Rice programs focus on supporting marginalised and/or minority groups to participate in fun and safe environments of acceptance, challenge and growth. The participants involved in our programs are most commonly aged between 8 and 12 years (Grades 3-6) and come from a variety of different and diverse backgrounds and locations in Tasmania. Everyone is welcome at Edmund Rice Camps and in most cases participants are matched alongside a volunteer mentor for the program. Volunteer mentors are most commonly aged between 16 and 23 years old and come from all over Tasmania. This pairing forms connections and relationships of positive interaction, as well as the opportunity for the fostering of friendship and trust. Participants and volunteers come away from our programs feeling empowered, having learnt a little about themselves, about people and about life. All camp participants will have the opportunity to engage in a range of activities and will generate relationships, learn about one another and stand in solidarity together.

Participation in camps is rewarded with 10 hours of learning!

  • Camps
  • north
  • NW
  • south
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Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden

Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden

55 Breffny Road
Romaine TAS 7320

P (03) 6433 1805
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The Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden (EVRG) was started in 1981 by members of the Australian Rhododendron Society, North West Tasmanian Branch and is now an independent, non-profit organisation. Most of the development has been achieved through voluntary effort by members, and has attracted international attention over recent years.

EVRG are a non-profit community organisation developing, maintaining and operating a multiple award-winning rhododendron garden. The garden is widely known internationally and its unique design makes it one of Australia’s major rhododendron gardens.

The Garden covers 11 hectares with over 22,000 plants already planted, and plans for future development embracing many more. The Garden is open from 9.00am – 5.00pm daily except for Christmas day and Good Friday.

Cost: Free admission for CU students and 1 accompanying adult*

*Additional adults $10 entry free

When: Daily 9.00am-5.00pm (except Christmas Day and Good Friday)

Check out the EVRG Website and Facebook Page!

For more information about EVRG Membership, click here.

  • flowers
  • garden
  • Gardens
  • horticulture
  • plants
  • rhododendron
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Enterprize Tasmania

Enterprize Tasmania

22-24 Paterson Street, Launceston

P 0436 023 451
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Enterprize is a pair of innovation hubs in Hobart and Launceston designed to serve and build the Tasmanian startup community

Enterprize Launceston is hosting FREE Code Club Sessions for children and a parent (or support person).  Learn about writing computer code, and associated applications like website building, game development, chat bots, app development and more.

Sessions are mentored by UTAS graduates and/or other skilled mentors, and are aimed at upper primary students.  Parents do not need computer/coding skills, you can learn alongside your children, and grow your understanding.  Software programs will be uploaded to their personal laptops and for further home use.

If you don’t have a computer of you own to bring with you, don’t worry, contact the friendly Enterprize team and they can help.

Schools that are utilising this as extra-curriculum involvement should contact Enterprize directly to find out more. See Code Club Australia for more about the programs we will be exploring.

To enrol in upcoming family Code Club activities, visit their Facebook page or website and follow the steps to register on Eventbrite., or email [email protected]. Register early as participation is on a first come, first served basis.  Don’t forget to sign-up for our newsletter for upcoming events!

 

  • Coding
  • family
  • free
  • gaming
  • indoors
  • Launceston
  • north
  • parent child
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Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania

Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania

Building A
Newnham Campus
Newnham TAS 7248


The Faculty of Education supports students to gain their initial teaching qualifications, provides focused professional learning for educators, and explores opportunities to gain knowledge in education and cross-disciplinary areas of research.

Our two research centres focus on Mathematics and Science Education and Rural and Regional Education, complementing our strengths amongst other research areas.

We are experienced in online teaching and learning, whilst offering a variety of courses on our campuses in Hobart, Launceston, and the Cradle Coast.

For further information visit the Faculty of Education’s website.

 

Book Capture is a project which involves releasing books into the ‘wild’ for others to find and read. When someone finds a book, they register the find on a website (www.bookcapture.com.au) then read it before re-releasing it into the wild for others to find. Book Capture Ambassadors help with coordinating the project into their schools and actively promote the project and reading to the school community.  For further information please contact the Faculty of Education, Conor Breen at [email protected]

Open Day 2018  provides an opportunity to explore your local University of Tasmania campus, experience a taste of university life, talk to staff and students, and investigate future courses and careers. There will be FREE fun interactive activities and learning experiences available for any children and families attending.  Activities are suitable for children 6 – 14 years. Please be advised that children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. To find out what is happening visit the Open Day website 

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  • family
  • free
  • Launceston
  • north
  • Open Day
  • university
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Farmgate Festival

Farmgate Festival

West Tamar (north of Launceston)
Various farms

P 0423 255 776

Unearth real produce!

When: Saturday 24th November & Sunday 25th November

Time: 10am – 4pm

Cost: $20 per adult, children under 15 free

Visit farms in the Tamar Valley that produce wine, hazelnuts, pork, vegies, salmon, lavender, snails, olive oil, apples and pears, berries, truffles, and cider.  Learn first hand how food is produced from the farmers that produce it through ½ hour tours at the farms of your choice.  Drop into the information centre to pick up a form and get your Passport to Learning stamped there when you’ve visited 4 farms.

To see the program and all the farms, where they are, how to pay and tour times visit the Farmgate Festival here.

  • active
  • educational
  • family
  • Launceston
  • north
  • outdoors
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Festival of Bright Ideas

Festival of Bright Ideas

Princes Wharf 1
Castray Esplanade
Hobart

P 62262716
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Festival of Bright Ideas – Science for the curious and creative

Festival of Bright Ideas offers a diverse range of engaging science experiences for all ages, including workshops, displays, tours, stage shows and more. A FREE event for people of all ages. Highlights include stage shows with some of Australia’s best science communicators, hands-on activities and demonstrations at the STEM Expo and workshops with some of Tassie’s best science organisations.

For the full program go to the Festival of Bright Ideas website.

 

  • Festival
  • Hobart
  • ideas
  • Science
  • south
  • Tasmania
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Festival of Smiles

Festival of Smiles

Montrose Foreshore Park
Brooker Highway
Montrose TAS 7010

P Debbie Hindle, Access Officer Glenorchy City Council - (03)6216 6371
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The Festival of Smiles is a community event to mark the International Day of People with Disability. Everyone is welcome. It’s a celebration and fun day with lots of free activities. ‘Festival of Smiles’ – the name of this event captures what is best about our day – everyone, no matter their ability, is welcomed and respected. Bringing people together, to eat, laugh, join in fun activities, and generally have fun is a great way to raise awareness and break down barriers.

Participate in Social Circus workshops, enjoy face painting and join the treasure hunt at the beautiful Montrose Foreshore.

Present your Passport to the staff at the Tascare tent to receive your stamp.

Cost: Free

 

 

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  • day
  • disability
  • event
  • Festival
  • fun
  • Hobart
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  • south
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Friends Health and Fitness

Friends Health and Fitness

7 Wilson St
North Hobart
Tamania

P 6210 2241
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Teaching the nationally recognize Royal Life Saving Society Swim and Survive Program caters for all swimming abilities in a heated indoor 25 metre pool.  Its a great environment for children to build their skills in the water.

Classes available during term and intensive classes offered in the school holidays.

Contact Friends Health and Fitness to book a free assessment and receive a FREE drink bottle when you enrol in learn to swim classes.

Check the website for latest class listings:

friendshealthandfitness.com.au

 

 

  • Friends Health & Fitness
  • Hobart
  • Learn to Swim
  • south
  • swim and survive
  • swimming
  • Tasmania
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Friends of Fernglade

Friends of Fernglade

Fernglade Reserve
Fernglade Road
Stowport TAS 7321

P 0407 585 931
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Friends of Fernglade is a group assisting Burnie City Council and Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service in the management of Fernglade Reserve & its wildlife. The Friends of Fernglade group objectives are to;

  • Encourage and coordinate community participation in the long term monitoring of flora, fauna, waterways and visitor use of Fernglade
  • Promote community appreciation, knowledge, understanding and care of Fernglade
  • Promote sustainable use of and ecotourism at Fernglade

Check out the Friends of Fernglade Facebook Page or email [email protected] for more information.

  • burnie
  • community
  • Ecotourism
  • environment
  • Fauna
  • Flora
  • north west
  • Northwest
  • sustainability
  • wetlands
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Futsal Tasmania

Futsal Tasmania

Futsal Institute of Tasmania
2 Hornby Road
Goodwood

P 0438 735 562
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Futsal is 5-a-side indoor soccer. It is a fast fun game that anyone can play.

Ages: 3 and up

Futsal Tasmania aims to promote Futsal as a sport and guide children through the basic and fundamental skills of the sport.

You will learn game skills, techniques,  understanding of the rules and will see pathways to representation teams.

  • Futsal
  • Hobart
  • skills development
  • soccer
  • south
  • sport
  • Tasmania
  • workshops
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Galley Museum

Galley Museum

Driffield Street, Queenstown

P 03 6471 1483

Housed in the original Imperial Hotel (built 1897) the museum has an extensive collection, this collection is 98% donated and it is run by a volunteer committee and volunteers. There are historic West Coast photographs, more than 1,000 photographs are displayed many of which were collected by Mr Eric Thomas, who first established the museum.

There are 30 rooms of historical items including personal effects, documents, cameras, theatre projectors, household items, gems and minerals, military, emergency services, mining artifacts and the very varied social life all depicting aspects of West Coast heritage.

Also take the time to view an extensive Royal Family memorabilia collection from Queen VIctoria to the present and watch a film about Mount Lyell and the memories of the towns people.

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Girl Guides Tasmania

Girl Guides Tasmania

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Girl driven activities, including outdoor activities, international interest, crafts, games and outings.

Membership – $100.00 + $20.00 joining fee + unit fees – financial assistance packages available by contacting the state commissioner.

Check out the website for more information.

  • burnie
  • crafts
  • Devonport
  • games
  • Girls
  • Hobart
  • Launceston
  • north
  • NW
  • outdoors
  • outings
  • south
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Glenorchy Cricket Club

Glenorchy Cricket Club

King George V Oval
Anfield Street
Glenorchy 7010

P 0408 284 228

Glenorchy Cricket Club offers fantastic after-school cricket programs for children in a fun, safe and social environment, teaching them how to play cricket through fun games-based activities: MILO in2CRICKET and MILO T20 Blast.

Activities are held every Monday, Tuesday and Friday afternoons and Saturday morning, throughout October – March.

Contact: Andrew Moore, 0408 284 228

Cost varies depending on activity: $80 – $110

Check out the website for more information: www.playcricket.com

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  • Glenorchy
  • Hobart
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  • south
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Glenorchy District Junior Football Club

Glenorchy District Junior Football Club

Glenorchy District Junior Football Club - PO Box 37
Glenorchy TAS 7010

P Steve Maxwell (President) 0416 277 464
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Participants learn the rules and skills of playing AFL football in a team-based environment. Regular participation and commitment to training sessions and game days are highly valued. For more information visit the website or Facebook page.

Teams from Auskick (5-7 year olds) through to under 16.

Training: 1 hour per week.

Games: 1 -2 hours (depending on age).

Roster is conducted from April – August.

Cost: $90.00 under 12 years old, $130.00 13-18 years old.

  • AFL
  • football
  • game
  • Glenorchy
  • southern Tasmania
  • sports
  • sports clinic
  • training
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Glenorchy Library

Glenorchy Library

4 Terry St
Glenorchy TAS 7010

P (03) 6165 5493

The Glenorchy LINC connects Tasmanians to learning and information, their history and their communities.

You can:

  • Borrow l?ibrary items
  • Find information and research
  • Improve reading, writing and maths skills
  • Discover fun activities for the kids
  • Learn how to use a computer
  • Join a short course and learn something new
  • Research family history
  • Access Tasmanian archival and heritage material
  • Volunteer
  • Use our friendly social spaces?

Click here to access the LINC Tasmania website.

Some school holiday sessions have limited places.

For school holiday program bookings, please visit the Eventbrite website and search ‘Glenorchy LINC’ or drop into the LINC at Glenorchy or call 61 655 493.

  • books
  • computers
  • Glenorchy
  • internet access
  • library
  • resources
  • southern Tasmania
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Golf Tasmania

Golf Tasmania

P Simon Weston (03) 6244 3600
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Golf is a game for life where participation contributes to a healthy Australian community. Golf Tasmania has 68 member clubs across the state.

MyGolf is Australia’s national junior introductory program to develop and promote participation in golf. An approximately 10 week introductory program to the sport, MyGolf is designed for 5 to 12 year olds and is the major driver of junior golf participation in Australia.

Through the MyGolf program, we aim to increase participation and engagement in golf by children, and provide a fun, accessible and satisfying introduction to the sport of golf by promoting skills development, as well as the social and fun aspects of the sport, to the wider community.

With over 650 centres around Australia, and more than 10,000 participants a year, MyGolf is the first step in what we hope is your child’s love of the game.

Run at golf clubs and facilities across Australia and delivered by accredited PGA of Australia Members and Golf Australia Community Instructors, the MyGolf program is a structured introductory program to the sport of golf for children endorsed by both Golf Australia and the PGA of Australia.

The MyGolf program can also be delivered through the Sporting Schools program to primary or secondary schools. Contact Golf Tasmania to find out more.

Watch the brief video about MyGolf here and find the details of your local MyGolf program at a golf club near you, by entering your postcode on the website.

Ages: 5 to 12 years

Cost: Varies (check your local MyGolf program here)

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Government House Tasmania

Government House Tasmania

7 Lower Domain Road
Hobart TAS 7001

P (03) 6234 2611
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Government House, Hobart is the home and official residence of the Governor of Tasmania, Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM and Mr Richard Warner. The house is located on Lower Domain Road in the Queens Domain, near the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

Tasmania’s Government House is today regarded as one of the best Vice Regal residences in the Commonwealth.It is a fine example of an early Victorian country house in Gothic Revival style and is one of the largest of its type in Australia. Construction was completed in 1857.

The House consists of 73 rooms, the finest rooms are the Main Hall, The Dining Room, The Ante-Drawing Room, The Drawing Room, The French Room, The Ballroom, and the Conservatory.  The House also features ornately designed English gardens.

The scale, detail and finish of the entrance hall, grand corridor and state rooms together with their furniture are unequalled in Australia. Much of the furniture ordered especially for the house and shipped out from England is still in daily use.

Tours are conducted monthly on Thursdays – please refer to website for exact dates and times.
Tours currently available : Garden, Behind the Scenes and State Rooms.
Coming soon – Art and Furniture Tours

Only tours outside school hours gain stamps in your Passport to Learning.

  • architecture
  • garden
  • government
  • governor
  • history
  • Hobart
  • house
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  • state
  • Tour
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Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre

Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre

98 – 100 Emu Bay, Deloraine, Tasmania, 7304

P 6362 5280

The Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre offers free visitor information, itineraries, tour and accommodation bookings, after hours services, public online access, parks passes, Redline bus tickets, fishing licences and standard visitor services including free maps and brochures & product information. The Visitor Centre is an accredited member of the Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Visitor Information Network and is owned and operated by the Meander Valley Council.

What can you do and learn about at the Centre:

Deloraine and Districts Folk Museum
The Museum consists of an indoor and outdoor area. The indoor Family & Commercial Inn is setup as it may have been when the publican lived in it. There is an extensive garden and Pioneer Walk showcasing reproduction and reclaimed heritage buildings together with tools, and farming equipment based on the horse drawn era. You can find out more about the musuem on their Facebook page.

Yarns Artwork in Silk
The four seasons are expressed in this joyous textile artwork. Each panel (4m x 4m) will draw you into the history, landscapes and lifestyles of the Meander Valley people. Relax in a purpose built auditorium and enjoy the audio-visual show which explains the events shown in each panel and the gentle arts used to achieve their beauty. For more information about Yarns Artwork in Silk visit their Facebook page.

Opening hours:  open 7 days, 9am to 5pm  but winter hours may vary. Yarns Artwork in Silk commences at 9.30 and is viewable on the half hour until 4pm.

Entry:  $20.00 family ticket (2A, 2C) / $4.00 children / $8.00 full entry / $6.00 concession.  Entry ticket is for both the Museum and Yarns.

Don’t forget your Passport to Learning to earn an hour of learning! 

  • history
  • museum
  • north
  • north west
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H.E.L.P Film Festival

H.E.L.P Film Festival

Youth, Family & Community Connections (YFCC)
81 Oldaker Street
Devonport TAS 7310

P (03) 6424 7375
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The HELP Film Festival initiative provides young people with the opportunity to explore complex issues which exist within our schools, networks and broader community. Each year, groups from schools and communities right across Tasmania are invited to submit a short film unpacking the topic.

Children’s University students aged 12 years + are eligible to participate in the HELP Film Festival – click on the Events Tab for full details!

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Healthy Tasmania

Healthy Tasmania

41 Frankland St Launceston TAS

P (03) 6324 4027
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Healthy Tasmania works with community partners to build capacity, improve equity and inclusion, and promote pride of place; our motivation is to make communities thrive. We design, build and deliver projects to improve the life skills of Tasmanians.    Healthy Tasmania run a number of programs that CU members can participate in.  They’re fun, active, great fro the whole family!

So why not jump onto the Healthy Tasmania website to see what active, fun and healthy events are happening in your area! Healthy Tasmania

 

 

 

  • active
  • community
  • free
  • Launceston
  • north
  • outdoors
  • sport
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High Performance Cricket, Tasmania

High Performance Cricket, Tasmania

10 Kingston View Dr,
Kingston TAS 7050

P (03) 6229 7863

High Performance Cricket Tasmania (HPCT) is a locally managed and operated business owned by Tasmanian cricket identities Mark Divin and Ben Harrison and is recognised as the premier deliverer of cricket coaching services and cricket development programs in Tasmania.

Mark, Ben and the whole team of staff aim to provide a professional, yet fun environment where people of all ages can enjoy, train, be equipped, play, observe and learn the game of cricket through advice, activity, quality equipment, support and coaching.

HPCT is the leading provider of Indoor Cricket for men and women of all ages and levels in Tasmania, with rosters ranging from Primary School Indoor Cricket through to our Premier League competition.

 

HPCT’s coaching services provide expert advice in a group or one-on-one environment. Our flagship program, the Winter Academy is well supported by our Skill Development Program, Masterclass range and individual coaching sessions. Our coaching philosophy includes low coach to player ratios to ensure all programs cater to individual needs and provide the best possible advice to all.

  • cricket
  • performance
  • Physical Activity
  • south
  • sport
  • Tasmania
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Hobart Gymnastics Academy

Hobart Gymnastics Academy

27 - 29 Hurst St
Bridgewater TAS 7030

P 03 62 633460
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At Hobart Gymnastics Academy, children are given the opportunity to experience the wonderful benefits that gymnastics can offer.

Some of these benefits include balance, coordination, confidence, fundamental movement patterns and safety landings.

Lessons available in recreational gymnastics, girls gymnastics, boys gymnastics, trampoline, rhythmic gymnastics and acrobatics.

Click here for their website.

  • acrobatics
  • fitness
  • gymnastics
  • southern Tasmania
  • sports
  • trampolining
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Hobart Library

Hobart Library

Level 1, 91 Murray Street
Hobart TAS 7000

P (03) 6165 5597
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Hobart LINC provides a wide range of events and activities for children with support from our friendly staff. Children can let their imaginations run wild in the shelves full of stories, or increase their knowledge about a specific subject. Use a free computer or connect to our free WIFI on their own device or one of our iPads.

Hobart LINC is part of LINC Tasmania, bringing together Adult Education, the State Library of Tasmania, Online Access Centres and the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office (TAHO).

There is so much that you can access through the LINC Tasmania network – locally, online and around the state. Our staff can help you do it.

Fantastic school holiday programs, and you can borrow books, magazines, and DVDs. Get help to use our large range of online resources. Enrol for a course. Use the Internet. Get help with reading, writing and maths. Research your family history. Meet with others or find a quiet space. Join in our events or just look around.

Head to the web site to find out what is on offer at Hobart LINC: www.linc.tas.gov.au

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Hobart PCYC

Hobart PCYC

300 Liverpool St
Hobart TAS 7000

P 62 302 246

The Hobart PCYC is a non-profit community service organisation which aims to provide a safe environment for youth and the community to participate in a range of social and recreational activities at affordable prices.

Hobart PCYC offers programs from recreational junior programs through to competition level programs.

Class sessions vary in times dependent on ability and level of commitment.

The website contains details of the various programs on offer.

 

 

  • defence classes
  • fitness
  • gymnastics
  • Hobart
  • karate
  • south
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Holiday challenge

Holiday challenge


Are you looking for something fun to do over the school holidays?

Why not try the Children’s University Australia Christmas Holiday Challenge?

Complete as many activities as you like and show them to your school’s Children’s University Coordinator when you return to school in 2016 to receive a stamp in your Passport to Learning. Each activity contributes 30 minutes to your passport.

To download the challenge click here – Christmas Holiday Challenge

  • challenge
  • Christmas
  • creative
  • fun
  • holiday
  • north
  • NW
  • online
  • south
  • word
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Home Hill

Home Hill

77 Middle Road
Devonport TAS 7310

P (03) 6424 8055
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Home Hill was the family home of Australian Prime Minister Joseph Lyons, his wife Dame Enid Lyons – the first woman elected to Australia’s federal parliament – and their 12 children.

Built for the family in 1916, the elegant homestead remains largely as it was when Dame Enid last lived there in 1981, complete with her original furnishings and memorabilia. Dame Enid’s style is evident throughout the house, filled with a rich collection of mementoes, and beautiful garden.

Gain an unexpected insight into the political and personal lives of two people who dedicated their lives to public service and their family, with one of our regular guided tours.

Home Hill is situated only 5 minutes’ drive from either the centre of Devonport or the Spirit of Tasmania dock.

Tour Times

During School Holidays: Wednesdays-Sundays 2.00pm

During School Term: Saturdays and Sundays 2.00pm

CU Participant Cost: Bring your CU passport for special admission price of only $3

Standard Admission Cost: Adult $15, Children 6-16 years $10, Other Concession $10, Family $40

For more information call (03) 6424 8055 or email [email protected]

Check out Home Hill online via the National Trust website and Home Hill Facebook Page.

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House of Assembly - Parliament of Tasmania

House of Assembly - Parliament of Tasmania

P Kimbra McCormack (House of Assembly Education Officer) Tuesday to Thursday (03) 6212 2138
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Parliament consists of three parts: the Crown, the Legislative Council and the House of Assembly. These three acting together make State laws for Tasmania.The House of Assembly, or Lower House, is one of the two chambers of the Parliament of Tasmania and sits in Parliament House in Hobart. Most legislation is initiated in the House of Assembly. The party or coalition with a majority of the seats in the lower house is invited by the Governor to form a government. The leader of that party subsequently becomes the Premier of Tasmania and their senior colleagues become ministers responsible for various portfolios.

It is the task of Parliament to provide a forum for the people’s elected representatives to debate the important issues of the day and make laws accordingly. It is through Parliament and the free speech of its members that matters of public concern can be raised.

  • government
  • Hobart
  • law
  • minister
  • parliament
  • policy
  • politics
  • Premier
  • south
  • Tour
  • watch
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Inala - Jurassic Garden and Nature Museum

Inala - Jurassic Garden and Nature Museum

320 Cloudy Bay Road
Bruny Island TAS 7150

P (03) 6293 1217
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Inala – Jurassic Garden and Nature Museum

Located on South Bruny Island, Inala is dedicated to conservation and showcases Australia’s native wildlife in an environmentally sustainable way. There is always something exciting happening at Inala, be it a visit from our resident Grey Goshawks, Sea Eagles circling overhead or cheeky rehabilitated orphan Pademelons and Wallabies hopping past.

Visitors are able to explore the 5 acre Jurassic Garden overflowing with beautiful Gondwanan plants and the natural history museum full of shells, fossils and gem stones. There are strong connections between the Museum and Garden, with many of the ancient fossils on display featuring as living versions just outside in the Garden.

Ages: All welcome!

Gardens and Museum are open daily 9:00am-5:00pm

Entry (self guided): $10 adults, $5 children

(Bookings required for guided garden and property tours. Click here to book or find out more information.)

  • Animals
  • Bruny
  • bugs
  • environment
  • Hobart
  • island
  • nature
  • plants
  • Science
  • south
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Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies

Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies

20 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point, TASMANIA

P 0438 849 517
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  • 3D printing
  • computers
  • drones
  • food science
  • gaming
  • motor sport
  • Science
  • south
  • wildlife conservation
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International Academy of Music Hobart

International Academy of Music Hobart

41 Burnett St
North Hobart TAS 7000

P 0413289978
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Upcoming Events - "Come'n'try Classes available every school holidays for children and adults"

Affordable individual and class music tuition.

Ages 2 – adult.

Piano, keyboard, guitar, bass, ukulele, drums, clarinet, theory and vocals.

Click here for their website.

  • Hobart
  • instruments
  • music
  • music tuition
  • southern Tasmania
  • theory
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Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots

Online Activities

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The Jane Goodall Institute promotes understanding and protection of great apes and their habitat and builds on the legacy of Dr. Jane Goodall, our founder, to inspire individual action by young people of all ages to help animals, other people and to protect the world we all share.

Our Roots & Shoots Program empowers young Australians and equips them with the tools, motivation and support they need to address the problems that matter most to them. We create an ever expanding network of Australians, connected with their global counterparts, who are inspired to be change-making global citizens.

You can work individually or form a club to complete the following validated activities:

Chimp Champions – All you have to do is raise at least $50 and we will present your school with your very own Junior Chimp Champion certificate, along with Anzac’s story. Please contact us at [email protected] with your contact details and funds raised and we will organise your certificate or even a visit to your school! Show your certificate to your in-school CUA Coordinator to receive a stamp in your passport. For further details click here.

Habitat Protection – Campaign for Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) labelling! Write to manufacturers asking them to explicitly label palm oil and use CSPO. Show a copy of your emailed letter to your in-school CUA Coordinator to receive a stamp in your passport. For further details access the link here.

Design Your Own – Roots & Shoots is an adaptable and ever-changing program. Most importantly, it’s your program! You can use community mapping to identify areas in your community that could use some help and use that as inspiration to start your own project. Show your community mapping and any other evidence of learning to your in-school CUA Coordinator to receive a stamp in your passport. For further information click here.

Mobile Phone Recycling – Schools only. For further information on Mobile Phone Recycling click here.

  • Animals
  • chimpanzees
  • chimps
  • conservation
  • environment
  • habitat
  • north
  • NW
  • online
  • recycling
  • roots & shoots
  • south
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Jodi Harrison's Swim Central - New Town

Jodi Harrison's Swim Central - New Town

149 New Town Road
New Town TAS 7008

P 03 62 781021
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To learn swimming and water safety skills, gain independence and confidence in a water environment, to be a safer, more confident swimmer with knowledge of water safety. Potentially opening new options for a career in swimming as a sport.

Attendees learn swimming and water safety skills, gain confidence and exercise in the water.

 

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  • fitness
  • New Town
  • southern Tasmania
  • sport
  • swimming
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Kingston Library

Kingston Library

11 Hutchins Street
Kingston TAS 7050

P Sonya Moon (03) 6165 6208
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Kingston LINC provides a wide range of events and activities for children of all ages, with support from our friendly staff.

Children can let their imaginations run wild in the shelves full of stories, or increase their knowledge about a specific subject. They can participate in our after school and school holiday programs or take advantage of our free wifi and computers/ipads.  They can also access some great online resources including Comics Plus and e-books.

As a contemporary, safe learning space Kingston LINC welcomes children to come and discover our resources face to face and online.  Explore our collection of books, magazines and DVD’s or just enjoy our social or study spaces.  We even have charge bars, study laptops and plug ins for your portable devices.

Programs and activities you can earn stamps in your Passport to Learning include:

  • Code Club
  • Chess Club
  • Kingborough Makerspace Program
  • School holiday programs
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Summer reading program
  • Science Week

Kingston LINC is part of LINC Tasmania.

  • chess
  • code
  • fun
  • Hobart
  • library
  • LINC
  • nbook
  • read
  • south
  • study
  • technology
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Kommunity Kids - Burnie

Kommunity Kids - Burnie

Shorewell Park
Wiseman Street
Burnie TAS 7320

P Kyle Wilson (City Mission) 0409 677 222
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Kommunity Kids – Shorewell Park (Burnie)

Come along and enjoy the free games, sport, food and fun for children and their families provided by City Mission Outreach after school trailers!

Dates: Wednesdays (during school terms)

Times: 3.00pm – 4.30pm

Location: Shorewell Park, Wiseman Street, Burnie TAS 7320

Cost: Free!

*Please Note: We do not run on school holidays and in rainy weather*

Check out the City Mission Website and Facebook Page!

  • food
  • fun
  • games
  • sport
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Kommunity Kids - East Devonport

Kommunity Kids - East Devonport

Pioneer Park (Pirate Park)
Thomas Street
East Devonport TAS 7320

P Kyle Wilson (City Mission) 0409 677 222
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Kommunity Kids – East Devonport

Come along and enjoy the free games, sport, food and fun for children and their families provided by City Mission Outreach after school trailers!

Dates: Mondays (during school terms)

Times: 3.00pm – 4.30pm

Location: Pioneer Park (Pirate Park), Thomas Street, East Devonport TAS 7310

Cost: Free!

*Please Note: We do not run on school holidays and in rainy weather*

Check out the City Mission Website and Facebook Page!

  • Devonport
  • East Devonport
  • food
  • fun
  • games
  • NW
  • Pioneer Park
  • Pirate Park
  • sports
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Kristin’s Poems for Kids

Kristin’s Poems for Kids

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My name is Kristin Martin and I’m a poet from South Australia. On my website you can find some of my favourite poems. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them. Some of these poems are funny. Some are silly. And some are about the beautiful things in life. Let me know which ones you like.

To receive a stamp in your passport, you will need to read some of the poems on the website, and leave a comment in the box below one of the poems. Your comment and my reply will be posted on the website within a few days. You will then need to provide evidence of our conversation to your School Coordinator, who will issue a stamp for 30 minutes per poem conversation.

Students who enjoy this activity may develop an interest in creative writing, journalism or media and choose to pursue further study in one of these fields at a tertiary level.

The poems are suitable for students aged 6 to 12.

For more information click here.

  • online
  • poems
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Latrobe and Districts Softball Association

Latrobe and Districts Softball Association

PO Box 334
Latrobe TAS 7307

P Shelley Dodd 0439 361804
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The Latrobe & Districts Softball Association is a small family based association. We are very social and friendly and play for fun and to be with our family and friends. We are not competitive at all and focus mainly on helping out Charities and individual people.

We have very young children and some older players in our teams with a variety of skill levels. We adapt to suit all ages and skills and adjust for disabled players as well.

L&DSA welcomes everyone from any age, any skill level and from all walks of life. We welcome players with any or no skills and with all abilities or disabilities. We welcome everyone.

  • activity
  • Devonport
  • fun
  • Latrobe
  • NW
  • physical
  • Softball
  • sport
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Latrobe Library and Online Access Centre

Latrobe Library and Online Access Centre

111 Gilbert Street
Latrobe TAS 7307

P (03) 6426 1697
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Latrobe Library is part of Libraries Tasmania, bringing together Adult Education, the State Library of Tasmania, Online Access Centres and the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office (TAHO).

There is so much that you can access through the Libraries Tasmania network – locally, online and around the state. Our staff can help you do it.

You can borrow books, magazines, and DVDs.  Get help to use our large range of online resources. Enrol for a course. Use the Internet. Get help with reading, writing and maths. Research your family history.  Meet with others or find a quiet space. Join in our events or just look around.

The Library is located at 111 Gilbert Street, Latrobe.

  • Devonport
  • NW
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Launceston Church Grammar School Pool

Launceston Church Grammar School Pool

(at the end) Joffre Street
Mowbray Heights
Tasmania 7248

P 6336 6083
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Launceston Church Grammar School Learn to Swim is open to all community members and caters for children from 6 months of age right up to squad swimmers.  Class sizes are small and we have a great group of dynamic instructors.  Our pool is a clean and safe environment to learn in.  Learn to swim and survive in an aquatic environment.  Small class sizes with our dynamic instructors. Bookings are essential!

Learn to Swim Program

The Launceston Church Grammar School Pool conducts quality learn to swim classes 6 days a week. School term programmes and holiday programmes are offered throughout the year. Bookings for our popular classes must be made well before the commencement date. To ensure you are able to participate on a suitable day and time, bookings are highly recommended.  To book or if you have an enquiry, please call 6336 6083 or visit the website here.

Mini-squad program

The Launceston Church Grammar School Pool conducts a quality min-squad program with qualified instructors.  To find out more about the min-squad program please call the pool on 6336 6083. 

For a full list of pool opening times, costs (including payment plans), the Learn to Swim and Min-Squad programs contact the friendly pool staff directly on 6336 6083 or email [email protected]

 

 

 

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Launceston City Council - Youth Development

Launceston City Council - Youth Development

Civic Square
St John Street
Launceston City
7250

P 6323 3219
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City of Launceston is responsible for ensuring a strategic approach which allows the views, experiences and needs of Launceston’s young people to be heard, valued and incorporated into service delivery, activities and planning.

City of Launceston Council provides opportunities and activities which build capacity and resilience; address crime and community safety issues; and prompt young people to take ownership of area or projects that directly affect their wellbeing.

The Youth Development Officer coordinates projects which aim to empower by increasing knowledge and skills so young people can participate in education, training, employment, cultural and social activities.

For further information view the Launceston City Council website.

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  • Launceston
  • leadership
  • learning
  • mentoring
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Launceston Library - Ravenswood

Launceston Library - Ravenswood

Eastside Shopping Centre
Ravenswood 7250

P (03) 6777 1440
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Ravenswood Library holds free programs for kids of all ages (from birth). Rock & Rhyme and Storytime programs focus on supporting emergent literacy and encouraging children to engage with reading, words, pictures and rhyme. School Holiday Programs are held between terms, and provide a range of activities which encourage young people to develop literacy skills in a range of ways, including construction, paper crafts, drama and movement, music and IT.

For more information about programs at Ravenswood Library phone 6777 1440 or call into the library at Eastside Village Shopping Centre, Ravenswood.

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Launceston Library – Civic Square

Launceston Library – Civic Square

Civic Square
Launceston TAS 7250

P 6777 2446
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Launceston Library holds free programs for kids of all ages (from birth). Rock & Rhyme and Storytime programs focus on supporting emergent literacy and encouraging children to engage with reading, words, pictures and rhyme. School Holiday Programs are held between terms, and provide a range of activities which encourage young people to develop literacy skills in a range of ways, including construction, paper crafts, drama and movement, music and IT.

For information about the programs phone Launceston Library on 6777 2446 or call into Civic Square.  All school holiday programs require registration here. 

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  • free
  • Launceston
  • LINC
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Launceston Police and Citizen's Youth Club (PCYC)

Launceston Police and Citizen's Youth Club (PCYC)

146 Abbott Street
Newstead
TAS 7250

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PCYC Launceston is your local community Weight Gym, Fitness and Recreation centre. We offer a broad range of affordable health, fitness and arts programs for all ages (0 – adult) and abilities. PCYC is a not-for-profit community club, and the activities you attend at PCYC Launceston help fund the work we do with disengaged, disadvantaged or vulnerable youth.

Activities are run in a fun, safe environment for youth and aim to develop EVERY participant to be their best. All our activities and programs are provided at affordbale prices. 

PCYC activites run during shcool terms are:

  • Kinder Gym
  • Gym Fun
  • Gym Rec
  • Pre G
  • Tumbling
  • Indoor Climbing (Rockwall)
  • Trampolining
  • Taiko Drumming
  • and community-based MAC activity program

During school holidays, these activities also continue to run along with:

  • Indoor soccer
  • Theatre skills
  • Drawing animals
  • Table tennis
  • Air hockey
  • Cartooning
  • Outdoor abseiling/hiking
  • Warrior wipeout
  • and Rock n Roll

There is a cost involved with PCYC activities, and registration fees, made payable to the PCYC via fortnightly direct debit.  Children must be registered for these activities.  Please contact the PCYC for details and the registration process.

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Launceston Tramway Museum

Launceston Tramway Museum

Inveresk Precinct
2 Invermay Road
Launceston

P 6334 8334
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The Launceston Tramway Museum tells the stories of the trams that ran in Launceston from 1911 – 1952.  There are beautifully restored trams – you can even experience what it was like to travel by tram taking a ride on the double bogie tram 29.  There are trams under restoration to see in the Museum’s heritage workshop.  Check out the tram that was a chook shed!

With so much history in Launceston, make the Tramway Museum one of you must do Public Learning Destinations during the school holidays or on a weekend!  Or spend the day at Inveresk, bring your lunch to enjoy on the lawns, visit the Tramway Museum and the Queen Victoria Museum for more stamps in your Passport to Learning! 

The Museum is easy to find in Launceston’s Inveresk Precinct, between Blue Cafe and the Big Picture School.  Open 10 am – 4 pm
with Trams running Wednesday – Saturday and the Museum open Tuesday – Saturday (closed public holidays).

Entry fees:

Adult $5 / Child 6yr – 14yr $2
Child under 6 / Carers Free

Free Tiger Bus from City Ample
Parking Seniors Card Welcome

 

 

 

 

 

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Life Centre Music School

Life Centre Music School

98 Hobart Road, Kings Meadows, Tasmania 7249

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Music Class at Life Centre Music

Life Centre Music School provides fun, engaging, interactive and educational music and movement classes for children 3 months to 9 years, designed to enhance childhood development and instil a lifelong love of music. Please contact Natalie to arrange a booking. The music lesson will provide children with a stimulating and comprehensive introduction to learning an instrument. A component of the lesson will be spent at the keyboards, the rest of the lesson is spent working on concept development through games and activities.

Please visit the website for more information.

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  • keyboard
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Longford Library

Longford Library

55 Wellington Street
Longford
Tasmania 7301

P (03) 6391 1696
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Longford Library offers a range of books and eResources for kids and adults. School Holiday Programs are held between terms, and provide activities that encourage kids to develop literacy skills through construction, stories, paper crafts, drama and movement, music and IT.

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Lotron Enterprises (Climate Science Shows)

Lotron Enterprises (Climate Science Shows)

PO Box 250
Wynyard TAS 7325

P Anton Kole: 0425 862 839
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The Climate Science Show is an extravaganza for the whole family that will entertain, inform and at times surprise – click on the events tab for upcoming shows that provide valuable learning about the science and impacts of climate change!

The Climate Science Show Facebook Page

Lotron Enterprises provides a range of products and services aimed at building sustainable futures for all communities and generations. Products and services offered include; climate change educational workshops, shows, presentations, and lectures, for all ages and industries; training for farmers and growers in using a range of climate change related products and services (i.e. ‘The List’) in order to assist them with mitigating and adapting to current and future climatic changes; and research and development into areas that contribute towards a sustainable future for all.

Lotron Enterprises Facebook Page

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Makers' Workshop

Makers' Workshop

2 Bass Highway, Burnie TAS 7320

P (03) 6430 1612
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Makers’ Workshop is an arts, tourism and cultural centre that honours and supports the region’s history, makers, innovators and artists. It’s free entry!

Opened in November 2009, the Makers’ Workshop has become the premier attraction for visitors to the region, and forms an integral part of the University of Tasmania’s Cradle Coast campus providing Tasmania with a unique, new style of University space.

Site includes: Makers’ Space art gallery, nine Makers’ Studios, heritage displays, visitor information centre, Australia’s largest handmade paper mill and CollabLab (STEAM Subject technology suite), a high-quality café and gift shop.

Bring your passport, check out all the awesome things to learn about and get your passport stamped at the Makers’ Cafe!

Open: Every day 9.00am – 5.00pm (Please note: Makers’ Workshop is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday and ANZAC Day)

Cost: Free

Check out the Makers’ Workshop Facebook Page!

 

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  • culture
  • history
  • north west
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Maritime Museum of Tasmania

Maritime Museum of Tasmania

16 Argyle Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000

P 6234 1427
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As an island state, the sea is significant to all Tasmanians. The museum explores the influence of the sea on the lives of Tasmanians and the strong
maritime heritage of the islands. You will find informative displays about aboriginal watercraft, early European explorers and whalers. You can learn
how important sailing and steam ships were for developing Tasmanian industries that exported the raw materials and products of the islands, such as
apples, minerals and timber.

 

Offering a permanent exhibition in the beautiful Carnegie gallery as well as public talks and a range of fantastic school holiday programs.

Keep an eye on the website for upcoming activities.

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  • history
  • Hobart
  • maritime
  • museum
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  • ships
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McClenaghan Track and Field Training

McClenaghan Track and Field Training

St Leonards Athletic Centre
St Leonards

P 0438 047 000 (after hours only)

McClenaghan Track and Field Training provides qualified athletics track & field training that focuses on sprints and throws events, and the holistic development of the athlete.   Children train in all areas for development of athletic skills and fitness tailored toward track and field events, and encourage participation in competition appropriate to age and skill level, promote personal improvement, and holistic athlete development.

For more information call Susan on 0438 047 000 (after hours only).

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Menzies Institute for Medical Research

Menzies Institute for Medical Research

17 Liverpool St
Hobart
Tasmania

P 6226 7700

The Menzies Research Institute Tasmania exists to improve human health and well-being by performing excellent basic, clinical and population health research that focuses on the major diseases affecting the Tasmanian community. Our research takes a bench-to-bedside and disease prevention approach and is aimed at improving patient care and clinical outcomes for the community by translating knowledge into clinical and policy actions. Menzies will train and educate future research scientists, clinicians and related health professionals.

 

  • Hobart
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  • reserach
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  • Tasmania
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Metro Soccer Club

Metro Soccer Club

Allunga Road
Chigwell TAS 7011

P (03) 6249 4422

Activity : Soccer- roster and training
Age: 7-14 years
Days: Thursday  and Saturday
Duration- 1 hour
Cost: $90 per annum per child
Contact: Lisa Barrett  0407 750 850

Aims to involve children in rostered sport for skill improvement and social skills and development objectives: the skills required to play soccer  in an organised sports team. Students will experience opportunities for cooperative learning skills such as – cooperation, sharing, compromise, etc. Students will foster positive attitudes towards participation, persistence and commitment. Students will participate in training for soccer, learning about health and well being issues such s diet /hydration and playing in rostered matches.

 

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  • Hobart
  • soccer
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Migrant Resource Centre Northern Tasmania

Migrant Resource Centre Northern Tasmania

95-99 Cameron St
PO Box 824
Launceston TAS 7250

P 03 6332 2211
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MRC delivers services and support to humanitarian entrants, migrants and culturally and linguistically diverse communities in northern Tasmania. The organisation provides support to humanitarian entrants and migrants to access services including health, education and employment. MRC offer support to individuals and families and focus on capacity building and community engagement.

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  • English
  • Health
  • homework
  • literacy
  • migrant
  • numeracy
  • tutoring
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Mike Lucas Poetry

Mike Lucas Poetry

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Welcome to Mike Lucas’s Monthly Poetry Challenge! This challenge will involve some form of creative writing in the genre of poetry. Mike may ask you to write a poem on a particular subject, or in a certain form, or to include a particular tool of poetry. All the information needed to write your poem will be on his website. When you have finished your poem, email it to Mike and he will reply with some feedback.

To receive a stamp in your passport, you will need to complete the monthly challenge which is available via the website here. Simply take your email and feedback from Mike to your School Coordinator to receive a stamp for 30mins in your passport. The important thing to remember is that every poem is different and what you write, as long as you follow the set rule, will always be right.

Students who enjoy this activity may develop an interest in creative writing, journalism or media and choose to pursue further study in one of these fields at a tertiary level.

The anticipated age range for the students is 7-12

For more information click here.

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Miss B's Student Services

Miss B's Student Services

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Miss B offers academic tuition in the subjects of reading, writing, grammar, spelling and mathematics. 

Music tuition in piano, vocals and music theory is also available. Helping students to feel confident and engaged in their learning.

Miss B provides access to engaging hands on resources and documented records of each lesson.

Programs include:

  • assistance with school homework
  • essay writing and assignment help; up to university level
  • classes in editing
  • school readiness courses
  • help for students who are behind in reading, writing, spelling, grammar or numeracy
  • assistance and support for students who are ahead of the peer average
  • art classes and access to a circuit of art exhibitions each year
  • music lessons in piano, music theory, flute, vocals and performance
  • social interaction and problem solving skill development

Music lessons, art classes and the Reading to Dogs program are validated Children’s University activities.

Miss B offers both 50 minute and half hour lesson blocks, during school term by appointment between 1pm – 7.30pm (Monday – Friday). 

Half hour lessons are $25.

Hour lessons are $35.

For further information contact Catherine on 0407 094 288 or email.

Visit the website Miss B’s Student Services.

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Moonah Arts Centre

Moonah Arts Centre

23-27 Albert Road
Moonah TAS 7009


The Moonah Arts Centre exists to support, promote, facilitate and act as a catalyst for arts and cultural development within the City of Glenorchy and the immediate region. It is the hub for the arts and cultural development within the City, enabling broad community access  to rich and varied opportunities for engagement with the arts. Moonah Arts Centre conduct holiday programs to provide young people with a professionally supervised, and affordable creative and skills building experience in an art form of their choice. Click here to access the website that contains details of the current holiday program and information about registration.

  • arts
  • exhibitions
  • holiday programs
  • Moonah
  • performances
  • southern Tasmania
  • workshops
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N.W. Family and Children's Yoga

N.W. Family and Children's Yoga

Wesley Vale
Tasmania 7307

P 0417 270 791
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N.W. Family and Children’s Yoga offer a diverse range of yoga and meditation classes for people of all ages, including students aged 7-14 years. Yoga Teacher Sharlene Broughton has over 25 years experience in the field of Natural Therapies and 12 years experience working with children. Sharlene brings her diverse and unique learning and experience to each of her classes, whether for children, adults or both.

N.W. Family and Children’s Yoga run weekly Children’s Yoga/Mindfulness Classes, Family Yoga Group Sessions and private sessions for parent/child and small family groups. Sharlene caters for beginners and intermediate classes, and individualised/tailored programs are also available. Classes are based in Wesley Vale, Tasmania.

For more information and class timetables, please call Sharlene on 0417 270 791 or check out the NWyogakids Facebook Page.

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National Automobile Museum of Tasmania

National Automobile Museum of Tasmania

86 CIMITIERE ST., Launceston, Tasmania 7250

P 6334 8888
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The National Automobile Museum is a place where history comes alive!  Did you know that the first car to conquer Ben Lomond is on display! What about the car that was left hanging from the Tasman Bridge the day a boat collided with the bridge – you can see this car!  Are you a Holden fan or a Ford fan?

The museum comes alive with four sensational automobile themes each year.  You will love all of the fine cars and motorbikes on display, each with it’s own story to tell.  This is great place to visit with your dad, granddad, uncle or cousin -there is so much to see and learn.

The museum is open every day: 9am – 5pm (10am – 4pm during winter).

Cost:  Family $27.50 (2 adults and any number of children  under the age of 16 – fantastic value!)

Adult $10.50 / Child $6.50

Every August the museum holds a free community event.

For more information and the new themes, visit the museum’s website or follow them on Facebook.

 

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  • design
  • history
  • indoors
  • Launceston
  • museum
  • north
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Northern Futsal - Devonport Juniors

Northern Futsal - Devonport Juniors

East Devonport Recreation Centre
East Devonport Primary School

P Rudy Compagne 0417 538 057
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Northern Futsal runs futsal leagues for juniors and seniors. Futsal is a fast-paced form of indoor soccer involving 5 players per team on an indoor court. Futsal is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Northern Futsal runs junior age group leagues in Devonport, as well as senior mens and mixed leagues in Devonport, Launceston and Burnie.

Click on the Events Tab for more details and check out the Northern Futsal Facebook Page!

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  • football
  • fun
  • Futsal
  • NW
  • recreation
  • soccer
  • sport
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Northern Suburbs Athletic Club

Northern Suburbs Athletic Club

32 Adelphi Road
Claremont TAS 7011


Athletics is a social and fitness based activity.

The Northern Suburbs Athletic Club is a family oriented club that supports athletes of all abilities and recognises everyone’s achievements.

There are cross country and road racing events from April – September and track and field competitions from October – March.

Events are usually held on Saturdays.

Click here for website.

Facebook page: Northern Suburbs Athletic Club

 

 

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  • Claremont
  • competition
  • cross country
  • southern Tasmania
  • sport
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Northern Suburbs Community Centre

Northern Suburbs Community Centre

49 George Town Road
Newnham

P (03) 6326 5506
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The Northern Suburbs Community Centre Inc. provides a friendly relaxed meeting place for all members of the community. It offers time out, family support, recreational and educational programmes and childcare.

All persons wishing to utilise the Centre shall have the opportunity to grow personally, socially and educationally in a non-threatening environment.

The Centre is committed to developing a sense of community.

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  • gardening
  • Launceston
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NRM North

NRM North

NRM North
Level 2
McKenzie Building
63-65 Cameron Street
Launceston
TAS 7250

P 6333 7777
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NRM North works with the community to look after our natural resources – our water, land, seas and biodiversity. NRM North is one of three formally recognized regional natural resource management bodies in Tasmania and one of 56 across Australia.

The NRM North region covers the sub-regions of Tamar, Break O’Day, Northern Midlands, Dorset, Flinders Island and Meander. NRM North actively supports individuals and groups to better understand and manage natural resources, with a particular focus on how management affects the quality of life for both present and future generations. 

To check out the latest NRM North activities, visit their website!

 

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  • environment
  • Launceston
  • North Tasmania
  • outdoors
  • resources
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Oceana Swim School

Oceana Swim School

44 Electra Place
Mornington
TAS 7018

P 6244 4444
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One of Hobart’s leading swim school.

Our water depths and temperatures are perfectly suited to beginners.

Individual and class programs for babies, toddlers, school aged children and even adults operate 7 days a week.

http://oceanafitness.com.au/

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  • Mornington
  • oceana
  • south
  • swim
  • Swim School
  • swimming
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On the Job

On the Job

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“On the Job” is an online curriculum concept, blending online and offline activities into an understanding of employment and the modern workplace.

Here you can find out real people’s experiences on working “On the Job”. Sometimes it might be different to what you think!

Suitable for ages 10 – 14 years old.

To access “On the Job” please click here.

Provide evidence of completing an online activity, for example, photographs, written report or video recording to your in school CUA Coordinator to receive a stamp in your passport. Time allocated is at the discretion of the in school CUA Coordinator.

  • career
  • free
  • job
  • north
  • NW
  • online
  • south
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Open House Hobart and Launceston

Open House Hobart and Launceston


Open House Hobart and Open House Launceston invite you to be a tourist in your own city. Get out your camera and photograph the buildings and spaces you walk past every day; take a peek at how others live, work and play; and see how the city’s infrastructure works. Look up, look inside, climb a bell tower or descend into a basement, and take in the incredible views from different vantage points around town.

Some buildings require registration to visit and are limited by capacity. In true Tassie style, it’s first in, best dressed! So be sure to reserve your place – just follow the links where required.

You won’t get to see all the buildings in this year’s program, but you can try! Join our mailing list to get the first word on all Open House Hobart and Launceston news.

While you make your way around the city, please share your snaps with the world by using the hashtag #oh_hobart or #oh_launceston and you’ll go in the running to win some great Tasmanian loot.

To get the most out of Open House, we recommend you visit a variety of buildings . That way you can get a broader picture of how our cities works. Try visiting a suburb you rarely go to or a building you find ugly; maybe your impression will change by learning more about it, maybe it’ll just reinforce what you already think! Either way, Open House Hobart and Launceston will help you understand how our cities has been shaped and re-shaped over the past 200 years – and perhaps even get an insight into what lays ahead in the future.

Go on, take a look – you’re gonna love it!

for further information visit the Open Hobart website. 

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Paringa Archers Launceston

Paringa Archers Launceston

Paringa Archers Launceston - 201 Reatta Rd
Trevallyn TAS 7250

P 0411 878 658
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Paringa Archers is not just a Club but a Launceston institution established 17th Dec 1960 and home Club for 2003 World Target Champion (Clint Freeman). Paringa is affiliated with Archery Australia (AA) and World Archery and has AA accredited Instructors and Judges.

The Club’s range is open to CU members most Saturday mornings, from 9.30am – midday.  No bookings are required (but it does fill up quickly!) for this great family activity.  The instructors will have you and your family learning new skills, meeting new people and mastering archery in a fun and safe environment.  There is of course, the OzBow program (graded challenges) that you can participate in too.

For more information contact the Club or visit their website 

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  • fun
  • north
  • outdoors
  • target shooting
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Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania

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Parks and Wildlife Service – Tasmania

The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service commenced operations in 1971 with the vision of protecting, presenting and managing in concert with the community, Tasmania’s unique and outstanding reserve system for all people, for all time. The Service is the managing authority of Tasmania’s world-renowned reserve system and seeks to conserve the State’s natural and cultural heritage while providing for sustainable use and economic opportunities for the Tasmanian community.

The Parks and Wildlife Service look after many national parks and reserves across the state. Go to the website for lots of information about where the reserves are and what you can see and do while you are there.

Parks and Reserves – Visitor Centres

Parks and Wildlife Service have visitor and interpretation centres at the sites listed below. When you visit one of these sites or undertake a guided tour, present your Passport to Learning to gain stamps for your learning.

Head to the Parks and Wildlife Service website to find out more. (Entry fees apply for entry into national parks, but nastional park fees do not apply to other reserves.)

Discovery Ranger Program

PWS Discovery Ranger Program is a validated Children’s University Tasmania activity. The Summer Discovery Ranger Program runs during the peak summer period – and offers visitors to Tasmania’s national parks the chance to join in a wide range of activities such as guided walks, evening talks, childrens’ activities and much, much more. Discovery Rangers will be out in local communities sharing the wonder of the surrounding reserves at community events throughout the summer holidays.

Each year more than 30,000 people enjoy a variety of free, fun and educational activities through this award-winning Program. Details of the program will be made available closer to the upcoming summer on the website.

Ages: All ages

Cost: FREE

 

  • burnie
  • Devonport
  • discover
  • environment
  • fun
  • Hobart
  • Launceston
  • nature
  • north
  • NW
  • outdoor
  • park
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  • reserves
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Pathfinders Orienteering Club

Pathfinders Orienteering Club

P Jo Bissett 0417 393816
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Pathfinders Orienteering Club organises and promotes the sport of Orienteering on the North West Coast of Tasmania. Events are run on a regular basis from February to November. Courses are available at each event to suit all skill levels.

Orienteering is a competitive international sport. It is a timed race through natural bushland, parks or streets in which individual participants have to find their own way around a course using a specially created, highly detailed map, to select routes and navigate through diverse and often unfamiliar terrain, visiting control points in sequence. Each course is designed to test the orienteers’ physical strength, decision making and navigation skills. Every event will have a number of courses of differing lengths and difficulty levels suitable for all ages and abilities ranging from very easy to technically difficult occurring at the same time. The basic skills of orienteering, map reading and compass use, are easy to develop. As experience increases, finer points are learned which combine athletic and thinking skills. Courses also can be enjoyed as a walk in the woods. With maps in the Devonport, Burnie and Ulverstone areas we cater for the needs of competitive runners and schools from Sheffield to Wynyard.

Orienteering is a sport where the participant navigates their way around a map, electronic markers are used to record the progress of each participant. The maps are supplied by the club running the event. An electronic dibber is required to participate in orienteering, these can be hired from the registration.

Participants are required to wear clothing suitable to run in. If you are going to participate in a longer course, you may prefer to wear long clothing, as some bush running is needed.

No minimum age, suitable for family groups, and individuals. Young children must be accompanied by an adult when beginning orienteering.

See Pathfinders Orienteering Club on Facebook for upcoming events.

  • burnie
  • Devonport
  • fitness
  • NW
  • orienteering
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  • walk
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Platypus House

Platypus House

200 Flinders Street
Beauty Point
TAS 7270

P 63834884
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This is an amazing Tasmanian living world experience not to be missed. Platypus House offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to watch both live Tasmanian platypuses and echidnas in daylight conditions and undercover!   Platypus House provides fully guided, up close and personal educational tours.  Learn about how these unique monotremes live.  The tours allow you to observe platypus swimming and feeding.  Be absorbed by the delightful echidnas as you wander through their garden.

MUST VISIT – BEST TOUR, especially on wet days! Photography welcome.

Tour times: on the hour.  Summer tours: 9.30-4.30pm.  Winter tours: 10am – 3.30pm.

Cost: $8.00 per child holding a Passport to Learning. 

 

  • Animals
  • exploring
  • Launceston
  • learning
  • North Tasmania
  • Tour
  • viewing
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Plimsoll Gallery

Plimsoll Gallery

School of Creative Arts
University of Tasmania
Hunter Street, Hobart, Tasmania

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The Plimsoll Gallery is located on Hobart’s historic waterfront, a short walk from the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), Salamanca Place and the city centre. The Plimsoll showcases curated exhibitions of innovative local, national and international contemporary art and design, in addition to the work of the School of Creative Arts, Research Higher Degree and Honours students.  The Plimsoll Gallery is the University’s showcase gallery and one of the key not-for-profit contemporary art venues in Hobart’s cultural precinct and in Tasmania. The gallery’s mission is to position Tasmanian contemporary art and design within the broader national and international context, auspice aligned discourse and activate community engagement.

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Port Arthur Historic Site

Port Arthur Historic Site

Arthur Highway
Port Arthur TAS 7182


At the Port Arthur Historic Site there are 135 hectares and over 30 building and ruins to explore.

In addition to a guided introductory tour and harbour cruise, which are included in site entry, here are some other ideas for getting the most out of your visit:

  • Discover the fascinating history of Port Arthur through the ‘Hidden Stories’ Activity Book. This activity book is a great way to explore the site and learn about Port Arthur’s history as you search for answers, complete puzzles and collect stamps.
  • Play the Lottery of Life in our Convict Gallery and follow the life of one of Port Arthur’s convicts. As you move through the gallery, you will discover clues about the identity and life story of your convict. Discover how they might have spent their time at Port Arthur with our displays of the various activities and occupations undertaken by convicts.
  • Find out more about Port Arthur’s history in the Asylum Museum where hundreds of original artefacts are on display. In the same building you can search the Convict Study Centre database for your own links to Port Arthur’s 19th century inhabitants.
  • Visit the furnished Museum Houses to find out how some of Port Arthur’s civil officers lived and compare today’s technology and architecture with that from the 19th century.
  • Take an optional tour to the Isle of the Dead to gain an insight into the lives and deaths of some of Port Arthur’s former inhabitants, or visit Point Puer, the site of the British Empire’s first separate boys’ prison.

For more information please visit their website.

  • convicts
  • history
  • restoration
  • southern Tasmania
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Private Music Tuition with Meredith Stronach

Private Music Tuition with Meredith Stronach

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Private music teacher with 38 years’ experience in classroom and private music tuition. Specialising in Piano, Voice, Theory, Classical Guitar, Early Grade Flute, and Recorder.

Private music lessons are held in East Devonport, Tasmania – usually after school on a weekly basis.

Learn and progress in playing a musical instrument. Learning music can help students’ self-confidence, self-discipline and team work. Music helps students progress in other important learning areas such as Maths and English. Learning music also improves hand-eye coordination.

Ages: 7 years to adult. Age is no barrier.

Cost: $28 (for 45 minute lesson). Students will require their own instrument.

Please contact Meredith Stronach at [email protected] or on 0407 644055 with enquiries.

 

  • classical
  • Devonport
  • flute
  • guitar
  • lesson
  • music
  • NW
  • piano
  • recorder
  • singing
  • theory
  • voice
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Pulse Dance School

Pulse Dance School

14 Main Road Claremont, Tasmania 7011

P 0439950592

Pulse Dance School is run by Gary Mansfield. They offer classes for:
* Beginners to Advanced
* Fun Jazz & Hip Hop Classes
* Both competitive and non-competitive classes
* Tuition in Jazz, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Tap, Song & Dance,
Classical and Zumba.
Their aim is to keep dancing fun and affordable for everyone!

 

Please contact the school for more information.

  • Claremont
  • dance
  • Hobart
  • jazz
  • music
  • Pulse
  • skills
  • south
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Queen Victoria Art Gallery

Queen Victoria Art Gallery

2 Wellington Street,
Royal Park, Launceston

P 03 6323 3777
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The opening of Royal Park on 17 September 2011 as a dedicated Art Gallery, has provided a unique opportunity to engage with contemporary and historical art and design. The refurbished galleries, featuring both long-term and temporary exhibitions, provide a destination in which to enjoy the richness and diversity of the QVMAG fine art and design collections that are a vibrant part of this city’s heritage and contemporary culture.

See works from our fine art and decorative arts collections including selected works from the extensive colonial art collection that have not been displayed for some time. From John Glover painting around the Deddington district in the 1840s, Hugh Ramsay and Tom Roberts visiting and being inspired by the breath-taking natural environment right on our City’s doorstep, to Bea Maddock and Philip Wolfhagen painting the landscape today, Launceston, through the QVMAG can be justifiably proud of its ongoing contribution to the nation’s visual culture.

  • art
  • history
  • Launceston
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Queen Victoria Museum

Queen Victoria Museum

2 Invermay Rd
Inveresk

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The Inveresk site is home to the preserved railway workshops and permanent exhibition Tasmanian Connections which reveals a range of stories as told by the Museum’s social history and natural science collections in six striking installations. Visitors can see dinosaurs, death masks, planes soaring high above and artefacts from Australia’s oldest merchant shipwreck, the Sydney Cove.

Inveresk also features the Phenomena Factory, a free-entry interactive science centre providing hands-on education for kids of all ages, The Blacksmith Shop, Transforming the Island and QVMAG Planetarium. 

Open Season Science during National Science Week 2018 (11-17 August) – QVMAG has a week of science-related fun for you to get involved in. This is your chance to go interplanetary with Josh Richardson who is heading to Mars, or go mad with the Crazy Scientist. Maybe you want to pan for gold or see some of the Museum’s most precious minerals. Find out about sciences game changers and change makers. How about getting too know our eight-legged friends at the Spiders exhibition. There is a week of fantastic science at QVMAG.

Check the website for the program and how to book.

  • Launceston
  • Science
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Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre

Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre

King Edward Terrace,
Canberra ACT 2600

P 02 6270 2800
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Unleash your inner inventor, designer or maker! Learn more about the roles Technology and Science play in the world in a fun way. Learn about design thinking, technology, creativity and innovation!

Click on the Questacon website link here for up-to-date information on the Centre’s activities.

There are also Questacon public exhibitions in various places around Australia. Want to learn more? Most of their exhibitions have their own website featuring photos, exhibit descriptions, curriculum links, and more. Explore further by by visiting the website by clicking here.

Costs involved to visit the Centre:

Adult$23

Concession$17.50

Child (4 – 16 years)$17.50

Family (2 Adults + 3 Children): $70

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Resource Work Cooperative

Resource Work Cooperative

South Hobart Tip Shop
35 McRobies Road
South Hobart TAS 7004

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Resource Work Cooperative is a not-for-profit, self-funding worker’s cooperative based in Hobart, Tasmania. Founded in 1993, we are a diverse and unique cooperative business employing 33 local Tasmanians.

We have three main objectives that drive our work:

  • To create employment
  • To minimise waste
  • To promote waste minimisation in the community

We have been running since 1993 and operate the Resource Tip Shop, the Deconstruction service, the Community Pick Up service, Urban Salvage Service, Education Program and the annual Art From Trash exhibition. We also encourage visits by schools and community groups, run stalls at events such as the Sustainable Living Festival, Garage Sale Trail and run workshops for schools and community groups.

Resource Work Cooperative is committed to promoting creative and practical waste minimisation in our community. We provide a range of educational opportunities for young and old including Tip Shop tours and workshops in creative reuse onsite at our Resource Education Centre or offsite at your school, event or centre.

  • activity
  • art
  • environment
  • fun
  • resource
  • south
  • waste
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Risdon Vale Bike Collective

Risdon Vale Bike Collective

26 Sugarloaf Road
Risdon Vale TAS 7016

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The Risdon Vale Bike Collective works with young people to increase work readiness skills, recreational opportunities and build healthy community.

This is achieved through developing a bike trail network, a bike skills park and the process of restoring and selling second hand bikes.

On Wednesdays and Fridays during school term young people restore and maintain bikes learning a range of life skills along the way.

Then during school holidays they can assist in the construction of local bike facilities contributing to their local community.

For more information contact Ant via email [email protected]

or phone: 0438 554 957.

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  • -1
  • bikes
  • maintenance
  • restoration
  • southern Tasmania
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Rocherlea Football Club

Rocherlea Football Club

Archer Street
Rocerhlea 7249


The Rocherlea Football Club is a community minded, family friendly Club that promotes healthy lifestyles and physical activity that is fun, safe, family-friendly, engaging and age appropriate. Children (and mum and dad!) can join the Club, learn all aspects of running and participating in a football club from training through to game days as well as community responsibilities that the Club is involved in. This is highly valued not only by the Club but also the community.

So what are you waiting for, if you love footy, community, being outdoors, and meeting new people, get on board!

Would you like to find out more, contact the Club:

Scott McLean – Club President – 0418 131 901 / [email protected]
Graeme Gardner – Club Cahirman – 0418 569 055 / [email protected]
Steven Suter – Club Vice-President – 0408 131 008

Or visit the Club’s Facebook page.

  • active
  • Brooks
  • East Tamar
  • football
  • Invermay
  • Launceston
  • Mayfield
  • Mowbray
  • north
  • outdoor
  • Rocherlea
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Rockit Climbing Gym

Rockit Climbing Gym

54 Bathurst St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000

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Rock it climbing centre is a family owned business created in 2013.

Located in Hobart’s CBD and offer three floors of climbing which also includes kid’s activities, and open 7 days per week.

If you have any questions or ideas, please contact us anytime by sending through the form found on our home page or visit us at: https://www.facebook.com/RockitClimbingClasses and activities

If you are new to climbing or if you wish to improve your skills and techniques, then head to Rockit!

  • climbing
  • Confidence
  • fitness
  • Health
  • Hobart
  • physical
  • rock climbing
  • skills
  • south
  • teambuilding
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Rokeby Neighbourhood Centre

Rokeby Neighbourhood Centre

85 Tollard Dr,
Rokeby TAS 7019

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Website: http://nht.org.au/rokeby-neighbourhood-centre/

Neighbourhood and Community Houses and Centres bring local people together to look at what opportunities or needs exist in their community, and then more importantly, work together on doing something about it.

This has given many Tasmanians a chance to build their community leadership skills and to step from there to do even more amazing things for their community and Tasmania.

Contact the Rokeby Neighbourhood Centre to see what learning opportunities are available!

 

  • Hobart
  • Neighbourhood House
  • Rokeby
  • south
  • Tasmania
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Royal Flying Doctor Service

Royal Flying Doctor Service

Building 90, Launceston Airport
305 Evandale Road
Western Junction TAS 7212

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RFDS Tasmania supports the aeromedical service and reaches out to communities to deliver a broad range of primary health care services and community projects to benefit all Tasmanians.  In Tasmania, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) South Eastern Section works in partnership with Ambulance Tasmania to fill the vital role in the delivery of essential health care services by supplying the state’s fixed wing air ambulance.  The RFDS operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide Tasmanians with services which include emergency trauma evacuations and inter-hospital transfers to take patients to the specialist care they need.

In Tasmania there is an RFDS educational program that brings a full-size aircraft simulator to visit schools and communities and teach chidlren about the the Flying Doctor’s role in keeping country Australians healthy.  The Aeromedical Simulator is a life-sized replica of a Flying Doctor plane. It is fully equipped with stretchers, communications equipment, oxygen, suction and the medical equipment used by the doctors, nurses and pilots of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.  Children will hear stories, land a plane in the outback, rescue a patient and most importantly, climb on board, strap themselves in and enjoy this unique experience.

Children can also learn more about the RFDS via the FREE online program “Look up in the sky program” and track where RFDS planes are around Australia on the flight map.

For information on upcoming events visit the RFDS website www.flyingdoctor.org.au  or visit their education website for fun FREE online activities www.flyingdoctor4education.org.au .  Print or write your completed activities to take and show your school coordinator for a stamp in your passport!

  • flying
  • free
  • interactive
  • Launceston
  • north
  • outdoors
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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

Lower Domain Road
Hobart Tasmania 7000


The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is Australia’s premier cool climate garden, with a number of unique collections including Australia’s only Subantarctic Plant House.  With a total of 14 hectares of living collections, there are lots of nooks and crannies to discover.

In 2018, the Gardens is celebrating its Bicentennial milestone. There are a number of unique displays and events to mark the 200th birthday including a social media time-lapse project inviting visitors to #rtbg200 and share their experiences.

Established in the early years of the colony of Hobart, the rich history of the Gardens is evident throughout the site, and it is Australia’s second oldest Botanic Gardens, founded just two years after Sydney.

The Bicentenary provides an opportunity to reflect on the people, plants and passion that have blossomed for over 200 years, and the work of the Gardens remains important in regards to connecting visitors with plant life and ensuring the future through preservation of species.

For all information about visiting the gardens, please visit:

https://gardens.rtbg.tas.gov.au/

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Saints Softball Club

Saints Softball Club

Churchill Park
Churchill Park Drive
Launceston


Saints Softball Club was established in 1986 and caters to all age groups for a community based sports program.  Our junior development program is affiliated with Northern Tasmania Softball Association firstly but also Softball Tasmania.  Our vision is to grow numbers and pathways for children aged between 5 and 14 with varying degrees of competency to build skills and confidence.

The Saints Softball Club is all about family, participation and having fun in a safe and welcoming environment.  Located at Churchill Park, Launceston they can be contacted via the Club’s Facebook page. 

  • family
  • Launceston
  • north
  • Softball
  • sport
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Science and Engineering Investigation Awards - University of Tasmania

Science and Engineering Investigation Awards - University of Tasmania

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Science and Engineering Awards – University of Tasmania

Do your own science investigation and present your findings in person to expert judges from the wider community. 

The Science and Engineering Investigation Awards (SEIA) are a state-wide competition for Year 5 to 12 students who investigate a topic of their choice and present their findings to judges from research and industry. Students are now able to enter the Science Investigation Awards individually.

The great thing about this competition is that you can choose what topic you’re going to investigate. It might be related to a hobby or something you’ve read, or it might be something that you’re really curious about like Tassie bees or the chemistry of lettuce! The Science and Engineering Investigation Awards include the categories: Physical Sciences, Health and Wellbeing, Engineering, Agricultural Science, and, Environment and Marine Science.

Register your interest here and find out more about this fun and exciting program.

Lots of information is now available on the SEIA website about doing a science investigation  project.

Ages: Grades 5 and above

Cost: FREE

Entries open Monday 23 July 2018.

Judging days are held on Cradle Coast – Burnie, Launceston and Hobart University of Tasmania campuses in September each year. See the website for dates, times and locations.

 

  • biology
  • chemistry
  • competition
  • environment
  • experiment
  • fun
  • north
  • NW
  • project
  • Science
  • south
  • STEM
  • Tasmania
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Scouts Tasmania

Scouts Tasmania

Susanne Hovington

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Be prepared… to join the adventure!

When we say ‘adventure’, we’re not just talking about the awesome range of outdoor activities that Scouts offers! In fact, ‘adventure’ can mean any exciting, novel or unusual experience, and Scouts offers such a huge range of opportunities that there’s always something new to try. You can join at any age from 6 upwards!

We invite you to come along for four meetings and join in the activities for free. You will learn by doing in small groups, play games and have fun – supported by volunteer Leaders.

To start your Adventure:

  • Join in the fun, come along for FOUR FREE MEETINGS, with the nearest group that has availability.
  • Student’s parent or guardian MUST ring and prebook their visit 1800 SCOUTS (1800 726 887)
  • Student’s parent or guardian must be present at all times and support the leaders.
  • Maximum of 4 visits in a block.
  • Parents or guardians must abide by our no smoking policy in and around youth activities, follow direction of the Leaders or will be asked to leave and not return.
  • In the 1st week, parent will be given an information pack that includes registration paper work, insurance and group cost to join the movement if they want to continue on after the four weeks.
  • In the 4th week the registration paper work must be returned as they will not be insured.
  • Parents are encouraged to become involved as parent helper or become a leader.

Ages: Boys and girls aged 7 to adults

Cost: The first four meetings are FREE (there may be a small cost for out of hall activities)

If you are already a registered member of Scouts, regular meetings, activities, camps, interstate and international events are also validated Children’s University activities. Present your Passport to Learning to receive your stamps.

To find out more about Scouts, please click here to visit the website, and click on child’s age group.

  • adventure
  • camp
  • fun
  • north
  • NW
  • outdoor
  • Scouts
  • south
  • sport
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Scribbles Art Studio

Scribbles Art Studio

5 Cuisine Lane
Launceston 7250

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Scribbles Art Studio offers after school and weekend art classes, as well as holiday workshops, designed for children aged 6-14 yrs in an environment that promotes creativity and builds self-esteem.

Classes build upon learnt skills as well as introducing new techniques and concepts, whilst referencing artists and art history.  We explore drawing, collage, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture and textiles. There is a strong focus on creativity, building self-esteem and encouraging the child’s natural style and love for art.

When: 

During school terms:

  • Wednesday 4-5pm (6+ years)
  • Saturday 9-10am (6-9years)
  • Saturday 10.30am-11.30am (9+ years)

School Holidays – workshops are variable; follow Scribbles on Facebook for dates

Cost: $28 .00 per class / $28.00 – $35.00 school holiday classes

Classes are run by an experienced art teacher and practicing artist, who holds a current Police check, Working With Vulnerable People licence and First Aid Cert 4.   Please contact Scribbles Art Studio for enrolment details, or visit their Facebook page.

 

 

  • after school
  • art
  • craft
  • indoors
  • Launceston
  • north
  • school holidays
  • weekends
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Seahorse World

Seahorse World

Shed 1A Inspection Head Wharf
200 Flinders Street
Beauty Point Tasmania 7270
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Did you know …

  • Seahorses have prehensile tails which are similar to that of a monkeys’ and can grab onto anything. This is a reflex action.
  • They have a sealed jaw (that’s what the word syngnathide means) with a mouth opening at the end of the jaw.
  • The fin on their back is called a dorsal fin and propels them forward and they maintain their balance with small pectoral fins situated on either side of the back of their head.
  • They perform colour changes using small special organs in the skin known as “Chromatophores”.  These are tiny elastic bags of dense pigment that can be expanded and contracted to show a spot of a particular colour, a bit like the pixels in a television screen.  Turning these spots on and off allows them to display particular colours.

If you think that’s interesting, wait until you see them in real life! Come and tour the facility and you’ll see a range of seahorses.

Tours start in The Cave, which is home to a selection of seahorses and sea-dragons.  Here you will learn Here you a bit about seahorses and their mysterious behaviour.  We then move into The Farm which is where you get an exclusive “behind the scenes” look at the world’s first working seahorse farm. This is where we feed the fish and you can see seahorses in all stages of life from tiny fingernail size babies to larger adults going about their day. Our final room is The Southern Ocean Aquarium where we have a showcase of some of the bizarre and mystical creatures found in Tasmanian waters. In this room you’ll also have the opportunity to get hands on and touch some of the creatures from the deep as well as hold a seahorse in the palm of your hand.  Get your cameras ready!

Tour times: daily, 9.30-4.30pm

Duration: 45 minutes (one stamp in your Passport to Learning)

Cost: $9 (children) $22 (adults) – NOTE all children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Want to know more, visit the Seahorse World website or on Facebook

  • Aquarium
  • Beauty Point
  • cafe
  • indoors
  • Launceston
  • marine life
  • natural science
  • north
  • Seahorse
  • Tamar
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Sheffield Library and Online Access Centre

Sheffield Library and Online Access Centre

Sheffield District High School
12 Henry Street
Sheffield TAS 7306

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Sheffield Library is part of Libraries Tasmania, bringing together Adult Education, the State Library of Tasmania, Online Access Centres and the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office (TAHO).

There is so much that you can access through the Libraries Tasmania network – locally, online and around the state. Our staff can help you do it.

You can borrow books, magazines, and DVDs.  Get help to use our large range of online resources. Enrol for a course. Use the Internet. Get help with reading, writing and maths. Research your family history.  Meet with others or find a quiet space. Join in our events or just look around.

The Library is located at Sheffield District High School in Henry Street, Sheffield.

  • Devonport
  • NW
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Sing For Your Life! Choir

Sing For Your Life! Choir

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The Sing for your life! Choir is a non-auditioned community choir. It is primarily an ADULT choir but there are a few teenagers and children in the group. The choir rehearses regularly to learn songs with the aim of performing. Performances include concerts, festivals, markets and fundraising events.

  • Learn and rehearse songs as part of the choir
  • Listen, learn, rehearse and sing up to 15 songs in harmony each year.
  • Learning ‘by ear’- no sheet music or written lyrics
  • Memorise parts of songs for performances
  • Develop social interaction skills, mixing with 100+ members of all ages.

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  • choir
  • Hobart
  • music
  • performance
  • singing
  • south
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Slipstream Circus

Slipstream Circus

Ulverstone Sports & Leisure Centre - Flora Street
West Ulverstone TAS 7315

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Arlette Bruggeman & Mathew Loudon

Slipstream Circus is a non-profit community youth circus organisation formed in 2000 based on the Northwest coast of Tasmania. Slipstream conducts classes in circus skills for all ages and skill levels. We aim to foster personal development as well as entertainment next to cooperation and community involvement.

What do we do?
a. Circus Classes, including a chance to perform in an all-members show for the public
b. Workshops and Performances for events & festivals
c. School Programs & Social Circus to the community

Get into:  Games, equipment circuits, physical conditioning activities designed to enhance confidence through strength and flexibility, acting and physical performance, creativity and general fitness whilst having fun and working with others.

You will be exposed to:

  • Equalabristics: tight wire, big ball, roller boller wheel, uni-cycle and German Wheel
  • Acrobalance: balance with/on/under other people
  • Manipulation: diabolo, hula hoop, devil sticks, ribbon, juggling balls, poi, spinning plates, clubs and rings
  • Aerials: static trapeze, aerial ring, tissue and corde/ rope
  • Gymnastics: tumbling, trampoline, strength, flexibility and conditioning
  • Dance/Movement: to gain body awareness/technique

Check out our website or contact us to find out how you can get into circus with Slipstream Circus

  • active
  • circus
  • clown
  • Devonport
  • entertainment
  • fun
  • juggle
  • Northwest
  • NW
  • physical
  • show
  • stilts
  • Ulverstone
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Social Circus Tasmania

Social Circus Tasmania

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Learn a range of fantastic skills such and juggling, hula hoop, devil stick and spinning plate. You might even get to build a human pyramid!

Believe it or not, when juggling 3 balls you are using a mathematical equation called “siteswap”. And, learning to spin a diabolo or keep a hula hoop up requires scientific investigation. With Social Circus Tasmania, you will learn about gravity and momentum, geometry and human movement, communication and collaboration….and a bunch of circus tricks too.

Venues are subject to change. Please see the website for up to date information on current programs.

  • circus
  • southern Tasmania
  • sport
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Southern Tasmanian Badminton Association

Southern Tasmanian Badminton Association

101 Cascade Road
South Hobart TAS 7000

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.By participating, you will discover that badminton is a fun and sociable game.

You get to play a variety of singles and doubles games with players of a similar standard.

Coaching will be offered from time-to-time to improve your game.

For most younger players, the playing commences at 1:30pm on Saturdays and matches will be organised by volunteer parents until 4pm.

Players are most welcome to arrange their own games and keep playing until 4:30pm.

Also, parents are encouraged to join in the fun during this last half hour of play.

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  • badminton
  • fitness
  • Hobart
  • southern Tasmania
  • sport
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Splash Devonport Swim School

Splash Devonport Swim School

Don Reserve
260 Steele Street
Devonport TAS 7310

P (03) 6423 3007
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The World Class Splash Devonport Aquatic and Leisure Centre was officially opened on the 11th January 2014. Splash Devonport has a world class gym and indoor swimming pool in Devonport and the greater Devonport City Council servicing Devonport, East Devonport, Ambleside, Latrobe, Spreyton, Port Sorell, Ulverstone and surrounding areas. Splash is a large centre, offering a wide range of cutting edge Aquatic and Fitness Facilites. The centre is based within the Don reserve and is also a great base for walking, trail running and cycling.

Splash Devonport Swim School follows the Royal Life Saving Society Australia – Swim and Survive program.  The structure of the program allows our students to focus on stroke development as well as water safety.  Living along the North West coast we are surrounded by water, be it pools, beaches, rivers, dams or lakes.  Our aim is to provide all families in the local community the opportunity to increase their personal swimming and water safety skills in order to lower the risk of drowning while enjoying our wonderful state.

The Swim and Survive program is broken into three strands, infant – Wonder, pre-school – Courage, school aged – Active.  The Wonder strand caters for children aged 6-36 months with their parents and aims to introduce infants to water in a warm and caring atmosphere while teaching parents how to care for their child in aquatic environments.  The Courage strand caters for 3-5 year olds and encourages independent exploration and development of student’s aquatic skills.  The Active strand is for students aged 5+ years and develops stroke technique and water safety skills. We also run adult lessons for beginners through to stroke correction.

The Active strand is validated by Children’s University Tasmania. Minimum one month enrolment and only when spaces are available.

Please contact Splash on  (03) 6423 3007 or complete the enquiry form on their website to find out more

  • aquatic
  • Devonport
  • fitness
  • NW
  • swim
  • swimming
  • water
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Stage Right Youth Theatre

Stage Right Youth Theatre

Stage Right Youth Theatre
PCYC Launceston
146 Abbott Street

P 0407 096 597
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Stage Right Youth Theatre is a Drama School for students aged 6 – 17.

Students develop confidence and skills through a rich performance program.

Learning will be led by the children’s enjoyment of and enthusiasm. Opportunities will exist for them to take part in extension activities to advance their learning and passion for performing.

Ages: 7-14 year olds

Cost: $110.00 per term, payable in advance.

Please enquire about class times which will change depending on children’s age and skill level or to have a look at what’s on offer, visit the Stage Right Youth Theatre Facebook page. 

  • community
  • creative
  • drama
  • holiday program
  • indoors
  • Launceston
  • Launceston theatre
  • north
  • youth
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Starlight Science Fair

Starlight Science Fair

2208 Channel Highway
Snug TAS 7054

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Snug Primary are hosting a Starlight Science Fair

Night time astronomical viewings accompanied by an interpretation of the night sky will be provided at a community event. Class displays of subjects related to historical night navigation, Indigenous dreamtime stories about the stars, technological development, the seasons and the solar system.

  • astronomy
  • Hobart
  • planet
  • Science
  • sky
  • south
  • stars
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Story Box Library

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Did you know that 85% of what we learn we learn by listening? Do you love hearing stories be performed? Take a sneak peak into Story Box Library and listen to your favourite or new stories come alive…

Think of Story Box Library as an on-line ‘reading room’. It’s a place where the wonderful world of Australian Children’s Literature is on permanent exhibit. Story Box Library is committed to supporting and encouraging the practice of storytelling – they want your imaginations to soar.

Story Box Library creates through videos an interactive experience inviting storytellers to read stories. These may be people you recognise… sports people, musicians, comedians, actors, all with varying accents and from different cultures.

Story Box Library is a live streaming service, which means once logged in, you have instant access to our content without having to download files. You will require a internet connection to access our library. There are also different membership levels available for purchase and some stories for free. Check out the pricing options here.

Stories have been broken down into the following categories:

  • Pre-School (3 – 5 years)
  • Lower Primary (5-7 years)
  • Middle Primary (8-10 years)
  • Upper Primary (10 – 12 years)

Want to get a sneak preview for what Story Box Library is like, then click here. There are always new and interesting opportunities taking place at the Story Box Library – Check it out here.

After listening to a book you can provide evidence of learning to your in-school Children’s University Australia Coordinator by filling out the Book Review Template –Book Review.

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Story Island Project

Story Island Project

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The Story Island Project is a non-profit organisation that supports young people to improve their literacy skills through creative storytelling.

We work with schools and community groups, with a focus on Hobart’s northern suburbs, to empower young people (aged 6–18) through our innovative, project-based creative writing activities.

Our goal is to nurture a generation of storytellers by getting young people excited about writing, so that they can write with confidence, in their own voice.

Our activities are based on our belief that storytelling is at the heart of literacy, and story connects people to community. Our project-based approach enables young people to own the writing process and strengthens their ability to express themselves clearly and with confidence.

The Story Island Project runs regular workshops with young people aged 8–14 to enable them to develop creative stories ready for publication in the monthly magazine’s ‘Global Story Club’ page. The magazine is circulated across Australia and New Zealand

Over the course of the three workshops, young people will learn about responding to a writing brief, structuring a creative story, creating effective settings and characters, understanding the elements of an engaging story, and editing and proofreading a story.

 

Kate Gross and Emily Bullock

[email protected]

Activites – Global Story Club
suitable for Years 8–14
 
3 workshops of 90 minutes duration each (total time = 4.5hrs)
Cost:Free
 
  • community
  • creative writing
  • Global Story Club
  • Hobart
  • literacy
  • south
  • story
  • Story Island Project
  • storytellers
  • Tasmania
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Sustainability Learning Centre

Sustainability Learning Centre

50 Oldina Grove
Mount Nelson
TAS 7007

P 6220 3442
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Tasmania’s Sustainability Learning Centre is an innovative and visionary purpose built educational facility, which offer programs both on and off-site. It is situated adjacent to prominent reserves near the Hobart College campus at Mt Nelson, Tasmania, amongst 65 hectares of bushland which is habitat for a number of threatened species.

Programs which focus on science and sustainability operate from the centre. This includes programs that inform students about climate change, biodiversity, ecology, renewable energy, water, economic and environmental sustainability, conservation and future careers. These programs are designed to inspire and enthuse students, encouraging some of them to pursue careers in science or science related fields.  

For further information about the Centre’s extensive range of programs, visit the website.

Or visit their Facebook page.

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  • design
  • environment
  • family
  • free
  • Hobart
  • nature
  • outdoors
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  • space
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Swim Central New Town

Swim Central New Town

149 New Town Road
New Town TAS 7008

P (03) 6278 1021
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Swim Central New Town offers a range of swimming lessons for children aged 7-14 years, including intensive school holiday swimming programs designed to accelerate children’s swimming capabilities.

For more information please call (03) 6278 1021 or email [email protected].

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Tamar Bicycle Users group (T-BUG)

Tamar Bicycle Users group (T-BUG)

Tamar Bicycle Users Group
P.O. Box 5059
Launceston 7250


TBug is an incorporated not-for-profit organisation working towards building a strong cycling community whilst increasing cycle awareness and safety in and around the Tamar region.

TBug activities range from organising social rides and bike maintenance workshops to representing cyclists in local government decisions regarding cycling infrastructure and lobbying at state government at state and federal levels.

Bike riding in a safe, fun environment – no experience or expensive bike necessary!  TBug organises a range of rides to suit all capabilities from beginners to overnight tours.  TBug’s aim is simple – to get more people (and children!) to experience the fun and fitness that comes with riding a bike for as little as $20*.  Anyone can come along to their bike rides – you are always welcome.

For further information on rides, memberships and insurance, visit Tamar Valley Bicycle Users Group website or their Facebook page.

* You can ride for three rides for free to “Come and Try”. Following three rides you need to be insured. To find out more about insurances visit the TBug website here

  • bike riding
  • cheap
  • Family friendly
  • Launceston
  • north
  • outdoors
  • physical
  • school holidays
  • summer
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Tamar Island Wetlands Centre

Tamar Island Wetlands Centre

Tamar Island Wetlands Centre
West Tamar Hwy
Riverside
Tasmania 7250

P Ambalika Travica– 0427 365 319
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Tamar Island Wetlands Centre and Reserve is located just 10 minutes from Launceston and is a vital wetlands managed by the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service. It is part of the greater Tamar River Conservation area and is an essential part of the environment, being a highly productive ecosystem. Wetlands not only act as ‘kidneys’ to filter out pollutants from the water, they also act as a ‘sponge’ and help to stem flooding during periods of high rainfall. Wetlands also provide an important habitat for many birds, mammals, frogs, fish and invertebrates.

 

 

  • Bird watching
  • community
  • ecology
  • family
  • Launceston
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Tasdance

Tasdance

197 Wellington Street,
Launceston TAS 7250

P (03) 6331 6644
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Tasdance Studio offers a broad range of classes to age groups from six to adult, including a class specifically designed for mature students, and another especially for boys only. The aim of the school is to give students comprehensive tuition and experience in dance with a strong emphasis on developmental process, creative expression and most importantly on having a good time!

Learning Activities: Tasdance Studio Classes – After school classes in hip hop, ballet and contemporary dance in the Tasdance onsite dance studio.

Contemporary Dance: Develops technical skills, freedom of movement and fun exploring the many styles of contemporary dance. Improvisation, creative tasking and dance making are also adopted allowing for artistic expression.

Street Jam Funk/Hip Hop: A beat-driven dance seen in commercial music videos. Fresh moves, pumping up the music, learning how to groove, and having loads of fun is what this class is all about.

Boys Only: A combination of sport, contemporary dance technique and personality, this class let’s boys express themselves through physical contemporary movement, building core strength and expelling loads of energy!

 

Don’t hesitate to get in touch – Tasdance would love to hear from you. Our studio is located at 197 Wellington Street, Launceston, before the intersection with Frankland Street. If you want to know more, feel free to call, email us, join our mailing list, or follow us on Facebook or YouTube.

  • ballet
  • choreography
  • contemporary dance
  • dance
  • dance company
  • dance studio
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  • performance
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Tasmania Chinese School

Tasmania Chinese School

228 New Town Road
New Town TAS 7008

P 62210922
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Tasmania Chinese School offers lessons to develop skills in learning to speak, listen, read and write Chinese and understand Chinese culture.

There are also opportunities through dancing classes, drawing classes and music classes – learning Guzhen (zither).

Click here for website.

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  • Hobart
  • languages
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Tasmanian Association for the Gifted: Lego Robotics

Tasmanian Association for the Gifted: Lego Robotics

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The Tasmanian Association for the Gifted facilitate workshops for building and programming Lego robots.

The participants work towards entering RoboCup Rescue competitions.

Workshops are conducted on Sunday mornings (9-11am) from March until August (not during school holidays).

Non-members of the Tas. Assoc. for the Gifted may participate in these workshops: the fees will be higher for non-members.

Suitable for Grade 4 students and upwards.

Click here for website for the Tasmanian Association for the Gifted or email [email protected] for further information about the robotics program.

  • challenge
  • competition
  • gifted
  • Hobart
  • robotics
  • southern Tasmania
  • technology
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Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery - Dunn Place
Hobart TAS 7000

P 03 6165 7000
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Family Learning

Family learning is at the heart of the museum visit experience and the exhibitions throughout the museum and art gallery have been created to offer inspiration to children and adults alike!

In addition to formal education programs for school students, TMAG offers a dedicated program for families, with a particular focus on engaging visitors in early learning programs.

A range of hands-on programs and resources, events and exhibits allow families and children to explore the museum and art galleries at their own pace and in a way that best suits their group!

Discovery Backpacks

Discovery backpacks are a free, in-gallery loan resource designed to help families explore specific areas of the museum in a fun, engaging and hands-on way. The backpacks are filled with objects, props, activities and resources across a number of subject areas including History, Art, Antarctic and Southern Ocean and Natural Sciences. Each backpack journey can take up to one hour and they are suitable for children aged 7-12 and their families. Backpacks can be collected from the Visitor Information Desk.

Validate your Passport to Learning at the Museum Shop.

For more information please go to the TMAG website

  • art gallery
  • dinosaurs
  • family
  • hands-on
  • Hobart
  • museum
  • Science
  • south
  • southern Tasmania
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Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

P Jenny Compton (03) 6232 4437
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FOR MORE THAN SIX DECADES THE TASMANIAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA HAS BEEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF CONCERT LIFE IN TASMANIA.
Established in 1948 and declared a Tasmanian Icon in 1998, the TSO gives more than 70 concerts annually including seasons in Hobart and Launceston, and appearances in Tasmanian regional centres. The orchestra is a much loved cultural institution.

Resident in Hobart’s purpose-built Federation Concert Hall, the TSO has a full complement of 47 musicians. Marko Letonja is the orchestra’s Chief Conductor and Artistic Director. For works that require choral forces, the TSO is joined by the TSO Chorus, an auditioned group of approximately 70 voices.

The TSO Education Program has events and opportunities for students of all ages. TSO activities that are validated by Children’s University Tasmania will be listed below. For additional information see the TSO Education Program website.

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  • classical
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  • conductor
  • family
  • Hobart
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Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival

Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival

Hadley's Orient Hotel,
34, Murray St,
Hobart 7000

P 62372999, 0427 160 481

Over 50 renowned writers and poets will be celebrating the written word at Hadley’s Orient Hotel and beyond in September for the Tasmanian Writers and Readers Festival, including philosopher and humanist AC Grayling, 2016 Miles Franklin winner Alec Partic, New York Times Best Seller Bradley Trevor Grieve, firebrand feminist Clementine Ford and a host of Tasmanian writers including Heather Rose and Danielle Wood (who write together as Angelica Banks).

The festival theme is ‘other worlds in words’ and with two great events for children: there is something for everyone:

  • The World is Great and I am Small, and
  • Let’s Draw Too Many Sheep

This will be fun for the whole family.

 

  • authors
  • Festival
  • fun
  • Hobart
  • literacy
  • readers
  • reading
  • south
  • storytelling
  • Tasmania
  • writers
  • Writing
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Tasmanian Youth Orchestra

Tasmanian Youth Orchestra

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Learn music amongst friends and develop skills beyond how to play your instrument!
Join us for concerts and other events throughout the year.

The Tasmanian Youth Orchestra connects young Tasmanians to some of the best musicians in Australia, providing orchestral experiences and inspirational leadership opportunities. Our vision is to inspire, nurture and develop young Tasmanians, to perform the very best they can and enjoy a lifelong love of music.
The TYO provides pathways for those new to ensemble playing, through to emerging professional artists. We are passionate about fostering the next generation of musicians, audiences and creative leaders.

TYO ensembles rehearse across three centrally located venues within the Hobart area (Sandy Bay and North Hobart).

Lauren Foreman
TYO Program Coordinator
[email protected]
0409 618 502

Cost – Various, depending on ensemble. Annual participation fees range from $530 to $665 and individual event tickets for students range from FREE to $17.

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Tastrofest

Tastrofest

P Brittany Trubody 0403 911 410
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Tasmania’s Astronomy Festival is held in Ulverstone, North West Tasmania in August each year and is proudly supported by National Science Week. Jam-packed schools and public programs feature hands-on activities, workshops, talks and exhibits. The public program is a validated Children’s University activity.

Come dressed as your favourite cosplay and enjoy rocketry workshops, planetarium sessions or stroll through our Aurora and Astrophotography Gallery. This year we will be exploring what happens when the earth and objects collide (hint: this involves dinosaurs!). Something for all ages and levels of interest.

Click on the Events Tab for more info on this year’s TastroFest, and check out the TastroFest Website and Facebook Page below!

TastroFest Facebook Page

TastroFest Website

  • astronomy
  • burnie
  • Devonport
  • NASA
  • NW
  • planet
  • planetarium
  • rocket
  • sky
  • space
  • star
  • telescope
  • Ulverstone
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Tech Steps Dance Studio

Tech Steps Dance Studio

Devonport Recreation Centre
34 Forbes Street
Devonport TAS 7310

P Jessica Bayles 0428 597 436
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Tech Steps Dance Studio is affiliated with Ballet Australasia Limited and deliver their high quality dance syllabi in Tap, Jazz and Hip Hop. Our classes range from ages three years to adult in Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary and solo and duet work.

We believe dance offers students the opportunity to improve their self-esteem, confidence and body awareness as well as learning correct technique and fitness in a structured environment. We give students the chance to be involved in community events, private exams and our end of year showcase concert.

Classes are usually 1 hour each at Devonport Recreation Centre, Monday to Friday afternoons

Ages: 3 years to adult

Cost: $7.50 per class ($5 for second weekly class)

Our Styles:

Jazz: Jazz is a high energy dance style with a wide range of movement. Students learning jazz will develop the proper technique needed to turn, jump and execute choreography to modern music. It is by far our most popular dance style as the skills learnt are transferable to other dance styles.

Tap: Tap is a strict dance form that is based on rhythm and beats. Students learn a range of ways to make sounds with their feet and combine challenging steps and sequences to music.
Contemporary: Contemporary is a very free form of dance that is based on theme and story.

Hip Hop: Hip Hop is a high energy dance form which is adaptable to the student’s own unique style. Students learning hip hop will develop their strength, timing and work on versatility.

Tot Bots: Our Tot Bots class is from ages three to five and is based on movement to music programs. Students learn a variety of skills and steps including travel steps, dance through story, body parts and names and taking on characters.

Check out the Tech Steps Dance Studio Website and Facebook Page for more details!

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  • creative
  • dance
  • Devonport
  • hiphop
  • jazz
  • movement
  • music
  • NW
  • perform
  • tap
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The Alab

The Alab

157 Elizabeth Street
Hobart
TAS 7000


The Circus Studio

The Circus Studio

Top floor of the Kingborough Sports Centre,
10 Kingston View Drive,
Kingston 7050

P 0499151288
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Classes in circus arts for ages 7-100. Building an active and creative community through aerial, juggling, handstands and more.

Circus Steps classes
Youth Fundamentals classes

Free trial class (subject to availability) for any new students!

Offering a range of multi-skill classes for children in trapeze, acrobatics, juggling, tight wire walking and much more.Including lots of games for a focus on fun and teamwork, and a Youth Circus which offers teenagers and young adults a space to hone their skills and offers opportunities to perform.

Dependent on availability and age, classes run Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 3.30-5pm, and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5-6 .30pm

  • aerial
  • circus
  • gymnastics
  • handstands
  • Hobart
  • hula
  • juggling
  • south
  • Tasmania
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The Coral Garden - Dr Tullio Rossi

The Coral Garden - Dr Tullio Rossi

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Tullio Rossi completed his PhD in Climate Science at the University of Adelaide in 2016. During his studies he also worked as a Graphic Designer. Tullio has now combined his scientific and design backgrounds to produce scientific videos focused on marine biology and preservation of the planet’s resources.

Students will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of selected videos by completing the corresponding activity sheets. Please note the appropriate YouTube links are also found on the activity sheets below.

Lost at Sea – Worksheet

The Coral Garden – The Story of Frank the Coral- Worksheet

Poop for Climate

The Story of Lily The Sea Turtle

Completed worksheets are to be taken to your in school CUA Coordinator and they will issue 30 minutes and a stamp in your passport.

To check out all of Dr Tullio Rossi’s work please visit The Coral Garden YouTube page by clicking here.

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  • free
  • north
  • NW
  • on line
  • online
  • resource
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The Hobart College of Music

The Hobart College of Music

Level 1/141 Elizabeth St
Hobart TAS 7000

P 0414 228 742
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http://www.thehobartcollegeofmusic.com/default.html

The Hobart College of Music offers music tuition to students so that they can learn to play an instrument.

There is a variety of instruments, including vocals.

Half hour individual lessons are conducted.

Click here for website.

 

  • Hobart
  • instruments
  • music
  • southern Tasmania
  • tuition
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The Junction (Burnie)

The Junction (Burnie)

129 Wilson Street
Burnie TAS 7320

P (03) 6431 9552
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A no-cost weekly hang-out session at Burnie’s youth space with free food, things to do and a place to chill.

Dates/Times: Every Wednesday during school terms from 3.00pm-5.00pm.

Age: 12 years +

Come along and check it out!

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The Junction (Devonport)

The Junction (Devonport)

64 Stewart Street
Devonport TAS 7310

P (03) 6424 7353
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A no-cost weekly hangout session at Devonport’s youth space with food, things to do and a place to chill.

Dates: Tuesdays (during school term)

Time: 3.00pm-4.45pm

Ages: 12 years +

Cost: Free

Check out the YFCC Facebook Page or call Rebecca on (03) 6424 7353 for more details!

YFCC Website

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The Lobster Ponds Haven

The Lobster Ponds Haven

241 Robin Hill Road
Flowerdale TAS 7325

P 0458 420 006
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Lobster Ponds Haven offers a unique experience to view and learn about the endangered Giant Freshwater Lobster! These extraordinary creatures are the largest crustacean in the world and are exclusive to Northern Tasmania. Our guides provide information and an educational experience for all visitors, and we welcome school students to participate in our lobster-sized learning activities!

Open: Thursdays – Sundays 10.00am-3.00pm

Location: 241 Robin Hill Road, Flowerdale TAS 7325

Cost: Free!

For more information call Kevin Hyland on 0458 420 006

Check out the Lobster Ponds Website and Facebook Page!

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  • crayfish
  • learning
  • lobsters
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The Music Tree

The Music Tree

The Music Tree
Punchbowl Centre
100 Punchbowl Road, Punchbowl

P 0407344107
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The Music Tree is a stimulating early childhood music, movement, craft and party program catering for children from birth to 8 years of age. We also offer opportunities for older children to participate in individual music lessons.

  • instruments
  • Launceston
  • music
  • rhythm
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The Smith Family

The Smith Family

2/47 Salamanca Place
Battery Point TAS 7004

P Aaron Roberts (Team Leader) 0437 574489
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The Smith Family is a children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australian Children to succeed at school, so they can create better futures for themselves. Validated activities include:

Learning Clubs – Need a little extra help with your homework? Or maybe you’ve got some spare time and would like to listen to a presentation or do some research into a topic you like? Come along to The Smith Family Learning Clubs. Not only are you going to learn a thing or two, you can also get credit in your passport! Email Aaron for further information.

Student 2 Student – Are you a part of The Smith Family’s Student 2 Student Learning Program? If so, you can get extra credit in your passport! Just let your school coordinator know that you are involved, and at the end of each term you’ll get hours in your passport!

Straighttalk – The Smith Family Straightalk program introduces primary and secondary students to inspirational members of their local community. Presenters talk about their work and life experiences. The program aims to open students’ minds to the endless possibilities available to them. After attending a presentation, students can complete the worksheet  here Smith Family -Straightalk Worksheet to receive one hour of credit in their passports.

Please visit The Smith Family Website for more information.

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  • Devonport
  • Hobart
  • Launceston
  • north
  • NW
  • south
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The Tasmanian Arboretum

The Tasmanian Arboretum

46 Old Tramway Road
Eugenana TAS 7310

P (03) 6427 2690
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The Tasmanian Arboretum Inc. mission is to develop an Arboretum of International standard to display, educate about and study plants in relation to the local climate. The Arboretum offers walks, wildlife and peaceful ambience. Platypus and water birds may be seen on the Founders Lake.

Participants at Children’s University are encouraged to visit the Tasmanian Arboretum, observe the local flora and fauna, read about natural phenomena on the Arboretum’s information boards, and enjoy the natural experience.

See your CU School Coordinator about completing a Learning Destination Review Form for your visit to The Tasmanian Arboretum and you can achieve a stamp in your CU Passport to Learning.

Check out the Tasmanian Arboretum’s Website and Facebook Page.

Contact

Phone: (03) 6427 2690

Email: [email protected]

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Theatre Royal

Theatre Royal

29 Campbell St Hobart Tasmania 7000

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Dubbed by Noel Coward “a dream of a theatre”, the Theatre Royal is Australia’s oldest working theatre and one of its most beautiful treasures. The Theatre Royal is not just a piece of Tasmania’s history but a living centre for the performing arts.  It presents an annual program of live theatre, contemporary music, dance and entertainment.    Each year the theatre will host a range of performances that will be validated for Children’s University students from puppetry, ballet, circus to classic Australian stories brought to life.. Collect stamps from the box office!

 

 

  • ballet
  • circus
  • dance
  • drama
  • Hobart
  • music
  • performance
  • puppets
  • songs
  • south
  • stories
  • theatre
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Town of Murals Sheffield

Town of Murals Sheffield

5 Pioneer Crescent
Sheffield Tas 7306

P (03) 6491 1179
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Learn about the history of the Kentish region and the history behind why Sheffield became the town of murals through an audio tour. Please click below to view the learning activity details and opening times.

  • arts
  • audio
  • Devonport
  • disability access
  • fun
  • inclusive
  • kentish
  • mural
  • NW
  • outside
  • sheffield
  • walk
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TygaFM Radio

TygaFM Radio

Kensington St
New Norfolk TAS 7140

P 62612500

TygaFM Radio is also known as the Derwent Valley Community Radio Station.

It is based at New Norfolk in a studio on the grounds of New Norfolk High School.

Their aim is to develop an understanding of the value of local radio in the community and to learn about the operation of a radio station from management to program preparation and presentation.

Click here to access website

  • broadcast
  • community
  • Derwent Valley
  • New Norfolk
  • presentations
  • radio
  • southern Tasmania
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Ulverstone Judo Club

Ulverstone Judo Club

Ulverstone Sports & Recreation Centre
Flora Street
Ulverstone, 7315

P John Deacon (President): 0419 002026
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Judo is an excellent form of self-defence; it will build a child’s confidence and self-discipline.

Judo is a martial art that was created by Jigoro Kano in 1882 in Japan. Jigoro wanted to create a martial art where people could train hard and reduce the risk of injury.

In 1964 in Tokyo, Judo became an Olympic sport.

In Judo the objective is to break your opponent’s balance and throw them.

At the Ulverstone Judo Club you will learn throws, hold-downs and submissions.

The Ulverstone Judo Club has Nationally Accredited coaches. All coaches and assistant coaches have Working with Children Licences.

Ages: 5 years to adult

Cost: First night of training is free. Every session after that is $5.
After 4 sessions registration is required to be paid for insurance.

Training sessions are held every Tuesday night. Juniors 5:00pm – 6:00pm. Cadets: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Junior class is generally for ages 5-12 years. Cadet class is for ages 13-16 years.
(Senior classes for ages 17 years and upwards are held on Wednesdays and Thursdays 6:30pm-8:00pm.)

More information available on our website.

  • defence
  • fun
  • judo
  • martial art
  • NW
  • Self Defence
  • Ulverstone
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Ulverstone Library

Ulverstone Library

15 King Edward Street
Ulverstone TAS 7315

P (03) 6464 3000​
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Ulverstone Library is part of Libraries Tasmania, bringing together Adult Education, the State Library of Tasmania, Online Access Centres and the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office (TAHO).

There is so much that you can access through the Libraries Tasmania network – locally, online and around the state. Our staff can help you do it.

You can borrow books, magazines, and DVDs.  Get help to use our large range of online resources. Enrol for a course. Use the Internet. Get help with reading, writing and maths. Research your family history.  Meet with others or find a quiet space. Join in our events or just look around.

The Library is in King Edward St with wheelchair access, there is on-street parking available and an off-street carpark entered from Patrick Street.

  • activity
  • Devonport
  • fun
  • library
  • LINC
  • NW
  • Ulverstone
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University of Tasmania - Dream Big Art Exhibition

University of Tasmania - Dream Big Art Exhibition

Makers' Workshop
Burnie TAS 7320

P (03) 6430 1612
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The culmination of the Dream Big event is an art exhibition at Burnie’s Makers’ Workshop featuring selected drawings which best articulate students’ dream careers, as chosen by staff at the University of Tasmania and The Advocate. The event includes a free, student‐friendly opening event, a guest speaker, and certificates and prizes for the exhibitors.

View the art exhibition and don’t forget to bring your CU passport to the Makers’ Workshop Cafe for a stamp!

Exhibition Dates: From Friday 29 June to Sunday 5 August 2018

Exhibition Times: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Location: Makers’ Workshop (Burnie)

Cost: Free

For more information on the exhibition, please contact Joanna Gair on (03) 6430 1612 or email [email protected].

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University of Tasmania - North - Holiday Program

University of Tasmania - North - Holiday Program

University of Tasmania, Launceston

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Come and join us for a day of fun learning at the University of Tasmania in Launceston!  Our holiday programs are held twice a year 9.30-2.30pm and CU Tasmania members will earn four stamps in their Passport to Learning! 

Each holiday program is engaging, hands-on and provides a great opportunity to learn what university is all about.  You get to meet our friendly staff and students.  CU Tasmania organise transport for you, free to attend and is a great family event.

For more information contact your Children’s University Australia Coordinator and keep an eye out in your school newsletter for the program details.

 

  • active
  • free
  • hands-on
  • indoors
  • Launceston
  • north
  • outdoors
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University of Tasmania - NW Holiday Program

University of Tasmania - NW Holiday Program

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Come and join us for a day of fun learning at the University of Tasmania in Burnie!  Our holiday programs are held twice a year 9.30-2.30pm and CU Tasmania members will earn four stamps in their Passport to Learning! 

Each holiday program is engaging, hands-on and provides a great opportunity to learn what university is all about.  You get to meet our friendly staff and students.  CU Tasmania organise transport for you, free to attend and is a great family event.

For more information contact your Children’s University Tasmania Coordinator and keep an eye out in your school newsletter for the program details.

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University of Tasmania - Open Day

University of Tasmania - Open Day

Sandy Bay campus
Newnham campus
Cradle Coast campus

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Open Day provides an opportunity to explore your local University of Tasmania campus, experience a taste of university life, talk to staff and students, and investigate future courses and careers. There will be FREE fun interactive activities and learning experiences available for any children and families attending.

Activities are suitable for children 6 – 14 years. Please be advised that children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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  • burnie
  • Devonport
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  • Hobart
  • Launceston
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  • south
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University of Tasmania - Science Week

University of Tasmania - Science Week

P Joanna Gair 0419 715573
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University of Tasmania welcomes you to explore our Science Week program.

At the Makers’ Workshop in Burnie:

  • Participate in the Pop Up Kids Dig! archaeology workshop
  • Explore the Dream Big! Exhibition
  • burnie
  • computer
  • Devonport
  • drone
  • fun
  • gaming
  • NW
  • robot
  • robotics
  • Science
  • technology
  • university
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University of Tasmania - South Holiday Program

University of Tasmania - South Holiday Program

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Come and join us for a day of fun learning at the University of Tasmania in Hobart!  Our holiday programs are held twice a year 9.30-2.30pm and CU Tasmania members will earn four stamps in their Passport to Learning! 

Each holiday program is engaging, hands-on and provides a great opportunity to learn what university is all about.  You get to meet our friendly staff and students.  CU Tasmania organise transport for you, free to attend and is a great family event.

For more information contact your Children’s University Tasmania Coordinator and keep an eye out in your school newsletter for the program details.

  • Hobart
  • south
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University of Tasmania Library

University of Tasmania Library

University of Tasmania Library

P 6226 2227

The University of Tasmania Libraries offer an incredible archive of information, books and digital media. You are very welcome to visit anytime.

Along with their vast collections, they offer a program of exhibitions and displays that you are warmly invited to view.

The Morris Miller library is located on the Sandy Bay campus, Churchill Avenue, Sandy Bay

Locate the Library in Google Maps

Phone: +61 3 6226 2227

Email: AskUs

 

 

  • Hobart
  • south
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UTAS Launceston Clinical School

UTAS Launceston Clinical School

P (03) 6430 1665
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The University of Tasmania’s Launceston Clinical School (LCS) is co-located in the state-of-the-art, purpose-built Northern Area Health Service Launceston General Hospital.

The focus of the LCS is on ensuring medical students have every opportunity to reach their maximal potential as future doctors equipped to contribute meaningfully in their own communities and in the national and international arenas. The School receives an annual intake of approximately 100 students studying across years 4 and 5 of the medical course.

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  • Health
  • Launceston
  • medicine
  • north
  • nurse
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UTAS Mt Pleasant Radio Telescope Observatory and Grote Reber Museum

UTAS Mt Pleasant Radio Telescope Observatory and Grote Reber Museum

200 Denholm's Road
Cambridge TAS 7170

P 0448 263 810
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UTAS Mt Pleasant Radio Telescope Observatory & Grote Reber Museum

The University of Tasmania School of Physical Sciences runs a museum at its Mt. Pleasant Radio Telescope Observatory just off Richmond Road, Cambridge (turn off at the Frogmore Creek Winery).

The radio observatory has been operating for more than 20 years, with its distinctive 26m diameter radio “dish”. Sharing this beautiful spot overlooking the Coal River Valley is a museum that showcases the life and work of Tasmanian radio astronomer, Grote Reber. The museum also showcases the radio telescopes and radio astronomy work of the University of Tasmania.

  • astronomy
  • Hobart
  • museum
  • planet
  • Science
  • south
  • space
  • star
  • telescope
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UTAS Rural Clinical School

UTAS Rural Clinical School

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The Rural Clinical School (RCS) in the Faculty of Health at the University of Tasmania is one of a network of 17 Rural Clinical Schools around Australia, managed by 16 Universities. Each RCS has multiple training sites. Rural Clinical Schools are funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Health through its Regional Health Strategy.

Our school is located at Burnie between the North West Regional Hospital and the North West Private Hospital and in the Mersey Community Hospital at Latrobe. We provide training for Year 4 and 5 medical students on-site and throughout the North West Region of Tasmania. Our program in medical education integrates acute and primary care clinical training in rural and remote settings. The RCS is strongly committed to improving Indigenous health outcomes.

The RCS also supports nursing, pharmacy, clinical psychology and other allied health professional education. We also facilitate the development of locally-based research teams and work collaboratively with researchers from across Tasmania and interstate.

  • burnie
  • Devonport
  • doctor
  • Health
  • hospital
  • medicine
  • nurse
  • NW
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West Coast Community Services Hub

West Coast Community Services Hub

9-13 Driffield Street, Queenstown

P 03 6495 1530
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Activities for Children –

  • Messy Play Tuesdays 10.30am – 11.30am
  • Dad’s and Kids 3rd Saturday of the month – 10.00am to 12.00pm

Come and Play from birth to 5 years

  • Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • Tuesdays 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Borrow from the Library

  • Activities for Children
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West Moonah Community House

West Moonah Community House

130 Springfield Avenue
West Moonah

P 6273 2362
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West Moonah Community House is a home away from home!  They have an open door policy encouraging all members of the local (and surrounding) community to participate in a wide range of activities and take advantage of their facilities.

A place to come together in unity to share, learn and grow. A vibrant, flexible, inclusive and safe environment, where people come to access the support and resources to meet their social, information,education and cultural needs and aspirations.
Opening hours Monday to Friday 8am to 3pm

  • Hobart
  • south
  • Tasmania
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Westbury Library

Westbury Library

William Street
Westbury

P 6391 1439

Westbury Library offers weekly Storytime and fortnightly Book Club for children with a range of books and eRosurces, for children and adults.

School holiday programs are held between terms providing a range of fun and educational activities that encourage  children to develop literacy skills in a range of ways, including construction, paper craft, science, drama, mucis and IT.

Make a day of it, pack a picnic lunch, explore the historical town and visit the Westbury Library!  Don’t forget to pack your Passport to Learning! 

 

  • art
  • books
  • craft
  • family
  • free
  • Launceston
  • library
  • LINC
  • north
  • reading
  • school holidays
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Wilmot Museum

Wilmot Museum

Main Street
Wilmot TAS 7310

P (03) 6492 1441 or (03) 6492 1479
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The Wilmot Museum is housed in a building originally built as a school and church back in 1897. The museum has a huge collection of historical artifacts, memorabilia and tools relating to the history of Wilmot and neighbouring areas such as Moina and Cethana.

There are many interesting topics and themes to explore at Wilmot Museum, including agriculture, social history, clubs & organisations, military and education. Everything that tells the history of the way of life in Wilmot since settlement can be seen here. Many of the displays are privately owned and displayed here in the museum. We invite you to come along, check it out and have fun learning many cool things about Wilmot!

Opening Times: Saturdays & Sundays 11.00am-2.00pm (June-September), 10.00am-3.00pm (October-May)

Location: Main Street, Wilmot TAS 7310

Cost: Entry by gold coin donation

 

Wilmot Museum Facebook Page

Wilmot Museum Blog Page

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YMCA Hobart

YMCA Hobart

8A Constance Avenue

P 03 6272 8077
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The YMCA is a community based charity that delivers programs and services to help build strong people, strong families and strong communities from over 500 YMCA centres across Australia. Since 1882, the YMCA has delivered a wide range of services to the Tasmanian community, including sport, recreation, health & fitness, youth services, camping and community services.

The YMCA of Hobart Inc is an Association with programs and activities throughout Southern Tasmania. As well as its headquarters at Constance Avenue, Glenorchy, YMCA of Hobart also manages a number of other facilities which provide further opportunities for the community. These include the Glenorchy War Memorial Swimming Pool, Clarence Aquatic Centre YMCA, Salim Sultan Wellness Centre (Barossa Park) and the Rosny Golf Course on Hobart’s Eastern Shore.

  • basketball
  • cheer
  • dance
  • gym
  • scoot
  • skate
  • sport
  • swimimng
  • table tennis
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YMCA of Launceston

YMCA of Launceston

8A Blaydon Street
Kings Meadows
LAUNCESTON 7249

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The YMCA is a community based charity that delivers programs and services to help build strong people, strong families and strong communities from over 500 YMCA centres across Australia.

The Launceston YMCA always tries to introduce new activities to provide the community of Launceston and its surrounding areas with a well-balanced range of activities catering to the interest in sporting and recreational pursuits for all ages. Variety is an important factor: not everyone likes to do the same activity.

Our aim is for everyone to enjoy what they do, with no pressure and allowing people to achieve their best in any sport or activity in which they choose to participate for their enjoyment, fun and fitness.

The YMCA has a way of changing people’s lives, and it doesn’t seem to matter if you’re young, old or somewhere in between. It affects different people in many different ways, with all kinds of different activities offered. Yet, one thing doesn’t seem to change, when you go into the YMCA, you don’t come out the same, you come out a little better.

For a full list of all the great activities available to CU members, check out the website or call in for a look!

Don’t forget your Passport to Learning!

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  • challenging
  • family
  • fun
  • indoors
  • Launceston
  • north
  • sport
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Young Creative Writers' Awards - Commissioner for Children and Young People

Young Creative Writers' Awards - Commissioner for Children and Young People

P Isabelle Crompton (03) 6166 1368

Tasmania’s Commissioner for Children and Young People advocates for the rights and wellbeing of all Tasmanian children and young people. The Commissioner’s work is informed by the views of children and young people across Tasmania.

Each year, the Commissioner runs a creative writing competition called the Young Creative Writers’ Awards. The Awards are based on a ‘child rights’ theme. This year, the Awards are for an original short story or poem inspired by the words ‘fairness and respect’.

  • award
  • competition
  • creative
  • Devonport
  • Hobart
  • Launceston
  • north
  • NW
  • poem
  • south
  • story
  • Tasmania
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Young Tassie Scientists

Young Tassie Scientists

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Young Tassie Scientists – find out what scientists really do!

Find out what scientists really do! Interactive presentations, science shows and activities for children and families interested in science.

The Young Tassie Scientists will be hitting the road once again to celebrate National Science Week this August – visiting schools, speaking at local Science Festivals and appearing at Science Week events all over Tasmania!

Young Tassie Scientists are early career researchers and scientists who are passionate about their work. They are dynamic and inspiring role models bringing fun, hands-on science activities and information on educational opportunities and future careers to people of all ages.

Join the Young Tassie Scientists for an interactive presentation at a location near you.

  • If you attend a Young Tassie Scientists workshop at your school during class time – attending during class time does not count as a validated CU activity. BUT you can gain stamps in your Passport by completing the activity at the bottom of this page.
  • If you attend a Young Tassie Scientists workshop at your school after school or at lunch-time – take your Passport with you and the scientists will stamp it for you.
  • Young Tassie Scientists are running workshops open to the public in Burnie, Devonport, Launceston and Glenorchy. Come and see us at:
    • Burnie 31 July 2018, 3:30pm-5:00pm, Burnie LINC
    • Glenorchy 31 July 2018, 3:30pm-5:00pm, Glenorchy LINC
    • Devonport 1 August 2018, 3:30pm-5:00pm, Devonport LINC
    • Launceston 22 August 2018, 3:30pm-5:00pm, Northern Suburbs Community Centre, Newnham

These are family-friendly events – come along and join us for lots of science fun!

At-home activity – Young Tassie Scientists

You can do this activity any time – after  a Young Tassie Scientists school visit or public event, or even just checking out the website here.

Choose a Young Tassie Scientist

Create a poster, powerpoint, news article or artwork that includes the answers to at least three of the following questions:

  • Who is the Young Tassie Scientist that you have chosen?
  • What are they currently researching?
  • Where do they work?
  • Why does their work interest them or why do they consider it important?
  • What are the connections between their work and real life problems?
  • What personal qualities or special skills do they need to do their research?
  • What equipment do they need to do their research?
  • How did they get interested in science in the first place?
  • What do they want to do in the future?

Take your poster, powerpoint, news article or artwork to your School Coordinator to get your Passport stamped.

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  • Devonport
  • experiment
  • fun
  • Hobart
  • Launceston
  • north
  • NW
  • Science
  • south
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Youth Making Changes Around Burnie (YMCAB)

Youth Making Changes Around Burnie (YMCAB)

80 Wilson Street
Burnie TAS 7320

P (03) 6430 5774 or 0408 423 913
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Youth Making Changes Around Burnie (YMCAB)

YMCAB is the network of young people through which you can have your say and get involved in what happens in and around Burnie.

YMCAB aims to:

  • Organise youth and community events
  • Raise the profile and recognition Burnie’s young people
  • Promote awareness of or taking action on youth issues like health and education

There are heaps of reasons for you to become involved in YMCAB – here’s just a few:

  • Taking part in creating and organising events and projects for Burnie’s young people
  • Having your say in what happens and what doesn’t
  • Taking up opportunities to represent Burnie youth at local events and participate in others such as Tasmanian Youth Forums
  • Developing or enhancing your skills and adding some depth to your resume or portfolio
  • Making connections with the business and community sectors (great for future job prospects)
  • Generating benefits for other members of our community
  • Meeting new people and making new friends!For more details check out the YMCAB Facebook Page or contact Dave Fregon on 0408 423 913 (text or call) or [email protected]

    YMCAB Web Page

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  • youth
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Youth Week Tasmania

Youth Week Tasmania


Since 2000, National Youth Week has provided a celebration of the efforts and contributions of young people aged 12 – 25 in their communities.

Youth Week Tasmania 2018 will be held from 13 April to 22 April 2018.  Get involved in your local community’s celebrations and activities throughout the week!

To see a full calendar of events, visit the Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT) website here.

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  • free
  • north
  • north west
  • sotu
  • Tasmania
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Zen Do Kai Martial Arts Tasmania

Zen Do Kai Martial Arts Tasmania


Zen Do Kai Martial Arts Tasmania aim to make their classes fun and to improve the fitness and self-confidence of the participants.

It also equips them with personal safety skills.

Improved co-ordination, balance, control & self-discipline are positive outcomes.

The basic movements, techniques & kata are the outer demonstration of an inner power, responsibility, freedom, balance & awareness.

Classes are held at Mates4Mates at New Town, Mount Nelson Primary and Glenorchy Masonic Hall.

(Mates4Mates supports current & ex-serving Australian Defence Force members.)

Some group members also enter events such as mud runs and other various team building activities and functions.

Contact Garry for further details:

Mobile phone – 0417 366 580

Email – [email protected]

  • Hobart
  • Martial arts
  • south
  • southern Tasmania
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Zodiacs Gymnastics Club Inc.

Zodiacs Gymnastics Club Inc.

10 Smith Street, Wivenhoe

P 0418 288295
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Gymnastics is an inherently fun activity. Children love to roll, jump, swing and turn upside down.

Gymnastics is excellent for its contribution to general fitness, coordination, agility, strength, balance and speed.

Gymnastics provides a sound foundation in movement patterns for both boys and girls. This allows them to develop their whole body and is useful in many (if not all) other sports.

Zodiacs Gymnastics Club Inc. is a not-for-profit sporting organisation run by a volunteer committee. As an affiliated club with Gymnastics Tasmania, and Gymnastics Australia, we provide quality programs and nationally accredited coaches for our classes.

Zodiacs Gymnastics Club offers:

  • Regular recreational and competitive gymnastics classes for ages one year to adult;
  • Holiday workshops
  • Birthday parties
  • Group workshops for schools or groups
  • Come and try sessions

Please contact Zodiacs by email or by phone on 0418 288295 to find out more.

Zodiacs are offering gymnastics sessions for members and non-members in the school holidays:

Gymnastics Games

Ninja Warrior

Mini Ninja

Boys Only Gymnastics Taster

Free Play

Acro/Trampoline Workshops

 

Click on Events to find out about session days and times.

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  • acrobatics
  • burnie
  • fun
  • gymnastics
  • holiday
  • NW
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  • recreation
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  • Trampoline
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