Topic: Community

Why I'm Buying Ride Passes for Carnival Day

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When my child was in Prep, we bought him a ride pass for the school carnival.  Sure, it was a little on the pricey side but we felt it was good value, given the amount of rides he would enjoy.

Big mistake!

Topics: Parenting, Primary School, Community

Attractions You Won't See at King's Carnival

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When planning the annual school carnival, King's P&F and events team research and consider a wide range of different rides and attractions.  Here are a few that didn't make the grade this year ...

Topics: Community

The School Parents & Friends Committee (P&F)

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The Parents and Friends (P&F) Association organises activities to support and build the school community.

At King's, we friend raise, not fundraise.

Topics: Parenting, Community

Friends Without Borders: Crossing the Generation Divide

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After church one Sunday, I watched an elderly lady donate $50 to sponsor a teenager on youth camp.  "What else can we do for our young people?" she asked, "And how can we get to know them?". Despite a large contingent of teenagers in our church, I am sorry to say that 'getting to know them' is no easy task - the older members of the congregation would be lucky to even come in contact with one.

Topics: Parenting, Teens, High School, Primary School, Community

Just Show Up

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I'm in my mid 30s. (Deep breaths...I CAN cope!) 

But...when something exciting happens, I call:

1. My husband
2. My parents
3. My sisters alternately until I get onto whichever one of th em is not in the midst of kid-wrangling any combination of my  7, 4, 3, or 2 x 1 year old nieces and nephews.

Topics: Parenting, Community

The Power of Encouragement

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I was moved to tears today by a lady at the shops.

My children love the games shop at our local shopping center as it has a train set permanently set up down the back. The children begged me for a small play there and I acquiesced on the condition that they come as soon as I ask them too. They promised they would.

Topics: Parenting, Community

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