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Here are five things schools can do today to make their club a more inclusive place

  1. Be open and flexible. There are a variety of ways people with disability can be involved in your school.
  2. Use person-first language. Focus is on the person before their disability e.g. “person with disability”. 
  3. Ask don’t assume.  Ask the person with disability how they would like to participate, don’t make assumptions about what they can and can’t do. 
  4. Accessibility helps everyone. Remember that small changes can have big impacts on a person with disability.
  5. Get your school involved. Kick start your inclusion journey by registering to take part in the Sport4All training program.

For Schools - SPORT4ALL

Statewide North North West South All Ages Primary Secondary College School Opportunity

Touch Football Tas are pleased to confirm the following Term 3 dates for next years School Series as follows:

High Schools:

  • TAS - Touch Football AustraliaNorth West - Tue 15 August, Devonport
  • South - Mon & Tue 21-22 August, Hobart
  • North - Mon & Tue 28-29 August, Launceston
  • Finals - Wed 6 September hosted in Launceston.

Primary Schools: 

  • North West - Mon 14 August, Devonport
  • South - Fri 18 August, Hobart
  • North - Fri 25 August, Launceston
  • No Primary School State Finals

Full details to come in the new year.

Des Fogarty - Touch Football Tas
Phone: 0438 279 798

Statewide North North West South Primary Secondary School Opportunity

Tassie is well known for being a great place to explore. Even if you’re a local who has lived here for many years, there’s always more to see and the school holidays provide the perfect time to discover a new place for young ones to play!

Or visit Playground Finder to search your local area.

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Get ready for a summer full of hoops these school holidays - now available in Launceston and Hobart!

Swisherr Hoops Academy have a range of programs from one day Fun and Fundamental camps to 6-week long development programs, or simply make a casual booking or try out the Dr Dish ball machines in one of the state of the art SHOTLABs!

Visit the Swisherr website for all program opportunities

North South All Ages Primary Secondary College Community Opportunity

Register your child now for a Learn to Swim Intensive Program at The Y, Clarence Aquatic Centre, to get the early bird special!

**Early Bird Price $179 for full 10 Day Program** (5 day program $95) before 18th of December

The learn to swim intensive program can dramatically improve your child’s chance of developing swimming ability through daily instruction over the 10 day program.  Best suited to primary school aged children, the program is ideal for those who wish to enhance and build upon their term program learning or for those who are not currently enrolled in our term Swim School.

Each 30 minute session has a maximum number of 5 students (or less) per class so that each child has the opportunity for one on one coaching and close supervision. Multiple classes are available, catering for different levels of ability.

Program Dates: 

Week 1:  9th to 13th of January 2023School Holiday 10-Day Learn to Swim Intensive

  • Session 1 – 9am-9.30am
  • Session 2 – 9.30am-10am
  • Session 3 – 10am-10.30am
  • Session 4 – 10.30am-11.00am

Week 2: 16th to 20th of January 2023

  • Session 1 – 9am-9.30am
  • Session 2 – 9.30am-10am
  • Session 3 – 10am-10.30am
  • Session 4 – 10.30am-11.00am

To reserve your place, please complete the registration form, or for more information please contact YMCA Swim School on swimschooltas@ymca.org.au

*Early bird registration finishes on the 18th of December* - We will try to allocate within 1 hour of nomination

Your EOI will be confirmed no later than the 18th of December

Enrolments are now open for Principals & Wellbeing Team Leads to undertake online Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) at no cost to schools.

The first intake will be in Term 1, 2023, with multiple dates available.

Two options will be delivered by TasTAFE:

Online Youth Mental Health First Aid

Child & Student Wellbeing Unit
wellbeing.unit@decyp.tas.gov.au

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A new study is being led by A/Professor Brendon Hyndman from Charles Sturt University - the Transformation of Play Prioritisation in the Next Generation (TOPPING) study will investigate the prioritisation and value placed on play in schools across the globe.

All teachers are invited to partipicate in the study to share perspectives on how play can be better prioritised and valued in schools.

Please click the link to access the survey https://www.research.net/r/PlayPrioritisation to have your say (approx. 10 mins).

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Disability Sports Australia

The Accessibility Champion Course is all about identifying, upskilling and supporting an Accessibility Champion or Champions to help grassroots sporting clubs and active recreation providers (schools included!) start the accessibility journey.

This FREE online course has been designed to learn at your own pace and complete 4 modules anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Accessibility Champion — Disability Sports Australia

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National Sports Convention

The National Sports & Physical Activity Convention (NSC) returns to the Melbourne’s Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 27 and 28 July 2023 as the largest multi-disciplined conference and exhibition of its kind. With an all-star line-up of national and international speakers from the sport, recreation, play, fitness, health, wellness and government sectors, NSC 2023 is set to ignite A New Frontier!

As Australia’s pre-eminent industry event, NSC 2023 tackles the BIG ISSUES directly impacting community sport and leisure facilities, participation, planning for active cities, sustainable and innovative sports grounds, the future of community sport, play and recreation.

Delivering over 35 sessions across 6 massive streams, innovation tours and 2 co-located conferences, the only sport and recreation expo, 4 keynotes, global thought leaders, extensive networking, knowledge sharing and professional development opportunities, the NSC continues to be the event of all events.

With an exhilarating selection of industry experts of unmatched knowledge and quality sharing their global insights to help connect innovation and sustainability for future generations, NSC 2023 has something for everyone.

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Surf Life Saving Tasmania is proud to announce the Sandy Bay Holiday Program for another year!

The holiday program serves to provide accessible Surf Safety sessions to the broader community.

The program is designed for all ages and all levels of ability. You will get to experience swimming, board paddling, survival and rescue techniques all at the beautiful Long Beach, Sandy Bay. 

Visit our website for more information!

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Riley Palmer - Surf Life Saving Tasmania
Phone: 0407 162 198
rpalmer@slst.asn.au

South All Ages Community Opportunity
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Would you like to use the holiday break to update yourself around best practice for mental health in the school context? The Mental Health First Aid 3-year accreditation can be gained online. 

The program includes:

  1. Approx 5 hours elearning at your own pace over Dec/Jan
  2. 3 x 2.5 hour instructor-led sessions via Zoom with National Trainer, Matt Gray (Jan 30/31)
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Online Version Jan 30-31 - Blended version with elearning and instructor-led session via video conferencing.

Please contact us if you would like to book your team in for 2023 or arrange for an obligation-free consultation.

Closing Date: 21 Jan 2022

Visit the itrain website for more details

Matt Gray
Phone: 0432148323
matt@itrainaustralia.com.au

Statewide North North West South Primary Secondary College Professional Learning

Calling all kids aged 7-13 years! Become an IRONKIDS Champion on Saturday 4th February 2023 at IRONKIDS Tasmania. 

The 1km run for 7–10 yr olds and 1.5 km for 11–13yr olds starts at Princes Wharf No.1 at 9am.

This is a brilliant opportunity to head outside, be active, have some fun and get a taste of IRONMAN energy as the Hobart waterfront gears up for its first IRONMAN 70.3 event on Sunday 5th February!

Each IRONKID will receive a medal and IRONKIDS T-shirt.

Click here to downlaod the Ironkids poster

A great morning out, with a random prize draw afterwards!

Kate Smith - IRONMAN Oceania
Phone: 0421 399 545
kate.smith@ironman.com

South Primary Secondary Community Opportunity
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Little Friends Scholarship Program is for Children Impacted by Domestic and Family Violence.

As the school year winds down and planning commences for the 2023 school year we’d like to take this time to remind you to add the Little Friends Scholarship application dates to your calendar.

Applications open 23 Jan 2023 and close 24 Feb 2023.

If you have families within your school community who are financially disadvantaged due to domestic and family violence we’d encourage you to inform and support these families to apply for a Little Friends Scholarship to assist them with educational and extra-curricular expenses.

Back to school time is an exciting time for many children but for some families it can be incredibly stressful trying to find the funds to provide their children with everything they need for school. Book lists, school stationary, uniforms and school fees – it all adds up. Our Little Friends Scholarship has been established to ensure all children have the ability to either further their education and/or be able to participate in extra-curricular activities that they may not be able to pursue due to the financial impact of Domestic and Family Violence within their family environment.

Since the commencement of our Little Friends Scholarship Program we have awarded 656 scholarships at a total value of $285,445. These funds have assisted children by:

  • funding swimming lessons
  • enabling kids to pursue their passion in music, dance, drama and sport
  • enabling children to attend school camps with their peerpaying school fees
  • funding the purchase of laptops and tablets
  • buying new school uniforms

More information about the Little Friends Scholarship can be found here

Jaqui Brosnan - Friends with Dignity
Phone: 1300 512 393
scholarship@friendswithdignity.org.au

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Athletics Tasmania would like to announce the dates for the 2023 Tasmanian All Schools Cross Country events at Symmons Plains. 

These will be conducted in Term 2, in the last two weeks of June:

  • 20 June 2023 - Secondary (Tuesday of week 9)
  • 27 June 2023 - Primary (Tuesday of week 10)

More details to come closer to the events.

Athletics Tasmania
Phone: 62349551
info@tasathletics.org.au

Statewide North North West South All Ages Primary Secondary College School Opportunity

ParaQuad Tasmania is once again holding a Frame Running Come n Try day on Tuesday the 17th of January 2023 at the Hobart Netball & Sports Centre from 10am-12pm.

All are welcome!

See the flyer below for all details and to register.

Kevin Faulkner - ParaQuad Tas / Physical disABILITY Sport TAS
Phone: 0412 463 387
pdst@paraquadtas.org.au

South All Ages Primary Secondary College Community Opportunity

SurfGroms programs cater to groms between the ages of 5-12 years old, nationally.logo, company name

Whilst the younger surfers and paddlers are still developing fundamental movements such as balance, agility and coordination; the older kids are far more developed both mentally and physically, requiring a different approach when learning new skills.

In order to successfully engage such a broad audience, SurfGroms has been developed with 2 distinct age categories and 5 separate skill levels:

  • MiniGroms (5-8 years old)
  • SuperGroms (9-12 years old)

Although both categories work towards the same skill levels and objectives, a different learning approach will be taken for MiniGroms and SuperGroms.

You will receive your new SurfGroms hooded towel at your first lesson. To ensure it arrives on time please register a few weeks before the program commences, when possible. Your hooded towel will be delivered directly to your surf school within a reasonable timeframe. Rip Curl rash shirts will be provided to use during lessons, along with Bugs Softboards.

SurfGroms Programs are delivered in all three regions in Tassie, so visit the SurfGroms website to find your closest location and enrol in a program for the summer school holidays! 

The program is perfect for primary school groups and can be delivered with sporting schools funding.

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Swimming is one of Australia's most popular sports - as well as being awesome fun, swimming is a great way to make new friends, keep fit and learn exciting new skills.

Currently there are over 75,000 registered swimmers in Australia, so be a part of Australia's premier olympic sport and get involved today!

Joining a swimming club can teach young people important life skills like water safety, commitment, time management, leading a healthy lifestyle, social skills and plenty more. A swimming club provides a fun and safe social environment for swimmers and their parents.

Swimming Tasmania has recently setup a Come & Try Club, which will allow One Month Trial Memberships (previously Come & Try Membership option) to become available. 

The option is only valid for those who have never held a Swimming Tasmania Membership and are potential members.

The Product will set to last the month the participant signs up for. For example, a participant signing up in August would expire on the 1st Day of September, but a participant signing up on 1st September would expire on 1st Day of the following month.
 

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Register for Swimcentral following the guides shown by clicking here.

To find the membership please tell potential members they will need to create a SwimCentral account.

  • Go to Shopping and search for 4 Week Trial.
  • The option for a 4 Week Trial for Come & Try Club (TAS) membership will become available.
  • The membership will only show availability for the current month.
  • Once signed up they will be able to attend training with their preferred club as well as entering swim meets etc. This is not available for any championship event.
  • One Month Trial members will need to enter via the entry portal, and will still need to pay for race entry fees.

    If you have any further questions, please contact STAS.

Click here to be redirected to SwimCentral!

Please contact jo.leslie@swimming.org.au to start your free trial!

Once you've registered your details with us, you'll receive an email from us with details of your nearest swimming club (search Club Finder | Swimming TAS). Your nearest club will then contact you very shortly after to set up the trial period and answer any questions you might have. 

During the trial you will be able to experience all facets of club swimming from squad training, club meets, social events and even competition!

If you have any questions, please contact the Swimming TAS Office - tanya.cowen@tas.swimming.org.au

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Skateboarding Sessions at Old Beach Skate Park - All welcome!
Learn to skate or improve your skills with the FREE All Aboard Skateboarding Sessions. Skateboards and helmets provided, or bring your own if you’ve got them so just roll up! 
Session Dates:
  • Sunday 4 Dec 2022 | 10am – 12pm
  • Sunday 11 Dec 2022 | 10am – 12pm
  • Sunday 18 Dec 2022 | 10am – 3pm (Double Session)

Old Beach Skate Park is located at Lennox Park Jetty Rd, Old Beach TAS. Mum’s, Dad’s and carers, please feel free to join in and have a go. Hope to see you there from 10am.

Numbers are limited so reserve your FREE place https://skatepark.ymca.org.au/all-aboard

Supported by Sport Australia and the YMCA.
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Learn the best practice nature pedagogy methods with loads of practical ideas, from experts in Nature Pedagogy & Child Psychology. Leave inspired and energised! 

  • Practical lessons in using real hand tools, tree climbing, bush craft, cultural practices with fire, fire cooking and whittling.
  • Risk analysis & developing a workplace outdoor learning handbook.
  • Documentation & planning- links to Curriculum & Inquiry.
  • The risk types and how to cater for them.
  • Fostering resilience, team work, problem solving and creativity in your students (and yourselves!)
  • How to support safe risk taking (and why!)
  • How to plan for child-led learning (and why!)
  • What to do when things get messy or uncomfortable.
  • How to foster community acceptance of your Nature classroom.

Early Bird $445pp before Feb 17| Full $495pp inc. gst. Includes morning tea & lunch daily.

30-31 March, 2023 at the Lea Scout Camp, Kingston.

Book Now Online or invoicing available on request

Kara Spence - Nature. Be in it.
Phone: 0430 181 925
Kara@naturebeinit.com

South Primary Professional Learning

The 2023 edition of the Tas All Schools MTB Champs is scheduled for Friday 5th May next year!

This is the 2nd Friday in Term 2 (note that NAPLAN in March from next year so this will no longer affect preparations).

Venue: Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area

Events for girls and boys from Grade 7 to 12's, with more details to be provided closer to the event.

Adrian Cooper
Phone: 03 6341 9988
adrian.cooper@stpatricks.tas.edu

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