Northern Beaches Mums Group
Northern Beaches Mums Group

Back To School Guide Term 2 2024

School is back and that means it’s time to find new classes and activities!

We have joined up with some amazing businesses to bring you this guide for Term 2 2024. We have a wide variety of classes and activities for babies, girls, and boys!

b kinder foundation

The b kinder foundation charity is the legacy of 12 year old Billie Kinder. Through early intervention, the b kinder initiatives empower and inspire children to be kinder, more compassionate and more empathetic. Their programs and resources are having a significant impact on children’s mental health issues, bullying and suicide.

b kinder day is an annual worldwide event on 22nd June that addresses what it means to be kind by encouraging everyone to spread kindness. This year it falls on a Saturday so we suggest celebrating on Friday 21st June at schools and businesses.

The main activity on b kinder day is for everyone to write a kind message in one of Billie’s beautifully illustrated b kinder day cards and send it to someone you care about. 

How you can get involved;

  • Encourage your child’s school to take part. A school information kit can be found on the b kinder website.
  • Get your organisation/business/café/shop/workplace on board.
  • Share kindness messages with your family and friends.

b kinder day cards with bright red envelopes are $1 each. Larger orders come with free b kinder day posters and balloons (biodegradable). 

We can all make a difference!

Facebook: The b kinder foundation 
Instagram: b_kinder_foundation

Aussie Gems

Aussie Gems is the leading dance, gymnastics, and cheerleading club on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. They offer world class facilities with a team of fully accredited and experienced coaches. The club prides itself on encouraging fit, confident athletes who excel in recreational and competitive programs. 

Aussie Gems are prepared to cater for every need, building a philosophy of trust and structure, which helps our athletes to progress from any level.

Aussie Gems programs are:

Little Gems (Preschooler 2-6yrs):

  • Multisport 2-6yrs – The multisport classes are unique to anything else on the Northern Beaches. Your child will have fun on the ninja course, gymnastics apparatus and trampoline whilst developing gross motor skills.
  • Gymini 4-6yrs – This class will focus on the fundamentals of gymnastics, teaching basic elements and strong technique on each apparatus. They want your child to flourish and develop these lifelong skills while having fun in an environment that’s both positive and accelerating.
  • Mini Dance/Acro 2-6yrs – A mix of gymnastics/dance skills, focusing on balance, musicality, and rhythm. In a brand-new dance studio. 

Competitive Cheerleading Teams: Through the passion and dedication of highly trained coaches, you are sure to not only learn the skills required to succeed but also many valuable life skills such as resilience, accountability, and the importance of teamwork.

Competitive Dance: The goal for the competitive dancers is to have fun, learn & push to their limits. There are a variety of competition teams in Novice and All-Star, and dance disciplines.

Recreational Dance: This new program encourages dancers to step out of their comfort zone, have some fun while learning some cool moves and fall in love with dance with their friends!

Tumbling/Floor Based Gymnastics: This is a fantastic way for athletes to work on and learn new tumbling skills and progressing through levels in a safe environment under the guidance from qualified coaches.

Recreational Gymnastics: Recreational Gymnastics classes for Girls and Boys who will experience all gymnastics apparatus, working on their core and strength, and learning all the flips and tricks. There are recreational classes for all ages and abilities.

Competitive Gymnastics: Works on all Olympic apparatus for both Girls and Boys: Focusing on Technique, Flexibility, Strength and fun, high-level coaches will help you reach your true potential.

Contact Aussie Gems NOW to secure your spot for Term 2! The first 10 people to enrol in any of the little gem’s classes, will get a $2 coffee every session from Hukilau Café.

Phone: 9451 5706
Facebook: Aussie Gems Cheerleading, Aussie Gems Gymnastics and Aussie Gems DANCE
Instagram: aussiegemscheer, aussiegemsgym and aussiegemsdance
Location: Unit 10, 25 Frenchs Forest Road East, Frenchs Forest. Located in Allambie Grove Business Park.

Modbod Kids

Modbod Kids is a recreational based gymnastics club, with the primary objective of helping kids get stronger, move better and have fun learning new gymnastics skills (without any competitive pressures). 

Their programs are a combination of gymnastics, strength training and tumbling. 

They’ve built a culture, structure & program pathway that helps balance the fun with learning and progression.

Their main program offerings include:

  1. Kindy Gym (22mths-3yrs)
  2. Mini Active Bods (3-4yrs)
  3. Junior Gym (4-5yrs)
  4. Gymnastics Fun (5-7yrs)
  5. Girls Acro & Tumbling (5-14yrs)
  6. Boys only Gymnastics Programs (5-12yrs)

Their Free trial classes are offered at the beginning and end of the term (paid trials in between). 

Phone: 0425 317 981 
Facebook: Modbod Kids 
Instagram: modbodkids 
Location: Unit 3-5, 21 Orlando Road, Cromer

Bright Minds Co. Tutoring and Enrichment

Embrace the importance of ‘daily challenge’.

K-12, in person at Collaroy or online. They run small group instruction with qualified teachers as follows:

  • Small group instruction for catch-up tutoring K-6 in Collaroy on Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • Small group enrichment groups in Collaroy on Mondays and Saturdays
  • Small group enrichment online for homeschoolers

Bright Minds Co. also offers:

  • 1:1 online tutoring 7-12
  • 1:1 daytime tutoring for homeschoolers
  • Gifted Mentoring

Term 2 Enrichment Groups available:

  • World building – embrace creativity, writing and artistic skills. Build your own story world. Both online and in Collaroy.
  • Bots – Coding and STEM in Collaroy.
  • Math – APSMO problem-solving, table tips and tricks and math groups. All online and in Collaroy.
  • Factual writing. Online.
  • STEM – Volcanoes unit. Online.

Phone: 0424 264 039 (leave a message)
Facebook: Bright Minds Co. 
Instagram: brightminds_co
Location: 3/998  Pittwater Road, Collaroy

Onyx Gymnastics

Onyx Gymnastics Club in Mosman offers kids gymnastic lessons, adult gymnastic courses, pre school yoga, soft play, Kangatraining, Birthday Parties, school holiday club & more!

There are two studios at Middle Head in Mosman, offering a range of classes for all abilities.

The classes are run in small groups to allow an individual and personalised approach to each child. Private Lessons are also available.

You can find out more about the classes on the website. Alternatively, jump straight in and book a FREE trial class.

Onyx Gymnastics is an approved active & creative kids provider. If eligible email them any vouchers before booking!

At Onyx Gymnastics, they offer children a fun and enriching experience. As a result of the focus on individual development, gymnasts shine with positivity and progress! Scroll or jump to descriptions of KinderGym, Recreational, Acro-tumbling and Private classes.

Adults can also enjoy the exclusive space, with adult gymnastic courses or private lessons (more details here).

Here is a little more about some of the most popular programs:

KinderGym is Gymnastics Australia’s program for children aged 0 to 5 years. An all-round approach to children’s wellbeing is followed, which is rooted in our three pillars of movement, exploration and development. Class sizes are restricted because this enables a focus on every child’s unique development. Parents/caregivers have a vital role in these classes, supporting their child as a play mate, role model and cheerleader. 

Recreational gymnastics:
Onyx Recreational is an exciting structured program suitable for children aged 4-12 years. There are also classes from 4-8yrs, 7-10yrs & 9-12 yrs. This program runs 7 days a week and focuses on the fundamentals of gymnastics, from handstands to cartwheels and strength to flexibility. Onyx has its own award scheme for recreational gymnasts to work through to motivate and reward our gymnasts as they learn.

Acro & Tumbling:
Unlock the Pathway to Mastering Tumbling Excellence. Classes are for gymnasts aged 5 years+ who want to improve their floor skills. Your child will learn the correct technique from forward rolls to back flips – building confidence, having fun & getting stronger by the session! Beginner, junior, intermediate and advanced classes available.

Phone: 0432 922 727
Facebook: Onyx Gymnastics 
Instagram: onyxgymnastics
Location: 12C & 13A/ 1110 Middlehead Road, Mosman

Groove Connections

Music Lessons!

  • 1:1 & group lessons
  • All ages & abilities
  • Tuition in Drums, Percussion, Ukulele, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Vocals etc. 
  • Ensemble programs: Rock Bands, Drum Line, Women’s Drumming groups & Community Rhythm Jams
  • Community Music Programs: Pre-school, primary & high school, aged care, disability, community groups & events
  • School holiday programs – check out the website for details
  • Experienced child safe tutors with Working With Children Checks.
  • State of the art facilities in Warriewood studios. 
  • Positive, engaging and individualised approach to teaching. 

Get in contact today to book Your FIRST LESSON FREE or to find out more info!

Phone: 8201 3600 / 0421 276 443
Facebook: Groove Connections
Instagram: grooveconnectionsmusic
Location: 51/5 Ponderosa Parade, Warriewood

Alejandra Hayes – Play Therapist and Adolescent Counsellor

As a mental health practitioner working with parents and young people, Alejandra is particularly interested in early intervention and well-being support. In her sessions, she aims to create a safe, non-judgmental and nurturing space where clients can comfortably explore issues, identify unhelpful patterns, be open to receiving support, learn new skills, and grow into their best selves. Her practice is evidence based and trauma informed. She specialises in humanistic approaches (e.g. person-centred therapy and child-centred play therapy) and unconditional, relationship-based parenting. 

Child-Centred Play Therapy (CCPT) is a psychotherapy approach for children that is based on their natural way of self-expression. It is one of the most effective therapy modalities for children aged 3 to 12. More details at the website. 

To book an initial session, please call the Family Psychology Practice and ask to see Ale. 

Phone: 8964 9487 – Family Psychology Practice
Facebook: Resources for Mindful Parents 
Instagram: mindful.parenting.resources
Location: 2a King Street, Manly Vale

O’Grady Drama

They don’t just teach drama, they teach life!

O’Grady Drama is the world’s foremost Developmental Drama provider and offers after-school drama classes for children aged 5-17 years in multiple locations across Sydney’s Northern Beaches. 

The main aim is to give students ongoing confidence and skill in verbal communication. They achieve this through a balanced Theatre Arts program that covers speech, movement, advanced improvisation, script work, character analysis, and theatresports. 

The classes foster critical thinking and social-emotional growth within a safe, creative environment. Most importantly, they’re fun!

Enrol today! Visit the website or contact the office for more details.

Phone: 0435 995 897 
Facebook: O’Grady Drama Australia 
Instagram: ogradydrama
Locations: Avalon, Mona Vale, Forestville and Freshwater

The Back To School Term 2 Guide is the perfect guide to showcase your business and activities!

We are still accepting submissions for the guide at a discounted price (as you have missed the special edition newsletter). You can still be part of all the other platforms including the website, Facebook and Instagram.

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