Calisthenics is a sport involving a combination of activities including marching, club swinging, rod twirling, aerobic exercise routines, singing, dancing and ballet.
Poinsettias are the Pound Puppies of the plant world; lovely gifts for Christmas, but by February, they’ve lost their charm and most of their leaves and are bound for the compost.
The Australina Childhood Foundation has an app called ‘The Big Tree’ to support children to have fun while they practise calming techniques and listen to stories that teach them problem solving strategies. It uses narratives, games and creative activities to help children learn how relationships can support them to meet challenges which can feel overwhelming on their own.
On 10 October at the Box Hill Town Hall, year 10, 11 and 12 Students from Box Hill Senior Secondary College partnered with Youth Employment Support Inc. (YES) to organise and present The YES Inc. Charity Event.
Named after her feisty grandmother, Irish-born Julia Mosley is a vibrant, charismatic woman with an unstoppable ‘can-do’ approach to life. In May 2009, to assist disadvantaged young people lacking education or training/skills to find employment, she and two friends, Trish Wade and Sue Hamilton, started Youth Education Support Inc. (YES ). Julia is its CEO.
n 1983 an independent unregistered organisation was formed to help Victoria’s Iranian community settle in their new homeland. Its vision is to create harmony between the Iranian and Australian communities, celebrate the Iranian tradition and culture, educate Iranians about local laws, the Australian way of life, financial issues, health and well-being and mindfulness. The AISOV also runs a library and a monthly magazine for its members, called “Golbong”.
Our nineteenth walk starts, for the first time, from Camberwell and heads steadily south to Malvern East. The length of this walk is approximately 6km, and the “terrain” is gently undulating.
It was Dorothy Sutherland, a member of the Hawthorn Historical Society, who came up with the idea of creating an Aboriginal food garden along the Yarra River. The garden began in 1990 and was named after a Woirurrung clan who claim land by the Yarra River.
The New Joneses Tiny House was recently on display as part of the Whitehorse Seniors Festival. The brain behind The New Joneses is Tamara DiMattina, whose trip to Antarctica in 2010 led to her discovering and seeing for herself the effect we humans are having on our planet.