Ceres Calisthenics

Introducing Calisthenics

01/12/2017 Wendy Holman

Calisthenics is a sport involving a combination of activities including marching, club swinging, rod twirling, aerobic exercise routines, singing, dancing and ballet.

Morten the Monster in The Big Tree app

Helping Kids climb the Big Tree

01/12/2017 Raine Biancalt

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.

Fashion for Compassion

01/12/2017 Susan Connell

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.

Turning despair into hope

Youth Education Support: Turning Despair into Hope

01/12/2017 Raine Biancalt

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.

AISOV - a vision of harmony

A vision of Harmony

01/12/2017 Leah Zartz

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”.

Two teenagers enjoying a drink in Lower Reserve.

Burwood Walks #19: Central Park

01/12/2017 Mark Learmonth

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.

Founder Dorothy Sutherland pictured looking at plans for the garden in 1990.

Wurundjeri Garden

01/12/2017 Raine Biancalt

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.

Tiny House Exhibition

More than Just a Tiny House

01/12/2017 Chris Gray

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.