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    Kisdoo Art is a dynamic and creative art studio for children and adults who are interested in art. Kisdoo Art was established as an in-house workshop in 2015 and opened its new professional studio with an art learning centre in April 2017 in Wheelers Hill, a south-eastern suburb of Melbourne. Everyone’s perception of the world around them is different, and Kisdoo Art encourages students to become conscious of their surroundings, so that they can confidently come out with broader imagination ... Read more to create their own work of art. Because we care about each student's learning experience, we endeavour to provide as many learning opportunities as possible for students to explore a wide variety of traditional and contemporary arts. During the school terms, each Kisdoo Art course includes various modules for students to learn a diverse range of art techniques. The modules include acrylic painting, water colour technique, sketching, handcrafts and more. In our relaxing class, students can ...

    2018 Term 2 Holiday Workshop

    Dates: from 04 Jul 2018 to 07 Jul 2018

    We will be running four workshops for 2018 Term 2 school holidays. Schedule: July 4 - 7 Time: 9.30am - 3.30pm Limited seats available. Please feel free to email or contact us for booking a seat.

    Enrolment Now: No Registration Fee and FREE Art Supplies (valued at $60)

    Validity: from 16 Jun 2018 to 15 Jul 2018

    No registration fee. Free art kit (valued at $60) for new enrollment from Term 3. Our art kit includes one A3 professional art case, one A4 sketchbook and a set of colour pencils or oil pastel. Terms and conditions apply. Successful enrollment to obtain a FREE art kit (Valued at $60) Terms and conditions apply

    Free Trial Class for 2018 Term 3 Enrolment

    Validity: from 08 Jul 2018 to 14 Jul 2018

    2018 July 8 & 13 - 14: One-Hour FREE Trial Class for new students. Free registration; Call us to arrange a free one-hour trial class Terms and conditions apply. Refer to Kisdoo Art Class Terms and Conditions

    Overall rating: 5 out of 5  

    Great Teaching Quality

    18-12-2017 by Alex N

    High teaching quality and my kids enjoy their art classes at Kisdoo Art Studio. Kisdoo Art Studio charges reasonable price comparing to the market. We have no need to pay any art materials in the class. They gives free painting materials in the classes.

    Answer from KISDOO Art Studio on 16-06-2018:
    Thanks for your review, Alex. For any new enrolment, we don't charge any registration fee and also give an art kit with art supplies (valued $60) for free. All art materials are provided in the class. No extra cost.

    Good Teaching Quality and Very Creative

    18-11-2017 by Phelix

    Sarah is an excellent art teacher. She motivates students to be open and creative.

    At Kiwi Hawthorn Junior Rugby, we’re all about having fun, making new friends and enjoying the great game of Rugby Union. Why play rugby? Our overarching philosophy is that rugby is about building character. Of course the kids come because: - it’s easy to learn and great fun to play - they enjoy making new friends - rugby is a game for all shapes and sizes - they get plenty of game time, because we have small teams and everyone gets a go But parents love our club too because we ... Read more all agree that sport is a trojan horse that gets some great life lessons into kids without the lecture. Our boys and girls learn that in rugby, like in life: - everyone has more fun if we all play fairly - respect the referee and abide by his/her judgements - everyone, regardless of their size, shape or background, is vital to the success of the team - teams can accomplish so much more than individuals - play for the success of your teammates as much as yourself - sometimes you win, sometimes ...

    Free ball for all new players!

    Validity: from 08 May 2018 to 07 Aug 2018

    All new players who register for the 2018 season will receive a brand new junior size rugby ball. Yours to keep and practice with between games and training days! All you need to do to claim this special offer is to come along to any of our open training sessions, Tuesdays 5:30pm - 6:30pm at 423 Auburn Road Hawthorn. If you have fun (and we know you will), you can register for the rest of the season and receive your free junior size rugby ball. One ball per registered player. Only for players who have not previously registered with Kiwi Hawthorn Junior Rugby Club.

    Overall rating: 5 out of 5  

    Great team spirit

    10-05-2018 by Vicky Christo

    The kids develop a strong support for one another very early on and give encouragement and positive reinforcing with each game.

    Answer from Kiwi Hawthorn Junior Rugby Club on 11-05-2018:
    Thanks Vicky, we loving having you guys as part of our club!

    Kiwi Hawthorn Junior Rugby Club

    02-05-2018 by David

    Great family club - my son is loving it!

    Answer from Kiwi Hawthorn Junior Rugby Club on 08-05-2018:
    Thanks David, your son is a great addition to our club.

    A great job

    02-05-2018 by Hugh Cattermole

    The leadership of the KWJRC is an amazingly committed bunch of men and women. It is a joy to see the kids develop in an environment fostering all the core values of Rugby Union. It is also a treat to see these leaders focus on the inclusion of girls and women. Love it.

    Answer from Kiwi Hawthorn Junior Rugby Club on 08-05-2018:
    Thanks Hugh, we're really proud of our girls in rugby program, made possible with the help of great local families like yours.

    Great Club!!

    01-05-2018 by Lachlan Haig

    My son has played at Kiwi Hawthorn Junior Rugby Club and the support of coaches and his team mates is absolutely fantastic. I came from an AFL background, but I am certainly a convert now having been a part of this great club.

    Answer from Kiwi Hawthorn Junior Rugby Club on 08-05-2018:
    Thanks Lachie, it's been great to see the progress your boy has made in such a short time.

    Very inclusive club

    01-05-2018 by Simon Davidson

    Kiwi Hawthorn Junior Rugby Club has been a very welcoming and inclusive club for our 4yr old son in his first year of rugby union. Communication and coaching has been great and even though our 4yr old is the youngest in the team by a few years, coaches have found ways to include him in games so that he enjoys and looks forward to each game..

    Answer from Kiwi Hawthorn Junior Rugby Club on 08-05-2018:
    Thanks Simon, we love the tenacity of your boy, he sets the example for all of our junior players!

    Awesome fun and team spirit

    01-05-2018 by Kristina Page

    Kiwi Hawthorn is an amazing club, encouraging the girls and boys to have fun. The development of skills is just another benefit that they learn, without even knowing it. The coaches are extremely committed and approachable. Here lies the evidence of strong rugby team values, within a small rugby community.

    Answer from Kiwi Hawthorn Junior Rugby Club on 08-05-2018:
    Thanks Kris, we really appreciate your support and the contribution made by your family.

    KH Junior Rugby

    01-05-2018 by Mark Russell

    What a great sporting club. Made to feel very welcome and the kids had a great time learning new skills in a positive environment.

    Answer from Kiwi Hawthorn Junior Rugby Club on 08-05-2018:
    Thanks Mark, the contribution made by your family to our club is very much appreciated.

    Best Community Club in Melbourne

    01-05-2018 by Catherine Rose

    The participation of families within this club is wonderful. Everyone is included and supported to love and enjoy the game. The coaches are nurturing, enthusiastic and awesome team builders. The kids are interactive, enjoying themselves and learning how to play great Rugby! Would not find a better club to be a part of!

    Answer from Kiwi Hawthorn Junior Rugby Club on 08-05-2018:
    Thanks Catherine, you are a star and we love having your boy as part of our club.

    So glad we found this club......

    01-05-2018 by CT

    Found this little gem of a club two years ago, when the Junior teams were being re-established. I'm so glad we did, as we have found it to be a wonderfully welcoming, friendly and inclusive club. Both our kids (1 boy, 1 girl) are playing now, and both myself and partner are volunteering. Both contact and non-contact forms of rugby are offered, so kids of all ages and abilities can play. Can highly recommend joining the Kiwi Hawthorn Juniors.

    Answer from Kiwi Hawthorn Junior Rugby Club on 08-05-2018:
    Thanks CT, you and your family have been instrumental in helping us grow, love your work!

    Everyone is welcome

    01-05-2018 by Phil Brooker

    Rugby in Victoria is a very inclusive sport which welcomes people of all shapes, sizes, sexes and abilities. The Kiwi Hawthorn Junior Rugby Club is the greatest example of that you could hope to find. The club caters for girls and boys, having pioneered the girls competition and also provides contact and non-contact versions for boys and girls - all in an atmosphere of fun with a real community atmosphere. If you are looking for a junior sport for your kids, Kiwi Hawthorn Rugby is about as good as it gets.

    Answer from Kiwi Hawthorn Junior Rugby Club on 08-05-2018:
    Thanks Phil, we'll do our very best to earn that praise!

    Learn self defence through the traditional ART of Tae Kwon Do. Different to a competitive sport, this non-competitive martial art teaches each individual to achieve THEIR best without fear of losing along the way. Ideal for teens and adults of all age. An activity for the whole family. Visitors are very welcome. Learn self-discipline, self-confidence, integrity, perseverance, courtesy and respect. Combining the skilled application of powerful kicks and punches, blocks, dodges and interceptions, ... Read more with the philosophy and traditional teachings of Rhee Tae Kwon Do, the practitioner attains physical and mental strength to apply in their day-to-day life. The discipline, mental training and various techniques of Rhee Tae Kwon Do also provide the grounds for engendering in the practitioner a strong sense of justice, fortitude, compassion, humility and resolve. Not everyone likes team sports, especially self-conscious teens, and there are very few activities where parents can get active with ...

    Overall rating: 5 out of 5  

    Upwey Tae Kwon Do

    14-06-2017 by Saul

    I train at Upwey Rhee TKD side by side with my 9 yo son. There's not a lot of sports where you can do this which is one of the things we both love about it - however it doesn't stop there. The people we train with are great, the instructors are great all combined with some excellent messaging about self control and respect. We're only just getting established in our training routine, however I already notice some great physical and mental benefits. One of the aims of the training is to get your brain and body working in sync with each other - it amazes me how much of a challenge this actually is - but I think I'm getting there. In conclusion, I can't recommend it highly enough and hopefully my son and I will both be training there for many years to come.

    Answer from Upwey Tae Kwon Do and Self Defence on 16-06-2017:
    It is always pleasing to know that students are "getting it" and seeing the benefits, both for them as individuals but also as a family.

    Traditional AND practical

    14-06-2017 by Ying

    Amazing instructor and students at Upwey Taekwondo who make you feel right at home and are very welcoming and accommodating whether you are new to the arts or a returning student after a long break.

    Answer from Upwey Tae Kwon Do and Self Defence on 16-06-2017:
    A welcoming, family friendly atmosphere is one of our main goals. With a good environment students will learn more and more quickly. Thanks for the review.

    Great activity for kids and adults

    09-02-2016 by Jess Brown

    Tae kwon Do helps people to develop flexibility, strength and coordination in a fun, low-pressure way. Upwey Tae Kwon Do teachers are knowledgeable and patient. Well-worth the experience for kids and adults alike.

    Answer from Upwey Tae Kwon Do and Self Defence on 19-05-2016:
    Besides the physical benefits of exercise, by training together often as a family, both children and adults learn that respect is a two-way street. This reinforces respect all round and boosts self confidence as the usual power hierarchy between adults and children is not relevant in our martial art.

    Upwey Tae Kwon Do and Self Defense

    08-02-2016 by Faith Nicholls

    This has been the best activity my son has ever been involved with. Excellent mentoring and teaching . My son developed great confidence in himself as well as learning new skills.

    Answer from Upwey Tae Kwon Do and Self Defence on 19-05-2016:
    Self confidence in children, especially teenagers, will help them to resist negative peer pressure and thus make them safer. Regular training in a safe non-competitive environment will boost their confidence as they learn. This is compared to a competitive environment which disadvantages those who cannot keep up with others, often resulting in a lowering of self confidence.

    General Review

    30-04-2015 by Annette

    Upwey Rhee Tae Kwon Do is an excellent Tae Kwon Do and self defence school with excellent instructors.

    Answer from Upwey Tae Kwon Do and Self Defence on 04-08-2016:
    What can we say other than to agree.

    General Review

    30-04-2015 by Annette

    Upwey Rhee Tae Kwon Do is an excellent self defence school with great instructors.

    Answer from Upwey Tae Kwon Do and Self Defence on 04-08-2016:
    We are in full agreement with you.

    How to help your kid find their balance in life

    Pretty soon, our ‘life triangle’ is all out of shape - just like our bodies. We all too often become aware of this imbalance when it appears to be too late, and start to bounce around looking to regain some balance. Joining the gym has become a fad and is worth a try until we realise that we are paying more and going less. Self motivation is probably to be found within the shortened ‘mental’ side of our triangle. Short courses may help to improve our mental and/or spiritu...

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    Self defence for kids - recognising danger

    Teaching our children (and ourselves) to recognise what is “normal” in our homes, schools, and local community can make it a lot easier to spot incongruities that may signal a potential danger or dangerous situation.   Dangerous situations that your child or teenager could be more aware of include: - A darkened area that is normally lit.  - Door locks not in their expected state. Perhaps the storeroom door is normally locked but you notice it is unlocked. - S...

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    How to raise brave kids - that understand FEAR

    Adrenalin (epinephrine) is a natural body chemical that causes our muscles to perform quicker resulting in more strength and a faster response. Associated with this adrenal dump is a release of dopamine to act as a natural pain killer. All this results in reactions like shaky knees or butterflies in the stomach and a strong feeling that you want to be somewhere else. All of which is simply interpreted as fear. This is quite natural and can result whenever placed under stress, from being required...

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    Self defence: A lesson in safer living

    Why would I be a victim?Victims of crime are just that, victims, and should never blame themselves or wonder what they did wrong or did to deserve some sort of punishment. Although any particular instance is often out of our control there are things that we can consider in order to minimise our risks without locking ourselves away and not having a ‘life’. Some of the reasons that people are more likely chosen to be a victim, include:Being Available - you just happened to be arou...

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    A FOOTBALL TECHNIQUE DEVELOPENT PROGRAM Located in Essendon, ITC Football is a school-term based program that provides professional coaching to complement club and elite team training. Its weekly sessions run during the Victorian state school term from February to December for a total of 40 weeks of the year. If you are looking to progress your game to the next level, ITC offers an ideal environment for players to fast-track their development. ITC focuses its sessions to be small group based ... Read more (one-on-one also available), allowing for more player/coach interaction and the ability to correct and improve a players technique in a more efficient manner. ITC is aimed at players of all experience levels, grouping its players accordingly. Head coach and founder, Michael Curcija is a former Socceroo who represented Australia at the Sydney 2000 Olympics. His distinguished career began with an AIS scholarship and progressed to playing with the Young Socceroos at the U20 World Cup in 1997, ...

    Jump! Dance! Wriggle and Sing! Music and movement classes for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. All of our teachers sing and play guitar, so the music is all live music - not just prancing around to CDs! We've got two fabulous albums out - available from website or from iTunes. Call us or send email for more info or to enrol! Little Feet Music classes are for babies, toddlers and preschool children and are fun, entertaining music and movement sessions. Children attend with an adult and participate ... Read more in singing, dance and playing percussion instruments. All of our teachers are musicians who sing and play guitar and love interacting with children. Children enrolled receive a Little Feet Music song book each term as part of the program with lots of the songs that we do in the classes. Why Little Feet Music? The Little Feet Music program is a carefully researched, developmental and sequential music program. It's fun, entertaining and educational. All of our teachers play guitar and ...

    Come and try a FREE introductory class at GKR Karate Chirnside Park and see why GKR Karate is Australia's largest martial arts club! GKR Karate promotes Karate for everyone, including children from 5 yrs old through to men, women and families of all ages. Apart from the obvious development of self-defence skills, Karate training builds confidence, positive attitude, determination, focus, and of course fitness. Our karate classes at Chirnside Park in Victoria, Australia, are taught by passionate ... Read more instructors who are committed to teaching and passing on the GKR Karate style and our way of life. When you join our club, you will be joining a community of like minded people who share the same common goal of personal improvement. This will be your journey, and you will be encouraged to train at your own pace. Your instructors and peers will be there to support and provide you with a safe, inspiring and empowering environment to develop your skills, and reach your maximum potential. Training ...

    Come and try a FREE introductory class at GKR Karate Balmoral Avenue, Bundoora and see why GKR Karate is Australia's largest martial arts club! GKR Karate promotes Karate for everyone, including children from 5 yrs old through to men, women and families of all ages. Apart from the obvious development of self-defence skills, Karate training builds confidence, positive attitude, determination, focus, and of course fitness. Our karate classes at Balmoral Avenue, Bundoora in Victoria, Australia, ... Read more are taught by passionate instructors who are committed to teaching and passing on the GKR Karate style and our way of life. When you join our club, you will be joining a community of like minded people who share the same common goal of personal improvement. This will be your journey, and you will be encouraged to train at your own pace. Your instructors and peers will be there to support and provide you with a safe, inspiring and empowering environment to develop your skills, and reach your maximum ...