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EDUCATION, COURSES &
APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN SOUTH GIPPSLAND
IN SOUTH GIPPSLAND
GATHER your fam-
ily and friends, pack
a picnic rug or some
chairs and come along
to enjoy a unique
family evening of fun
and entertainment at
fourth annual Moon-
light Movie Night on
Friday, February 26.
A massive inflatable 9
x 6.5m movie screen with
a Bose surround sound
system will dominate Ne-
whaven College’s Phillip
Island Road Campus oval
to screen Paper Planes, the
highest grossing Australian
children’s film in history.
Paper Planes tells the
story of Dylan, a young
boy, who lives in Western
Australia and dreams of
competing in the World
Paper Plane Champion-
ships in Japan.
The college’s Parents
and Friends committee has
organised the event with a
strong emphasis on creat-
ing an affordable and re-
laxed family evening.
The $10 ticket price in-
cludes free entertainment,
unlimited mini golf, jump-
ing castle and giant slide
rides from 6pm to 8pm,
followed by the screening
of Paper Planes at dusk.
Face painting and other
activities are available for a
gold coin donation.
Take the night off orga-
nising dinner and make the
most of the delicious food
on offer. Hot spit roasted
rolls, baked potatoes with
all the toppings, BBQ fare,
pancakes, good coffee, ice
cream and, of course, every
movie needs popcorn!
Past movie nights have
been a resounding success
with fun in abundance to
keep the kids busy in a
safe environment leaving
parents to relax and catch
up with friends.
The experience of
watching a movie under
the stars really is quite
special to share with your
family and we hope to see
you all there.
To avoid the queue at the
gate you can pre-purchase
your tickets online at www.
events. All tickets are $10.
CHILDREN are granted the oppor-
tunity to become confident learners
when they attend sessions at Begin
Tutor and coordinator Kate Foster said the
variety of programs on offer can help early
learners to gain the skills to succeed in the
“We have programs for primary school
students and children who are ready to learn
prior to primary school,” Ms Foster said.
The group offers three major programs
aimed at helping children establish a strong
understanding of literacy prior to primary
school, while tutor classes can assist school
students to build strong literacy foundations
outside the classroom.
The school readiness program offers three
age groups of study aimed at helping future
students learn letter sounds and letter recogni-
“We have a group of two and three year
olds whose parents also attend workshops.
They do a lot of craft and get messy with paint
and glue,” Ms Foster said.
“Our three and four year old group learns
how to start handling pencils and begin learn-
ing how to recognise letters. Our oldest school
readiness group for four and five year olds
works on further letter recognition and under-
standing the sounds that letters make to form
Current students in primary school can
also benefit from tutoring with the addition of
a new tutor, Laurie Bier, this term.
“Ms Bier is a qualified teacher and has
done a lot of ICT work in the area. We do lots
of one on one and small group sessions. We
have professional teachers come in to help stu-
dents in areas they may need extra help with
outside of the classroom,” Ms Foster said.
“We also hold holiday workshops which
are often a series of activities. We run science
experiments and do a lot of craft activities.”
This Thursday, Begin Bright will host a
family workshop aimed at helping parents es-
tablish learning in the home.
“Each person will be given an informa-
tive pack to take home. Parents and carers will
learn the three signs their child is ready to start
reading,” Ms Foster said.
“The workshop will take everybody
through the stages of reading. We will also
be able to go over students’ school reports to
see where they need help and answer parents’
Bookings are essential, to secure a place at
the workshop call Begin Bright on 1300 234
Stellar start: Kate Foster (centre) helps Clay and Rex with letter recognition
at Begin Bright Leongatha.
Bright start for
Entertaining evening: a giant 9 x 6.5m inflatable movie screen will show Paper Planes at Newhaven
College’s 4th annual Moonlight Movie Night on Friday, February 26. Unlimited free jumping castle, gi-
ant slide, mini golf and more are all included in the $10 ticket price. Visit www.newhavencol.vic.edu.au/
events to purchase tickets.
Movie magic comes to Newhaven
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