Transitions

This morning we marked the start of the new school year, particularly those who are starting Kindy, Pre-school, High School, College and changing schools.

startting school

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Monthly Mandala Making

Do you wish for a quiet space – a space for meditation or reflection?

cathie's mandala

Monthly Mandala Making starts on 15 February in the Yellow Room at the Kippax Uniting Community Centre from 2.30-4.30pm.

To assist with purchase of supplies, we are asking for a Gold Coin donation.

There’s no need to book in beforehand but if you’re interested in joining this group you can contact Joan Scott at joan.scott@netspeed.com.au

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Back to the future…

From Sunday 3 February, our worship times at Kippax will go back to:

9am          A quieter, more traditional style of worship

10am        Morning Tea

10.30am   Contemporary worship

worship

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Still places left!! Rock, rhythm & roll

Are you the parent, grandparent or carer of a child under 18 months? There are still a few places available in Rock, Rhythm & Roll at Kippax starting next week.

R, R & R involves stories, music and movement in a safe and supportive environment. It supports children to develop social skills and confidence while helping parents with tricks for dealing with the cranky or fussy times. it also provides the opportunity to make useful and supportive connections in the community.

The group meets at the Kippax Uniting Community Centre (cnr Luke & Hardwic Sts, Holt) on Tue mornings from 9.30 – 11am for 10 weeks and includes morning tea. And it’s FREE!

You can get more information and enrolment form contact patsyallan@iinet.net.au

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Looking after yourself in the heat

As we heading into another few days of extreme heat here in Canberra, please take care of yourself and those who are more vulnerable to heat stress in our community, the young, the elderly, and those with chronic illness.

The ACT Ambulance Service encourages all Canberrans and visitors to the national capital to take note of the following tips to avoid HEAT STRESS:

extreme heat

  • Avoid dehydration. Drink plenty of cool fluids, preferably water. Don’t wait until you are thirsty to drink;
  • Avoid drinking alcohol, tea and coffee because these will cause dehydratio
  • Avoid drinking alcohol, tea and coffee because these will cause dehydration;
  • Wear light-coloured, loose fitting clothing where possible. Don’t overdress;
  • NEVER leave children alone in a car, even for a very short time. The inside temperature can become life-threatening within MINUTES;
  • Avoid any strenuous outdoor activities, especially when the sun is strongest between the hours of 11.00am and 3.00pm;
  • If outside, make sure you always wear a shirt and hat – even if you are swimming; and
  • Use plenty of sun screen when outside and reapply regularly.

For more information, including the signs and treatment for heat stress go to: http://esa.act.gov.au/community-information/calling-an-ambulance/extreme-heat/

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