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GSA Family Fun Activities!
Every semester, GSA holds a Family Fun Day for graduate student parents. This is a great opportunity to come together with other parents and gain access to valuable resources. There’s always something for the little ones too!
Due to COVID-19, it’s just looking a little different this time around. Instead of one day full of activities, we have resources, activities and fun challenges for the kids spaced out over a two-week period.
? Daily challenges (with prizes)
? Family Yoga Classes
? Interactive art classes
? Healthy Families GradChat
? Live streamed music performances
? Speed Friending – for the parents! ?
ℹ️ Resources for parents and kids
? Animal live streams
❓ Special secret giveaways
If you have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration and attendance information
? Daily Challenges ?
A daily challenge will be placed on the Facebook event page at 9:00am. Parents are encouraged to share their children’s results in the comment thread of the daily challenge post. With each challenge attempted, you will go into the draw to win a $20 coles voucher.
If you would like to participate in the challenge but do not have Facebook – please let us know by emailing email@example.com.
? Family Yoga ?
This is a perfect opportunity to join a class with the kids to focus on a mix of movement, relaxation, and most of all – fun!
These classes will run for half an hour over Zoom. Please register to receive attendance link.
- Thursday 24th September 9:30 – 10:00am (register here)
- Wednesday 30th September 2:00 – 2:30pm (register here)
? Family Art Class ?
Let’s get those creative juices flowing! Sign in with your kids to our Family Arts n’ Crafts time! These are half hour sessions for you and the little ones to practice creating something together.
- Tuesday 22nd September 3:30 – 4:00pm (register here)
- Friday 2nd October 10:00 – 10:30am (register here)
? Family only Speed Friending ?
An important part of these weeks is to bring student parents together. Join us for the chance to make new friends (well, e-friends for now). We will provide some prompt questions, then move attendees through different breakout rooms every few minutes.
Although hosted in Zoom, there is no pressure to have your camera on. Register here to attend.
? Live Stream Music Performances ?
Kick back and relax with music live streamed directly to you through the Facebook event.
- Friday 25th September 5pm – we have experience musical theatre performers Ryland and Steph performing Disney favourites!
? Animal Live Stream ?
Join us for a special live-streamed tour of Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary – home to over 300 rescued animals! This is the perfect opportunity to make some new fluffy e-friends and learn all about the animals!
This tour will be available on out Facebook event, starting at 2:00pm on Wednesday the 23rd September.
? GSA Storytime ?
Family Officer Tessa Gould is excited to host GSA Storytime through Zoom. In these sessions, Tessa will be reading from children’s picture books. These books will be suitable for children aged 3 – 5 years old.
- Monday 28th September 10:00am – 10:15am (register here)
- Thursday 1st October: 2:30 – 2:45pm (register here)
? Healthy Families GradChat ?
To close off these school holidays we’re joined by Silva Nazaretian, who will be running through activities you can do as a family in spring as restrictions ease, as well as fun and healthy recipes you can cook together has a family!
- Thursday 1st October 12:30-1:30pm (register here)
ℹ️ Other resources and information ℹ️
These will be posted daily on the Facebook event page and updated on this page as needed.