Do you want your child to speak Mandarin?
Children have an amazing aptitude for learning a second language and it’s even easier when they are having fun! Since 2008, Mandarin Stars has been delivering immersion based Chinese language classes for children age 1- 12 years old!
The Mandarin Stars program offers:
- An engaging program that lays the foundations for future fluency in Chinese
- An immersion based program that teaches strong listening and speaking skills in Mandarin
- Language building activities such as puppet shows, role play, craft, music & movement!
- A fun introduction to Chinese characters
- The discovery of Chinese culture, festivals, Calligraphy, Tai Chi and even Kung Fu!
- Plus follow-on classes for Primary Schoolers
To book a free trial class, contact us NOW! PLUS! Mention code RydeDistrictMums to receive $10 off your first term of fees!
Our mission is to help children to develop a jump start in literacy through better hearing sensitivity, strengthen their phonemic awareness, have more confidence in speech and to enhance their spelling and reading skills.
- Junior Musical Phonics (0-5)
- Junior Musical Mandarin (0-5)
After school programs
- Musical phonics ( 0-12)
- Musical mandarin ( 0 -12)
- Piano and violin lessons
- Phonics reading club
- Maths Games (mental maths)
- Art and crafts
- Leadership workshops
- Homework help
Free trial lessons available for musical phonics
Heart and Soul Hoops is a grassroots program that aims to sustain progress in women’s sport. Our mission is to empower women through basketball competition by providing a positive learning environment.
Sydney’s year-round All-Girl basketball training program and holiday clinics.
- All-girls skills academy for players aged 12 – 17.
- Held on Thursday afternoons.
- Session times 4.30 pm – 5.30 pm and 5.30 pm – 6.30 pm.
- You will learn essential fundamentals and skill mastery from 3-time All-American and 2011 National Champion Alex Moore-Porter.
Phone: 0406 533 183
Address: Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre 504 Victoria Rd, Ryde NSW 2112
Experts in Children’s Sport Education
Our Mission – to use sport as a tool to develop every aspect of a child’s life. We use sport to teach (1) motor competence, (2) Concentration, focus and listening skills, and (3) Confidence and social skills.
Our philosophy – Playball is a fun, active sports program for children. We deliver age-appropriate programs for years 2-8. Embedded in the Playball program is the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF). At Playball, we make the program fit the child, not the child fit the program.
Our goal – Playball uses sport as a tool to teach children sport skills, life skills, and school readiness skills.
Our vision – give children the opportunity to develop confidence and skills that will help create secure, happy, healthy and active individuals. By developing a better appreciation of their physical selves, there is a much greater chance that children will develop positive attitudes and habits that will benefit life-long health.
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To register interest in sports programs for Term 1 2018 click here
Phone: 0411 547615
Kids Circle – After School Program & Extracurricular Classes in Spanish, Mandarin, Arts, Cooking, Dancing & Martial Arts
We offer a different and diverse After School Program with classes in different subjects so your children can explore a numerous of different activities during the week, and so you can claim back your weekends too!
We operate from Monday to Thursday from 3pm to 6pm in Chatswood.
We offer 2 options:
- After school Program includes: This operates from 3pm-6pm, we offer: pick-up from some schools around the area (contact us to find out schools and availability), PLUS an extracurricular class of your preference AND group tuition in English or Maths.
- Single extracurricular class (1 hr. duration) > drop off only. You can collect your child immediately after the class.
Give your children the opportunity to discover new passions, explore new things and make new friend while learning with Kids Circle.
Choose from the following extracurricular classes:
- Monday: Choose from Spanish, Cooking & Mandarin
- Tuesday: Visual Arts (We include all the materials)
- Wednesday: Dancing (Jazz, Hip-Hop and Pop rhythms on the same class!)
- Thursday: Martial Arts (Karate)
- Tutoring in literacy/reading and math’s (Check times with us)
Contact us now and book a FREE TRIAL and to enquire about a promotion.
Phone: 0468 354 372
Address: 28 Chatswood Avenue, Chatswood
YMCA Epping is an established community centre that has been servicing the local area for over 50 years. We are a not for profit organisation which runs programs for all ages and abilities, including indoor sports competitions, gymnastics, school PE, vacation care, fitness, social sports, and programs that support children and adults with special needs.
The YMCA is one of the largest providers of gymnastics training across NSW.
YMCA Epping’s Kinder Gym program offers fun, energetic gymnastics classes for kids 18 months to five year olds! Our fully qualified team of coaches teach the Australian Gymnastics curriculum where kids can not only develop gymnastics skills, but also flexibility, strength and coordination. Call us on 9868 8966 to book a free trial!
Phone: 9869 8966
Address: 15 Ward Street, Epping, 2121
Your child will be nurtured with us and blossom into a confident little artist. Our best-kept success secret is being busy with playing music, singing, listening and moving all around.
Our Kindermusik program is a fantastic place to start if you have a new baby, a crawler or a busy toddler. Scientific research and specially designed curriculum for each age group bring quality music education to your everyday life. This program is an amazing way for your child to develop his or her highest potential and strongest foundation for learning. Experience the Kindermusik class, make friends and see why we are the world’s leading music-and-movement program for children in early childhood. Join us today! Because a good beginning never ends!
If your child is five years and older, you may want to explore private Piano classes with us. Through music games, instrument interaction and individually tailored programs your child will discover his or her inner artist and learn about many different styles. Our Studio Concerts are a wonderful way to showcase your music and build self-confidence.
But wait, there is more! We don’t like to leave out the adults. You can join Piano class in evenings or during the day if your schedule is flexible. It is never too late to enjoy the music. Call us today!
Phone: 0410 299 853
Address: 3A Railway Rd, Meadowbank, NSW 2154
As seen on TV! Modern Warriors programs have been running for over 20 years specialising in Self-defence and Anti-bullying programs for primary and high school aged children.
WHEN: Wednesdays 5 – 6pm through the school term
WHO: primary and high school aged children
WHAT: jujitsu is fantastic for self-defence. Overcome shyness, develop fitness, make new friends, learn new skills that are more than just sport, they’re life skills.
Email: Contact Us Form
Address: Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre – 504 Victoria Rd, Ryde NSW 2112
connect kids YOGA is an Early Learning Centre based yoga program designed to help your child shine from the inside out. connect kids YOGA builds a solid foundation for good health & wellbeing using yoga movement, breathing exercises, dance, stories, songs, mindfulness & relaxations. Weekly class themes encourage an exploration of feeling & thought, teaching practical tools to focus & calm busy little minds, while simple yoga movements & exercises build strength, coordination & confidence, all while having fun, in a non-competitive, all- inclusive group class.
GymbaROO offers fun educational programs that have been researched for over 30 years to enhance the development of essential motor skills in children and to inform parents of the importance of early childhood development to health, learning and behaviour. The programs are led by trained teachers with specialised equipment and activities to stimulate your child’s physical, psychological and social development.
Best of all, GymbaROO is lots of fun! Children love it and parents love it! Grandparents love it too! There is nothing quite as rewarding as being actively involved in a child’s development – watch them brighten with excitement, participate with enthusiasm and help them experience the joy of learning. Children can dance, sing, climb, swing, tumble and spin their way to a healthy brain and body in readiness for later learning.
Some features of GymbaROO
- Age appropriate sessions, from 6 weeks to 5 years
• Research based programs involving both the children and their carers in a safe and fun environment
• GymbaROO trained and professionally qualified instructors
• Specialised equipment, exercise, music, dance, massage
• Weekly 45-60 minutes sessions, parent handouts and home activities.
GymbaROO will assist your child to reach their full potential. At GymbaROO you will learn lots of insights into early childhood development, and have lots of fun with this structured program that lays solid foundations for school years.
Organic, natural development is a thing of the past. “Natural development” no longer occurs in today’s modern society. Children’s key opportunity to move are now limited due to:
• Less open space to explore and move around in
• Safety/Litigation concerns
• Parks with equipment that does not spin, sway or rock
• Lack of tummy time with infants
• Children spending additional time in car seats, capsules, prams, and many baby toys that don’t allow the child to move freely
• Increased screen time – mobile phones, computers, tablets, playstations, etc
• Changes in food – more adulterated with additives and more processed
All of these hamper the development of our children.
Just ask around, GymbaROO is highly recommended by many health professionals including Paediatricians, Maternal Health Nurses, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapists, Paediatric Osteopaths and Paediatric Chiropractors.
GymbaROO is a 5 year program
The GymbaROO program is designed to assist brain development from birth through to reading and writing. It is sequential, from 6 weeks of age, right through to starting school. Occasionally parents say: ‘we have done GymbaROO’; and they have not understood that they have only completed a tiny part of the program. They have only stimulated the part of the brain that was age-appropriate at the time. It is like building a house from the foundations, and if any part of the house has gaps, there can be problems.
Website link: www.gymbaroocentral.com.au/
Amazing opportunity for K to Y6 kids to learn Computer Programming, Designing and Coding Games, building Robots and Interactive Electronics from IT industry professionals at RUNSTEM. BOOK your place TODAY!
Currently atRyde Public School and Concord West Public School, other locations are coming soon.
SING! ACT! DANCE! ACRO! CHEER!
Join a diverse range of performing arts classes for all ages and abilities.
Everyone deserves the chance to express and explore their creativity in a safe and encouraging environment. Whether male or female, we offer a diverse range of Singing, Acting, Dancing, Acrobats and Cheer leading lessons – for all ages and abiltieis – so you can freely experiment with your love for dance and devlop your talent in a fun, safe and educational environment.
TWO locations: North Ryde RSL Youth Club and St Therese Primary School, Denistone
JustArt Australia offers art workshops in Hunters Hill, Sydney led by qualified teachers providing creative and interactive sessions for students aged from 5 to 12 after school and during the school holidays.
Our research based programs focus on colour, shape, line, tone, pattern and texture to develop students individual thinking, imagination, self confidence, critical thinking and collaboration.
Workshops include ceramics, drawing, painting, digital media and print-making. Students will create, become a creator and be creative through JustArt Australia workshops.
Phone: 0406 234 389
Established in 2010 in the heart of West Ryde, Stepaside Studios pride ourselves on delivering quality programmes in Dance Education; Our qualified teaching faculty are proud to offer up-to-date dance curriculum in a positive and inclusive environment to suit all levels and ages.
Rhapsody Studios is a performing arts centre that provides tuition in a safe, caring, enjoyable and nurturing environment. We offer the finest instruction in a wide variety of dance and art forms to all age groups and levels.
Phone: 9817 2805
Thrive Together was created by Karen El-Azzi, to empower women to live their best life. We work with women to get their body functioning optimally and teach them skills, to enable them to live engaged, active and fulfilling lives. We offer women a variety of training sessions in the health and fitness space and parenting space:-
– Personal Training – We can come to you (if there is adequate space), bringing the equipment needed for the session. Or we can meet in a local park in the Ryde Council area.
– Outdoor Group Training – Join one of our existing groups in a park in the Ryde Council area. Or you can get a group of friends together and organise your own group training session.
– Specialised Pre & Post-natal Training – Our trainers are specifically trained to effectively program and train Pre or Post-natal women.
– Core & Pelvic Floor Restore Program – We have a network of women’s health physiotherapists we can collaborate with to ensure we can get the best outcomes for our clients.
– Infant Massage Classes – Our Infant Massage classes teaches parents a set of skills to enhance bonding, build confidence as a parent and provide their child with relief from pain and discomfort (e.g. constipation and wind/colic) and more.
- Certificate IV – Personal Trainer, specialising in women, pre-postnatal and pelvic floor.
- Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI)
What people are saying:
“Karen is providing a wonderful outdoor training experience which is making exercising alot more fun. Personalized exercise routine which caters for any post injury concerns, all equipment provided and great attention to detail in ensuring I am confident when training. The location at Helene Park is very convenient and the water views and fresh air are a great bonus. I am seeing results already and it is a great way to escape at end of a busy week !” – Kat (Outdoor Group Training Client)
I have noticed a great improvement in my strength and overall fitness since I started training. Karen has worked within my limits, but gives me the motivation I need to push harder and get the most out of each session. There’s always a good variety of exercises that make me feel like I’m getting a whole body workout. Karen has always made me feel comfortable and I enjoy training with her. – Rachel (Personal Training Client)
“…I explained that I worked full time and was looking for activities that would allow me to spend quality one on one time with my 18 month old son. Karen explained the different methods of baby massage and the benefits my son and I would gain from this. Not only do I find my bond with my son stronger but he seems more relaxed and comfortable in himself… I will be recommending Thrive Together to all my friends and family.“ – Jacquie (Infant Massage Workshop Client)
“…my little boy is already 1 but Karen encouraged me to come and advised it is not too late and not just for infants. She was right! I thoroughly enjoyed learning the techniques to which i could apply to my other kids (6.5 and 4). Now that I’ve completed the sessions, i am confident and also more knowledgeable with giving my kids a massage! Highly recommend this course and Karen is fantastic…“ – Melinda (Infant Massage Workshop Client)
At My Musical Adventure, we believe that everyone is musical and in fact, everyone is born musical. It is never too early or too late to begin your musical adventure.
If you are a parent/carer – imagine a place where you and your child/ren (babies, toddlers, preschoolers, big kids/kindy aged) play, sing, giggle, cuddle and dance together to music ~ where every week, special memories are made, and powerful learning takes place to last a lifetime. This is our Kindermusik class.
If you are a student, teenager, adult or retiree, have or have no prior music experience – Imagine winding down after work with a few ballads on the piano. Imagine your child ripping through a bunch of blues songs for his friends. Imagine leading sing-alongs with your family. Imagine escaping into an improvisation, or exploring creating your own compositions. This is our Simply Music Piano program.
If you are a centre director or family day care educator – imagine having your music curriculum taken care of by a qualified music teacher, and having extra resource to use during the week with your children and connect with their families, and offering an enriched program to your families. This is our Kindermusik @ School program.
Contact us now to find out more.
Phone: 0403 452 238
1. Piano Studio
Kings Road, Denistone East NSW 2112
2. The Edge Dance Centre Studio (EDC)
117 North Road, Ryde / Denistone East NSW 2112
(Cnr Quarry Road and Lovell Road)
4. St Dunstan’s Studio
114 Lovell Rd, Denistone East NSW 2112
4. Gladesville Studio
Gladesville Library Meeting Room
6 Pittwater Road, Gladesville NSW 2111
Letterland is a child-friendly, multi-sensory program for teaching children valuable pre-reading skills. Our interactive classes are 45 mins and run for 9 weeks during the school term. Your child will sing songs and sit down to their own drawing and craft activity as they become familiar with the fun, engaging Letterland characters that enable preschoolers to more easily learn letters and their sounds (parental participation is not required). Letterland classes are held at 565 Mowbray Road, Lane Cove, right next door to the West Chatswood library. There is also a cafe just metres away, a playground and ample parking for parents.
Phone: 0403 501338
We take pride in teaching children music as a language that comes from within, from their hearts, by learning to use their ears to listen and help them blossom into great musicians. We welcome children of all ages from Sydney, particularly in Ryde, Putney, Eastwood, Epping, Hunter Hills and surrounding suburbs.
Are you a student who loves science? Our school holidays workshops are now open for registrations. All of our workshops are led by real microbiologists. Students receive genuine, hands-on science experience!
Students in Years 3-6 can meet their microbial minions in our Microbial Me workshop! They’ll discover they are mostly microbes, spawn their own minions and build and blast a biofilm.
Students in Years 3-6 can delve deep into the amazing microbial ecosystem that is Planet Earth in our Microbe Planet workshop, and discover more about the hidden microbial worlds in pond water, in soil or on plants.
Students in Years 5-8 can join the microbiologists in CSI: Microbiology to investigate a foodborne disease outbreak – which food did it? Plus, we’ll introduce you to the fascinating field of microbial forensics – you’ll be amazed how the microbes on the bottom of your shoes can reveal all about where you’ve been!
In Of Microbes and Minerals, students in Years 3-6 can learn how microbiologists classify cells and mineralogists classify crystals, and try out your new skills to identify a mystery specimen. Then join us as we explore the close connections between microbes and minerals, through the science of geomicrobiology; we’ll travel from Earth to Mars and beyond, make your own microbe fossils and more…
All workshops run from 9.30 am – 3 pm each day.
To book, head to our web page or email us. Join our mailing list or follow us on Facebook for updates.
North Ryde Physie Club is part of the Bjelke-Peterson (BJP) School of Dance. A new syllabus of age appropriate choreography and popular music is provided by BJP every year. Individual and team competitions are held throughout the year.
Classes are available for girls from 2 years of age. However you are never too old, many ladies and mums, aunts and grandmothers join as beginners.
February is the best time to join as you will be learning a new year’s syllabus., but you are welcome to join at any stage during the year.
We have new themes weekly which include music therapy, sleep and massage techniques, baby sign language, sensory play & sensory experiences, visual stimulation,rhymes and more!
- St. Anthony’s Parish Hall – 54 Agincourt Road, Marsfield
- North Rocks Community Church – 132-136 North Rocks Road, North Rocks
- Next Gen Leisure and Fitness – 504a Victoria Road, Ryde
- The Ponds Community Centre – 45 Riverbank Dr, The Ponds