Kate’s Art Corner

Kate’s Art Corner

A range of quality art workshops for children as well as adults.

For children – I offer term long classes where there is the opportunity to experiment with a range of media and week, by week, work towards a major work. The topics chosen are in-depth investigations into the world in which we live and our place in it.

I also offer holiday workshops, again with a variety of themes, where children have a morning of messy, creative fun producing a take-home art piece!

For adults – I offer mixed media art workshops, with a variety of themes, are a wonderful mix of food, wine and art-making, which is a lovely relaxing way to spend an afternoon!

Synergy Gymnastics Academy

Synergy Gymnastics Academy

DO YOU HAVE A DAUGHTER WHO LIKES BALLET, DANCING OR MOVING TO MUSIC?

THEN RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS IS THE PERFECT OUTLET & IT’S AN OLYMPIC SPORT

Rhythmic Gymnastics is a sport that combines gymnastics, ballet and dance with the artistic and skilful use of handheld apparatus. Apparatus includes the rope, hoop, ball, clubs and ribbon.

Participating in a rhythmic gymnastics program promotes strength and flexibility throughout all muscle groups as well as teaching your daughter grace, elegance and how to excel in a team environment.

At Synergy Gymnastics Academy trading as Chatswood North Ryde Rhythmic Gymnastics we offer the following classes:

MINI RHYTHMIC (4-5 YEARS OF AGE)

Mini Rhythmic helps to develop basic movement patterns in a fun, creative and challenging, yet safe environment where young children are exposed to movement and music with ribbons, balls, skipping ropes and hoop.

RECREATIONAL-FOUNDATION 1 & 2 (6-7 YEARS OF AGE)

Recreation – for preparatory school students where the emphasis is on fun and physical fitness and they will develop flexibility, balance, strength and coordination skills.

LEVEL 3-9 OPEN (7+ YEARS OF AGE)

Competitive Levels – students compete for fun at Regional, State and National level as well as for the club.

LEVEL 9-10 + ELITE

For selected gymnasts who display exceptional potential, talent and determination whose goals are to represent Australia and achieve exceptionally high results.

TO BOOK A FREE TRIAL CLASS, CONTACT US NOW! PLUS! MENTION CODE RYDEDISTRICTMUMS TO RECEIVE $10 OFF YOUR FIRST TERM OF FEES!

Trading as Chatswood North Ryde Rhythmic Gymnastics

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Tennis World North Ryde

Tennis World North Ryde

Tennis World North Ryde is located on Epping Rd adjacent to Delhi Rd. With plenty of on-site parking, our facility offers 8 x Full Sized Tennis Courts, 4 x Mini-Courts, Kiosk and coming in September 2019, 4 x brand new Padel courts.

North Ryde Fitness + Aquatic Centre

North Ryde Fitness + Aquatic Centre

Located in the North Ryde Business Park. Our facility offers a state-of-the art gym, heated outdoor 25m pool as well as a multi-sport court including Soccer, Netball and Volleyball. We are also a Fitness Passport provider.

GymbaROO Ryde 

GymbaROO Ryde 

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.
Why GymbaROO?

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.

GYMBAROO RYDE GYMBAROO RYDE 

MultiLit Literacy Centres

MultiLit Literacy Centres

MultiLit (‘Making Up Lost Time In Literacy’) is a leading provider of effective literacy instruction in Australasia. MultiLit is a research initiative of Macquarie University. Our programs are grounded in scientific evidence-based practice.

MultiLit Literacy Centres are dedicated to working with students who are reading at a level significantly below their peers.

All MultiLit tutors have completed, or will complete, studies in education, psychology, special education, speech pathology or related disciplines. MultiLit tutors receive ongoing and extensive training and mentoring.

Our services include:

  • Individual literacy assessments targeting accuracy, fluency, phonemic awareness, vocabulary and comprehension
  • One-to-one literacy intervention programs for struggling readers
  • Term and holiday programs available for primary and secondary students, including young adults
  • Fully online sessions (using Zoom video conferencing)
  • InitiaLit decodable Readers for younger readers
  • Parent Monitoring Program
  • Member of Australian Tutoring Association (ATA)

 

Phone: 02 9886 6600

Email: literacy.centre@multilit.com

Website: www.literacycentres.multilit.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/multilit

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/multilit

Twitter: www.twitter.com/multilitmedia

Address: Building C, Level 7, 11 Talavera Road, Macquarie Park NSW 2113

 

Jump Swim Schools North Strathfield

Jump Swim Schools North Strathfield

JUMP! North Strathfield is a private teaching facility for babies, infants and children up to 13 years to learn to swim. JUMP! provides a clean, modern and private indoor facility which is heated throughout the year. Our service is unique by providing smaller classes which allows the swim instructors to develop positive relationships with both parents and children. Our stroke development lessons cater to school-aged kids whereas our babies classes start from as early as 3 months old and aim at providing water confidence and conditioning at an early age.

Arrow Martial Arts

Arrow Martial Arts

Get fit, have fun and learn to handle yourself at Arrow.

Our hugely popular kids’ classes start from 3yo and teach them focus and discipline, and sow the seeds for a successful life.

Kids really come out of their shell and develop coordination and leadership skills through confidence – by learning to empower each other to shine.

Adults learn robust martial arts and self-defence skills and make long-lasting friendships by training together. We welcome students of all ages and beginners are especially looked after.

Arrow also offers ladies’ kickboxing and now meditation, to help you reconnect with yourself and cope with the stresses of daily life.

Visit arrowmartialarts.com or get in touch with us via details on this page.

Phone0405 599 459
Emailinfo@arrowmartialarts.com.au
Facebookwww.facebook.com/arrowmartialartsAU
Instagramwww.instagram.com/arrowmartialarts
Websitewww.arrowmartialarts.com
Address: Scout Hall – 72 Agincourt Road, Marsfield

Jungle Buddies Five Dock

Jungle Buddies Five Dock

Jungle Buddies is a premium birthday party venue in Sydney, Five Dock, Sydney.

We have a huge play structure for children to explore and play. Whether it be for a party or a play Jungle Buddies has you covered. Plenty of seating in an air-conditioned space, floor to ceiling windows allowing natural light to shine in and a healthy and nutritious menu for you and your little ones.

Jungle Buddies has built a reputation for delivering premium children’s events with a high energy and passionate team, busy families can relax and enjoy being present with their children.

Phone: 1300 883 819
Email: info@junglebuddies.com.au
Instagram: www.instagram.com/jungle_buddies
Facebook: www.facebook.com/junglebuddies

 

Football Development Australia

Football Development Australia

FDA’s junior soccer training programs are designed to create an atmosphere and an environment in practice and competition where players are challenged to be creative and problem solve. The main focus is on player and team development. The development of technically superior football players is at the forefront of our player curriculum. As part of the FDA Football Programs, players at this early age will be part of the most comprehensive player development program in Sydney. The program is designed to foster a passion for the game by creating a fun, learning environment in which young players can master the skills needed to succeed and progress to the next level.

Phone: 90245122
Email: info@footballdevelopment.com.au
Website: www.footballdevelopment.com.au
Address: Programs are based at The King’s School, Pennant Hills Road, North Parramatta.

Ready Steady Go Kids

Ready Steady Go Kids

Ready Steady Go Kids is Australia’s largest multi-sport and exercise program for preschoolers (aged 1.5–6 years). We have been operating since 2004 in our quest to help all children benefit from sport and physical activity. Today, our physio-designed program is run at approximately 200+ locations across Australia.

  • Our program introduces preschoolers to a variety of sports in a structured, safe, inclusive and non-competitive environment.
  • Show preschoolers that sport and physical activity are fun, thus developing a lifelong passion for exercise.
  • Develop and enhance age-appropriate gross motor skills, coordination and correct posture.
  • Introduce and reinforce the importance of warm-up and stretching to help prevent injuries, and proper hydration.
  • Teach the importance of good sportsmanship and teamwork.
  • Decrease childhood obesity.
  • Increase each child’s confidence.
  • Prepare children for school and participation in the broader community.

Each class is run indoors for 45 minutes and we cover five sports each term (taught in two week blocks). Classes are designed to focus on a specific gross motor, hand-eye/foot-eye and/or balance activity to complement the sport component and our program structure is repeated each week so that participants become familiar and comfortable with the routine.

The sports included in the Ready Steady Go Kids program are:

  • Soccer
  • Athletics
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • AFL
  • Golf
  • Cricket
  • T-ball

Our program is structured so that we can accept enrolments throughout the term. So, if you have missed the start of a term don’t panic, we might still be able to accommodate your booking. Click here to see class availability in your area. Fees are pro-rated to include only the remaining classes for term.

 

Sydney Baby Rhythmics

Sydney Baby Rhythmics

Sydney Baby Rhythmics offers a fun recreational program for children aged 3-5 years old.

Classes involve teaching basic fundamentals of Rhythmic Gymnastics, stretching, strength, Ballet, Dance, movement, and coordination. Activities circuits consist of apparatus work including Rope, Hoop, Ball, and Ribbon.

Our aim is to provide a pathway for young children to progress quickly and successfully into Competitive Levels or Development Elite programs around NSW once tuning the age of 6.  

Phone: 0423233514
Location: Putney
 

McMahon Education

McMahon Education

McMahon Education is a recently established business that offers private one-to-one and small group tuition to students in all subject areas from Kindergarten to Year 6. The hour length sessions are run by Colleen who has over fifteen years of teaching experience in Sydney schools.

With a passion for fostering confidence and joy for learning, McMahon Education can provide a personalised plan to support, consolidate or extend your child’s knowledge and skills in Numeracy, Literacy and beyond.

If McMahon Education seems right for your child’s needs, hop on the website to view available session times, or feel free to drop Colleen a line.

 

Pod Of Multisensory Learning

Pod Of Multisensory Learning

I am a teacher and MSL (Multisensory Structured Language) Educational Specialist who provides teaching sessions for children. Students will be taught explicitly using a structured phonics approach that uses multiple senses simultaneously to teach reading, writing and spelling. Intensive instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension strategies are covered in a systematic way.

School readiness, one-to-one weekly and holiday sessions are available. Suitable for all children having difficulties with learning to read and spell. Our approach is evidence-basedd and is excellent for children with Dyslexia and also ESL.

Contact: Sacha Tabley

Mobile: 0405 342 496

Facebook: www.facebook.com/podofmultisensorylearning

Email: info@podofmsl.com.au

 

 

SJJA Jiu Jitsu Academy Gladesville

SJJA Jiu Jitsu Academy Gladesville

At our BJJ school, we believe in changing lives through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Martial Arts. You will learn simple and effective self-defence techniques, train in functional fitness, and make life-long friendships. Our fully dedicated school also offers a wide range of programs, private training and yoga. 

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a grappling style focussing on throws and ground techniques. There is no striking which enables students of all ages to practise the style in a live environment with a considerably lower chance of injury. Kids of all ages enjoy wrestling and grappling and our games enable kids to have fun whilst learning how to deal with contact situations.

Our purpose built facility in Gladesville offers classes six days a week starting from kids ages 3-4 all the way through to teens and adult classes.

 

The Dance Hub Performing Arts

The Dance Hub Performing Arts

Our passion is to provide fun-filled classes, developing creativity and co-ordination across a range of dance styles including Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, combo classes and performance teams. 

Whilst focusing on technique, creativity and confidence, each class is challenging and stimulating so as to provide the opportunity for all to access and enjoy dance as much as we do!

Whether you join our family-friendly studio to build confidence or as a start to a professional career in dance, The Dance Hub is where the magic begins and we would love to be a part of your dance journey!

Classes for students aged 2 and up running in Ermington and Melrose Park.  

Contact us to book a free trial! 

Phone: 0424 171 649

Email: info@thedancehub.com.au

Website: www.thedancehub.com.au

Facebookwww.facebook.com/thedancehub

Instagram: www.instagram.com/_thedancehub_

Address: 621 Victoria Road, Ermington

Clever Fox Education

Clever Fox Education

CLEVER FOX EDUCATION – over 20 years experience in education
 
TUTORING SERVICES:
 
Writing classes:
• Small-group, persuasive and narrative writing tutoring to prepare for Selective/Scholarship/ICAS/NAPLAN exams. Over 90% success rate in the Selective High School exam and two full scholarships awarded to elite private schools
• Writing is assessed using a comprehensive, criterion-based marking rubric as used by markers for NAPLAN, ICAS, Selective High School and Scholarship exams
• Research-based writing programs
• Years 2-6 and Years 7-9 small-group writing classes are offered
• Small class sizes of 2-10 students with individual attention
 
Location and times:
• Epping Uniting Church – Persuasive writing course (Sundays 10am – 11am) 
• Epping Uniting Church – Narrative writing course (Sundays 11am – 12pm) 
• Writing classes also run at Pymble Uniting Church (Saturdays 3:30pm – 5:30pm) and at Wentworth Point office (Fridays 4:45pm – 6:45pm)
 
One-to-one tutoring:
  • K-10 English and K-8 maths 
  • Face-to-face at Wentworth Point office or via Skype
 
Intensive holiday courses at Wentworth Point office:
• Intensive holiday courses (NAPLAN /ICAS intensive preparation course, 15 – 19 April 2019 (5 days)
• Selective & scholarship intensive preparation course, 13 – 17 January 2020 (5 days)
 
 
ABOUT AMBER FOX:
  • Post-graduate qualified teacher with a Bachelor of Teaching, Bachelor of Education and a Graduate Diploma in TESOL
  • 18 years teaching experience in private and public schools across Sydney and London working as a classroom teacher, gifted and talented teacher, learning support teacher, ESL teacher, Multilit Reading and Reading Recovery teacher
  • More than two years experience working at Educational Assessment Australia, UNSW Global, developing world-class assessment resources for NAPLAN, UNSW ICAS tests (English, Mathematics, Computer Skills) and developing an online ESL assessment tool for the Victorian Education Department. 
  • Writer and reviewer of global maths assessments for 3P Learning, the company behind Mathletics. 
 

BEAM - Early Years Tutoring

BEAM - Early Years Tutoring

BEAM is a tutoring business in Gladesville run by a qualified teacher with over 25 years experience. It was established to provide support and a love of learning for preschoolers (4-6yrs) and Kindergarten – Year 3. BEAM provides children with the opportunity to engage in personalised learning programs based on their individual needs to become successful and confident learners. We offer a diverse range of fun and engaging activities to promote academic and social success.

I Can Read System Ryde

I Can Read System Ryde

I Can Read Ryde is a total literacy centre for students aged 3.5-12 years and all abilities who wish to learn to read or improve their English literacy – comprehension, grammar, writing.

Our programs include:

Little Bears: Interactive lessons designed for very young children to encourage and develop their receptive and expressive language and understanding of the world through a wide variety of child-centred activities.

I Can Read Preliminary: This program is designed to develop both expressive and receptive vocabulary as well as essential pre-reading phonemic and phonological awareness skills that are necessary to learn how to read.

I Can Read: This program is a multi-sensory structured approach to reading, which uses a unique method to enable students to learn to read
quickly and easily.

Comprehension & Creative Writing: This program focuses on creative writing, spelling, reading comprehension and vocabulary development.

Advanced Language & Literacy: This program follows closely the syllabus requirements for primary school children. Targeting reading,
comprehension, grammar, punctuation, spelling, text types and public speaking.

Sewing with Nikki

Sewing with Nikki

Sewing with Nikki offers weekly/fortnightly classes and holiday workshops teaching children to sew.

My brand-new studio located in Ryde offers classes suitable for children from 7 years old.

Students will complete stylish projects while learning basic sewing techniques. They will learn how to modify and layout patterns, cut fabric, construct, sew using a machine and hand stitching.

Sewing with Nikki provides students with all patterns, fabric and trims to create our on-trend projects using one of our brand-new computerised Janome sewing machines.

Classes will be fun while learning a valuable life skill.

Besides the obvious benefit of being able to sew on a wayward button, hem a new pair of pants, or even craft a new gift, handwork provides your children with a creative way to:

  • Develop and mature their finger dexterity and fine motor skills
  • Find and build their self-confidence
  • Learn copious amounts of patience
  • Have a social creative outlet for meeting and gathering with friends

 

Term after-school classes:

  • Tuesdays 4.15pm till 5.30pm
  • Thursdays 4.15pm till 5.30pm 
  • Thursdays 7.00pm till 8.15pm

Saturday afternoon classes are held fortnightly from 2pm till 4.30pm.

4 students to 1 teacher

1.15-hour classes once a week in school term (fortnightly classes are 2.30 hours)

$330 per school term (midterm enrolments welcome, price will vary)

All patterns, fabrics & trims included in this fee.

 

 

Mandarin Stars

Mandarin Stars

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!

Email: enrol@mandarinstars.com.au or call 1800 18 11 18 for more details.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/mandarinstars

Website: www.mandarinstars.com.au

 

 
 

My Musical Adventure

My Musical Adventure

Parent/carer – imagine a place where you and your children play, sing, giggle, cuddle and dance together to music ~ where special memories are made every week, and powerful learning takes place to last a lifetime. Let your musical adventure begin with Kindermusik.

Centre director/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 children in your care and connect with their families, and offering an enriched program to your families. Let it begin with Kindermusik @ School.

Kindermusik is the world’s leading and most trusted music and movement program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and young children, enjoyed by over 1.5 million families in schools and studios in 70+ countries. This is the early childhood music program that My Musical Adventure carefully handpicked for you.

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 journey.

For the budding pianist from school age children to adult, we’ve chosen the Simply Music Piano program for you.

Classes are held at Denistone East, Eastwood, Ryde, and Gladesville

We look forward to hearing from you and helping you get started with bringing music into your child’s heart.

You can get in touch NOW via:

 

 

Early Learning World – Letterland Classes

Early Learning World – Letterland Classes

Letterland is a proven, child-friendly phonics 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). 

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Hunters Hill Physical Culture

Hunters Hill Physical Culture

Contact: Kate O’Sullivan
Address: Corner Mary St & Gladesville Rd, Hunters Hill
 

ActReel Dramatic Institute

ActReel Dramatic Institute

ActReel Dramatic Institute is a boutique acting school based in Gladesville.

Our origins stem from the passionate belief that delivering quality material tailored to the needs of students allows individuals to flourish and be inspired in all forms of acting. This coupled with progressive and dynamic teaching methods leads the student into discovering their own innate abilities through movement, voice and method. Professional Training in Stage and Screen Acting by fully accredited staff.

All teaching staff have current Working with Children Checks, First-Aid certification, certification IV in Training and Assesment and Bachelor degrees in Dramatic Arts.

Philotimo Freestyle Jujitsu

Philotimo Freestyle Jujitsu

As seen on TV! Philotimo Freestyle Jujitsu 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 

  • 4.15 – 5.00pm early years, Kindy & KS1
  • 5.00 – 6.00pm  KS2 and high school groups

Saturdays

  • 7-8am early years, Kindy & KS1
  • 8-9am  KS2 and high school groups

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.

Phone: 0444 577 608

Email: Contact Us Form

Facebook: www.facebook.com/warrriormanners

Website: www.modernwarriors.com.au

Address: Gladesville Rd Community Centre – 44 Gladesville Road, Hunters Hill

Jujitsu Ryde

Hoshin Jujitsu

Hoshin Jujitsu

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Nick's Maths Studio

Nick's Maths Studio

Nick’s Maths Studio at West Ryde (near Ryde Tafe) is open to students K-12 up to and including extension 2. Nick is a high-achieving student who has a contagious passion for mathematics and aims to maximise every child’s marks. Email/phone for resume & bookings.

Phone: 0467970465

Email: nausten18@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Nicksmathsstudio

Website: www.sites.google.com/view/nick-austen-maths-tutoring

 

Swim First Top Ryde Platinum

Swim First Top Ryde Platinum

At Fitness First Swim School we encourage each child and ensure that learning to swim is an enjoyable and rewarding experience by teaching them life-saving skills in a fun and caring aquatic environment.
 

Sydney Taekwondo Centre

Sydney Taekwondo Centre

Sydney Taekwondo Centre was formed by Vicki and Pino Donofrio, who have been teaching Taekwondo for over 25 years at various martial arts schools. We specialise in kids tuition and a variety group fitness classes, from Taekwondo to Boxing, and from Personal Training to all forms of Pilates. We cater for all levels of fitness, beginners to advanced.