Refresh Marriage Enrichment Day
Oct
28
1:00pm 1:00pm

Refresh Marriage Enrichment Day

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Marriage is a lifelong adventure -
- stop for some refreshment on October 28


REFRESH MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT DAY

Marriage is a commitment made "in the sight of God and the presence of this congregation" - because we need God's strength and the support of a community for our marriages to survive and flourish. This October, St Luke's wants to help refresh and build your marriage, with sought-after marriage enrichment specialists Dr Keith and Sarah Condie.

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This half-day workshop includes input from the Condies, as well as time for couples to talk together. Topics include:

  • God’s design for marriage - a strong, safe and emotionally connected relationship - includes biblical teaching and an overview of recent marriage research

  • What safe and emotionally connected marriage looks like

  • What hinders marriages being safe and emotionally connected – includes some of the warning signs that a relationship is in trouble

  • Building the positive – cultivating a safe and emotionally connected marriage includes working at being friends, being gentle and loving in your speech and your sexual relationship


DETAILS

LOCATION  |  St Luke's Anglican church, Clovelly (corner Arden & Varna Streets)
DATE  |  Saturday 28 October
TIME  |  1pm-5.30pm (please arrive at 12.45pm)
COST  |  $40 per couple

We'll create a special time for you and your spouse, including barista coffee, afternoon tea and a surprise. Child minding won't be available, but babes in arms are welcome. 


Registration

St Luke's - opens Sunday 20th September
General Public - opens Monday 4th September

Please purchase your couples ticket here. Enter '1' as the quantity, then click 'Apply' and you can insert your name and contact details, before paying to secure your spot.

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Aug
17
7:45pm 7:45pm

Christianity + Your work -- Creatives

CREATIVES INDUSTRY SUPPER

The gospel of Jesus changes all of life, including our work. Join us for supper and discussion as we explore how the gospel shapes us as creatives.

Over supper, we'll hear what a few of our own (in fashion, design, advertising) are learning, and also from actor Jason Perini who'll be dropping by. 

The low down:

  • Thursday 17th Aug, 7.45pm, for antipasto + drinks
  • We have a private sitting at Chapter One cafe in Bondi Beach - 3a/34 Campbell Parade
  • This is a free event, but there are limited places so you need to register below. 

St Luke's is hosting this event for all interested - please register here: 

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Aug
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

Christianity + Your work -- Finance/Business

FINANCE/BUSINESS INDUSTRY DINNER

The gospel of Jesus changes all of life, including our work. Join us for dinner and discussion as we explore how the gospel changes the way you work in finance & business. 

We welcome Alex Hone, Founder and CEO of Atrium Investment Management. He's a father of four, a member of Naremburn Anglican Church, and has worked in investment management for almost two decades.

St Luke's is gladly hosting this event for all interested. Here's the details::

  • Wednesday 15th Aug, 7-9pm
  • This event is over a free dinner, but you must register below.
  • Please note that spaces are limited.

There has been a late change to the venue - if you would still like to RSVP, please contact us on dave@clovelly.org.au

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Aug
15
7:45pm 7:45pm

Christianity + Your work -- Education

EDUCATION SUPPER

The gospel of Jesus changes all of life, including our work. Join us for supper and discussion as we explore how the gospel informs how we think about education.

We welcome Dr Julie McGonigle, Deputy Head at St Andrew's Cathedral School (Academic Improvement). Dr McGonigle comes to Australia with a wonderful record of success in lifting a struggling school, in industrial England, to great academic success. She has a BA[Hons] from Queens University, Belfast and D Phil, M.Sc. PGCE from Oxford.

The low down:

  • Tuesday 15th Aug, from 7.45pm - for supper
  • Alex + Alana Koch's home (address on registration)

St Luke's is hosting this event for all interested - but we need you to please RSVP here:

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Jun
3
5:30pm 5:30pm

Growing Families - Date Night

We believe in strong marriages at St. Luke's (so does God!). 

However, sometimes in the hectic schedule of life we forget that we need to invest time in our relationships.

That's where Growing Families Date Night comes in.

  • Step 1. Get it into your diary and start to plan what you and your spouse could do together.
  • Step 2. Register your kids below (Rego closes by the end of Wed 31st May)
  • Step 3. Drop them off anytime between 5:30pm-8:30pm on Sat June 3. We'll feed them for $5/child (max $15 per family) and look after them until you return.
  • Step 4. Go on your date. We’ve made the time, now you just have to choose where you will go. Might be good to book a table or plan something delightful at home. Enjoy!

NOTE: To properly care for all the kids who attend, only children above the age of 1 can be registered. We strongly suggest that children below the age of 3 be picked up before 7:30pm. For members of St. Luke's Anglican Clovelly only. 

 

Registration is now closed

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Fun in the Park
Mar
25
11:00am11:00am

Fun in the Park

Free fun for the whole community!

Fun in the Park is a super fun Saturday for our whole community - and we'd love you to join in the fun! 

Live music + FREE activities -- two Jumping Castles (for big kids & littlies), Face painting, Cupcake decorating, Nerf wars, and awesome kids games. Plus a tasty BBQ lunch and espresso coffee for sale. Oh ... and did we mention Clovelly's biggest Easter egg hunt!?

Sat 25th March, 11am - 2pm, Varna Park (west end).

There's fun for young adults, young families and the young at heart - so come and join in the fun with our whole community - as St Luke's proudly hosts 'Fun in the Park'.

NB: In case of wet weather, we will move to the St Luke's church and hall - corner Arden & Varna Streets, Clovelly.

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Growing Families Night
Mar
11
5:30pm 5:30pm

Growing Families Night

"Reading the Bible with my kids is easy!" Said no parent ever. And yet God has given parents the privilege and responsibility of raising their kids in community to fear and love the Lord.

So what do you do? And how do you do it?

Come along to a night for the whole family on Saturday 11th March 5:30-7:30pm.

We'll eat a simple meal together and then kids will be looked after by some of our trained leaders in the hall.

Parents will head next door to the church for a seminar on the big story of the Bible, some some practical tips for family life and discussion and encouragement with other parents. 

Let us know you're coming:

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Life Explored course - Week 1
Mar
8
7:30pm 7:30pm

Life Explored course - Week 1

Life explored

What's the best gift God could give you? This course explores our longings, dreams and disappointments - and how the message of Jesus Christ speaks to them. 

Join us for Week 2 on Wed 8th March (not too late to join, but the last week you can join!) We'll enjoy dinner or dessert, a DVD presentation, and discussion where you can say as little or as much as you like.

This five-week course is for anyone with questions or doubts about Christianity, as well as an opportunity for those who would consider themselves Christians to explore how our story is part of God's big story for the world. 

You can RSVP here - and there is a taster video below.

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Feb
8
7:15pm 7:15pm

2017 Launch Party + Dinner

2017 LAUNCH PARTY + DINNER

Join us as we launch our year together, hear some of the plans for 2017, commit ourselves to God, and enjoy catching up over dinner. 

7.15 for 7.30pm start. In the church building.

It's too late to RSVP to eat now, but please come along for the company and the prayer.

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Fun at the Beach
Jan
28
8:00am 8:00am

Fun at the Beach

Fun at the Beach will be held from 8am on Saturday 28th Jan (previously called the St. Luke's Sandcastle competition...but it's so much more!).

2017 will be the 8th year we have run a sandcastle competition at Clovelly beach. This year there will be lots of fun and games for all ages with fresh fruit provided and prizes for the best competitors. Come and join us for a fantastic morning.

Free Entry

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Jan
1
4:00pm 4:00pm

January 1 Beach BBQ

On Sunday 1st January, 2017 ... instead of our normal 9AM and 4PM gatherings, we will instead be gathering at Bronte beach park for a BBQ. (The one Sunday of the year when there won't be any services at the St Luke's buildings!)

All are welcome.

BYO everything.

Approx 4-6pm. 

We'll find a spot in the park area behind the beach. If you're having trouble finding us, please contact Dave Rogers on 0423-742112.

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Families Gingerbread House Day
Dec
10
10:00am10:00am

Families Gingerbread House Day

Join us with your children, your nieces, nephews and friends to hear a Christmas message and make a delicious gingerbread house that all your friends and family will love to eat on Christmas day. Ticket price includes everything you need to make the house and tea/coffee/delicious treats on the day.

Tickets can no longer be purchased through this site however there are a few regular gingerbread houses still available. Please contact Larissa at markandlarissa@gmail.com if you would like one of those or have any enquiries about the night.

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Ladies Gingerbread House Evening
Dec
9
7:30pm 7:30pm

Ladies Gingerbread House Evening

Join us to hear a Christmas message and make a delicious gingerbread house that all your friends and family will love to eat on Christmas day. Ticket price includes everything you need to make the house and tea/coffee/delicious treats on the night.

Tickets can no longer be purchased through this site however there are a few regular gingerbread houses still available. Please contact Larissa at markandlarissa@gmail.com if you would like one of those or have any enquiries about the night.

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Remembrance Sunday Service
Nov
6
9:15am 9:15am

Remembrance Sunday Service

The Coogee Randwick Clovelly RSL sub-Branch and St Luke's invite our local community, veterans and their families to a special service of remembrance at St Luke's. 

This year's Remembrance services commemorate the 98th anniversary of the Armistice (1918) and the centenary of the Battle of Pozieres (1916), for which there is a special memorial on the back wall of St Luke's. St Luke's is the memorial church for the many local sailors and soldiers who served our country. 

Please join us on Sunday 6th November, for a service in the St Luke's church building.

There will be a creche as well as children's programme (up to Kindergarten) provided in the hall next door. Refreshments will be served afterwards. 

Main photo source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Remebrance_poppy_ww2_section_of_Aust_war_memorial.jpg

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Nov
3
7:30pm 7:30pm

What Your Child Needs From You - with Dr. Justin Coulson

Dr Justin Coulson is one of Australia’s leading parenting experts and is a highly sought-after international speaker and author. He and his wife Kylie are the parents of six daughters. 

In the What Your Child Needs From You seminar Dr Justin Coulson will take you from parenting confusion to clarity. Justin will share the three essential keys to raising a happy child and creating a connected family, followed by time for Q&A. 

Please note - we encourage you to find someone to look after your children for the night so you can listen without distraction. 

There will also be some of Justin's books available for sale on the night. 

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MORE ON JUSTIN

After a highly successful radio career Justin returned to school in his late 20’s where he earned his psychology degree from the University of Queensland and his PhD in psychology from the University of Wollongong. He has written multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and scholarly book chapters, as well as several books and ebooks about parenting, including the recently released #1 parenting book, 21 Days to a Happier Family (Harper Collins, 2016). 

Justin is consistently sought after by the media for his expertise. He writes a weekly parenting advice column for Sydney’s Daily Telegraph, appears regularly on The Project, the TODAY Show, Studio 10, Mornings, and a large number of radio stations around the nation, and he is the parenting expert at kidspot.com.au, Australia’s number one parenting website.

Justin not only knows a lot about parenting and positive psychology, but he lives it. He has successfully taught each of his children to sleep in their own beds, wear clothing even when it’s hot, use the bathroom, and eat at least some of the food on their plate most of the time. 

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Oct
13
8:00pm 8:00pm

Science + Christianity evening

'In the beginning God created science'

An evening with astrophysicist Dr Lewis Jones about the power and limits of our most successful human endeavour. Lewis has a PhD in astrophysics as well as a degree in theology. 

A special opportunity to understand the nature of science and its relationship to Christianity, with an opportunity for Q+A after the talk. Includes supper. 

All are welcome, whether skeptics, believers or simply the curious. 

In the St Luke's church building, corner of Arden St and Varna St, Clovelly.

This is a free event, no RSVP required - please come and enjoy.

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Jul
28
7:45pm 7:45pm

Christianity + Education Event

Christianity + Education

 

A dessert + discussion evening for those in education and their colleagues.


God is concerned with all of life, including our work. So how is "the good news of Jesus" good news for education? 

Join others in education (from early childhood to academia) for dessert and discussion, with a short address from Tim Bowden on 'The pursuit of excellence: Christian priority or insidious idol?' Tim is the Principal of Inaburra School, as well as a theology graduate, and will help us bridge the gap between Christianity and Education.

This evening is for Christians in education and their interested colleagues. 

When: Thurs 28th July, 7.45pm
Where: Alex & Alana Koch's home in Randwick
RSVP: Sat 23rd July, to Alex Koch, awakoch@gmail.com

Once you RSVP, Alex will be in touch with address and time details.

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Jul
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

Christianity + Your Work - Health & Science Dinner

Christianity + Your Work - Health/Science Dinner

 

A dinner conversation for those in science and health fields.


God is concerned for all of life, including our work. So how does Christianity affect your daily work in health and science? Join us for a dinner conversation, with other Christians in science & health and their interested colleagues. 

As well as time to interact with others in your industry and share the joys and challenges, Dr Giselle Kidson-Gerber (MBBS, FRACP, FRCPA) will share how Christianity and Medicine have come together in her life journey. Giselle is a Consultant Haematologist at the Prince of Wales Hospital, The Royal Hospital for Women and South Eastern Area Laboratory Services. Her special interest is the management of Haematological disorders in pregnancy. 

When: Wed 27th July, 7pm for 7.30pm start
Where: Vacanza Pizzeria, 261 Bronte Road, Waverley ('Charing Cross')
Cost: $35 for a set course dinner, including antipasti then gourmet pizza & salads. (Drinks extra, to be paid on the night).
RSVP: To be part of this event, please buy a ticket below by Wednesday the 20th of July. Tickets are limited. You can let us know dietary requirements when you book. 
More info: Get in touch via our website contact page here


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Jul
24
9:15am 9:15am

Centenary of Pozieres Commemoration

For Australians, the battle for the French village of Pozieres was a significant and sacrificial campaign in the middle of the Battle of the Somme. A memorial cross was constructed from timbers of the destroyed Cathedral and later found a home at St Luke's, Clovelly.

The Coogee Randwick Clovelly RSL sub-branch and St Luke's invite the Randwick area to join us for this special commemoration of the centenary of Pozieres.

A children's programme will run concurrently in the church hall. Morning tea will be served afterwards.

Date/Time: Sunday 24th July, 9.15am
Location: St Luke's Anglican church, Clovelly (map)
RSVP: We invite any dignitaries or groups to please RSVP to David Cohen on dcohen@people.net.au or 0466-967762.

 

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Jul
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Christianity + Creativity Dinner

Christianity + Creativity [Waiting list only]

 

A dinner conversation for those in creative industries


God is concerned for all of life, including our work. So how does Christianity contribute to the daily work of designers and artists? 

Join us for a dinner conversation, with other Christians in the creative industries and their interested colleagues. We'll also welcome Matthew Busby Andrews, creative director and copywriter, to share from his experiences in the industry.

*** This dinner is now full - to go on the waiting list, please contact Rick below ***

When: Thurs 28th July
Where: Rick & Annette's home in Zetland [TBC]
RSVP: To go on the waiting list, please email Rick: rick@studiooneanother.com.au
Cost: TBA

Once you RSVP, Rick will be in touch with address and time details.

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Jul
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

Christianity + Your Work - Finance/Business/Law

God is concerned for all of life, including our work. So how does Christianity affect your daily work in the corporate world of finance, business and law? Join us for a dinner conversation, with other Christians in these industries and their interested colleagues. 

We're privileged to have Simon Pillar join us to speak on the topic: Real gold or fool's gold? Ambition in the workplace. Simon is a founding partner of Pacific Equity Partners. He started his working life in the oil industry with Shell in The Netherlands, and after doing an MBA in the US he spent 10 years in strategy consulting before establishing PEP with three partners in 1998. He became a Christian at university and his experiences of the ups and downs of being a Christian in the workplace are many and varied. He now lives in the UK.

We're hosting this dinner in the CBD (at Steel Bar and Grill), with the aim of making it easy to come after work and for work colleagues to attend. (The menu can be viewed here; menu option to be determined on final numbers). 

*** PLEASE NOTE: Due to interest in this event, we have moved to a larger venue than the original venue at Longrain) ***

When: Wed 20th July, 6pm - 8pm
Where: The private dining room of Steel Bar + Grill, 2/60 Carrington St, Sydney (corner of Wynyard Lane & Carrington Street)
Cost: $65 (drinks extra) - please buy a ticket below, ASAP and at the latest by Sun 17th July.
More info: Get in touch via our website contact page here


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Apr
27
7:30pm 7:30pm

Life under pressure - Men's dinner

Life under pressure

Most men feel the pressure of modern life. At this special event, we'll hear Paul's story: how he bombed the HSC, found Jesus, lost a child, took a stand, and how he navigates life under the daily pressure of a TV studio as a producer. 

This is one not to miss - not only Paul's story of trusting God under suffering and under pressure, but also some gourmet pizza and some man time! 

This is an open invitation for men at St Luke's, their friends and colleagues, and anyone interested. It will be hosted in a relaxed restaurant setting. 

When? Wednesday 27th April, 7.30pm

Where? Upstairs room of Vacanza Pizza Restaurant, 261 Bronte Rd, Waverley.  


Tickets

Please contact Dave Rogers on 0423-742112 for last-minute tickets. 

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Oct
28
7:30pm 7:30pm

Steve Biddulph - SOLD OUT

*** Sold out ***

"A moving, hilarious and helpful night with child psychologist & world renowned speaker & author Steve Biddulph"

The Secrets of happy children seminar covers both boys and girls from babyhood to teens. This talk is aimed at helping you understand what kids needs from you at every age. 

Some of the topics covered include:

  • How to understand your parenting style, and what might be missing
  • Raising children with backbone and heart
  • Discipline is not what you think...and much more. 

We regret that babies and children cannot be admitted. 


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We apologise for any inconvenience. 


More about Steve

Watch the video below to hear Steve speak about the related topic of raising girls. 

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Aug
6
7:45pm 7:45pm

Faith + Work - Men's Dinner

A night for men with Dr. Michael Spence

Can faith make a difference to working life? 

Come and hear the Vice Chancellor of Sydney University, Dr Michael Spence, speak about his experience of faith and work. 

This is an open invitation for men at St Luke's, their friends and colleagues, and anyone interested. It will be hosted in a relaxed restaurant setting. 

When? Thursday August 6, 7:45pm

Where? Vacanza Restaurant 261 Bronte Rd Waverley.   

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'Faith at the top' - Men's night
Mar
26
7:30pm 7:30pm

'Faith at the top' - Men's night

A night for men with Peter Achterstraat

Ever wondered whether Christianity makes a difference to your Monday-Friday?
Do Christians need to leave their faith behind as they climb the ladder in their industries?

Come and hear Peter Achterstraat's personal experience and reflections, having served in high public office as well as the private sector. He is currently the President of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, as well as the former NSW Auditor-General and Deputy Commissioner of Taxation. 

Thurs 26th March, from 7.30pm - a light dinner will be served, and Peter will speak around 8.10pm. 

This is an open invitation for men at St Luke's, their friends and colleagues, and anyone interested. It will be hosted in a relaxed lounge room setting - please get in touch about address details. 

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Fun in the Park
Mar
21
11:00am11:00am

Fun in the Park

*More* Fun in the Park

 

'Fun in the Park' is back,
with something for everyone!

Live music + FREE activities -- two Jumping Castles (for big kids & littlies), Face painting, Cupcake decorating, Nerf wars, and awesome kids games. Plus a tasty BBQ lunch and espresso coffee for sale. Oh ... and did we mention Clovelly's biggest Easter egg hunt!?

Sat 21st Mar, 11am-2pm, Varna Park (west end).

Come and join in the fun with our whole community - as St Luke's proudly hosts 'Fun in the Park'.

NB: In case of wet weather, 'Fun in the Park' will be held the following Saturday, 28th March.

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'Marriage ... after kids' Seminar
Mar
16
7:45pm 7:45pm

'Marriage ... after kids' Seminar

What happens to 'the two of us' as you become three or four or more? So often the marriage relationship is neglected, and in the end the whole family's relationships suffer. So how can we keep growing our marriage relationships in the busyness of family life? 

Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear the exceptional Jenny Brown share from her professional experience, academic research, and personal experience. Whether you're adjusting to a newborn or even have adult children, Jenny's wisdom on relationships will be invaluable. (See her bio below).

Buy a ticket, Lock in the babysitter, and Come along to invest in your marriage (and therefore your whole family).

Mon 16th Mar, 7.45-9.30pm - includes tea/coffee, presentation, question time.


Tickets

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ABOUT THE PRESENTER

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Jenny Brown is the Founder and Director of the Family Systems Institute, a counselling and training practice seeking to apply the family systems approach of Dr Murray Bowen. She has trained and earned academic awards from the University of Sydney and Columbia University NY, as well as completed a variety of post-graduate studies. She is author of Growing Yourself Up (link) and numerous journal articles. This is one of her only public speaking events in 2015, while she completes her PhD. She lives in Sydney with her husband and two dogs, and is mum to two adult daughters. (More on her bio at her book's web page). 


St Luke's is proudly hosting this event, as part of our commitment to serve our community and support local families.

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Dec
21
9:00am 9:00am

Prayer for Sydney and Peace on earth - Sun 21st Dec

After the events of Martin Place, the slaughter in Peshawar, and news of a tragedy in Cairns, we will pray for Sydney and the families involved, for Sydney and for our broken world.

Dave will be sharing a Christmas reflection on 'Peace on earth'.

Join us at 9 for 9.15am, or 4pm.

NOTE: times are our normal gathering times, approx. 9-10.15 and 4-5pm.

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Cyber Safe: Parenting digital natives
Oct
23
7:45pm 7:45pm

Cyber Safe: Parenting digital natives

Kids today grow up in a world of cyber-bullying, screen time, sexting and online grooming – they’re only ever one click away from trouble. They are digital natives in a way that us parents never were, growing up with screen time at school, rest and play. 

Dave Miers will give you the advice you need to help your kids be cyber-safe and cyber-smart. Based in Melbourne, Dave has worked as a school teacher, youth worker, youth pastor and web entrepreneur. He’s also dad to three young kids.

Tickets: $10 > Register below, Add to Cart, then Checkout & Pay to make your booking. Bookings essential (no cash payments on the night).

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Brave Conversations: Talking with your kids about sex
Oct
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

Brave Conversations: Talking with your kids about sex

Your tween lives in a super-sexualised world fed by the media, internet and peer pressure, where the average age of first exposure to porn is just 12. Life for our kids and for parents is more challenging than ever! 

Dr Weerakoon will share insights from her new book for tweens, though parents of younger children and teens will benefit. 

Dr Patricia Weerakoon is a medical doctor, sexologist, therapist and author. She'll discuss the issues that your child is facing: sexual development and the neuroscience behind it, body image, identity. Dr Weerakoon is an honorary senior lecturer for the University of Sydney's Masters in Sexual Health - her expertise, enthusiasm, frankness and humour have made her a sought-after speaker and social commentator. 

Tickets: $10 > Register below, Add to Cart, then Checkout & Pay to make your booking. Bookings essential (no cash payments on the night).

There is a free Year 6-9 programme in the hall next door, as part of Clovelly Youth. 

Dr Weerakoon's books on sexuality for teens, tweens and adults will be available for purchase on the night.

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