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December 2018

Intensive Holiday Programs

 

Mini Movers (4 - 6 years)

A music, movement and sensory program to get little bodies moving and grooving in healthy ways.  This workshop combines music therapy and occupational therapy in a fun and engaging manner.
WhenMonday 21 January 
Time:  9.30am - 12.00pm
Where:  Muddy Puddles, 1a Melaleuca Crescent, Catalina 
Register here

Holiday Shack - Junior ( 7 - 9 years)

Holiday Shack provides a range of fun activities for children to build the gross motor skills they need to play, learn and grow in all their environments.  The program can include cooking, outdoor play and sensory play.
WhenTuesday 15 January
Time:  9.30am - 12.00pm
Where:  Muddy Puddles, 1a Melaleuca Crescent, Catalina 
Register here

Holiday Shack - Senior (10 - 12 years)

A Holiday Shack senior is a fun morning full of activities that allow children to explore and connect in a social environment. 
WhenWednesday 16 January
Time:  9.30am - 12.30pm
Where:  Muddy Puddles, 1a Melaleuca Crescent, Catalina 
Register here

Introduction to Connect (10 years+)

This social group for young people, focuses on social skill-building, problem solving, critical thinking and computational thinking skills. For this holiday workshop we will set up a 'maker space' within the Muddy Puddles building.  This intensive will be an opportunity for participants to try out some of the latest technology whilst allowing their creativity and imagination to roam free.
WhenMonday 14 January 
Time:  10.00am - 12.00pm
Where:  Muddy Puddles, 1a Melaleuca Crescent, Catalina 
Register here

Dramatics (8 years+)

This is a creative group program for young people interested in going on a joruney of self-discovery.  The program is designed to support the development of their creative ability, communication and social skills.  During the intensive program, the participants will engage through drama games and improvisation and then pair up to make short films on topics of their choosing. 
WhenThursday 24 January
Time:  10.00am - 1.00pm
Where:  Muddy Puddles, 1a Melaleuca Crescent, Catalina 
Register here

Graze - Teens independent day out (12 years+)

This social skills group for teenagers, focuses on gaining independence, building friendships and improving social skills.  We are planning on walking from Muddy Puddles to Batehaven for fish and chips for dinner at the park and then attending Bells Carnival for a night of fun! 
WhenTuesday 22 January 
Time:  6.00pm - 9.30pm
Where:  Meet at Muddy Puddles, 1a Melaleuca Crescent, Catalina 
Register here

International Day of People with Disability: A Muddy Puddles film premier event
 

On the 3 December 50+ guests attended Batemans Bay library to celebrate International Day of People with Disability: A Muddy Puddles film premier event.
The International day was recognised in style with a red carpet, balloons and feather boas guiding the crowds to the big screen that would be transformed into a spectacular premier. 

The evening was about ABILITY and was an amazing opportunity for the young people at Muddy Puddles to show off their hard work to friends, family and the local community. Three of the young people made their films in the group and 1-1 drama therapy programs. One young person made her film with the support of a Muddy Puddles support person and one of the films was made by Andrew Radford who has been working at the Batemans Bay Library for 16 years. Andrew is living with autism and is a passionate and proud self-advocate. It was Andrew's suggestion that the Library partner with Muddy Puddles to recognise this important day. Andrew knows firsthand the life changing impact that early intervention programs have in shaping the person you grow up to become. He has become an ambassador for Muddy Puddles and will co-facilitate a youth advocacy committee skill building group in 2019.
Andrew opened the evening with a heartfelt message, encouraging the young people to never give up, assuring them that their dreams are never out of reach. The evening involved a film screening followed by an engaging Q&A with the films creators. Catering was provided by the incredibly talented Muddy Puddles cooking group. The  group served their delicious food and showcased their hard work behind the scenes to make the evening a success. And wow was it scrumptious!
The evening was nothing short of awe-inspiring. Congratulations to all the young people involved and we look forward to your creations in 2019.

Bike Safety Program for Aboriginal and Disadvanted Children

3 hour program delivered by BIKE and FITNESS, and proudly supported and funded by NSW Government.

WhenFriday 11 January 2019
Time:  2.00pm - 5.00pm
Where:  Gundary Oval, Campbell Street, Moruya 
Cost:  Free - participants receive an aboriginal designed helmet, bike bell, bike service and snacks/refreshments
All ages welcome
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Fundraiser - Jukebox Hits From Heaven

Come and join us for a great evenings entertainment by Rod Toovey at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club.   'Jukebox Hits from Heaven' will feature songs from the greats including Elvis, Roy Orbison and Johnny Cash.  Tickets are $50 per head and include dinner and the show.  To purchase tickets please call Tina on 0490 830 473 or email events@muddypuddles.org.au  

Share our space program

Over the coming school holidays, the NSW Department of Education is rolling out the Share Our Space program at schools across the state which will open up the playgrounds, ovals and sports fields for the whole community to enjoy.

Broulee Public School, (Cambridge Cres, Broulee) will be participating in the program during these school holidays. The gates will be open between:  24/12 - 25/01 from 8am till 6pm.
 
For more information on this initiative, please visit schoolinfrastructure.nsw.gov.au or contact 1300 679 332.

Muddy Puddles Christmas/New Year Hours

We wish all families a happy and safe holiday period. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you again next year.

Our office will be closed from Friday 21 December and will re-open 7 January.

We will have limited services during January so please email info@muddypuddles.org.au with any queries.
Muddy Puddles is offering free support to families navigating the NDIS.
Please contact Cate on 02 4472 6939 to talk about how we can help you and your child get ready for their first NDIS plan.
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