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Gold Coast Weekly | Issue #34

Golden days await: Spring means warmer weather and nature escapes!

Issue #34: In this week's edition - We're on the hunt for enthusiastic swim instructors to join our team and encouraging kids to switch screen time for green time with these activities.

Swim Instructors Needed

Dive into a splashing opportunity. Become a swim instructor.

We're on the hunt for enthusiastic instructors to join our team for Terms 3 and 4 at two fantastic locations: the Pimpama Sports Hub and the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre.

Are you the perfect fit for our team? Here are some qualities we're looking for:

  • You’re passionate about water safety and know that learning to swim should be an enjoyable, informative and constructive experience for students.
  • You have a flair for working with children and their guardians, and your energy and enthusiasm is contagious.
  • You take pride in thinking outside the box to tailor aquatic programs to ensure students and guardians gain maximum benefit and enjoyment from your classes.
  • You bring a genuine passion for the successful progression of students within the learn to swim program, ensuring our students are instructed at the highest level.
  • Your experience as a Teacher of Access and Inclusion is highly desirable.

If this sounds like you, apply now.

Connect with nature these school holidays

Connect with nature these school holidays

Encourage the kids to switch screen time for green time during the school holidays with NaturallyGC.

The NaturallyGC Holiday Program connects kids with nature through a range of free indoor and nature-based activities from guided bushwalks, wildlife shows, coastal education, aboriginal culture, marine excursions, eco-craft, tree plantings, and more.

Through the program you can also discover additional nature themed holiday programs offered by our partners.

Registrations for the NaturallyGC Holiday Program open 9 September at 8am. Be quick, as they book out fast!

Man reading to children

When men read it's a different story

We are on a mission to get more dads, grandads, uncles, brothers and family friends spending time reading with kids. Research shows that for a child aged 24 months, 59% of mums read to their kids daily, while only 26% of dads do. Yet research also shows that kids who were read to by their dad at age two, would have better language skills by aged four – and the benefits increase further as they get older!

That’s generally because of the different way that men read to kids. Dads bring their own style to book reading and that’s what makes their reading so impactful. The silly chats about the characters (non-immediate talk), linking to past or present real-life examples (sequencing skills), plus those crazy voices (engagement strategies), not only thrill kids, it also helps improve their cognitive language skill outcomes.

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Spring time eats

Spring Time Eats

10 September, 4pm to 8pm

Spring has sprung and your Sunday plans have been sorted with the return of Spring Time Eats to Varsity Lakes! 


Where: Frascott Park, 72 Mattocks Road

Cost: Free

Explore Nature with Augmented Reality

Explore Nature with Augmented Reality

10 September, 8am to 11am (four sessions)

Join Agent Goldie, the Greater Glider at HOTA markets who will lead you and your kids on a fun augmented reality adventure into nature!


Where: HOTA markets

Cost: Free, registrations required

Dune planting - Palm Beach

Our Beaches - Dune Planting Workshop

9 September, 8am to 9:30am

Get your hands sandy and care for our coastline at this Our Beaches community dune planting event. You'll have a chance to plant natives, identify weeds, collect litter, meet other like-minded community members and learn about our amazing dune ecosystem.


Where: The Esplanade Palm Beach

Cost: Free, registration required

NBL Blitz

NBL Blitz

16 September, 5pm

The Hungry Jack’s NBL Blitz, Gold Coast is set to start with a bang, as two of last year’s post-season teams face off to open the tournament.


Where: Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach

Cost: Find tickets


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