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Sat Dec 3rd, 2022

#throwbacksaturday

Andrea Rienets coach extraordinaire in the making of the Kids as Catalysts videos🎥

The Kids as Catalysts program comes with a full set of step by step videos usable in class, plus Facilitators in the year of running the program.

We just like making things easy for teachers😉

Read more about the Kids as Catalysts program in our website.

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#throwbacksaturday 

Andrea Rienets coach extraordinaire in the making of the Kids as Catalysts videos🎥

The Kids as Catalysts program comes with a full set of step by step videos usable in class, plus Facilitators in the year of running the program. 

We just like making things easy for teachers😉

Read more about the Kids as Catalysts program in our website. 

#kidsthrive #kidsascatalystsprogram
Our Annual Report is out! 

Please check it out online to see what we have been up to over the past year or so. Its been amazing!

https://www.kidsthrive.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/KTH1761-Anuual-Report-2021_FA_Web.pdf

#kidsthrive #kidsleadingcreativechange

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Tue Nov 29th, 2022

The Kids as Catalysts keep on inspiring their community!

Read the new article in South Gippsland Sentinel-Times today, about the Weird Flu Team from Powlett River Primary School at Dalyston who met Thelma, a Polio surviver, at Wonthaggi & District Historical Society

They learnt about her experience of quarantine living with Polio, and shared their own experience of lockdown and the pandemic in the past 2 years.

Well done team! 👏👏👏

#kidsthrive #kidsascatalystsprogram

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The Kids as Catalysts keep on inspiring their community! 

Read the new article in South Gippsland Sentinel-Times today, about the Weird Flu Team from Powlett River  Primary School at Dalyston who met Thelma, a Polio surviver, at Wonthaggi & District Historical Society

They learnt about her experience of quarantine living with Polio, and shared their own experience of lockdown and the pandemic in the past 2 years. 

Well done team! 👏👏👏

#kidsthrive #kidsascatalystsprogram 

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Bass Coast Community Foundation #basscoastcommunityfoundation #schoolprogram #kidsascatalysts #kidsleadingcreativechange #powlettriverprimaryschool #wonthaggihistoricalsociety
Fri Nov 25th, 2022

Words of Teachers #kidsascatalystsprogram

This is what the Kids as Catalysts program does!

If you would like more info about our this primary school program. Visit our website, or message us! We would love to start a conversation.

#kidsthrive #kidsascatalystsprogram
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Words of Teachers #kidsascatalystsprogram 

This is what the Kids as Catalysts program does!

If you would like more info about our this primary school program. Visit our website, or message us! We would love to start a conversation. 

#kidsthrive #kidsascatalystsprogramImage attachmentImage attachment
Wed Nov 23rd, 2022

Thank you West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority for posting about the awesome Community Action the Kids as Catalysts from Powlett River Primary School at Dalyston got to design with you!

Repost @wgcma

💧😀 This Water Wednesday we celebrate Powlett River primary school legends who are part of the Kids As Catalysts program. We were rapt when the Grade 5&6 student reps chose us as their community partner.
🦑 🦐 🐬 🐙 They designed a program to learn about the Powlett River and chose to collect rubbish and create a sculpture at their school to show the dangers of marine debris to wildlife - especially those pesky microplastics found on the shore.
🐚 Student leaders invited the junior school to attend and will stay involved through our Powlett River/Kugerungmome Partnerships program. 🔗 in bio
😃 “It’s been fun,” young leader Matilda said.
“Cleaning the beach is a big issue – put your rubbish in the bin!”

#kidsascatalysts #kidsthrive #westgippslandcatchmentmanagementauthority #powlettriverprimaryschool
#schoolprogram #kidsleadingcreativechange

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#community Bass Coast Community Foundation
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Thank you West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority for posting about the awesome Community Action the Kids as Catalysts from Powlett River Primary School at Dalyston got to design with you!

Repost @wgcma

💧😀 This Water Wednesday we celebrate Powlett River primary school legends who are part of the Kids As Catalysts program. We were rapt when the Grade 5&6 student reps chose us as their community partner.
🦑 🦐 🐬 🐙 They designed a program to learn about the Powlett River and chose to collect rubbish and create a sculpture at their school to show the dangers of marine debris to wildlife - especially those pesky microplastics found on the shore. 
🐚 Student leaders invited the junior school to attend and will stay involved through our Powlett River/Kugerungmome Partnerships program. 🔗 in bio
😃 “It’s been fun,” young leader Matilda said. 
“Cleaning the beach is a big issue – put your rubbish in the bin!” 

#kidsascatalysts #kidsthrive #westgippslandcatchmentmanagementauthority #powlettriverprimaryschool 
#schoolprogram #kidsleadingcreativechange 

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#community Bass Coast Community Foundation
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What a great opportunity for students to be involved with a regional organisation and to learn more about their local area and especially the River that shares their school name Well done everyone involved and i look forward to seeing more about the project and the Powlett River PS students involvement 👏👏

Wed Nov 23rd, 2022

Kids Thrive was at Bass 20 years fundraiser event.

The Foundation has been instrumental in supporting our Kids as Catalysts program in Bass Coast.

Thanks to local supporters they raised over $11,000 which the Foundation will now use to support community programs in Bass Coast in 2023.

Heartfelt congratulations!👏👏👏
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Kids Thrive was at Bass Coast Community Foundation 20 years fundraiser event. 

The Foundation has been instrumental in supporting our Kids as Catalysts program in Bass Coast. 
 
Thanks to local supporters they raised over $11,000 which the Foundation will now use to support community programs in Bass Coast in 2023. 

Heartfelt congratulations!👏👏👏Image attachment
Mon Nov 21st, 2022

Words of Community Action Partners.

The Community Action Partners, or CAPs for short, are the fabulous Community Organisations who partnered with the Kids as Catalysts to co-design their Community Action.

If you work for a community organisation, and would be interested in being part of the Kids as Catalysts program to work with young community leaders, get in touch! We would love to start a conversation.

#kidsthrive #kidsascatalystsprogram

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Words of Community Action Partners.

The Community Action Partners, or CAPs for short, are the fabulous Community Organisations who partnered with the Kids as Catalysts to co-design their Community Action. 

If you work for a community organisation, and would be interested in being part of the Kids as Catalysts program to work with young community leaders, get in touch! We would love to start a conversation. 

#kidsthrive #kidsascatalystsprogram

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Fri Nov 18th, 2022

This is what the Kids as Catalysts program does!

These are words from the Bass Coast Kids as Catalysts cohort 2022 from Bass, Newhaven, and Powlett

Read more about the Kids as Catalysts program and its impact on our website.

#kidsthrive #kidsascatalystsprogram

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Bass #schoolprogram #basscoast #bassvalleyprimaryschool #newhavenprimaryschool #powlettriverprimaryschool #kidsascatalysts #basscoastcommunityfoundation #gippsland #corinella #phillipisland #newhaven #wonthaggi #kidsleadingcreativechange #powlettriver #southgippsland #gippslandartist #kidssupportingkids #dalyston
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Wed Nov 16th, 2022

The Bass Coast Kids as Catalysts are in the press!

In the Phillip Island & San Remo Advertiser 3rd November edition in an article titled “Our kids are changing the world”. And we concur.

If you want to learn more about the Kids as Catalysts program, visit our website.

Happy reading!

#kidsthrive #kidsascatalysts

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#kidsascatalystsprogram #kidsleadingcreativechange #basscoast #gippsland #basscoastcommunityfoundation #artsorganisation #powlettriverprimaryschool #newhavenprimaryschool #bassvalleyprimaryschool #corinella #newhaven #wonthaggi #dalyston #schoolprogram #phillipisland
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The Bass Coast Kids as Catalysts are in the press! 

In the Phillip Island & San Remo Advertiser 3rd November edition in an article titled “Our kids are changing the world”. And we concur. 

If you want to learn more about the Kids as Catalysts program, visit our website.

Happy reading!

#kidsthrive #kidsascatalysts 

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#kidsascatalystsprogram #kidsleadingcreativechange #basscoast #gippsland #basscoastcommunityfoundation #artsorganisation #powlettriverprimaryschool #newhavenprimaryschool #bassvalleyprimaryschool #corinella #newhaven #wonthaggi #dalyston #schoolprogram #phillipislandImage attachment
Mon Nov 14th, 2022

The Bass Coast Kids as Catalysts’ Community Action Partners!

The CAPs are the local Community Organisations the students chose to work with in order to change their community for the better.

The Community Action Partners co-designed a Community Actions with the students and accompanied them all the way to the Showcase Expo.

Fruitful relationship have been created in between the community organisations, and the students and their schools.

And we have already heard that new projects were considered for next year! We can’t wait to see what they’ll keep doing all together.

We would like to thank them all heartily for their involvement in Kids as Catalysts:
Wonthaggi & District Historical Society, West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority, Interchange Gippsland, Free 3D Hands, Gippsland Centre against Sexual Assault, Western Port Biosphere, Phillip Island Nature Parks, Phillip island Landcare group, Phillip Island Club, Bass Coast Shire Council, Fishcare Victoria Inc., Corinella Foreshore Reserve Inc. Committee of Management, UpBeat Creative Arts Therapy, and Bass Coast Landcare Network

Are you a Community Organisation in the Bass Coast region? Would you like to work with grade 6 community leaders? Get in touch! We would love to hear from you!
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Fri Nov 11th, 2022

How I saw myself before vs how I see myself now.

It’s time to evaluate. A moment when the Kids as Catalysts get to measure the journey they have been on. A moment when we get to witness the profound change the program had on the students.

We heard them say “I didn’t think I could talk to a stranger on the phone”, “I didn’t know I could talk in front of a huge audience”, or “I feel like I can change the world”.

If you are interested in reading about the impact of Kids as Catalysts on grade 5/6 students, read our past years reports and evaluations on our website. Or get in touch! We’d love to start a conversation.

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How I saw myself before vs how I see myself now.

It’s time to evaluate. A moment when the Kids as Catalysts get to measure the journey they have been on. A moment when we get to witness the profound change the program had on the students. 

We heard them say “I didn’t think I could talk to a stranger on the phone”, “I didn’t know I could talk in front of a huge audience”, or “I feel like I can change the world”. 

If you are interested in reading about the impact of Kids as Catalysts on grade 5/6 students, read our past years reports and evaluations on our website. Or get in touch! We’d love to start a conversation. 

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Such powerful change in such a short time! Kids are amazing. And so is the Kids Thrive team.

This is such a moving moment when you see the change in how a student sees themselves Absolutely life changing in some students 👏 👏

Always a moving time. We’ve seen this change in hundreds and hundreds of kids - but their drawings and reflections hit me in the heart every time

Wed Nov 9th, 2022

When you come to a class to workshop Thank You letters and the students had already written one for you!😭🥰#proudmoment

The last step of Kids as Catalysts is about showing gratitude and celebrate or “Gratitudinate”, a term coined by Kids as Catalysts alumni from Heidelberg.

The Bass Coast Kids as Catalysts cohort 2022 from 3 participating schools have showed us they already knew what it meant.

Lizzy & Iris, our creative facilitators, and Jenny, program coordinator, may or may not have cried😉

It is our turn to show gratitude. We would to thank all heartily:
🏫the schools and principals: Sharon King at Bass Valley Primary School, Sharyne Munday at Newhaven Primary School and Wendy Nicol at Powlett River Primary School at Dalyston
🧑‍🏫the teachers and teachers aides: Jess, Fergus and Kylie, Emma, Michelle and Andrea, Wendy and Lucy.
🧑‍🎓and of course, the 85 students who graduated as Kids as Catalysts AKA leaders for positive change in their community. Seeing you all grow throughout this journey was truly a privilege.

We wish you a fabulous end of the year. And we look forward to being back in schools next year!

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What a moment to remember and what an incredible privilege to get to know the students and teachers, and to see the amazing outcomes. And yes, many tears of pride and happiness Congratulations to everyone 👏👏💕😁

Lovely yes we had the school at Wonthaggi Bowls I loved helping them at the game hope they enjoyed

So precious. Well done team Powlett River Primary School at Dalyston!

Such a beautiful moment!🙏❤️

Mon Nov 7th, 2022

The Bass Coast Kids as Catalysts program would not be what is it without our supporters

A particular heartfelt thank you to Bass for their tremendous support, and ongoing commitment for the Kids as Catalysts program in Bass Coast.

And Westernport for their contribution of water bottles for all the Kids as Catalysts, Teachers and Kids Thrive staff.

If you are interested in running the Kids as Catalysts program in your school, get in touch via our socials or website. We would love to start a conversation.

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#kidsthrive #kidsascatalystsprogram #kidsascatalysts #schoolprogram #basscoastcommunityfoundation #phillipisland #kidsleadingcreativechange #powlettriverprimaryschool #newhavenprimaryschool #wonthaggi #newhaven #southgippsland #basscoast #gippsland #bassvalleyprimaryschool #corinella
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The Bass Coast Kids as Catalysts program would not be what is it without our supporters

A particular heartfelt thank you to Bass Coast Community Foundation for their tremendous support, and ongoing commitment for the Kids as Catalysts program in Bass Coast.

And Westernport Water for their contribution of water bottles for all the Kids as Catalysts, Teachers and Kids Thrive staff. 

If you are interested in running the Kids as Catalysts program in your school, get in touch via our socials or website. We would love to start a conversation.

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#kidsthrive #kidsascatalystsprogram #kidsascatalysts #schoolprogram #basscoastcommunityfoundation #phillipisland #kidsleadingcreativechange #powlettriverprimaryschool #newhavenprimaryschool #wonthaggi #newhaven #southgippsland #basscoast #gippsland #bassvalleyprimaryschool #corinellaImage attachment
Fri Nov 4th, 2022

Thank you for sharing Wonthaggi & District Historical Society! Irene was an incredible Community Action Partner. She let the students lead all the way and designed a fabulous Community Action with them.

The Kids as Catalysts program was the opportunity for Powlett River Primary School at Dalyston to develop a durable relationship with the Historical Society.

We cannot wait to see what the future has in stall for the Kids as Catalysts Weird Flu Team.
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Thank you Kids Thrive for giving the Society the opportunity to be part of this incredible Kids as Catalysts program 👏

Thu Nov 3rd, 2022

The photos from the Bass Coast Kids as Catalysts are in!

What a memorable event and what a turn out! 85 students from 3 primary schools, 15 Community Action Partners from community organisations, and over 120 community members.

The students from Bass Valley Primary School, Newhaven Primary School and Powlett River Primary School first showcased their Community Actions with a slideshow, and then had a chat with their audience at their Expo tables where people could ask their numerous curious questions.

The Kids as Catalysts proved themselves leaders in their community. They ignited change and inspired people to get involved. We could not be prouder.

If you are interested in running the Kids as Catalysts program in your school, get in touch via our website! We would love to start a conversation.

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Thu Nov 3rd, 2022

The photos from the Bass Coast Kids as Catalysts are in!

What a memorable event and what a turn out! 85 students from 3 primary schools, 15 Community Action Partners from community organisations, and over 120 community members.

The students from Bass, Newhaven and Powlett first showcased their Community Actions with a slideshow, and then had a chat with their audience at their Expo tables where people could ask their numerous curious questions.

The Kids as Catalysts proved themselves leaders in their community. They ignited change and inspired people to get involved. We could not be prouder.

If you are interested in running the Kids as Catalysts program in your school, get in touch via our website! We would love to start a conversation.

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#kidsthrive #kidsascatalysts #kidsascatalystsprogram #schoolprogram #basscoastcommunityfoundation #kidsleadingcreativechange #powlettriverprimaryschool #newhavenprimaryschool #wonthaggi #newhaven #powlettriver #southgippsland #basscoast #gippsland #bassvalleyprimaryschool
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Wow! Looks like everyone's buzzing!

Thu Nov 3rd, 2022

The photos from the Bass Coast Kids as Catalysts Showcase Expo 2022 are in!

What a memorable event and an amazing turn out: 85 students, 15 community action partners from community organisations, and over 120 community members.

The students from Bass, Newhaven and Powlett first showcased their community actions with a slide show, and then made an expo table with a poster to give an opportunity to their audience to come for a chat and ask their numerous curious questions.

We heard so many positive comments! The Kids as Catalysts cohort proved themselves leaders in their community, ignited change and inspired people to get involved. We could not be prouder.

The Bass Coast Kids as Catalysts program will be back in 2023 to inspire more kids to lead creative change.

If you are interested to run Kids as Catalysts in your school, get in touch via our website! We would love to start a conversation.

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Kids that couldn't speak in a group now can stand up in the village square, hold a microphone and let their experiences be heard. Children of today!Community of today! Leaders of today!

What a wonderful experience to see these absolutely amazing students showcase their brilliant community actions. Our local community has benefitted in so many ways from these amazing projects. 👏🏻👏🏻

Wed Nov 2nd, 2022

We are hiring!

Do you want to be involved in creative social change?

We are seeking an Office Administrator

Flexible part-time working from home options with regular in person team meetings in North Melbourne and occasional regional travel

Is this you? Or someone you know? Please share the love!

Find out more here: www.kidsthrive.org.au/we-are-hiring/admin/

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We are hiring! 

Do you want to be involved in creative social change?

We are seeking an Office Administrator

Flexible part-time working from home options with regular in person team meetings in North Melbourne and occasional regional travel

Is this you? Or someone you know? Please share the love!

Find out more here: https://www.kidsthrive.org.au/we-are-hiring/admin/

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#kidsthrive #wearehiring #artsorganisation #officeadmin #officeadministration
Fri Oct 28th, 2022

28 October: It’s World Teacher’s Day!

We would like to acknowledge the tremendous work teachers do. Working in schools, we witness, year after year, their passion, dedication and hard work.

Again this year, during the Kids as Catalysts program, we met exceptional professionals in Bass Valley Primary School, Newhaven Primary School and Powlett River Primary School at Dalyston

Especially after 2 extra hard years, when they couldn’t be celebrated, we encourage you to let them know how important they are.

Dear teachers, from the bottom of our heart, we see you and we thank you.

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Top effort from all the teachers and principals

Brilliant souls

Amazing people!

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