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Mon Dec 18th, 2023

Wishing our arts colleagues up around Cairns safety amidst the chaos of cyclones and floods. There is a reported risk to drinking water, 10,000 homes are without power and planes half immersed on the runway of Cairns Airport. Stay safe friends.

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Mon Oct 2nd, 2023

A child-led social change model, how does it work?

Kids Thrive is Victoria’s leading arts and community development organisation nurturing child-led social change. We partner artists with specialists in children’s education, health, welfare and social justice to create ground-breaking programs promoting child-led change, and cultivating positive celebrations of diversity in schools and other child-friendly locations.

Kids Thrive defines child-led change as:

💫Children taking a lead in identifying community strengths, and finding ways to increase those strengths through their own actions.

💫Children identifying community problems and finding solutions and actions they can take to address these problems – with or without the support of adults.

💫Children taking life-transforming ideas and skills back to their homes and communities, leading their adults by example into new ways of being in the world.

The Kids Thrive child-led social change model empowers children to be brave and creative.
It activates them to identify the change they want to see in their communities and puts the tools in their hands to help lead this change

Do you want to know more? Visit our website: www.kidsthrive.org.au or click on the link in bio

#kidsthrive #kidsleadingcreativechange #childled #socialchange #socialchangemakers
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A child-led social change model, how does it work? 

Kids Thrive is Victoria’s leading arts and community development organisation nurturing child-led social change. We partner artists with specialists in children’s education, health, welfare and social justice to create ground-breaking programs promoting child-led change, and cultivating positive celebrations of diversity in schools and other child-friendly locations.

Kids Thrive defines child-led change as:

💫Children taking a lead in identifying community strengths, and finding ways to increase those strengths through their own actions.

💫Children identifying community problems and finding solutions and actions they can take to address these problems – with or without the support of adults.

💫Children taking life-transforming ideas and skills back to their homes and communities, leading their adults by example into new ways of being in the world.

The Kids Thrive child-led social change model empowers children to be brave and creative.
It activates them to identify the change they want to see in their communities and puts the tools in their hands to help lead this change 

Do you want to know more? Visit our website: https://www.kidsthrive.org.au or click on the link in bio

#kidsthrive #kidsleadingcreativechange #childled #socialchange #socialchangemakers
Fri Sep 29th, 2023

Vision. Purpose. Values.

Vision.

Our vision is for all children to thrive and be empowered to lead creative community change.
We nourish connections between children and their local communities, develop children’s courage, creativity and capacity to drive positive change.

Purpose.

Our purpose is to foster positive outcomes for children and their communities. We do this by developing innovative arts and social justice programs in collaboration with specialists in children’s education, health, welfare and cultural diversity.

Values.

Child-led social change recognises that children are able to initiate and lead positive change for the benefit of all.

#kidsthrive #kidsleadingcreativechange
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Vision. Purpose. Values.

Vision.

Our vision is for all children to thrive and be empowered to lead creative community change.
We nourish connections between children and their local communities, develop children’s courage, creativity and capacity to drive positive change.

Purpose.

Our purpose is to foster positive outcomes for children and their communities. We do this by developing innovative arts and social justice programs in collaboration with specialists in children’s education, health, welfare and cultural diversity.

Values.

Child-led social change recognises that children are able to initiate and lead positive change for the benefit of all.

#kidsthrive #kidsleadingcreativechange
Sat Sep 23rd, 2023

A lesson in enthusiasm☺️

From workshop 2 to workshop 6, the same level of energy, commitment and creativity!💪

Well done team! We secretly wish we had a quarter of your energy😜

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A lesson in enthusiasm☺️

From workshop 2 to workshop 6, the same level of energy, commitment and creativity!💪

Well done team! We secretly wish we had a quarter of your energy😜

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Fri Sep 22nd, 2023

What is kinaesthetic learning?

from Greek kinein "to move" + aisthēsis "capacity for sensation", kinaesthetic learning refers to a style of teaching using movements and hands on activities.

What are the benefits?

Being performing artists, here at Kids Thrive, we have noticed time and time again the numerous benefits there are in integrating movements in learning practices.

When students learn through movement, games, and activities, they begin solving problems more creatively.

Movement prepares the brain for learning while simultaneously offering brain breaks during times of high stress towards academic performance.

Structured movement can also increase class cohesion while strengthening students' individual physical fitness.

Still unsure? Visit our website to read the reports on the benefits of our programs.

And sign up to our email list to be the first to know about Kids Thrive’s latest news.

#kidsthrive #kidsleadingcreativechange

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What is kinaesthetic learning? 

from Greek kinein to move + aisthēsis capacity for sensation, kinaesthetic learning refers to a style of teaching using movements  and hands on activities. 

What are the benefits?

Being performing artists, here at Kids Thrive, we have noticed time and time again the numerous benefits there are in integrating movements in learning practices.

When students learn through movement, games, and activities, they begin solving problems more creatively. 

Movement prepares the brain for learning while simultaneously offering brain breaks during times of high stress towards academic performance. 

Structured movement can also increase class cohesion while strengthening students individual physical fitness.

Still unsure? Visit our website to read the reports on the benefits of our programs.

And sign up to our email list to be the first to know about Kids Thrive’s latest news. 

#kidsthrive #kidsleadingcreativechange

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Tue Sep 19th, 2023

Coming soon! The Kids Thrive Hub

Imagine an online platform allowing you to access Kids Thrive programs with class plans, videos, and tutorials. How good is that?

Stay tuned for more info! Head to our website to subscribe to our email list to be the first to know about Kids Thrive latest news!

#kidsthrive #kidsleadingcreativechange

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#kidsascatalysts #primaryschoolteacher #kidsleadership #primaryschool #kidsleadingchange #primaryeducation #melbourne #schoolprogram #kidsascatalystsprogram #basscoast #kinaestheticlearning #registeredcharity #inverloch #phillipisland #newhaven #wonthaggi #gippsland #nonforprofitorganisations #school
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Coming soon! The Kids Thrive Hub

Imagine an online platform allowing you to access Kids Thrive programs with class plans, videos, and tutorials. How good is that? 

Stay tuned for more info! Head to our website to subscribe to our email list to be the first to know about Kids Thrive latest news! 

#kidsthrive #kidsleadingcreativechange

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#kidsascatalysts #primaryschoolteacher #kidsleadership #primaryschool #kidsleadingchange #primaryeducation #melbourne #schoolprogram #kidsascatalystsprogram #basscoast #kinaestheticlearning #registeredcharity #inverloch #phillipisland #newhaven #wonthaggi #gippsland #nonforprofitorganisations #school
Fri Sep 15th, 2023

Remember a conversation can change a life.

RU Ok Day is an opportunity to check in with others in your community and ask how they are doing. It is also a time to reflect within, and ask yourself, R U Ok?

Beyond the 14th of September each year, RU Ok is a question worth asking everyday!

For more info on how to engage in a RU OK conversation, visiRay

#kidsthrive #ruokday
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Remember a conversation can change a life. 

RU Ok Day is an opportunity to check in with others in your community and ask how they are doing. It is also a time to reflect within, and ask yourself, R U Ok?

Beyond the 14th of September each year, RU Ok is a question worth asking everyday!

For more info on how to engage in a RU OK conversation, visiR U OK?Dayay 

#kidsthrive #ruokday
Thu Sep 14th, 2023

What happens when kids are given the opportunity to lead a positive change in their local community?

The Kids as Catalysts program builds skills for life. Its aim?

✔️Builds children’s educational engagement.
✔️Delivers educational outcomes including literacy, numeracy and financial skills.
✔️Activates children as major contributors to, and creators of their community.
✔️Fosters children’s resilience, leadership, and entrepreneurship.
✔️Builds and embraces leadership opportunities for children in their schools and communities.
✔️Develops children’s passion for social justice, and capacity to drive community change.
✔️Strengthens connections between schools and communities.
✔️Develops children’s literacy, budgeting, and financial management skills.

Kids as Catalysts is linked to the Victorian school curriculum. Data evaluation shows incredible outcomes in several key learning areas and social domains.

Evidence that Kids as Catalysts:

☑️improved children’s personal, educational and social capacities
☑️increased children’s educational engagement, learning skills and community capacities
☑️built links between families, schools and community groups, and extended children’s safe community network
☑️Contributes significantly to building children’s resilience and educational engagement

Want to learn more about Kids as Catalysts? Head to our website! Or send us a message, we would love to start a conversation.

#kidsthrive #kidsascatalysts

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What happens when kids are given the opportunity to lead a positive change in their local community? 

The Kids as Catalysts program builds skills for life. Its aim? 

✔️Builds children’s educational engagement.
✔️Delivers educational outcomes including literacy, numeracy and financial skills.
✔️Activates children as major contributors to, and creators of their community.
✔️Fosters children’s resilience, leadership, and entrepreneurship.
✔️Builds and embraces leadership opportunities for children in their schools and communities.
✔️Develops children’s passion for social justice, and capacity to drive community change.
✔️Strengthens connections between schools and communities.
✔️Develops children’s literacy, budgeting, and financial management skills.

Kids as Catalysts is linked to the Victorian school curriculum. Data evaluation shows incredible outcomes in several key learning areas and social domains.

Evidence that Kids as Catalysts:

☑️improved children’s personal, educational and social capacities
☑️increased children’s educational engagement, learning skills and community capacities
☑️built links between families, schools and community groups, and extended children’s safe community network
☑️Contributes significantly to building children’s resilience and educational engagement

Want to learn more about Kids as Catalysts? Head to our website! Or send us a message, we would love to start a conversation.

#kidsthrive #kidsascatalysts 

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Fri Sep 8th, 2023

Words of Principals!

This is what the Kids as Catalysts program does!

Read more about it on our website: www.kidsthrive.org.au/kids-as-catalysts/ or link in bio!

If you are interested in running the Kids as Catalysts program in your school, don’t hesitate to contact us here or via email, we would love to start a conversation.

#kidsthrive #kidsascatalystsprogram

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Words of Principals! 

This is what the Kids as Catalysts program does!

Read more about it on our website: https://www.kidsthrive.org.au/kids-as-catalysts/ or link in bio!

If you are interested in running the Kids as Catalysts program in your school, don’t hesitate to contact us here or via email, we would love to start a conversation. 

#kidsthrive #kidsascatalystsprogram

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#kidsleadingcreativechange #nonforprofitorganisations #BassCoastCommunityFoundation #kidsascatalysts #kinaestheticlearning #registeredcharity #schoolprogram #kidsleadership #primaryschool #primaryeducation #primaryschoolteacher #melbourne #phillipisland #gippsland #inverloch #newhaven #wonthaggi  #school #Prin #schoolprincipal #schoolprincipals

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Teaching kids to lead, instead of follow. 😀

Thu Sep 7th, 2023

Teachers appreciation post👩‍🏫💛

When we are facilitating in schools, we are in awe of the teachers, and teacher’s aids. We thought they deserved a BIG thank you.

Thank you for your hard work, dedication, patience and passion, you are truly an inspiration.

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Wed Sep 6th, 2023

Words of Teachers!

This is what the Kids as Catalysts program does!

Read more about it on our website: www.kidsthrive.org.au/kids-as-catalysts/ or link in bio!

If you are interested in running the Kids as Catalysts program in your school, don’t hesitate to contact us here or via email, we would love to start a conversation.

#kidsthrive #kidsascatalystsprogram

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#kidsleadingcreativechange #nonforprofitorganisations #BassCoastCommunityFoundation #kidsascatalysts #kinaestheticlearning #registeredcharity #schoolprogram #kidsleadership #primaryschool #primaryeducation #primaryschoolteacher #melbourne #phillipisland #gippsland #inverloch #newhaven #wonthaggi
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Words of Teachers! 

This is what the Kids as Catalysts program does!

Read more about it on our website: https://www.kidsthrive.org.au/kids-as-catalysts/ or link in bio!

If you are interested in running the Kids as Catalysts program in your school, don’t hesitate to contact us here or via email, we would love to start a conversation. 

#kidsthrive #kidsascatalystsprogram

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#kidsleadingcreativechange #nonforprofitorganisations #BassCoastCommunityFoundation #kidsascatalysts #kinaestheticlearning #registeredcharity #schoolprogram #kidsleadership #primaryschool #primaryeducation #primaryschoolteacher #melbourne #phillipisland #gippsland #inverloch #newhaven #wonthaggi
Tue Sep 5th, 2023

The gorgeous photos of the Kids as Catalysts Showcase Expo by Angel Leggas 3 Fates Media

We reckon they translate the electric ambiance of this community celebration so well, don’t you think?

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What an incredible night. 👏👏👏

Wed Aug 30th, 2023

Wondering about the impact of the Kids as Catalysts program?

Read the Bass Coast Kids as Catalysts 2022 evaluation report and measure the outcome on students, schools and the broader community.

Read here: www.kidsthrive.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/BKiC-2022-FINAL-REPORT.pdf
Or link in bio!

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Wondering about the impact of the Kids as Catalysts program? 

Read the Bass Coast Kids as Catalysts 2022 evaluation report and measure the outcome on students, schools and the broader community. 

Read here: https://www.kidsthrive.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/BKiC-2022-FINAL-REPORT.pdf 
Or link in bio!

#kidsthrive #kidsascatalysts 

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#basscoast #basscoastcommunityfoundation #wonthaggi #newhaven #philipisland #corinella #dalyston #newhavenprimaryschool #bassvalleyprimaryschool #powlettriverprimaryschool #primaryschool #primaryschoolteacher #primaryschoolprogram
Fri Aug 25th, 2023

Evaluation time!

When we get to measure the how much students have grown through the Kids as Catalysts program.

Some draw, some write, some like to speak to us, but whatever medium they choose, it’s always powerful.

Read our evaluation reports on our website: www.kidsthrive.org.au/kids-as-catalysts/ or link in bio.

#kidsthrive #kidsascatalysts

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Evaluation time! 

When we get to measure the how much students have grown through the Kids as Catalysts program. 

Some draw, some write, some like to speak to us, but whatever medium they choose, it’s always powerful. 

Read our evaluation reports on our website: https://www.kidsthrive.org.au/kids-as-catalysts/ or link in bio. 

#kidsthrive #kidsascatalysts

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Wed Aug 23rd, 2023

One of our favourite student quote across the Kids as Catalysts program this year. Spot on!

Thanks Brodie from Wonthaggi for sharing your thoughts, in such articulate manner👌🏽

This is what Kids as Catalysts does! It provides a long term life learning experience with challenges and growth along the way.

Learn more about the Kids as Catalysts program on our website: www.kidsthrive.org.au/kids-as-catalysts/ or link in bio!

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One of our favourite student quote across the Kids as Catalysts program this year. Spot on! 

Thanks Brodie from Wonthaggi North Primary School for sharing your thoughts, in such articulate manner👌🏽

This is what Kids as Catalysts does! It provides a long term life learning experience with challenges and growth along the way. 

Learn more about the Kids as Catalysts program on our website: https://www.kidsthrive.org.au/kids-as-catalysts/ or link in bio! 

#kidsthrive #kidsascatalysts

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#kinaestheticlearning #kidsascatalystsprogram #kidsleadingcreativechange #BassCoastCommunityFoundation #wonthaggi #wonthagginorthprimaryschool #phillipisland #newhavenprimaryschool #powlettriverprimaryschool #bassvalleyprimaryschool #inverloch #gippsland #basscoast #melbourne #melbournenonforprofit

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Bee Pee Jane Barr ... love this!

Mon Aug 21st, 2023

Time for heartfelt goodbyes👋🥹

Our Kids as Catalysts team is finishing their contract with Kids Thrive.

What a ride! 3 programs for 200 students over 16 months.

A massive thank you to Jenny Churchill, Lizzy Rich, and Iris Gaillard. Farewell… until next time😘

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Time for heartfelt goodbyes👋🥹

Our Kids as Catalysts team is finishing their contract with Kids Thrive. 

What a ride! 3 programs for 200 students over 16 months.

A massive thank you to Jenny Churchill, Lizzy Rich, and Iris Gaillard. Farewell… until next time😘

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We couldn’t have done it without Jenny, Iris and Lizzy. What a team. We think you are fabulous. 💜💜💜

You amazing women. Well done. It’s been an absolute pleasure working with you along the journey

This amazing team has shepherded our Bass Coast kids to extraordinary personal, creative and social outcomes over the past 18 months.

Fri Aug 18th, 2023

The last ‘Philanthropy Dance’ of the Kids as Catalysts program 2023🥹

Although It bears a certain resemblance with the Macarena in the moves and music😅the song is about giving and receiving.

Traditionally, one of the students’ favourite rituals one they can own early on. So much so that it’s not uncommon that a group of students leads us in the dance, unprompted.

That’s exactly what they did this year at Dalyston Hall at the occasion of the Showcase Expo. It is such a proud moment for the Kids Thrive team when kids lead the way. This year we were extra proud👍

If you would like to learn more about the Kids as Catalysts program, head to our website!

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