July 7 - 20, 2019: Issue 412
Are You A Young Person With A Great Business Or Community Idea?
Spark can help you make it happen! Share the Spark Inc. is hosting a business pitch event, similar to the TV show Shark Tank. In this event young people will present their ideas in front of an expert panel to win financial backing and professional business assistance.
Spark Tank contestants are segmented in two age brackets, roughly one for 8-16 year olds and one for 17-24 year olds. Contestants work in teams, with at least one of those people in the team going through (or recently gone through) a ‘hard time’. They enter submissions outlining their idea to Share the Spark (submissions open on the website mid-July). Submissions will be evaluated on merit, uniqueness, community involvement etc. and winners will be selected by the Spark Tank Panellists to participate in the actual Spark Tank event in front of a live audience.
The winners for each pitch will receive a 10-week mentorship with an expert to progress their ideas. Hundreds, or even thousands of dollars of funding, will be offered to winning participants.
Make your pitch at our Spark Tank event on September 12th in Newport and earn investment dollars and expert business coaching advice!
Enquire now to get the event application emailed to you as soon as it is released. For more information on our Spark Tank Event, visit our website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peppa Pig's Having Great Fun at the Carnival!
No More Noisy Nights read by Tony Hale
2019 Hilarie Lindsay Young Writers Short Story Competition
- The entry fee is $3.00 (please note that entries that do not include the fee will be disqualified)
- Entries should be typed on A4 paper, double spaced in 12pt font.
- The student’s name should NOT appear on the entry.
- Entries should be made via this online entry form where possible
- Should an online submission not be available students may request an entry form from email@example.com. In that case, send entry by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, which must contain the entry as a MS Word attachment, a scanned copy of the entry form, and the Direct Deposit receipt number. Alternatively, posted entries will be accepted and should be mailed to the address on the entry form, and be accompanied by a cheque or postal order made out to The Fellowship of Australian Writers NSW.
- The details for direct Deposit are as follows:
- BSB: 082-936 Account No. 172389833 Account Name Fellowship of Australian Writers.
- Please use the competitor’s name and the competition as the payment details (ie J Doe Hilarie Lindsay), and attach a copy of the payment receipt to the entry form.
- Entries must be student’s own work, unpublished and not having won any competition at time of entry.
Mona Vale Mountain Cub
Find out more about all the fun you can have at Mona Vale Mountain Cub Scouts Profile –
our Profile pages aren’t just about those who can tell you about Pittwater before you were born, they’re also about great clubs and activities that you too can get involved in!
LEGO AT THE LIBRARY
Local children will have the chance to join a club specialising in one of the most enduring playthings of childhood. Mona Vale Library runs a Lego club on the first Sunday of each month from 2pm to 4pm. The club is open to children aged between seven and twelve years of age, with younger children welcome with parental supervision. If you are interested in attending a Lego at the Library session contact the library on 9970 1622 or book in person at the library, 1 Park Street, Mona Vale.
Children's Storytime at Mona Vale Library: Mona Vale Library offers storytime for pre-school children every week during school terms. Children and their carers come and participate in a fun sing-a-long with our story teller as well as listen to several stories in each session, followed by some craft. Storytime is held in the Pelican Room of the library in front of the service desk. Storytime is free and no bookings are required. Storytime Sessions: Tuesdays 10.00am - 11.00am - Wednesdays 10.00am - 11.00am - Thursdays 10.00am - 11.00am
The secret language of trees
July 2nd, 2019: by TedX-Ed
Learn how trees are able to communicate with each other through a vast root system and symbiotic fungi, called mycorrhizae. Most of the forest lives in the shadow of the giants that make up the highest canopy. These are the oldest trees, with hundreds of children and grandchildren. They check in with their neighbors, share food, supplies and wisdom gained over their lives, all while rooted in place. How do they do this?
Camille Defrenne and Suzanne Simard explore the vast root system and intricate communication of trees.
Discover The Enjoyment Of Sailing On Pittwater With Avalon Sailing Club
Be Wild – Enter The 2019 Young Writers’ Competition
The challenge is on. Who will be the winners of this year’s Northern Beaches Young Writers’ Competition?
The theme for 2019 is ‘wild’, so think wild adventures, wild animals or even wild child. Entries must be an original story based around the word ‘wild’.
Now in its tenth year, entry to the competition is open to students up to and including those in Year 12 and entrants must live or go to school on the Northern Beaches and be members of the library.
The best entries will be published in an eBook to be included in the collections of Northern Beaches Council Library and the National Library of Australia. There will also be a special awards ceremony to be held at Dee Why Council Chambers in September.
In each age category, there are awards for the winner and runner up as well as encouragement and highly commended awards.
Mayor Michael Regan urged all budding young authors to enter the competition.
“In 2018, we received nearly 600 entries with winning entries coming from students at Harbord Public, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Kambora Public and Pittwater High to name a few.
“You never know; it might be the beginning of the next Harry Potter-like blockbuster. The standard of entries keeps getting higher every year.”
Entry forms with competition details are available on Council’s Library website and in branches of libraries across the Northern Beaches.
Entries open Wednesday 19 June and close Wednesday 7 August.
The Steam Team: Marion And The Pipe
Day Out With Thomas
- Meet Thomas – climb into the driver's cab and toot his whistle
- Meet Henry the green engine and visit his driver's cab
- Ride Toby the Railmotor from Sodor Station up to the Roundhouse
- Meet the Fat Controller alongside Thomas
- Unlimited mini-train rides
- Unlimited jumping castle rides – 3 castles to cater for different age groups
- Face painting
- Visit the Imagination Station – children can enter the colouring competition, play some Thomas games and listen to our Storyteller read Thomas stories.