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04
Nov

Grandparents Stay and Play 2022

The Essington School Pre-Transition and Transition classes held a grandparents stay and play session as we strongly believe it takes a village to raise a child. Grandparents play a fundamental role in the education of children through experience and language. We recognise the important role that grandparents play in the children’s lives and we wanted to host an opportunity to thank them for all that they do for the children.

The children took time out of their day to showcase their work and share their grandparents with their peers. By sharing their grandparents the children gave their peers an opportunity to interact and learn from grandparents from around the world. It was an opportunity to spread love and appreciation with our families.

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  • Rebecca Tooney
Past event
27
Oct

Neutral Junction School Grandparents Morning Tea 2022

Neutral Junction School is a small Indigenous remote school. Our students come from Tara Aboriginal Community and Patsys Camp. We delight in our grandparents guiding us in every aspect of our lives. All grandparents in community came to our Morning Tea on 27th October 2022. Our grandparents tell us stories about our connections to our land, take us hunting and show us around our country. They are an important part of the education of the students at Neutral Junction School. We treasure our time with the Grandparents as they are our life.

Neutral Junction School was the Grandest Grandparents Day Ever because the students hosted their grandparents, decorated the table, came on the school bus to collect the Grandparents. We had the best time ever. The tree in the group photo was only small when all the grandparents attended Neutral Junction School when they were young. Now it is a large important tree providing shade to the children at school.

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  • Ruth Rawnsley
01
Nov

I Love Grandie Photos 2022

Various
Across the Territory

All the wonderful images that we have collected in the second year of our 3-year Grandparents Day project featuring the I Love Grandie frame.

View our gallery here.

Thank you to all who participated in this lovely project of celebration, recognition and thanks.

Time: Various

Location

  • Across the Territory
Past event
30
Oct

Grandparents Day 2022 Katherine: Movie Special – DC League of Super Pets

10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Katherine Cinema 3, 20 First Street, Katherine

To celebrate Grandparents Day on Sunday 30 October, COTA NT has organised a super specially-priced screening of this fantastic kids’ movie, DC League of Super-Pets with our friends at Katherine Cinema 3.
Limited seats available!

Adults $5 – includes morning tea/coffee and biscuit
Children* (under 14) $2.50 – includes small drink and small popcorn

BOOKINGS CLOSED 30 October.

—————-About the film

Dwayne Johnson stars as the voice of Krypto the Super-Dog in Warner Bros. Pictures’ animated action adventure feature film “DC League of Super-Pets,” from director Jared Stern.

In “DC League of Super-Pets,” Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime in Metropolis side by side. When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a rag-tag shelter pack—Ace the hound, PB the potbellied pig, Merton the turtle and Chip the squirrel—to master their own newfound powers and help him rescue the Super Heroes.

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About our event

Nearly 80 grandies arrived on Sunday 30 October having booked at last minute. THanks to Katherine Cinema 3, who know their local audience, we kept bookings open until 15 minutes before the show started and saw a huge increase in bookings from 17 to 77 in 48 hours! All enjoyed popcorn, colouring sheets, biscuits, soft drinks and tea/coffee and of course the air-conditioned movie.

Thanks to Katherine Cinema 3 staff for their assistance, especially with ticketing advice, Katherine locals who helped to promote the film and came along to watch, and to NTG for sponsoring the event as part of COTA NT’s 3 year Grandparents Day project.

 

Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Past event
30
Oct

Grandparents Day 2022 Alice Springs: Movie Special – DC League of Super Pets

10.30am - 12.30pm
Alice Springs Cinema, 11 Todd Street, Alice Springs

Special movie screening in Alice Springs for Grandparents Day – for the young and young at heart!

To celebrate Grandparents Day on Sunday 30 October, COTA NT has organised a super specially-priced screening of this fantastic kids’ movie, DC League of Super-Pets with our friends at Alice Springs Cinema.
Limited seats available! Bookings close 28 October.

  • Adults $5 – includes morning tea/coffee and biscuit
  • Children* (under 14) $2.50 – includes small drink and small popcorn
  • Ticketing is through COTA NT only, not through the box office.

—————-About the film

Dwayne Johnson stars as the voice of Krypto the Super-Dog in Warner Bros. Pictures’ animated action adventure feature film “DC League of Super-Pets,” from director Jared Stern.

In “DC League of Super-Pets,” Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime in Metropolis side by side. When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a rag-tag shelter pack—Ace the hound, PB the potbellied pig, Merton the turtle and Chip the squirrel—to master their own newfound powers and help him rescue the Super Heroes.

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About our event

Nearly 70 grandies arrived on Sunday 30 October to pick up popcorn, colouring sheets, biscuits, soft drinks and tea/coffee to keep them sustained during this wonderful fun family movie.

“The film went really well and there were some very appreciative grandparents. The Cinema set up was really good too, the staff had made a photo wall for us as well.” Fran, COTA NT’s staff on the ground

Thanks to Alice Cinema staff for their assistance and to NTG for sponsoring the event.

Time: 10.30am - 12.30pm

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Past event
30
Oct

Grandparents Day 2022 Palmerston: Movie Special – DC League of Super Pets

10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Event Cinemas, Gateway Shopping Centre, 1 Roystonea Ave, Yarrawonga

Special movie screening in Palmerston for Grandparents Day – for the young and young at heart!

To celebrate Grandparents Day on Sunday 30 October, COTA NT has organised a super specially-priced screening of this fantastic kids’ movie, DC League of Super-Pets with our friends at Event Cinemas.
Limited seats available! Bookings close 28 October.

  • Adults $5 – includes morning tea/coffee and biscuit
  • Children* (under 14) $2.50 – includes small drink and small popcorn
  • Ticketing is through COTA NT only, not through the box office.
  • BOOK & PAY ONLINE HERE

—————-About the film

Dwayne Johnson stars as the voice of Krypto the Super-Dog in Warner Bros. Pictures’ animated action adventure feature film “DC League of Super-Pets,” from director Jared Stern.

In “DC League of Super-Pets,” Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime in Metropolis side by side. When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a rag-tag shelter pack—Ace the hound, PB the potbellied pig, Merton the turtle and Chip the squirrel—to master their own newfound powers and help him rescue the Super Heroes.

* Please note: Movie foyers in Palmerston and Darwin are set up for Hallowe-en and may scare younger children. Discretion is advised.

 

Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Past event
30
Oct

Grandparents Day 2022 Movie Morning: Special Screening – DC League of Super Pets

10:30 am - 12:30 pm
BCC Cinemas, 247 Trower Road, Casuarina

Special movie screening for Grandparents Day – for the young and young at heart!

To celebrate Grandparents Day on Sunday 30 October, COTA NT has organised a super specially-priced screening of this fantastic kids’ movie, DC League of Super-Pets with our friends at Event Cinemas.

Limited seats available! Bookings close 28 October.

  • Adults $5 – includes morning tea/coffee and biscuit
  • Children* (under 14) $2.50 – includes small drink and small popcorn
  • Ticketing is through COTA NT only, not through the box office.

—————-
About the film

Dwayne Johnson stars as the voice of Krypto the Super-Dog in Warner Bros. Pictures’ animated action adventure feature film “DC League of Super-Pets,” from director Jared Stern.

In “DC League of Super-Pets,” Krypto the Super-Dog and Superman are inseparable best friends, sharing the same superpowers and fighting crime in Metropolis side by side. When Superman and the rest of the Justice League are kidnapped, Krypto must convince a rag-tag shelter pack—Ace the hound, PB the potbellied pig, Merton the turtle and Chip the squirrel—to master their own newfound powers and help him rescue the Super Heroes.

* Please note: Movie foyers in Palmerston and Darwin are set up for Hallowe-en and may scare younger children. Discretion is advised.

—————-
About our event

Over 100 grandies arrived on Sunday 30 October to pick up popcorn, colouring sheets, biscuits, soft drinks and tea/coffee to keep them sustained during this wonderful fun family movie. Lots of giggles were heard from all corners. Thanks to BCC Cinemas staff and NTG for sponsoring the event. All feedback was positive!

 

Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Past event
29
Oct

Grandparents Story Time 2022

10:00 am - 10:30 am
17 Bradshaw Terrace, CASUARINA

Join us for a special Story Time as we celebrate grandparents in our community.
No need to book. See you there

Time: 10:00 am - 10:30 am

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Past event
28
Oct

Haileybury Rendall School High Tea 2022

At Haileybury Rendall School, Early Learning Centre, we pride ourselves on hosting family events and ensuring that the entire family is welcomed in our Centre and are able to spend quality time with the children and educators. The team planned and implemented a range of engaging activities for the event.

In 2021 Grandparents High Tea was attempted on two occasions but cancelled due to Covid issues. Therefore, the excitement was phenomenal from everyone that the event we had planned, for over 12 months would actually take place.

We were all incredibly fortunate to have many interstate and a couple of international visiting grandparents who could attend and really enjoy being centre of attention and spending a quality unrushed morning with their much-loved grandchildren and educators who spend every day with these precious children they are entrusted with.

The ELC had one room set up for high tea and the other room was a variety of activities including Storytime with the School Librarian, a pamper station for massages, cologne, nail polish, bead making, construction zones, colouring, board games and a dress up photo booth all while listening to background music from the 60’s 70’s and 80s. This provided opportunity for the grandparents to roam between the rooms eating, relaxing and participating in the range of activities on offer.

The Storytime featured books specifically about grandparents which made it extra special. A photo wall was created in the foyer featuring all of the children grandparents and was enjoyed by all who visited. We have so many beautiful photos to share, and three just doesn’t do the event justice.

 

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  • Michelle Shaw
Past event
03
Nov

Grandparents Near and Far 2022

This morning our day respite centre visited the Berrimah Goodstart Early Learning Centre for morning tea and activities with their students.

We visited the 3-4 year old class and our clients had an absolute hoot of a time. We have such a diverse range of clients in our centre who moved to Darwin from many different places. From Indonesia, to Scotland, to England or just interstate. Due to this being the case some unfortunately do not get to see their grandchildren, great grandchildren or even great great grandchildren, so we decided to head down to Berrimah for some fun.

The kids had such an amazing time sharing their morning tea with us, telling us stories, showing us their toys….. the list goes on. The kids enjoyed colouring in the grandparent colouring in sheets which now line the walls of our centre. It was amazing to see our clients faces fill with such energy and joy as they interacted with the kids. We finished the morning off by reading a book to the class before we departed with big hugs all round.

 

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  •   Jamie
Past event
28
Oct

Students vs Seniors – Grandparents Day 2022

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Taminmin Library on Taminmin College grounds, 70 Challoner Circuit, Humpty Doo

If you do not have grandchildren here in Darwin, or you are just interested in ageless friendships, feel free to join us at Taminmin Community Library for Students vs Seniors program. Taminmin College students join with community Seniors for fun, friendship and some friendly competition and laughter over games. This month’s game will win you points if you know your facts…. and even more points if you can convincingly make them up! This event is free to attend and morning tea is provided. For more information, or to book as a new attendee (for catering purposes) we welcome you to call our friendly library staff on 8988 1200.

 

Our Grandparents Day 2022 event enabled young adults and seniors to connect, communicate, share laughter, have fun and help each other. Young adults who previously had little contact with the older generation, quickly overcome any discomfort to join in the fun activity.
It was a very entertaining event that created a sense of belonging to a group as we played Balderdash-style game with a minimum of three seniors and three students in each group. The group had to come up with convincing wrong answers to the questions to win more points for their group. Seniors reminisced on actual history events when the questions relating to a particular date were asked, enlightening students about their knowledge of history but had to quickly shift the thinking to more creative answers to fool the other teams. Both students and seniors worked together to find the best answers for the group.
More importantly, the group of students that attended the event were from a special needs class. They all had limitations including some with communication and connection issues. Some students initially didn’t feel comfortable participating. Yet, by the end of the session, all students were seen enjoying themselves and fully participating in the game. Special needs students need safe environment to open up to have fun and this event clearly provided that opportunity for them to connect with others. The students saw the fun side of the grand friends and built connections. The seniors also felt a sense of connection and were encouraged to live a healthy and active lifestyle. It dispelled their sense of loneliness.

Both groups were able to feel valued and respected in their community, through participation, interactions and supporting each other towards a common goal.
The event was covered by Channel 9 News.

Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Past event
13
Aug

Best Grandmother Mother Moment Ever 2022

Cath Roberts met her grandmother for the first time in her life.

Cath is 48yrs and met her grandmother on the 14th of August 2022 when she was aged 92 (she is now now 93).

Delayed planes, many hours to get down south where she was. My heart was full of butterflies meeting her for the first time, this was one of the most indescribable moment of my life. My first photo of her and I. Seeing her and hearing her, my heart and time with my new found grandmother created the most amazing spark in me that I have ever ever known.

She was a Registered Nurse, Midwife, Child Health nurse, studied in tropical diseases and librarian. I am a Registered Nurse and Child Health nurse. We shared and reminisced about her incredible life as a nurse and my nursing career in Darwin.
She said to me before I left. “Cathy, believe in your self and don’t doubt yourself.”

Then she fell asleep, god bless her. I exhausted her and I left feeling sad, the connection we shared, her amazing sense of achievement and her character was breathtaking. The best grandmother mother moment ever and ever.

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  • Cath Roberts
Past event
01
Oct

I Love Grandie Photos 2021

65 Smith Street, Darwin

All the wonderful images that we have collected over the first year of our 3-year Grandparents Day project featuring the I Love Grandie frame unveiled.

View our gallery here.

Thank you to all who participated in this lovely project of celebration, recognition and thanks.

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  • 65 Smith Street,
    Darwin 0800
  • 0889411004
Past event
31
Oct

Grandparents Day 2021

01:30 pm - 03:30 pm
Batchelor Library, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, Batchelor

Hosted by Coomalie Community Government Council

Time: 01:30 pm - 03:30 pm

Location

  • Batchelor Library,
    Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education,
    Batchelor 0845

Organiser

  • Coomalie Community Government Council
Past event
30
Oct

Grandparents Day 2021

10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Adelaide River Library, Memorial Dr, Adelaide River

Hosted by Coomalie Community Government Council.

Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location

  • Adelaide River Library,
    Memorial Dr,
    Adelaide River 0846

Organiser

  • Coomalie Community Government Council
Past event
31
Oct

COTA NT’s Grandparents Day Celebration 2021

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
CDU Marrara Stadium, 235 Abala Road, Marrara

The most fun event of our year because we are celebrating with those who party best – grandies and their children!

Free entry | Refreshments | Free Family Portraits | Information | Entertainment | I Love Grandie Artwork Display | Fun & games | And more!*

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Past event
26
Jul

Grandparents Day “I Love Grandie” 2021 Competition

09:00 am
65 Smith Street, Darwin

The I Love Grandie competition is a wonderful opportunity for children to express their love, thanks and respect for their grandparents, grandie carers and older kin. Entries can be anything creative – a drawing, photograph, poem, colouring or story – or a mix of everything.
Digital media (photographs, Powerpoint slides, digital artwork) can be entered into the special Creativity Through Connectivity category and considered for a special prize from nbn. The work of 2 winners will be on displayed at Parliament House.

Competition opened on 26 July and is now scheduled to finish on Friday 15 October (extended from the original close date).

For details, visit our Competition page, ntgrandparentsday.org.au/competition

Time: 09:00 am

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Past event
26
Jul

NT Grandparents Day Launch 2021

09:30 am - 11:00 am
65 Smith Street, Darwin

Today at Spillett House, COTA NT launched the first ever Grandparents Day for the Northern Territory. This 3 year project is supported by the Northern Territory Government – Territory Families, nbn, Life Without Barriers and Netball NT.

Time: 09:30 am - 11:00 am

Location

  • 65 Smith Street,
    Darwin 0800
  • 0889411004

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