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Children's Week 2015

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by Jenny Rossiter (subscribe)
Writer, photographer, educator, explorer of places new, with a passion for adding fun back into life.
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Fun Activities for Families
Children's Week in South Australia is Friday 23rd October to Sunday 1st November. Why not mark this celebration by having fun with the small people in your life? Show them how much they are valued by their family and connect them to the big picture of how children are valued by their community and country.

Children's Week
Art Work Children's Week Association of South Australia Inc


2015 is the 25th Anniversary of Australia signing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. This year's theme is: 'Children's Rights are Human Rights'.

Throughout this nearly two weeks of activity, thousands of children will have the chance to celebrate their own achievements, display their talents and just have good fun.
Here is a selection of public events for children and families:

Friday 23rd October
Playgroup at the Zoo
African Soul Drumming Workshop and more, for children 0-6 years.
Playgroup at the Zoo, African Soul Drumming

Venue: Adelaide Zoo, Frome Road
Time: 10.00am to 2.00pm
Contact: 8344 2722
Details: Playgroup SA

"Magic Happens"
Family Magic Show with Merlin the Magician
Venue: Seaford Community Centre, Beechwood Grove, Seaford
Time: 6.00pm 7.00pm
Contact: 8386 3319

Adelaide Kids' Film Festival

Friday 23 - 31 October
Adelaide Kids Film Festival
Venue: Various Metropolitan and Country locations
Contact: 8276 6311 or www.akff.com.au
Program: Adelaide Kids' Film Festival

Church, prayer, HCUC, children
Photograph by JA Rossiter


Friday 23 October 30 November
"What makes me Happy"
Photo Exhibition from children on the West Coast
Venue: Adelaide Airport Gates 12 & 13
Contact: 84268507 (Glenys Perri)

Sunday 25 October
Children's Sunday
Children play an important role in our communities and in our Churches. Churches throughout the State will observe Children's Week with prayers for children of the world.

Popeye
Photograph Popeye and Paddle Boats on the Torrens River


Girl Guides SA Mini Amazing Race
Travel on Popeye to the Botanic Gardens for an Amazing Race.
Venue: Meet at Elder Park
Time: 1.00pm to 4.00pm
Contact: Girl Guides SA, 8418 0900

Wednesday 28 October
Kindy in the Park
Kindergartens and Child Care Centres will set up activities in Civic Park to promote preschool and early childhood education, concluding with entertainment.
Venue: Civic Park Modbury
Time: 9.30am to 12.30 pm

World Teachers' Day


Friday 30 October
World Teachers Day
Recognise the important contribution teachers make.
Thank a teacher today!
Details: Australian Education Union SA Branch

Save the Children Musical Extravaganza
Performances from various schools.
Venue: Highgate Primary School, Highgate

Saturday 31 October
Ethnic Schools' Children's Day
Parade followed by a concert.
Venues: Hindmarsh Square and Victoria Square
Time: Parade 10:30am; Concert 11.30am

View the full city and country program for Children's Week. SA Children's Week have even more suggestions for fun family activities.

His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) sums up the importance of valuing our children in his Children's Week Message. 'Children are so precious to all of us. They represent our future and they have the enthusiasm and potential to change our world and make it a better place. Our great responsibility is to celebrate them for who they are and appreciate them for what they can be. We must do everything we can to ensure children in our society are safe and happy and have every opportunity to fulfill their own dreams and aspirations, this can only happen if we protect and promote their human rights.'
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Why? Create a childhood of fun times and happy memories
When: Friday 23rd of October - Sunday 1st November
Phone: 0438 025 400 (Jennie Hammet)
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