Alithia Mentors 2019-2020

After extensive interviews with amazing mentors from across the East Coast, we are delighted to introduce the following facilitators that will launch Alithia’s Full Program as of July 2019. Friday is known as our “workshop day” which is more flexible with mentors. Every day will include two Alithia Co-Educators working along-side these coordinators in a…

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Alithia’s $60,000 Success

Charity on the Mid North Coast secures $60,000 grant.   Alithia has been awarded a $60,000 grant from FRRR (Funding for Rural and Regional Renewal).   This competitive round was open to all rural drought effected areas across Australia to help communities access the resources they need to support one another through tough times.   …

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Alithia’s Day Program

The Young Innovators Hub began offering a full-day program on a weekly basis.    Philosophy of the day-program linked to research: The hub recognises that accelerated learning and innovation both require a certain emotional state.   “From neuroscience, we understand that emotions are integral to neural networks responsible for learning (Immordino-Yang & Damasio, 2007). Joy,…

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Position Vacant at Alithia

Mentor, Facilitator or Educator for Young Innovators Hub in Valla.   Alithia is looking for people who think outside the box!   We are currently seeking expressions of interest for a facilitator/educator/mentor to deliver workshops at Alithia.  The appointment will be by a 12-month contract for 2-3 days a week.   Contract period: July 2019-…

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Alithia Campout 2 – Reconnect

This years Alithia campout weekend was held at the Illaroo Campground Area in Yuraygir National Park. Participants reviewed the weekend as an ‘amazing and nurturing time’ with positive responses all around and ‘the children feeling very fulfilled from their experiences’.     The aim of the camping weekend was for families to come together, relax…

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Alithia Community Festival Fundraiser March 2019

The first Alithia Community Festival in Valla on Sunday 10th March was a great success.     Alithia volunteers from Upside Down Fitness, Sound Spirit Yoga, Wearable Art Workshops, Valla Permaculture Farm and Phillida’s Tesselates created a number of free workshop zones and chill out areas.   Photography by Melissa Seelenmeyer and Cindy Gabert.   Photography…

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February Update from the Hub

The Friday drop-off program is running at a temporary location for Term 1 and Term2 (Valla Hall). The donated Alithia site (where the August event was held) is on private property and requires over $40k to turn it into a “community facility” (a site that can be accessed regularly by the families). This cost is…

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When Children Instigate Projects: Raft Building

The kids asked to make a raft. With a bit of planning, Nic from the Valla Permaculture Farm jumped on board to help the kids engineer a raft of their own. Over the weeks leading up, there was some interesting discussion around what materials would floats and how much body weight would sink a particular…

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When Children Instigate Projects: Raft Building

The kids asked to make a raft. With a bit of planning, Nic from the Valla Permaculture Farm jumped on board to help the kids engineer a raft of their own. Over the weeks leading up, there was some interesting discussion around what materials would floats and how much body weight would sink a particular…

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Music, Learning and STEM via Play

Its amazing to see the rapid integration of knowledge that happens when children are learning with joy. There are many studies on this phenomenon, including neuro-sceinctific research that outline why this occurs, however it is still eye opening to witness it in action.     Fridays at Alithia begin with a workshop run by a…

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