Children’s Week Events in the NT

THEME:
Based on Article 17 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

“Children have the right to reliable information from the media”

NAPCAN also believes that:

“Children have the right to be represented in a respectful way in the media”

NAPCAN has developed the Children’s Voices Project which can be downloaded here on our website. It provides a means of asking children what they like and would like to change in their Community. This kit provides a way to hear the voices of children and enable them to participate in meaningful decisions about their physical and social environment.

NAPCAN is also encouraging adults in the NT to consider the following questions and to talk about them with young people:

  • How are children and young people represented in the media?
  • What messages do children and young people see and see about themselves through the media?
  • How can children and young people get their voices heard in the media?
  • How can we promote children’s rights in the media?


EVENTS:

DARWIN EVENTS 2016

NT Launch of Children’s Week 2016
Friday 21 October 3:30 – 5:30pm
A panel of media and youth advocates will be questioned by young people from Create Foundation, about how children and young people are portrayed in the media. Junior Police Rangers will be hosting the event in partnership with NAPCAN.  Upai Purri – a local Torres Strait Islander Youth Dance Troupe, will entertain and delight the audience. ALL WELCOME
Salvation Army Hall, cnr Lee Point Road and Yanyula Drive, Anula
RSVP/Contact: meron.looney@napcan.org.au or ring Lesley on 0409 099 581

City of Darwin Children’s Art Exhibition
Official Opening:  22 October 9:30 – 11:30am
Saturday 22 October – Friday 28 November 2016 weekdays 8:30am – 5:00pm
The exhibition provides an opportunity for local children to showcase their artistic abilities and creative pursuits.
Council Community Art Space, Civic Centre, Harry Chan Ave Darwin
Contact: 89300561 or t.sellars@darwin.nt.gov.au

Darwin Free Family Fun Morning for children birth to five years and their families
Wednesday 26 October 9:00 – 12:00 noon
Art & craft activities, Fun Bus, jumping castle, petting zoo, story-time, magic show with Hyper the clown, disco with Kevin, free give away and morning tea.
Jingili Water Gardens
Freshwater Road, Jingili
For more information: 89300561 or t.sellars@darwin.nt.gov.au

Our Time to Shine – Daly River students Art Exhibition
28 October – Opening Night 5:00 – 7:00pm
Exhibition open from 28 October to 11 November
An exhibition of works by students from St Francis Xavier School, Daly River.
Celebrating talent in Children’s Week. Proceeds from sale go to Xavier School.
Contact: Andrea Wicking, Event Director 0428 872 367 or saltyplumevents@gmail.com

Darwin Free Family Fun Afternoon for children birth to twelve years and their families
Saturday 29 October 3:00 – 6:00pm
This very popular annual family event at Darwin Waterfront with waterslide, art and craft activities, Fun in the Parks, storytelling, glitter tattoos, balloon twisting entertainment and lots more.
Darwin Waterfront, Kitchener Drive
Contact: 89 200 600 or yonique.woodford@daycaredarwin.com.au

 

PALMERSTON EVENTS 2016

Palmerston Children’s Week Party for children birth to five years and their families
Tuesday 25 October 9:00 – 11:00am
ALL FAMILIES WELCOME to enjoy the face painting, Jumping Castle, Blooming Tunes, animal encounters, story-time, muffin and fruit for the kids. Loads of fun things to do for all ages. Coffee available for purchase.
Palmerston Recreation Centre YMCA, The Boulevard, Palmerston
Contact: 89359922 or palmerston@palmerston.nt.gov.au

Successful Solids by OT for Kids NT
Saturday 22 October 10:00 – 11:00am
Parent workshop with information on development of eating skills, first foods and practical tools for successful start to solids.
OT for Kids NT
5/6 Woodlake Blvd, Durack
Tickets $25.00, available at successfulsolidsoct2016.eventbrite.com.au

 

BATCHELOR EVENTS 2016

Batchelor Oval National Children’s Week Celebration
Tuesday 25th October 9:30 – 12:00noon
Free fun activities with Smile-A-Mile Fun Bus & Toy Library, Territory Wildlife Park and Early Childhood Australia – badge making, face painting, reptiles, instamatic photos and lots more.
Batchelor Oval
EVERYONE WELCOME
Contact: 8983 2009 or toys@smileamile.org.au

 

HUMPTY DOO EVENTS 2016

Smile-A-Mile Humpty Doo Children’s Week Celebration
Thursday 27th October
Children’s Week “FARMYARD”.
Join with families from the rural area in huge amounts of fun. Enjoy the Petting Zoo, Jumping Castle, Instamatic Photos, Hobby Horse rides, face painting, jumping castle, free sausage sizzle and loads and loads of fun stuff for everyone.
Humpty Doo Village Green.
85 Challoner Circuit, Humpty Doo
Contact: Jacinta on 8983 2009 or toys@smileamile.org.au

 

ALICE SPRINGS EVENTS 2016

Wet and Wild Family Fun Day
Saturday 22nd October 2:00 – 5:00pm
Come ready to get wet and colourful. There will be plenty of fun activities for the whole family, including a Family Colour Run, the NT Fire & Rescue Slippery slide, Sandcastle Competition, Face Painting, Art, Make Your Own Boat, and a Free BBQ!
Snow Kenna Park
EVERYONE WELCOME
Contact: Communities for Children on 8951 8002

Alice Springs Children’s Week Art and Photography Exhibition
Monday 24th October Exhibition Launch 4:00 – 6:00pm
Alice Springs Library
Showcasing the skills and talents of Alice Springs children.
For more information: 8951 8012 

Alice Springs Gala Dinner celebrating National Children’s Week
Friday 4th November 6:30 – 9:30pm
To celebrate Children’s Week, we are fortunate to have two guest speakers, Ms Megan Mitchell, National Children’s Commissioner and Hon Dale Wakefield Minister for Territory Families to talk about the rights of children.
Earth Sanctuary, Colonel Rose Drive, Alice Springs
Tickets: $68.00. Complimentary sparkling wine on entry. Traditional damper, gourmet BBQ buffet and sticky date pudding.
To register: Elizabeth Flynn 8951 8002
Book online: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/childrens-week-gala-dinner-tickets-28595960287

YULARA EVENTS 2016

Yulara Hears the Voices of Children
Wednesday 26th October 11:00 – 9:00am 
Local children, Playgroup mums and bubs, local children and families are all welcome to participate in the Children’s Voices project asking children to draw or write what they like about their Community and what they’d like to change.
Town Square

Lesley Taylor
NT Manager, NAPCAN
0409 099 581 lesley.taylor@napcan.org.au

 

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