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CIRCUS SCHOOL NEWS

Welcome Back!
It's week 5 at Spaghetti Circus.
The last day of Term 1 at Spaghetti Circus is Saturday, April 13
Easter, Anzac Day and World Circus Day all fall in the school holidays this year which means there won't be any interruption to circus classes! Our April school holiday program has been scheduled to run early this year so watch this space!
 

FROM THE FRONT DESK

Abby says hi and good luck! Abby has been called away for jury duty from this Wednesday April 6. She may be away from the desk over the next couple of weeks. Please be patient with us as we try to fill her shoes.

 

SPAGHETTI CIRCUS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING:
9am - 10am Tuesday March 19

We exist to use Circus to inspire, develop and sustain a community of STRONGFIDENT* people.
 
Did you know that Spaghetti Circus is OWNED by the community?
Did you know that Spaghetti is RUN by the community?
Do you know who our board members are?
Are you interested to know more?

Please come along if you are keen to hear more about Spaghetti.

*Strongfident (adj.) creative, empowered, confident, healthy & resilient


MINI ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING INFO SESSION:
5:55pm-6:15pm Tuesday March 19

  • Hear who our board is, what decisions they make, how money is spent?
  • What were our wins in 2018? What was hard? 
  • All at a time that parents can attend 
  • Announcement of 2018 Spaghetti Circus Youth Ambassadors 
 
When you purchase your Spaghetti Circus annual membership, both you and your child become an associate member of Spaghetti Circus. If you would like to become a full voting member please email spaghetticircus@gmail.com or see Abby for a nomination form. 

THANKS FOR DRIVING MORE SLOWLY

Thank you to parents and drivers for staying under the speed limit and keeping our kids safe!
The speed camera demonstrated 40% of cars are on or below the 10km limit.
We had one or two high readings on Friday and Saturday so please remind others to keep our kids safe.
Click to read the Showgrounds speeding policy

FLYING FRUIT FLY CIRCUS

Special Youth Circus Event

The Flying Fruit Fly Circus - Australia’s national youth circus - are coming to the Gold Coast and we’re invited to see them perform their latest smash-hit show ‘Junk’ set amongst a 1940’s rural junkyard on Saturday 30 March at 3pm. 
  • All Mighty classes and the Performance Troupe have a discounted ticket built into their term one fees plus the HOTA (Home of the Arts) will provide a big bus to get us all there.
  • We are part of a circus get-together after the show to meet the performers and other youth circuses from Byron to Brisbane. 
  • The bus will be leaving from Spaghetti Circus at 2pm NSW time and will arrive back at Spaghetti Circus at 8:15pm.
  • If you absolutely can’t make it, please contact Abby 6684 3038 to let her know and arrange a refund. 
  • The FFFC and their coaches will be at Spaghetti training in the week before the show for an extra chance to meet them. 
Do you want to buy additional tickets for family members or friends to come along and meet us there? 
Family and friends are welcome to meet us there and with the special code of ‘Alice’ can also access the discounted special offer ticket from the HOTA Box office.
Showing at HOME OF THE ARTS March 29, 30
See Junk at HOTA

YOUTH AMBASSADORS PROGRAM - 2019

We are searching for two enthusiastic young people from each of the following classes to nominate to be a Youth Ambassador in 2019:
  • Mighty Mini Girls
  • Mighty 2 Girls
  • Super Mighty Boys
  • Super Mighty Girls
  • Performance Troupe

What do we expect from our Youth Ambassadors?
  • Attend two short meetings a year – contribute ideas, feedback and things we need to know
  • Contribute to a fun environment
  • Attend shows and Spaghetti events
  • Be a role model for peers and pass on ideas from class mates

How can your child nominate?
  • You can nominate your friend, yourself, your child or someone in your class
  • Fill in the form from the front desk and return by 5pm 12th March
 
Aims of the youth Ambassadors program
  • To encourage genuine youth leadership and youth voices at Spaghetti Circus
  • Honest and transparent governance process engaging youth voices and opinions
  • Youth Artistic leadership program
  • Make and develop friendships across the stream
  • Give us feedback on shows and workshops for Mullum Circus Festival

CIRCUS BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Did you know that you can have your birthday party at Spaghetti Circus? Circus parties are an exciting way to show your friends why you love circus and a unique way to celebrate your special day. 

A circus party is tailored to the birthday child:
We offer age appropriate skills for big kids and teens, and shorter parties for younger children.

Bring a cake and a snack for after the workshop.

We encourage circus parties that are environmentally sustainable so please keep single-use waste to a minimum.

SPORTING SCHOOLS

Sporting Schools is an awesome government funded program which means that local schools can afford to invite Spaghetti Circus along to teach circus workshops. As part of the Sporting Schools program, Leonie has been teaching tumbling and circus skills to kids at local schools before driving back to Spaghetti to teach the Mighty 1 Girls and Mighty 2 Girls. Leonie is a dedicated pro-trainer and Corie is now also registered and available to coach the Spaghetti Circus Sporting Schools program! This term Spaghetti Circus has been to Crabbes Creek Public School in Crabbes Creek and Sathya Sai College in Murwillumbah. We're looking forward to more opportunities to take Spaghetti Circus on the road throughout 2019.

MIGHTY 2 GIRLS AND SUPER MIGHTIES TOURS

Save The Date:


The Mighty 2 Girls Intergenerational tour is booked! One of Spaghetti's most celebrated programs is happening again this year. The Mighty 2 Girls will again be taking time away from their regular school and training to wow audiences at preschools and aged-care facilities.
This year's Intergenerational Tour is Monday April 1- Friday April 5

Super Mighty Boys and Super Mighty Girls are also taking their performance skills on the road this year midway into term 2. 2018 was the inaugural Super Mighty schools tour and the first collaborative project between Super Mighty stream classes. It was an incredible experience for the Super Mighties who had a rare and challenging opportunity to perform to their peers at local primary schools.
This year's Super Mighty Schools Tour is Monday May 20 - Friday May 24

COACH IN THE SPOTLIGHT- LILYANA

Lilyana joined Spaghetti Circus' 5-7yo class when she was 5 years old. Years later and around the same time that she joined the Performance Troupe, she also became a junior assistant coach!

What is your favourite/most memorable moment at Spaghetti?
I loved performing at the Mullumbimby Music Festival with the Performance Troupe but my absolute favourite moment was participating in the Byron Shire Aged Care Tour in the Super Mighties class.

What do you love about coaching?
I love being able to teach and share all the skills that I learnt while being at Spaghetti Circus. It's fantastic to watch the kids grow confident and have the opportunity to express themselves in completely different ways.

Have the skills you learnt at Spaghetti helped you in other areas of your life?
Being at Spaghetti led me to become a very confident individual. I have also learnt helpful team working skills from always working with others. Overall I believe being a part of Spaghetti Circus helped shape who I am today.

TRAINER SKILL SHARE

Has your circus coach been teaching you some new games? Maybe you're working on some weird new aerial skills?

Early in term one, Spaghetti's Circus trainers got together for three hours of skill sharing. It was an exciting chance to share our expertise, discuss best practice and play games!

Petrina ran her renowned lesson on "games with a purpose", Christy walked us through some skills and progressions on silks and DJ's workshop was focused on safe spotting for students and coaches progressing towards back-handsprings and backsaults. We all went home with notebooks full of new ideas.

ADELAIDE JUGGLING CONVENTION

The Adelaide Juggling Convention is coming up in April (25th-28th) for 4 days of workshops, shows and games. Learn everything from juggling to unicycle, hula hoops to fire spinning. With workshops ranging from beginner to advanced skill levels in multiple disciplines, this convention is great for learning new skills or further developing talents.
Also at the AJC there will be the AJC Gala Pro Show, a Fire Show, the Renegade Show and the Circus Olympics!!
AJC 2019 – 25 – 28 April 2019, Goodwood Community Centre, Adelaide.
Find out more at www.adelaidejugglingconvention.com.au
Spaghetti Circus acknowledges the people of the Bundjalung Nation, traditional custodians of the land on which we live, love, work & play.
Spaghetti Circus is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.
Massive thanks to Lainie Anderson and family for your generous support of Spaghetti Circus again in 2018!
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