Sandton and Surrounds February 2021 Edition

Sandton and Surrounds February 2021 Edition

February 18, 2021 Uncategorized 0

It’s the month of love and for some, new beginnings as public school starts.

In our we have our usual offerings of services and extra murals in our community, please do consider making use of them and supporting small businesses.

ACROBRANCH is giving away a 20% DISCOUNT on their tickets, so be sure to read their advertorial for the promo code and online booking facility.

Don’t forget to watch to the end for the Valentine Facts for Kids – we even learned something.

Grab a cuppa and read on…..

Kumon Fourways – Week Free trial classes

As Parents we want to be able to provide the right tools for our children’s education. Kumon Fourways offers extra tutoring in English and Maths and for the month of February and March we offfering a week free trial for you child to try.

Contact Sophia on 083 877 8749 or kumonfourways@gmail.com to book your week free trial

Learn a new skill in 2021…..

At Stage Bright Piano Studios we welcome all ages as we recognise that it is never too late to start a new hobby, follow a passion or just have fun.

We offer individual lessons as well as keyboard group classes. We are bilingual and can offer lessons in afrikaans.

Why not learn a new skill in 2021 and enroll with us 🙂

Helen O’ Grady Drama School

The Helen O’Grady Drama Academy is the only organisation of its kind in Africa. It was originally founded in 1979 in Australia, when Helen O’Grady, a trained teacher, drama teacher and actress, hired a hall and commenced affordable after school drama classes for young people from 5-18 years of age.

Her aims provide a self-development drama programme encouraging:

  • Enthusiasm, energy and a positive approach to life
  • Ongoing confidence
  • Self esteem
  • Skill in verbal communication & collaboration
  • Effective social interaction
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Performance skills

Tim Hulse is the Director for Joburg North East and classeses are as follows:

Sandton – Monday 25th January – Field and Study Centre.
4-5pm for ages 5-11
5-6pm for ages 12-18

Boksburg – Tuesday 26th January – Trinity Church, Sunward Park
4-5pm for all ages

Adult class – Tuesday 26th January – Field and Study Centre
7-8pm for all ages 19 and above

ONLINE – Zoom
4-5pm for ages 5-11
5-6pm for ages 12-18

Brackenhurst – Friday 29th January – NG Church
4-5pm for ages 5-11
5-6pm for ages 12-18

Bedfordview – Saturday 30th January – Jeppe Quondam Centre
10-11am for ages 5-11
11-12pm for ages 12-18

We have kept the term fees the same as 2020:

1 Child = R850
2 Children = R1530 (10% discount)
3 Children = R2250 (12% discount)
4 Children = R2890 (15% discount)
5 Children = R3400 (5th goes free!)
ONLINE = R600 per child (40 minute class)
ADULTS = R1200 per student

Contact tim@helenogrady.co.za to enroll your child

Acrobranch Family Fun and it’s outdoors 🙂

Acrobranch Melrose or Huddle Park – the choice is yours. Read more to find out about each one and get your 20% DISCOUNT PROMO CODE:

Melrose (Johannesburg):

The first ever Acrobranch in South Africa is situated in the picturesque James and Ethel Gray Park in Melrose. Acrobranch is an exciting aerial adventure where zip lines, Tarzan swings, nets, bridges and other fun obstacles take children and adults from tree to tree. Come discover an original outdoor activity which tests your balance, strength and focus.

There are several courses to meet different levels of ability and age groups. Whether you are looking for a family outing or an adrenaline rush, Acrobranch is the natural place for adventure. Safety is our main priority and you will be given expert training before you embark on your adventure. Acrobranch’s challenging obstacle courses are situated in a beautiful outdoor environment and offer the perfect entertainment that keeps the kids going for hours on end. Participants are informed of the safety regulations by qualified instructors, who are constantly around making sure that the rules are adhered to.

We also are in line with all the Covid19 regulations & follow strict protocols.

The Acrobranch activities are great for personal growth and development as it challenges the child’s motor skills and develops balance and strength as well as self-confidence.

The Acro-twigs course (from 3 to 6 years old) works between 2-3m above the ground. Kids can celebrate their birthday parties at Acrobranch Melrose by challenging their friends to an entertaining experience.

Our Adult courses are structured for different fitness levels. Kids can also participate in these courses (terms and conditions apply with regards to age restrictions).

Our Beginners Course, The Monkey Moves course, gradually increases up to 5m high above the ground.

Our Intermediate Course, the Swinging Tarzan, consists of zip lines, bridges, monkey bridges, Tarzan jumps and many other activities to challenge you. Certain obstacles are as high up as 10 meters.

Then, for the more daring, why not attempt our most Advanced, High Flying course. Each individual is secured with a harness and the friendly instructors are there to walk you through the process, ensuring your safety at all times. It’s the perfect outdoor activity for Family Outings, Birthday Parties, School Excursions, Bachelor/ettes, and/or Team building events.

Promo code: BLUES20 (will allow a 20% discounted rate on courses booked for check-ins at Melrose Park from now until 31 Mar 2021.

Link to online website bookings with codehttps://acrobranch.co.za/outdoor-activity-parks/johannesburg/

Huddle Park: (Germiston, Johannesburg):

Nestled within the picturesque grounds of Huddle Golf and Recreational Park in Linksfield you will find Acrobranch Adventure park. Easily accessible, Acrobranch Huddle Park offers outdoor adventure for the whole family.

Take to the tree’s overlooking the picturesque golf course on one of our 4 obstacle courses.

Kids between the ages of 3 to 6 can let loose on the Acro-twigs course. Designed to keep your little ones safe as they take on the challengeThe course is dutifully monitored by our expert staff.

Safety is our priority at Acrobranch and we ensure that every individual is harnessed and given training before embarking on any of the courses.

We also are in line with all the Covid19 regulations & follow strict protocols.

The Acrobranch activities are great for personal growth and development as it challenges the child’s motor skills and develops balance and strength as well as self-confidence.

Our Adult courses are structured for different fitness levels. Kids can also participate in these courses (terms and conditions apply with regards to age restrictions).

Our Beginners Course, The Monkey Moves course, gradually increases in height.

Our Intermediate Course, the Swinging Tarzan, consists of zip lines, bridges, monkey bridges, Tarzan jumps and many others activities to challenge you.

Then, for the more daring, why not attempt our most Advanced, the High Flying Course. Each individual is secured with a harness and the friendly instructors are there to walk you through the process, ensuring your safety at all times.

It’s the perfect outdoor activity for Family Outings, Birthday Parties, School Excursions, Bachelor/ettes, and/or Team building events.

Promo code: BLUES20 (will allow a 20% discounted rate on courses booked for check-ins at Huddle Park from now until 31 Mar 2021).

Link to online website bookings with code: https://acrobranch.co.za/outdoor-activity-park-huddle-park/

*Bookings Contact to get #hooked:

Call: 086 999 0369

Email: bookings@acrobranch.co.za

Website: www.acrobranch.co.za

Operating Days & Times:

Wed – Sun weekly, including School & Public Holidays

1st time slot: 09h00 am , Parks close at 6 pm (Last slot intake at 4 pm)

Code College – where kids learn coding and robotics in a fun and interactive environment

This course has been created to teach kids the basics of coding in a fun and interactive way, using the programs Scratch, Code.org, Kodu Game Lab and many others.

Lessons take place online in a one-on-one format, where experienced tutors customize lesson plans to the students’ unique skill level.

Students from the age of 7 up to the age of 16 can sign up and complete this course. 


What the student will need:

  • A stable internet connection
  • A laptop or computer with a camera and microphone
  • Basic reading and typing literacy
  • Basic maths literacy

The lessons in this course are divided into 1 hour sessions (once per week) that cover a wide variety of different coding projects and basic games to help students with logical thinking and planning, creative design and effective learning.

The goal of this course is to equip the student with the skills to design, create and refine their own programs and games.

Book a free demo lesson with us now and see what this is all about!

Web:  https://www.codecollege.co.za

Bookings:   https://www.getcertified.co.za/bookings/

LinkedIn Page: linkedin.com/company/codecollegeza
Follow us on Instagram : www.instagram.com/codecollegeza

Like us on Facebook : facebook.com/CodeCollegeZA

Twitter : @CodeCollegeZA

Address:   G19 Pinewood Square, 33 Riley Road, Woodmead Ext. 12, Johannesburg, South Africa

Black Forest Bakery – Freshly Baked Artisanal breads and lunch box meals/fillers delivered to you

Black Forest Bakery is a traditional family bakery that specialises in artisanal and gluten free breads.Not only that, they also make the yummies sweet and birthday cakes, guarantee to hit that sweet spot🥳
Moms, get your lunch box goodies as well in the form of home made pies, pizza slices, sandwich rolls and other yummy goodies.
Order now on sales@blackforestbakery.co.za

www.blackforestbakery.co.za

House & Pet Sitting Services

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Chaos Colour – celebrate with colours

Imported colour run / Holi powder that smells like old incense? Stains skin, hair and clothes? A chore to clean up? Possibly contains hazardous chemicals?
NOT our products. All our products are manufactured in South Africa, using European food grade pigments and biodegradable raw materials. We can even manufacture to your colour specifications and supply Quantities as low as 450gr and as large as 500kg.We are even able to deliver countrywide and even to neighbouring countries.
Give us a call, we make Chaos fun.
www.chaoscolours.co.za

Bergens Rivonia and Midrand can fix your broken appliances…..

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In this economy rather fix your appliances and give them a new lease on life than buy a new one. Bergens RIVONIA and MIDRAND can save you money by fixing your appliances.

Phone us today for a quote. We also service the Midrand area and can be contacted on www.bergenmidrand.co.za | Tel: (011) 312 0363 for Midrand repairs.

Boost your business in 2021 with our online marketing packages

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Sandton and Surrounds has an online marketing platform that has grown in the past year, providing our advertisers with proven results.

Our website is advertised on 93.8 MIXFM and we receive about 15000 hits on our website every month making our blog a widely read blog.

Our ONLINE marketing OFFER is as follows:

– a blog post on our website
– Facebook and Instagram marketing every Thursday and Sunday
– Paid Facebook advertising up to the value of R 250 inclusive of VAT (this is targeted to your specific area and demograph and stats are provided)

The total cost of this package is R 500.00 per month.

Here is the link to our blog http://www.blueskynews.co.za/?p=1338

Why not try it for yourself and boost your brand / business.
Thanks to Photo by Nikita Kachanovsky on Unsplash

Creative Coaching for Tweens and Teens

Every kid needs someone to listen to them, to know that they are being heard and to have help with understanding and reframing their challenges in more empowering ways so that they know they are awesome and can negotiate their way through their growing years to become adults that succeed.

Children often feel or experience bullying, anxiety, loneliness, being misunderstood without telling parents or teachers. It is VITAL that they be able to express this to someone who is impartial, non-judgemental and safe. When all of these criteria are met, children will open up and share.

I do weekly creative coaching with kids, as creativity is the perfect medium for kids to loose themselves in and express what they find hard to put into words. Through this and talking about life in general, I teach kids skill sets and encourage a growth mindset which enables them to see their issues differently and take action which empowers them.

Through these weekly creative coaching sessions, kids become more confident | develop an emotional and mental wellbeing | a more pleasant attitude | improved relationships | grades improve.

The creative coaching sessions are done as a form of an extra mural activity on a termly basis, as consistency is the glue that leads to success.

Try your free session now by contacting Michelle on 082 330 9887 or hello@lifestudio.co.za

A bit of fun for the kids for the month of love

 

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