Blogs

21
May
Struggling during COVID – 19?

How are you feeling as the bears disappear out of the windows?   How do you lift your mood on your walk, now that the rainbow chalk in your neighbours driveway that once brightened your day hasn’t been replaced after it rained last? To be honest, the first part of isolation due to COVID – 19 […]

Posted in: Mentoring at Unity Studios,
11
May
Create Your Own Planning Jar

  COVID – 19 has been a challenging time for everyone. While we are “all in this together”, we are all having unique experiences dealing with being in isolation, or what many of the participants at Unity Studios have come to know as “homelife”. We are all missing parts of our lives we used to […]

Posted in: Mentoring at Unity Studios,
29
Apr
The Importance of Learning Touch Typing

A Word from the Wise I am a 16 year old. Last semester, I completed a Science experiment focused on typing. Through the process I discovered how important typing is. I discovered others had a higher words per minute rate than me. This led me to realise that those people would definitely be at an […]

Posted in: Mentoring at Unity Studios,
21
Jul
Gaming Unplugged Term 3 2019

  Gaming Unplugged has arrived at the Lower Mountains Neighbourhood Centre! Every Friday through the school term, from 3 to 5pm, kids aged from 9-19 have the opportunity to play their favourite board games with like minded friends and peers. The ‘unplugged’ component of the program of course means no devices or screens. This means […]

Posted in: Gaming Unplugged at Unity Studios,
16
May
Managing Screen Time

Managing Screen Time by Gavin Latz So the school holidays are over and the kids are back to school. The end of device related screen time tantrums right? As parents we can only live in hope. I’m the dad of 3 boys, aged 15, 13 and 10, so have had my own fair share of […]

Posted in: Gaming Unplugged at Unity Studios,
14
May
Rock and Water

Rock and Water Program presented by Nathan O’Donohue   Nathan O’Donohue has run the 10 week Rock and Water program in local schools and has seen the positive results this program brings. Nathan ran a 1 hour session for Unity Studios in 2018, introducing our students to the main principles of Rock and Water. His […]

Posted in: Mentoring at Unity Studios,
01
May
What is Art For?

  What is Art ‘for’? By Marnie Latz When pondering recently ‘What is Art for?’, I came across a book by Alain de Botton, who set out the convincing argument that Art is a tool. Art performs a function that we cannot do for ourselves, much like using a knife due to our inability to […]

Posted in: Create Unity,
30
Oct
Game: Pandemic – The Cure

Game: Pandemic – The Cure (Blog by Gaming Unplugged members) For 2 – 5 players Ages 8+ Time to play game: 30 minutes Four deadly diseases threaten to infect the world! Players must work together to prevent disease outbreaks while finding their cures. You’ll need more than luck to save the day. Can you save […]

Posted in: Gaming Unplugged at Unity Studios,
22
Oct
Homework apps – Find the one that works for you!

Using Apps to stay organised at school: Homework, assignments, tests and exams. It can all get a bit overwhelming at times, especially towards theend of term. Here at Unity Studios, we know that our students work hard keeping track of everything throughout the year and we have many different tools to assist you with this. […]

Posted in: Mentoring at Unity Studios,
18
Jul
Thriving in your HSC year

The HSC can bring up a lot of negativity; stress and anxiety. As a teacher of HSC students, you have high hopes that your students achieve their potential. As a mother of a HSC student this year, I’ve learnt that the stakes are even higher, but at what cost? I have always wanted my students […]

Posted in: Mentoring at Unity Studios,
30
Jan
New year, new teacher…
Hot tips for fostering a good relationship with your child's new teacher. Whether your child is new to school, transitioning from one stage to another, or just moving up a year, they will have new teacher/s to contend with.. and so will you. Here are my hot tips: DO meet the teacher/s briefly if your [...]
Posted in: Mentoring at Unity Studios,