Imaginative School Holiday Workshops

Led by Be Centre’s experienced team, our holiday workshops offer children the opportunity to express their creativity, make new friends and have a whole lot of fun in a supportive environment.
Don’t miss the fun – book now – places are limited. All sessions include materials and half-day workshops include light refreshments.
*** If you would like to use your Creative Kids voucher, please email us your voucher number before purchasing tickets, and we will be in touch – events@becentre.org.au.


Lisa Dion Live in Australia

Be Centre Foundation is proud to present Lisa Dion, the creator of Synergetic Play Therapy, for a one-day professional training workshop titled ‘Working with Aggression and Intensity in Children’.

  • Are you struggling with children’s challenging behaviours ?
  • Interested in gaining insights on managing aggression and intensity in children?

Aggression naturally emerges in Play Therapy, and effectively transforming it into a therapeutic experience can be challenging. In this unique workshop, Lisa Dion examines these challenges through a Synergetic Play Therapy lens, providing new perspectives for all professionals working with children.

Join us to explore the neuroscience of helping your child clients navigate through their aggression and intense play, ultimately fostering healing and transformation. Lisa Dion, utilising the principles of Synergetic Play Therapy, will share practical strategies for handling intense and aggressive play.

Who should attend?

If you’re a Play Therapist, Teacher, Psychologist, School Counsellor, Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist, Social Worker, Case Worker, or any other professional currently working or intending to work with children, join us to learn practical strategies for handling intense and aggressive behaviour while fostering healing and transformation.
Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your skills and make a positive impact in the lives of the children you work with.

Key Learning objectives:

1. Identify strategies for maintaining regulation in the midst of intense play, aggression and death

2. Identify at least 2 strategies for working with aggression in the playroom without experiencing your own nervous system shut down leading to vicarious trauma

3. Explain the link between a child’s dysregulated state of their nervous system and their aggressive and traumatic play

4. Define “emotional flooding” and identify at least 2 strategies to employ when this happens in settings with children

5. Examine the Synergetic Play Therapy concept of “The Set Up” in the playroom as a way to understand what the child is trying to communicate

6. Demonstrate at least 2 strategies for setting boundaries without shaming or shutting down a child’s play

Workshop details:

Included in the workshop price:
• 6 CPD hours
• Link to Certificate of Attendance.
• Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea included.
• Free Parking is available at Dee Why RSL in the undercover car park off Clarence Avenue, Dee Why.

If you have any questions about the event, please reach out to events@becentre.org.au.


Trivia Night – The Waterfront Cafe

Trivia Night by the Water is back for 2024!

Tease your brain, win some prizes, have fun & raise funds for kids in need!

Join us for a fantastic night of Trivia and fundraising with friends!

It’s time to put your knowledge to the test, bring your brain power and put your smarts to good use, all while raising funds for charity.

Date: Wednesday 10 April 2024

Doors open: 6.00pm

Game starts: 6.45pm

Entertainment by:  Lead singer & guitarist of The Meldrums, singing a collection of the best Aussie rock songs of all time.

Tickets: $25.00 includes a welcome drink!

Venue: Waterfront Cafe, 1860 Pittwater Rd, Church Point NSW 2105

Come, bring some friends or family and join us, we look forward to seeing you there!

Any questions or prize donations please get in touch with the events team  events@becentre.org.au

Charity Golf Day – Monash Country Club

Be Centre Charity Golf Day – 16 May 2024

Join us at the prestigious Monash Country Club, for a day of golf, fun, and giving back. Last year’s event was a sell-out, so mark your calendar, gather your friends, and secure your tickets now!

Experience the beauty of Monash Country Club with 18 holes of golf, inclusive of a breakfast roll and barista coffee on arrival. Following the game, enjoy a 2-course seated lunch with complimentary drinks.

Be part of friendly competition, vie for fantastic prizes, and bid on exclusive auction items – all contributing to raising funds for early intervention mental health support for at-risk children and families at Be Centre.

Act quickly to reserve one of the limited 30 golf carts available for the day, first come, first served!

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: Businesses and individuals seeking community exposure aligned with a worthy cause, explore our sponsorship packages. Contact events@becentre.org.au for details, and let’s make a meaningful difference together!


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Be Centre Trivia Night Spring 2023

SOLD OUT !

Trivia Night by the water is back this Spring!

Tease your brain, win some prizes, have fun & raise funds for kids in need!

It’s time to put your knowledge to the test, challenge some mates and put your smarts to good use and raise some funds for charity while you are at it.

This is a fantastic night of trivia, fundraising, and dancing along with ‘The Meldrums’ lead singer and guitarist at the Waterfront Cafe in Church Point.

Date: Wednesday 15 November 2023

Doors open: 6.00pm

Game starts: 6.45pm

Entertainment by:  Lead singer & guitarist of The Meldrums, singing a collection of the best Aussie rock songs of all time.

Tickets: $25.00 includes a welcome drink!

Venue: Waterfront Cafe, 1860 Pittwater Rd, Church Point NSW 2105

Come, bring some friends or family and join us.

Any questions or prize donations please get in touch with the events team  events@becentre.org.au

 

Beach2Beach Fun Run

Run for a cause!

Join the Be Centre Team at this year’s Beach2Beach and raise vital funds to make a difference for local children in need!

We’re thrilled to announce that Be Centre Foundation is one of the charities of choice for the Beach2Beach Charity Fun Run & Festival on Sunday, 27 August 2023!

You can take part in Australia’s most beautiful fun run, right on our Northern Beaches doorstep, by joining our ‘Be Centre team’ and supporting a local cause.

It’s easy, just follow this link to find out more. Lace-up your running shoes, bring your enthusiasm, and let’s make a positive impact together.

Sign up today and join the Be Centre Team for the Beach2Beach Fun Run 2023.

Be Centre Trivia Night 2023 -Tickets on sale March 2023

Trivia Night by the water is back!

Tease your brain, win some prizes, have fun & raise funds for kids in need!

Do you have what it takes to be The Trivia Master?

It’s time to put your knowledge to the test, challenge some mates and put your smarts to good use and raise some funds for charity while you are at it.

This is a fantastic night of trivia, fundraising, and dancing along The Meldrums lead singer and guitarist at the beautiful Waterfront Cafe idyllic located in Church Point.

Date: Wednesday 3 May 2023

Doors open: 6.00pm

Game starts: 6.45pm

Entertainment by:  Lead singer & guitarist of The Meldrums, singing a collection of the best Aussie rock songs of all time.

Tickets: $25.00 includes a welcome drink!

Venue: Waterfront Cafe, 1860 Pittwater Rd, Church Point NSW 2105

Come to play a game at Be Centre’s Trivia Night, it will surely test and challenge how much you really know!

Any questions or prize donations please get in touch with the events team at events@becentre.org.au

Be Centre Gala Dinner 2023

Join us for an unforgettable evening at the Be Centre ‘Dancing in the Rain’ 2023 Gala!

This year’s event promises to be a spectacular celebration filled with fun, entertainment, and meaningful impact.

Date: Friday, 1 September 2023

Time: 6:15pm till late

Location: Manly Pacific Ball Room – 55 N Steyne, Manly NSW 2095

Dresscode: Black tie with a touch of sparkle

Highlights include:

Master of Ceremonies: Ali Moore. A renowned TV and radio personality will guide us through an exciting program of entertainment, dancing and impact.

Band: Dancing in the Shadows of Motown. This dynamic ten piece powerhouse band will bring the iconic Motown hits to life. See a sneak peak here!

Auctioneer: Lochie Daddo from Schwarz Real Estate will lead us on a journey through experiences and unique prizes to help raise funds for those most in need, at-risk children.

All tickets include a delicious dinner, delightful drinks, fabulous prizes, and fantastic entertainment.

All prize donations for silent and live auction items gratefully appreciated, click here to contribute. Please contact the Be Centre Team for more at events@becentre.org.au

Don’t miss the MOST FUN Gala in the calendar year and let’s have a ball! Check out the 2022 wrap-up video of Alice in Wonderland Be Centre Gala last year.

Be Centre Trivia Night 2022

SOLD OUT EVENT!

Tease your brain, win some prizes, have fun & raise funds for kids in need!

Do you have what it takes to be The Trivia Master?

It’s time to put your knowledge to the test, challenge some mates and put your smarts to good use and raise some funds for charity while you are at it.

True or false:

  • Elephants are the only mammal that can’t jump
  • In a deck of cards, the king of hearts is the only king without a moustache
  • Honey is the only natural food which never spoils

Come to play a game at Be Centre’s Trivia Night, it will surely test and challenge how much you really know!

Date: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Doors open: 6.00pm

Game starts: 6.45pm

Entertainment by:  Lead singer & guitarist of The Meldrums, singing a collection of the best Aussie rock songs of all time.

Tickets: $20.00 includes a welcome drink

Venue: Waterfront Cafe, 1860 Pittwater Rd, Church Point NSW 2105

Any questions or prize donations please contact the events team at events@becentre.org.au.

We hope you can join us!

Imaginative Holiday Workshops – Sep/Oct 2022

Led by experienced facilitators, Be Centre’s holiday workshops offer children the opportunity to express their creativity, make new friends and have a whole lot of fun in a supportive environment!

Messy Play and Fun Craft

4–10 years, Tuesday 27th Sep, 9.30am – 11.30am

Get creative with surprising materials and objects – a whole lot of sensory-based fun! An amazing and interactive workshop led by award-winning Sydney artist Karen Atkins.

Colorful Shapes: Children’s Art Masterclass

7-12 years, Tuesday 27th Sep, 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Children will learn colour mixing skills and the use of shapes to create vibrant images inspired by Roy De Maistre and his beautiful Syncrony, Berry’s Bay paint.

Macramé Wall Hanging workshop

8-12 years, Wednesday 28th Sep, 9.30am – 12pm

In this enjoyable workshop, you will learn a variety of different knotting techniques and design your very own wall-hanging art to take home. Run by local macramé artist, Bec Cogan.

Creative Building with boxes

6-12 years, Wednesday 28th Sep, 1pm – 3pm

Get creative building your own adventure, start with a box and transform your build into a magical house, a castle, an armour, a Halloween decoration, a gigantic car or a racetrack! The sky is the limit.

Play with Clay – Morning and afternoon sessions are available – SOLD OUT

5-12 years, Thursday 29th Sep 2022

Make your very own pottery creation to take home. Release creativity and imaginative play while developing good hand-eye coordination. The final pieces will be kiln for household use and microwave safe.

Morning Session: 9.30am – 12pm

Afternoon Session: 1pm – 3.30pm

Build Awesome Creations with BRICKS 4 KIDZ

5-11 years, Wednesday 5th Oct, 10am –12.00pm

In this workshop kids will engage their curiosity and creativity designing amazing builds like Galaxies Far Away, Brick Cities, or Jurassic Brick Park! Let the experts from BRICKS 4 KIDZ help you build your unique creation.

Cupcake & Biscuit decorating 

6-12 years, Wednesday 5th Oct, 1pm – 3pm

Get creative and master the art of cupcake and biscuit decorating with our in-house pastry chef, Nur Heitz.

Arts & Crafts and Rock Painting

6-12 years, Thursday 6th Oct, 10am –12pm

Join artist and wellness coach, Kylie Johnson, and create unique art including rock painting, gift making, mindfulness coloring, and other fun activities.

Paint and Sing-along

7-12 years, Thursday 6th Oct, 1pm – 3pm

In this creative class, children will experience the magic of painting with their favourite tunes playing in the background. Artist Kylie Johnson will teach them how to paint one of her artworks step by step… song by song…

Don’t miss the fun – book now – places are limited. All sessions $25 per child including materials and light refreshments.