Partners and Parents July/August 2018

Information and networking event for families
The International Family Information and Networking Event is the perfect opportunity to meet other international students with families and hear from community experts about childcare, English language classes and support services. Register now to come along with your family.

When: Friday August 17, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Where: Graduate Hub, Seminar Room 2, Campbell Hall, 21 Sports Walk, Clayton campus

Postgrad Parent Club
You’re always welcome to Postgrad Parent Club meetings! Meet other parents over a cuppa while your kids play! Contact Rhian Adlam to register.
When: Clayton – every second Thursday, 2:00pm at Saporo Cafe, New Horizons
Caulfield – every second Thursday, 10:00am at Monsu Cafe

Parenting rooms on campus
Did you know all of our campuses have special facilities for feeding, breastfeeding, expressing milk, baby changing and soothing? More info here.

Meet with other first time parents
Monash Council organises parent groups which enable first-time parents to meet in a supportive environment and learn valuable information. Groups are facilitated by qualified Maternal and Child Health Nurses who are there to answer any questions you have. Find out more.

Let’s Chat for partners
The Let’s Chat partners is a program designed for the partners of research students who are new to Australia and focuses on everyday conversations, Australian culture and job applications. In the sessions, partners can practice social interactions as well as communication strategies for a range of situations including requests, apologies and phone conversations.

Partner’s Module 2 runs for 12 sessions in total and the first session starts in Week 2 of the semester and runs till Week 14.

Participants are not treated like students, but instead, learn as much from each other and the facilitator. These classes are designed to be a friendly and enjoyable space to meet new people. To register to attend this module, please e-mail us at:


What’s On for families

  • WinterFest’s Winter Carnival Monash’s annual carnival with dizzying rides, food trucks and a fireworks display for all the family.
    When: Friday 17th August, 5 to9pm at the Clayton campus
    Like Monash University Campus Events on Facebook to keep up to date with what else is happening at WinterFest, or check out the  Winterfest webpage.
  • Strap on your family’s skates and come along to Eastland’s new ice skating rink. On Sunday from 10:00am – 11:00am the rink will be open to children and adults with special needs.
  • On the first Sunday of every month, ACMI will host a free family event where kids can take part in fun activities like creating robots and coding their own games.
  • Take your kids to New York without leaving Melbourne at the NGV’s free-to-enter interactive ‘New York! New York! for Kids’ installation.


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