Are you planning for a baby?
Ensure you’re informed and join our Pregnancy Information Session. Hear Dr Rimma Medres from Monash University Health Service discuss how to prepare for a pregnancy and the mode of pregnancy care in Australian hospitals. Allianz Global Assistance staff will also speak to you about how pregnancy impacts your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). Parents, children and friends are welcome to attend. A light meal and drinks will be provided.
When: Friday October 12, 11:30am – 1:00pm
Where: The Seminar Room, Campus Community Divison, Level 1, Campus Centre, Clayton campus
Festival fun – Join us for Cup Day on 6 November
If a free a BBQ lunch, face painting, a jumping castle and unlimited popcorn sound appealing join us on Tuesday November 6 for Cup Day. Hosted by the International Student Engagement Team this will a fun-filled event for you and your family. Our team can’t wait to meet you. We’ll be opening up registrations soon so watch this space. Have questions? Email our team at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Playdate with the MPA
If you’re a postgrad student with children and would like to meet other students who are parents, then you’re welcome to come along to a playdate at Crocs Indoor Playcentre. Spaces are limited so register soon.
When: Saturday October 13, 10:30am
Where: Crocs Playcentre, Carnegie Central Shopping Centre, Koornang Road, Carnegie
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.
What’s On for families
Things for families to do this month
- Come along to ACMI on the first Sunday of every month for their free Family Sundays event, where kids can learn to code their own video games and create their own animations.
- Head to leafy Royal Park Nature Playground in Parkville to enjoy slides, swings and climbing ropes for playful kids and parents alike.
- Entry to Melbourne Museum is free for kids (and just $14 for parents) so come along and check out a special gallery designed just for young children to explore, play and learn.
- Collingwood Children’s Farm is the perfect place for children to learn about country living and see cute cows and chooks and even cuddly baby lambs.
- Kids can learn everything from how to make their own instruments to how to draw beautiful native birds at the City of Melbourne’s huge calendar of workshops.