City of Onkaparinga Council Libraries
If you live in or near the City of Onkaparinga you can easily access any of the six council libraries at Aberfoyle Park (Hub), Aldinga, Noarlunga, Seaford, Willunga and Woodcroft. These council libraries have a great range of books, toys and games available and a great mix of clubs and programs […]
City of Onkaparinga Council Libraries
A letter to the Year 12 students graduating in 2020
Dear Class of 2020
As you finish school after 13 years, there is one thing that is certain – 2020 sucked big time.
You may have missed out on school trips; hanging out with friends during school holidays; special days that have been tradition for all other years; […]
New Royal outfits for the Queen & Princess revealed
This year’s National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant will feature new Royal outfits for the pageant Queen and Princess.
The Pageant Royal Family has played a pivotal role in Pageant history since the 1940’s. With the Pageant Queen first introduced following World War 2 to raise money, the role has […]
Get the FREE LEGO® Life Magazine
If your child is between the ages of 5 and 9 you can get them a FREE subscription to the LEGO® Life Magazine. The magazine is delivered directly to your home four times a year. Even shipping is free!
Parents can sign up for their child’s free subscription via the LEGO® […]
The Parks Library
The Parks Library is a visually stunning library which also acts as a community hub for locals who are appreciative of its unique history. The library features a spacious, airy interior, beautiful courtyard area, children’s area, makerspace, media room and a changing places toilet and change table.
The library is considered a special place […]
The reopening of Tusmore Wading Pool has been delayed
City of Burnside CEO Chris Cowley announced today that there will be a delay to the reopening of the Tusmore Wading Pool until COVID-19 restrictions around social distancing are relaxed.
“The Tusmore Wading Pool is a much loved and favourite get-together destination for friends and families from across […]
Unley Civic Library, plus Unley Council Toy Library – Review
Libraries are no longer just places to borrow books, they’re community hubs – particularly this one at Unley!
by Carla Caruso
I have my mum to thank for turning me into a library addict. She’d regularly take us kids to our local one, and I’d be in my […]
West End Brewery Christmas Riverbank Lights Display cancelled in 2020
It has been announced that the iconic West End Brewery Christmas Riverbank Lights Display will not go ahead this year. The event has been running for 60 years and delighted thousands of families who would gather along the banks of the River Torrens at night to […]
New Jetty at Whyalla
The new jetty at Whyalla is now open. The council undertook extensive consultation with five jetty design options considered and this uniquely shaped jetty was overwhelmingly popular so was chosen by the community as the preferred option.
The circle was popular because it was a real point of difference.
The new jetty is 165m long, […]
What happens at a COVID-19 pop up drive through testing station?
Getting a COVID-19 test done at one of the pop-up drive through testing stations is a good option for families for the convenience and ease. We recently had tests done at the Victoria Park one in the city for both an adult and a 12 […]
South Australia has become the first state in the country to ban single-use plastics with legislation passing Parliament today, Wednesday 9 September 2020.
The Marshall Liberal Government’s Single-use and Other Plastic Products (Waste Avoidance) Bill 2020 bans the sale, supply and distribution of single-use plastic products such as straws, cutlery and beverage stirrers in South Australia.
South Australia COVID-19 restrictions will be relaxed from Saturday 5 September 2020
South Australia will be able to enjoy an easing of COVID-19 restrictions from Saturday 5 September with an increase in the maximum number of people attending weddings and funerals plus changes to eating and drinking at venues and an increase in AFL crowds.
A number of restrictions in South Australia will ease from Friday 28 August 2020
Due to the improving situations across the border, there will be an easing on the restriction of people allowed at private gatherings, a 40km travel buffer for border communities and an easing of self-quarantining on some travellers.
Residential gatherings will be able […]
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UNBOXED: Adventures in Cardboard
UNBOXED: Adventures in Cardboard is a new book all about the creative adventures you can have with cardboard boxes using what you have at home to create something new.
Kids will be inspired to use cardboard boxes to make cool creations. The book will be hardback, beautifully designed and printed on sustainably sourced […]
FruChocs Appreciation Day
Celebrating the ninth annual FruChocs Appreciation Day on Friday 21 August, confectioner Robern Menz has released some exciting products.
With an exciting focus on local collaborations to commemorate the special day this year, South Aussies will be treated to TWO limited edition FruChoc beer flavours by Adelaide’s Big Shed Brewing Concern.
Available from midday […]
Father’s Day Ideas to Show Dad How Much You Care.
With Father’s Day just around the corner (Sunday 6 September – mark your diary!) you may be wondering what to do to make Father’s Day special for the special man or men in your life. It will be much harder for many to spend time together […]
COVID-19 Update 12 August 2020 | Changes to private gatherings, COVID Safe Marshalls for SA, Restrictions on Cross-Border Communities
New COVID-19 Restrictions on private gatherings, cross-border communities and introduction of COVID Safe Marshalls
On Wednesday 12 August, the South Australian Police Commissioner, Grant Stephens announced new COVID-19 changes to visitor numbers at South Australian private gatherings, new restrictions on cross-border communities and the introduction of COVID Safe Marshalls for a range of venues.
Update to […]
Mobile, Pop-up & Drive-through COVID-19 Testing Clinics can now be accessed without a GP referral or booking.
With record numbers of COVID-19 tests being performed in South Australia, new coronavirus testing clinics have been made available around metropolitan Adelaide. The clinics are free, convenient and suitable for all ages.
If attending a mobile, pop-up or drive-through testing […]
COVID-19 Testing – how and where to get tested
South Australia has done a fantastic job of preventing the community spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). However, the South Australian Government has urged anyone displaying even mild symptoms of COVID-19 to be tested.
Symptoms may include:
fever OR chills (with no alternative illness that explains these symptoms)
Apple Recipes for Kids: Apple Donuts
Finding healthy sweet snacks that don’t contain a tonne of sugar isn’t easy. This apple donut recipe is a fun and tasty snack alternative the kids will love.
Swapping out regular after-school snacks like 2-minute noodles or sugary cookies for something healthier doesn’t have to be difficult. Healthy alternatives […]
Healthy Snack Ideas for Fussy Eaters
Does your toddler like to throw more food on the floor than in their mouths? These healthy and creative snack ideas are so clever they’ll win over even the most difficult of fussy eaters!
This article is written in collaboration with Babysits – Australia’s babysitting community. If you’re looking for babysitters […]
COVID-19 Update | New Restrictions from 5 August 2020
Premier Steven Marshall today announced new restrictions which will start as of Wednesday 5 August. At-home gatherings will be restricted from 50 to 10 people and patrons must be seated at licensed pubs and clubs The new restrictions are being introduced in response to a further 2 […]
New public activity restrictions in South Australia.
As of Wednesday 29 July 2020, numbers of attendees at weddings and funerals will be capped in line with a new Emergency Management Direction. South Australian residents will also no longer be able to return to SA from Victoria.
The Emergency Management (Public Activities No 4) (COVID-19) Direction 2020 has […]
New Kidsafe SA & Cops for Kids Driveway Safety Campaign
Kidsafe SA with the support of Cops for Kids has launched their Driveway Safety campaign in response to an increasing amount of driveway runovers in South Australian in recent years.
Kidsafe SA seeks to educate South Australian families about how they can keep their children safe from […]
Phases of the Moon Astronomy Craft
Kids are often fascinated by all things related to outer space and astronomy. Help teach your kids about the Moon with this cool Moon phase activity, complete with a Moon phase worksheet!
This activity involves creating a ‘moon phase slider’. You’ll be able to move the slider to expose different […]
The impact of COVID-19 on young South Australians
In their own words, South Australian young people reflect on the impact of the coronavirus on their world and their futures.
Following the announcement of strict restrictions due to the presence of COVID-19 in South Australia, the lives of South Australians have dramatically changed. Children and young […]
Glenthorne National Park – New Nature Play Adventure Playground Development
A nature-focussed adventure playground will be developed as an iconic destination within the Glenthorne National Park thanks to a partnership between the Marshall Liberal Government and the City of Marion.
The City of Marion has agreed to contribute $2 million towards a huge adventure playground after it embraced […]
Restrictions easing – indoor play centres reopening
The premier, Steven Marshall today announced that restrictions in SA will be eased in a major way from 29 June 2020. Density requirements for all defined public activities will be 1 person per 2 square metres. This includes everything from hospitality to indoor fitness classes and indoor play centres […]
Restrictions on school activities will be lifted from 29 June 2020
Restrictions on a number of important school activities will be lifted from 29 June, paving the way for Term 3 to return to normal for many South Australian students.
The following activities will be able to resume from Monday 29 June 2020:
All Intrastate camps […]
Rhicreative Baby Books, Greeting Cards and Gifts
Rhicreative is an Adelaide based small business designing and producing a boutique range of greeting cards, gift tags, calendars, gift wrap, baby & kids stationery and art prints. All designed and made in Australia by Rhiannon Clohesy, the products are full of personality with pops of colour and beautifully […]
Borders opening to WA, NT & TAS and further lifting of restrictions
The premier Steven Marshall today announced borders with WA, NT and TAS will be open from midnight tonight and there will be changes to indoor fitness and dance classes from Friday 19 June.
Changes to borders
Effective midnight 16 June 2020:
Travellers entering South Australia directly from […]
Easing of Coronavirus restrictions and interstate travel.
Premier Steven Marshall today announced a further easing of coronavirus restrictions in South Australia from 19 June.
Step 2 Plus Easing of Restrictions from 19 June 2020
Further easing of current Step 2 restrictions in South Australia come into effect from next Friday 19 June 2020. Premier Marshall described this as […]
Hutt St Centre Emergency Winter Appeal
For hundreds of South Australians sleeping rough, the chilling nights during Winter are unbearable.
Add the threat of COVID-19 and they are terrified.
With no place to call home, and their health already compromised, there’s no way to isolate or protect themselves.
On top of all that, now people who are sleeping rough […]
Adelaide Aquatic Centre COVID-19 Restriction Roadmap
The City of Adelaide has released a roadmap for the steps ahead for the Adelaide Aquatic Centre.
They are eagerly waiting to reopen so they can be there for the community’s health, fitness, and swimming journey. However, given the current restrictions, they are unfortunately not yet able to reopen.
SA State Government’s Easing […]
AFL Showdown with Spectators | Black Lives Matter Protest not Permitted | COVID-19 update 9 June 2020
AFL Showdown to go ahead with spectators. Black Lives Protest not permitted
Premier Steven Marshall and SA Police Commissioner Grant Stevens announced today that the AFL showdown this weekend will allow some spectators to attend.
This will be the first large event to allow an audience since restrictions came into place. A total of 2,000 people will […]
Preparing for the Ignite Program and Scholarship Exams
Even students who are naturally talented or gifted can benefit from specialised tuition when preparing to sit an ACER scholarship exam, or seeking entry to an IGNITE program at an Adelaide secondary school.
Entry to these programs is extremely competitive, and so students need to be highly motivated to […]
The Witton Bluff Base Trail to be built between Port Noarlunga and Christies Beach
The long-awaited, shared-use path linking the foreshores of Port Noarlunga and Christies Beach will go ahead after the state government agreed to match City of Onkaparinga funding.
The stimulus package will create jobs in the south and finally connect the coastal hotspots via […]
Crayola Crayons – New Skin Colour Tones Range
Crayola’s new skin colour toned crayons are designed to represent over 40 global skin tones across the world which will allow children to “accurately colour themselves into the world.”
The packs include descriptive colour names such as “light almond,” “deep rose” and “medium golden.” Each crayon label also lists […]
Seasonal Jobs SA
If you need a job, Seasonal Jobs SA needs you. Around 24,000 workers are needed to fill agricultural jobs like fruit picking, pruning, grape harvesting and tree planting.
South Australia’s agriculture industry needs more workers. From pickers to packers, processors and planters, there are a variety of agricultural seasonal jobs on offer in South Australia’s […]
South Australian COVID-19 restrictions brought forward to 1 June 2020
Premier Steven Marshall today announced that the Stage 2 easing of coronavirus restrictions will be brought forward to Monday 1 June 2020.
He also announced changes to Stage 2 easing of restrictions during a press conference this afternoon stating:
80 people will be allowed in venues, provided no […]