Young Community Members
Council supports several programs aimed at the young people in our municipality, as well as collaborating with other organisations to ensure a vibrant and active ongoing program of events and activities is in place.
At least twice per annum , Family Fun days / Health Expo’s are held in various townships spread throughout the municipality . These are mainly aimed at 0-6 and 0-12 year olds , and their parents . With the support of Reclink and other groups , Council provides a Youth Football League roster series of matches , culminating in a Gala Day usually held at North Hobart oval in September each year. The teams come from far and wide , and Southern Midlands provides two teams of the six participating , namely the Campania Cats from Campania District High School [ with assistance from Bothwell High ] and the Southern Midlands Hawks from Oatlands District High School .
Council , in conjunction with Communities for Children and the Oatlands Rural Primary Health Service , also conduct an interesting and varied School Holiday Program during all school term breaks . Please refer to our Community Notice Board section for current program details.
There are two very active youth groups in the southern midlands area , one at Campania brilliantly run by several local volunteers and who meet on Friday nights [ excluding school term breaks ] for fun and frivolity , and the other called BREATH at Oatlands which is open to all local youths and is run by the Oatlands District High School .
Please contact Council’s Community Development / Youth Officer at the Kempton office during business hours for any further information on any of these activities .
YOUTH SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM
School Holiday Program - January 2018
Day 1 Wednesday 10th January 2018
We head out on our annual trip North to splash around at the brilliant Launceston Aquatic Centre. We’ll have a look around Cataract Gorge & enjoy a picnic lunch then head to the pool for a couple of hours of swimming, splashing and water-sliding! Don’t forget your bathers, change of clothes, towel, sunhat & sunscreen for this one – plus your picnic lunch and drink bottle.
Day 2 Wednesday 17th January 2018
We’re off to the movies today! We’ll travel down to Eastlands to see the latest movie then we’ll go and get physical at the Bellerive Beach Park All Abilities Playground to run off all that popcorn & snacks. BYO picnic lunch today. Don’t forget the drink bottle, sunscreen & a hat for the park please!
Day 2 Wednesday 24th January 2018
We are heading to the Port Arthur Historic Site to explore Tasmania’s early history . Firstly we’ll be part of a guided tour of the ruins, then a BYO lunch followed by a harbour cruise. We’ll also have time to wander through the old houses and marvel at the way people used to live almost two hundred years ago. Interactive displays and hands –on educational opportunities abound. Please ensure children wear appropriate clothing for out and about in the sunshine today. Don’t forget to bring a picnic lunch, drink bottle, sunscreen and a hat please!
Register your interest in a booking through Council’s Kempton office on 6259 3011 from 9:00 am on Monday 25th September 2017
Age Limits of 9-16 apply and numbers are limited for each activity
Please dress appropriately for the activity
BYO lunch, snacks and drinks. (No energy drinks). If you have any special dietary needs, please bring own food with you. There is a canteen facility at Inflatable World if children wish to bring a small amount of money to purchase any food or drinks.
Any participants with significant medical conditions should provide a full emergency plan and appropriate medication / treatment – Failure to do so will result in exclusion from program/s.
Parent permission forms are required to be completed for all excursions and medical history forms are also required for all children. (Please note that medical forms are current for a 6 month period).
If you find that your child is unable to attend any activity, please let us know immediately as we often have waiting lists for each program. The contact number is 62593011 prior to the day or 0403893257 (Michelle) on the day of the activity.