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Learn Mandarin these school holidays with Angsana Education

Learn Mandarin these school holidays with Angsana Education

Looking for a fun and captivating way to learn Mandarin? Angsana Education's 5 day program focusses on Chinese celebrations and uses stories, rhymes, art & craft, cooking, drama and music to inspire children's imaginations and creativity, cultivating their interest to learn Mandarin. 
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Day trip to Clifton Gardens

Day trip to Clifton Gardens

Clifton Gardens is a stunning little spot on the North Shore, perfect for families. It makes a lovely day trip from the Hills and if there's no traffic, it only takes about half an hour.
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Summer holidays at Sydney Living Museums

Summer holidays at Sydney Living Museums

You may already know Rouse Hill House & Farm, but did you know that Sydney Living Museums manages 12 museums and there's lots on over the holidays including the new On The Move exhibition!
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Sydney swimming spots

Sydney swimming spots

Sydney is full of beautiful spots to swim and they're not all surf beaches by the coast. Here's a list of some of our favourites, perfect for a day trip over summer!
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Train adventures: Sydney Metro Northwest

Train adventures: Sydney Metro Northwest

With the arrival of the Sydney Metro Northwest line, Hills families are now able to explore by train! If you're keen to test out the new trains, here are some ideas for adventures right by the stations serviced by the new line that little ones will enjoy.
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The HDM back-to-school check list

The HDM back-to-school check list

Here’s our check list in the lead up to the start of the school year. Take a squizz and see if you’re prepared or what you need to start getting organised.
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Starting big school – what to expect

Starting big school – what to expect

So you’re a brand new school mum - exciting! You’re probably feeling a mixture of elation, nerves and trepidation about what lies ahead for both you and your child. Here are a few things to anticipate over the coming weeks.
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Choosing school shoes for your child

Choosing school shoes for your child

Buying school shoes is a complicated and sometimes stressful exercise. We're lucky we have a highly skilled Hills District Mum who can answer the common questions about purchasing that all important new pair of school shoes.
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Castle Hill RSL Rockets FC wants YOU to join the team in 2020! 

Castle Hill RSL Rockets FC wants YOU to join the team in 2020! 

If you’re serious about football or just want to have fun, The Rockets is where to be! There's over 40 teams in many age groups and a strong focus on kids and female football. Kids play the entire season for less than $8 per week after using the NSW Active Kids Voucher and all girls get $50 off their Registration for the season. The 2020 season starts soon, with trials kicking off in Feb!
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The Burrow, Cherrybrook

The Burrow, Cherrybrook

The Burrow is a welcoming family run cafe in Cherrybrook that's serving up some delicious dishes! We visited recently.
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What is family mediation?

What is family mediation?

Separating from a spouse or partner can be extremely difficult and it's common to disagree on important aspects such as care of children and division of property and other assets. This is where mediation can be beneficial. But what does it involve and where do you start?
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Finding the will

Finding the will

As parents, the importance of having a Will in place can't be ignored. But what's involved and what do you need to consider? Here's some great information to get you started.
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Taming your toddler at bed time

Taming your toddler at bed time

Are you pulling your hair out at bed time and through the night with your toddler? Here are some issues that local child sleep consultant Chantal Cohen frequently see families with toddlers facing and some quick tips to help them go to sleep and stay there all night.
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