The amazing artistic talents of Frankston students are keeping Victorian families up to date
with what’s happening both nationally and internationally in The Awesome Kids Family
The calendar, on sale to families throughout Victoria, includes vibrant illustrations by local
pre-school and primary school students and raises money for a Community Chest to fund
local community projects.
Anglicare Victoria’s Communities for Children Program Manager Cathie Valentine said the
calendar is highly anticipated by the local community and promotes and strengthens CfC’s
connection with local schools and kindergartens.
“The calendar aims to foster fun and positive learning. It is a useful resource for families and
children that assists them with organising family life, with its colourful and plain language
“It promotes relationships with local schools and kindergartens as the hubs of school and
community life and provides us with an opportunity to hear and learn about the things that
are important to children.”
“Most importantly though, is the opportunity to gather the thoughts and ideas of children
about the world they live in, and the type of world they aspire to create. We have a great
deal to learn from them and the calendar continues to capture the interest of the broader
community in their vision for the present and future,” she says.
The calendar is released in collaboration with Atchison Consultants and Wilkinson
Publishing. It will be available throughout Victoria in store and online via Booktopia for
The calendar launch will take place on Thursday 9 November at The Cube Arts Centre, 25-
37 Davey St, Frankston at 10:00am.
The calendar is the result of a collaboration between Communities for Children-Frankston,
Anglicare Victoria and local primary schools, kindergartens and programs including
Aldercourt Primary School, Mahogany Rise Primary School, Karingal Primary School,
Ballam Park Primary School, Naranga School, Banyan Fields Primary School, Banyan Fields
Kindergarten, Seaford Primary School, Kingsley Park Primary School and Ballam Park
About Communities for Children:
Communities for Children Frankston provides a commitment to equity where vulnerable
children and their families have the opportunities to reach their potential, participating in and
contributing to all aspects of community life.
Further enquiries: Jen Van Ewyk, email@example.com or 0419 035 117.
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Read the Leader Newspapers story New 2018 ‘Awesome Kids Family Calendar’ features stunning pictures by Frankston children