School Holiday Activities

KNH Update October 2020

Welcome to the first week of school holidays.

With all the restrictions 2020 has placed on us we sincerely hope you get to spend some quality time with your children these holidays.

KNH is looking forward to running some holiday activities in January upon the loosening of restrictions however Kingborough Council, Whats on For Kids and Lets Go kids have some exciting programs available.

School Holiday Programs

Kingborough Council School Holiday Program Sep/Oct 2020

The School Holiday Activities for September and October are now open for bookings!

There is a workshop to make unique creature ceramics, a day out climbing at Rockit and playing laser tag, another day out at Supaworld and then enjoying a movie, finishing off with a Mind and Body workshop which includes yoga, scented candle making and mixing boost juices.

Please click here for further details.

10am – 2.00pm | Tuesday 29 September | Ceramics workshop | Ages 12-17 | $15

Learn hand building techniques to create unique ‘creature’ sculptures with artist Zoe Lovell

9.30am – 2pm | Wednesday 30 September | Indoor rock climbing and Zone 3 laser games | Ages 10-17 | $30

Challenge yourself and have fun at Rockit Climbing Centre then continue the day with exciting and fun laser tag games + open play.

9.30am – 2.30pm | Tuesday 6 October | Supaworld and movies | Ages 10-17 | $30

Enjoy the action and excitement of the trampolines, climbing walls and high ropes then join our private viewing for one of the latest movie releases at Village Cinemas.

10am – 2pm | Wednesday 7 October | Mind and Body workshop | Ages 12-17 | $20

Mental Health Week 2020! Come for a day of self-care activities including: yoga for youth, scented candle making and mental boost juices.

Whats on for Kids

Keep the kids active during the Spring School Holidays in and around Hobart. Please click here for further information.

Lets Go Kids

Lets Go Kids has exciting places to go and upcoming events for children across the Tassie. Please click here for further information.

There is also a section on free things to do in Hobart with your family.

Please click here for further information.

Activities & Programs

RU)% at Spelling

R U &#%! at Spelling? continues at KNH today, guided by Allyson from the Kingston Library.

Give Allyson a call on 0427 972 490 to be part of this fun learning experience or contact KNH via email or ring 6229 4066 to enquire further or make a booking.

Therapeutic Art – It’s not that important to stay within the lines

Kington Neighbourhood House has welcomed Ricky back to host our Therapeutic Art workshop on Fridays.

Ricky brings a vibrancy and enthusiasm to KNH that is very much appreciated. His love of art, nature and creativity inspires a blank canvas for you to express feelings, thoughts, joy and achievement.

Therapeutic Art embraces a range of mediums including, but not limited to, life drawings, mandalas, abstract, fractals, photography and other creative outlets.

Being your ideas, your passion and your creativity to the table every Friday at KNH.

Please contact us on 6229 4066 or via email to discuss further or to join the workshop.

Ricky would love to see you.

Rock Art

A big thank you to Sarah from ySpace and her youth activity participants for helping brighten up the garden at KNH with their beautiful rock art.
We have a selection of their creative and thoughtful rock drawings in the garden for people to view and feel uplifted.

Anglicare Financial Counselling

KNH is very pleased to welcome back Bert from Anglicare to offer assistance with budgeting, bill payments and other financial challenges.
Please contact KNH if you would like to have a chat with Bert about any financial issues you ma need help with.

Mentor in Violence Prevention

Kingston Neighbourhood House is proud to be part of a coalition of Tasmanian services delivering workshops in every Tasmanian Local Government Area over the next 12 months.

What is MVP?

MVP gives us the skills to help end violence in our communities by helping us learn how to be effective bystanders. Bystanders can confront, interrupt, or prevent violence.

The workshops are for everyone. They are highly interactive and start conversations about how we react to issues ranging from bullying to family violence.

Lunch is provided, and the workshops are free. Numbers are limited, so book early.

Kingston – Tuesday 27th October, 9.30 – 2.30pm at the Kingston Neighbourhood House.
Facilitators: Kelly from Women’s Health Tas and Janet from the Hobart Women’s Shelter.
Enrol here
For help to enrol or if you have any questions call 6231 3212 and talk to Jo or Alison.

The workshop is filling fast so if you find there are no spaces left please email us to put you on an Expression of interest list for the next course.


KNH is very excited to have Capoeira return to KNH, lead by the amazing and energetic Adriano.

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music. It was developed by enslaved Africans in Brazil at the beginning of the 16th century. It is known for its acrobatic and complex manoeuvres, often involving hands on the ground and inverted kicks.

If you would like to learn more about Capoeira or wish to participate please contact us on 6229 4066 or via email.

National Carer’s Week 2020 – Afternoon Tea 13th October

KNH will be hosting an afternoon tea in partnership with the Carer’s Gateway and Care2Serve. KNH will be providing some yummy refreshments and nibbles.

The afternoon tea will start at 12pm on Tuesday 13th October.

We do require bookings if you are attending, (pandemic guidelines and all that) by phone 6229 4066 or via email.


Khen is very pleased to be able to offer Scrabble back at KNH on Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm.

Scrabble is a word game in which two to four players score points by placing tiles, each bearing a single letter, onto a game board divided into a 15×15 grid of squares.

The tiles must form words that, in crossword fashion, read left to right in rows or downward in columns, and be included in a standard dictionary or lexicon.

If you are interested please contact us on 6229 4066 or via email.

Food Relief

Loaves & Fishes

KNH is continuing to provide food relief to local families through the generous support of Loaves & Fishes Tasmania.

We are fortunate enough to receive donations of bread, fresh fruit and vegetables from Loaves & Fishes each Monday to distribute locally.

If you would like to receive a bag of food each Monday, collection between 1-4pm, or know of someone who may like some assistance please let us know by email or by phoning 6229 4066.

Breakfast with us – Mondays from 9.00am

Breakfast with Us promotes social and community connections and helps to start your week off with a healthy and hearty breakfast with great people.

Contact Tim on 0418 5323 655 to make further enquiries.

Loui’s Van Thursday Nights

Edna and her hardworking team from Kingborough Helping Hands have continued to be a bright light in our community.

Despite all the challenges this year has bought the team at Kingborough Helping Hands have continued to support local families with heathy,
hearty and nutritious meals made with love and care.

KNH is very pleased to have Loui’s Van operating from the front of KNH each Thursday evening from 7.30 – 8.00pm.

Loui’s Van also operates from Freesia court 6.30 – 6.50pm and Kingborough Council car park 7.00 – 7.25pm.


Kingston Neighbourhood House Entry Criteria

Whilst we are looking forward to December 1st as we hope that the State of Emergency Declaration may start loosening some restrictions as we head toward Christmas.

We thank you for your patience and support as we manage community expectations and legal requirements. We are happy to report that since our gradual re-opening commenced in August we are welcoming an average of 35 people per day to KNH.

Govt. As part of the continuing Tasmanian Government COVID-19 Safe Workplaces Framework the minimum standards for workplaces remain in force while the State of Emergency has been extended for a further 12 weeks from 30th August 2020.

What this means is that when you enter KNH you provide your contact number and initials, use hand sanitiser and abide by social distancing requirements. KNH is using new bags for people to collect food relief and we have outlined additional cleaning requirements to activity ad program leaders. KNH maintains a twice daily schedule of cleaning to limit potential transmission. All personal details are disposed (shredded) after 21 days.

Please note you also have the option to have staff and volunteers collect any food relief products or items you may need while waiting outside KNH if you prefer.

VOLUNTEERS @ KNH – Now Recruiting

Our Volunteering Recruitment has gone extremely well, thank you everyone for expressing their interest. We have over twenty volunteers awaiting Volunteer Induction in the coming weeks.

Whilst we have only a few roles left for people to undertake, volunteering is not just about doing a job. As a Volunteer you may wish to bring your special skills and interests to KNH to support and share your passion with others. The essence of volunteering at KNH is connecting with people. Our volunteers have been passionate in their dedication to supporting people and have done some magnificent work recently to tidy up the House ready to welcome people back to KNH.

If you have been considering volunteering@KNH please contact us on 6229 4066 or email for further information.

A Tasmanian Lifeline

Please remember A Tasmanian LifeLine and pass on to family and friends who may need some additional support at this time.

Lifeline Tasmania has set up a new service for Tasmanians, specifically to deal with unprecedented demand for information, advice and support because of the coronavirus pandemic, called A Tasmanian Lifeline.

There are three types of support available:

  1. Call in: Tasmanians will receive support from a trained support worker to discuss concerns and where appropriate, be directed to a referral service.
  2. Call out: Contact socially isolated older Tasmanians identified through existing services, concerned family and friends, or by other health professionals.
  3. Reach out: Through partnership with those industries significantly impacted, identify at-risk members and reach out with support, counselling or employee assistance programs.

We welcome your feedback, ideas and suggestions. Please feel free to contact us via email, Facebook or phone.

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