Welcome to Circles of Learning
Garden Circle for Parents and children
This practical hands-program is available for all communities through centres, community gardens and even private gardens. Designed to educate parents on nutritional facts and ways to build their children's self esteem. Designed to develop children's high sensory awareness and whole brain learning to improve their health and learning. More information http://www.circlesoflearning.org.au/programs/childrens/p/32
The Clever Kid Health & Wellbeing program for Schools & PreSchools
Give your children the best start to life through the Clever Kid Health & Play program. A program run in vegetable gardens to understand the importance of nutrition in learning and giving children hands on experience on growing and eating fresh living foods. Self esteem, art and craft activities are included to help develop the mind and body. More details on http://www.circlesoflearning.org.au/programs/childrens/klever-kid/p/38
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Circles of Learning formed to address the growing number of children faced with learning difficulties and, in response to this, have channelled a wealth of knowledge and experience into a range of practical, multi-sensory programs that assist children to overcome their challenges.
Today, twenty percent of Australia’s children experience challenges in learning, with fifteen percent of those having multiple learning difficulties. Most are labelled as having Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Hyperactivity, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Dyslexia, Autism, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and more, and usually fall within the autistic spectrum, from those marginally affected to the more seriously affected.
Circles of Learning are committed to providing a range of quality options to manage the many challenges facing families living with highly sensitive children.
We invite you to browse our website and discover the products, programs and resources available. Or search through our Library and Handy Hints sections for free information on how to help your child reach their learning potential.
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Featuring full length articles in the Library, detailed information on Programs and lots of Handy Hints, the Circles of Learning website is a respected source of research and information on children's health and wellbeing the natural way, whole brain learning and wonderful programs that get to the heart of the matter - all for our children.
Ambassadors to Circles of Learning
Tim is most well known for being a part of the children’s group Hi-5 From 2009 until 2013. With the group he filmed 135 episodes, released 3 albums with Sony Music Australia and toured internationally. Whilst in Hi-5 he was nominated, along with the rest of the group, for two TV Week Logie Awards, two ARIA Awards and an Asian Television Award. Tim has also performed leading roles in many Australian music theatre productions, the Australian/New Zealand 2007 tour of Fiddler on the Roof, Altar Boyz 2008 with which the cast received a Green Room Nomination. After leaving Hi-5 he performed the principle role of Lucas in The Addams Family. He has just finished touring Australia alongside Craig McLachlan in The Rocky Horror Show as Brad Majors.
Tim also has a passion for the Australian film industry. This has led him to create Hide and Seek Cinema and complete short courses in Scriptwriting (AFTRS) and Producing for Film (Metroscreen). He has been an active member of Sydney Wildlife for four years.
Bonnie J Jensen
Jazz-orientated recording artist and song-writer, Bonnie J Jensen is an experienced singer and pianist, possessing an extensive repertoire from jazz standards and her signature reharmonised arrangements of modern songs, to heart-felt ballads and blues. In 2001 Bonnie dedicated “Waltz For Debby”, a song on her debut album to the Indigo children. She is passionate about inspiring young people to achieve and discover and develop their inherent artistic talent.
Bonnie enjoys eating fresh foods, yoga and swimming, to be at peak physical and mental health for her stage performances.
John Levine, composer of Alphamusic. John has been creating and playing piano since he was six. John established the pattern of sound that settles the brain into alpha state, where we are most likely to have our most creative insight and experiences.
John’s wish is to help the greatest number of people through the healing powers of music.
As an indigenous man, Matty has had a lifetime of dance. He performed for the Pope at World Youth Day 2008, reached the semi-finals on Australia’s Got Talent, gained second place in the Australasian Pole Fitness Championships, was an Australia Day Ambassador 2012 and performed for NAIDOC week 2012. As an Ambassador for Circles of Learning, Matt speaks out to indigenous children about health, overcoming learning difficulties and gives motivational talks to school students.
Singer, entertainer Rusty Lynch has launched onto the Australian Stage with The Secret City and his latest Album also called The Secret City has been critiqued as one of the best heard in recent time. As a highly regarded songwriter and singing education he has released 7CDs of original songs and has sung in numerous bands over the past 10 years. It is said ‘he was put on this earth to sing’. As an Ambassador Rusty brings his deepest understanding how music affects the mind and creativity.
Laurence is doing Honours in Management within the UTS Business School with his focus on sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
Laurence has held a number of key student leadership positions, including President of the UTS Union, Chair of the Student Business Faculty Board, Chair of the Student Residence Advisory Committee, Director on the Board of UTS Childcare Inc, student rep on the Business Faculty Board, Residential Networker in UTS Housing, and Peer Networker, amongst other positions. He has represented the University on multiple occasions at the National Student Leadership Forum, and in 2010 was selected to represent Australia at the US National Student Leadership Forum in Washington DC. In 2011 he was a delegate at the Harvard World Model United Nations Conference in Singapore.
A strong passion for bringing about positive change in society and the natural world. Winner of the 2009 Chancellors Volunteer of the Year Award for his many volunteering projects in Australian and abroad.
Champion Leaders of Circles of Learning
As a Teacher & Counsellor I am passionate about seeing children reach and exceed their potential. the various programs that Circles of Learning facilitate inspires children to do just that and being a part of this wonderful group is inspiring and joyous.
I am passionate about gardening and being around like minded people. It is truly inspiring when children come to the garden with their parents, carers and grandparents and we all become part of the same community of sharing. Children quickly pick up on the joy of being close to the earth and seeing how easy it is to grow a few simple vegetables that they have nurtured each week. Everyone benefits from eating totally organic produce which we have all had a hand in growing. In turn the children will take this knowledge with them into their adult life and so the cycle is carried on to the next generation. It is amazing to see how after a short while each child becomes more confident by watching and participating in the miracle of nature.
“I am passionate about gardening which began in England when we bought a house with a 30 metre walled garden, where we had a large garden and I was guided by the resident gardener who taught me about soil and gardening – what was suitable to grow and when, how to prune, design and just the love of plants, insects and birds.
I adore my two grandchildren and have 13 great nieces and nephews – I adore them all. I love doing the Garden Circle with the parents and children and seeing them having such a good time."
I grew up in rural New Zealand with a very fundamental way of life, it was quite different to how I currently live in Bondi. And now I am a mum I am keen to introduce new experiences to my children, especially any that expose them to nature. Circles of learning has been great in so many ways and I am keen to pass this on by getting more children involved within my community.
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I am passionate about feeding people with the best quality organic foods, and the days I am not running the Garden Circle, together with my wife, we run Nathan Smiths Organic Market. With a little 2 year old, we are most particular about him eating the best quality foods.
The Garden Circle helps me to contribute to the health or many young children.
Circles of Learning Canberra Office
ACT and regional areas can gain easy access to the programs on offer from Circles of Learning. Headed up by two exceptional professional people with great passion for helping children and families, Pam Houssenloge and Tracey Anderson Askew can be contacted at
Cross City Tunnel supports children
Circles of Learning thanks Cross City Tunnel for supporting children in local schools to particpate in the Clever Kid Health & Play Program. As a result of their sponsorship, children discover that through play, building self esteem, and eating nutritious foods, their reading, writing and behaviour improves.
Clever Kid helps build a balanced body and mind, through games, art, movement and gardening. By encouraging the eating of healthy nutritious foods and reducing stress through play and building self esteem, the children discover the joy of learning and gain a strong foundation for life.
Cross City Tunnel's contribution is both valued and appreciated by Circles of Learning, Schools, Teachers, Parents and the young children participating.
Items of interest for you and your family's wellbeing
Forget fish – Mud pies are Brain food
Parents, step away from the baby wipes and put that hand sanitiser away – eating dirt could actually make your child smarter.
Research published in the current issue of Kidsafe NSW’s playgrounds, newsletter shows the positive side of a soil-borne bacteria that is likely to be inhaled when children are playing outside. More here.
Latest articles to feed your brain and empower your decision making
These latest articles on our site are selected because we believe they give you great information to help you in your family or community life with children - for FREE! And we all like free stuff, don't we?
Latest products to assist you and your child
Connecting Kids book. Help your child develop freer self expression; release unhealthy blocks and limiting beliefs; feel good about themselves and their world. Find out more about the book and to purchase here.
The Last Dragonfly now available
From the talented John Levine, creator of Alphamusic, comes his latest offering The Last Dragonfly. More here.