HAWK: kids holiday program at St Mark's Pennant Hills

What is Hawk?

9th-13th July @ St Mark’s Anglican Church, Pennant Hills 
$12 per child per day ($60 for the week).

HAWK is a mega-fun, week-long program run in the July school holidays for infants & primary aged kids (sorry we can’t take pre-schoolers) in Pennant Hills. Join us for fun, games, singing, craft, challenges, yummy food and terrific stories from the Bible…and lots, lots more.

Who doesn’t love a party!?! Fairy Lights and Tinsel, Birthday Cake, Piñatas, Christmas Trees and Party Hats. The kids will enjoy a week of celebration as we take look the most important and widely celebrated birth in history – the birth of King Jesus. It’s Christmas in July!

Register Here

We offer discounts for families with 3 or more children attending Hawk for the full week. Simply contact us & we’ll send you a discount code to enter in the registration form below.

What is The Nest?

While the kids are enjoying their time at Hawk, you’re invited to relax & enjoy some time-out at the complimentary Nest cafe.

The Nest is all about good food, great coffee, & practical seminars about relevant topics for everyone in our community. This year we are finalising a fantastic line up of guest speakers every day.

Maybe you are just looking forward to the opportunity to relax with friends and great coffee while the kids are having a fantastic time at HAWK. There’s something for everyone at the Nest – there’s even a play area for your little ones!

Check out last year’s speakers
(check back soon for our 2018 topics & speakers)


Monday - Keeping Your Kids Safe Online with Josh Harnwell

We put measures into place throughout our lives to keep our kids safe, whether that be a lifeguard at the beach or telling them to hold our hands when they cross the road. The online world is no different. There are real risks – what measures do you have in place? Joshua Harnwell, Director of Teaching and Learning at Arden Anglican School, will share some practical tips to keep your kids safe online.

Tuesday - Cooking with Kids with Carlie Titley

Carlie, mum of two boys and former dietitian will share some simple fun cooking ideas you can do with your kids.

Wednesday - Communication and Conflict in Marriage with Sue Bartho

 “Communication is the life-blood of a marriage, and marriage is the heart of a family, so the whole thing can fall apart if Mum and Dad aren’t talking well to each other!  Sue, a clinical psychologist, will explore what the Bible and contemporary research show us about how to communicate well and how to resolve conflict at home.”

Thursday - Who made your pants? (and why should you care) with Amanda Lea

Local mum Amanda Lea shares why ethical purchasing matters, and how you can make simple swaps to make a difference. Come along to see and sample some great ethical products too.

Friday - Raising Resilient Children with Valerie Ling

Facing challenges and learning from them can help your child build resilience. This vital life skill is what allows kids to tackle their challenges despite having setbacks. Learn more about raising resilient children as Valerie draws on her years of experience as a clinical psychologist and shares some tips for positive parenting.

What is Super Fun Sunday?

Super Fun Sunday is a celebration to cap off a great week together!

Join us at St Mark’s as a family on the 15th of July: you’re invited to check out our church service at 10am or 415pm where your kids will give you a glimpse at the fun and celebration they’ve been enjoying about all the week..

After the 10am service, there’ll be a BBQ lunch to enjoy as well as slushies, fairy floss, a jumping castle, petting zoo, face painting & balloon animals.

If you’re interested in visiting Church in the Afternoon instead, you’ll be able to enjoy all the same things from 2:45pm, stick around for the service at 4:15pm & then enjoy a BBQ dinner afterward.

If you’d like some more information about Super-Fun Sunday, please contact us.

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