Girls Time Out Update and Calender to March 2016

Happy 2016 to all! We are excited about this year and look forward to continuing our support of young women, parents, youth and families in the Rockhampton LGA.  GTO has been very fortunate to have secured funding for the next few years which will ensure the continuation of very vital children and parenting support programs as well housing and accommodation support services in our local community.  We are currently delivering the following programs and are taking registrations for upcoming workshops and activities: 


  • House2Home2020 Program – Funded by the Department of Housing &Public Works
  • Young Empowered Parents Program – Communities for Children Facilitating Partner Initiative Capricorn is funded by the Australian Government and is facilitated by The Smith Family
  • Young Mothers Support Program – Funded by Australian Government Department of Social Services
  • Accessibility Playgroup “Kiddy Clan” – Funded by Playgroup QLD


  • MeMyself&I Workshops
  • SHINE – delivered in partnership with Oasis New Life Centre

For Hire/Rental

  • Virtual Babies Program – we are so grateful to have received assistance from Stanwell Power Station to upgrade our Virtual Babies Program which is now ready and available for hire


GTO Calender of Activities to 31st March 2016

GTO Referral Form 092014v6

Multicultural calendar by MDA

The 2016 multicultural calendar by MDA can now be downloaded through our website.

This fantastic calendar showcases MDA Cultural Support Workers and their favourite cultural celebrations, songs, stories and games. Some of the festivals, songs and games might be as you expected but some may not. The idea is to give you some authentic resources that can be shared with children in your service to explore language and culture. Use this knowledge as a foundation to build relationships with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) children and their families.

Embedding language and culture into your program engages children in experiences promoting diversity through respect and curiosity. You will notice some of the games, stories and songs are the same but come from different parts of the world.

When teaching children about diversity, focus on the similarities. We have added digital links to maps, songs and stories to help you explore these cultures in addition to the many festival links throughout the calendar.

Download the calendar here..