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New Farm State School P&C 2019 Corner Heal and James Street New Farm, QLD, 4005


Girls Doing Push-Ups

Classes focus on recreational gymnastics for school-aged children, to develop physical strength, coordination, cognitive skills, overall fitness and social interaction. Our program is structured to suit beginners, all body types and all fitness levels. The skills developed by participating in gymnastics are fun and varied, providing the gymnast with the potential for many years of challenging enjoyment. Our programs are structured to suit beginners upwards, and participants will be taught basic skills and co-ordination activities in a recreational environment. All apparatus such as low beam, rings, parallel bars, single bar, floor, soft vault, and tumble trampoline are utilised, and our program incorporates skills covered by Qld Gymnastics Level 1 requirement including handstands, cartwheels, vault jumps, bar swing and rotations and balances




Alyssa has been teaching for over 5 years and has a passion for fitness and wellbeing. As a fully qualified and registered school teacher and personal trainer, she loves helping people of all ages get up & moving to their favourite tunes! 

Alyssa Beasley

Pilates, Bootcamp, Kids Yoga & Wellbeing


As a drama teacher and a Mum I see great benefits from students learning Drama & Theatre skills; such as improved social skills, problem solving, team work, oral presentation confidence, creativity, memory and concentration and it’s also lots of fun!

Hanna Pickersgill

Drama Club


Chess Mates is a family. There are over twenty of our passionate educators spread over the Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba regions, and we have formed close ties to the communities and schools we teach in. Chess Mates is the evolution of chess teaching. It uses chess as the teaching tool, not as the end game. Because of this, Chess Mates have created a community of like-minded parents who understand the benefits of chess, but who value the opportunity it brings for helping children reach their potential. Chess Mates understands that children want to have fun and wish to follow their curiosity. With Chess Mates education, chess is not just a competition for children. Instead, it is a way for teachers to expand student’s minds and create a more caring, and intelligent child ready to face the world and think ahead.




Andrew is a highly experienced martial arts instructor as well as a highly motivated personal trainer. With over 10 years experience in delivering instruction on an individual and group basis, I love my job and enjoy being part of the Fitness Industry. Andrew’s main focus is on developing and empowering clients to reach their individual fitness goals. Andrew has trained and taught in many countries including Russia, Spain, United States, Canada, Japan and Germany. Andrew has worked with clients of a wide variety of abilities and goals, from 3&4 years old to 65 years old. Andrew’s personal attitude towards training is show up, smash it and enjoy the rewards that come from the hard work. Andrew also runs his Titans martial arts program that enhances children’s ability to learn, develop and understand how to become more confident individuals in and out of school with the use of martial arts training.

Andrew Riley

Karate and Women's Self Defence


Hi there! My name is Simona. I am an art lover, passionate about culture, good food and languages. I come from Rome, Italy, where I grow up together with my family - a chef (my mum) and an art restorer (my dad). You can imagine what does it mean to grow in such a varied environment!  I have a BA with Honours in Conservation Heritage Studies from the University of Tuscia in Viterbo (Italy), and MA in Art History from the University of Auckland (NZ), plus a Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching from the University of Southern Queensland (Australia). In the last twenty years I have worked between Italy, New Zealand and Australia as lecturer, curator, and public speaker, but also as tour leader with schools and adults, sharing my passion with others. When I am in Brisbane I offer courses to schools and communities, but also to individual, groups or corporates, so if you have any question, just get in touch.

Simona Albanese

Italian Classes for Adults and Italian Cooking


Terry played the guitar for a number of years and has followed many musical traditions. He has an eclectic assortment of qualifications and has taught in a variety of fields and brings a wide range of skills to the classroom. He was to be to the trumpet what Einstein was to Quantum Theory alas he failed dismally. As a drummer he had tepid success in the garages of putative bands, alas again, like the bands he never played any gigs outside of said garages. His success on the guitar mirrors that of the trumpet and drums. Several years ago he discovered the joy and portability of the ukulele, and wishes to convey that joy to others. 

Terry Halton



Magda is an experienced teacher with a solid professional design background and 30 years of painting and exhibiting in watercolours and mixed media. Her art classes offer the most informative content in a friendly and encouraging environment. The classes are for all levels, teaching practical skills in brush work, paint mixing and use of tonal values. Magda’s guidance will help you to use the paintbrush with confidence and start creating your own lovely paintings.

Magda Kuiken

Watercolour and Drawing Class


Melissa Warren completed her Bachelor of Music at the Conservatorium of Music in Hobart, Tasmania in 2013 and went on to complete her Masters in Teaching at the University of Melbourne, graduating in 2015.  Melissa teaches K-6 Classroom Music and Instrumental Piano full-time at an all girls school in Manly, Brisbane. She is involved in choirs inside and outside of school - participating in, accompanying and conducting. Melissa is a firm believer in the emotional and physical health benefits music can provide, particularly singing. Melissa encourages people of all ages to sing and move to their own joy of music regardless of experience.

Mel Warren

Community Choir

Lotus Pose

Dara has always had a love of movement.  She has been dancing since childhood and has participated in many fitness/health fads over the years.  She found yoga out of the need to help reduce the stress in her life while living and working in New York City.  She loved yoga because it not only helped her to relax, but also helped to keep her body fit and toned.  After over 10 years of practice, Dara wanted to deepen her practice and understanding of the many different aspects of yoga, so she completed her teacher training course in 2015.  She continues as a lifelong student of yoga. She has taught classes at a number of studios  gyms and companies around Brisbane bringing her knowledge to help others enjoy the benefits of yoga both on the mat and in daily life.  

Dara Tayrien

Hatha Yoga


As a child, I always used to draw, paint and write little stories. Then along came Mrs Reasonable and made me study to become a teacher. After a long journey, I realised this is not exactly how I imagined to make children fall in love with literature. So I locked Mrs Reasonable up in the basement, pushed a big cupboard in front of the door and took my first steps towards illustrating.  To me, children are the true perfect grown ups. Their hearts and minds are pure and good and it is important to nurture this - I strive to do that with art. Quirky art that uses material and techniques children are familiar with and that will hopefully inspire them to go and get creative themselves. Quirky art that inspires children to read books and make them become smart grown ups with a big heart. Because I truly believe we need more of this kind of grown ups.  And even though she will not admit this, Mrs Reasonable fully agrees.

Katrin Dreiling

Kids Art Class


A Creative enthusiast who lives and breathes music., Tashka is a strong advocate for youth through community workshops and her private teaching endeavours of 11 years.

In the past five of these years Tashka developed her own music career-path curriculum, with the most successful of these streams guiding young artists (aged 12-16) through writing/recording their own CDs, receiving radio play, engaging in live performance and cross-art collaboration with theatre productions. Tashka’s lessons are packed with musical games with a focus on teaching for individual needs rather than a set model for all. A strong base in Classical Music (10 years of study and AMEB examinations), a passion for jamming (ranging through many styles) and an unending thirst for composition (three short filmscores completed already for 2011) makes for a well-rounded music platter.

Tashka Urban

Piano and Vocal (Tues, Thurs)


I have been teaching guitar to beginners, children and young adults from 2004, at Dittmans Music in Springwood and from then  at NFSS After school program until now. My general interest is in performing popular rock and roll & blues music with friends in various venues around Brisbane’s suburbs since 1985 when I came to live in Brisbane. When I was young, in about 1965 I was a bass player in various pop bands of the day, that toured Australia, UK and France until 1975, when I came back to Oz and raised a family(6kids) I enjoy the challenge  of teaching music and guitar, because we never stop learning when we have a passion for music.

James Byrne

Guitar (Mon, Wed)


Our Coding and Robotics After School Program is run by Coding Kidz, please head to the website www.codingkids.com.au for more information about the company.

Coding Kidz

Robotics and Coding Classes