I have had a few people asking how to fill in the school holidays in Fiji over the Christmas/New Year break. Here it is 7 or 8 weeks long (depending on your school). This is a considerable amount of time to fill. I have put together some events that are coming up so everyone can get out of the house. For other events that have not yet been slated please feel free to add them to the post on the Find Your Feet Facebook page to create a repository for “all things happening” for a Fiji Christmas.
This program is running for most of December. Alliance Francaise is running this program at the Multiple Intelligence School. Ages 5-12yrs. Activities are in English with “a little bit of French”!
Cool off, get some exercise and have the kids increase their skill or learn a new skill. Swimming is a great way to ensure a good night’s sleep for all. Details are on the poster.
Aimed at working parents for the age group 10 year and below. This program seems to give a big bang for your buck. You can send your child as soon as they go on break. LIMITED SPACES Available. “Happy Holiday” Promotion Ends on Friday 28th December 2018.
Admin Fee $50 and $20 a day
Things provided by school:
Ø Morning tea
Ø Healthy lunch
Ø Afternoon tea
Ø Sleeping materials (Pillow, Blanket, mattress)
Ø Utensils, cups, plates, bowl, glass etc.
Time: 8 am – 4 pm
You may pick your child up as late as 6pm with no late pick up fees
Fun activities…Movies….Play dates…a great time for socialising with various age groups…safety and security.
Location: 137 Nailuva Road
Cool off, get some exercise and have the kids increase their skill or learn a new skill. Swimming is a great way to ensure a good nights sleep for all. Details are on the poster. The Rova family are lovely people and committed swimmers, you couldn’t be in better hands.
This is something new for Suva based kids. For kids over 3 years old. The venue is Hilton Special School, but it is aimed at able-bodied kids. Dates are 26 November-22nd December. Getting your kids moving their bodies is a great break from “screen time”.
Keep an eye on Alliance Francaise. They often have good movies and activities announced one or two days before the event. Foreign language films with subtitles, art exhibitions, cooking classes. Also the kids activities program at MIS above in the For Kids section.
At the end of November there is the Fiji National Championships for Badminton. This could be a great rainy day activity to watch for as long or as short as you enjoy.
Head to Suva Markets to pick up some gorgeous flowers. A Fresh Flower wreath is a luxury we can indulge in during a Summer Christmas in Fiji.
Staying fit during an indulging season like Thanksgiving Christmas & New Year can be difficult. The Russ Challenge looks like a real challenge. Check the facebook page here for details. It is listed as Saturday December 22nd 6am. The details are:
Join Russ on December for the Russ Challenge. In my line of work being physically fit and mentally prepared could mean the difference between life and death. To do this for years, deployed in different continents on different operations require me to be ready for anything. Sometimes you can be working in a team and the very next month you’re all alone in foreign country; being ready, prepared and focused is extremely important.
I kept a training routine that I’ve always fall back on to test my physical capabilities and mental focus before heading out.
If you are an Active Duty Military, Police, Corrections, Fireman or an interested Individual. Fill free to write on this event wall. Bring your unit, teams, group or family and enjoy the work out !
200 Proper Push Up
50Dead Weight Pull Up
10 KM Run and return with a 50 KG backpack and hike for 10 KM
Complete 2×3 minute round Sparring
1 set 50 reps Burpees (no rest)
and Survive a Stress test with Knife Attack, Self-Defence and Weapons Disarmament.
The tree is already up and the lighting event is taking place at GPH on 23rd November. They are certainly getting in early. It is a fundraiser for St Christopher’s Home.
As I drove through Damodar City carpark today (before the inevitable traffic jam to get out!) I saw the tree being put up. I often resent the tree as it takes up valuable car spaces. However, going along to the lighting of it could be fun. On Saturday 1st December.
I recently did the sunset cruise. Even though the weather wasn’t great, sprinkling but not raining (oh Suva!!) is was a fantastic experience. I can definitely recommend it. After living in Fiji for so long and seeing many druas, sailing on one, even with a tarpaulin sail(!) was excellent.
As I have said before, you can pick up excellent resort deals before Christmas. The closer you get to Christmas and the later you book, you can pick up some bargains.
Uprising Resort have come to the party early with some great local deals.
Remember we are in cyclone season. So stay up to-to-date with weather reports. Have your cyclone preparation done before you Christmas Shopping. Cyclones wont wait for you. We are predicted to have 7-11 named Tropical Cyclones in the Pacific, and predicted to have the average amount of cyclones here in Fiji.
Crime is usually on the rise in the lead up to Christmas. Stay safe.
As I post this on Thanksgiving, I wish all my American friends a Happy Thanksgiving. To everyone, have a wonderful Christmas and New Year period. If you have guests coming, particularly with special needs (older parents, limited mobility etc) or children of an age you are unfamiliar with, I can recommend some activities tailored for you to enjoy. Please contact me for anything to help you Find Your Feet.