Eagle Junction State School in Clayfield Celebrates Japanese Day

The Eagle Junction State School in Roseby Avenue is celebrating Japan’s rich culture by hosting a Japanese Day.

Scheduled on Wednesday, the 26th of June 2019, the Japanese Day festival, also known as Nihon Matsuri, will run from 8:35 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. by the school library.

Activities during this event will include a showcase of Japanese music and art through drumming performances and calligraphy. The highlight of the event will be a rakugo, a unique form of Japanese entertainment.

During the rakugo, one person sits on stage and uses paper props to tell a story. The themes are usually comical and the storyteller plays up the characters by changing the tone of his voice.

At lunch, bento boxes from SAKANA Japanese Dining Bar will be distributed to the guests.

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This event requires a sign-up with the student or parents’ Munch Monitor accounts.

Make a Dash for Clayfield’s Kalinga Dash!

The Kalinga Dash is back this year. Mark your calendars, Ray White Clayfield will bring another Kalinga Dash on Sunday, the 13th of August. The Kalinga Park will be filled with races, food and drinks, market stalls, and kiddie and adult entertainments.



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There will be three races — a 7.5-kilometre Long Course, 4.2-kilometre Short Course, and the new 2-kilometre Kids’ Dash. There are marshals at intervals on the course to direct participants and ensure safety.

Pets are not allowed on any of the courses to avoid course congestion and ensure the safety of the participants.


Long & Short Courses

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The 7.5-kilometre Long Course is a two-loop course, while the 4.2-kilometre Short Course is a one-loop course. Both races will start and finish on the Diggers Drive in Kalinga Park.

The safety briefing will commence at 7:45 a.m. and the race will start at 8:00 a.m. Cut-off times will apply to this course; participants are required to exit the course if not finished by 9:30 a.m.




Kids’ Dash

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The Kids’ Dash is a new race that was designed to encourage children to participate and be active. Parents and guardians with registered children under 8 years of age should register to accompany their children around the course.

The race will start at 10:00 a.m. with start and finish points at the Diggers Drive. There will be no cut-off time for the Kids’ Dash, so every kid will get a chance to have a finisher medal.

Although there is already a dedicated course for the kids, children 8 years and older can still register for the other courses. Parents should sign a waiver stating that the child is physically fit and capable to run on the courses.



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The “Early Bird” promo already ended last 30th of June, while the online pre-registration will end on 10th of August.

The “cash only registrations” will be accepted at the race office in the Eagle Junction State School on Saturday, 12th of August, between 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Limited registrations will also be accepted on the day of the race at 7:00 a.m. For the long and short courses, the registration will close at 7:30 a.m., while for the Kids’ Dash will close at 9:15 a.m.



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Although the Kalinga Dash is one of the biggest fun runs in Clayfield, there are other activities scheduled for the day.

A variety of food stalls will serve BBQs, egg rolls, healthy and vegan snacks, cakes and sweets, and “sno-cones”. All of the proceeds will go to the Eagle Junction State School P&C Association for the benefit of the students.



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This family fun day will have adult and children entertainments. The Eagle Junction State School will once again host the Side Show Alley. There will be stalls that will keep the little ones entertained.

The rides will keep the kids busy. Kids will sure enjoy the jumping castles, giant slide, and tea cup ride. The older kids (and adults) will surely engage with the new rides and games including the Sizzler, Lazer Tag, Dodgem Cars, and Footy Shoot Out.

Ride armbands can be purchased when you register for the Kalinga Dash for $20 before the online pre-registration closes and for $25 on the day.

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Visit the Kalinga Dash website and Facebook page for details.