Be Strong & Take Heart

9-11 August 2019: Yarra Valley, Vic.

Mum Heart 2019 Yarra Valley

Imagine!  Cosy fireplaces, hot chocolate, warm fellowship and invigorating walks near vineyards. Bring your winter woollies.

9-11 August, 2019

It is truly empowering being in a room full of homeschooling mummas. I leave conference reminded that I’m not in this journey alone and there are 100’s of women from all across Australia cheering me on. Informative, encouraging, fun and refreshing. I’ll definately be back.

Vanessa Curtis

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Details

  • Friday evening August 9 – Sunday August 11

  • The Mum Heart Conference is a weekend conference to encourage the hearts of Christian homeschool mums.
  • The conference fee covers conference attendance, morning and afternoon tea and lunch on Saturday, plus morning tea on Sunday
  • You will be able to indicate dietary requirements in the registration process
  • Conference covers one mum only.  No children except young babies. No child minding facilities are available.
  • Full conference ticket $145, Day Ticket $105
  • Evening meals, accommodation and transport are not included in this price
  • Feel free to spread the word #mumheartau #mumheartaustralia

The Conference will be held at Chateau Yering Hotel

42 Melba Highway,  Yering Victoria 3770

Getting to our venue:  Nearest train station is Lilydale. We can arrange to meet you so stay in touch via the Facebook group or email

Once you have bought your ticket you will be invited to join a closed Facebook group for attendees only. This will be the place to organize a carpool and a roommate (see Accommodation notes)

Since accommodation is not covered by conference ticket, we encourage you to book as soon as you can. If you are coming with a friend, please only one of you book accommodation. If you need a roommate, see below.

 

Twin Share accommodation is available on site at https://chateauyering.com.au/

Price quoted for us is $148 per person to share a twin room (separate beds) per night, including breakfast.

Please contact the hotel direct to book and mention you are attending this conference.

Ph 03 92373333

Other nearby suggestions are to gather a group and book a cottage at Yering Gorge

https://www.yeringcottages.com.au/cms/

Or have a look at nearby options in the Yarra Valley: closest town is Yarra Glen.

Need to find a Room-mate?

When you register for conference you will be given a link for a Victoria 2019 Facebook Group. This group is specifically for people who are coming to connect and make accommodation/travel arrangements and ask questions. If this doesn’t work for you, and you have trouble finding someone to share with please email us at mumheartinfo@gmail.com and we will do our best to help you.

You will be asked for registration details (diet/babies etc) at the time of buying your ticket.  

Since all the paperwork will be done online before the Conference, when you ‘Check in’ at the Conference, all you have to do is say hello and pick up your name tag and any other directions from the Conference desk.

Conference desk will open 6pm Friday night, and 8.30am Saturday morning.

Speakers for Yarra Valley 2019 Conference:

Jacinta Caudell:
Prioritising “wholeness” into our home-schooling days – become free from the hindrance of a hurried life.

Barb Somervaille:
Homeschooling with Courage and Confidence – hold your head high and walk bravely forward.

Elizabeth Somervaille:
Fearless Parenting – Don’t be afraid to send your  children out into the world. God needs them!

Elizabeth & Barb:
Cultivating friendship as mother and daughter

 

Learn more about each Speaker

 

Programme Quick Outline:

Friday night:  from 6.00pm Meet and Greet informal evening

Saturday: Registration desk open from 8.30am
Open session 9.30am

Sunday: 10.00am-12noon

 

See full programme here

 

FAQ

I can't make the whole conference, is there a day rate?

Yes – the day rate is $105.  You need to buy a Saturday only ticket

What meals are provided?

Your conference ticket includes Saturday morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea and Sunday morning tea.

Once you have purchased your ticket, you will be given an opportunity to indicate your dietary needs on the Registration form.

What happens for Dinner on Saturday night?

There is a restaurant at the Hotel or plenty of options in nearby villages.

I'm coming on my own, how do I go about finding a room mate?

When you register for conference you will be given a link for the Victoria 2019 Facebook Group. This group is specifically for people who are coming to connect and make accommodation/travel arrangements and ask questions.

If this doesn’t work for you, and you have trouble finding someone to share with please email us at mumheartinfo@gmail.com and we will do our best to help you.

What is happening Friday night?

Kick start the weekend with an informal gathering on the Friday night. A time to gather, meet, chat and be encouraged that you are not alone!!

Will there be any free time?

All sessions are optional, so you can take a walk or have a nap anytime. Though this is a weekend away and we hope you go home refreshed, it is also a time to learn so we encourage you to make the most of every session when you can.

There will be space for reflection sprinkled throughout the conference to allow you time to process what you’ve learned, chat with others and refresh your mum heart.

There will be some free time between the afternoon and evening session on Saturday to allow you to get dinner and connect with others and a late start on Sunday to allow you to linger over breakfast.

I have a baby, can I come?

Yes, you are most welcome to come and bring your breastfeeding/bottle feeding baby with you, however there will not be childcare available. Mothers with babies will be asked to sit at a table close to a door for quick exit as to not disturb others learning.

Can my family come?

Though the conference is only for Mums, your family can come and enjoy the location while you attend the conference. You can book accommodation for your family and let them enjoy time together – there is lots to do in the area.

Will there be vendors?

There will be no vendors selling homeschool materials though key speakers may have a few resources – cash only.

What if I change my mind and can't come in the end?

Unfortunately, due to contracts with the hotel, we cannot offer a refund after August 1, 2019

Will tickets be available at the door?

No, unfortunately the venue needs confirmation of numbers so ticket sales will close July 31. There will be no door sales.

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