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At the moment due to the coronavirus pandemic we are unable to run parent courses and coffee mornings. We really miss having you in school!


There are some online courses and workshops running that might be interesting or helpful to you at home until all children get back to full time school.


Have a look at these - for some you must register. No Cost to you

Free Cooking Classes - Be a more confident cook! Register NOW!

Stress Management & Dealing with Unhelpful Thoughts - Thursday 20th May

Stress Management & Relaxation Skills - Thursday 6th May

Reduce Anxiety with Mindfulness Practice - Friday 30th April

Free Workshop - Worry and Unhelpful Thinking - Thursday 29th April

Free Online Workshop - Self Esteem and Self Confidence - Thursday 22nd April

Acrylic Painting Course for Adults - Grahame Park Community Centre

Free Online NHS Workshops for Parents

Children & Young People's Wellbeing Workshops 2021

If you would like to book any of these free workshops please email with your name and contact number or ask Mrs Shear

Free Workshop - Managing Stress and Improving Sleep - Monday 8th March 5pm

Keeping your children safe online - Free Webinar for Parents - March 4th - 5pm

Screen time amongst young people has reportedly increased by 500% during lockdown, so keeping young people safe online has never been more important. Online issues such as bullying, hate speech, fake news,  harassment and exposure to upsetting content have increased at an alarming rate during the pandemic.


During the 1 hour zoom webinar, Digital Awareness UK will talk through:

1. Popular online apps and digital wellbeing trends

2. Critical issues to be aware of

3. Practical steps to protect children from online risk and to encourage happy and healthy tech habits.


There will also be plenty of time to ask questions about any concerns you may have in the home around online safety.

Free Online Workshop - Thursday 25th Feb - Managing Stress and Coping with Uncertainty

Free Online Workshop Thursday 28th January 5pm - 6pm Stress Management and Mindfulness Practice

Free online Workshop - 21st January - STRUGGLING WITH ANXIETY - YOU ARE NOT ALONE

Free Online Workshop - Tuesday 12th Jan 5pm-6pm - Managing Your Mood

Free Online Workshop - COPING IN HARD TIMES & GROWING GRATITUDE - Thursday 17th December 11am -12

Free NHS Online Workshop - Managing Your Stress to Improve your Sleep - Thursday 10th December 2020 11am-12

Free NHS Workshop - Manage Your Mood & Stop Catastrophising - Thursday 3rd December 11am -12

Managing Your Mood - Thursday 19th November 5pm-6pm

Mindfulness & Stress Reduction Online Workshop - Thursday 12th November

Free Cookery Courses in Burnt Oak

email or call Taz to register 07366 088811


  • Basic Cookery (Mondays 4 weeks)
  • Cooking on a budget for families (Tuesdays 4 weeks)
  • Cooking on a budget for families for ESOL learners (Wednesdays 4 weeks)
  • Catering (more advanced) (Thursdays 6 weeks)
  • Basic Cookery for Supported Learners (Fridays 4 weeks)


International Gospel Church

102A Watling Ave,

Burnt Oak 

HA8 0LN - opposite Burnt Oak Library 


Free Sewing Workshops for Parents


The sewing teacher from Barnet College will be running a live (face to face) course at The Grahame Park Community Centre soon - details will follow but if you want to stay virtual...


There will be a 6 week online machine sewing course starting 03/11/2020 (Tuesdays) 9.30-11.30

You will need a sewing machine (or to rent one) Code: 5A527320E7G


There will be a 6 week online hand sewing course starting 05/11/2020 (Thursdays) 1pm - 3pm

You will need needles, scissors and sewing threads Code: 5A540920E7G


Enrolment information below (Mrs Shear can help with this)


Free Online Workshop : Make stress your friend - 15th October

Stress Workshop in Farsi - 16th October

Free Online Workshop: Wellbeing & Resilience - Wednesday 7th October



Free NHS Online Workshop for Positive Well-Being - September 17th 11am

Click on the link below to register for this free webinar


Parent Gym is a 6 week course for parents that lots of you have really enjoyed and benefited from. Being a calm and positive parent can help whether you are in lockdown or not. If you need help or a refresher have a go at some of these tips with your children that Parent Gym have published virtually. They are really helpful!


Helpful advice and tips on the links below

Lots of adult learning classes are run throughout the year.

Parents from Orion and Goldbeaters have priority but sometimes we have spaces for friends and family members. Book a space for a course through the school office. We ask for a £5 contribution for every 6 week course. Contribution of £10 if you are not an Orion or Goldbeaters parent.


This term adult learning courses will be as follows:


Hairdressing - Intro to Colouring  - Monday 9.15 - 11.45 at Goldbeaters 

Hairdressing - Intro to cutting - Monday 12.15 - 2.45 Goldbeaters 

Parent Gym - Thursday - 9.00 - 11.00 The Orion 





Join a taster session for Parent Gym which is a parenting course on Thursday 26th September at 9am

Please register with Mrs Shear

Sewing Course - Upcycling Clothes

Our wonderful hairdressers

Positive Parenting Courses


A wonderful and committed group of parents have just completed a 6 week Parent Gym course run by Mrs Shear.


This was a course of six 2-hour workshops with "missions" to complete in between each. The aim of the course is to make sure parents

  • have happier and more confident children
  • can get their children to open up and talk more
  • feel calm more of the time
  • are able to make family life more fun


Week 1: Chat - how to communicate

Week 2: Love - how to balance warmth and discipline

Week 3: Behave - how to be consistent with limit setting

Week 4: Care - how to raise healthy children

Week 5: Discover - how to encourage learning

Week 6: Together - how to build a support network with parents and children


The parents feedback for this course was truly positive and all of them would recommend the course to other parents and wished they had found a the Parent Gym course when they first became parents. There will be further Parent Gym courses run across The Orion and Goldbeaters this year.

Parent Gym - Spring Term at Goldbeaters

Well Done to a wonderful group of parents from Goldbeaters and The Orion who committed to the 6 week Parent Gym programme with Mrs Shear held at Goldbeaters. 

Parent Gym Course - Autumn 2018

Goldstar Federation