ParraParents Website Launch – Competition 5


What skill would you love to learn and why?

launch competition 5Competition 5 Details*

To enter launch competition 5, simply comment below with your answer to the question ‘What skill would you love to learn and why?’, as well as subscribe to the ParraParents newsletter.

  • Competition Opens: Monday 26th September at 8pm.
  • Competition Closes: Friday 30th September at 8pm.
  • 1st Prize: 3 hour sewing lesson with Caz from UsefulBox (valued at $150)launch competition 5
  • 2nd Prize: 2 swimming lessons thanks to Jump! Swim Schools – Guildford (valued at $35)

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* The full terms and conditions for launch competition 5 are at the bottom of this page.



useful-box-logoUsefulBox was created by Caroline to share her love of craft and sewing with beginners and seasoned sewers, to help them gain confidence and hone new skills to tackle any sewing or crafting project.

Having sewn and crafted since the age of 10, Caz is a wealth of knowledge and inspiration. She studied Fashion Design at East Sydney TAFE and has worked for Leona Edmiston and Collette Dinnigan.

Caz offers group, beginner and private sewing lessons in your own home or at her studio in North Ryde.

Private lessons are $150 for 3 hours or $180 for a 4 hours. A full beginners workshop with a group of friends  for 4 hours is $130 per person.

sefulBox kids-courseCaz has also developed a 4 week after school program for upper primary aged children. The program is set to start from term 4 running from 3:45 pm until 5:15 pm at UsefulBox HQ in North Ryde.  For more information and to register visit Caz’s website.

Contact Caz via facebook, her website or email – [email protected]

Jump! Swim Schools – Guildford

jump-swim-school-logoJump! Swim Schools Guildford opened in mid 2016 near the Yennora Distribution Park. They are driven to provide the highest-quality swim lessons, in a private, boutique environment. Their program has a primary a focus on beginners and baby classes, while also providing stroke correction.

Jump! Swim Schools Guildford believe that by providing a more personal and private environment, your child can get the level of attention they deserve in learning such a critical and challenging skill.Jump swim school

They have a maximum of 2 classes at any time, so the teaching environment is far more private and focused than busier facilities. This combined with experienced staff and smaller class numbers means that your child will receive the best possible swimming experience. They provides a clean, modern and private indoor facility which is heated throughout the year.

Address: 12 Carrington Road, Guildford, NSW 2161
Contact number: 02 9721 0180

Enter Now!

Competition Terms and Conditions

  1. By entering and participating, the entrant agrees to the terms and conditions set out below.
  2. By entering and participating, the entrant agrees to hold harmless, defend and indemnify ParraParents from and against any and all claims, demands, liability, damages or causes of action (however named or described), losses, costs or expenses, with respect to or arising out of or related to (i) entrant’s participation in the competition, or (ii) entrant’s participation in any prize related activities, acceptance of a prize and/or use or misuse of a prize (including, without limitation, any property loss, damage, personal injury or death caused to any person(s).
  3. The competition is open to all subscribers of the ParraParents newsletter, except the judges and their family.
  4. Only 1 (one) entry per person is to be submitted.
  5. The entrant must answer the question ‘What skill would you love to learn and why?’ in the comment section of the competition page.
  6. All entries will be judged by the current administrators of the ParraParents website – Claudia Stamfel, Kellie Darley and Mel Towers. The judge’s decision is final.
  7. The competition begins 8pm MONDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER 2016 and ends 8pm FRIDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 2016. All entries must be posted by 8pm FRIDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 2016.
  8. The winner will be announced on the ParraParents website by MONDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2016.
  9. The winner will be contacted by MONDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2016.
  10. The winners name and email address will be shared with the businesses providing the prizes, either UsefulBox or Jump! Swim Schools – Guildford by MONDAY 3RD OCTOBER.  
  11. First prize is a 3 hour private sewing lesson valued at $150 to be held in the studio of UsefulBox in North Ryde.
  12. Second prize is 2 session pass for swimming lessons at Jump! Swim School located in Guildford. The lessons must be used within 3 months of issue date – being the 3rd of October 2016 and is not valid with any other offer.
  13. The prizes are not redeemable for cash.
  14. A voucher will be sent to the winners by the businesses providing the prize.
  15. In the event of the winner not being able to receive their prize, a runner up will be selected by the judges to receive the prize.


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I am a mother to a 3 yr old boy who loves noisy cars and strawberries. I love baking, cooking, summer storms and being a full time friend and teacher to my son. I kill everything I try to grow including air plants. I pin more cakes and craft ideas than I will ever get to bake or make. I also will never be able to top the dinosaur egg activity I ran at our playgroup. You can find me chasing after my son as he steals flowers from the gardens in West Ryde or at your local sushi train at lunch time.


  1. Sewing! My son and husband always needs larger size pants but pants always need hemming. I’d save a lot of money if I could do it myself.I’d really enjoy it too.I did buy a sewing machine and tried but I’m not confident just yet.

  2. I want to learn swimming as it is good for health and Weight maganement as well. Also, I can also teach my little Bub and we can swim together hopefully one day soon;)

  3. Sewing, to be able to create individual piecesf or my family as well as make special presents for my friends, would be a lovely experience

  4. Ironically learn to sew using our sewing machine. It’s still in a box & material sitting there. I want to make the kids clothes. I like Lacey lane girls clothing but can’t afford it.

    I also would like to learn to improve my cake decorating skills. How to do make up & possibly be make up artist. If I can make that a business would prefer that then going back to corporate world of long hours. Before kids I worked in HR & some people expect you to work 10-12 hour days.

  5. I would enjoy learning how to teach yoga to kids.I think it will be a great thing to be able to enjoy practising yoga in a fun way and give them some great skills for the busy life we live in.

  6. I would love to be able to play a musical instrument. I took piano and guitar lessons when I was a kid but that skill didn’t come naturally to me. I’ve always envied those who can play so effortlessly

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