Flying Fox Studios COVID-19 Response and Plan

Term 1 2020 classes:

All classes are suspended effective 25.03.20 as non-essential social gathering restrictions are increased. Please check your inbox 26/3/20 if you have a booking for Term 1, or for our April school holiday workshop program.

Term 2 2020 classes.

11.5.20 Update. As the QLD state government has now released the roadmap to businesses re-opening, we anticipate our classes and workshops will all be able to return as planned in July. We will be facilitating a COVID safe work environment, and so some changes to classroom entry and exit procedures (such as we used in March 2020) may still be in place. Due to the unique layout of our studio and classrooms, we offer ample outside waiting space as well as multiple entry and exit points to high traffic areas. Hand sanitizer has been available in all classrooms and entry points since February 2020, and will continue to remain available.

17.4.20 Update: We have made the difficult decision, due to social distancing restrictions being in place for a future 5 weeks at least, to postpone our Term 2 program to Term 3. If you have a current booking, please check your email inbox (and spam / junk folders) for an email sent April 17th.

Term 3 classes will begin Monday July 20th.

10/4/20 Update: At this stage we are taking advice day by day, as everyone is aware this is an ever changing situation. There is a strong possibility that we will not be permitted to re-open for a large part of Term 2 due to social distancing restrictions remaining in place. Should this be the case will look at moving our entire Term 2 program to Term 3, while our business follows the hibernation period set down by the government.  This means any planned Term 2 classes will move forward (same day / time / teacher) to Term 3, and then continue on to finish the unit. We wanted to let everyone know this is the potential plan, should the need arise. It's such a fast changing situation we have so far implemented Plan A, B, C etc and I have no doubt there are more plans to come, however one thing we do know is that we cannot wait to be back!

Many people have asked us about online delivery. Please see below;
Our Kindermusik classes moved to a digital classroom for final two weeks of Term 1. Any digital classes attended do not replace any face to face classes you have missed, as we completely appreciate an online classroom is a different environment to a face to face class experience.

Our Art and STEM curricula have been developed at Flying Fox Studios over the last 13 years. The program relies on a wide variety of specialised materials and hands on resources, that change weekly, and is one of the reasons why our classes are so unique and well regarded. Unfortunately this does not translate well to online delivery (despite our many, many hours of trying to solve this), as most families only have access to a limited number of these resources.
For this reason, should we need to, we will look at moving our Term 2 enrolments to Term 3 rather than offering Term 2 as online delivery.

However we would still love to support all our students creative development while at home, and we will continue, throughout Term 2, to offer our range of free online art and building challenges, that are best able to use more simple resources that most families will have access to at home.

In addition to this we are currently developing short course curriculum, that can be delivered online, and will be linked with a home resource pack available for purchase. More details on this to come.

Creative online content for Kids - Over the last few weeks our team has been working hard filming and creating videos / downloadable templates and challenges for kids and teens. You can find all our 5 day Art challenge series and our 5 day Building challenge on our Facebook page or our STEAM Kids youtube page.  We hope to continue producing some fantastic challenge videos to inspire Kids creative learning at home.

We run our weekly class program for 36 teaching weeks each year (4 x 9 week terms), plus an additional 5 weeks for our School Holiday Workshops. Should there ever be a need to close our studio for a temporary period, we have an additional 11 contingency weeks each year where no classes are currently scheduled. These weeks are normally set aside for preparation, cleaning, and staff professional development, however are available to be used for lessons when needed.

This means that if a short term enforced studio closure does occur, we have plenty of weeks in the year available to re-schedule your lesson / workshop. You won't miss out!

Our Response:
We recognize this is a difficult time for all, and we remain deeply committed to our customers, staff members, and local community. We will communicate changes as quickly as possible via social media, and email, so please make sure to keep in touch, follow on social media, check your spam filter, and look out for our further communications.
We have been through unexpected closures before, and while we have not had a situation of the scale and impact that we are seeing currently, it is part of our planning, with the main outcome of our scheduling being that you won't miss any face to face classes you have paid for, and we will do our best to limit disruptions to our classes.

As a small business that has spent the past 13 years dedicated to extracurricular activities for our local community, we will get through this, and thoroughly appreciate your support.

Thank you for standing by us,
From the whole Flying Fox Studios team!

Email Subscribe

Search Our Site

 Studio Address: 749-753 Southpine Rd Everton Park
(Crn Barton St & South Pine Rd)
Phone: 07 3855 1528