Our Tenants


Karyukai Karate Melbourne is a traditional Japanese Shotokan Karate club established in 2007 by a local Japanese Soprano as well as a Karate instructor NATSUKO MINEGHISHI. Karyukai trains at 2 locations and at St Joseph’s great hall, classes run on every Saturdays from 2:30-4:30pm. Training is open from children 6 years of age to adults of all ages. It enhances focus, fitness, courage, coordination, respect to one another as well as self belief though systematic training regime. We follow the Japanese culture of traditional training – starts and ends classes with cleaning the venue followed by meditation. For further information – www.karyukaikarate.com

LiuHe-ZiRanMen Kungfu Academy

It is our aim to follow in the teachings and traditions of LiuHe-ZiRanMen: Qigong, Taiji, Kungfu and Sanda (Sparring)

The practice of Martial arts are for the purposes of attaining greater fitness, strength, flexibility, health and vitality. The arts of LiuHe-ZiRanMen (Qigong, Taiji, Kungfu and Sanda) are for the realisation of practical and realistic selfdefence methods.

LiuHe-ZiRanMen training consists of three components: Strength and Flexibility training Internal and External fighting techniques Traditional Empty hand and Weapons training.

Practice is achieved in a controlled, safe and friendly environment. Providing the practitioner, the necessary means to learn a practical skillset, by way of utilising a hands-on approach to combat and sparring.

Traditional teachings are employed to follow in the way of the lineage, paying respect to the historical Ancestors and previous Masters. Progressing the arts and the sharing of knowledge, preserving this knowledge for future generations. My aim as the head coach of the LiuHe-ZiRanMen Kungfu Academy is to inspire each individual practitioner toward a regular regimented practice. To gain the most out of the depth of teachings that is LiuHe-ZiRanMen; one must dedicate themselves to their regular practice, wholeheartedly. Coach Andrew specialises in health, fitness and general wellbeing; regularly hosting seminars, workshops, and training intensives alike. Further information can be found on our website: http://www.liuheziranmen.com


For further details please contact the Parish Business Manager Aimee Helleren on 9826 9677 and via email business@parishofsouthyarra.org.au.

Kindergarten ( Almost French)

We believe that the best way to learn is to travel and immerse in the culture.

Almost French kindergarten is a French kindergarten program designed for children aged 3 – 5 years old. Three qualified and experienced dynamic French speaking educators run the program, which is above the child/staff ratio for kindergarten programs (1/11).
We follow the guidelines of the VEYLF and the French Curriculum of ‘petite et moyenne section of maternelle’.
Almost French has a zero tolerance for child abuse. We offer 3 days program inside the parish centre from 8.30-4.30PM for more details go to  Visit: www.almostfrench.com.au
Contact Fanny – almostfrenchexchange@hotmail.com

Gourmet party kids

Gourmet Kids started life in 2000, and each year around 10,000 children come along to experience one of our fantastic cooking parties. Gourmet Kids is also a fun way of getting your child interested in cooking through one of our creative cooking lessons, suitable for any age. Held seven days by appointment.
Visit: www.gourmetkids.com.au
Contact Susan: susan@gourmetkids.com.au

St Joseph’s Playgroup

St Joseph’s Playgroup is a recent addition to the Parish. It’s a great way for our children to play and socialize with each other. It is also a place for parents to come together to form a supportive network for each other. After all, it takes a village to raise a child. 

Details:Day: Thursday and Friday

Time: 11.15am-12.45pm

Cost: $5/child 

Venue: Archive room – Level 1, Admin Building

Contact: Pamela 0414 607 029 (message only please) 


Mini Maestro

Mini Maestros, for babies to five year olds, specialises in fun, whole-brain development, through play-based sequential learning. It is the longest running and most successful Australian business of its kind. Making music is ‘super food’ for a child’s developing brain, as it simultaneously engages areas involved in speech, listening, movement, intellect, socialisation, emotions and creativity.
Mini Maestros Fun & Educational Music Classes for Babies – 5 Year Olds;

           •          Build Confidence

            •          Nurture Whole Brain Development

            •          Social Interaction for Parent and Child

            •          Age-Specific for Children’s Developmental Stages

            •          Classroom Experience in Preparation for Kinder and School

Mini Maestros classes are held at St Joseph’s Parish on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
New students are welcome to join at any point in the teaching term, subject to availability. For enquiries and enrolments please visit http://www.MiniMaestros.com.au or call 9850 5566.

The Actor’s Diner

The Actor’s Diner is owned and run by wife and husband team, Lucy and Jesse. Born out of a passion to create a supportive, non-competitive, inclusive and down to earth environment, as well as to create art, they opened their doors. Lucy and Jesse love actors and those willing to try acting, and greatly respect the bravery and honesty that is asked of them. Lucy and Jesse’s backgrounds are in acting, as well as writing, directing and teaching. They’ve taught at several acting institutions both in Australia and the UK. In recent times, they’ve also turned their focus to running their own production company. Their content has been screened around the world, picking up a few awards along the way too. While always aiming to provide its actors with the tools to help them thrive in a professional setting, the Diner also welcomes actors of all levels. Lucy and Jesse pride themselves on having an accessible and immersive approach for everyone- from those beginning their journey to those already working in the industry.