Young people shine at Youth Week Colour Run

Youth week is a time to celebrate the contribution of young people in the community as well as a chance for young people to share their ideas, showcase their talents and for them to have their voices

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Local youth leaving their mark on Skate Park

Magnetic Places is a placemaking initiative of Penrith City Council’s Neighbourhood Renewal Program. Magnetic Places grants are used for neighbourhood projects that bring residents and creatives tog

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Multicultural feast celebrates diverse community of Cranebrook

In celebration of Harmony Day’s 20th Anniversary this year, the day was renamed “Harmony Week” and celebrations took place over the entire week including 21st March which i

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How we can help your child become school ready

The first five years of your child’s life are so important; they are the foundation for learning, health and well being. Starting primary school is a huge milestone for children and parents and c

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Cranebrook community collects items for animals in need

During February, NCNS held a valentine’s day morning tea and 2 mystery bus tours in celebration of Seniors Week. On the way back from our second Mystery bus tour, our seniors stopped off at

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Why it is important to celebrate International Women’s Day

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day was #Balance for Better, a call for a gender balanced world where everyone plays a role in forging gender parity. Although we have seen great imp

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Her Stories – Anthology of the Remarkable Women of Cranebrook

Although women and girls play a number of important roles in our communities, they continue to face inequality, disadvantage and violence as a result of their gender. The

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Kingswood Park residents work with artist to improve local park

Over the past few weeks, children and residents of Kingswood Park have been working hard to design and share their interpretations and thoughts for improvement of the local park.

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How we celebrated this Seniors Festival

NSW Seniors Festival is an opportunity to make new friends or get together with old ones at an array of local community events, many

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The National Apology: What it means to us

February 13 marked the 11th anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, acknowledging the past laws, policies and practices that have inflicted profound

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Why early childhood dental visits are important

So far in Penrith, Summer has been a HOT one! If you are now back at work, you are wishing you were still on holiday. It’s 35°C, you can feel the sweat gathering above your brow and all you can thi

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Why young people benefit from our school holiday program

Beyond Blue’s website states that “1 in 7 young Australians experience a mental health condition.” With 4 neighbourhood centres in the Penrith LGA, we see many young people walk thro

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How we reconnect with our community in the new year

Each January, NCNS runs Summer Lunches at our Koolyangarra Aboriginal Family Centre, where we invite community to share lunch with our team and enjoy a variety of activities for all ages. We thin

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Women’s Group wrap up 2018 with a High Tea

What a year it has been for the Make Time Women’s Group! With the ladies participating in many volunteering opportunities this year,  they have become an influential force within the local Penri

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Backyard Science Program

During Term 4, the NCNS Youth team’s after school activity was Backyard Science, a hands on, fun filled program using everyday materials to create exciting experiments. The aim was to create easy

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Cranebrook Estate Christmas Party

The Cranebrook Estate Christmas Party is a day that NCNS Staff look forward to each year. It gives us the chance to end the year together with our local community while having an exciting, fun filled

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Would you like fries with that?

“Would you like fries with that?” is a Youth employment project consisting of a series of 5 workshops for young people aged 14-18. The workshops aimed to provide access to free local workshops

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Message from the GM 2019

It is at this time of year that we like to thank all the communities that we work with including services that partner with us, funders, other stakeholders and of course our neighbourhoods and familie

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Meal Services in Penrith over Christmas 2018

2018-19 Free meal and support services over Xmas-New Year

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