Plogging along

Plogging is a Swedish concept of jogging and picking up rubbish. The word comes from the combination of jogging and the Swedish words 'plocka upp' meaning ‘to pick up.’ Plogging has become a wo

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Reconciliation Week 2018

With last week being Reconciliation Week (27th May to 3rd June), NCNS began celebrations with morning activities each day with our Brekky Club kids. They created bracelets with r

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Community create an edible garden

Last Thursday we invited community to help us create an edible garden at our Cranebrook Neighbourhood Centre, after graciously being donated a garden bed and plants from Bunnings.

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Cans for breakfast

Would it surprise you to know that 1 in 4 children in Australia skip breakfast? Some of the impacts of children going to school hungry can include: Difficulty concentrating in the cla

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NAIDOC Cup Brings School Communities Together

For the 8th year, Nepean Community and Neighbourhood Services (NCNS) will host the NAIDOC Cup for over 1,000 primary school children at Hunter Fields in Emu Plains on Friday, 22 June 2018 f

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Women’s group sew literacy and care bags

Our Make Time Women’s Group are putting their time to great use! So far this year, the group have sewn over 40 bags that have been donated to local schools for literacy bags as well as care bags fo

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Celebrating Neighbourhood Centre’s Week

After a recent foyer upgrade, Cranebrook Neighbourhood Centre held an event to celebrate Neighbourhood Centre’s Week.  Neighbourhood Centre’s Week is a nationwide initiative that celebrates the r

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School Holiday Program April 2018

Our school holiday program booked out in no time and was at capacity of 16 young people attending each day, with some new faces joining the crew which was great to see! The first leg of our school

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Messy Play Day

On Wednesday 18th April we had our Messy Play day which was a hit with all the kids! They got MESSY and

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Youth Week Colour Run & Movie Night

This Tuesday 17

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Seniors Circuit Training

For Seniors Week Penrith City Council and the Thornton Community Development Program (NCNS & Landcom) invited seniors to try out Thornton’s fitness circuit equipment and do an outdoor gym workou

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Seniors Bingo & Games Day

This years Seniors Festival theme was “Let’s do more together.” Health conditions, mobility limitations and lack of energy can be detrimental to our senior’s social lives. Social isolation

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Harmony Day Community Feast

This year NCNS celebrated its first Harmony Day with a Community Feast at our Cranebrook Neighbourhood Centre.  Harmony Day was an open invitation to all community members to come and celebrate the c

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Aboriginal Early Childhood Developmental Outreach Day

Early intervention screening is a vital service for young children that can help to identify any health, developmental or other problems that may affect their growth, learning and development. It c

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International Women’s Day Event 2018

We celebrated International Women’s day with over 200 exceptional women at an event held at St Marys Memorial Hall on Wednesday 7th March. The day was an opportunity to get together to

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Historic House Restoration

Historic House - Thornton Hall, restored to its former glory by owner and heritage building specialist, Peter Cipollone was officially opened yesterday. Speeches were delivered by Laura Player (des

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Holi Festival of Colours

Holi is a Hindu festival that marks the end of winter and is usually performed in March. The festival is rooted in Hindu mythology and celebrates the triumph of good over evil. On Saturday 10th Mar

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2018: NCNS celebrates 20 years of Aboriginal Service Delivery

This year NCNS celebrates 20 years of providing Aboriginal Services in the Penrith area. This

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Chinese New Year Celebration: Thornton

Our Chinese New Year celebration was a fantastic festival. We had some amazing food cooked by Hao Chen as well as sharing delicious food brought in by the local community.  Chinese dancers and lion d

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10th Anniversary of National Apology Event at Kooly

Today is the 10th Anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generation and Indigenous people of Australia. Today we got together with our community at Kooly to reflect on the significance

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