Facebook Wrap Up Dec.

Check out highlights from our facebook page in December!   1st December What a fantastic tur

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Cranebrook Estate XMAS Party 2017

The Cranebrook Estate Christmas Party went off with a bang!  This is a day that our staff rea

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#Friends Program

The #Friends (Love Bites Jnr) program was developed with the intention to promote healthy respectful relationships and use of social media. Our aim was to create an environment where young people lead

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Creative Writing Story – Second Chance

South Penrith Neighbourhood Centre Creative Writing Group meets every Tuesday, 9.30am - 11:00am. We are a group of writers who love the written word in all its forms. Each week, with the aid of writin

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Cranebrook Connects Kids

Through consultation with local families it was identified that youth between 8 - 12-years old had limited opportunities to participate in minimal low cost or free activities within the local area. A

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Children’s Week 2017

Children’s Week is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the rights, needs and accomplishments of children. Our children’s week event was bustling with activity. Everywhere you looked, th

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Kids getting outdoors improves well being

With so much technology around and such busy lifestyles kids are spending less time outdoors and more time in front of screens.  Another barrier to kids getting outside is parents may not feel comfor

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Mental Health Event October

We were recently informed that 60% of school students are suffering from severe anxiety around exams and the pressures of performance. With October being Mental Health Month, we held a Mental Healt

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Messy Play Day

During the school holidays NCNS & Northcott joined forces to put on a Messy Play Day, for children 0-9 years old. The aim of the day was to entice families to come along and explore different s

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Train the Trainer – Deadly Thinking

You may be familiar with some of NCNS’ Aboriginal workers, Dave, Trudy, Bronwyn and Donna who are based at our Koolyangarra Aboriginal Family Centre & Werrington Centre. This week they attended

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Impact on school attendance

During the school term, we run FREE a breakfast club at Cranebrook Neighbourhood Centre for school students from the local area. Braddock Public School’s transport to school program uses the NCNS

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School Holiday Program – What our youth get up to!

 Monday 25th September - Ripples Pools

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Girls with Goals Scholarship Program

Wentworth Community Housing has again funded 5 girls under their “Girls with Goals” scholarship Program for 2017, which provided sponsorship of local Cranebrook girls to have the opportunity to be

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Cranebrook Pet Day

Over the weekend, NCNS staff, together with staff from the RSPCA, and Coreen Avenue Vet, provided a Community Pet Day in Cranebrook for community members who live within the Penrith City Council area.

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Talking about Trauma

  Last Wednesday, 6 child protection counsellors from Integrated Violence Prevention & Response Services (IVPRS) came out to Koolyangarra Aboriginal Family Centre to run a "Talking about T

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National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day Event 2017

On Friday 4th August, NCNS celebrated the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children’s Dayevent at our Koolyangarra Aboriginal Family Centre with our loc

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Living in the Urban Heart of Penrith

Twenty years ago, who would have imagined that a June evening in 2017 would bring fifty local residents together to talk about what ‘urban living’ means for Penrith now and in the future? As Pe

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OUR LANGUAGES MATTER: NAIDOC Jamison Park

Our cultural tent, was once again, a big hit, buzzing with activity and celebrating Aboriginal culture, during the NAIDOC Week event, at Jamison Park last Friday. Tracey taught children the art of

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NAIDOC Cup 2017

NCNS staff and volunteers arrived early on the misty Friday morning in preparation for the colossal day ahead. Being the 7th year of NAIDOC Cup, staff knew what they were in for; a jam-pack

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MOVE, EXPLORE, CREATE.

Move, Explore, Create, is an 8-week music therapy program, run at Koolyangarra Aboriginal Family Centre, in conjunction with Nordoff Robins. M.E.C provides interactive activities using live music,

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