Making Women’s Health a priority!

In 2013 Jean Hailes, a national not-for-profit organisation that is dedicated to improving women’s health ran the first national Women’s Health Week with an aim to make good health a priority.

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Handmade bags for the homeless

At the end of last year, with Christmas quickly approaching, we couldn’t help but think of the many community members who may be alone or have nowhere to go to enjoy a Christmas meal. While looking

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Big Sister Program promotes resilience and independence

Last term we said goodbye to our Girls After School Group to make way for the Big Sister Program. Thanks to the support of Braddock Public School, this new program has been delivered during school hou

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Youth Build Buddy Benches

This term’s project for the Let’s Build Program was building buddy benches from up-cycled materials. With around 7 young people attending each week, they were given the opportunity to learn a new

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NAIDOC Cup 2018

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Do you need help completing your tax return?

Haven’t done your tax yet? Don’t fret! You may be eligible to get your tax done for FREE with our tax help volunteer! What is the Tax Help Pr

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We’ve got the class you’ve been waiting for!

Are you tired of mundane exercise routines? Are you looking for a class that is gentle, fun and exciting? Well, we have great news, we have a belly dancing class just for you! Belly dancing can

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THORNTON ESTATE – The coolest new address in Penrith

The Thornton Estate, adjacent to Penrith Station is a 40-hectare housing development, master planned by UrbanGrowth NSW (now Landcom) that commenced in 2012. The site was acquired by the state governm

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Women’s Group Make Time to Get Pampered!

On Tuesday 7th August our Make Time Women’s Group took a well deserved break from sewing and indulged in a pamper day. Some visitors from Uniting came along to talk about their service

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NATSICD: Our future and carriers of our stories!

Due to our local area having a large Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community, as well as NCNS being a bicultural organisation with many Aboriginal workers, National Aboriginal & Torres S

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Q & A with Narelle Smith plus her top tips for parents!

On a chilly Wednesday morning, we sat down with NCNS parenting facilitator Narelle Smith, to find out more about her role at NCNS, Triple P Parenting and of course a bit more about herself while she w

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Let’s Build Program

During Term 2, NCNS Youth Team ran a Let's Build program developed due to young people displaying an interest in wanting to build thing, so we channelled that energy into designing and creating catapu

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School Holiday Program July

This July our School Holiday Program was a success with around 13 young people attending each day of the program. Youth had their pick of an exciting array of activities including an outing to Hoyts

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NAIDOC Jamison Park – Because of Her, We Can!

Every year, our cultural tent at the NAIDOC Jamison Park event is an amazing cultural experience for all of those who attend the day and this year was no different. We created a spectacular display of

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Aboriginal School Readiness Program

The first 5 years of a child’s life are critical to their lifelong development. Giving your child the opportunity to form vital skills prior to starting school is crucial to their education. When a

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End of girls group makes way for Big Sister Program

In Term 2, girls from Braddock Public School came to the Cranebrook Neighbourhood Centre after school to enjoy afternoon tea, engage in games as well as art and craft. The girls completed portraits of

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Trauma Program

Last September, child protection counsellors from Integrated Violence Prevention & Response Services (IVPRS) came out to our Koolyangarra Aboriginal Family Centre to run a Talking about Trauma Wor

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NAIDOC Cup 2018

Over 1200 primary school students from 25 Schools throughout the Nepean area, along with parents and community, attended the NCNS 8th Annual NAIDOC Cup on Friday 22nd June at the Hunter Fie

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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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