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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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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