We celebrate NAIDOC Week with interactive cultural tent

Voice. Treaty. Truth is the 2019 NAIDOC Week theme but what does it mean? This year's theme refers to the 3 key elements to the reforms described in the

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We are helping kids get school ready!

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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Skate Park transformed by local youth

At the beginning of this year, the NCNS Youth team found out that they were successful in their proposal for a Magnetic Places grant from the Penrith City Council, aiming to update the existing Skate

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Over 1500 students celebrate culture at 9th Annual NAIDOC Cup

It was a calm and cool morning as NCNS staff began to arrive at the Hunter Fields early on Friday 21st June to get ready for our 9th Annual NAIDOC Cup. NAIDOC Cup is a huge day,

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Kingswood Park Reserve Transformation Launched

In a previous blog we talked about our Magnetic Places Art in the Park Project where NC

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FREE school holiday workshops for all the family

On Monday 8 July we will be holding free meditation, music and relaxation workshops (large meeting room) for adults at the South Penrith Neighbourhood Centre. While you le

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We talk about early childhood with Zoe Harris

We sat down with one of NCNS’ Early Childhood superstars Zoe Harris to talk about all things early childhood. Zoe has been an Early Childhood Worker with NCNS for over 7 years but more impressive

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Kingswood Park Pop Up: Strengthening community

Over the last 12 months, NCNS have been holding pop-up events each term in Kingswood Park as a result of acquiring a Penrith City Council, Community Assistance Program (CAP) grant. CAP Grants are f

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Showing courage, sharing truths

This year’s theme for National Reconciliation Week was ‘Grounded in Truth, Walk Together with Courage,’ but what does this really mean? Reconciliation to us, means bringing Aboriginal and Tor

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Women’s Group Winter Warmer Cruise

Last week, NCNS Community Development Worker, Nada Mohammed took the ladies from the Make Time Women’s Group on a 2 ½ hour Winter Warmer Cruise on the Nepean Belle. For many of the women, it was th

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Help for Penrith residents at the Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW’s Bring Your Bills Day

The Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW (EWON) is an independent body that can assist consumers who are having problems with their energy or water providers.  They investigate and resolve complaints by

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Illawong & Kareela Avenue Reserve Transformation

Back in February NCNS Community Development Worker, Justine Reynolds held a number of Magnetic

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Bringing people together

In 2018, The Australian Psychological Society & Swinburne University of Technol

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Have you heard about the Clontarf Aboriginal Boys Program

NCNS Community Development Worker, Justine Reynolds, had the privilege of spending time with Cranebrook High School Students participating in the Clontarf Aboriginal boys

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How we are making dental health a priority

In a previous blog post, we talked about the importance of early childhood dental visits

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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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What are you struggling with?

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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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