New Young Parents Group Sees Parents Support parents while babies explore and discover

NCNS has run Nepean Young Pregnancy Support (NYPS) group in partnership with the Penrith Women’s Health Centre for many years.  NYPS is a group specifically for young pregnant women 25 years and un

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How we celebrated women this International Women’s Day

NCNS celebrated International Women's Day during a morning tea with the Cranebrook Make Time Women’s Group and as a part of the Nepean Women Present project which was sponsored by Penrith Women’s

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Kooly kids dance group gives deadly performance at Aboriginal Eel Festival

Our Kooly Deadly Kids Dance group facilitated by Jessy from Nulungu Dreaming were invited to perform at the Eel Festival in Parramatta on the 7th March 2021. The name ‘Parramatta’ is

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Community Kids Clean up Community Centres for Clean Up Australia Day

During the week of the 1st  March to 5th March 2021, our young members of the NCNS community helped clean the environment around their local community centres.

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Ladies get free hearing checks for world hearing day thanks to Hearing Australia

World Hearing Day is held on the 3rd of March each year to raise awareness on how to prevent deafness and hearing loss, and to promote ear and hearing care across the world. This year NCNS partnere

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Children’s Fun Day

The Kingswood Park Kids Fun Day was held during the Christmas School Holidays as part of a Kingswood Park Kids Collective Community Grant established prior to COVID-19. The children held meetings and

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Bra Gifting Days are helping women and girls receive extra support

This term, the NCNS Community Development team hosted two Bra Gifting Days thanks to Support the Girls Australia. Support the Girls Austra

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More than a word, a reflection on the Apology

Today is the 13th Anniversary of the National Apology to the stolen generations by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.  2021 is also the 20th anniversary for Reconciliation Australia. This years t

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School Holiday Program January 2021

The NCNS Youth School Holiday Program is a great way for young people to meet new people in a safe, respectful environment. The young people are so accepting of new people. Participants get to indul

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We have a bunch of fun at Summer Lunch

This year we held our annual Summer Lunch in January at Kooly to welcome the community back into our centre after our much needed Christmas & New Year break. 2020 was a crazy year for all of us so

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Not your normal NAIDOC Week – We celebrate at SRAC event and reminisce on past NAIDOC Cups

Always Was, Always Will Be was the theme for this year 2020 NAIDOC EVENT. NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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NCNS Celebrates the important role Grandparents play in families

This year we celebrated grandparent’s day through our at Braddock Playtime Playgroup, Koolyangarra Aboriginal Supported Playgroup and our Dark Emus Aboriginal Supported Playgroup. We had over 50 com

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A friendly update from our Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare team

The Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare (FFT-CW) team continues in full swing. As we prepare to depart a challenging 2020 (thanks Covid-19) and enter a new year, here are some of our reflectio

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How young people are working on their team work, communication & imagination

The NCNS Youth team have done something a bit different this term with their Monday afternoon activity at our Youth Hub. Youth workers, Sami & Joe decided to start playing Dungeons & Dragons w

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Children’s Week Celebration

On Monday we celebrated Children’s week. This year’s theme is ‘INCRC Article 15 – Children have the right to meet together and join groups and organisations as long as it does not stop other p

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56 dogs and 33 cats vaccinated, microchipped and given health checks in Cranebrook

On Saturday the 17th, Cranebrook Neighbourhood Centre opened its doors and welcomed cats and dogs from the local community. We held our Vaccination and Microchipping day in partnership with

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Penrith Rams helping our KP Kids play & experience playing a team sport

On Tuesday 20th October the Kingswood Park Kids Group started back after the school holidays. This term we are lucky enough to have the Penrith Rams who will be coming to group each week a

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Young people enjoyed exciting adventures during our School Holiday Program

Sami & Joe from the NCNS Youth Team were super excited to run the holiday program this school holidays (all be it with limited numbers) so they could take young people out of the house and out of

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New culture and creative arts program, NICE launched

NCNS was incredibly excited the launch our new culture and creative arts program, Nations In Cultural Exchange (NICE) at the beginning of this month. This program is facilitated by Jie Pittman, who be

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Young People thrive in Art Tasters Program

What a great experience it was for Sami and I to co-ordinate and be involved in the Art Tasters Program. The Art Tasters Program evolved from the interest displayed in art by young people on the Magne

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