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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Me & Bub Pop Up

Me and Bub is an opportunity for community to come together and share their stories and journeys about parenthood. Many parents face challenges with raising children and often believe that they are al

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National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day 2020

The theme for National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day was ‘We are elders of tomorrow, Hear our voice.’ This is an important event to engage families in culture and to rec

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Kingswood Park Kids

Kingswood Park Kids are back in action, moving to a new location at North Penrith Community Centre, due to Covid-19 restrictions. On Tuesday afternoons the group will either walk or some catch our

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FoodREDi Program

Before the world was sent into chaos due to Covid-19, NCNS was delivering a 6 week FoodREDi Program with 10 participants from Cranebrook, Glenmore Park and Kingswood Park. The FoodREDi Program help

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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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Term 3 2020 Updates

Our team is extremely excited for Term 3, as we are able to recommence most of our regular groups, of course, with social distancing measures in place to keep our workers & the community safe. For

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Science Day in the Park

The shutdown was challenging for many people in the community, and especially for children who are used to going to school and seeing their fri

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May Newsletter

2 months ago if you told me we would be in isolation and that for weeks we would only be allowed out of our homes for essential reasons, I would have laughed and said, no way, not here! I did not e

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Communities Team & Aboriginal Programs Update April 2020

The Community Development

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Closing the Gap Team Update April 2020

Closing the Gap (CTG)  In

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