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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 ... Posted on

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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 ... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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, ... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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 ... Posted on

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Illawong & Kareela Avenue Reserve Transformation

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

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Bringing people together

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

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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... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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 ... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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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... Posted on

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Cranebrook community collects items for animals in need

During February, NCNS held a valentine’s day morning tea and 2 mystery bus tours in celebration of Seniors Week. On the way back from our second Mystery bus tour, our seniors stopped off at ... Posted on

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Why it is important to celebrate International Women’s Day

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day was #Balance for Better, a call for a gender balanced world where everyone plays a role in forging gender parity. Although we have seen great imp... Posted on

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Her Stories – Anthology of the Remarkable Women of Cranebrook

Although women and girls play a number of important roles in our communities, they continue to face inequality, disadvantage and violence as a result of their gender. The ... Posted on

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Kingswood Park residents work with artist to improve local park

Over the past few weeks, children and residents of Kingswood Park have been working hard to design and share their interpretations and thoughts for improvement of the local park. ... Posted on

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How we celebrated this Seniors Festival

NSW Seniors Festival is an opportunity to make new friends or get together with old ones at an array of local community events, many ... Posted on

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The National Apology: What it means to us

February 13 marked the 11th anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, acknowledging the past laws, policies and practices that have inflicted profound... Posted on

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Why early childhood dental visits are important

So far in Penrith, Summer has been a HOT one! If you are now back at work, you are wishing you were still on holiday. It’s 35°C, you can feel the sweat gathering above your brow and all you can thi... Posted on

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Why young people benefit from our school holiday program

Beyond Blue’s website states that “1 in 7 young Australians experience a mental health condition.” With 4 neighbourhood centres in the Penrith LGA, we see many young people walk thro... Posted on

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How we reconnect with our community in the new year

Each January, NCNS runs Summer Lunches at our Koolyangarra Aboriginal Family Centre, where we invite community to share lunch with our team and enjoy a variety of activities for all ages. We thin... Posted on

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Women’s Group wrap up 2018 with a High Tea

What a year it has been for the Make Time Women’s Group! With the ladies participating in many volunteering opportunities this year,  they have become an influential force within the local Penri... Posted on

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