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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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Backyard Science Program

During Term 4, the NCNS Youth team’s after school activity was Backyard Science, a hands on, fun filled program using everyday materials to create exciting experiments. The aim was to create easy... Posted on

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Cranebrook Estate Christmas Party

The Cranebrook Estate Christmas Party is a day that NCNS Staff look forward to each year. It gives us the chance to end the year together with our local community while having an exciting, fun filled ... Posted on

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Would you like fries with that?

“Would you like fries with that?” is a Youth employment project consisting of a series of 5 workshops for young people aged 14-18. The workshops aimed to provide access to free local workshops ... Posted on

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Message from the GM 2018

It is at this time of year that we like to thank all the communities that we work with including services that partner with us, funders, other stakeholders and of course our neighbourhoods and familie... Posted on

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Meal Services in Penrith over Christmas 2018

2018-19 Free meal and support services over Xmas-New Year... Posted on

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NCNS Staff Xmas Party

NCNS delivers a number of services across the greater Western Sydney, Nepean, Blue Mountains and Lithgow areas and therefore we have a number of teams. This includes our Early Childhood, Aboriginal Se... Posted on

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Make Time Women’s Group learn line dancing

We all know that exercise can have a positive impact on our physical, mental and social health but many of us struggle to find a type of exercise that we actually enjoy. Last Tuesday, Emma from our... Posted on

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Photography Competition focuses on positive images

While we are caught up in our busy schedules, we often forget to stop, take a breath and take in our surroundings but when we take a second to capture a picture, we can be present in that moment and e... Posted on

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Creating connections at KP Community BBQ

In this day and age, we seem to be more disconnected from our neighbours. From working long hours, working weekends, so many scheduled activities for kids, and most of us engaged with technology, TV, ... Posted on

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We create an activity wonderland for children’s week

Children’s Week celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood. Play can empower creativity and growth vital to children’s development. Each year, at our Children’s Week event we strive to ... Posted on

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Community better informed through Chronic Disease Workshops

During October the NCNS Closing the Gap team, together with Trudy, NCNS Aboriginal Community Coordinator and Dave, NCNS Aboriginal Community Worker ran a series of information workshops on 5 chronic d... Posted on

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We celebrate the important role grandparents play

Grandparent’s can be key members of a child’s family. Many grandparents are heavily involved in the lives of their grandchildren from picking them up from school to part-time or full-time care. ... Posted on

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Sharing a Tune for Mental Health Month

Mental Health Month’s theme this year was Share the Journey. We can share the journey in many ways, as simple as sharing a cuppa, a stroll, a task, a yarn, a hug, a memory, a meal or a tune. ... Posted on

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October School Holiday Program

As a parent, time can pass us by so quickly especially when we are all busy juggling the different parts of life; working, preparing lunches, making sure kids get to school, have clean clothes, homewo... Posted on

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Free after-school activities for kids 8-12

The after-school activities were developed out of the Safe Community for Kids Working Group. It was identified that there was a lack in low costing activities for young kids up to 12 years old. Servic... Posted on

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Free vaccinations & health checks for pets

On Saturday the 13th of October North Penrith Community Centre in Kingswood Park opened its doors to the animals of Penrith. This was possible through partnerships with Greencross Coreen Av... Posted on

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Kooly Community BBQ

Come join us for our monthly community BBQ’s. On the last Tuesday of each month, Koolyangarra host community BBQ’s for the Aboriginal Community. We invite you and your friends to come along,... Posted on

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Aboriginal Men’s Group

Aboriginal Men’s group was established, in partnership over 12 months ago in response to the lack of space for Aboriginal men to meet in the local area. ... Posted on

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29 Aboriginal children access dental clinic

Early Intervention screening is vital for young children to help identify any health, developmental or other problems that may affect their growth, learning & development. ... Posted on

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Park transformed into Pop-up Poi Workshop

Earlier this year for Harmony Day, NCNS hosted a community feast, where community brought with them a plate of food representing their culture. It was a day to celebrate the cultural diversity of our ... Posted on

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Making Women’s Health a priority!

In 2013 Jean Hailes, a national not-for-profit organisation that is dedicated to improving women’s health ran the first national Women’s Health Week with an aim to make good health a priority. ... Posted on

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Handmade bags for the homeless

At the end of last year, with Christmas quickly approaching, we couldn’t help but think of the many community members who may be alone or have nowhere to go to enjoy a Christmas meal. While looking ... Posted on

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