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National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day 2014

Each year on 4th August is National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day, and this year we celebrated at Kooly with kids from local playgroups and preschools. National Aboriginal an... Posted on

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Community Bank – Coming to Penrith Soon!

If you follow our blog, it's likely that you are someone who has an interest in building community, making best use of every little way we can make our community better, and you believe in Penrith. Li... Posted on

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NAIDOC at Jamison Park 2014

  This year’s NAIDOC at Jamison Park was huge, and NCNS were proud to be a part of it. As usual, our staff were all involved, helping out in our activities – nail painting, loom bands, ... Posted on

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NAIDOC Cup 2014

Our 4th Annual NAIDOC Cup, held at Hunter Fields, Emu Plains on Friday 20th June 2014, was our biggest one to date. A partnership between NCNS and Medicare Local’s “Closing The Gap” team, we had... Posted on

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The Benefits and Dangers of Descriptive Praise!

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NCNS is making access to services a little easier

One of the main contributors to the general health and well being of people is access to not only health services, but to a wide range of community services. When it comes to Aboriginal people living ... Posted on

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4 Tools for Your Parenting Toolkit!

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Youth Hope – A new service being offered by NCNS

There are a growing number of vulnerable older children and young people aged between 9 and 15 years old getting caught up in the child protection system. To counteract this, NCNS will be offering a n... Posted on

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Making Maths Fun at the Maths Deadlys!

What do you get when you mix a bunch of primary schools, a high school, a few community-minded organisations and maths? The twice yearly Maths Deadlys! ... Posted on

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KP Street Art Project

This term, NCNS invited the youth of Kingswood Park to join in for the KP Street Art Project. This was a 5 week program where youth worked together - along with professional street artists - to produc... Posted on

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Seniors Week 2014

Last week was Seniors Week, and to celebrate, and acknowledge the importance of our seniors, NCNS hosted a Seniors Week Lunch. The lovely Floribunda Community Centre in Glenmore Park was the venue,... Posted on

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Torton Place Makeover

In February residents of the Torton Place complex in Penrith participated in a hanging basket beautification activity at the Casa Bella community centre, located within the complex. Nepean Communit... Posted on

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The Real Community Development blog is here!

Nepean Community & Neighbourhood Services are very excited to launch our new blog focusing on community development! Check out the blog at http://therealcommunitydevelopment.wordpress.com, foll... Posted on

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Connection Rituals

If your child is having trouble separating from you into childcare or school, or even to family and friends, sometimes it helps to have a ‘connection ritual’. My youngest boy taught me the impo... Posted on

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6th Anniversary of National Apology Day

NCNS worked together with Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural and Education Centre and Family Worker Training to mark National Apology Day, with an event full of workshops, ceremonies, community informa... Posted on

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Helping break the stigma and provide support for young mums

In a current research paper... Posted on

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Thanks, Penrith! You made our White Ribbon Day Breakfast a success!

NCNS, as part of the Nepean Domestic Violence Network, were amazed by the level of support from the Penrith and wider communities, for White Ribbon Day. Held on Monday, 25 November, it was a great mor... Posted on

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New NCNS video featuring Penrith community – resilient, respectful & active!

NCNS activities creating positive changes for life! – watch the video to see and hear about the positiv... Posted on

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Maths Deadlies – making maths fun for Koori kids as we “Close the Gap” in numeracy!

Once again, NCNS have partnered with Cranebrook High School, to make maths fun. In an exciting competition between local primary schools, NCNS helped run a number of activities, from problem solving t... Posted on

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The Launch of the Bobby Williams Boxing Academy at Koolyangarra

The Bobby Williams Boxing Academy was launched in style, with Anthony Mundine attending to officially open the Academy. The Bobby Williams Boxing Academy is held at Koolyangarra Aboriginal Child &... Posted on

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NCNS play a part in NAIDOC Celebrations at Jamison Park

NCNS, along with Penrith City Council and other community groups, were part of a huge NAIDOC Day celebration at Jamison Park. NCNS had a stall with give-aways and information for the community, and ou... Posted on

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Park Kings project at Kingswood Park

NCNS have partnered with ICE to run the Park Kings project at North Penrith Community Centre. Nine students learned to use multimedia tools over 9 weeks. They combined digital images with music to dis... Posted on

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NCNS and Braddock Public School put on Reconciliation Event

NCNS have collaborated with Braddock Public School, putting on a day of traditional activities, dance, food and art, to learn about Sorry Day, in honour and respect of Australia's indigenous community... Posted on

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