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 think that Summer lunches is a such great way for NCNS staff to reconnect with our community after the Christmas and New Year break. It is also a great opportunity for community to meet other members of the NCNS team, a chance to meet other families who live in the area and to find out more about our programs.

At NCNS it is important to us that our neighbourhood centres are place that community feel welcome at and are a place that they can turn to when they need some help, or just need to chat.

During the day, the centre was bustling with activity. The centre was packed and everywhere you looked there were children playing with toys, craft, and dress up.  You could use the community computer to look up information or to play games, take it easy while enjoying a movie, or just escape the heat on this hot summer day and unwind with a cuppa in the cool air con. The amount of families who came through our Kooly centre during the day demonstrated that Kooly has become that safe space for the community in Cranebrook, a place they can come to and feel right at home.

A massive hit this year was the DIY Slip and Slide, put together by NCNS Youth Workers Sami & Joe. The kids were able to keep cool while having an absolute ball. Check them out below.

We loved catching up with you all and sharing a meal together. It has been a fantastic start to our 2019 and we look forward to working together in the rest of 2019.

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