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Parenting Community Noticeboard

Use the noticeboard to post general parenting announcements. As long as it falls under the 'Parenting' umbrella, you can post it here.

If your event is just for children this symbol will let parents know. Each submission will be reviewed before being posted.

Event Title: Inside Out Film Screening free for families
Organisation: St George and Sutherland Mental Health Interagency
Posted On: 29/09/2016
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As part of Mental Health Month 2016, The St George and Sutherland Mental Health Interagency are celebrating with local services and families. Come with your picnic dinner, speak to local agencies about good mental health care, and enjoy a movie under the stars.

When: 5th October 2016

Where: Engadine Town Square, Old Princes Highway, Engadine 2233

Time: 6:30pm- 9:00pm

Phone: 9710 0333 Maree Everitt from Sutherland Shire Council
Event Title: Kites For Kids
Organisation: Local Mt Druitt Services
Posted On: 28/09/2016
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The event aims to promote community awareness of the benefits for children and family of early intervention, promote services and to provide a family-friendly community event. The event is associated with “Kites for Kids”, Early Childhood Intervention Australia’s vehicle for raising awareness about early intervention.

Types of activities that are proposed to be held at the event include:
• Information of local early intervention/children/family services
• Wheel Chair Rugby
• Live entertainment, including performances from local community groups e.g. dancing, children’s performances etc
• Kite making (relative to the Early Childhood Intervention Australia awareness theme of “Kites for Kids – The Sky’s the Limit”).
Event Title: Fairfield/Liverpool Playgroup Forum
Organisation: Fairfield/Liverpool Playgroup Network
Posted On: 26/09/2016
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Are you involved in a playgroup?

You are invited to attend the Fairfield/Liverpool Playgroup Forum. This is an opportunity for anyone involved in the facilitation of a playgroups (professionals, volunteers and parent co-ordinators) to come together to share ideas and hear from industry experts on topics relating to playgroups. This session our guest speaker is Joanne Bottin from Karitane and she will be discussing ways that playgroup workers can support parents when issues such as sleep/settling and managing misbehaviour come up in the playgroup environment.

Tuesday 9th May

12.30pm - 3.00pm (includes a light lunch)

Free childcare available (Bookings essential)

Guest Speaker:
Joanne Bottin - Karitane

Please RSVP to Debbie Winardi on 9732 6502 or email
Event Title: Art Therapy Group
Organisation: Creating Links (NSW) Limited
Posted On: 26/09/2016
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Relax, Create and Explore

FREE 8 week program

Connecting with culture through art.

Express yourself through a range of art forms

Express yourself through Art Therapy!

You don’t have to be an “artist” to enjoy or benefit from Art Therapy. Art therapy uses a range of art materials to improve your well-being.

Sign up today if you are a parent and wanting to express yourself through Art Therapy!

When: Thursdays 10am -12pm Dates: 20/10, 27/10, 03/11, 10/11, 17/11, 24/11, 01/12, 08/12

Contact: Call 8713 7700 to book. Limited spots available!

All art supplies, morning tea & childcare provided!

Event Title: Protective Behaviours for Domestic Violence
Organisation: CatholicCare Social Services Diocese Parramatta
Posted On: 26/09/2016

PB for DV Client Groups. For women at risk of homelessness in the Blacktown/Hills LGAs who have experienced domestic and family violence.

A primary prevention program that addresses the issue of violence and abuse in our communities. The program is based on two themes: “We all have the right to feel safe all of the time” and “Nothing is so awful that I can’t talk to someone about it”.
26th October 2016- 30th November 2016
Runs over 6 x 2 hour sessions. These sessions do not “stand alone” and attendance is required at each. Child minding is provided but must be booked when booking into course.
10.30am-12.30pm -Wednesdays

Quakers Hill Community Hall. 7 Lalor Rd. Quakers Hill.
Community Hall is across road from Quakers Hill Railway Station & Quakers Hill Police Station.
Bookings: Please book course and child minding before 12MD, 12 October 2016. Email or phone 9837 2095.

Event Title: Spending leaks course
Organisation: Macarthur Community College
Posted On: 21/09/2016

A 2 hour course to help you save money by being aware of all the little costs that you might be spending that can add up. Just take the cup of coffee you buy on the way to work - that $ 3.50 per day (on average) adds up to $ 840 per year. Saving that could cover the cost of a local holiday!

Campbelltown Performing Arts High School
Beverley Road

When: 12/11/2016

Time: 12pm- 2pm

Phone Lynda Campbell on 98266455

Cost $10.00
Event Title: Halloween Community Event
Organisation: Canterbury Earlwood Caring Association Ltd
Posted On: 21/09/2016
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Come and join us for some creepy craft and ghoulish games to celebrate Halloween!
Activities for pre-school and primary school aged children so bring the whole family along. Drinks and snacks provided.
Prizes for best costume!
**All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Event Title: 3 Days Drumbeat for Youth (including a movie session at Hoyts)
Organisation: Creating Links (NSW) Limited
Posted On: 14/09/2016

School Holiday Fun!!

Drumbeat is a therapeutic music group that opens up communication, improves self
regulation, reduces anxiety and fun. Youth: 13 – 17.

Creating Links
58 Kitchener Parade, Bankstown

Facilitator: Ngan and Edgee
10:00am till 1:00pm
27/9 - 29/9 – 3 days
Event Title: Free Drop-In Hearing & Sight Screening
Organisation: Hawkesbury Bells Line Lions Club & Richmond Comminity Services Inc
Posted On: 14/09/2016

Free Drop- In Hearing & Sight Screening
Including sight screening for children
No booking needed - just come along
With light refreshments provided
better hearing increases our ability to engage with the workd and those around us
Event Title: First Aid Training
Organisation: Blue Mountains TAFE Outreach in P'ship with Richmond Community Servicse Inc
Posted On: 14/09/2016

Get a current First Aid Certificate to assist with job applications, at work, in the community and home
Three Mondays 10am - 2pm
24 & 31 October & 7 November, 2016
Richmond Community Services
Registration essential as places are limited
To be eligible you must be:
15 years or over and nolonger at school
Australian & NZ citizen or Australian permanent resident
Living or working in NSW

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