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Preschool : Acknowledgement to Country

Acknowledgment to Country is essential to us all, to pay respect to the fact that one is on Aboriginal land. 

In this week’s blog we are zoning into Preschool and their use of the acknowledgement to country before playtime.

Here is a little snippet of what Preschool has been up to. They are learning to reciting the acknowledgement to country, which not only gives them insight to Aboriginal culture

The Early Years Learning Framework which is the national standard of education for pre-schoolers advocates for all children to be meaningfully connected with and contribute to their world, to not only have a positive sense of self-identity, but also to experience respectful and responsive relationships with other people and places alike.

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Refugee Week #WithRefugees

Refugee Week commences from 17th June 2018 – 23rd June 2018.

This year, the Refugee Week theme is #WithRefugees. This is significant to us as an organisation as, we are a grassroots organisation. Our history has been based on assisting our local area of Fairfield. In 1978, Ulla Bartels, a volunteer with the Fairfield Neighbourhood Centre, started running English classes for refugees from Indo-China. Soon the needs of the community surpassed her capacity and assistance was received from the Carramar Activity Group. Later, a group of volunteers formed a management committee and developed a constitution so they could apply for government funds. The group called itself the South-East Asian Community Assistance Centre (SEACA). Read more on Our History 

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Cyberbullying – How to deal?

These days on social media and just being present ‘online’ – there are many types of unwanted behaviours that are evident. A big concern for young people and teens is Cyberbullying. While this term has been around for quite some time, it has become more prevalent and the consequences upon victims and their families are unjust.

E-Safety Commissioner has enlisted a few strategies and skills to help anyone facing cyber abuse. If you feel you need more support, please contact Youth Services for additional support.

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Learn to Drive Mentor Program

The ability to drive for some people is a necessity, where areas with little to no public transport available, a lot of individuals heavily rely on having personal modes of transport to get to and from work, education and home. While for most people, this may be a basic skill that upon turning 16 will be able to retrieve their licence. However, for some – this is not possible. That is why we have introduced the Learn to Drive Mentor Program. This helps young people have the opportunity to access the NSW Licensing system and be able to obtain their licenses in a safe driving environment.

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My Aged Care – The Process

My Aged Care and how it works. If you are finding the right care for your parent or loved one. You will need to know the essentials of My Aged Care. We will discuss the processes that clients need to undertake prior to receiving Government funded assistance for Aged Care. This means that you will still need to contribute to receive services.

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Youth Services

Youth Services… Bring it on!

Youth Services provides a range of services for young people aged 12 to 25 years living in South Western Sydney. Services range from supporting young people from refugee backgrounds with casework support, to providing drug and alcohol counseling and awareness education to schools and the local community.

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