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Support us by eating at Grill'd Tuggerah in February 2018

Grill'd Tuggerah

Wyong Neighbourhood Centre is lucky enough to be a February chosen charity at Grill'd Tuggerah in their Local Matters Project. If you're in the area, you can share the love this month and pop your token in our jar. ❤️❤️

Here's a Google Map of where to find them. For more information, visit their Website and check out their Menu.

 


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Free school holiday activities for young people aged 12 to 18 [January 2018]

 

 

school holiday activites 2018

Young people can arrive when they can, and stay as long as they want to. All activities are supervised by qualified youth workers.

If you are, or you work with or care for, a young person with special needs (including dietary requirements) who wants to attend, please get in touch with us so we can cater to you / them as best we can.


When:

 

See events page for more more information.

 
Cost:
 

Free!

 

Location:

 

Phoenix Youth Support Service

Gravity Youth Centre, Off Bannister Drive,

Lake haven

 

(Google map)

 

Questions?

    • Phone: (02) 43 939 555 or 0403 129 920 (if we're not there, leave a message and we'll return your call)
    • Email at: youthsupport@wnci.com.au

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Community Christmas Morning Tea 2017

Dear Neighbourhood Friends

As the year comes to a close we would like to take this opportunity to invite you all to a Christmas Morning Tea in our gorgeous community garden here at the Centre (details below).

This will also be a wonderful opportunity for you to meet our new Manager Kylie Hopkins and hear all about 2018 plans for Wyong Neighbourhood Centre Inc whilst celebrating the festive season.

Information about the event can be found here

Cooking and gardening afternoon activities for young people, term 4, 2017

Garden to Plate

A discussion on basic gardening and cooking with home grown fruit, vegetables, and herbs. For guys and girls. 

Term 2, 2017, from 16th October to 11th December 2017.

Thursdays during the school term, at Gravity Youth Centre, Lake Haven.

No cost. For young people age 12 to 18

Call 43 939 555 for more information.


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School holiday activities for young people aged 12 to 18 [September/October 2017]

 
 
Free school holiday activities for young people aged 12 to 18 at Phoenix Youth Support Service:

 

School holiday activities for young people 

 

Young people can arrive when they can, and stay as long as they want to. All activities are supervised by qualified youth workers.
 

 

If you are, or you work with or care for, a young person with special needs (including dietary requirements) who wants to attend, please get in touch with us so we can cater to you / them as best we can.
Cost:

Free!

Location:

Phoenix Youth Support Service

Gravity Youth Centre, Off Bannister Drive,

Lakehaven

(Google map)

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[Community news] Exam preparation skills workshop for year 10, 11, and 12 students

At Tuggerah Library, Monday, 10th July 2017, 12pm to 1pm.

Central Coast Council libraries run events like these from time to time. If you miss this one, get in touch with your local library and ask when the next one will be. 

Our youth service, Phoenix Youth Support Service, won't be at the event but if you're aged 12 to 24 and you:

  • are having issues at school or home
  • are having trouble studying
  • need help figuring out what study, training, or work to do after you leave school
  • need help putting together a resume, preparing for job interviews and looking for work
  • need help getting your drivers licens

We can help! Our services are free. Give us a call -- 43 939 555 -- or send us a message on Facebook or Instagram letting us know what you want help with.


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School holiday activities for young people aged 12 to 18 [July 2017]

Free school holiday activities for young people aged 12 to 18 at Phoenix Youth Support Service:

 

School holiday activities for young people 

Young people can arrive when they can, and stay as long as they want to. All activities are supervised by qualified youth workers.
 
If you are, or you work with or care for, a young person with special needs (including dietary requirements) who wants to attend, please get in touch with us so we can cater to you / them as best we can.
 
If you're wondering what "fooseball" is it's basically table soccer--you spin the handles to move the ball around (see image and video below):
 
Phoenix Youth Support's fooseball table Video of people playing fooseball

Our Fooseball competition (1vs1 and 2vs2) is on 7th July 2017,

4pm to 8pm, at Gravity Youth Centre. We have prizes for the winners!




Cost:

Free!

Location:

Phoenix Youth Support Service

Gravity Youth Centre, Off Bannister Drive,

Lakehaven

(Google map)

Questions?

  • Phone (02) 43 939 555 (if we're not there, leave a message and we'll return your call)
  • youthsupport@wnci.com.au

 

Other school holiday events for young people on the Central Coast: 

School holiday activities for young people

 

School holiday activities for young people

School holiday activities for young people

 

Toukley Neighbourhood Centre also have some events on--more info at their Facebook page

 


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Phoenix Youth Support office closed on 24 May 2017, 12pm to 5pm

The Phoenix Youth Support office at Gravity Youth Centre, Lake Haven will be closed on Thursday, 24 May 2017, 12pm to 5pm.

For non-urgent matters, leave a message on our office answering machine and we'll get back to you when we're in on Friday: 

(02) 43 939 555 

Our term 2 afternoon activities will continue the following Thursday during the school term. 

If you would like email or phone updates about our activities, events, and other service updates, please send us a message via Facebook with your name and email and we can add you to our mailing list. Alternatively you can send your details to youthsupport@wnci.com.au

 

 

 

Body image and self-empowerment afternoon activities for young people

Body image and Self-empowerment

 Activities and discussion about body image, views on beauty, peer pressure, and self-acceptance. For guys and girls. 

Term 2, 2017. Thursdays during the school term (except for 25 May 2017), at Gravity Youth Centre, Lake Haven.

No cost. For young people age 12 to 18

Call 43 939 555 for more information.


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[Survey] Have your say about activities, events, and services in your community

  

The team at Wyong Neighbourhood Centre would like to put on more events and activities for the local community, and continue to improve the services we offer to make sure they’re relevant and useful to you and other members of the Central Coast community. 

We’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas about what you would like to see in terms of activities, events, and services in your area.  

Can you help us out by filling out our anonymous survey? It’ll take about 3 to 5 minutes to complete.

You can find the survey here: 

 Take our short community survey

If you have any family or friends who might like to fill it out, please forward it on to them. 

Thanks so much!

The Team at Wyong Neighbourhood Centre

Watanobbi Community Centre building mural Wyong Op Shop building
Watanobbi Community Centre sign Gravity Youth Centre, the home of Phoenix Youth Support Service

  

 


 

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School holiday activities for young people aged 12 to 18 [April 2017]

Free school holiday activities for young people aged 12 to 18 at Phoenix Youth Support Service:

 

 

Young people can arrive when they can, and stay as long as they want to. All activities are supervised by qualified youth workers.
 
If you are, or you work with or care for, a young person with special needs (including dietary requirements) who wants to attend, please get in touch with us so we can cater to you / them as best we can.
 
A permission slip is needed for the Henna activity:
 
Cost:

Free!

Location:

Phoenix Youth Support Service

Gravity Youth Centre, Off Bannister Drive,

Lakehaven

(Google map)

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It's National Youth Week! (31 March to 9 April 2017) Calendar of local events

It’s National Youth Week from 31 March to 9 April!

Youth Week is an opportunity for young people to:

  • attend live events
  • have their voices heard on issues of concern to them
  • showcase their talents
  • celebrate their contribution to the community
  • take part in competitions
  • share ideas
  • have fun!

Below is the calendar of youth week events on the Central Coast:

 

Events we're putting on during youth week:

  

Open day at Watanobbi Community Centre (near Wyong)

Watanobbi Community Centre (near Wyong) will be having an open day tomorrow, Wednesday 5th April 2017 between 1pm and 5pm. (Google map)

There will be events for both adults and young people.

As part of that, the Phoenix Youth Support team will be there facilitating educational activities for “Hump Day” (a tongue-in-cheek name—we didn’t come up with it!), a day during Youth Week that aims to raise awareness about sexual health, safer sex, and healthy relationships.

Our team of youth workers will be there to answer questions from young people, parents, and carers about sexual health, as well as sharing information about the Condom Credit Card program by Family Planning that allows young people access to free condoms and information about sexual health and contraception from qualified youth workers.

 

Concerns about young people having access to condoms? 

We hear you! However, research indicates that there isn’t a link between giving out condoms and an increase in sexual activity, and it may actually result in increased condom use by young people who are already sexually active. [1] [2] So that’s good to know!

We don’t encourage young people to be sexually active, but if they choose to be (or already are), we want them to be informed so that they can do it in a safer, respectful way that looks after themselves and other people, while being mindful of the consequences.

 

Young people and can drop by Watanobbi Community Centre anytime between 1pm and 5pm. (Google map

For more information, see the flier below or phone Rebecca on: 0413 744 229

Group artwork project at Gravity Youth Centre, Lake Haven

 

This Thursday (6 April 2017) we’ll be doing a group artwork project at Gravity Youth Centre from 12pm to 4:30pm. There will also be free games, prizes, and a BBQ. 

You can find us between the Metro cinema and the library. Google map

 


 

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Open day at Watanobbi Community Centre - free budgeting workshop, trivia, and an event for young people

 

 

Watanobbi Community Centre (near Wyong) will be having an open day tomorrow, Wednesday 5th April 2017 between 1pm and 5pm. (Google map)

There will be events for both adults and young people.

As part of that, the Phoenix Youth Support team will be there facilitating educational activities for “Hump Day,” a day during Youth Week (a tongue-in-cheek name—we didn’t come up with it!) that aims to raise awareness about sexual health, safer sex, and healthy relationships.

Our team of youth workers will be there to answer questions from young people, parents, and carers about sexual health, as well as sharing information about the Condom Credit Card program by Family Planning that allows young people access to free condoms and information about sexual health and contraception from qualified youth workers.

 

Concerns about young people having access to condoms? 

We hear you! However, research indicates that there isn’t a link between giving out condoms and an increase in sexual activity, and it may actually result in increased condom use by young people who are already sexually active. [1] [2] So that’s good to know!

We don’t encourage young people to be sexually active, but if they choose to be (or already are), we want them to be informed so that they can do it in a safer, respectful way that looks after themselves and other people, while being mindful of the consequences.

 

 

Young people and can drop by Watanobbi Community Centre anytime between 1pm and 5pm. (Google map

For more information, see the flier below or phone Rebecca on: 0413 744 229

 

 


 

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Phoenix Youth Support will be at GOATS Family Music Festival, 2nd April 2017

The GOATS Family Music Festival (short for "Going Off At The Swamp"), a free music event at San Remo, is on this Sunday, 2nd April 2017. 

There are three stages, featuring bands and other performances by young people. There are also stalls, show bags, some rides, and other fun.

Our Phoenix Youth Support team will have a stall with some fun activities for young people aged 12 to 18 (including a guessing competition to win a jar of lollies!), so please drop by and say hello. :) 

A Google map showing where it is.

There's also a free shuttle bus—more information about the shuttle bus

GOATS ("Going off at the Swamp") is an all ages, drug and alcohol free event facilitated by San Remo Neighbourhood Centre (The Epicentre).


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