Thursday, 17 November 2016

COLYTON WELCOME TOUR

On Saturday 29th October Team Colyton took 30 newly arrived refugees around Colyton & St Marys to display the great community we have! Local residents of Colyton, with the use of translators, displayed our schools, churches, shops, parks and other amenities during a one hour bus tour and then closed the afternoon at Barr & Bass Reserve in Colyton sharing stories & lunch. A refugee who had been in Australia for 9 days said a local Colyton resident on the tour was her first Australia she had spoken too!
Thank you to Team Colyton, Community Junction Inc, Penrith City Council Neighbourhood Renewal, Settlement Services International, Ethnic Community Services Co-operative, Nepean Multicultural Access Inc, Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District and our volunteer bus drivers Ted and John for making this tour a success.





Tuesday, 15 November 2016

FASHION PROJECT 2016 - HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR


The 2016 Fashion Project is heading straight to the red carpet this year with the theme of “Hollywood Glamour”.

14 young people from Werrington and Erskine Park Youth Spaces have been working hard drawing, developing and constructing an outfit from recycled materials to the theme of “Hollywood Glamour”. These outfits will be on show on the catwalk  at the showcase night  on the 24th November 2016, that will be held at the ‘Museum of Contemporary Arts Australia’.
 
Throughout the Fashion Project we have run a number of different workshops that incorporated skill based learning activities, specific to the fashion stream. The Design Illustration workshops focused on basic design illustration skills, developing an inspiration/ mood board and developing the final illustration which young people will use in developing their final piece for showcase night.
 
Within this part of the design process we visited one of Australia’s  leading fashion schools ‘The Whitehouse Institute of Designs’ for a 2 day workshop where young people worked with Sarah in developing their illustrations for a final production, young people also learnt skills rendering fashion drawings and communicating design through coloured fashion illustration and production drawing.

A huge thank you to ‘Whitehouse Institute of  Designs ‘for supporting us with the Fashion Project and donating 2 School Holidays Scholarships to the value of $630 each.

Young people are currently working on the sewing component of the fashion project which is bringing their illustrations to life by constructing their final garment from the recycled materials. Through the Fashion Project this year we have worked in partnership with ‘Museum of Contemporary Arts Australia’ who are providing a beautiful venue where the showcase will be held this year as well supporting us on this creative project.
 


 

 

Friday, 11 November 2016

CELEBRATING GRANDPARENTS

On the 1st November Community Junction Inc. celebrated Grandparents Day with Bennett Rd Public School acknowledging the valuable contributions older people have to bringing up our children. The day was celebrated with 500 children and 270 grand-parents sharing morning tea & lunch and participating in 11 activity stations together including crazy hairspray, photo booth,  1000 scrubs given away by Greening Australia, temporary tattoos, bookmark making, footy throwing targets by the NRL, biscuit decorating, badge making, paper – plane making, reading tent and interview a grand-parent. The day was a great success and Grandparents & Grandchildren walked away with something to eat, a memory to take home & a smile!

 Thank you to all the services that came together to make it happen – Bennett Rd Public School, Colyton High School, Colyton Church, Uniting Way, Ability Links, Family Referral Centre, Hope St, NRL, St Johns Ambulance, Greening Australia.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

CHILDREN'S WEEK


Community Junction Inc celebrated Children’s Week with lots of fun at Colyton Neighbourhood Centre and North St Marys Neighbourhood Centre last week.  Over 200 families attended these FREE events with a range of children’s activities on offer such as an animal petting zoo, face painting, kids craft corner, roving magician and balloon twister. Parents didn’t miss out, they enjoyed a delicious morning tea provided and prepared by Uniting Way volunteers.  Playvan from Penrith City Council provided amazing educational toys for young children to play with.  Rooby Roo visited and as always the children were very excited to see her. Families are grateful that a free event is available for them to attend and they look forward to many more events that help create a community.
 



 

Friday, 4 November 2016

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FOOD DRIVE


We will be collecting unopened, in date non perishable items and new toys for our annual Christmas food drive. 
 
Donations can be dropped off at St Clair Shopping Centre, St Clair Public School and our Community Junction locations at Autumnleaf Neighbourhood Centre St Clair, Colyton Neighbourhood Centre Colyton, Namatjira Neighbourhood Centre Werrington and North St Marys Neighbourhood Centre North St Marys, between the 11th November and 15th December 2016  .

 
Christmas Hampers will be packed and distributed to Holy Catholic Church St Clair.
For more information contact info@communityjunction.org.au
 
 

 

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

YOUTH CAR WASH FUNDRAISER

The Car Wash Fundraiser was the youth team’s most successful activity during the Winter School
Holidays. Through the cold high speed winds, young people persevered to break their record of 20 cars in 4 hours and cleaned 24 cars in 4 hours!


This fundraiser at SUPA IGA Werrington enabled young people to build fundraising skills through customer service, handling cash and working as a team. By working in partnership with SUPA IGA Werrington, young people who attend Werrington Youth Centre were able be involved with their community and raise funds for their end of year camp.