Monday, 7 May 2018
During Term 1 we kicked off our Brekkie Club program out of Erskine Park Community Centre. The program provides young people with healthy breakfast options with support from our local IGA at Ashcrofts and Penrith City Council.
We have been providing on average, 65 young people with breakfast every Thursday morning during school term.
Thursday, 3 May 2018
The Boys Shed program has kicked off well this term and is challenging some young men from local high schools in St Clair, Colyton, Erskine Park and Chifley College Dunheved Campus.
The program provides opportunities to learn through activities and meaningful discussion, and some topics like teamwork, trust, relationships, respect, leadership, etc. are covered. A group "peace" treaty is developed and they work and evaluate themselves on a model called "The Circle of Courage". This model has concepts of "Belonging" and being part of community, "Independence" and being responsible for themselves , "Mastery" and learning new skills, and "Generosity" and giving back to others.
A highlight has been an excursion to Treetops Adventure Park and the picture shows some boys being generous and cooking for the rest of the group from St Clair High.