Monday, 31 August 2015

Rooby Roo's Birthday Party

Children and adults got together to celebrate Rooby Roo's Birthday at North St Marys Neighbourhood Centre on Wednesday 26th August.  Rooby Roo is the mascot for Paint Penrith REaD, a literacy program  motivating communities across Australia to read, talk, sing and rhyme with their children so they’re ready to learn to read and write at school.

Rooby Roo received lots presents and had a cake to celebrate her birthday.  Children played party games, had a sing - along, and enjoyed the party food on offer.  There were also lots of books to read and share. The face painter was kept busy, and the Balloon Clown made animals out of balloons for the children to enjoy and take home.  A great day was had by all.


Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Werrington Community Festival

The threat of bad weather couldn't dampen the fun had by local residents who attended this years Werrington Community Festival.  The community were treated to a large range of entertainment including a magician and local dance groups.  Children could cuddle the baby animals in the petting farm, take a ride on a pony ride,  have their face painted or enjoy a sing a long with Rooby Roo.  Those brave enough had the opportunity to scale the Climbing Wall.  Scouts were there to provide the hungry with a delicious sausage sizzle and drinks, and for those that love a bargain, could browse through the stalls.  Well done to the community team at Werrington who worked hard to put on the event.

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

"Team Colyton"

Team Colyton was launched at Colyton Neighbourhood Centre on the weekend. Residents, community organisations and local business in the community joined Penrith Councils Neighbourhood Renewal Team and special guests Councillor Jackie Greenow and Prue Car, MP in sharing stories, aspirations for their suburb and meeting their neighbours, not to mention enjoying a gourmet lunch and a bit fun for the kids. The launch of Team Colyton was celebrated with its very own cake and in the moment the cake was cut, a sense of pride and ownership of their Colyton community was felt.

Team Colyton is open to anyone who lives or works in Colyton, and has a passion to build on things they love about their suburb and work together on the things they’d like to see improved. The team will include local residents, community services, schools, businesses and Council. The first meeting was held on Tuesday night 18th August at the Neighbourhood Centre. Residents and community organisations were well represented joining to share their ideas and thoughts about where Team Colyton would go next.

And so the journey begins. You’re invited to join us and become a part of Team Colyton and help shape the future of your suburb. The next Team Colyton meeting will be held on Tuesday 1st September at Colyton Neighbourhood Centre (Cnr Jensen and Willoughby St) Colyton from 6pm-8pm.

 If you cant make the next meeting you can still get involved and share your ideas. Here’s how:

·         Join us on Facebook – Penrith Neighbourhood Renewal

·         Go to the Team Colyton website -

·         Call TeRina or Frances (Community Junction Inc.) on 9188 9065 or email or

·         Call Lila Kennelly from the Neighbourhood Renewal Team on 02 4732 8141

All Colyton residents are encouraged to join and be a part of Team Colyton and be the voice of your suburb.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Introducing "Community Junction Inc"

Community Junction Inc. was officially launched on the 14th July 2015.  Three local organisations, North St Marys Community Centre, St Clair Youth and Neighbourhood Team Inc. and Werrington Community Project Inc. united to form the new organisation.  The launch was held at North St Marys Neighbourhood Centre and was officially declared by Deputy Mayor Greg Davies.  Other local dignitaries where also present, including NSW State MP Tanya Davies, NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley, and Penrith City Councillors Prue Car and Jackie Greenow. 

"Each of the services has made a significant contribution to our city", Deputy Major Davies said.     
" Their passion for the communities they work with is well documented and Community Junction will continue this great reputation".

Community Junction Inc. will provide a broad range of services to their local communities which include Colyton, Erskine Park, North St Marys, St Clair, Werrington and surrounding areas.