Tuesday, 31 October 2017


The staff and children from our Children's Centre got into the spirit of Halloween, by dressing up in scary costumes, as superheros,  princesses and fairies.  They enjoyed craft activities, pretend play and face painting.  

Friday, 27 October 2017


A 6 week Kids Boot Camp workshop at Erskine Park was held during Term 3. 

Children aged 8 - 12 years were able to keep active during the winter cold, whilst  challenging themselves in different circuits and activities.

Each week they pushed through their limits to  improve their fitness. We look forward to providing more active programs for kids in the oncoming terms.     

Wednesday, 25 October 2017


The Living Well group had a friendly visit from Cook Parade Children’s Centre in St Clair on Thursday 14th September at Colyton Neighbourhood Centre.

Our seniors had a good chat to the children over morning tea, had plenty of laughs over some board games of snakes and ladders, snap and guess who. The children concluded the morning by singing to our seniors some of their favourite songs and bid farewell till next time. If you would be interested in  attending The Living Well group on Thursday 10am-12pm at Colyton Neighbourhood Centre please contact TeRina on 9188 9065 or via email terina@communityjunction.org.au

Saturday, 21 October 2017


Twelve community members attended our FREE First Aid course every Wednesday at Colyton Neighbourhood Centre during September. Students learnt how to bandage, facilitate CPR, bites, burns to name a few. The group have now successfully completed their qualification and now have the basic necessary skills to assist In a emergency situation if required. If you are interested in
completing a TAFE Outreach course please contact Community Junction Inc. or TAFE Outreach at Mt Druitt College to express your interest.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017


Kids Club is a fun social group for primary school children where kids can play games, chill out and do some pretty cool craft activities and science experiments – check out our walk on water / quicksand experiment!
Group runs from 3.30 – 5.30pm every Monday at Namatjira Neighbourhood Centre,during the school term and all craft materials and a light afternoon tea is provided.

Friday, 13 October 2017


The Links to Learning ‘Aboriginal Leadership Program’ has had a successful term with year 7 girls from Chifley College Dunheved Campus. We focused on building their capacity to lead and
mentor within their school and community while learning about Aboriginal culture.

On the 31St August they had the opportunity to develop skills and learn about their Aboriginal culture by having an outing to Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural Centre. They spent the day learning how to throw a boomerang and exploring the garden learning about different remedies and food that each plant provides. The group also had a culture talk discussing the customs of their Aboriginal culture. They girls enjoyed the day with one saying that ‘they had a really good day’ and another saying ‘they
enjoyed the plant session and learning more about their culture’.

Thursday, 12 October 2017


This term we have had a great bunch of men coming regularly to our Men’s Social Group. The group meet Wednesdays fortnightly at Autumnleaf Neighbourhood  Centre from 12-2pm and enjoy being able to talk to other men in the local community over lunch. 

This term we had a guest speaker come out from Australian Hearing and each man received a screening check. They received information of what services Australian Hearing can provide their clients which the men found interesting. We welcome men living locally to come along for lunch and  discussions around men’s issues. Term 4 group commences Wednesday 18th October

Monday, 9 October 2017


Term 4 is here, and so is our newsletter, packed with some great new programs and highlights from Term 3.

You can request a copy of the newsletter which will be sent straight to your inbox.


Friday, 6 October 2017


Term 3 has welcomed some BIG milestones for North St Marys Children’s Centre! Our Preschool service travelled by coach to visit the Dinosaur exhibition at the Australian Museum for our first ever excursion!

We visited the museum as an educationalextension of children interests of the Dinosaur project that has been taking place throughout the year, as we explored 10 complete dinosaur skeletons, eight-life-sized models, and interactive displays of 65 million years ago!

Preschool and OOSH took part in the celebration of ‘Book Week’ by dressing up as their favourite book character to promote literacy awareness and engagement within our service and community, and for the first time our Preschool held our very own Book Parade event! We had an absolutely amazing turn out and were inundated with family support and amazing costumes worn by the children and staff!  For more information on our services please call 9623 0331

Wednesday, 4 October 2017


Want to know where your school aged child can engage in opportunities to maximise their potential? Look no further! North St Marys Children’s Centre is the home of an Out Of School Hours
(OOSH) service, where child-led interest based planning, engaging extensions of learning, exciting physical activities and inclusive practices and experiences take place.  

Our OOSH service consists of Before and After School Care, to families who attend St Marys North Public School, and Vacation Care, open to all families. Our service has recently engaged in some very exciting incursions, such as teamwork based Billy Cart building and Racing, a digital scavenger hunt throughout the school grounds, a Hip Hop workshop, and an interactive Reptile show where we were able to hold a variety of snakes, turtles, lizards and even a baby crocodile!  

Please call Mel on 9623 0331 for quality care and amazing experiences  or email mel@communityjunction.org.au for more information or to book a place. 

Childcare rebates may be applicable.