Thursday, 18 April 2019
This term we have launched our first Links to Learning Aboriginal Leadership Program for the year with Year 7 students from Chifley College Dunheved Campus. The program gives the girls opportunities to strengthen their personal skills and leadership qualities by positively connecting them to their peers, services, community and Aboriginal culture. So far in the program we have had a focus on building relationships and aspects of leadership through team building challenges and learning about different ways of communication such as symbols and art. We are really looking forward to seeing the girls continue to grow and develop into tomorrow’s leaders.
Monday, 15 April 2019
Together with various community organisations, Community Junction assisted in planning this years International Woman’s Day event, which was held at St Marys Memorial Hall on 6th March. Corina Norman, an Inspirational speaker spoke about the importance of family and community togetherness creating a balanced society for the better of us all. This year there was a focus on showcasing our local female youth. St Marys Senior High graduate Mae Limbaco was invited to speak about her experience as a female from Australian / Filipino heritage and how important the message #Balance for better is for all young women, regardless of age, nationality, background or heritage. Slam poet Nieshanka Nanthakrishnakumar delivered some dynamic self-written poetry articulating the struggle for balance and the judgement often experienced by women. NCNS produced artworks depicting inspirational Aboriginal Women in History and our very own Erskine Park Girls Space performed a strong and hard hitting self-defence demonstration. It was great to see the energy and passion of all these young women at this years event.
GIRLS SPACE INVOLVEMENT
This years International Women’s Day was an incredible opportunity for our Erskine Park Girls Space Self-Defence group to perform on stage and showcase the skills they had learnt during 2018 with the support from Ann Stirton from Akyu Martial Arts. We had 10 young women perform from both Erskine Park and St Clair High Schools. All the girls had an awesome day together, have built strong friendships with each other and their confidence shined through the day.
Thursday, 11 April 2019
We celebrated our National Seniors Week Event on Thursday 21st February with great attendance. This has been the first time we have celebrated a Seniors Week Event in St Clair in 10 years. Seniors had a great day
learning more about local services that are there to support them, engaged in a range of workshops and leave the event with a goodie bag. Community Junction Inc would like to thank all the services who supported our event, by holding workshops, mini demonstrations and information stalls on the day.