Friday, 9 October 2015

Woodrising Neighbourhood Centre
                                           Newsletter - Term 4, 2015

Parenting Workshops
“Keeping Children Safe”  Wednesdays from 14 October for 6 weeks; 9.45 to 12.00 noon. Ph: Julie 4954-5277 Bookings essential

Gold OPAL card community presentation for Seniors and Pensioners - Free  Tuesday 13th October
at 10.00 am.  Ph: 4959 4624 to book in
Annual General Meeting - Wednesday 28th October 2015 at 11.30 am

Grandparents Day from 1.00 pm Wed 28th October  “Communicating & Connecting” bring your smart phone or tablet;  Local high school students will help you become more savvy with social media - free refreshments  Ph:4959 4624

Free Legal Advice Service Wednesdays fortnightly
Visiting qualified solicitors provide one-off advice and information - Appointments Ph 4959 4624

Hunter Region No Interest Loans (HRNILS)
 ‘No Interest Loans’ available to low income families. Amounts up to $1200.00. Info packs available or call us on 4950 5108

Justice of the Peace
A JP is available Monday to Thursday from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm. Phone 02 4959 4624

Lifeboat Free Food Packages
Thursdays at 2.00 pm Lifeboat volunteers provide food packages for those in need. Ph: Masina 0402 134 886
Free Playgroup

Thursdays during school term, for you and your children under 5 years. 9.30 am to 11.30 am.  Enquiries to 

Jenny on 4959 6140 

Just bring a piece of fruit to share for morning tea. 

This group is supported by Wesley Family Centre in Nur-un-Bah Schools as Community Centre

Tai Chi/Qigong classes

Tai Chi classes are held Tuesdays during school term 8.00am to 9.00 am

- Only $5.00 per class – qualified AATC instructor. Beginners welcome.

Computer & Internet Training for the Over 50’s! Bookings essential

Beginners and Advanced: weekly during school term.  Use our computers or bring your own. Please call 4959 4624

*Adolescent & Family Counsellor Service Free
Confidential & professional counselling service for adolescents and families. Our Adolescent & Family Counsellor works with young people aged 12 to 18 years, and their families, to achieve positive change. Ph: 02 4950 5018 Email:

*Financial Counselling Service Free
FREE service to assist people experiencing financial problems. Trained financial counsellors provide private and confidential assistance, support & information. Phone: 02 4950 5108        Email:

*Gambling Help Service Free
FREE service; private & confidential. Specially trained staff help you find your way out of gambling related difficulties. We provide support, advice & encouragement.  Phone: 02 4950 5108   Email:

Hire a large room or office at the centre.
Our activity rooms are suitable for- workshops, meetings and activities for up to 40 people (seated) or up to 60 people for a function. We have Office space suitable for one-on-one counselling sessions or private meetings.

Our Computer Training Room is suitable for- up to 12 people (meeting or training) or up to 10 people (computer training using laptops)  Rates available on application. Phone 02 4959 4624
Photocopying, laminating, faxing and printing are all available for a minimal fee. Resume development (basic) and assistance completing forms also available by appointment. Ph 4959 4624

Public Transport to the Centre - Bus route 269 (Toronto, Charlestown)or bus route 270 (Toronto, Glendale, Wallsend & University).

The Neighbourhood Centre is managed by a community-based management committee & receives funding from the NSW Dept. of Family & Community Services, the Office of Fair Trading and the Dept of Gaming & Racing.
Management committee meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month.

(opp. IGA Shopping Centre) PO Box 4006, Woodrising NSW 2284

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