03 December 2020

Community Notice Board

Community Notice Board

Local Community and Sporting groups you may be interested in.

Parent Education Events - Geelong Region: Term 4 2020

All Regional Parenting Services programs are free and will be run via Zoom, however, bookings are essential.

To book visit www.geelongaustralia.com.au/parenting or call us on 5272 4781.

There are a number of events planned for Term 4, please see attached flyer for event details:

There are also a number of free mental health and wellbeing events being offered by the Surf Coast Shire during November see attached flyer for details

Jumping From Jetties and Piers

Summer holidays are almost upon us and we are seeing an increase in people under 18 jumping or diving into the Barwon River at Barwon Heads from the Public Jetty and William Buckley Pedestrian Bridge. This is often with the support of their parents.

It is important that your students understand that jumping into a natural water body such as the Barwon Estuary can result in a serious spinal injury or death. Tides and sand movement make the safety of jumping different every time. Water depths, sand bars and submerged debris and rubbish around jetties and bridges can change on a daily basis which makes water conditions unpredictable.

The key message is: Safety is everyone’s responsibility; please observe all safety signage and don’t jump from piers and jetties this summer. Find a safe place to access the water.

Drummond Street Services

Drummond St services is still here for you, running many webinars, groups and events all accessible on line. There is something for everyone, from music and movement for kids in lockdown, to support with new babies, to managing uncertainty during Covid and staying connected with worried kids and teens during this challenging time.

The Geelong team will be facilitating a free webinar and then a 4 week group – this is a version of our Parenting teens who worry seminar and the focus is on Staying connected with your Anxious Teen through Covid.

Registration is online. The specific link https://ds.org.au/events/parenting-teenagers-who-worry/