22 April 2021

Community Notice Board

Community Notice Board

Local Community and Sporting groups you may be interested in.

Regional Parenting Service: Upcoming Free Parenting Forum

The Regional Parenting Service is running a Free Parenting Forum on Wednesday June 23rd called 'The Teen Brain'.

Presented by David Gillespie, one of Australia's most trusted non-fiction authors, who will detail how complicated a teenage brain is and discuss how to set out clear, reasonable and effective rules to help confidently manage your child's use of screens at a critical point in their lives.

Please see attached PDF for booking details.

Connect Webinar Series 2021

Proudly presents a free online webinar entitled 'Supporting parents of children with anxiety'.

This is a free 90 minute webinar and will be held on Saturday April 24th, 10.30am to 12noon.

Please see attached PDF for registration details.

St Bernard's Annual Book Fair

Sunday May 2nd, 8am to 2pm at the Clairvaux School Hall, Reynolds Road, Belmont.

Over 10,00 books and trash and treasure stalls  with loads of secondhand goods.

Please see attached PDF for details.

Lifeboat Geelong: Combined Catholic Parishes Raffle

This year Lifeboat Geelong, a non-profit organisation that supports survivors of Church and Institutional abuse, is again participating in the Combined Catholic Parishes Raffle. The current diminished church attendance due to COVID-19 lockdowns has meant fewer parishes are involved this year, but the prize pool still has a value of $40,000.

1st Prize:
Suzuki Balena Hatchback
2nd Prize:
$5000 gift voucher
3rd Prize:
$2000 gift voucher
4th - 6th Prizes:
$1000 each gift voucher
7th - 20th Prizes:
$500 each gift voucher

Tickets are just $2, and every ticket sold generates $1.50 for the work of Lifeboat.

Any family that is willing to sell a book of 10 tickets please contact Cath on 0439 199 400 or cath@lifeboatgeelong.com.au

Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools 2021 Dinner

Our near neighbours in Timor-Leste have just recently gone into another full lockdown due to the Corona Virus amid fears they could be facing another local outbreak. Thus far, they have managed to contain previous outbreaks. It looks like 2021 will be another uncertain and difficult year.

Maintaining ongoing support for your partner school Loi Huno in the region of Viqueque is perhaps even more crucial now as the 'personal' contact of the past visits is not possible.

We would love to encourage you to continue your support by encouraging staff and students to attend the 2021 'Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools' dinner being held on Thursday April 29th at Truffleduck. General tickets are $50 allowing for a $10 donation and student tickets are $40.

Guest speaker Br Frank Hennessey OAM will share stories of his time living and working in Timor-Leste.

All profits will go to supporting staff and students on the ground in Viqueque through resources and student scholarships.

Your past support has always been wonderful and we look forward to continuing in partnership with you in 2021. Hope to see you and some of your community at the dinner. Flyer attached or go directly to the booking site https://www.trybooking.com/BOR...

Please do not hesitate should you have any questions or concerns or if you would like to 'catch up' to discuss what's happening through the work of the Geelong Viqueque Friendship Schools and how we can further support/connect with your partner school

Parent Education Events - Geelong Region: Term 2 2021

All Regional Parenting Services programs are free and will be offered face to face or online 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 2. Please see attached flyer for details: