From balancing beams to bubbles, books to bunny ears, Term 1 saw the Young Mums encourage their children to explore their physical and creative abilities.
Thank you to our special guest speakers for attending the program and sharing valuable information. Julie from Monash Maternal and Child Health supported the Young Mums with feeding, home safety and settling advice. Laura from Clayton Aquatic and Health Centre presented on the topic of water play and water safety for children and babies.
In Term 2 we will introduce ‘group morning tea time’, encouraging positive behaviours for toddlers at meal time. There will be more art and crafts for all ages, including further discussion about affordable and fun activities for both mother and child.
The Young Mums’ Program welcomes new mothers and their children to join throughout the year. Please contact Sammy or Jenny on 9541 3130 for more information about the group.
Following the success of last year’s ‘Come and Try’ Sports Day the local sporting Clubs in Clayton and Clayton South are again hosting this event. All under 12’s are invited to come along to Keeley Park and try four different sports in one afternoon. You will be given the chance to try Soccer, AFL, Cricket and Rugby in a fun and friendly setting. The coaches will do some basic skills and then you can try the sport. Come along and give it a try!
The Monash Big Sleep Out is an event that Young People can get involved in for National Youth Week. The event aims to raise awareness about Youth Homelessness, the issues and barriers that Homeless young people experience and the skills that are needed for young people to live independently.
The event will be held at the Clayton Community Centre on Friday 5th April starting at 6pm. The event is open to all Young People aged 10-25 years, and as such, Young People can choose to leave at 11:00pm Friday night after the activities are completed, or for the more adventurous can choose to stay overnight.
The event is fully supervised and drug, alcohol and smoke free. Under no circumstances will pass outs be given. The event aims to be informative but through active participation will be an enjoyable experience.
Project 501 has been developed by the VOLuME committee in response to the article that appeared in the Waverley Leader on Tuesday February 19th, 2013, informing readers that local charities were under pressure to restock their shelves after being inundated with requests for help.
The VOLuME committee discussed the idea of a food drive and decided to link it with the Big Sleep Out event that they are currently organising. Participants of the Big Sleep Out are being asked to bring with them an item or items of non-perishable food.
We are also asking other members of the community to donate. VOLuME committee members will be using their personal networks to encourage people to get involved and donate items. The food drive has been aptly named “Project 501” as the committee has set their sights on being able to collect at least 501 items of non-perishable food. The items of food will be donated to the Waverley Benevolent Society who will distribute the food to those who need it living in the Monash community.
For more information please contact Ben Heard on 9518 3900.
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