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Mount Druitt Learning Ground - Projects

 


ADOLESCENT PROGRAMS

Sponsored by The Neilson Foundation; St George Foundation; Family & Community Services Housing NSW; Ian Potter Foundation;  Department of Social Services - Australian Government; James N. Kirby Foundation; Matana Foundation; Scully Fund; Cages Foundation; Danks Trust

Is a unique place for young people and their families to make strong learning experiences effecting behavioural change. Built on the principles of each one - teach one where people feel safe and welcome.

Learning Ground operates on a school year timetable and is offered particularly to those experiencing difficulties in school retention. Learning is based on Aboriginal traditional and contemporary knowledge and successfully offered to non-indigenous, indigenous and linguistically diverse communities. Volunteer mentors work one on one with families.

Enquiries contact info@chainreaction.org.au or phone (02) 9953 3287

 

ADOLESCENT PROGRAM – FOR PARTICIPANTS 12 – 17 YEARS 

Adolescent Program is offered throughout the school Term every Monday 9.30am – 2.30pm 

A behavioural change management program available to high school age boys and girls. 

Suitable for those keen to learn skills to get back on track, or for those who may be experiencing school retention issues or bullying, feeling sad because of a recent loss, being quite shy, or showing they are troubled by being anxious or angry.

  • The program offers personal development and motivational encouragement
  • New communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Anger management
  • Handling criticism, bullying, and social media
  • Examining prevention of domestic violence
  • Managing personal expectations, needs, and wants 

Enrolments for Term 3, 2017 contact Debbie 0417 420 620 or contact peggy@chainreaction.org.au or phone (02) 9953 3287

Print out Enrolment Form Adolescent Program and email to peggy@chainreaction.org.au

 

YOUNG PEOPLE'S PROGRAM – FOR PARTICIPANTS 10 – 12 YEARS 

Young People's Program is offered throughout the school Term every Wednesday 10.00am – 2.00pm 

A behavioural change management program available to older Primary School age participants and Year 7 students. Especially suitable for those who may struggle with early high school experiences. For those experiencing:

  • feeling fearful of growing up
  • uncertain about achieving results
  • finding it hard to adjust changing circumstances at home
  • going through the loss of a family, friend, or pet
  • becoming an angry young person
  • bullying others or being afraid of being bullied
  • being lonely, reluctant, or refusing to go to school
  • not looking forward to being a high school student
  • if talking up is becoming increasingly difficult
  • having some difficulties in telling the truth

Enrolments for Term 3, 2017 contact Debbie 0417 420 620 or contact peggy@chainreaction.org.au or phone (02) 9953 3287 

Print out Enrolment Form Young People's Program and email to peggy@chainreaction.org.au

 

YOUTH ACTIVITIES PROGRAM (YAP) - FRIDAY NIGHT FUN
FOR PARTICIPANTS 10 – 16 YEARS

DURING SCHOOL TERM - For Learning Ground participants and their friends – 5.30pm – 8.00pm, Fridays, BBQ provided.

Offering activities changing every month, this School Term film and photography workshop (4 weeks), followed by Music workshop (4 weeks). 

Hurry now to make bookings numbers are limited. 

DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Tuesdays and Thursdays Weeks 1 and 2. 

Bookings with Steve 0415 740 208 or contact Debbie 0417 420 620

Print out Enrolment Form Youth Activity Program and email to peggy@chainreaction.org.au 

Link to Adolescent Programmes Information


ENABLERS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Is offered four times per year at Mount Druitt Learning Ground in blocks of 5 week sessions, each session consisting of 3 hours. A light meal is provided. 

It is a program for men and women who would like to take stronger leadership roles in their families, at work, within local community, church groups, or other areas of engagement.

No formal education is required, only the desire to have greater success in life. The program addresses skills in understanding ones self and developing good listening, communication, leadership and decision making techniques for building a social cohesive safe and engaged environment.

Upcoming course: Please call or email for information.
Contact 
peggy@chainreaction.org.au or phone (02) 9953 3287 or Cassandra 0432 675 076

Print out Enrolment Form Enablers Program and email to peggy@chainreaction.org.au 

Link to Enablers Leadership Programme Information


FAMILY LIFE SKILLS PROGRAM 

Chain Reaction Foundation, in collaboration with The Parent Practice offers a unique program for parents, grandparents and child carers.

It is offered four times per year in blocks of 5 week sessions, each session consisting of approx. 3 hours. It is designed to be of great benefit to real parents and real kids. Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

The program is offered out of Mount Druitt Learning Ground, Bidwill NSW 2770

It covers five areas of interest to family members;

  • Encouraging co-operation and confidence in children
  • Managing emotions and improving communication especially in considering technology issues,
  • Setting up for success within the family
  • Rules, routines and rewards for tweens and teens
  • Positive Discipline now and for the future
  • Paying respect to cultural values

For more information or bookings please contact us now to avoid disappointment.
Email margaret.bell@chainreaction.org.au or phone (02) 9953 3287 or Cassandra 0432 675 076

Print out Enrolment Form Family Skills Program and email to peggy@chainreaction.org.au 

Link to Family Life Skills Programme Information


Your donations are helping to give disadvantaged people and communities a brighter future, whether large or small every cent helps to make a difference. Chain Reaction Foundation is registered as a Public Benevolent Institution and has Deductible Gift Recipient Status. All donations over $2.00 are Tax Deductible.

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