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Position vacant: Nominated Supervisor - Maternity Leave Cover

Coast Community Connections operates Out Of School Hours Care (OSHC) Woy Woy, Gosford, Umina Beach and Point Clare program's. We are a community-based not-for-profit organisation delivering high-quality services and programs to various groups across the Central Coast. 

We are seeking applications for an exceptional Nominated Supervisors with experience in managing the day to day operations of a service, planning and implementing educational programs for school-aged children, preferably in an Out of School Hours Care setting.

Coast Community Connections hosts 2019 Out of the Shadows Suicide Prevention Walk

In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Day, Coast Community Connections hosted Lifeline's Out of the Shadows Suicide Prevention Walk on Sunday 8 September and it was great to see almost 100 people in attendance.

2019 NAIDOC Week Family Day

Coast Community Connections' recent National NAIDOC Week event was attended by over 200 people, including 80 preschoolers. Lots of fun was had and knowledge shared!

The event kicked off with a heartfelt Welcome to Country delivered by Aunty Colleen Starkey from Mingaletta, followed by a smoking ceremony. The Dungala dancers – Yorta Yorta Mob performed, and invited children to join in. 

Ettalong Public School Indigenous dance students also performed with their Indigenous educator Rheese speaking in his native tongue when introducing each dance before translating the stories behind the dance.
 
Children then spent hours on Indigenous-inspired art and craft activities while adults read the Australian Aboriginal History Timeline, viewed Indigenous artworks by local artist Kylie Cassidy and shared some bush tea, tucker and a yarn. 

Thanks to everyone who joined us and those who worked so hard to make the event such a success. A special thank you to  Mingaletta Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Corporation, especially the Aunties whose knowledge and support is invaluable. It was also great to have educators and children from Booker Bay Preschool and Woy Woy Peninsula Community Childcare join us.

Equipping parents with emotional intelligent parenting approach

Coast Community Connections will be hosting a five-session parenting program called Tuning in to Teens. Presented by Uniting’s Reconnecting Parents and Adolescent Team (RAPT) this program is designed for parents of adolescents aged between 10 and 18 years with sessions to be held every Tuesday from 28 May to 25 June 2019 at the Peninsula Community Centre.  

The Tuning in to Teens program aims to equip parents with the skills to take a more emotionally intelligent approach to parenting, as well as giving parents the knowledge to help their teens develop emotional intelligence for themselves.

The sessions will teach parents valuable emotional coaching skills allowing them to develop a better understanding of their teen as well as help their teen learn to effectively manage their emotions and deal with conflict.