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H E A L T H Y W O R K P L A C E

Our Healthy Workplaces Achievements Program identifies staff areas of priority.

We are currently working on
Health Eating, Physical Activity and Mental Health
across our workplace.
 
 
M E N S S H E D
Community collaboration in action
Our friends from the Hampton Park Men’s Shed,
Peter and Damion where on hand to replace our new Sun Smart sign.
Thank you!
 
 
T H A N K Y O U !
 
 
A N Z A C D A Y
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them
 

 
P R O F I L E
Jen Schutze has been working in Family Services since 2014
and has a wealth of experience and education in offering Social Work supports to our families
and educate parents on child safety, well-being, and abuse prevention.
She is a qualified Counsellor, Career Development and Positive Psychology Practitioner
with over 10 years’ experience in private practice.
Jen’s 10 years’ experience of working as Education Support to Autism Spectrum Disorder students
gives her a unique insight into the condition and its effect on individuals and families.
Jen enjoys working with others and assisting them to make positive changes to their lives.

 

 
V O L U N T E E R S
 
What's on in Autumn!
 
 
M O T H E R E A R T H D A Y
At Hampton Park Community House, our local First Nation’s community
tell the popular story of a birthing tree, said to be the large gum tree out the front of the House.
The tree is a significant symbol of the deep history of this place
which has welcomed children and families for millennia.
As custodians of this House and our Children’s Services, we continue this long legacy.
Like the tree that provides our House with shelter and place to come together,
we as a community protect and nurture our children and each other now and for generations to come.
To find out more about our Philosophy visit Childcare
 
 
T O D A Y
is World Creativity and Innovation Day!
 
 
 
D A N C E
It was International Dance Day on the 29th March 2021 so over the next week we invite you to join us in celebrating dance.
Share your story of dance or show us your moves by sending a 3min video clip to projects@hamptonparkch.com.au
The best videos or story will be selected and show cased on International Dance Day.
"I absolutely adore Ballroom dancing!
It was central to my life as a teenager and I have recently been able to create the space and energy I needed to re-immerse!
It brings such joy and energy to me and those around me - it's contagious but in a good way!
I am both student and teacher - the teaching fills my community heart but being a student again is a whole other level of joy, challenge, happy hormones, sparkle and heels!
An executive coach once asked me 'what's changed from the teenage version of you' .... I couldn't answer.
Turns out - it was dance."
Dancer -Carmel
 
 
C H I N E S E L A N G U A G E D A Y
UN Chinese Language Day is observed annually on April 20.
The event was established by the UN Department of Public Information in 2010,
seeking "to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity
as well as to promote equal use of all six of its official working languages throughout the organization.
 
 
Y O U R P L A C E T O D O B U S I N E S S
Hampton Park Community House Operations Manager, Rovel,
is a judge on the City of Casey Business Awards.
What a challenge to pick a winner!
Have you ever wanted to have your own creative business?
Join us for an entertaining and enlightening
Running your own Floristry business 8 week course.
Thursday evenings at Hampton Park Library.
To book a chat with our Floristry Small Business expert Sharon
or to find out about our Social Enterprise Project
call Rovel on : (03) 97990708
 

P A R T N E R S H I P S
Together with our partners, the Casey Connect & Learn Alliance, a collective of 14 Neighbourhood Houses and Learning Centres we provide easy access to connecting and learning in the City of Casey.
 
 
W H A T S G O O D H P ?
 
We are delighted to showcase the
Harmony Day immersive theatre project
"whatsgoood hp?
All credit to Tasi Taa for the entire production.
 
Whatsgood hp, is an immersive piece
that explores the different moments and conversations between humans:
it gets us to think deeper about what elements are required for harmony
and what are some of the barriers stopping us from reaching harmony.
The story is told in an immersive fashion,
where the audience follows the different moments of one family,
who are clearly not biologically related.
The play asks the question, what is required to live as one human family?
 
The Tasi Taa team look forward to creating more refined work
that exhibits and builds the talents and capacities of young people in Hampton Park.
 
" We are so grateful and happy about the outcome…
Thank you for the support and generosity.
Mostly, we are thankful that you… listened to us, heard us, encouraged us and trusted us to put this on!”
 
May and Fionna -Tasi Taa Theatre Group
 
 
B I G C L E A N
Huge thanks to our friends at Easy Skip Hire....
from everyone at the HPCH Children’s Services team
for undertaking this big clean-up and keeping our
Childcare environment safe, neat and tidy.
 
Y O U R S A Y
We love to hear that we are doing our work well.
Well done Jen! Family Services Support Worker

A U T U M N F U N

Chemical Science Day Incursion
Vacation Care children experimenting with solids and liquids and learning all about Science.
If you’d like to join in the fun,

call 03 9799 0708

 
 
Y O U R P L A C E T O L E A R N
Welcome Urooj,
volunteer Learning Ambassador and the Program coordinator
for the Learning Ambassador Program at Hampton Park Community House.
Urooj is a strong advocate of learning in any shape or form
both informal and structured.
Her passion and commitment to support our adult learners is inspiring.
If you would like to be a part of the Learning Ambassadors Program
call us today
on 03 9799 0708
 
It’s World Parkinson’s Day today,
but I doubt many people know about it.
Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative neurological disease that affects thousands of people
in a multiple of ways.
It is not only an older person’s disease,
it can affect younger people as well -
I was diagnosed at only 47 yrs.
I have been fortunate that I’ve had a slow progression
and I am passionate about trying to raise the awareness of young onset PD.
I try not to let Parkinson’s take over but live my life to the best of my ability.
So on this world Parkinson’s day
I ask that you think of all those struggling with the disease
and hope that the on going research will eventually find a cause and cure.'-
Sheenagh Consumer Advocate Parkinsons Australia
 
 
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month.
This year, we want to raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease
and all of the available resources
that have been developed to make life better for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD).
So Parkinson.org developed the #KnowMorePD quiz.
Think you know a lot about Parkinson’s?
Take the quiz to see how you do!
 
 
F R E E L E G A L S E R V I C E
The Street Law van will be visiting Hampton Park Community House on Thursday 15th April.
Get legal support and enjoy a cuppa!
 
 
M A S T E R C H E F S
 
Little chefs are cooking up a storm today during the HPCH Vacation Care Program.
Would you like to join us for exciting activities with friends, these school holidays?
Call the Children’s Services Director Amy to book you place.
Ph: (03) 9799 0708
 
To enquire about joining this Women’s Peer Support Group:
or Call 0420 928 499
 
 
H E A L T H C A R E W O R K
 
Today we acknowledge and thank our Health Care workers.
Perhaps now more than ever we value the extraordinary work you do.
At HPCH we are here to help you find work in the Health Care Sector
if this is something you’ve wanted to do.
Your expert Educator -Julie
will guide you to find out all you need to know
about preparing to work in this rewarding area.
To book a chat with Julie call:
Rovel M: 0474 225 265
 
 
C H I L D S A F E S T A N D A R D S
 
Join the Hampton Park Community House for
Children’s Services Professional Development training session
presented by Deanne, Early Learning Advisor for Gowrie Victoria.
Monday 19th April 2021 12.30-2.30pm
HPCH Members, volunteers & staff -FREE (apply Promo code)
General public - $70 per head
Numbers are limited.
 
 
 
HAPPY EASTER!
 
 
D A Y L I G H T S A V I N G S E N D S !
Don't forget to turn your clocks back!
 
 
 
 
 
S K I L L S F O R W O R K
A recent report on the Future of Work,
highlighted the need for a wide range of skills needed,
many of which are apparent in our neurodiverse community.
To make the most of your DY's skills
join Dr Laura Dickson from
the Dear Dyslexic Foundation,
who can give you tips and tools for learning and life.
or 9799 0708
 
World Autism Awareness Day
The fourteenth annual World Autism Awareness Day is tomorrow April 2, 2021.
Joined by the international community, hundreds of thousands of landmarks, buildings, homes and communities around the world come together on April 2, Autism Awareness Day, to Light It Up Blue in recognition of people with autism and those who love and support them.
Autism-friendly events and educational activities take place all month, aiming to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism, foster worldwide support and inspire a kinder, more inclusive world.
Join us for World Autism Awareness Month to help us spread kindness and autism awareness!
 
 
O U R P H I L O S O P H Y
Today is Neighbourhood day and our neighbourhood is of course our local community.
Part of being a good neighbour is to listen.
Listening, wisdom and love in practice yesterday
as the Board of Governance and staff explore
what you our Hampton Park Community had to say
about what's core to our Children's Service.

 
P R O G R A M S
Hampton Park Family Services - Counselling Service
Local & low cost -Individual counselling
available by appointment.
Available online & face to face.
We all experience personal challenges or issues in our lives. No issue is too big or too small to ask for support.
Common issues that people seek counselling for include:
grief and loss
communication and relationships issues
work and career issues
stress, anxiety and depression
life transitions
parenting
addiction
abuse
trauma
self-esteem difficulties
Contact: 9799 0708
Photo thanks to Photo by Priscilla Du Preez
(@priscilladupreez) Unsplash Photo Community

C O M P E T I T I O N

Find the 6 animals and list them in Facebook in the comments to go in the draw to win

 

 
 
H A P P Y  N O W R U Z
 
Wishing a happy new year to all our friends that are celebrating the Persian New Year
Want to know a little bit more about this fabulous tradition?
Then look below in the comments for a personal account of what and who Nowruz is!
 
This is a personal memory of a student describing the New Year story :
"We have a couple doll, which I have just one, her name is Nane Sarma ("Grandma Frost")
who is waiting for his in loved Amoo Nowruz (uncle nowruz) ,
a guy who is symbol of spring;Amu Nowruz travels all around the world giving children gifts,
much like Santa Claus.
Story is like that,
Nane Sarma expects Uncle Nowruz to come and visit her,
but before he comes she falls asleep from exhaustion
and when she wakes up she realizes that Uncle Nowruz has come and gone.
It has also been said that if the two see each other the world will be destroyed."
She also sent a picture of her table which has 7 items which start with the letter S
 
 
H A R M O N Y D A Y
Come and celebrate our cultural diversity!
And wear something orange.
Why orange?
Because traditionally, orange signifies social communication and meaningful conversations.
It also relates to the freedom of ideas and encouragement of mutual respect.
 
 
PROJECTS
Our Children's Services area is having a make over.
Thank you to Sarafino and the team from
Kitchen's by JRO
and to our Children's Services Staff
for all their hard work to make it happen.
 
 
 
 
C O M P E T I T I O N T I M E
Enter Now!
Guess the number of Jelly Beans!

 

WORLD SOCIAL WORK DAY

Today we celebrate and acknowledge the work of our Family Service Social Workers, Edith and Jen.
To enquire about our services call Edith M: 0478 046 410

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVSgB5_n_5E&feature=youtu.be

 

 

A L L  S P O O N P E O P L E  W E L C O M E! 

 

S T U D E N T S   P L A C E M E N T S

We are fortunate to have a wonderful team of students supporting our Community Services Program Area.
Manager and mentor Rovel,pictured here, is excited about what the team can achieve.
To find out more about our projects and programs:
E: projects@hamptonparkch.com.au