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Welcome to the PCYC Wagga Wagga Monthly Newsletter - April 2016

 

PCYC Kidzcare would like to welcome Patrick, Whitney, Taylor and Georgia to our team. All of our new staff are looking forward to getting to know all the KidzCare children and their families.

 

Our exciting Vacation Care program has started again last week. All staff have had many great, creative ideas and are looking forward to being able to contribute to the daily activities.  

 

During these school holidays, the children have many creative and expressive art experiences to participate in.  The children will be making Mother's Day gifts, creating their own sand art masterpieces and showing their culinary skills by cooking a variety of yummy treats.   

 

Our Super Challenge Day will host many puzzling group and individual challenges for the children to get involved with. The children will be split up into groups and they will be wearing team colours.  The children will be participating in a variety of challenges that will have them working together as a team.

 

We have two excursions booked; with children attending the Wagga Wagga Bowling Alley and to the Willans Hill Steam Train.

 

On Tuesday 26th April, there is a pupil free day at school. We will be opening Vacation Care for this day, so again, contact the Club if you would like a space.

 

Stay tuned for our next newsletter entry as we will have some photos to show how much fun we all had over this vacation care.  

 

As a special mention to our families, we were recently were fortunate enough to have a split system Air Conditioner donated for our KidzCare ASC room by Coolectrics Wagga Wagga. Both staff and families are very appreciative of this kind donation.

We are looking forward to catching up with all of our existing and new families over the holiday period!

From Sam and the Kidzcare Team!

WAGGA AUTISM SUPERHERO WALK

As April is Autism Awareness Month, PCYC took part in the annual Wagga Autism Superhero Walk.

The walk was completed around Lake Albert on Sunday April 3rd.

Members of the Wagga Wagga community were invited to take part in the day by dressing up as their favourite Superhero and completing the walk as well as local organisations attending to promote their services.  

PCYC staff thoroughly enjoyed the day; speaking with other local services within the Community as well as many individuals and families.

PCYC are continuing their relationship with the Wagga Autism Support Group with the Fitness & Skill Development classes on offer again in Term 2. Details listed below:

 
Archery returns to PCYC!

Archery is commencing at PCYC in Term 2 from
Tuesday 3rd May.


Classes will be run each Tuesday from
4:30-5:30pm.


Classes will be open to young people aged between 5 and 17 as well as adults and the whole family.

All equipment is provided and sessions are being conducted by two of our qualified staff.

Classes are $8 each.

12 month Junior Membership - $10
12 month Senior Membership - $20

 
KindyGym is recommencing in Term 2!

KindyGym is a gymnastics program for children aged 18 months to 5 years and involves participation of both the child and their parent/adult carer. The emphasis is on assisting with the development of fine and gross motor skills and thus, enhancing hand-eye coordination. KindyGym teaches children movement skills and develops overall coordination which is important for participation in all sports.

Classes run for 45 minutes over 10 weeks, commencing Wednesday 27th April.

Available classes:
Monday - 9am & 10am
Wednesday - 10am
Thursday - 10am 
Friday - 10am
Saturday - 10am

Only $8 per session!!

For more information, call or drop into the club asap


 
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PCYC BLUE STAR

In the first week of the school holidays, three young people from Wagga travelled to Narrabeen Academy of Sport and Glenworth Valley to complete another Blue Star Camp with PCYC.

The Camp offered a range of recreational activities including; archery, rock climbing, orienteering and canoeing.

For Sheridan, this camp was the first of two camps for the completion of the Blue Star Citizenship group. Sheridan met with 23 other young people from across NSW and challenged herself with a practice hike and camping experience to work towards the completion of her Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.

Laura attended her second camp for the Blue Star Citizenship group. Laura completed her qualifying hike for the completion of the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. This hike was completed over two days and challenged the participants to navigate their way through thick bushland using maps and compasses with a short detour to check out the Emerald pools along the way.

Francis completed both Citizenship camps last year and was chosen to complete three Leadership camps for 2016. Francis was given access to a variety of leadership workshops over the four days as well as gaining skills to complete his project this coming school term. Francis has chosen to conduct Archery classes at PCYC as his project.

For young people in Wagga Wagga, these camps are an excellent opportunity to gain confidence, develop practical skills and be offered a variety of recreational activities.

Before each school holiday period, PCYC will be opening nominations for future camps for young people aged 16-18.
All costs are covered by PCYC.

Our Youth in the Spotlight

Name: 
Will Alexander Taylor

Age:
14

School: 
The Riverina Anglican College

What role do you believe PCYC plays within the community?
PCYC gives kids a chance to socialise with kids from other schools and experience recreational  activities that they would otherwise possibly not experience

You are currently completing your Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. What has been the highlight of completing this so far?
The highlight so far has been the climb up the hill near to the university in Estella as it was physical training for the trip to Bungonia

What is your favourite subject at school?
My favourite subject would be Environmental Studies as this is attached to the Duke of Edinburgh award 

What would you like to do once you finish school?
I haven't really thought about it too much something that's fun and benefits me financially

Do you participate in any activities outside of school? 
I train at Empire 24 Gym and I learn drums at the Wagga Music School

Meet the PCYC Team!

Name:
Whitney

Role:
Children's Activities Officer

Education:
Studying Early Childhood and Primary Education

Favourite movie:
Harry Potter

Favourite sport team:
Collingwood

If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be:
Ability to fly

Favourite food:
Spaghetti

Favourite holiday destination:
I would love to go to Hawaii!
 

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228 Gurwood St Wagga Wagga NSW 2650

Phone: 69215873
Fax: 69218550

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