Attached is a great article about the origins of “The Pickers” a men’s group auspiced by GCAIS and founded by Peter Cahill. The Pickers meet every Thursday and full details can be found under our EVENTS tab, Senior Men’s Guitar Group
The program provides English driving support and driving practice with volunteer mentors, for people on humanitarian visas to help them obtain a NSW driving licence.
Driver Knowledge Test Mentor: help improve learner’s language related to driving and road safety. prepare learner to conduct their Driver Knowledge Test.
Driving Supervision Mentor: Provide supervised driving practice to participants to gain confidence behind the wheel.
Free training For further information, contact DriveTime Project Coordinator on 0478748387 or email email@example.com.
Due to popular demand, Fitness and Computer Programs for Seniors are on again!
- Zumba and Active Exercise Classes for Seniors.
- Tai Chi for Carers.
- One- on- one technology tutoring for beginners – 5 weeks program. Please call CHSP 95249559 for details and eligibility. Alternatively, go to the EVENTS tab for dates and times of these classes.
The Everyone Comes from Somewhere Multimedia Resource & DVD is now available. It includes:
- 8 short films exploring the lives of different young people who live and/or study in Sutherland Shire and the connections they have to their own cultural backgrounds https://www.youtube.com/user/ECFS2014
- Accompanying exercises, activities and creative tasks for upper primary and high school students in the Resource booklet.
The Everyone Comes from Somewhere project aims to promote multiculturalism, challenge racial stereotypes and celebrate the richness of cultural diversity in Sutherland Shire.
For hard copies of the resource or further details please contact Jenny, Migrant Services Manager on 02 9524 9559 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2014 Gymea Community Aid & Information Service received a NSW Heritage Grant administered by the Royal Australian Historical Society on behalf of the NSW Government.
The grant enabled them to work with oral historian, Carol McKirdy, on an oral history project called Chinese Life Stories of the Sutherland Shire. Ten narrators with Chinese heritage volunteered their time and told their stories. The oral histories will be archived at Sutherland Shire Library enabling future generations to learn about the unique and wonderful stories of people who moved from one country to another and the circumstances surrounding such a monumental change.
The project was launched at a community event, which included traditional Chinese music and food and a digital story, which summarises the essential themes explored in the oral histories and entices listeners to enjoy the full recordings.
A Refugee Challenge Resource Kit has been developed and is now available for all schools who are interested in holding a refugee camp within their school.
The Kit contains:
Promotional Materials, Flyers, Brochures, Motivational Film, PowerPoint presentation, Event Management, Leadership Training, Permission Notes, Risk Assessment, Action, Team Organising, Press Releases, Evaluation, T-Shirts, Fact Sheets, Five Classroom Resources, Details of the camp content + optional ideas for your event.
View details of the challenge on Sunrise: https://au.tv.yahoo.com/sunrise/video/watch/29160093/a-lesson-in-living-like-a-refugee/?cmp=st