A Message from the CEO

Well it has been another sensational year for the NWS team. We have continued to deliver our outstanding schools program, the Young Achievers Club, in six Perth primary schools. This program has literally changed lives, with Aboriginal students improving their school attendance, behaviour, cultural pride and grades! And our Cultural Celebrations at each school have also meant that more Aboriginal parents are engaging with the school and more often.

Our community-based programs such as Beatball, One Step Closer, Young Aboriginal Girls Program, Regional School Holiday program and more have also been wonderful with program content continuing to evolve and grow. We don’t just provide physical activity and healthy lifestyle programs. Increasingly, we also provide cultural and personal development activities. And of course, we always do this in partnership with others. For more information, please check out our Annual Report.

We have loved working with you to build health and wellbeing – in all its forms – in our community in 2016 and look forward to another great year in 2017.

Have a truly wonderful holiday season and we hope you have a Merry Christmas and terrific New Year filled with fun, love and happiness. See you at the Regional School Holiday Program in January 2017!

Thanking you

Karyn Lisignoli

Free January School Holiday Activities!

The 2017 January Regional School Holiday Program is back!

With valued sponsorship from Deloitte, NWS is working in conjunction with numerous regional partners, including Local Shires,South West Aboriginal Medical Service, PCYC and Avon Youth Services, amongst others. Our team of Sports Development Officers and Health Promotion Officers will visit 15 towns in the South West and Wheatbelt. 

The programs are free to any school-aged child or youth and aim to engage them in fun physical activity and also offer game-based learning about healthy eating and lifestyle habits. All programs include a free healthy lunch and we encourage parents and carers to stay and join in the fun! 

Please check out the information flyer, which summarises session dates and location; and share this with other groups, friends and family. More details about locations and times are below:

South West Region

Collie

Mon. 16th Jan.

10 am – 2 pm

Collie PCYC

Harvey

Tues 17th Jan

10 am – 2 pm

Harvey Rec. Centre

Bunbury

Wed. 18th Jan

10 am – 2 pm

Bunbury PCYC Oval

Busselton

Thurs. 19th Jan.

10 am – 2 pm

Busselton Youth Precinct

Kwinana Beatball

Fri. 20th Jan.

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Kwinana Recquatic Centre

Weekend

Narrogin

Mon. 23rd Jan

10 am – 2 pm

Narrogin Rec. Centre

Wagin

Tues. 24th Jan.

10 am – 2 pm

Wagin Rec. Centre

Kattanning

Wed. 25th Jan.

10 am – 2 pm

Kattanning Ram Pavilion – Kattanning Leisure Centre

Thurs. 26th Jan. – Public Holiday

Northam Beatball

Fri. 27th Jan.

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Northam Rec. Centre – outdoor courts

 

 

Wheatbelt Region – Note: All children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Beverley

Mon. 16th Jan.

12 noon – 3 pm

Beverley Swimming Pool

Kondinin

Tues 17th Jan

11 am – 2 pm

Kondinin Swimming Pool

Northam

Wed. 18th Jan

9 am – 12 noon

Northam Rec. Centre

Quairading

Thurs. 19th Jan.

12 noon – 3 pm

Quairading Pools

Pingelly

Fri. 20th Jan.

11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Pingelly Swimming Pool

Weekend

Merredin

Mon. 23rd Jan

10 am – 2 pm

Merredin Swimming Pool

Merredin

Tues. 24th Jan.

10 am – 2 pm

Merredin Swimming Pool

Kellerberrin

Wed. 25th Jan.

10 am – 2 pm

Kellerberrin Swimming Pool

Thurs. 26th Jan. – Public Holiday

Brookton

Fri. 27th Jan.

10 am – 2 pm

Brookton Oval & Pools

 

We look forward to seeing you!

Any questions, please contact us on 9272 3189 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Please note though that the office closes Friday, 23rd December and reopens Monday, 9th January 2017.

 

STAFF VACANCIES

We welcome applications  for two available positions with written applications (cover letter, resume and statement addressing the selection criteria) closing 9am (WST) Monday, 16th January 2017:

1. Health Promotion Officer/Worker - full-time position

2. Sports Development Officer - full-time, 12 months maternity leave position

For more information, please see the online SEEK advertisement and download the Job Description Forms (links above).

Please note that the office closes from 23rd December, reopening Monday, 9th January 2017.

NWS Staff Celebrated

NWS are very proud of all our staff. They are passionate about increasing Nyoongar people’s health and wellbeing, resilience and connection to culture, through sport, other physical activity, mentoring and support.

Tilman Lowe, one of our Senior Sports Development Officers, was recently recognised with the 2016 Western Australian Emerging Leader Award from Parks and Leisure Australia (WA).

Congratulations Tilly!

P.S. Since first writing this article, Tilman has gone on to receive the 2016 Australian Emerging Leader Award in a ceremony in Adelaide!

This award recognises Tilly’s great skills, mentoring ability, passion for sharing his love of sport and commitment to helping people to realise their full potential. He applies these skills and attributes not only for the people and communities Nyoongar Wellbeing and Sports (NWS) exists to support, but also with colleagues.