Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
We would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
The office is now closed until Monday 4th January 2016.
Don't forget to keep checking here and on our Facebook page for more information about our January Regional School Holiday Program, we hope you can all make it!
From all Nyoongar Wellbeing & Sports Staff and Board members
January Regional School Holiday Program is here!
The 2016 January School Holiday Program is back!
NWS is working in conjunction with numerous regional partners indcluding SWAMS, PCYC and Avon Youth Services, amongst others. Our team of Sports Development Officers and Health Promotion Officers visiting various towns in the South West and Wheatbelt region.
The NWS School Holiday Programs are a community initiative that gives school aged kids, an exciting activity based program to look forward to during the school holidays. The programs are free to any youth and aim to engage kids in 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 share look at the table below to find your nearest session, date, place and time and share this with other groups, friends and family.
We look forward to seeing you!
Sara and Misty present at Amnesty International WA's Indigenous Rights Group eveninng
Nyoongar Wellbeing & Sports staff Sara Misty have been working hard across the Nyoongar community they have developed relationships with other organisations that have the same passion and objective, as a result were invited along to speak at WA's Amnesty International Indigenous Rights Group event "An evening of conversation and film".
The evening was guided by themes of hope, inspiration, resilience, and community, the evening seeks to raise awareness about Amnesty's 'Community Is Everything' campaign and introduce the community to the Indigenous Rights Group's grassroots advocacy work.
One of the groups aims is to showcase and promote community-led initiatives as a solution to the over-representation of Indigenous youth in the justice system.
The format of the evening covered a variety of topics and speakers from a range of backgrounds:
- Welcome to Country by Joseph Wallam
- Panel discussion with:Jeremy Garlett (Board of Directors, Peedac), Sara Riches and Misty Gray (Nyoongar Wellbeing & Sports), and Trooth (Artistic Director, Creating Freedom Australia)
- Screening of short film Gamarada
Both Sara and Misty did exceptionally well and left all attendees inspired by the work and impact NWS are having on the Nyoongar community. Well done!
We are excited to be part of this group, helping to improve health and wellbeing of Indigenous youth.
New Series of NWS Promotional Videos
Nyoongar Wellbeing & Sports have been working hard with Seven West Media to create a series of promotional videos that showcase all there is to know about NWS, what we do, what we are trying to achieve and also promote the services we can offer to organisations and company's.
The first in the series to be completed is Corporate/ Organisational services. The video highlights what services NWS can deliver and showcases how we can enhance culture awareness and team building in your work environment along with having fun and a bit of friendly competition embracing some tradional indigenous games.