A SUMMER OF SKATEBOARD LESSONS
WAYS Youth Services will be running Skateboard lessons throughout summer at our purpose built skate area, right next to the Bondi Skate Park.
There will be two lesson times available on Saturdays at 9am and 10am.
Lessons will cost $10 per 45min session and boards, helmets and jnr. size pads will be provided.
The lessons will be run by pro skateboarder and established skate teacher, Adam Luxford with safety and park etiquette run by Bondi Skate Riders Club.
Payment and forms need to be completed at WAYS Youth services
Bondi starting Tuesday 7th September.
First lesson will be on Saturday November 1st.
Available times for payment:
Friday: 12-2pm and 6-7pm
For further info contact us at email@example.com or 9365 2500
YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND OUR FUNDRAISING ART AUCTION
You are invited…
We are organising our biannual charity art auction. All proceeds will go towards the funding of WAYS High School – POEM for youth (aged 13 to 19) who have been disconnected from mainstream education. Our goal is to re-engage our students in education whilst making it a fun and flexible learning environment that allows the students to feel relaxed and help them to achieve their own goals.
The auction will be held on Tuesday November 11 2014, starting at 6.30pm at Ravesi’s Hotel, Bondi Beach.
This year, we are fortunate that our Patron, the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, Member for Wentworth, who has supported WAYS for many years, will launch the event. If you wish to register your attendance please RSVP in advance by calling Vanessa on 9365 2500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SPLASH N’ DASH
Youth Centre – now Smoke Free
Minister Dominello visit
Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello announced a third round of Youth Opportunities funding, with applications opening on 22 August 2014.
Mr Dominello made the announcement during a visit to WAYS Bondi Junction to mark International Youth Day. He was joined by Member for Coogee Bruce Notley-Smith.
“The NSW Government is pleased to commit a total of $1 million for new Youth Opportunities projects which seek to empower at-risk young people to develop leadership skills, self-confidence and participate more fully in their local communities,” Mr Dominello said.
SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM – SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER
Raising Resilient and Confident Adolescents
WAYS along with Jewish Care ran a popular parent evening on the 19th August 2014 on Raising Resilient and Confident Adolescents with guest speakers Dr Terri Said and Dan Haesler. Practical strategies for parents included:
- Teach how to separate the situation from the emotion
- Help your kids manage negative emotions and problem solve
- Do not always provide all the answers, or accommodate every need
- Focus on managing failure as much as successes
- Encourage help seeking behaviour
- Foster resilience in your children
Let your kids make mistakes and normalize failure. If you would like to be put on an email list to be notified of any upcoming lectures, workshops or seminars regarding parenting of adolescents, please call 9365 2500 and ask for Kelly or Olivia.
The WAYS Effective Parenting Course will be starting again from the 10th November – 8th December. Dr Terri Said along with Kelly Beasley and Olivia Garnett will be running the ever-popular, free five week course. The course is jam-packed with the latest information, strategies and skills for parents who want to manage the behaviour of their teenage children. The main topics to be covered are:
- Reflecting on your Parenting
- Effective Communication and Conflict Resolution
- Setting Limits and Boundaries
- Practical Strategies for Building Resilience in your Children
- And MORE!
Adolescent Development Registration is now open. To reserve your place, please call 9365 2500 and ask for Kelly or Olivia.