Community Partnerships


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Northside Community Services

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Northside Community Services are based here at school, in the community hub. This partnership has enabled a one stop shop for families and is the only school community hub in the area. NCS is able to support our community with services for women leaving domestic violence, young people and transitions to high school, community development and community sporting connections. They are  key partner in the Bike Library Project and English Conversation groups.

The Smith Family

The Brokerage & The Smith Family — The Brokerage: Commercial & Residential  Brokers

If you have a health care card or are on a low income and have children from K-12, The Smith Family have a number of scholarships for you! Scholarships assist families in covering the costs of education. You can also sign up to the Saver Plus program, where for each $$ you save, the Smith Family will contribute the same. (up to a certain amount). The Smith Family will be running their transitions to Highschool program for our year 6 children in 2021.

Alison is the Gungahlin worker, and is at our school all the time, signing people up. Contact Tammi to be referred into the program.

Menslink

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If you have a health care card or are on a low income and have children from K-12, The Smith Family have a number of scholarships for you! Scholarships assist families in covering the costs of education. You can also sign up to the Saver Plus program, where for each $$ you save, the Smith Family will contribute the same. (up to a certain amount). The Smith Family will be running their transitions to Highschool program for our year 6 children in 2021.

Alison is the Gungahlin worker, and is at our school all the time, signing people up. Contact Tammi to be referred into the program.

CIT

Diploma of Nursing (HLT54115) TAFE Course at Canberra Institute of  Technology - SEEK Learning

Every semester a new group of Community Development Students join our school for a community project. Right now students are working on the Bike Library Project. Keep your eyes out for their amazing work!

Gungahlin Child and Family Centre

The Gungahlin Child and Family Centre have a number of services to support families. Families with young children (birth to 8 years) are welcome to call the Child and Family Centres (CFC) and talk with an experienced Child and Family Worker about supports available for your family.

Parents and carers can access a range of parenting groups and supports which are being offered face-to-face and are also available via telephone and on-line platforms. It’s best to make an appointment first so you can arrange a suitable time. COVID-19 hygiene requirements and social distancing measures are being strictly followed at each of the CFC sites for the safety of clients, visitors and staff.

Child and Family Centres services are available Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm. Please call on: (02) 6207 0120

The Fathering Project

About - The Fathering Project NSW

The Fathering Project More effective fathers and father-figures means a generation of kids with happier, healthier futures. The Fathering Project aims to inspire and equip fathers and father-figures to positively engage with the children in their lives – for the benefit of kids.

We will be working with the Fathering project to establish better networks for dads and supportive men in the lives of Margaret Hendry children. If you would like to help support our men, please contact Tammi. The Fathering Project can provide training, support and online resources for you.

Learn more about The Fathering Project on their YouTube channel.

Kids Hope Australia

Kids Hope

Kids Hope is Australia’s largest early intervention, school-based mentoring program for children experiencing vulnerability. Since 2004, Kids Hope has impacted thousands of children who, through care and support, have seen their lives transformed and now experience increased confidence, resilience, and joy.

The powerful one-to-one model positively impacts children as emotional and social development needs are met and learning capacity enhanced. High-quality training, structures and child-safe processes have flow-on benefits to mentors, classrooms, schools, families, and communities.

The model is simple… One Child, One Mentor, One Hour a week. The impact… Immeasurable!

Palmerston Fusion Church will be Recruiting and Training mentors for Margaret Hendry school for 2021. Stay tuned!

Canberra Music Tuition

Canberra Music Tuition runs at our school and offers numerous instrument classes. Give them a call if you wish to sign your child up for music lesions!

Future Schools Alliance

Yerrabi Yurwang is coming to Margaret Hendry!

Yerrabi Yurwang is a new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island owned and run organisation and are starting with us!

Board member Selina Walker said “We’ll be running parenting programs, elders' gatherings, play groups, language groups, men's and women's groups so it's not just about focusing on the kids but focusing on the adults - the parents and the carers.”

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