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Family Support Program

Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation


Contact
02 9820 7447

Address
105 Townson Avenue, Minto NSW 2566

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday    7:30am - 5:00pm
Through the Family Support Program at Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation we strive to give our families opportunities where parents and carers are invested in their children's lives from birth.
families experience positive programs and activities that improve and build on parent's knowledge.
Playgroups

Tharawal Aboriginal Play Links Playgroup

This playgroup is based at Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation and supported by Northcott. Our playgroup provides health supports, educational activities where families feel connected. In additionto this we can link families to a variety of different services to help guide them with their children's needs.

When: Every Wednesday during the school term
Where: 186 Riverside Drive, Airds, 2560
Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm



Waranwarin Playgroup

This playgroup is based at Waranwarin Tharawal Aboriginal Child and Family centre offering a wide range of activities. we provide a cultural environment where families can come and explore different aspects of play. In addition to this staff from the local health district visit playgroup providing information relevent for families.

When: Every Friday during the school term
Where: 105 Townson Avenue, Minto 2566
Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm
If you would like more information on any of the programs and activities that we offer please give us a call on 02 9820 4774
Parenting Program

We offer a range of specific parenting programs that families are able to access including Triple P, 123 Magic, Our programs build on parent's strengths whilst providing support and strategies that help parent's skill and knowledge. Parenting programs happen termly at waranwarin in partnership with our brighter Futures team or through Catholic Care.
Cultural Sewing Group

Sewing group is where parents can come along and participate in practical sewing projects and learn new skills.
The resources created are proactical and always with an emphasis on culture.

When:  Every Tuesday during the school term
Where:  187 Riverside drive, Airds 2560
Time:  10:00am to 1:00pm
Deadly Homework Club



The Deadly Homework Club is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students from Kindergarten to Year 3 who need extra support in Numeracy and literacy. Activities will focus on support strategies that will assist learning in a fun, interactive and culturally appropriate way. Students will also be able to get assistance with regular school homework during this time.

DHC Southern Campbelltown

When:
  
Every Monday during the school term

Where:
  
105 Townson Avenue, Minto 2566

Time:
  
3:30pm to 4:30pm
DHC Northern Campbelltown

When:
  
Every Tuesday during the school term

Where:
  
105 Townson Avenue, Minto 2566

Time:
  
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Claymore Public School

When:
  
Every Wednesday during the school term

Where:
  
Dobell Rd, Claymore, 2559

Time:
  
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Dramatic Play

Dramatic play allows children to "try on" other roles.
To see what it is like to be somebody or something else as well as being yourself in different situations.


Numbers and different concepts


Children begin number recognition and writting as we start to introduce mathematical concepts


Skill Development

Children begin to do rationale counting, understand concepts of time, understand special awareness, arrange things in their environment, determine shortest to tallest, smallest to largest, begin to understand patterns and sequence order based repetition, begin to develop a knowledge of the positions of in, on under, behind, and next to.


Promotes

Early use of numbers develops children's exposure to mathematical concepts and increase their confidence and ability to understand math. we encourage positive experiences which helps enhances children's curiosity, imagination, flexibility, resourcefulness so children experience success.

Puzzles and Manipulative Equipment


Children Explore
Experimentally with creative, work quietly or co-operatively with others, exercise creative thinking and problem solving of self-generated thinking, develop their spontaneous interest in pattern, symmetry and establishing visual order, strengthen their small muscles.

Children Develop

Fine motor control, hand-eye co-ordination, awareness of shape, colour, size and number, problem solving skills, social relationships.
Arts and Craft

Allow children to explore materials without the pressure of producing a final product.


Children Develop
Fine motor skills - small and large muscles, aesthetic awareness, ability to make choices, from a variety of materials, textures and colours, concentration, self-expression through a variety of mediums/materials, sense of achievement, creativity and children learn through sensory experiences.

Promotes
understanding of textures, design, co-operation with others, special awareness, creative ability and confidence in exploring children's artistic characteristics.

Transport

We have limited
transport available for
our programs and services
held at Waranwarin.

For more information
please contact us
on 02 9820 7447

Where we are

Waranwarin is located at
105 Townson Avenue,
Minto NSW 2566