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Children aged 5-12 years enrolled at the GBB happily visit the centre out of school hours to be cared for and participate in a range of practical, educational and fun activities.

Our role is to:

  • Provide a safe place off the streets to care for children in need
  • Create a welcoming environment that is inclusive and respectful of the diverse range of the children’s backgrounds, values and beliefs
  • Deliver structured programs and activities for the children that facilitates their emotional, social and cognitive development
  • Look at each child individually and provide the necessary education and support services required to enhance their long term wellbeing
  • Be a positive and stable influence in the lives of children to enable them to develop necessary life skills such as expressing emotions, dealing with conflict and building resilience and coping skills

A snapshot of activities:

  • Education help – Homework Program, reading assistance, computers, research skills
  • Arts and Crafts – such as beading, canvas art, collage, painting, recycle craft and sewing
  • Games and Sports – such as tennis, soccer, relays, running games, and fun team challenges
  • Technology – computer activities
  • Cooking – creative baking with healthy and fun food recipes
  • Excursions – wildlife experiences, park adventures, museums, Sydney attractions, art galleries
  • Workshops – science demonstrations, wildlife talks, fun discos, art and cultural activities

Education

Nov
2011
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Our education programs assist children and young people to engage positively, confidently and effectively in learning, which assists in broadening future opportunities.

Our role is to:

  • Be proactive in helping children and young people develop the social, emotional and cognitive skills necessary to engage confidently and consistently in education
  • Link with schools to develop positive outcomes for individual children with learning challenges
  • Through the Homework Program provide a fun and positive environment to facilitate learning
  • Provide volunteer tutors as the basis for guiding learning
  • Promote reading as an enjoyable and fundamental life skill
  • Bridge the technology gap faced by many children and young people by providing computer and technology resources
  • Provide an environment in the youth program that allows young people to undertake school work
  • Assist young people to develop skills and networks which increase their pathways to study and employment
  • Refer families when required to additional education support services

A snapshot of activities:

  • Homework Program – volunteer tutors work with children to complete school homework
  • Reading – a guided program to increase skill and enjoyment in reading
  • Resources – facilitate learning through fun education games
  • Computers – Resources for research and education
  • Award system – rewards consistency and achievement
  • Daily access to staff and computers to assist young people in their school work

Outdoor Adventures

Nov
2011
21

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Our aim is to provide a variety of outdoor adventure camps and excursions for enrolled children and youth that provide new experiences, challenge, build self-confidence and provide life-long skills.

Our role is to:

  • Provide educational, recreational and socially fun opportunities outside the local community for children and youth who would otherwise have limited access to regular activities
  • Deliver a program of structured outdoor camps and excursions suitable to the specific needs of children and youth
  • Provide a variety of activities that challenge the children and youth’s comfort zone in a safe and supportive setting
  • Promote positive peer and staff relationships and facilitate team work

A snapshot of camping activities:

North, south and western NSW:
Children’s Camps –

  • the opportunity to venture away from home for the first time, build friendships and experience activities such as staying on a farm, exploring the Blue Mountains or the fun of a seaside holiday
  • adventure activities for older children who are transitioning to the youth program, such as camping, sand boarding, dolphin watching and surfing

Youth Camps –

  • Time out from the day to day routines for older youth, to spend time with friends and strengthen their relationships with staff
  • Build confidence and self awareness through activities such as abseiling, ropes courses and horse riding