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Connecting to Community

Jenefer Wiltschut, Head of Wellbeing

One of the key foundations of developing great wellbeing is to form positive social interactions with others, and here at Kolbe we shine a regular focus on building connections and developing the skills for healthy relationships. We are grateful that the work that is done by our teaching and support staff is complemented so well by the programs and facilities that are available for our young people in the City of Rockingham, so in this edition we wanted to take time to highlight some of the fantastic opportunities that can be accessed by our students out in their wider community.

The Rockingham Youth Centre (RYC) is located on Mackinnon St, Rockingham not far from the College and often hosts a number of programs throughout the school holidays that are free or low cost. They also have a number of programs that run regularly throughout the term for high-school aged students.

The Hangout

This is a regular hangout session where students aged 12-17 years can drop in and enjoy the chill-out zone, comfy couches, snacks, beanbags, PlayStation, Xbox, table tennis, board games and more. The Hangout runs every week during the school term on Thursday’s and Friday’s from 2:30pm.

She/Her

The RYC also hosts a weekly program on Tuesday afternoons for young women aged 12-16 years. Designed to empower, engage, inspire and connect. The She/Her program creates a safe space for young women to learn new skills, build confidence, and make new friends.

Mooriboordap Djoowak – Cultural Program

A fortnightly program held on Tuesdays designed specifically for the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. A safe place to engage with local Aboriginal culture alongside other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and presenters. Yarn and join in on the activities like cooking and art, while connecting with your own cultural identity and learn about local history. This is a free program for young people aged 12-18 years.

Young Masterchef

A fortnightly cooking program for young people 12-17 years. If you love food and want to cook, come learn some fun and easy recipes and skills in the Yongka kitchen at Rockingham Youth Centre. Limited places so registration is essential.

There are many more programs on offer and families are encouraged to contact the Rockingham Youth Centre Team on youthcentre@rockingham.wa.gov.au for more information.

The Rockingham City website has an entire section dedicated to enhancing the health and wellbeing of its residents and many of the programs and activities can be found on their website. We encourage all families to check out what is on offer this month and get involved.

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