Cassia Community Centre

Cassia Community Centre

Cassia Community Centre is a not for profit organization, striving to meet the needs of the community. Cassia Community Centre is a community based, not for profit organisation striving to meet the needs of the Community.

We believe that we can improve the quality of the Holroyd Community through programs, services and support. Our centre runs Groups that include the following:
- Music and Movement—for babies and pre-schoolers
- English Literacy
- After School Children’s Art
- Playgroup
- Stress Management
- Walking group
- Free Legal Aid advice

We also:
- Provide information and referrals
- Produce a quarterly newsletter
- Run School Holiday activities for families and children
- One off workshops
- JP available

Cassia Community Centre is based in Pendle Hill, Sydney. If you are interested in anything, please do not hesitate to give our centre a call on (02) 9688 3215, email: [email protected] or head to our website: www.cassiacommunity.com

Operating as usual

[07/29/20]   We hope everyone is doing well during the beginning of this second wave in Sydney of Covid19. Unfortunately we are unable to reopen our doors for groups at this stage however we are still here to help and support you when needed.

Management is still at Cassia so if you do require some help please give us a call on 9688 3215 or email [email protected] or message us here on facebook, we are always here to support you.

Covid19 symptoms to watch for;
- Fever
- Cough
- Sore/scratchy throat
- Shortness of breathe
- Loss of smell or taste
- Runny nose
- Joint and muscle pain
- Headache, nausea, vomitting, diarrhoea
- Loss of appetite.

If you have any of these symptoms or have been to a location that has had a positive case please get tested immediately to protect you and your family.

If you or your family have asthma or respiratory conditions please protect yourself and wear a mask when out in public as you are at a higher risk of contracting the disease. If you are going to a crowded place and can not socially distance yourself from others, please feel free to wear a mask. Precaution and protection can go a long way.

Please also follow the guidelines and recommendations set out by our NSW Health and NSW Government. If we all do our part daily we can stop the spread.

We wish you and your families all the best in health.

29/07/2020

Keep you and your family safe during this Covid19 period.. look out for symptoms and get tested, stay home and stop the risk of spreading it to others.

Even if you have mild symptoms, get tested for COVID-19.

Symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever, cough, sore/scratchy throat and shortness of breath, as well as other reported symptoms including loss of smell, loss of taste, runny nose, muscle pain, joint pain, diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting and loss of appetite.

Find a COVID 19 clinic near you https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics

02/06/2020

Part of playgroup set up

[06/02/20]   As restrictions and cases of Covid19 are starting to ease, we hope that everyone is starting to settle back into a normal life routine.

We are hoping to be able to reopen our centre to our beautiful clients soon and get our programs rerunning whilst following strict covid safety protocols!

Stay tuned for date announcements on when this will be happening and remember although our centre is closed to the public for the time being, we are still here working away and able to assist you via phone, skype, email and facebook.

We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

27/04/2020

As we all struggle with feeling isolated, one of the best things that can help is to pick up the phone and call a family member or a friend.
If you do not have anyone who is available, please know you can call Kerrie 5 days a week simply for a nice friendly coffee chat.
Phone 0475 369 503.

27/04/2020

Although we are all in lockdown, leaving our homes for exercise and going with one other person, is allowed providing we stick to the social distancing rules.
Kerrie is a huge advocate for mental health and one of the best things we can do is go for a walk.
If you would like to get out of the house and would like some company for conversation and some fresh air, please give Kerrie a call and we can book in a time for you to meet
at Cassia Community Centre for a 40 minute stroll. Children are most welcome.
Phone: 0475 369 503.

[04/20/20]   Between April 28th and May 21st. Kerrie will be holding a weekly zoom meetings for you to join! If you would like to book in or enquire more, please contact Kerrie on 0475 369 503 or email your name and details to [email protected]

Events;
Tuesday 28th April 2020 to 19th May 2020
10am – 10.45am
Mindfullness Meditation for stress relief.
Online group via Zoom. Kerrie will guide you through healing techniques that will calm and relax you.

Wednesday 29th April to 20th May
10am – 10.45am
Stress management
Online group via Zoom. For support and encouragement; learn coping strategies and relaxation techniques.

Thursday 30th April to 21st May.
10am – 10.45am
Virtual Coffee group. Please come join this casual and relaxed group to talk about all things inspirational, self-care and well being via Zoom.

20/04/2020

Coloring in competiton ends TOMORROW. be sure to tag/send us your children's coloring in for your chance for your child to win a prize!

Hello Kitty Coloring in. Print this out for your children to color in, then tag us in the finished product for your chance for your child to win a prize! Entries close 21/4/2020.

15/04/2020

Hello Kitty Coloring in. Print this out for your children to color in, then tag us in the finished product for your chance for your child to win a prize! Entries close 21/4/2020.

14/04/2020

Children's First Aid Poster.

We recommend every household prints this out and hangs it in a safe accessible place in the house so if any of these things occur you know the best response for it.

[04/14/20]   TAFE NSW is offering free online short courses to support people in being able to gain new skills that will assist them with finding employment during the Covid-19 crisis.
Please click on link below for further information and to view the eligibility criteria.

https://www.tafensw.edu.au/fee-free-short-courses

[04/14/20]   If any parents are after some learning activities to do with children 2-4years of age which include alphabet, drawing, counting, coloring, numbers, shapes, tracing and connect the dots please direct message or comment on this post and i can arrange it for you.

[04/14/20]   Please feel free to invite your friends to like our page, share our posts and communicate on the posts you like. If there is anything in particular you would like us to be posting, please let us know - feedback is greatly appreciated.

14/04/2020

Redfern Legal Centre has done a factsheet for Covid19 that has all the relevant information on it for you. Feel free to save, share and tag. Redfern Legal Centre

thebestideasforkids.com 06/04/2020

Rainbow Rice

Fun activity for kids at home; Can add toys or other playful items to this for the kids to find in a bowl too! If you make this, send us your photos!!

https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/rainbow-rice/

thebestideasforkids.com How to make colored rice. This rainbow rice is so easy to make with only 2 ingredients needed! Less messy than other methods and lasts for months!

[04/04/20]   Self-Care is more important than ever as we adjust to living in social isolation and in particular, taking care of our mental health.

Mental Health Australia advises that during this time of physical distancing and heightened anxiety due to the coronavirus, all Australians should look after their mental health and recommends these five steps.

Stay active
Eat well
Connect with others
Limit coronavirus media consumption
Try and keep to a routine and make it fun
Beyondblue have extensive sources of information to assist people seeking help and guidance.

https://www.beyondblue.org.au

[04/03/20]   Homemade Playdough Recipe:
Ingredients
• 1 cup flour
• 2 tsp cream of tartar (can be purchased from woolworths in the baking section)

• 1/2 cup salt
• 1 tbsp cooking oil Olive oil or vegetable oil
• 1 cup water
• food coloring/glitter

Instructions
1. In a large bowl, combine all of your dry ingredients (flour, salt, cream of tartar) and mix well.

2. Mix food coloring/glitter with your water first. Then add the vegetable oil and water with food coloring to a large pot. Mix together.

3. Add the dry ingredients to your pot and mix well.

4. Cook over low to medium heat until the dough starts to form and becomes dry.

5. Once it starts to form a ball together and looks fully cooked, take off the heat. Let the dough cool first before touching.

6. Once cool, knead the dough for 5 minutes to make the dough soft.

[04/03/20]   How is everyone finding the COVID19 situation? Is there anything you'd like more information or help with? Please let us know below.

03/04/2020

3 Quick & Easy Exercises to De-Stress Using Mindfulness

1. Take a Mindfulness Pause

· Start by what sensations you are noticing or experiencing within your body at this present moment.

· Next, sit with (allow) these sensations and breathe.

· When your mind begins to wonder, return your focus on noticing your body sensations.

· After about 30 seconds, can you notice a change in your sensations. What are you experiencing now?

· Slowly breathe into this new sensation and just notice your breath as it is.

2. Meet Each Day with the “Best of Who You Are”

This exercise has a small piece of pre-work and is then followed by the mindfulness exercise to: Meet Each Day with the Best of Who You Are.

Pre-work: First describe what an ideal day might look like. Then explore what factors get in the way of them creating your ideal day and what would help you to create it.

Here's the Mindfulness Exercise to Meet Each Day with the Best of Who You Are:

· Tune into the sensation of your feet on the floor (for about 30 seconds).

· Tune into the sensation of your breath (for about 30 seconds).

· Then ask yourself these 3 questions:

1. "What matters most to me today?"

2. "What would I like to let go of today?" (What isn't serving you?)

3. "Who do I choose to be today?" (How will you express your values?)

· Finally, return your awareness to your breath as you visualize what your intention for this day is. Do this for 30 seconds.

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· 3. FEEL Your Breathing for 20 Counts

This exercise is useful when you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious and/or stressed. Start by sitting in a comfortable position, placing your feet on the floor.

· Place one hand on your abdomen and then place one hand over your heart upon your chest.

· Now simply breathe - without any need to control the breath - just breathe.

· Count your out-breaths from 1 up to 20. Concentrating fully on your breaths.

Why this works: Feeling your chest and abdomen rise and fall under your hands, signals to your brain that the threat is over and instantly stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system (the "rest and digest" part of our nervous system) which then switches off the threat response activation to bring about a sense of calm.

[03/30/20]   If you find yourself struggling during this time, please contact any of the following;

Lifeline; 13 11 14
Beyond Blue; 1300 224 636
Headspace; 1800 650 890
1800 Respect; 1800 737 732
KIDS HELPLINE; 1800 551 800

National Debt Helpline; 1800 007 007
Salvation Army; 13 72 58
St Vincent De Paul; 13 18 12
Centrelink; 13 28 50

National Coronavirus helpline; 1800 020 080

[03/26/20]   Due to the latest laws and recommendations; Cassia Community Centre is now closed to the public.

However we will be still offering support and information to all our clients via facebook, email - [email protected] and via phone; 0475 369 503

From everyone here at Cassia, we thank you for your support and patience during this time.

All the best to you and your family.

24/03/2020

Stay safe during this Cornavirus pandemic and remember the smallest things can make the biggest difference.

Things you can be doing;

Social Distance - keep a safe distance away from people to reduce your chances of contracting the virus and passing it onto others.

Increase your hygiene - disinfect your items on the regular (phone, keys, wallet, bags, household furniture, children's toys etc etc)

Stay home if you are feeling unwell of any sorts - including sore throat, cough, sneezing, shortness of breathe.. If symptoms persist or you get worse, please seek medical advice.

Drink plenty of water, increase vitamin intake, eat a healthy diet, exercise where you can.

[03/24/20]   Cassia Community Centre will be actively posting support on Facebook during this Covid19 time.

[05/05/16]   PLAYGROUP is now on a THURSDAY as of next week (12.5.16) - All are welcome!

28/03/2016

Wow, how fast did term 1 go! Term 2 Program is now ready. If you would like to book into any classes please email me on [email protected], inbox me or phone me on 9688 3215. We are also holding a kids pottery class in the school holidays. Program is available on our website - www.cassiacommunity.com

Also, if there is ANYTHING you'd like to see more of at the centre, on our facebook or on our website. Please let us know, we are always open to suggestions.

10/02/2016

Cassia Community Centre

Hi all, Cassia Community Centre is back into full swing with all groups restarting this week. We are looking forward to a nice busy year. If you are interested in becoming a member or joining any of our classes, please head to our website; www.cassiacommunity.com for all further details. Also feel free to share our page/status/website/invite your friends - more the merrier! Hope everyone is having a great week.

cassiacommunity.com Cassia Community Centre

[11/22/15]   As term 4 comes to an end and we start to work on the program for term 1 2016 - what is something you'd like to see more of at Cassia?

10/11/2015

NSW Police Force

Top 5 tips your children need to know to help keep them safe

1. DO NOT stop and talk to people you don’t know. Go straight home or to your intended destination.

2. NEVER get into a car with someone you don’t know.

3. ALWAYS try to travel in groups of friends if possible.

4. ALWAYS carry a contact number for your parents. (On a card attached to your clothing, written on your arms or in your phone).

5. DO NOT walk away from family or friends without telling them where you are going, when you’ll be back and who you are with.

[10/26/15]   Don't let the rain stop you! Playgroup is up and running inside today - lots of fun things to do.

26/10/2015

Blacktown Police Area Command

Crime Prevention tips- Visitors to your home
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If you are home alone, never admit it to an unknown person at your front door, or on the telephone.

Don’t let in anyone you don’t know and trust, no matter what story they have told you.

If someone wants to use the telephone for an emergency - ask for the number and ring it yourself. Don’t let them in.

Remember people from the gas, electricity and telephone companies all carry identity cards. Ask to see their card and take the time to look at it carefully before letting them in. If you still aren’t sure, ring the company to verify what they are telling you is actaully true.

Be careful of con artists-Beware of giving money to charity collectors. Instead, try and send a cheque or buy a badge .

While you can normally trust your usual delivery people, don’t buy from door-to-door salespeople you don’t know. NEVER GIVE MONEY on the promise of receiving a product or service at a later date.

Beware of cheap home improvement offers, “miracle” cures or cheap equipment and products. They are all popular types of swindles. Remember, you just don’t get something for nothing.

Con artists can be male or females, of any age and may work singly or in pairs

13/10/2015

www.domesticviolence.nsw.gov.au

With Domestic Violence being an extreme rising problem, the NSW Government has created a Domestic Violence Safety Assessment Tool Guide -http://www.domesticviolence.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/file/0003/301179/DVSAT_guide.pdf

domesticviolence.nsw.gov.au

12/10/2015

Cassia Community Centre

Welcome back to Term 4, wow the year is going fast! If you haven't already - check out our website; www.cassiacommunity.com.

cassiacommunity.com Cassia Community Centre

31/08/2015

What an honor to have received this! Thank you Hugh McDermott: Labor for Prospect for your constant support with us at Cassia.

30/08/2015

Our waiting room.

24/08/2015

Term 4 program. If you would like to book into your class of choice, contact me today on 9688 3215. Limited spaces are available.

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18 Billabong St
Pendle Hill, NSW
2145

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 14:00
Thursday 09:00 - 14:00
Friday 09:00 - 14:00