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Welcome to the BBNC Website! We hope you will take the time to check out the services we offer and the activities we host as part of your local community. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need any more information. Check the Calendar and Events page for the dates and times of regular activities and upcoming events. Calendar and Events

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Activities and Services Updates, Upcoming Events and our Latest News

 

Art in School Holidays here at BBNC

SchoolHolArt&MovementTherapyOct2017Kids don’t miss our two Art and Movement Therapy activity days this school holidays.

Our Art Therapist Angela will join you for mural painting, mask making and plenty of other fun activities.

  • Lunch is included.
  • Children must be signed in and out by a parent or guardian.
  • Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Older siblings welcome.
  • Gold coin donation appreciated.

They are on from 10am-1pm:   

  • Wednesday 4th October and
  • Thursday 5th October

NSW EAPA and Energy Rebates Increase

EAPA-Icon-2016Rebate Increase Update 4/9/17:  The NSW Government has just announced increases to Energy Account Payment Assistance (EAPA) and the energy rebates. To find out more, visit our Services Page under Rebate Increase Update 4/9/17.

Berkeley Vale Neighbourhood Centre Inc

BVNCIncButtonBVNC Inc is the incorporated body that auspices Bateau Bay Neighbourhood Centre, Berkeley Vale Neighbourhood Centre, and Tuggerah Out of School Hours Care & Vacation Care. Its offices are shared with Berkeley Vale Neighbourhood Centre in The Berkeley Centre, Heather Avenue, Glenning Valley.

If you’d like to find out more about Bateau Bay Neighbourhood Centre, go to About BBNC on this website. If you would like more information on the overall organisation, go to the About Us pages on the Berkeley Vale Neighbourhood Centre website. These pages include:

And you can find out more about our other Service Organisations at

Self Esteem Group September to December

SelfEsteemFlyerMarch-August2017Come along and meet like-minded individuals in an non-judgemental environment that promotes acceptance, support, fun and respect. Bring a plate of morning tea, or a $2 donation towards morning tea is appreciated.

Check out our flyer for our activities from September to December

Where: Bateau Bay Neighbourhood Centre,  10 Cynthia Street, Bateau Bay.

When: Mondays 10 am—1 pm (except Tues 12 Sept)

For further enquiries, please call  4332 7450

Tuning in to Teens in August and September

TINTSgraphicTuning in to Teens – Emotionally Intelligent Parenting‘ is a six-session parenting program for parents of adolescents aged 10 – 18.

Would you like to learn how to:

  • Improve ways of talking with your teen?
  • Develop a better understanding of your teen?
  • Help your teen learn to manage their emotions?
  • Help to prevent behaviour problems in your teen?
  • Teach your teen to deal with conflict?
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Where: Bateau Bay Neighbourhood Centre – 10 Cynthia St, Bateau Bay 2261,

 When: Thursday 10:00 am-12:00pm on: 10/8, 17/8, 24/8, 7/9, 14/9, 21/9 .

For further information and bookings contact: Daniel Lobo – RAPT Caseworker, Phone: (02) 4325 9606.

Free Counselling Service

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A free professional counselling service is now available here at BBNC, at 10 Cynthia St Bateau Bay.

The counselling can provide assistance with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, grief, and family issues and difficulties.

The service is available by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10 am and 2 pm. Please call us on 4332 7450 or email admin@bbnc.org.au.

Tax Help starts on July 18th

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Tax Help is now available on Tuesday mornings from July 18th

  • For seniors, people on low incomes, non-English speaking backgrounds, or who are disabled, Tax Help is available for simple tax returns (e.g. not self-employed).
  • To see if you are eligible, go to ‘Tax Help’ on our Services page where you can check your eligibility.
  • Bookings are essential, and you should call us on 4332 7450 to make an appointment, and to discuss what you need to bring with you.
  • Appointments are available at the following times only: Tuesdays 9:30am, 10:15am, 11:00am, 11:45am and 12:30pm.

BBNC Winter Newsletter

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The BBNC Winter edition of our Newsletter is now available. Find out more about recent and upcoming events, new services and activities, and our School Holiday activity days this Winter.

Volunteers recognised at BBNC

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Former Bateau Bay NC volunteer and current Coordinator of BBNC Kate receives the Centres’ Registration Certificate from the Hon Ray Williams at BBNC.

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Former Bateau Bay NC volunteer Pete receives his Premiers Volunteer Recognition Award at BBNC.

On Thursday 15 June, the Minister for Multiculturalism and Disability Services, the Hon Ray Williams, visited Bateau Bay Neighbourhood Centre to hear first-hand about the work volunteers are doing. He presented Premiers Volunteer Recognition Program certificates to several volunteers and former volunteers, including long-serving volunteers from both Bateau Bay Neighbourhood Centre and our sister Centre, Berkeley Vale Neighbourhood Centre. Both Centres registered to adopt the Volunteering NSW Statement of Principles.
Photos of our Berkeley Vale NC volunteers receiving their awards can be found on their website at bvnc.org.au.

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Bateau Bay NC volunteer Kelly receives her Premiers Volunteer Recognition Award at BBNC.

 

BBNC Brochure

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Click on the thumbnail to see our BBNC Brochure (in pdf).

 

 

At right is our BBNC Brochure. The Brochure may be useful for people who are new to the area, who are referring people looking for assistance, services or neighbourhood activities, or for people who are just curious about what we do. It can be read on screen, or printed on two sides of A4 paper, with a middle fold to make a booklet.

BBNC Food Help

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Having trouble making ends meet? Help is here! We stock a variety of groceries, pantry supplies (including longlife milk), and toiletries at our Food Store. Items sold range from 50c to $3.00. The Food Store is open Monday to Thursday from 9am—3pm.

We also have free day-old bread on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and fresh surplus fresh fruit and vegetables after 1 pm Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Frozen bread is usually available any time Monday to Thursday 9am-3pm.

Additional help is available for people in extreme circumstances. Please call us if you need more information.

 

 

 

BBNC Playgroup

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BBNC now hosts a Free Supported Playgroup for parents and children from Birth—4 years.  It will run on Tuesdays from July 25th to September 19th from 9:30—11amMorning tea is provided. For more information or to book please check out our flyer (right) call us on 43327450.

Computer Lessons for Beginners at BBNC

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Come in on Tuesdays and get help from our teachers in ‘Computers for Beginners’ with Norm and ‘Introduction to Tablets’ with Noeline. You can bring in your own laptop, tablet or smartphone, or use our  PCs or Ipads. The sessions are 50 minutes long, with a maximum class size of 3 people, so make certain you book by calling us on 4332 7450.

Gold coin donation appreciated.

 

Homework Group Term 3

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Let the friendly staff at the Bateau Bay Neighbourhood Centre help your child to complete their Homework on time!

Homework Group goes from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays and we take students from Years 1-12.

Term 3 Homework Group starts on Tuesday 25th July and finishes on Wednesday 20th September. Call us on 4332 7450 for more information as places are limited.

BBNC Community Laundry

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Good news! BBNC can now provide access to a washing machine and clothesline for a gold coin donation.

Booking is essential – if you need to use the laundry call us for an appointment on 4332 7450.

To view or download our A5/A4 flyer, click on the thumbnail at left.

The BVNC Inc Vision Statement is: 'To develop and build a safe, friendly environment by fostering & encouraging the cohesion & well-being of the members of the community within the Southern Lakes area, Wyong Shire'.
Bateau Bay Neighbourhood Centre acknowledges the Darkinjung People who are the Traditional Custodians of this land and we pay respect to the Elders, both past and present, of the Darkinjung Nation.