March 11 - 17, 2018: Issue 351
Profile: Natasha Bryant And Annie Wilmot: On International Women’s Day 2018 we finally got to catch up with two young ladies we’ve been bringing you news about for a few years now.
Draft Code Of Meeting Practice Now On Exhibition For Feedback - Amendment To Retain Public Forum By Councillor De Luca, Seconded By Councillor Ferguson, Means Vox Populi To Persist At Present
2018 Pittwater Woman Of The Year: Gailene Keen, Fundraising and Development Manager at the Be Centre, Warriewood
Express Yourself 2018 Award Winners Announced: On Show At MAG&M Until April 1
Pictures: Avalon Quilters 2018 Exhibition Of Members Work A Bright Star Of Handmade Love: The Avalon Quilters Exhibition of their work and show was open on Friday and Saturday 9th and 10th March 2018. See some of the quilts that were on display!
Reflections by George Repin: MUST SEE SIGHTS IN PARIS – 1954
Voyage To Antarctica by Robyn McWilliam
Aquatics: 2018 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships Masters and Opens Competitions: Newport Cleans Up Competition in Opens The 2018 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships has continued at Blacksmiths Beach, Swansea Belmont from 7 - 11 March with the Masters and Open Competitions. Over 1,000 of the state's finest Masters and over 2,000 Opens athletes have been having a great time being great athletes. A few of the highlights, reports and photographs, courtesy of Surf Life Saving NSW
Soil From Mona Vale, Narrabeen, Frenchs Forest, Dee Why and Manly To Form part of the 2018 Anzac Memorial Centenary Project in Hyde Park
The First Royal Visitor To Australia 150 Years Later: 150 years ago, on the 12th March 1868, an Irishman named Henry James O’Farrell attempted to assassinate Queen Victoria’s son, Prince Alfred Duke of Edinburgh, the first member of the royal family to visit Australia. Twenty thousand people made the long journey to Hyde Park, mostly by foot, to protest the assassination attempt. Community relief after Prince Alfred survived saw large sums donated to establish a hospital in his name – the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital opened in 1882. In 2015 Pittwater Online ran a history page; The First Royal Visitor To Australia: The Incident At Clontarf March 12th, 1868 - with so many Pittwater connections in the RPAYC and subsequent Royal Visitors visiting the estuary, a timely glance at this Monday, 150 years ago, is available at the above link
DIY Ideas Autumn Plantings for Winter Harvests + Johnson Brothers Mitre 10 are hosting a Mighty Helpful Information Night in a few weeks, for Tradies, on Wednesday April 4th at Newport Community centre, RSVP by Friday 16th of March 2018 - details in their page this week.
Collector's Corner: Butter Churns and Milk Separators: Where Taste Comes From + Early Pittwater Dairies With the Sydney Royal Easter Show (23 March - 3 April 2018) offering you a chance to experience the Dairy Farmers Working Day, we aim to arm you with some knowledge to tempt you to look into where all your food comes from
The First Royal Visitor To Australia 150 Years Later
ABC's New Cadetship For Women
- Work placements in areas such as Television Production, Local Radio, Triple J, Radio National, Asia Pacific News, Regional News and Radio, Audience Technology and Digital Design, and our Content Ideas Lab.
- On the job training, two training ‘boot-camps’ and specific skill training personalised to your career interests
- An opportunity to work in a small group to produce a piece of ABC content
- A mentor
- A salary circa $50k p.a. + choice of 15.4% super
- CV or resume including two referee contacts (no more than two pages)
- An example of your work (e.g. links to blogs, video, audio, digital or social projects you have produced) clearly stating the part you played in the work submitted, what worked well and what you would do differently next time.
- You can submit your statement in either written (max 250 words) or Audio-visual format (max 3 minutes)
- A statement on why you would like to join the ABC Cadet program, how it fits in with your future career plans, and what personal qualities you would bring to the role. (This can be in video, audio, digital or written format. Maximum file size 10mb)
2018 National Day Of Action Against Bullying And Violence
Friday 16 March, 2018
$46 Million in Student Debt Avoided
Funds Available To Support Active Kids
Northern Composure: Battle of local bands now open
headspace Brookvale provides services to young people aged 12-25. If you are a young person looking for health advice, support and/or information,headspace Brookvale can help you with:
• Mental health • Physical/sexual health • Alcohol and other drug services
• Education and employment services
If you ever feel that you are:
• Alone and confused • Down, depressed or anxious • Worried about your use of alcohol and/or other drugs • Not coping at home, school or work • Being bullied, hurt or harassed • Wanting to hurt yourself • Concerned about your sexual health • Struggling with housing or accommodation • Having relationship problems • Finding it hard to get a job
Or if you just need someone to talk to… headspace Brookvale can help! The best part is our service is free, confidential and youth friendly.
headspace Brookvale is open from Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:30pm so if you want to talk or make an appointment give us a call on (02) 9937 6500. If you're not feeling up to contacting us yourself, feel free to ask your family, friend, teacher, doctor or someone close to you to make a referral on your behalf.
When you first come to headspace Brookvale you will be greeted by one of our friendly staff. You will then talk with a member of our headspace Brookvale Youth Access Team. The headspace Brookvale Youth Access Team consists of three workers, who will work with you around whatever problems you are facing. Depending on what's happening for you, you may meet with your Youth Access Worker a number of times or you may be referred on to a more appropriate service provider.
A number of service providers are operating out of headspace Brookvale including Psychologists, Drug & Alcohol Workers, Sexual Health Workers, Employment Services and more! If we can't find a service operating withinheadspace Brookvale that best suits you, the Youth Access Team can also refer you to other services in the Sydney area.
eheadspace provides online and telephone support for young people aged 12-25. It is a confidential, free, secure space where you can chat, email or talk on the phone to qualified youth mental health professionals.
For urgent mental health assistance or if you are in a crisis please call the Northern Sydney 24 hour Mental Health Access Line on 1800 011 511
Need Help Right NOW??
kids help line: 1800 55 1800 - www.kidshelpline.com.au
lifeline australia - 13 11 14 - www.lifeline.org.au
headspace Brookvale is located at Level 2 Brookvale House, 1A Cross Street Brookvale NSW 2100 (Old Medical Centre at Warringah Mall). We are nearby Brookvale Westfield's bus stop on Pittwater road, and have plenty of parking under the building opposite Bunnings. More at: www.headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/headspace-brookvale
Keep A Look Out For (iOS and Android App)
Keep A Look Out For is a Northern Beaches app, featuring upcoming events, groups, places and job opportunities. Download for free at: http://kalof.com.au/ - for and by young people! Like our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/keepalookoutfor
Follow us on Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/keepalookoutfor
Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/Keepalookoutfor
NCYLC is a community legal centre dedicated to providing advice to children and young people. NCYLC has developed a Cyber Project called Lawmail, which allows young people to easily access free legal advice from anywhere in Australia, at any time.
NCYLC was set up to ensure children’s rights are not marginalised or ignored. NCYLC helps children across Australia with their problems, including abuse and neglect. The AGD, UNSW, KWM, Telstra and ASIC collaborate by providing financial, in-kind and/or pro bono volunteer resources to NCYLC to operate Lawmail and/or Lawstuff.
Royal Easter Show Kids' Day 2018 – 3 April 2018
Penguin Selfie Offers Bird’s Eye View
Express Yourself 2018
Get creative and apply for work experience at SBS!
- April: from 9/04/2018 to 13/04/2018
- May: from 7/05/2018 to the 11/05/2018
- June: from 4/06/2018 to 8/06/2018
- July: from 2/07/2018 to 6/07/2018
- August: from 13/08/2018 to 17/08/2018
- September: from 10/09/2018 to 14/09/2018
- October: from 22/10/2018 to 26/10/2018
- November: from 5/11/2018 to 9/11/2018
- December: from 3/12/2018 to 7/12/2018
The Chieftain Challenge 2018
Pittwater Artists Trail 2018
Green Team Beach Cleans 2018!
Long Reef Walks 2018 Season
Forestville Public School’s fun run on Sunday, 18 March 2018!
Sync Your Breathing with this - to help you Relax
Research shows that one in five Australian children aged 8 to 17 has been the target of cyberbullying in the past year. The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner can help you make a complaint, find someone to talk to and provide advice and strategies for dealing with these issues.
Make a Complaint
The Enhancing Online Safety for Children Act 2015 gives the power to provide assistance in relation to serious cyberbullying material. That is, material that is directed at a particular child with the intention to seriously embarrass, harass, threaten or humiliate.
Before you make a complaint you need to have:
- copies of the cyberbullying material to upload (eg screenshots or photos)
- reported the material to the social media service (if possible) at least 48 hours ago
- at hand as much information as possible about where the material is located
- 15-20 minutes to complete the form
The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner is Australia's leader in online safety. The Office is committed to helping young people have safe, positive experiences online and encouraging behavioural change, where a generation of Australian children act responsibly online—just as they would offline.
We provide online safety education for Australian children and young people, a complaints service for young Australians who experience serious cyberbullying, and address illegal online content through the Online Content Scheme.
Our goal is to empower all Australians to explore the online world—safely.
New “Coastal Management Guide” teaching resource released
If you’re aged 5-25 the Kids Helpline provides free and confidential online and phone counselling 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 1800 55 1800. You can chat with us about anything… What’s going on at home, stuff with friends. Something at school or feeling sad, angry or worried. You don’t have to tell us your name if you don’t want to.
You can Webchat, email or phone. Always remember - Everyone deserves to be safe and happy. You’re important and we are here to help you. Visit: https://kidshelpline.com.au/kids/
The Project Gutenberg Library of Australiana
Australian writers, works about Australia and works which may be of interest to Australians.This Australiana page boasts many ebooks by Australian writers, or books about Australia. There is a diverse range; from the journals of the land and sea explorers; to the early accounts of white settlement in Australia; to the fiction of 'Banjo' Paterson, Henry Lawson and many other Australian writers.
The list of titles form part of the huge collection of ebooks freely downloadable from Project Gutenberg Australia. Follow the links to read more about the authors and titles and to read and/or download the ebooks.