November 17 - 23, 2019: Issue 429
Our Youth page is for young people aged 13+ - if you are younger than this we have news for you in the Children's page
News items and articles run at the top of this page. Information, local resources, events and local organisations, sports groups etc. are at the base of this page. All Previous pages for you are listed in Past Features
Inaugural Surf Life Saving Day at NSW Parliament House by Surf Life Saving New South Wales
Pictures Pittwater's Mix: November '19 - Issue 429 - Avalon Beach SLSC's Gala Day 2019 + Narrabeen Lagoon Boardwalk Opened + Annual Art Shows Around Popular Market Day + Palm Beach Views + More
Aquatics Palm Beach Longboarders Club 2019 Palmy Old Mal Old Log Rally
Six teams of young people competed for over $4000 in funding and professional business mentoring at the Avalon Rec. Centre Annex at the end of October. Fourteen youth ranging in ages from 12 to 23 gave their business pitches live in front of a packed house and a judging panel made up of prominent local business men and women.
The business pitch event named Spark Tank, is similar to the TV show Shark Tank®. It was hosted by Share the Spark, an ACNC approved charity that helps young people build resilience and learn life skills. Each team who participated in the event included at least one person they know who is going through a hard time.
“We had over 60 application downloads,” said Kimberly Clouthier, a Share the Spark director, “and every single entry we received was either about helping the environment or helping people. It was really heart-warming to see such selfless proposals.”
“All the pitches were outstanding,” said Crystal Petzer one of the six judges on the panel, “It was a real struggle between us to decide how to award the funding. Everyone deserved the whole lot!”
The earliest sub-divisions of Whale Beach show two Reserves or 'parks' to link the Careel Bay side with this beach and provide easy access, over those hills, to the beach itself, and to the estuary, and in linking to the Pittwater estuary, access to the main road and transport to and from this place during the years when public transport was infrequent and most people came to this end of the peninsula via the estuary itself aboard ferries or launches. Those linked pathways are still intact and used by walkers over those hills through Dolphin Crescent, with one towards the Barrenjoey road-Careel Bay perimeter and one at the back of the crescent itself linking onto Whale Beach road just opposite Rayner road.
The role of Warringah Shire Council played a huge role here in requiring that reserves be dedicated to council as part of any subdivision. In some land speculators they found ready supporters, who not only set aside pathways and whole blocks but larger allotments to ensure succeeding generations would have access to bush reserves and that breath of air beneath eucalypts with views of the estuary and coastline. McKay Reserve atop the Whale Beach to Palm Beach hills is one such place.
When the Barranjoey Land Company was formally registered in June 1911 the first directors were named as Harry Wolstenholme, E T Jones, John Thompson Ralston, James Young, and Herbert Russell Nolan. Many of these partners were either students together at Newington College, the well-known Wesleyan School at Stanmore, or related through marriages.
Schoolies Week Revellers Reminded to Be Beach Safe
- Duranbah - Lifeguards (7 days per week). Starts 1 December.
- Kingscliff - Lifeguards (Mon-Fri). Volunteer Surf Lifesavers (Weekends). Currently operational.
- Byron Main Beach - Lifeguards (Mon-Fri). Volunteer Surf Lifesavers (Weekends). Currently operational.
- Lennox Head - Lifeguards (Mon-Fri). Volunteer Surf Lifesavers (Weekends). Currently Operational.
- Only swim at a patrolled beach, between the red and yellow flags
- Don’t swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Never swim at night
- Ask a surf lifesaver or lifeguard for advice
- Look after your mates, and know where your group is while in the water
- Call triple-zero (000) to report an in-water emergency.
WSL Sydney Surf Pro “Drops In” To Manly for 2020-2022
Stage set for women’s qualification showdown at Port Stephens Toyota Pro pres. by Sisstrevolution
The 2019 Comedy Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Is: Sarah Skinner
“I am absolutely delighted to be awarded the title as Overall Winner in the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards2019. It certainly warms my heart to know that this image will spread some laughter and happiness around the world. I am happy to report that this cub continues to thrive in the pride, having seen her again in October this year. I can only hope and encourage everyone, as a collective to each do our part in the conservation of all wildlife species, so that future generations can enjoy them, in the same way that I have done during my career as a wildlife photographer. Long may lions walk the plains……….”
Avalon Youth Hub: More Meditation Spots
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
Green Team Beach Cleans
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.
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.
Sync Your Breathing with this - to help you Relax
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All Are Welcome, All Belong!
Apprenticeships and traineeships info
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
Driver Knowledge Test (DKT) Practice run Online
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.
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/