Confined kids bound by short term solutions


and · Friday, October 21, 2016 · Leave a Comment 


Juvenile justice centres in NSW are coming under the spotlight where there is increased concern over the welfare of the state’s 239 juvenile detainees.

Ochre brings science to life for kids


· Wednesday, September 7, 2016 · Leave a Comment 


The event, rounding out National Science Week celebrations, was one of a series of workshops coordinated by the National Indigenous Science Education Program (NISEP) that brings ‘science to…

Funding fuels Friday night fun and fitness 


· Wednesday, September 7, 2016 · Leave a Comment 


The Friday Night Live youth program is run by the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE) and targets Indigenous people aged between 12 and 18 in Redfern, Waterloo,…

Play School – 50 years of stories to tell


· Friday, August 12, 2016 · Leave a Comment 


Ms Harrison is one of many professionals who have helped to shape the ongoing development of Play School to reflect new research on childhood learning and education. She…

On the road to success


· Thursday, June 9, 2016 · 2 Comments 


WATERLOO: Weave Youth and Community Services provide a wide range of programs supporting the local community, with a focus on working with people facing disadvantage and social exclusion. Their Driving Change program aims to combat an issue that is faced by many young people – getting their licence.

Taekwondo – school of wisdom


· Wednesday, May 4, 2016 · Leave a Comment 


My only prior knowledge of the place came from a birthday party held there for one of my friends. But this mild encouragement did little to quell the mixture of fear …

Students find their place in the sun


· Wednesday, May 4, 2016 · 2 Comments 


The STUCCO co-operative is entirely self-managed and provides affordable shared housing to 40 students from the University of Sydney. The decision to switch to solar electricity is the…

Learning through experimentation and play


· Thursday, April 7, 2016 · Leave a Comment 


Putting children in charge of technology is at the heart of Little Makers Club, an exciting new program launched in Sydney this year. Little Makers Clubs give primary school-aged children hands-on experience building their own electronic projects such as sound-activated lamps and racing cars.

Learning to get along


· Tuesday, February 16, 2016 · Leave a Comment 


No matter what your opinion is on Australia’s immigration policies, even before the arrival of the British on this land in 1788, Australia had been a thoroughly multicultural country with hundreds of Aboriginal languages and cultures living side by side on this continent for centuries. This means that if we are to have a well-functioning, cohesive society with minimal conflict, there is a clear need to understand how to successfully and positively negotiate difference.

Storytelling empowers young people


· Friday, February 5, 2016 · Leave a Comment 


2016 Redfern has another Australian of the Year, Local Hero – Catherine Keenan from The Sydney Story Factory.