National Reconciliation Week
Each year from 27 May to 3 June, National Reconciliation Week celebrates the rich culture and history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey—the anniversaries of the successful 1967 referendum and the 1992 High Court Mabo decision.
The Week encourages all of us to reflect on our shared histories, contributions and achievements. It’s and invitation to join in the reconciliation conversation and to think about how we can positively contribute to closing the gap for the benefit of all Australians.
The City of Greater Dandenong is proud to host "The Possum Hunt" puppet show at the Dandenong Library on the 27th of May from 10:30 am till 11:30am. For more information see: the events calendar
Healthy Together Greater Dandenong
Healthy Children Initiative
The Healthy Children Initiative supports schools and early childhood services to provide safe, healthy and friendly environments for children, their families and the community. We can provide support on a range of health priority areas, from healthy eating to sun protection and more! See the events calendar for the next school garden network meeting or the next early years cooks network meeting.
Playgroups galore in the City of Greater Dandenong
Every week our youngest members of the community get together with their friends for a play date in various locations all over the city of Greater Dandenong. Playgroups are hosted at primary schools, community centres; neighbourhood houses even aged care facilities and churches. Babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their parents or carers can attend playgroup.
Playgroups are not-for-profit groups; some may charge a small fee. Most playgroups are run by parents and carers, while there are also supported playgroups that are organised and run by a coordinator. These playgroups are typically for families who need additional support whether they are families new to Australia, are Indigenous families, have a member living with a disability, are teenage parents, or are parents who are experiencing various other challenges in life.
The newest community playgroup takes place on Thursday mornings from 9:30am – 11:30am at St. Anthony’s primary school in Noble Park. To find out more contact Debbie Vivian on 9546 0044.
City of Greater Dandenong
Babies First Foods
What do babies eat?
3 1/2 - 4 year Check
Communities for Children program in line with research outcomes
Communities for Children (CfC) is an early intervention and prevention program that aims to improve the development, health and wellbeing of children aged up to 12 and their families by addressing local needs and encouraging community participation.
This is in line with recent research that shows that supportive parents and a highly engaged community greatly benefit a child’s education.