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Learn with JNC

January 22, 2021

Term 1’s about to start! And here’s a chance to learn with JNC for everyone in the family … parents, kids starting the school term, & kids starting school next year.   

Playgroup @JNC 

Is your child starting school in 2022? Then JNC’s Transition to School playgroup is for your family. Mondays 10-11.30am in school terms.

This is your child’s chance to prepare for big changes. Here they can socialise with other children & build skills – numeracy, literacy, listening, sharing & following routines. They can also enjoy music & stories. A place to be culturally safe & learn about other cultures.

At Hope Uniting Church in Maroubra. This term the group starts on Monday 1 February. To register phone 9349 8200 or email

Parents can also learn with JNC

Single Parent Support Group

Connect with other local single parents, share parenting experiences & learn from each other. Also learn about resumé writing and applying for jobs, co-parenting and mediation, strategies to manage your child’s behaviour, building strong relationships, and self-care. Every Tuesday for 6 weeks, 16 February to 23 March. 10am to 12pm at Daceyville Public School. Childminding available. For more information and to register, Angie on  phone 9349 8200 or email 

Tips for a good start to term 1

Here are some tips for a smooth start to the school year:

*Early bedtime so your child gets enough sleep (9-11 hours for kids aged 5-13) 

*Regular exercise (about 1 hour a day, 3 days a week – walking, playing sport, swimming, games etc.) 

*Healthy eating – involve your kids in choosing healthy lunchbox options. That means less chance of full lunchboxes coming home! Find some great healthy lunchbox ideas at this link>>>

About JNC support 

Our Family Support Worker, Angie, and Aboriginal Community Engagement Facilitator, Barbara, provide culturally appropriate casework and support to families. And this includes parents, carers and grandparents. This can be in person, over the phone or on a video link such as Zoom or Facetime.  Phone  9349 8200 for more information. 

You can also make an appointment with your caseworker, and visit our Maroubra centre to access Zoom for an appointment in a private space.  

Come in for form filling assistance Tuesday mornings (Bondi Junction) & Friday mornings (Maroubra) – appointment required.  Phone 9349 8200. 

JP service – every Wednesday 2-4pm at JNC Maroubra. Phone 9349 8200

Outreach services @ JNC  

Outreach services are available at our Maroubra centre to support you. Bookings essential:  phone  9349 8200 

Wesley Mission Homelessness – every Friday 9.30am-1pm. Supporting people at risk of homelessness with emergency accommodation, rental and tenancy  issues and referrals.

Wirringa Baiya Aboriginal Legal Centre, providing sservices for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are victims/survivors of violence.  Access to legal representation, advocacy, advice, and referral. At JNC Maroubra every second Tuesday of the month 10am-12pm (by appointment only). Phone 9349 8200 to book.

You + JNC this year 

Watch our new year’s message at this link>>

Check JNC’s Service Updates page

More to learn with JNC

JNC can put you in touch with information about support services in the community.

Check out our crisis services directory at this link>>>