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Weekly Update W/E 15/11/2019

Good morning everyone, whilst we are looking forward to a bit of wet weather this week, please keep in your thoughts those people who are fighting fires and extreme weather in other parts of the country.

Many thanks to the Tassie firefighters helping out in other states.

A young lady mentioned the other day that one of the things she loves about KNH is that we always say ‘good morning’ to her and ‘ask how she is’.  She said it is the only place she goes where people are polite and caring and she feels respected.

Sometimes we don’t have to do much to make a positive difference.

“If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours”

Weekly Update Summary:

  • Remembrance Day – Minutes silence 11.00AM on 11th November
  • Bushfire Ready Communities
  • Building Works Commence Today
  • Youth Activities Program – Term 4
  • Kingborough Lions – Spring into health Expo
  • Services @ KNH
  • Tenants Union of Tasmania – Legal Sessions
  • A thought for the week & a joke for the week
  • What’s on this week

Remembrance Day – 11 November

At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. The allied armies had driven the German invaders back, having inflicted heavy defeats upon them over the preceding four months. In November the Germans called for an armistice (suspension of fighting) in order to secure a peace settlement. They accepted allied terms that amounted to unconditional surrender.

The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month attained a special significance in the post-war years. The moment when hostilities ceased on the Western Front became universally associated with the remembrance of those who had died in the war.

In 1997, Governor-General Sir William Deane issued a proclamation formally declaring 11 November to be Remembrance Day, urging all Australians to observe one minute’s silence at 11 am on 11 November each year to remember those who died or suffered for Australia’s cause in all wars and armed conflicts.

Today, please keep in mind all our brave veterans whose sacrifices for our country helps us become the Australia we are today.

Bushfire Ready Communities

In light of the extreme weather conditions and fires other parts of the country are facing, it is timely to revisit the Tasmania Fire Service – Bushfire Ready Communities.

Make a plan to stay or leave and visit the TFS website to get additional information and resources.

Stay safe in Tasmania this summer.

Building Works Commence Today!!

We have a bit of activity at the House today with building works for the rear wall that needs underpinning starting.

There will also be some electricians installing some security measures for Child Care and changing the light fittings in Room 3.

Noise will be kept to a minimum however there may some unexpected noises occasionally.

Please bear with us as the works are undertaken.

The building works are expected to be completed by 25 November and the electricians by tomorrow.

Youth Activities – commence Tuesday at 3pm

KNH is very pleased to welcome ySpace Youth Activities back to the House for Term 4.

On Tuesday the activity will be Rock Painting – Celebrating World Kindness Day by painting river rocks with messages of kindness and unique art.

Kingborough Lions – Spring into Health Expo

On Saturday we have a stall at the Spring into health Expo at the Kingborough Community Hub.

We will showcase our programs and activities including the Peace Education Program, hand out the KNH newsletters, and talk to community member about the range of services we have at KNH.

spring into health

Services at Kingston Neighbourhood House

We did a quick check on services, activities and programs operating from KNH and we are amazed at the spectrum of services KNH offers.

  • Advocacy Tasmania
  • Anglicare Financial Counselling Services
  • Association for Children with Disability (TAS) Inc
  • atWork Australia – Disability Employment Service provider
  • APM – Disability Employment Service provider
  • BaptCare – NDIS
  • Carers Tasmania
  • Coffee, Craft & Chat Group
  • Department of Communities
  • Department of Education
  • Get Active Program (Womensport & Recreation Tasmania)
  • Grow Tasmania – Peer Supported Mental Health Group
  • headspace Tasmania – Youth Mental Health Support
  • Huon & Kingston FM
  • Kingborough Council – ySpace Youth Activities
  • Kingborough Helping Hands – Loui’s Van
  • Kingston Child Care Centre – Occasional Care and Playgroup
  • Kingston Knitting Club
  • Kingston Library
  • Little Treasures Parenting Group
  • Loaves & Fishes Tasmania
  • MateShip – Veteran’s Support Group
  • Mental Health Families & Friends Tasmania
  • Metro Tasmania
  • No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) Tasmania
  • Ons Genogen Card Group
  • Peace Education Program
  • Probus Card Group
  • Probus Craft Group
  • Puzzle Club
  • Salvation Army – Doorways
  • Scrabble Club
  • Therapeutic Art with Ricky Pfeiffer
  • Yoga – Dynamic Vinyasa Flow with Rebecca Chabot

There are no other organisations in Kingborough that offer the same level of service across such a broad spectrum of community needs.

Tenants Union

Every year the Tenants Union of Tasmania offer free Legal Education Sessions at Kingston Neighbourhood House.  Over the past two years KNH has run sessions however attendance hasn’t been great.

We are happy to run sessions if the community wishes it however you can also access information on Tenants Rights and responsibilities from the Tenants Union website.

Thought for the week

Thought for the week

Joke of the week


Visit the event calendar for a full list of this week’s events.

As always, please feel free to contact us to suggest ideas, raise any issues or discuss concerns – our community values your feedback.

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