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Adult Education: Jumpstart Your Future

April 21st, 2019|

by Joanna Atherfold Finn Nestled on an expansive site in Nelson Bay originally donated to the community in 1892 by John Dalton, the Tomaree Community College is a Registered Training Organisation employing over 20 staff and delivering training to more than 3000 students annually. Operational for 32 years, Linda Drake has worked at the college for 19 years and has [...]

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Introducing Angel Tots Early Learning Centre

April 21st, 2019|

by Joanna Atherfold Finn It is fitting that Karin Hensley originates from South Africa. Angel Tots, the 56-place Salamander Bay Early Learning Centre she owns with husband Steve, closely follows the philosophy of the African proverb that it takes a village to raise a child. As Angel Tots Centre Director Melinda Lewis explained, “The service wants to be part of [...]

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What is self regulation and how can it make a difference to you and your children?

April 21st, 2019|

by Joanna Atherfold Finn What’s On In Our Backyard spoke to Occupational Therapist and Founder of Homebase Hope Rhiannon Crispe to find out. As Rhiannon explains, we are not born with the ability to self regulate. It is something that has to be taught. “Self regulation is our ability to control emotional and behavioural reactions to everyday stressors,” Rhiannon said. [...]

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Introducing Michael Dunn, a local expert in Chiropractic Care

April 21st, 2019|

by Joanna Atherfold Finn Most of us have some idea that chiropractors are allied health professionals who use adjusting techniques to help ease pain, but what else can chiropractors assist with and what is their philosophy? To find out more, we caught up with chiropractor Dr Michael Dunn. Michael recently joined the allied services team at Anna Bay Specialist Rooms. [...]

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Reconnecting Families

April 21st, 2019|

Port Stephens resident Jewell Drury is the Media and Marketing Officer of a registered charity organisation, COPSY, who are launching a free counselling service for youth aged 12 to 18 years in Port Stephens. Jewell believes that the family unit is the core and lifeblood of society. As a mother of seven, foster parent to one and a grandmother to [...]

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So What’s It Really Like To Be A Foster Sibling?

April 21st, 2019|

Foster Care involves a child who is unable to live with their biological family for a range of reasons living with another family unit able to offer a safe, reliable and nurturing environment. Foster children may need to live with another family due to issues including family illness, neglect or abuse, mental health issues and addiction. If you already have [...]

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