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Kununurra 2020

Safe trips home for Kununurra kids

August 31, 2020 12:22 pm

Kununurra PCYC is thrilled with its new 10-seater bus. Funded by the State Government, the bus is used to take local children and teenagers safely home each night. Now, instead of hanging out at skateparks until late at night, around 100 young people each week jump aboard the bus to… Continue Reading

Midland PCYC puts Dion on the right path

August 31, 2020 12:21 pm

Previously disengaged from school, Dion once had little interest in learning. It wasn’t until 2018, when he was referred to Midland PCYC by the WA Police and the Department of Education, that Dion began to enjoy learning. Since then, Dion has completed his Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation, Certificate… Continue Reading

Skatepark hits the mark in Broome

August 31, 2020 12:19 pm

Skateboarding is making a comeback at Broome PCYC, after carpenter and volunteer Chris Malone took it upon himself to build the children and young people a skatepark. He initially built a grind box, but after the kids began to show an interest, he added to it with ramps and other… Continue Reading

First-aid skills save the day

August 31, 2020 12:18 pm

A recent first-aid course left Luke a bit uninspired. Required to undertake the course as part of his Leadership course at Bunbury PCYC, Luke admitted that he found the course “a bit pointless”. However, Luke quickly changed his mind about the first-aid training after out riding his motorbike with a… Continue Reading

Success stories across the State

August 31, 2020 12:18 pm

Rockingham’s Certificate I in Automotive Vocational Preparation graduation ceremony.   PCYC’s young people have made us proud this month – graduating from accredited Learning and Development courses across the State. Eleven students at Bunbury PCYC and 15 at Gosnells PCYC graduated with a Certificate I in Leadership – a 12-week… Continue Reading

Carnarvon’s shooting stars

August 31, 2020 12:17 pm

Congratulations to Carnarvon PCYC’s Junior Activity Instructor Latisha Ranger, who has secured a Shooting Stars traineeship. A current year 12 student, Latisha will commence work with Shooting Stars for one day a week at the centre. Latisha has been a participant in the program since 2016 and says that the… Continue Reading

Donations make a huge difference

August 31, 2020 12:16 pm

TYPO has generously donated piles of products for safeSPACE children and young people to enjoy and be creative with. PCYC Executive Manager Centres, Julie Gorman, said literally hundreds of dollars’ worth of stationery and related products has been donated. The items will be distributed equally among the 16 PCYC locations… Continue Reading

Artists at work in Kalgoorlie

August 31, 2020 12:08 pm

Internationally recognised artist Jason Dimer will be spending the rest of the year sharing his artistic skills with Kalgoorlie PCYC kids, as part of their safeSPACE program. Artist Jason is a Wongutha, Ngadju and Mirning man who specialises in narrative and figurative contemporary dot paintings. He was taught by his… Continue Reading

Police Rangers help out and have fun in Highgate

August 31, 2020 11:47 am

Armadale and Subiaco Police Rangers visited the WA Police Historical Society Museum in Highgate this month to carry out cleaning and maintenance on saddles and other leather gear. Historical Society President Dave MacDonald said this was the first visit to the museum since COVID-19 began, as the restrictions had been… Continue Reading

You’ve got to be in it to win it

July 30, 2020 11:30 am

Jacqueline from Claremont persevered and won our autumn PCYC Big Change Raffle! She is delighted and plans to use the money to help her children. By playing in every raffle since 2018, she has both supported disadvantaged children across WA and increased her chance to win. What would you do… Continue Reading