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

Arcade-game inspiration

July 30, 2020 11:20 am

The latest addition to Kalgoorlie PCYC proves that both the safeSPACE and Pathways to Employment programs are innovative alternatives to traditional learning. Once disengaged from school, Shannon from Kalgoorlie PCYC found inspiration first from the safeSPACE program, and then from a Pathways to Employment course through Training Group Australia. The… Continue Reading

Telethon research – can you help?

July 29, 2020 2:40 pm

The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a swift shift towards non-face-to-face mental health service delivery. In response to the current context, and in an effort to improve future service provision for children and young people, the team at Telethon Kids Institute have developed a survey to better… Continue Reading

Basketball bouncing into Carnarvon

July 29, 2020 1:47 pm

Basketball WA will soon be offering programs to the local kids of Carnarvon, thanks to $20,000 of funding from the State Government, and partnerships with PCYC and community organisations such as the Stephen Michael Foundation. A working group will devise a basketball program that will reach younger children through the… Continue Reading