Welcome to the 2018 Course Guide

The SpringDale Neighbourhood Centre offers classes as part of our mission and the purpose of our organisation. We do this in conjunction with many partners including all our tutors, a number of businesses and some Registered Training Organisations.

A special partner is Department of Education and Training with whom we have an agreement to support the training of people who are looking to improve their employment opportunities not their hobbies.

Key groups of people that the Department would like to see in our statistics are women, including young mothers, seeking to re-enter the workforce after a period away or those who have experienced family violence, adults who were early school leavers, indigenous people, low skilled and vulnerable workers, unemployed and underemployed people, people from a culturally or linguistically diverse background, people with a disability, young people who may be at risk of disengaging from community or education.

Our programs are designed to respond to emerging employment opportunities with a greater focus on the development of literacy and numeracy, interpersonal skills, practical training or hands on learning and work experience, as well as the development of small business enterprises. We embed broad skills such as flexibility, teamwork, and entrepreneurialism; and basic foundation skills such as language, literacy, numeracy and computer skills in our courses.

The intention with which people attend classes will help to determine whether concessions or support can be applied or given to the person to do the course. I understand most of our courses do support the development of the skills listed above. If you have any suggestions for other classes please let us know to help us grow the offering for our community.

Anne Brackley
SpringDale Neighbourhood Centre Inc

Food Safety Session (New)

Level: Beginner
Tutor: Tim Digby
This session will cover Danger zones, Food temperatures, Food Safety Programs.
How to handle and store food correctly, Bacteria/ cross contamination and contamination of foods and preparation areas. For day time session please bring your own lunch.
(Non accredited course.)
Dates: Mon, 9th Jul or 30th Sep or 13th Aug or 3rd Sep
1 Session
Time: 10.00 AM – 2.00 PM
Fees: $5.00

Tai Chi for Health

Level: Beginner
Tutor: Kathy Lanthois
Learn the gentle and meditative movements of Tai Chi in a fun and supportive class. Tai Chi can help with balance, flexibility, overall fitness and mental health. Suitable for all ages and abilities.
Dates: Tues, 17th Jul – 18th Sep or
Fri, 20th Jul – 21st Sep
10 Sessions
Time: (Tues) 7.00 PM – 8.00 PM
(Fri) 9.00 AM – 10.00 AM
Fees: $110.00, Concession $100

5D Diamond Painting Group (New)

It’s a craft, combining mosaic beading and colour by numbers to make a gorgeous picture that you create yourself. We are starting a monthly group where you can bring your pictures or start one with us. Join us for some creativity and fun. Kits provided for cost price lets create together. Sarah will be here to help guide you and we can enjoy, learn and share our craft together over a cuppa at SpringDale.
Dates: Last Thursday of the Month
Venue: SpringDale
Time: 1.00 PM – 4.00 PM

Bellarine Woodworkers Inc.

All keen woodworkers have the opportunity to meet on the first and third Monday of the month. New members welcome. Just turn up.
Dates: 1st & 3rd Mondays
(of the Month)
Venue: SpringDale Neighbourhood Centre
Time: 1.30 PM

Drysdale Guides

Our Mission is to enable girls and young women to grow into confident, self respecting, responsible community members.
Girls aged 5 – 11 years meet from 4pm – 5.30pm and girls 11 to 18 years meet from 6.30pm – 8pm.
Contact Anne Brackley for more details 0407 529 205.
Dates: Thursday evenings
Venue: SpringDale Neighbourhood Centre
Time: (Jr Guides) 4.00 PM – 5.30 PM, or
(Sr Guides) 4.00 PM – 5.30 PM