The Mindful Self Compassion course will start on Monday February 25. Held over 8 Monday evenings of 2.5 hrs per session. Presented by John Julian, a fully certified teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), Counsellor and Psychotherapist, Mindfulness and Mental Health trainer, Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, (BA, BSW, AMHSW). Subsidy may be available if eligible for Medicare subsidy with a current mental health care program. Bookings & enquiries with John on 0439 901 795.
Cloud accounting has changed the game for small businesses. It connects small business owners with their numbers anywhere, on any device. Milpara are offering Xero: Cloud Accounting for Small Business. This course will equip attendees with the skills to efficiently use the cloud accounting package Xero and integrated apps Tsheets and Receipt Bank, to allow more efficient business management, to streamline and automate their business processes and to allow for easy recording of business information. Course scheduled for 6 Tuesdays, February 26 – April 2.
March is a big month for accredited training at Milpara:
- Food Safety Level 1, Level 2 or combined as a Food Safety Supervisor are all on Thursday March 7.
- Apply First Aid Level 2 and CPR update are on Saturday March 9
- Responsible Service of Alcohol the evening of Wednesday March 13.
Please do not leave booking until last minute if possible. Confirmation of minimum numbers are required 1 week ahead with visiting training organisations, it is very disappointing to cancel unnecessarily. For all bookings, call Milpara 56552524.
Milpara is currently looking for suitable candidate to provide pre-accredited Learn Local training for our Monday, adult English and Math classes/s. To express interest or for more details please give us a call as soon as possible on 5655 2524.
Trinity Kids wellbeing programs start this week. If you would like to know more about the programs or have your child attend please book via their website trinitykids.com.au or contact Deanne 0437 331 308.
We are still taking enrolments for our computer classes. Office Essentials will focus on Excel and Publisher this term and runs over six Mondays commencing February 18. Introduction to Computers commencing Wednesday February 20, will run over week 4 weeks on Wednesday and Fridays. Introduction to Computers Beyond Basics will also be run on Wednesdays and Fridays over three weeks and commence on March 20.
Cloud accounting has changed the game for small businesses. It connects small business owners with their numbers anywhere on any device. We are providing a Cloud Accounting for Small Business course, this term using Xero. This course will equip attendees with the skills to efficiently use the cloud accounting package Xero and integrated apps Tsheets and Receipt Bank, to allow more efficient business management, to streamline and automate their business processes and to allow for easy recoding of business information. The course will run over six weeks on Tuesdays commencing February 26.
For more information about Milpara and the courses provided please call our friendly staff on 56552524.
We are back! Milpara is open again after the summer school holiday break and we are ready for a fabulous 2019. Bookings are open for all of our classes/workshops and activities. If you would like to see what we have on offer for Term 1, you can drop in a pick up a program at 21 Shellcot Road Korumburra. Alternatively, it is also available on the website milparacommunityhouse.org.au.
Just to name a few things we have a variety of computer classes commencing in February. The Tuesday morning art class will commence February 12. Yoga will be back on Wednesday mornings at the RSL and a beginner’s class of Tai Chi is on offer on Wednesday afternoons at Milpara.
A variety of accredited courses will again be on offer during early March including Food Safety Training, CPR, Apply First Aid, and Responsible Service of Alcohol. Please ensure you book your place. We are also taking expressions of interest for a Standard Mental Health First Aid Course.
We are very fortunate to have John Julian running a Mindful Self Compassion 8 week program at Milpara this term. If you would like to know more about MSC visit https://centreformsc.org/traini-msc/. Places are limited, bookings and enquiries can be made direct with John on 0439 901 795.
The first Community Meal for 2019 will be at the Anglican Parish Hall, 5 Bridge Street Korumburra on Friday February 1 at 5.30 pm.
For more information call Milpara 5655 2524.
Christmas is coming and for people who access Milpara Community House, we’re preparing for our shutdown for the school term holidays. This means usual operations of the House cease and only the Centrelink Agency operates throughout this time.
Access to the Emergency Foodbank at the House is also limited during this time to the Centrelink opening hours so it is very important to start preparing ahead of time.
Due to the public holidays, Centrelink will not be open on Christmas Day (25/12/2018), Boxing Day (26/12/2018), Thursday (27/12/2018) and New Year’s Day (1/1/2019). If people need to report, lodge documents, or make enquiries etc, arrangements need to made ahead of time so as not be caught out.
St Vincent de Paul is currently taking details for the distribution of Christmas Hampers and/or Christmas gifts donated to the Rotary Club Wishing Tree. This distribution will take place at Milpara Community House on Saturday 22 December 2018. For further details please contact the St Vincent de Paul store in Korumburra to make arrangements.
Our first program for 2019 is now available on our website www.milparacommunityhouse.org.au . If there are courses or classes of interest to you, give us a call (you may need to leave a message), send an email or enrol on line. The House will be functioning fully again from Tuesday 29 January 2019 so we’ll follow up with enquiries from that date. We apologise for any inconvenience however the staff are all on well-deserved rest time.
Thank you for the support Milpara has received from the Korumburra community during the past twelve months. It has been an exciting year and we look forward to the challenges and achievements to come in 2019.
On behalf of us all here at the House, have a safe and happy Christmas.
Well you can tell it is December with the towns looking lovely with their Christmas Decorations up. This time of the year can be difficult on many people though. Our emergency foodbank has been very busy. Donations are greatly appreciated and really do make a difference. You may have spare eggs from the chickens or some garden produce you may like to donate. We also accept unopened non-perishable grocery items. If you would like to make a donation but cannot pop in during open hours, Monday to Friday 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, you are welcome to leave them by the door. To all of the people who make donations both now and throughout the year we would like to say a huge thank you. You may think it was just a can of baked beans and not a big deal, but your kindness and generosity combined with that of others does make a large difference.
Our term program from next year is still being pieced together and confirmed. The dates should be going up over the next week on our website www.milparacommunityhouse.org.au and we will have a program available as soon as it is finalised.
Yesterday Monday December 10 was the last day of the Orange the World – 16 days of activism against violence. We would like to congratulate our community on supporting this important campaign. It has been wonderful to hear great discussions.
Have a great week from all the team at Milpara.
Enrolments are still open for Food Safety Training on 29/11 and RSA 4/12.
We were busy little beetles during the weekend getting our Orange the World display in place. Our display is located on sections of Bridge Street, Princes Street, Mine Road and Shellcot Road in Korumburra. We have also set up a selfie banner on our veranda so you can stop by Milpara, 21 Shellcot Road and take your photo, we would love to see them shared to help spread the word.
What is all the fuss about Orange the World? It is 16 days of activism against violence. While there is no comprehensive data on all people who experience violence, the following Australia-wide statistics prove the urgent need for change:
- every 2 minutes family violence results in a police call-out
- 95% of male and female victims report a male perpetrator
- on average at least one woman a week is killed by a partner or former partner
- women are 5 times more likely than men to require hospitalisation due to family violence
In addition to personal impacts, there are substantial social and economic costs. Estimates suggest that the annual cost of family violence in Victoria in 2014-15 was approximately $3.1 billion.
In an emergency, you should always call 000. Some other helpful contacts people may like to make themselves aware of, because you never know when they may come in handy are
- 1800 Respect: Sexual assault, domestic violence and suicide prevention 1800 737 732 1800respect.org.au
- Men’s Referral Service: Anonymous and confidential telephone counselling, information and referrals 1300 766 491 mrs.org.au
- Safe Steps: Family violence confidential support and information response line 1800 015 188 safesteps.org.au
- Lifeline: 24hr telephone crisis support. Online self-help resources information 13 11 14
We have a more information on our website Milparacommunityhouse.org.au