Doonside Cottage

Doonside Cottage is located at 2 Astral Drive, Doonside, NSW.

We provide a range of groups and activities each school term, see below for the most recent terms list of available programs & more information about each program.

 TERM 1, 2019  

DAY

TIME

ACTIVITY

Monday

9:30am-11:00am

Indigenous Supported Playgroup

Monday

11:00am-11:30pm

Baby Rhyme Time

Monday

1:00pm– 2:30pm

Indigenous Cultural Group

Monday

6:00pm—8:00pm

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Tuesday

9:30am-3:00pm

Mura Mittigar—Outreach Financial Counselling

No Interest Loans Scheme (Fortnightly) Commencing 19th February

Tuesday

9:45am-11:15am

Yoga

Tuesday

3:15pm-4:30pm

Kids Meditation & Yoga (for primary school-aged children from Kindergarten to Year 6)

Tuesday

5:00pm-7:00pm

Triple P (Level 4) Positive Parenting Program

19th February—26th March 2019

Wednesday

10:00am-2:00pm

Koori Outreach (Monthly, 1st Wednesday of each month)

Wednesday

12.30pm-1:30pm

Indigenous Space

Wednesday

1.30pm-2:30pm

Doonside Gardens                 

Wednesday

3:15pm-4.30pm

Kids Club (for primary school-aged children from Kindergarten to Year 6)

Wednesday

6:00pm-8:00pm

BLISS – Blacktown Lesbian Information & Social Support (Monthly, 3rd Wednesday of each month)

Thursday

9:30am-11:00am

Mini Tots Soccer (for 3-5 year-olds)  in partnership with Western  Sydney Primary Health Network

Thursday

11:00am-11:30am

Baby Rhyme Time

Friday

9:00am-5:00pm

Odyssey House Counselling

ABOUT EACH OF THE PROGRAMS

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): A safe and confidential support group for people with an addiction includes AA, GA, NA etc. Free of charge / no cost

BLISS (Blacktown Lesbian Information and Social Support): A social support group providing social activities and information to Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Same Sex Attracted Women. Free of charge / no cost

Doonside Gardens: Come along and help us create our very own community garden. Free of charge / no cost

Indigenous Space: A fun, friendly, informal group open to all who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Enjoy afternoon tea, play bingo, win prizes, meet new people, gain information, support, appropriate referrals, take part in activities, workshops and information sessions. All community members welcome. Free of charge / no cost

Indigenous Supported Playgroup: Provides a structured and positive learning environment in which 0-5 year-olds can socialise, play and learn. It’s a great way for parents/carers to meet and share experiences while they engage with their children using a variety of fun and educational activities. The group is facilitated by BACC staff who are also available to provide advice and information on parenting issues and referrals to appropriate services where needed. Free of charge / no cost

Kids Club: After-school games and activities (such as gardening, cooking, sports) with an emphasis on tasks of daily living and communication skills for primary school-aged kids.  Free of charge / no cost

Kids Meditation & Yoga: A yoga and meditation class for primary school aged kids designed to increased their mental health and provide a reprieve from outside stressors.  Free of charge / no cost

Koori Outreach: An opportunity for Indigenous community members to have a yarn and enjoy morning tea with representatives from Housing NSW,  Centrelink, Wentworth Community Housing, Ngallu Wal Aboriginal Child and Family Centre, Blacktown Mental Health, and many more.  Free of charge / no cost

Mini Tots Soccer: A program that helps to develop the gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination and general fitness of children aged 3-5 years old. Morning tea included.  Free of charge / no cost

Mura Mittigar: Community Finance provides an outreach financial counselling service including financial support via the No Interest Loans Scheme.  This will enable families to purchase essential goods and services including: education costs, health items, vehicle repairs, registration and household furniture and white goods.

Odyssey House Counselling: One-on-one counselling support for those with alcohol and drug issues. Call 9622 7511 for appointments.

Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) — Level 4: A 6 week program full of parenting tips which promote child development, communication skills, and self-care for parents/carers.  Free of charge / no cost

Yoga: Strengthen and tone your body & improve your mental health. Please bring a bottle of water. $5 per session

Please note:  

We are taking expressions of interest for a new Indigenous group—please contact BACC with your interest and suggestions. Thank you.