Newsletter November 2022
Earlier this year, youth had the exciting opportunity to go whale watching during school holidays. No whales were found, but one youth found something even better…
Newsletter August 2022
Continuing with the unusually wet weather we’ve had so far this year, the forecast for the July school holidays was disappointing. But thanks to you, our programs staff were able to bring the fun indoors with a trip to Inflatable World…
Reconciliation Week at The GBB
What are we reconciling?
How can we help?
Where are we headed?
These questions have been on our minds this week. Here are our responses…
Newsletter April 2022
Our youth are making life long memories, thanks to you!
Six of our youth enjoyed a three-day, two night camp experience at Basin View in the Jervis Bay area this March. Most of them had not left the Sydney area since Covid-19 restrictions were first introduced….
Trivia Night 2022
On the surface, Trivia Night is a chance to reconnect with friends, enjoy a great meal and entertainment, and hopefully take home a prize. But to the families of The Girls & Boys Brigade, events like these mean much more.
Newsletter February 2022
We became Chefs for a day!
Thanks to your support, our children had the incredible experience of cooking and dining at one of Australia’s best restaurants, Cho Cho San in Sydney’s eastern suburbs during Vacation care. The children learned many new skills, from kneading dough for creating mini doughnuts, to filling dumplings and carefully crimping the pastry. They learned how to work as a team and how to use new kitchen tools. We became Chefs for a day!
Thanks to you!
Summer Vacation Care
The Summer Vacation Care is up and running with plenty of momentum. It is the first time since April 2021 that we have been able to offer excursions to our children, and they are having a great time exploring the many great sites and activities that Summer in Sydney has to offer.
How Ben discovered his love of reading
Ben started the year without being able to read, nor could he sound out the alphabet. He made a few trips into the Homework Room in early 2021, before he began to avoid it and the frustrations that came with reading. As the year went on, Ben started to develop a really strong interest in reading. By term four, Ben had become a passionate reader. His new passion and ability for reading has really lifted the spirits of all of our staff and he is now a regular borrower from our Homework Room library.
Newsletter November 2021
Thanks to incredibly caring supporters like you and some generous local businesses, we have been able to provide fresh takeaway dinners to our families during the lockdown period.