Community
Friendship
Mutual Support
and Exchange

Everyone in our community is welcome. We provide a meeting place and support for families and individuals within the Roleystone / Karragullen community including educational and recreational activities. We encourage community involvement by members of the area and offer a resource and information centre relevant to the needs of the community.

Community
Friendship
Mutual Support
and Exchange

Everyone in our community is welcome. We provide a meeting place and support for families and individuals within the Roleystone / Karragullen community including educational and recreational activities. We encourage community involvement by members of the area and offer a resource and information centre relevant to the needs of the community.

Community
Friendship
Mutual Support
and Exchange

Everyone in our community is welcome. We provide a meeting place and support for families and individuals within the Roleystone / Karragullen community including educational and recreational activities. We encourage community involvement by members of the area and offer a resource and information centre relevant to the needs of the community.

Community
Friendship
Mutual Support
and Exchange

Everyone in our community is welcome. We provide a meeting place and support for families and individuals within the Roleystone / Karragullen community including educational and recreational activities. We encourage community involvement by members of the area and offer a resource and information centre relevant to the needs of the community.

Community
Friendship
Mutual Support
and Exchange

Everyone in our community is welcome. We provide a meeting place and support for families and individuals within the Roleystone / Karragullen community including educational and recreational activities. We encourage community involvement by members of the area and offer a resource and information centre relevant to the needs of the community.

Community
Friendship
Mutual Support
and Exchange

Everyone in our community is welcome. We provide a meeting place and support for families and individuals within the Roleystone / Karragullen community including educational and recreational activities. We encourage community involvement by members of the area and offer a resource and information centre relevant to the needs of the community.

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Hello & Welcome

The Roleystone Neighbourhood Family Centre is a community managed not-for-profit organisation providing a focus for all people gathering together for friendship, exchange of information and mutual support in learning. We welcome all people from all areas.

Everyone in the community is welcome and we offer quality crèche facilities for young children where possible. Our flexible low cost programme varies each term and includes a range of activities from arts and crafts through to parent support groups, health and sporting activities and personal development courses.

We are always looking for new courses to offer the community, so please contact us if you have any ideas on how we could improve our service, or if you would be interested in sharing your talents, we would love to hear from you!

Courses

Roleystone Wool Spinning Meet-ups

Meet-ups - 2nd Saturday of each month (Excluding Jan) At Roleystone Family Centre - 19 Wygonda Rd, Roleystone.

BYO Everything Wool spinners who need/want others to help inspire their craft.
An excuse to catch up with like minded people and actually get some spinning done.
Open to all levels from beginners to pro's!

An airconditioned room with great lighting in the beautiful hills.
Tea & Coffee available and an IGA 3 minutes walk away, or bring along some nourishment to share.
Cost at this stage is $10.00 per gathering to cover room hire.

The spinners have a private Facebook group you can join to get inspiration or details of off site meet ups CLICK HERE

As a not for profit, we rely on minimum numbers for classes/courses. Brownie Points If you share this event with your friends. Group bookings most welcome and thank you to the Community for your support.

Volunteering in Roleystone & Surrounding areas

If you are ready to make friends, improve your mental and physical health, and maybe develop new skills along the way, start volunteering in your community. You can change your life and the lives of others when you do. Embrace the benefits of volunteering!

Here are just a few of the amazing benefits of Volunteering:

  • Volunteering gives people the tools they need to be happier, healthier, and well-rounded individuals. It also keeps us young and vital.
  • Volunteering Builds Community and allows us to strengthen our community and our social network when we volunteer.
  • Volunteering reduces stress and improves well-being.
  • You make connections with the people you are helping, and you cultivate friendships with other volunteers.
  • Reverses loneliness and social isolation, which is so relevant worldwide.
  • People build closer relationships, better connections, and more powerful attachments to people when they work together.
  • Older volunteers benefit the most from getting out of the house, engaging with others, and moving physically.
  • Purpose and collaboration result in mental health improvements and a better outlook on life.
  • One of the most significant trends in the volunteer world today is corporate philanthropy. More conscious companies than ever support local and programs financially. They create employee volunteer programs to help their philanthropic efforts and to retain employees. Companies encourage employees to commit a certain number of hours every year to service programs.
  • When teens or young adults volunteer, they develop self-esteem, confidence, and feelings of self-worth. Imagine the benefits to volunteering today, where both girls and boys struggle with self-esteem issues.

If you would like to read more on Volunteering, VolunteeringWA.org.au has an amazing amount of information.
Also you can view the Department of Communities Volunteering for many other opportunities. 
Thank you to both Volunteering WA and the Department of Communities for making this information available. 

Here is a list of local opportunities to Volunteer (contact the directly):

  • 'Roleystone Community College Parents & Citizens Association Inc.'
    Uniform shop volunteers – to help on a Friday morning pack orders. 
    Canteen volunteers – To help prepare lunch orders and bake over the counter treats for students eg. piklets, muffins etc.
    CLICK HERE for Website info 
    CLICK HERE for Social Media info
    Contact Name & details:
    Casie - P&C secretary - 0407 381 668
    Uniform shop: Janice - uniformshop@roleystonepc.com.au
    Canteen: Vanessa - canteen@roleystonepc.com.au

  • '9 Lives Cat Rescue'
    CLICK HERE for Website info
    CLICK HERE for Social Media info 
    We are desperate for long term Foster carers for cats & kittens and cats who need socialisation after being trapped from colonies. These cats come to us scared and timid and just learn to trust humans and accept love.
    We provide all dry food, vet treatments (at affiliated vets) and any items possibly needed.
    We are also in need of dedicated fundraisers who will be active in our fundraising team and help us with our fundraising efforts.
    Contact details: Nat - SMS ONLY PLZ 0409587240

  • 'Roleystone Neighbourhood Family Centre'
    CLICK HERE for website info 
    CLICK HERE for Facebook
    CLICK HERE for Instagram 

    The family centre has a large range of varied roles that you could get involved with in a small or larger capacity, and here is a list of a few that you could consider:
    Admin support in the office, gardening, sharing knowledge iin workshops, meet and greet and many other opportunities.
    Contact details: Call the office on 94961115 during 9am to 2pm weekdays or email contact@roleyfamilycentre.com.au 

  • 'Darling Range Wildlife Shelter' 
    darling range have a large range of Volunteer positions with a very good website with all the information, so please click the link to see how you can possibly get involved to help our local wildlife.
    CLICK HERE for: WEBSITE
    CLICK HERE for: FACEBOOK
  • Contact phone number is (08) 9394 0885
    INJURED WILDLIFE - Please call WILDCARE on (08) 94749055

If you’re a local NFP or Club and would like to be included, please follow the below instructions
Copy & paste this list, fill out the details and email it to contact@roleyfamilycentre.com.au :
Registered name of your Group/NFP:
Link to your website if you have one:
Links to your social media account/s (active accounts only):
A short blurb (one sentence) on what roles you’re looking for:
Contact name and phone number of the best person to speak with:

Roleystone Meditation

Let’s destress and nourish ourselves with a weekly meditation practice .

Led by Buddhist monks living in Roleystone, this course is for anyone looking to join a local meditation group.

This is not a religious class but rather an invitation to develop mindfulness as a group practice, tapping into the same peaceful silence which can relax the body, and improve focus and clarity. 

Many doctors have prescribed meditation to enhance our well-being and manage stress-related illnesses. While we can meditate at home, it can be easier to develop a regular practice by joining a group. Group practice can benefit every level of practitioner by fostering connections with others and enabling us to get feedback from experienced teachers and fellow meditators.

There is no set fee; this course is priceless! Please feel free to contribute to the donation box.

We will be sitting on chairs. If you prefer to sit cross-legged, please bring your own cushion or meditation stool.

You're welcome to join in one or all sessions. Please register yourself and anyone else you will be brining along on the selected dates below. 

Fresh Cheese-Making Term 1 2024

New to cheese-making? This community course is just for you! Learn how to make lemon/ricotta cheese, paneer cheese, cream cheese, yoghurt and a rainbow of labneh (yoghurt cheese). You will also learn about the equipment, ingredients and methods to create soft, fresh cheese and yoghurt at home. Taught by a home cheesemaker, who will be there to show you how to create the course recipes and answer any questions you may have about the process, plus step-by-step recipes are included in the course notes. Bookings essential.  

Bookings: https://www.roleyfamilycentre.com.au/   

or email contact@roleyfamilycentre.com.au 

or phone (08) 9496 1115 (Mon-Fri, 9am-2pm) 

Connect with Food Preserving: 

Website: www.foodpreserving.org  

Facebook: www.facebook.com/foodpreserving.org 

Instagram: www.instagram.com/food_preserving 

Roleystone Family Centre does not sell tickets via Facebook comments (just the booking link above), so please be mindful when approached by strangers online trying to sell tickets. These are scammers! Tickets cannot be transferred into anyone else’s name unless Roleystone Family Centre is contacted via email and the correct processes are followed. 

As a not for profit, Roleystone Neighbourhood Family Centre relies on minimum numbers for classes/courses. Show your support by sharing this event with your family and friends. Thank you to the Community for your support. 

Fresh Sausage Making, Term 1 2024

Learn how to make your own gourmet sausages at home! From British-style to beef, chicken, pork (and other) sausages, adding herbs, fruit and nuts - for traditional sausages and lean sausages too. We’ll be exploring ingredients, flavour combinations, and demonstrating how to mince, mix and make fresh sausages step-by-step using locally sourced meat, natural flavours and no artificial ingredients. Have a go at making sausages with us on the day if you like! Course notes included. Bookings essential. 

 Bookings: https://www.roleyfamilycentre.com.au/ 

or email contact@roleyfamilycentre.com.au 

or phone (08) 9496 1115 (Mon-Fri, 9am-2pm) 

  Connect with Food Preserving: 

Website: www.foodpreserving.org  

Facebook: www.facebook.com/foodpreserving.org 

Instagram: www.instagram.com/food_preserving 

Roleystone Family Centre does not sell tickets via Facebook comments (just the booking link above), so please be mindful when approached by strangers online trying to sell tickets. These are scammers! Tickets cannot be transferred into anyone else’s name unless Roleystone Family Centre is contacted via email and the correct processes are followed.  

 As a not for profit, Roleystone Neighbourhood Family Centre relies on minimum numbers for classes/courses. Show your support by sharing this event with your family and friends. Thank you to the Community for your support. 

Incense making workshop 2024

This one day workshop will include hands on making of incense, that will allow you to create your own blends for use at home with proficiency and intention. Incense making workshop exploring the cross cultural usage of fumigation and scent throughout historical usage into modern day, with specific insights into medical, spiritual and esoteric lenses. 

Kris Walker is a herbalist and fourth year naturopathy student, with a background in herbal and plant usage both medically, sociologically and spiritually. He enjoys educating others on the fascinating use of plants to collaborate and synergistically cultivate the lives we desire and dream of.

Herbal tea and sustenance provided.

You can find Hexedherbals on Instagram HERE

As a not for profit, we rely on minimum numbers for classes/courses. Brownie Points If you share this event with your friends. Group bookings most welcome and thank you to the Community for your support.

ORCHARD FRESH FRUIT PRESERVING (& ORCHARD VISIT) Term 1 2024

Savour West Aussie stone fruit all year long! Learn how to preserve fruit in jars for the pantry, to enjoy all year long! Learn about the science, bottling/canning methods, equipment, preserving jars (and lots more) with Food Preserving founder and author Megan Radaich.

Traditional, low-sugar and no-sugar fruit preserving methods including bottling, jams and jellies, fruit pie fillings, dehydrating and cooking will be explored, demonstrated, explained and discussed (including some hands-on demo for those interested).

Over 100,000 tonnes of fresh stone fruit are grown each year in Australia, so you can make the most of the stone fruit season by purchasing your fruit from local orchards, supporting Aussie farmers, and using the skills you learn at this course to preserve your fruit at home safely. 

Note: warm invitation to all attendees to visit one of the local orchards afterwards at 1pm so bring along some money if you would like to buy some fresh fruit direct from the grower.

Find Megan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/foodpreserving.org
To view Megan’s Webpage:  http://www.foodpreserving.org/
And Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/food_preserving/

As a not for profit, we rely on minimum numbers for classes/courses. Brownie Points If you share this event with your friends. Group bookings most welcome and thank you to the Community for your support.

Circle of Security - Term 1 2024

At times all parents feel lost about what their child might need from them. The Circle of Security Parenting program run by Communicare looks beneath behaviour to make sense of what your child is really asking from you.  It provides a ‘map’ to help better read your child’s needs, understand your child’s emotional world, support your child’s ability to successfully manage emotions, build their self-esteem, support their need to build new skills, and strengthen the relationship you have with your child. 

PARENTING SESSION INFO:
Communicare will be running Circle of Security parenting program at the Roleystone Family Centre every Tuesday starting 2nd February 2024 to 26th March 2024. This is a FREE 8-session workshop. It is recommended that parents are able to attend all eight sessions as each week builds on the previous one.

There will be crèche services on-hand, however spaces are limited so bookings are essential. Please add a crèche service at the time of booking if required. Note if you have children under 12 months old, they will be able to attend the session with you.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Water Bottle/s
  • All baby supplies if you require crèche services - i.e. nappies, baby wipes, bottles etc.

There are kitchen facilities within the Centre itself. Feel free to use our fridge to store milk if pumping on-site or for storing your food. You are responsible for taking your belongings once the session ends. 

Tomato Preserving Workshop Term 1 2024

Our special hands-on community workshop for this year is a tasty tomato themed one! Come along to learn how to make and bottle fresh tomato sauce (passata), savoury tomato jam, chutney (and lots more) with Food Preserving founder and author Megan Radaich. Learn about the science of bottling/canning methods, including jars and equipment. Lunch included. Bookings essential. 

  

Bookings: https://www.roleyfamilycentre.com.au/   

or email contact@roleyfamilycentre.com.au 

or phone (08) 9496 1115 (Mon-Fri, 9am-2pm) 

  

Connect with Food Preserving: 

Website: www.foodpreserving.org  

Facebook: www.facebook.com/foodpreserving.org 

Instagram: www.instagram.com/food_preserving 

  

Roleystone Family Centre does not sell tickets via Facebook comments (just the booking link above), so please be mindful when approached by strangers online trying to sell tickets. These are scammers! Tickets cannot be transferred into anyone else’s name unless Roleystone Family Centre is contacted via email and the correct processes are followed.  

 

As a not for profit, Roleystone Neighbourhood Family Centre relies on minimum numbers for classes/courses. Show your support by sharing this event with your family and friends. Thank you to the Community for your support. 

Introduction to Pottery Term 1 2024

Let your imagination run wild as you learn the basics of this beautiful ancient art. You will learn how to work with clay using various hand building techniques, decorating and under-glazing techniques. You will create and complete a bird feeder or candle holder of your own to collect once final glazing and firing has been completed.
In this 3-hour session all tools, clay and glazes are provided for you to make roughly 3 items. Class also includes morning tea, bisque, food safe glazing and kiln firing for your masterpiece.
This event is suitable for adults 16 years and over.

Pottery is one of the oldest of the handcrafts and a beautifully meditative process. This workshop is perfect for:

  1. Those wanting to try this ancient art,
  2. A thoughtful birthday gift to give, or enjoy together,
  3. Friend’s catchup (grab a friend and enjoy learning something new).

Additional T&C’s
Finished pottery will take four to six weeks to be ready for collection. This allows two weeks for items to dry plus bisque firing, clear glazing & glaze firing.

Note: Please be aware that the nature of pottery is a delicate one, and occasionally a piece will break or crack in the kiln. We always do our best to ensure your pieces arrives intact, however, a refund cannot be offered.

By purchasing a ticket, you have read, understood, and agree to the offering, limitations, and warnings above.


What to bring:
Clay washes out easily, but please bring comfortable clothing and footwear. Short fingernails are a must as nails will make marks on your artwork.

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Children's Group Singing, Term 1 2024

As the term has commenced please call the office to finalise your enrolment.

Do you have a young, enthusiastic singer in your household? Join Miss B for a non-competitive energetic group singing class. We will work on and learn singing techniques, breathing, tone, pitch, phrasing, beginner songwriting and self-expression.

This kid’s singing group is about creating a safe, non-judgemental environment where we can practice and support each other in our singing journey. We will work with a keyboard and a guitar to warm up our vocal cords. These warmups are designed to be fun and help with learning singing techniques. After warmups we will play some singing games which help with finding your individual voice and learning to sing as a group. We will aim to work on two songs throughout the term.

Please BYO water bottle and a display folder to hold your song lyrics to practice at home. 

Venue Hire

Large Activity Room

Capacity: 15

Perfect for an undercover, outdoor children's party with dirfect access to the playground and kitchen.

Playground

Capacity: 15

Available to anyone hiring AA1 & AA2. Childrens parties will be given exclusive access to this area whenver possible.

Kitchen

Capacity: 15

Fully equiped kitchen with oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, urn, crockery, cutlery, oven trays, glassware, cups/mugs - all you will need for your meeting, chidlren's party or event.

Activity Area

Capacity: 15

One of two available activity areas, when combined there is a large area for meetings, classes and events. Trestle tables and chairs supplied. Cooled and heated. Use of kitchen and outside playground when hiring.

Back Verandah

Capacity: 15

Perfect for an undercover, outdoor children's party with dirfect access to the playground and kitchen.

Meeting Room

Capacity: 15

Perfect for an undercover, outdoor children's party with dirfect access to the playground and kitchen.

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