roleystoneslider
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.

roleystoneslider
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.

roleystoneslider
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.

roleystoneslider
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.

roleystoneslider
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.

roleystoneslider
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.

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

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. 

Roleystone Organic Growers 2024

The Roleystone Organic Growers meetings are held at the Roleystone Family Centre, 19 Wygonda Rd, Roleystone. Enquiries to Lisa 9399 2312

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Entry fee is $5 and we conclude the meeting with Tea, Coffee and the chance to chat and have your garden questions answered by our very knowledgeable members.
Attendees are asked to bring along an item for the Thank You Box e.g. Homegrown fruits or vegies; jams, pickles or any other goodies.
Everyone is welcome, whether you are an experienced gardener or just learning, we would love to see you, so mark your diary and come along to this very interesting evening.

Get ready for our next meeting! We are hosting a Cutting Workshop on Wednesday April 10th at 7 pm. 
This will be a great opportunity to learn some new skills and a chance to share all the cool and interesting plants we all having growing in our patches!
Ideally the material needs to be taken as close to the meeting as possible and wrapped in damp newspaper/paper towel to avoid drying out. 

We will be supplying:
- Seed Raising and Cutting Mix,
- Labels and pens to record plant names
- Some seeds and some material to make cuttings from
You need to bring:
1. Punnets/small containers to put cuttings/seeds into.
2. Lengths of plant materials to take cuttings from and share.
3. Secateurs (with your name on).
4. Any spare seeds you have to share with others.
5. A box to take your goodies home in.
Any queries to Marg Hick on Margaret.Hick1953@gmail.com or Luke Edmunds on Luke.Edmunds@hotmail.com

Please feel free to register online however payment is only accepted on the night

Roleystone Wool Spinning Meet-ups 2024

Meet-ups - 2nd Saturday of each month 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.

Social Art Group Evenings, Term 2 2024

Calling all creatives in the community. Would you like to connect with other local artists? A group of locals getting together to work on their artwork and inspire each other along. Please note there is no tutor in these meet-ups and your fee is to cover room hire and tea & coffee. Trestle tables, coverings and chairs are provided for everyone.

$7.00 per person paid on the night of attendance.

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.

Art Class - Lino Block Printing - Term 3 2024

Come and have a play creating black ink prints from simple lino cut designs, then adding colour using a variety of different papers, paint and pencils. Perfect for beginners or the more advanced!

Art Class - Watercolour Term 3 2024

Explore the world of watercolour by using different techniques in combination with other mediums, e.g. wax crayons, soft chalk pastels and ink.

Copper foil method workshop - Term 3 2024

Do you enjoy the play of light through coloured glass?
Does the beauty of leadlight attract you?

This one day course will teach you the basics of making the easier method of stained glass using copper foil.

You will make a small piece of copper foil glass that you can hang in the garden or in a window.

You will learn to cut glass, to place it in the design and to solder, and various other skills

All materials are supplied in this class, but if you have anything you would like to bring along, please do so and discuss with the tutor

Please bring along your own lunch (Microwave and fridge available) or plate to share – tea and coffee facilities provided

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.

Introduction to Pottery Term 3 2024

Immerse yourself in creative flow while exploring the basics of this beautiful ancient art. You will learn how to work with clay using various hand building, decorating and under-glazing techniques and create and complete a morning tea set 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). 

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.

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.

Wool Spinning for Beginners, Term 3 2024

Learn how to spin wool into wonderful yarn and all the steps leading up to the spinning stage. This class is for beginners and those who think they might like to learn a new skill that they haven’t tried before. What will cover the following:

  • Learn about the different types of fleece suitable/get to know your fleece (get dirty)
  • Set up of the spinning wheel
  • Explanation of equipment used
  • Carding (preparation of fleece suitable for spinning)
  • Each person will then have a go on the wheels and spin their own yarn that you can take home.
  • Because of time restrains and being a beginner’s class, we will only be doing single ply yarn 

Note: Bring any equipment along to assess suitability (notify tutor prior to class by emailing info@roleyfamilycentre.com.au)

Student requirements: Wear flat shoes or bring socks to wear while using the wheels. Wear clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty – please no skirts.

Tea and coffee available, please bring along your lunch to enjoy on the day.

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.

Cupcake Decorating, Term 3 2024

Have you ever wanted to learn how to pipe beautiful cupcakes? Come along to this beginner cupcake decorating workshop by Carli from Baking Club (formerly Bake with Carli)!

You will walk away with a box of treats you have decorated yourself and a whole bundle of knowledge about creating different designs, with the confidence to try again at home!

During this two hour class, Carli will teach you:
- how to make buttercream, including colouring and flavouring
- learn how to fill a piping bag easily, with no mess
- hands on experience to pipe basic rosettes, stars and more with a variety of nozzles.

What's included:
- six pre-baked cupcakes in a carry box
- a take home recipe booklet for the cupcakes and icing
- a take home piping practice sheet
- ongoing support for your baking endeavours through an exclusive Facebook group.

All you need to bring along is yourself, everything else is supplied!

Optional extra: Carli will have cupcake starter equipment kits for sale. These are $44 and include 10 piping bags, a 1M nozzle and a set of smaller nozzles with a coupler. If you'd like to purchase one, please bring cash on the day.

Website: https://bakewithcarli.com.au/contact/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bakewithcarli/

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.

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