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 Organic Growers 2023

Have you ever wanted to grow mushrooms at home, not the standard field mushrooms but the exotics like Lion’s Mane, Oyster, King and so many others?

Adrian Aquado co owner of The Mushroom Guys will be our guest speaker for September and will explain to us about the growing of gourmet mushrooms.

Gourmet and medicinal mushrooms have been used in various human cultures for many thousands of years, not only for flavour and nutrition but also countless health-promoting benefits such as brain function, increased immunity, skin health, digestion and cardiovascular health.

Being able to grow your own mushrooms means you have a supply at your fingertips to eat at their peak nutritionally. You can grow your favourites or specifically the mushrooms for any health issues such as Lion’s Mane which studies have found contain two special compounds that can stimulate the growth of brain cells. It is also an economic way to have a constant supply and once the mushroom growing block is finished can be either put into your compost heap, worm farm or directly into your garden bed.

Mushroom blocks can be pre ordered and will be delivered on the evening, more details will be a available soon.

The Roleystone Organic Growers meeting will be on Wednesday 13th September at 7.00pm in the Roleystone Family Centre, 19 Wygonda Rd, Roleystone. Entry is $5. 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.

All queries can be directed to Lisa 9399 2312

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

1000 Hearts Community Project

After the great success of the Boomerang Bags and Paper cranes we are embarking on our next community project - we will be making felt hearts. These will be handmade and stitched with love and good intentions.
In a world where everyone needs love in their life, the idea of these small hearts full of love is that they can be given to people in random acts of kindness.
How beautiful is it that such a small heart could fill someone’s heart with love. And if they pay it forward it has the potential to touch so many people.
We're also after donations to help create these wonderful hearts. If you have any of the following, please bring along or drop into the Centre:
- Felt
- Stuffing
- Embrodiery Yarn
- Sewing Needles
- Small heart cookie cutters
- Ink pad
- Small organiser bags
No ticket needed, please pop in and join us! 
Please bring a friend, the more the merrier....
The workshop will run every Monday from 02nd October to 11th December 2023 10am-12.00pm.
Lets join forces and flood the community with caring hearts and make everyone smile with happiness in both giving and receiving!
Changing the world one heart at a time

Roleystone Community Art Exhibition 2023

Bookings are now closed - stay tuned for the online auction!

This year, we will have on display many local artworks, whether it be a painting, sculpture, fibre arts, clay or a myriad of amazing mediums that some of our clever and creative locals are thinking up.
There is no monetary fee to enter perse, but you will need to submit a donated original artwork to be able to participate. It can be one of your works that you already have or one you create specially for this memorable event. Keep reading for those details.....

This year, its an art exhibition with purpose! YOU and your creative style will be displayed, but to enter your artwork in the exhibition, it will cost you an original artwork.  This artwork will be submitted to a silent auction, and ALL proceeds will be donated to ‘Darling Range Wildlife Shelter’!   Artists are a passionate lot, so please make this artwork special and lets see how much we can make to help these hard working volunteers keep on giving the quality care required to save our injured and rescued wildlife.

INVITE ONLY OPENING NIGHT:
27th October 2023 – 7:30pm – This is an event for the artists and their guests to enjoy a social event prior to the Saturday mornings opening. 

DAY ONE OF THE EXHIBITION:
28th October 2023 Saturday - 10am to 4pm

LAST CHANCE TO SEE THE EXHIBITION:
29th October 2023 Sunday - 10am to 4pm

Please register:
Please enusre you register below so secure space for your artwork. You will then be added to out Art Exhibition mailing list to be kept up to date with this years Expo information.

When does my artwork for the Auction need to be submitted by?:
Your ‘FLORA & FAUNA’ entry piece needs to be submitted by Friday 13th October, not later than 1pm (hand into the office of the family centre between 9am to 2pm weekdays)

What theme does the silent auction artwork need to be?
We have chosen to stick with ‘Flora & Fauna’ to honour ‘Darling Range Wildlife Shelter’ and all the animals who didn’t make it, or have been released back into the wild to live thei lives as intended.  You’re welcome to go onto Darling Range Facebook page, where they have many photos to base your artwork on, or if you have your own, that’s great too!  Please make sure you ask permission from the original authors if you can, to use their photos.

What do I write on my artwork for the ‘silent auction’ when I bring it in?:
There needs to be a piece of paper attached to your artwork with the below details clearly written on for us to log your artwork.

  • Your name
  • Name of your artwork and the medium used.
  • Phone number (we will keep this private)
  • Email address (we will keep this private)
  • Is there a story with your artwork? Why you chose that ‘Flora or Fauna’…. A little back story always adds value to any artwork, not just monetary value.

When do I drop off my artwork pieces for the actual exhibition:
Friday 27th between 9am to 2pm or by arrangement with Wendy Vanderlaan 0408920817

When will the exhibition be set up:
It will be all hands-on deck at 6pm Friday afternoon – We will be setting up the silent auction piece on that Friday during the day and will be stored in locked rooms when unattended.

How many pieces can I submit for the exhibition:
Maximum 5 pieces per person (depending on size) to allow for room for everyone.  Minimum 1 – we are ok if you only have that one special piece to submit but still want to be a part of the event.

Can I sell my artwork?
Absolutely you can, we want you to shine!  We will have information put on all artwork. If it’s not for sale and you just want to show it, we will make sure it is clearly stated ‘Not for sale’.

When do I collect my artwork after its finished?
At the completion of the exhibition, you can take your artwork.  No artwork will be allowed to leave the exhibition until it’s finished, as we don’t want people coming to an empty exhibit.  If one of your pieces sells, we will mark it sold and arrangements will be made on how to obtain the artwork between the seller and buyer.

How do I receive payment for my artwork that sell in the exhibition?
We don’t handle the money itself, but we ask everyone who enters to provide us with their details to arrange payment.   There will be a dedicated payment person at the exhibition who will be handling all transactions on your behalf..

How does the auction work?
This will be a silent auction, set up separate to the actual exhibition. If you wish to make a bid, you will need to fill out your details with the volunteers on the day. You will be given just a number to bid, so no one else can see who’s bidding.  We will be doing this online also, so bidding will be done through messaging.

When can a buyer of the artwork take it?
Once the exhibition is over and not before.

How safe is my artwork?
Very! There will be dedicated volunteers walking around, monitoring the silent auction and art exhibition itself.  Please know, we will do our very best to keep everyone and their work safe, but in the event of any artwork being stolen, the Roleystone Family Centre will take no responsibility for the cost involved to replace it.  We all need to look out for each other, and we will have very clear processes in place to lower any risk of theft.

I have no artwork, but would love to volunteer to be part of the event, how do I do that?
Give us a call at the centre on 94961115 or PM us through Facebook and will help you get involved, and thank you.

How do I contribute to the opening night social event?
Wendy will have a roster for exhibitors to help.  Any community event relies on the valuable volunteers, so please put your hand up to help if you can.  There will be many opportunities.

I’m not in Roleystone, can I still enter?
YES!  It is based in Roleystone, but we encourage you to join us, even if you’re from the surrounding areas.  Unsure still? give us a call at the office - 94961115

How big can the artwork be for the exhibition?
Hmmm let’s be real here. We don’t want to limit you and your artwork, but lets keep it under 1.5 meters.  If you have something really special, give us a ring.

How big does the artwork need to be for the Auction?
This will be up to you, as size doesn’t really matter here.  We want to see heartfelt art that is purely to help our wildlife! The public really do engage with heartfelt work and its great publicity for you too!  

How does the opening night ‘invitation only’ event work?
You will have to be a registered exhibitor to attend.  We will be sending the formal invitation closer to the event.

The question I have isn’t listed here, how do I find out more?
Give us a call in the office and we will try and answer your questions as best we can, or we will contact Wendy and get back to you with anything we’re unsure of.

Bush Banksias and Bush Critters

Come along and make a Banksia to celebrate the lovely flowers of WA. These are beautiful and easy to make using  recycled books. Make a bush critter too; a cheeky little quenda, with soft fluffy ears. Enjoy a fun filled afternoon!

Community Garage Sale, Sunday 12th November

Please join us on Sunday 12th November.

$15 per stallholder which allows approx. 3m2
Limited places available so please secure yours via the ticket option below.

  • Set up is 7:00am and 9:00am on Sunday 12th.
  • Bring Everything, Take everything 
  • Please bring your own table/s (the Centre has a very limited number avaiable, if a table is required, please contact the Centre to reserve yours)
  • Any unsold items must be taken away with you at the completion of the sale
  • Please ensure all items are clearly marked with prices
  • Welcome to give away or sell items
  • Mix of new and old items is OK (we’d love to see some plants too)
  • Please reverse into the front carpark to drop off and move your car to another location (further away from building) once unloaded to allow others easy access to the building

Please note, attendance for shoppers is FREE of charge - no need to book 

The Family Centre takes no responsibility for anything your selling or sales, we’re just hosting the space.

If any Community groups would like to host a sausage sizzle or if any coffee vans are interested in attending please contact us for more information regarding rules and regulations required by any food sellers on... 94961115 or contact@roleyfamilycentre.com.au

If you find a 3x3 space isn't enough for all your treasures, we will promote your home garage sale too so please email your address and times so we can pop it on display at the Centre.

Please help spread the word for this fantastic Community event, the more shoppers who attend - the better for everyone πŸ™‚

Everyone welcome - we have an accessible parking bay and fantastic renovated all access bathroom for easier use too.
If you cant make this date, please keep an eye on our website for future dates - We're going to make this a regular event!

Soap Making – Cold Pressed Method Palm oil free. Term 4

Please note two sessions are available, 11:00am and class repeat at 2:30pm.

A full list of items you need to bring along to complete this class are listed below. All other materials/items required to make your beautiful soaps that you’ll get to take home in this small, hands on class are provided.

Come join us in making beautiful cold pressed soaps - Our class is for previous soap makers and beginners. Natural soaps are very gentle and don’t wash off all your natural oils. So, you are refreshed and clean, but your skin remains lubricated, protected and happy as opposed to commercial soaps.

This class will give you the chance to use Horizontal Moulds & Marbled Effect and the option to add different textures.
They are beautiful personalised hand-crafted gifts for family and friends.

*Note to students: Please bring along to class,

  • 2 empty 1 litre cardboard milk cartons
  • An old towel
  • Disposable gloves to protect your hands
  • An apron or old shirt to protect yourself and your clothing
  • 2 clean flat-bottomed buckets  (1 with pourer)
  • A box to take your soaps home in

    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.

Men's Circle

The circle itself is very simple.

We show up, we have the opportunity to share (no obligations though) and listen, and we revel and celebrate in showing up and letting go however that may look like.

The space itself is safe for all men.

Nothing will be shared outside of the space and we set the intention to leave all of what we share in the circle at the circle, so we can go home to our families, friends and lives that little bit lighter.

If you are interested in taking part and want to know a little more please feel free to contact Joey for more information or perhaps just a chat to see if it's right for you.

The cost for the session will be $20 (or $100 for the full term of 5 sessions) with all proceeds going to cover the cost of the venue and go towards helping people within the community.

We also have a PAY IT FORWARD incentive so if there is anyone that is struggling financially and can't make it, this can help to cover the cost of their attendance (This will be 100% anonymous).

Big Love to you all and have a fantastic week

TOGETHER WE STAND STRONG 

Feel free to reach out to Joey...
Instagram @joeypeacfulwarrior & @sonzofgaia
Website: https://sonzofgaia.com
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Children's Group Singing, Term 4 2023

Do you have a young, enthusiastic singer in your household? Join Mrs 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. 

Heart Space Community Choir, Term 4 2023

Come along to join our Community Choir– Heart Space. This community choir is suitable for absolute beginners to professionals. You will be guided through a variety of warmups which are designed to build and further develop singing techniques such as harmonies and breath/projection control. There are many benefits to singing in a choir, both mental and physical. Singing in a choir can help people feel more connected to others, has health benefits by reducing stress and its super fun!

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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