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Sea Lake Neighbourhood House conducted a successful September School Holiday Program.  The activities were well attended and the children well behaved.  The first day involved 26 children watching Ice Age 3 and 17 again in the activities room at Neighbourhood house.  On Tuesday, two representatives from Cricket Victoria conducted a cricket clinic and had the youths participate in a number of games and activities for five hours.  The second week of the school holidays, a bus full of children travelled to Swan Hill to go swimming in the indoor heated pool at the Swan Hill Leisure Centre.  The last day of the program was a jewellery making workshop that not surprisingly had only girls attend.  Cathy Costa from Swan Hill conducted the workshop and had a variety of beads of different shapes, sizes and colors.  The girls went straight to work and were very productive.  Each participant created some beautiful necklaces, bracelets and earrings. 

The cooking equipment wasn’t delivered in time; however it has now arrived and will be utilised next school holidays instead.  The program was well supported within the community and anyone with ideas or suggestions for next school holidays contact Sea Lake Neighbourhood House on 0429781268 or email nhh@sldhs.com.au.   Remember to check the Sea Lake webpage for updates and information on http://www.sealake.vic.au


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Sea Lake Neighbourhood house has been awarded $7669 from the RACV Community Foundation.  The RACV Community Foundation aims to support three main priorities: mobility and safety, emergency services and environmental sustainability.  Sea Lake Neighbourhood House focused on enhancing the mobility and safety of residents in the community.  It was an extremely competitive grant with 84 applications and only 19 organisations awarded funding. 

The funding from RACV will increase the number of people in town with an endorsed bus licence so that there is a number of trained and qualified bus drivers to transport people to events and activities who would unable to get to them on their own.  The remaining funds will be utilised by Tyrrell College to target targets youths and others who are about to get their licence or who need to build their confidence at driving, increasing their awareness of road safety and learning the road rules.  The students will participate at the Charlton Education Driving School now and again in six months time to learn basic road rules and safety while also gaining some practical experience at driving vehicles through roundabouts, traffic lights and different parking techniques.

Sea Lake Neighbourhood House would like to thank both the Trust Company and RACV Foundation for this funding and enabling these projects to take place.  The Trust Company funding will provide a space for youths to go and socialise with each other in a neutral environment while the RACV Foundation funding will increase youths skills, abilities and knowledge about driving as well as provide the opportunity for people to become mobile and attend events as more people in the community are capable of safely driving a bus full of people.

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Sea Lake Neighbourhood House is the successful recipient of a $7125 grant from the Trust Company.  The grant is being used to make the activities room located at the back of Neighbourhood House more youth friendly.  The funds have been spent on games, activities and furnishings to encourage youths to access these facilities after school, especially farm children who stay in town after school for an event such as footy training. 

The grant has been used to purchase Wii sports, Wii resort, and Wii fit, MarioKart as well as a Playstation 2 with Singstar and Guitar Hero (drums and guitar).  A surround sound system will complement the 50 inch plasma bought with funding from CWA – this will be great for watching movies.  Curtains, a modular couch and board games will complete the upgrades to the activities room for this grant. 

Youths are welcome to access the room after school on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and ensure that they treat the equipment responsibly. For more information contact Kellie on 0429781268 or email nhh@sldhs.com.au

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Local Kids Enjoy School Holiday Fun

A new school holiday activity program facilitated by Sea Lake Neighbourhood House proved a popular success.  Over thirty 30 children enjoyed the free activities which included a movie marathon, indoor games and horse riding at Beulah. 

Neighbourhood House Coordinator, Kellie Matthews, praised the children for their good behaviour.  “All the children really enjoyed themselves,” she said.   “On the bus ride home from Beulah they were already suggesting some great ideas for the September School holidays.”

Neighbourhood House was able to provide the school holiday program for free thanks to a grant from Central Victoria Area Consultative Committee.  Ms Matthews said the funding was greatly appreciated by the many children who took part over the course of the week. 

“Special thanks to David and Nicky Rose for taking a car load of children to Beulah and staying to help supervise,” she said.  “Thanks also to Jane Williams who assisted with the indoor sports.”

Further activities have been planned for the September holidays.

To keep up to date with what’s on at Neighbourhood House visit www.sealake.vic.au.

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Sea Lake Neighbourhood House is aiming to bring new levels of Health, Pleasure and Vitality to everyday life by teaching people how to cook delicious foods quickly and easily at home.  The classes will give people a new found confidence in cooking different styles of food and soon they will be cooking wonderful meals at home that they have never been able to try. 

The first of five ‘Cooking Classes’ was conducted on Monday night at Sea Lake Neighbourhood House.  Mila Kerr, well known for her tasty meals served at the Nandaly pub, demonstrated to fourteen participants how to cook an Asian entrée and two different stir fries.  Mila is a passionate cook who loves to teach others how to cook Asian meals.

Mila started the evening by explaining the knack of rolling and constructing home made spring rolls, and then everybody else had a go.  The techniques varied but regardless of shape all spring rolls tasted yummy.  After the entrée was eaten, Mila then revealed how to cook a delicious satay chicken and a beef stir fry.  Both meals were served on a bed of jasmine rice and had plenty of flavor and vegetables.  Participants had the choice of eating either or both of the meals and went home with some new ideas for cooking as they each received a recipe of the meals cooked.

Anyone interested in any of these classes or if you have an idea for another activity, please call or email Kellie at Sea Lake Neighbourhood House for catering purposes and to ensure that the class goes ahead.  The house is open on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9am till 5pm and her contact details are 0350701448 or nhh@sldhs.com.au

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