Category: Latest News

Introducing our New Manager
June 17, 2021June 17, 2021
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Introducing our New Manager

The Board of KNH and I are absolutely thrilled to announce that our very own Rebecca ‘Bec’ Smith has been appointed as the new Manager of Kensington Neighbourhood House. Many of you will know Bec and her brilliant work as our Community Education Coordinator, a role she has absolutely smashed for nearly seven years.  You may...

Student of the Year 2020
June 17, 2021June 17, 2021
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Student of the Year 2020

To be a learner you need some of the following traits:  a desire and reason to learn, willingness to make mistakes, a sense of humour, a strong will and tenacity, so it is no surprise that Kubra Mohammad Ishaq has been chosen as KNH student of the year 2020. Kubra joined our English and Work...

Volunteers of the Year 2020
June 17, 2021June 17, 2021
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Volunteers of the Year 2020

In May 2020 Kensington community members responded to local food needs and worked with Kensington Neighbourhood House to establish a free Food Share Pantry in McCracken Street. Our Food Pantry team are volunteers of the year – their collaboration and commitment to establishing the pantry has been a brilliant achievement and a silver lining in...

Volunteer of the Year 2019
April 8, 2020April 6, 2021
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Volunteer of the Year 2019

Pam Luizzi began volunteering at KNH in 2018 in our Family Literacy Program. As a retired EAL teacher she was well suited to the role. Pam had previously worked in out of school programs supporting students with refugee backgrounds. “I was keen to volunteer in the Family Literacy Program. The one on one plus family...

Student of the Year 2019
April 8, 2020April 8, 2020
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Student of the Year 2019

Janette Barnett is our student of the year She is a very energetic student, joining five programs since first coming to the house in early 2018 and guess what – last year she turned 90! Janette moved to Flemington in early 2018 and first heard about KNH by going to the Kensington Recreation Centre to...

Food Share Garden in McCracken Street
November 23, 2019November 23, 2019
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Food Share Garden in McCracken Street

Kensington Neighbourhood House (KNH), Christ Church Kensington (CCK) and local sustainable permaculture designer Jacqui van Heerden have been working together on plans to redevelop the Church garden grounds at 76 McCracken Street, Kensington to provide a place of wellbeing for the local community.

Homework has never been so much fun!
November 23, 2019November 23, 2019
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Homework has never been so much fun!

Back in March we reported on our growing Study Support Program – a homework club for local children from Prep to Year 10. Fast forward six months and we found ourselves at the Multicultural Youth Education Awards, being recognised for best practice in out-of-school-hours learning support.

Promoting community ownership
November 23, 2019November 23, 2019
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Promoting community ownership

Neighbourhood Houses bring people together to connect, learn and contribute to the local community using a community development approach.

2020 here we come
November 23, 2019November 29, 2019
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2020 here we come

Our Term 1 & 2 program for 2020 has been finalised and gone to press as we speak.  We’ve got some exciting new classes planned in addition to our popular regular programs.

Thriving Families
June 21, 2019June 21, 2019
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Thriving Families

Parenting is hard work at the best of times. Parenting in a new country and culture brings additional challenges.