FRIDAY VILLAGE

Friday Village meets almost every Friday morning from 9.30 – 11.30am. We encourage parents to play with their children by providing a friendly and playful environment as well as play resources. Sometimes the group goes on excursions to relevant services or other play environments (e.g. park for picnics, baby pool, children’s library).

Members of the group are from many different cultural backgrounds and speak varying degrees of English. You do not need to know English to be a part of this group, but you need to be willing to play!

Aims:

To strengthen attachment between parent and child through play

To reduce isolation for parents and children

To increase the understanding of the value of play

To provide information about parenting and other services

Please fill out the ASeTTS Referral Form

For more information call ASeTTS on 9227 2700.

Children in Cultural Transition (CICT)

CICT aims to provide further support to upper primary students with refugee background with their transition into mainstream schooling.  The program focuses on the following areas:

Culture

Schooling in WA

Organisational skills

Discrimination and bullying

Being healthy – sport and diet

Families and friendship

Community links

To apply for the program, please fill out a ASeTTS Referral Form for teachers and seek CICTLettertoParents from the student’s parent/carer and send or fax the forms back to the CICT Coordinator, cict@asetts.org.au or call 9227 2700.

CICT is funded by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection under the Settlement Grants Program (SGP). Students must be eligible for SGP services to participate. For more information please contact the CICT Coordinator or see DIAC website.