Available courses

Course Image Painting/Drawing for Teens and Adults

This creative art session is suitable for high school age students or adults. The class follows a set curriculum. Material list is available on enrolling.

SATURDAY 10.00am-12.00pm 27 Jul—14 Sept (8 weeks) 

Bookings and further information: Phone Neloo 9703 1820


Course Image Creative Art Class

Endeavour Hills Neighbourhood Centre has assembled a wonderful program of weekly art classes culminating in an exhibition of works created during the course. The program includes acrylic painting, pastels, collage, ink drawing, charcoal, gouache and more.

Proudly supported by City of Casey Winter Arts Festival.

THURSDAY 12.30pm-2.30pm 18 Jul—29 Aug (7 weeks) Cost: $60.00 for 7 weeks or casual $10.00 per class


Course Image Dandenong U3A Painting Class


A popular painting group run by U3A (University of the Third Age). Cost is membership to U3A plus materials. For more information and to become a member of U3A phone 9546 2997. 


THURSDAY 12.00pm-2.00pm 


Course Image Wire and Plaster Models Workshop
This is a unique workshop where you will produce a wire and plaster sculpture to a design of your choice. Its fun and a unique gift or piece of art for your collection. 


WEDNESDAY 9.30am-11.30am 14 Aug—21 Aug (2 weeks) 


Cost: $90.00 (includes materials)

Course Image Card making for Beginners

CARDMAKING FOR BEGINNERS 

Discover the world of papercraft and enjoy making handmade greeting cards. You will be shown the basics and learn some easy techniques to make cards that are creative and have a personal touch. All materials provided for the class. 


THURSDAY 10.00am-12.00pm 23 August - 13 September (4 weeks) 

Cost: $30.00 


Course Image Cake and Craft Friendship Group
Bring your own project, eg. knitting, art, card making, scrapbooking, patchwork and come along to share ideas, chat and have a cuppa.


First Friday of the month: 2 August, 6 September

Times: 9am - 2:30pm

Cost: $6 per session

Course Image Coffee and Cards

A friendship group for people interested in card making or papercraft. Bring along your own materials/projects and craft the afternoon away with company and a cuppa. 


TUESDAY 12.00pm-2.30pm 16 July - 17 September (10 weeks)

Cost: $3.00 per week 


Course Image Card Making Workshops

Don't miss these fabulous card-making workshops

Try out different techniques using inks, stamps, dies, and more. Includes materials. 

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Stampin! Up! With Michelle 

WEDNESDAY 10.30am-12.30pm 7 August Cost: $20.00 

Kaszazz with Lisa 

THURSDAY 12.30pm-2.30pm 18 September Cost: $20.00 


Course Image Card making and Scrapbooking Friendship Group


This group is for card making or scrapbooking enthusiasts. Set aside time to get together with other crafty people to share ideas or to complete those unfinished paper projects. BYO own materials. 


MONDAY 12.30pm-3.00pm 15 July - 16 September (10 weeks)

Cost: $3.00 per week 


Course Image Knitting and Crochet


A friendly group for all levels, from beginners to advanced (our friendly volunteer can show beginners how to get started). Enjoy some company and a chat while you knit or crochet. You can either knit a project for yourself or you may like to knit for charity. BYO needles and wool. 


WEDNESDAY 1.00pm-3.00pm 17 July - 18 September (10 weeks)

Cost: $3.00 per week 


Course Image Patchwork Friendship Group


For anyone who loves patchwork and quilting and enjoys sharing ideas. New members must have basic skills in patchwork and quilting as there is no tutor. BYO projects and equipment. 


TUESDAY 9.00am-12.00noon 16 July - 17 September (10 weeks)

Cost: $3.00 per week 


Course Image Embroidery or Patchwork


Students choose and work on their own projects (whether it is patchwork or embroidery) with help and advice from the tutor. For the beginner the tutor can help select a suitable design and give suggestions on colour combinations. 


WEDNESDAY 12.45pm-2.45pm 24 July - 11 September (8 weeks)

or THURSDAY 9.30am-12.00noon 25 July - 12 September (8 weeks)

Cost: $80.00 plus materials 


Course Image Made with Love Quilters


Made with Love Quilters are a dedicated group of ladies who make quilts for charity. They would love anyone who is interested to come along and help out, all materials are supplied to make the quilts. Come for a few hours or stay all day - BYO lunch. 


Last FRIDAY of the month 26 July, 30 August, 20 September

Second MONDAY of the month 12 August, 9 September

Time: 9.30am-2.30pm Cost: $3.00 per session 


Course Image Boomerang Bags Sewing Bees

Boomerang Bags is a community initiaitive where volunteers make reusable bags from recycled fabric and provide them to the community as a sustainable alternative to plastic bags. Help make bags at the fortnightly sewing bees. All ages welcome and no experience required. Free event. No bookings needed. Enquiries - Amanda on 0422 529 573 or BBEndeavourhills@gmail.com.


6-9pm, 2nd Wednesday of every month

1-5pm, 4th Saturday of every month. 

Course Image Community Garden

COMMUNITY GARDEN 

Watch this space! Later in the year we will be starting a new community garden project. This program will be open to everyone, so if you have a passion for gardening, or want to learn more about gardening, put in an expression of interest by phoning 9700 3789. 


Course Image Zumba


Zumba combines hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to cre-ate a unique fitness program that is so much fun you won’t even count it as hard work. 

Phone Claudia on 0481 170 788 for bookings and enquiries. 

WEDNESDAY 7.00pm-8.00pm 

Cost: $12.00 per class


Course Image Gentle exercise with Tai Chi


For people aiming to improve their level of fitness through gentle exercise. Especially suitable for people who wish to improve and maintain their level of fitness. The class includes weight-bearing exercises for strength, exercises for flexibility, co-ordination, balance, controlled breathing, and circulation. For bookings and enquiries phone Sandra 0402 739 702. 


FRIDAY 10.15am-11.15am 19 July - 20 September (10 weeks)

Cost: $8.00 per class; No concession. 


Course Image Meditation - Free classes

Free classes!


Learn meditation on the inner light. A simple but effective method to bring out your innermost qualities, enhance your powers of concentration and benefit you at the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual levels. For bookings & enquiries call Sharon 0419 308 475. 


TUESDAY 1.45pm-2.45pm 16 July - 17 September (10 weeks)




Course Image AMES English Classes


AMES Australia delivers English Language programs at Endeavour Hills Neighbourhood Centre. English Language Skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing and developing computer skills will be taught. Classes are held Monday 9am-1.15pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9am-12.15pm. 

For enquiries call AMES Australia Dandenong on 8791 2401 or go to Level 4, 280 Thomas St Dandenong. 


Course Image Interactive Conversational English

Learn English using specially designed computer0based English programs, online activities and exercises and develop the use of everyday Australian English conversation, appropriate for everyday and work situations. 

You will improve your English, reading and spelling skills while also learning to use a computer. Improving communication skills gives students access to more choices in learning areas, the workforce, further education and students are better prepared for everyday living. 


MONDAY 9.30am - 12.30pm 15 July - 16 September  (10 weeks) 

Cost: *$25.00; Concession: $15.00 *Government funded rate 


Course Image English as an Additional Language

Improve your reading, writing and speaking skills in this small and friendly class. Practise your conversation skills to assist you with shopping, banking and other everyday tasks. Gain the confidence to go on to further study or get a job. Suitable for beginners to intermediate. 

Students must be permanent residents or Australian citizens to be eligible for this government funded class. 


TUESDAY 9.00am-1.00pm 16 July - 17 September  (10 weeks) 

Cost: *$43.00; Concession: $15.00 

WEDNESDAY 9.00am-12.30pm 17 July - 18 September (10 weeks) 

Cost: *$37.00; Concession: $15.00 

THURSDAY 9.00am-1.00pm 18 July - 19 September (10 weeks) 

Cost: *$43.00; Concession: $15.00 *Government funded rate 



Course Image Smart Phones Tech Sessions

SMART PHONES TECH SESSIONS 

Do you want some help with the functions on your smart phone? These sessions are designed to help with any questions you may have about smart phones, and will give advice on technical matters to help you get the most use out of your smart phone’s functionality. 


WEDNESDAY 10.00am-12.00pm 9 August—16 August (2 weeks) 

Cost: $3.00 per session 


Course Image Internet Computer Club


Get together with other people who share your interest in computers and the Internet. This is an informal group for people who have completed one of our computer classes or have some computer experience. 


THURSDAY 9.45am-11.45am 18 July - 19 September (10 weeks)

Cost: $3.00 per week 


Course Image Internet Basics and Beyond


In a small group setting, learn how to set up an email, browse the internet, use Facebook and Skype, get tips about online safety and much more. Suitable for people who have completed one of our computer classes or have some computer experience. 


TUESDAY 10.00am-12.00pm 16 July - 17 September (10 weeks)

Cost: $3.00 per week 


Course Image Word for Beginners


Get started in Microsoft Word, learn how to create, save and change documents, formatting text, paragraphs and pages 


TUESDAY 12.30pm-2.30pm 13 August - 27 August (3 weeks) 

Cost: $30.00; Concession: $25.00 


Course Image Excel for Beginners or Intermediate


The basics of Excel explained and you will learn how to create spread-sheets and how to customize them to use for a wide variety of purposes. 

If you have completed the beginners module, learn more about excel functionality by doing the intermediate level. 

TUESDAY 12.30pm-2.30pm 3 September - 17 September (3 weeks) 

Cost: $30.00; Concession: $25.00 


Course Image Mental Arithmetic with Abacus Program

MENTAL ARITHMETIC WITH ABACUS PROGRAM 

For primary school age children, your child will learn mental and manual arithmetic with abacus. This is a ‘whole brain development’ program with proven concept that can improve arithmetic skills and also enhances con-centration, observation, visualization, imagination and memory. 


FRIDAY 4.00pm-5.15pm 

Trial lessons available to assess suitability. For information and 

bookings: Contact Choon at GCM Abacus method on 0431 616 364. 


Course Image Mandarin for Children

Children love our fun classes. Using Accelerated Learning Techniques which involves the children using both sides of their brain through music, storytelling and games. Classes suitable for ages 4 to 12 years. For more information see web site: www.accschinese.com 


SATURDAY 9.30am-11.30am 27 July - 14 September (10 weeks)


Bookings: Phone 0421 709 414 


Course Image Lynn's Learning


English and Maths tuition for Prep to Year 10 students. Individualised extension and remedial programs, mathematical skills, creative writing techniques, ICAS, NAPLAN & scholarship preparation. Call to book your free assessment. Find out more at http://www.lynnslearning.com 


MONDAY 3.45pm-6.45pm 15 July - 16 September (10 weeks)

Bookings: Phone 9796 8779 


Course Image Counselling with Manini


Counselling provided for grief and loss, criticism, fear, guilt, anger, abuse, low self-esteem, abandonment, loneliness and other issues. Manini’s (the counsellor) qualifications are a B.A., a Diploma of Holistic Counselling and she is a member of HTA and AHHCA. Counselling is free for all members of the community over 21 years of age. All client information and data is strictly confidential. Bookings essential—phone Manini on 0430 511 832 or email belief.hope@hotmail.com 


THURSDAY by appointment (between 9.00am-3.00pm) 18 July - 19 September (10 weeks)


Course Image Employment Skills - Practical skills for life, work and study

This course will focus on the key employability areas of 

Communication

Teamwork

Problem solving

Initiative and Enterprise

Planning and organising

Self-management

Learning

and

Technology.

The course will include a range of activities including creative problem solving, designing and implementing a project, using job seeking techniques, interactive excursions which require planning and work experience opportunities and interaction with business owners. Participants will develop confidence and abilities to go on further training and/or employment in their chosen field.


Dates and times to be advised. 

Phone 9700 3789 to register your interest in this course.

Course Image First Aid


HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) $70.00 

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid (Reaccreditation) $70.00 

Keep your first aid skills current, includes annual CPR update. 

HLTAID004 Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Educa-tion and Care Setting (Reaccreditation) $95.00 

Includes Asthma and Anaphylaxis training. 

WEDNESDAY 31 July 9.30am-12.30pm (HLTAID004 9.30am-1.00pm) 

All training provided by Healthguard First Aid Training Services. 

For bookings phone 9700 3789. 


Course Image Occasional Child Care

Do you need some time out? Do you have appointments to attend, shopping to do or would just like some time for yourself? Our qualified and experienced staff can care for your children but bookings are essential as places are limited. Bookings can be made by phoning 9700 3789

For more information about our child care services, click here

TUESDAYS and FRIDAYS Time: 9.30am-12.30pm 

Cost: $35.00 per session*, plus $10.00 yearly enrolment fee. 

*This is the full cost, and will be less with the Childcare subsidy percentage, you can make a subsidy claim through Centrelink my.gov 

Please note: Under the new Childcare Subsidy System your subsidy amount will be estimated fortnightly and the estimated fees are paid fortnightly in advance. A reconciliation payment adjustment is made at the end of the fortnight to reflect actual hours and costs. 


Course Image Photography
This course is for anyone who owns a digital camera and would like to de- velop better photographic skills whether it is taking family photos or photos on a holidays, photography captures memories. Learning compositional and technical skills will help you make photos that will impress. 


MONDAY 10.00am-12.00pm 19 Aug—9 Sept (4 weeks) 

Cost: $70.00. Bring your DSLR camera if you have one

Course Image Cooking Workshops with FoodREDi
Partnering with the Australian Red Cross, we will be running an education- al six week FoodREDi nutritional cooking program. Learn how to get value for money, achieve a balanced diet and develop a healthy eating plan for you and your family. Each week there will be a cooking workshop, followed by sharing a meal that has been prepared by participants. Bookings essential—phone 9700 3789. 


WEDNESDAY 10.00am-12.00pm 14 Aug—18 Sep (6 weeks) Cost: $3.00 per session

Course Image Adult Learner Week - Background checks and identity cards

Applying for personal background checks and identity cards

Need a Working with Children Check, Police Check or Proof of Age Photo ID card? 

These days you can complete online applications—come along and our friendly volunteer can show you the steps to apply online.

The sessions will cover: 

  • Easy to follow step-by-step instructions 
  • ID requirements and check lists 
  • Frequently asked questions.

Monday 2nd Sept and Wednesday 4th Sept, 1.00pm-3.00pm


Course Image Heels on Hills - Women's Walking Group
Enjoyable morning outdoors exercise walk for women in local parks around Endeavour Hills and its surrounds. Walks will be 3-4km in length over mainly flat terrain with a few gentle slopes. Most walking tracks not suitable for prams or children. All participants must enrol at the Neigh- bourhood Centre and pay an enrolment fee of $10.00. Further information and walking routes/meeting places provided on enrolment.


THURSDAY Meeting time 10.00am. Most walks take about an hour.

Course Image Understanding - FREE information session
Presented by Dementia Australia, come along to learn what Dementia is, including main causes/types, key signs, symptons and risk factors. Find out how a healthy brain works, why behaviour changes, what to do if concerned and what supports and services Dementia Australia provides. Bookings essential. 


THURSDAY 10.00am-12.00pm 5 September

Course Image Art Exhibition and Diversity Wall


Come along and celebrate art in our Centre on 

THURSDAY 29 AUGUST 2019, 12.30pm-2.30pm

as we display the exhibition of student's work from this term's Creative Art Classes, as part of the Casey Winter Arts Festival


and

the unveiling of the Diversity Wall Tile Installation as the culmination of the City of Casey community grant to celebrate diversity in Endeavour Hills.


Come along and see the art and completed diversity wall. 

Light refreshments available.

Proudly supported by City of Casey Community Grant.


Course Image Persian Calligraphy

PERSIAN CALLIGRAPHY 

The traditional Persian calligraphy styles, Nastaliq and Shekasta Nastaliq will be tutored in a face to face method by our talented tutor, Musa. Students will learn working with traditional pen and creating the proper shapes of letters; working with inks; composition of words in a line and frame; aesthetics of Persian calligraphy; improving Persian Language through Persian poems; making pen from reed; making marble paper for calligraphy and more… 

Bookings essential—phone 9700 3789. 


WEDNESDAY 5.00pm-6.00pm 31 July - 18 September (8 weeks) 

Cost: $40.00 for 8 weeks; Concession: $30 for 8 weeks 



(photo credit to udemy.com)


Course Image Wills and Probate FREE Information Session
Do you need a will at a very affordable price? Come along to this information session, presented by Michael O’Brien, a semi-retired lawyer to find out about all aspects of what you need to know about wills, probate and power of attorneys. If you need to make a will, power of attorney or are going through probate, Michael will be able to provide you with contacts to create the documents at very reasonable rates.


THURSDAY 10.00am-11.00am 15 August