Available courses

Course Image Community Garden

COMMUNITY GARDEN 

Now that COVID 19 restrictions have eased a little more, the community garden is waiting for you in Term 3 with many new opportunities. 

Garden plots 

Should you wish to manage a plot or half a plot on a plot or half a plot in our Community Garden free of charge contact Kim at community_garden@ehillsnc.org.au for more details. 

Garden Group 

Whether you have your own plot at the community garden or would just like to tend to the general plots, to find out handy tips and join some like-minded interested people, come along to the Garden Group. Everyone is welcome from the novice to the experienced gardener. Garden Group will run on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 9.30-11.30am, at the Community Gardens at 11 Hellyer Way. Participants please note that there is now access to the portable room on site for both sessions. Bookings are essential to attend the group as numbers are restricted due to the COVID-19 Guidelines. 

Keep informed by looking at the centre displays, garden noticeboard, or at our garden website communitygardens.com.au 

Due to COVID-19 guidelines participant numbers are restricted. All activities conducted will adhere to the current procedures implemented by the Endeavour Hills Neighbourhood Centre to ensure the safety of participants and staff. 


Course Image Preparing Your Garden for Spring

Garden Workshops 

As we approach Spring, come and join us as we prepare for a Spring/Summer garden that will reap real rewards. 

Preparing Your Garden for Spring 

Tuesday September 1st 10.30-11.30am 

Learn the do’s and don’t’s when getting your garden ready for successful planting. The handy tips and cost saving ways to get your garden going, not just for Spring but for the year ahead. 


All workshops will be held at 11 Hellyer Way at the Community Garden site. Bookings for all activities at the Community Garden are essential. 

Phone bookings: 9700 3789 

Email bookings: community_garden@ehillsnc.org.au 


Course Image Companion Planting

Garden Workshops 

As we approach Spring, come and join us as we prepare for a Spring/Summer garden that will reap real rewards. 


Companion Planting 

Tuesday September 8th 10.30-11.30am 

What plants work well together and which ones should be kept apart? Finding those plants that attract the bugs you want and repel the ones that want to eat your garden before you get the chance to. 


All workshops will be held at 11 Hellyer Way at the Community Garden site. Bookings for all activities at the Community Garden are essential. 

Phone bookings: 9700 3789 

Email bookings: community_garden@ehillsnc.org.au 


Course Image Planting the Spring Garden

Garden Workshops 

As we approach Spring, come and join us as we prepare for a Spring/Summer garden that will reap real rewards. 


Planting the Spring Garden 

Tuesday September 15th 10.30-11.30am 

What to plant? Where to plant? When to harvest? Come and join us for a morning when we will discuss the produce that forms our summer salads/dishes and the ways we can maximise the crops. Share tips and ideas and go away ready to get your Spring garden planted. 



All workshops will be held at 11 Hellyer Way at the Community Garden site. Bookings for all activities at the Community Garden are essential. 

Phone bookings: 9700 3789 

Email bookings: community_garden@ehillsnc.org.au 


Course Image Garden Launch Event!


Garden Launch Event: Wednesday 26th February 10am-11.30am 

To germinate our green thumbs we’ll commence our journey with our garden launch event. Here you’ll have the chance to learn more about how you can be involved in the community garden plots and have a go at a range of workshop activities. 

Cost: Free. Bookings required. 


Course Image Autumn Workshop


Autumn Workshop: Wednesday 25th March 10am-11.30am Cancelled. New date to be decided.


As we move into Autumn save the date for a great workshop which will help all gardeners prepare for the cooler months. In this insightful work-shop we’ll learn more about the seasonal vegetables that are suited to this time. How to look after those plants that need pruning and ways to pre-pare the soil in the months to come. So come with your questions and ideas, ready to share and learn. 

Cost: Free. Bookings required. 


Course Image Work a Garden Plot


Should you wish to work one of our terrific plot sites where you can put your gardening skills to work in an open community environment or want some more information on the garden workshops or committee, contact the centre on 9700 3789 or email info@ehillsnc.org.au or community_garden@ehillsnc.org.au 


Course Image Creative Art Class

Experiment with different art techniques and mediums including acrylic paint, watercolour paint, print making, charcoal and pastel, mixed media art and fabric art. Produce an interesting new piece of art each week and learn some new art skills. Suitable for all levels. All materials provided. 


THURSDAY 12.30pm-2.30pm 6 Aug—10 Sep (6 weeks) 

Cost: $50.00 for 6 weeks or casual $10.00 per class 


Course Image Eat, Craft, Play Friendship Group

This friendly group is to open to all whatever your art/craft skill level. Space is available for you to spread out your equipment and materials to enjoy crafting the day away. Bring your own project, eg knitting, art, card making, scrapbooking, patchwork, painting and come along to share ideas, chat, have a laugh and share a cuppa and lunch. 


First FRIDAY of the month 17 Jul, 7 Aug, 4 Sep 

Times: 9.15am-2.30pm Cost: $6.00 per session 

Course Image Cardmaking with Maria

Discover the world of papercraft and enjoy making handmade greeting cards. You will be shown the basics and learn techniques to make cards in a small friendly group environment. 


THURSDAY 12.30pm-2.30pm 20 Aug—10 Sep (4 weeks) 

Cost: $30.00 (includes all materials) 


Course Image Coffee and Cards

A friendship group for people interested in card making or papercraft. BYO materials/projects and craft with company and a cuppa. 


TUESDAY 12.15pm-2.30pm 14 Jul—15 Sep (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. 

BYO basic tool kit, eg scissors, glue, tape. 


Stampin! Up! With Michelle 

WEDNESDAY 10.30am-12.30pm 12 Aug Cost: $20.00 

WEDNESDAY 10.30am-12.30pm 9 Sep 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 12.15pm-2.45pm 13 Jul—14 Sep (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 pro-ject for yourself or you may like to knit for charity. BYO needles and wool. 


WEDNESDAY 12.30pm-2.30pm 15 Jul—16 Sep (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 9.30am-12.00noon 14 Jul—15 Sep (10 weeks) 

Cost: $3.00 per week 


Course Image Embroidery or Patchwork

Choose and work on your own projects (whether it is patchwork or embroi-dery) with help and advice from the tutor. For the beginner the tutor can help select designs, teach techniques and give suggestions on colours. 


WEDNESDAY 12.45pm-2.45pm 15 Jul—16 Sep (10 weeks) 

or THURSDAY 9.30am-12.00noon 16 Jul—17 Sep (10 weeks) 

Cost: $100.00 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 31 Jul, 28 Aug, 18 Sep 

Second MONDAY of the month 13 Jul, 10 Aug 

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 Zumba

Zumba combines hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create 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. 

MONDAY 7.00pm-8.00pm Cost: $12.00 per class 

WEDNESDAY 7.00pm-8.00pm Cost: $12.00 per class 


Course Image Pilates Mat Beginner Course

Come and join us for beginner / intermediate Pilates mat classes, suitable for all ages and fitness levels. This class focuses on core stability, flexibility, postural control, breathing, alignment and rehabilitation. Please bring a drink bottle, mat and towel. For bookings and enquiries phone Leigh on 0422 438 774 or 9792 4238. 


THURSDAY 7.30pm-8.30pm 16 Jul—17 Sep (10 weeks) 

Cost: $18.00 per class—pay in advance for term; 

or casual rate of $25.00 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 17 Jul—18 Sep (10 weeks) 

Cost: $8.00 per class; No concession. 


Course Image Tai Chi

Promotes harmony of mind and body. Tai Chi is meditation in motion, movements are slow and gentle. Classes include muscle stretching and relaxation. Suitable for all ages. For bookings and enquiries phone Sandra 0402 739 702. 


FRIDAY 11.15am-12.15pm (advanced) 17 Jul—18 Sep (10 weeks) 


MONDAY 2.00pm-3.00pm (beginners) 13 Jul—14 Sep (10 weeks) 


Cost: $100.00 per 10 week term or $12.00 per class 

Concession: $80.00 per 10 week term or $10.00 per class 


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 4 Feb - 24 Mar (8 weeks)

Cost: Free!




Course Image English for Australian Citizenship Test

In partnership with Springvale Learning and Activities Centre this program will help you with English language skills for Australian citizenship test preparation. 

This is a Learn Local endorsed course

MONDAY 9.30am-12.30pm 13 Jul—14 Sep (10 weeks) 

Cost: Free 


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. 

This is a Learn Local endorsed course.


TUESDAY 9.15am-1.15pm 14 Jul—15 Sep (10 weeks) 

Cost: *$43.00; Concession: $15.00 

WEDNESDAY 9.15am-12.45pm 15 Jul—16 Sep (10 weeks) 

Cost: *$37.00; Concession: $15.00 

THURSDAY 9.15am-1.15pm 16 Jul—17 Sep (10 weeks) 

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


Course Image IT - Computer Foundations

COMING IN TERM 4 2020 

Register your interest now for this course due to start in Term 4 2020 by phoning 97003789 or email info@ehillsnc.org.au 

IT—COMPUTER FOUNDATIONS 

In partnership with Foundation Community Centre this course provides en-try level knowledge and skills required and the confidence to operate a personal computer or in a work environment. 


Course Image Be Connected - Tech Sessions

COMING IN TERM 4 2020 

Register your interest now for these sessions due to start in Term 4 2020 by phoning 97003789 or email info@ehillsnc.org.au 

BE CONNECTED—TECH SESSIONS 

Want to know more about your smart phone or tablet? These sessions are designed to help you with any questions you may have about your devices, and will give advice on technical matters to help you get the most out of your smart phone or tablet. Learn about apps, what they do and how to keep safe online. Group and individual sessions available. 


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 basic computer knowledge, and would like to socialise while exploring new computer programs and functions and to extend their computer knowhow. 


THURSDAY 9.45am-11.45am 16 Jul—17 Sep (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 10.15am-12.15pm 14 Jul—15 Sep (10 weeks) 

Cost: $3.00 per week 


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 13 Jul—14 Sep (10 weeks) 

Bookings: Phone 9796 8779 

 


Course Image Financial Counselling

COMING IN TERM 4 2020 

Register your interest now for this courses due to start in Term 4 2020 by phoning 97003789 or email info@ehillsnc.org.au 

FINANCIAL COUNSELLING

Do you have trouble with managing money and financial matters? A financial counsellor will be available for appointment for free counselling advice. Phone now to register your interest in using his service. 


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) 23 Jul—10 Sep (8 weeks) 


Course Image Basic Administration

COMING IN TERM 4 2020 

Register your interest now for this course due to start in Term 4 2020 by phoning 97003789 or email info@ehillsnc.org.au 

BASIC ADMINISTRATION 

In partnership with Foundation Community Centre this course is for people who want to develop entry level office skills. It is suitable for those enter-ing the workforce, retraining and those who are changing their career path. 


Course Image First Aid

FIRST AID 

Are you looking to do First Aid training or to update your skills. Keep your first aid skills current by enrolling in one of these courses. 

HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) $60.00 

This course will teach you CPR, the most common life-saving measure used in first-response treatments. 

HLTAID003 Reaccreditation—Provide First Aid $70.00 

Reaccreditation keeps your skills current (without the need to re-sit the full course every three years), and is for people who have completed their First Aid Training in the last 12-18 months. Includes annual CPR update. 

HLTAID004 Reaccreditation—Provide Emergency First Aid in an Education and Care Setting $95.00 

Reaccreditation as above but includes Asthma and Anaphylaxis training. 

MONDAY 27 July 11.00am-1.00pm 

All training provided by Healthguard First Aid Training Services. 


Course Image WASEMA Friendship Cafe

All women welcome, kids too, at Wasema (Women’s Association SE Melbourne Australia). A place to meet new friends, chat, learn new things, do something together, and of course have a cup of tea! See you there, drop in to say ’Hello’. 


TUESDAY 10.00am-12.00pm 14 Jul—15 Sep (10 weeks) 

Cost: Free 


Course Image Carer's Course

COMING IN TERM 4 2020 

Register your interest now for this course due to start in Term 4 2020 by phoning 97003789 or email info@ehillsnc.org.au 

CARER'S COURSE

This program is for carers to learn and practice diverse, creative reflective processes to aid self care routines predominantly for themselves but also to teach and use to aid their clients. These workshops will include mindful-ness activities, discussion, sensory and a varied range of art activities such as collage maps, paper stitching, sketching and water colours. The activities are designed to offer reflective practices and discussion of best uses and affects for the carers to have techniques that can be easily ac-cessible and usable in their lives and to pass these skills onto their clients. The self care strategies will enhance carers mental health and sense of wellbeing. 


Bookings essential—phone 9700 3789. 

Proudly supported by City of Casey Community Grant




Course Image Pancake Day

Join us to celebrate Pancake Day on Shrove Tuesday. We will be flipping pancakes for you to enjoy with yummy toppings. All money raised goes to Uniting, who help Australians living in crisis, including those experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, addictions and financial hardship. All welcome.

Phone 9700 3789 to let us know you're coming.

Tuesday 10.30am - 12.30pm 25 February

Donations for pancakes gladly accepted.

Course Image Harmony Day

Harmony Day celebrates the values of multiculturalism, diversity, welcoming and belonging. Join us for cultural entertainment and a light lunch to celebrate Harmony Day.

Bookings essential. Phone 9700 3789

Wednesday 18 March, 11am - 12pm