Available courses

Course Image Community Garden

COMMUNITY GARDEN 


The Community Garden will get into full swing in 2020 with experienced and budding gardeners gaining inspiration and hands-on advice through a range of workshops along with the opportunity to tend to their own plot at our new Community garden. Throughout the year participants will have the opportunity to gain tips and garden advice which they can apply at home or at one of our community garden plots. 


Course Image Garden Launch Event!


Garden Launch Event: Wednesday 25th 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 

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 20 Feb - 26 Mar (6 weeks)

Cost: $50 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 7 Feb, 6 Mar

Times: 9.00am-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 that are creative and have a personal touch to give out at special occasions


THURSDAY 12.30pm-2.30pm 5 Mar - 26 Mar (4 weeks)

Cost: $30.00 (includes all materials) 


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 28 Jan - 24 Mar (9 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. 


Stampin! Up! With Michelle 

WEDNESDAY 10.30am-12.30pm 19 Feb Cost: $20.00 

WEDNESDAY 10.30am-12.30pm 25 Mar 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 3 Feb -23 Mar (7 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 29 Jan - 25 Mar (9 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 28 Jan - 24 Mar (9 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 5 Feb - 18 Mar (7 weeks)

or THURSDAY 9.30am-12.00noon 6 Feb - 19 Mar (7 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 month31 Jan, 28 Feb, 27 Mar

Second MONDAY of the month 10 Feb, 16 Mar

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 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. 

MONDAY 7.00pm - 8.00pm

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 30 Jan - 26 Mar (9 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 6 Feb - 27 Mar (8 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. 

MONDAY 2.00pm-3.00pm (beginners) 3 Feb - 23 Mar (7 weeks) No class 9 Mar

TUESDAY 6.30pm-7.30pm (beginners) 4 Feb - 24 Mar (8 weeks)

FRIDAY 11.15am-12.15pm (advanced) 6 Feb - 27 Mar (8 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 3 Feb - 23 Mar (7 weeks) No class 9 Mar

Cost: Free 


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 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 9.00am-1.00pm 28 Jan - 24 Mar (9 weeks)

Cost: *$43.00; Concession: $15.00 

WEDNESDAY 9.00am-12.30pm 29 Jan 0 25 Mar (9 weeks)

Cost: *$37.00; Concession: $15.00 

THURSDAY 9.00am-1.00pm 30 Jan - 26 Mar (9 weeks)

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



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 30 Jan - 26 Mar (9 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 28 Jan - 24 Mar (9 weeks)

Cost: $3.00 per week 


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 1 Feb - 21 Mar (8 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 3 Feb - 23 Mar (7 weeks) No session 9 Mar

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) 30 Jan - 26 Mar (9 weeks)


Course Image Occasional Child Care

For children aged 2-5 years this program runs on Tuesdays and Fridays. 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 on a ‘regular’ basis (attend every week of the quarter) or on a ‘casual’ basis (book in for each session as required). 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 (3 hours) or 9:30am - 2:30pm (5 hours) sessions available.

Cost: $42.00 per 3 hour session or $62.00 per 5 hour 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 Early Learning - 3 & 4 year old pre-kinder

3 & 4-YEAR-OLD PRE-KINDER 

These pre-kinder sessions help to prepare children for their kindergarten year while having lots of fun. We offer a varied program that encourages socialisation and caters for the needs of your child. There is structured activities such as singing, outdoor play, stories, painting, play dough, puzzles and more. 


For more information about our child care services, click here

TUESDAY, THURSDAY and FRIDAYS 9:30 - 12:30 (3 hours)

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

TUESDAY and FRIDAY 9:30 - 2:30 (5 hours)

Fee $55.00 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. 


Non CCS rates:

if  you are unable to apply for the Child Care Subsidy, quarterly fees are $210 per 3 hour session, or $350 per 5 hour session, paid in full at the start of the quarter. 

Course Image Palm Oil Free & Vegan Soap Making Workshop


Learn how easy it is to make your own chemical-free natural hand made soap. Sharnn will provide hand outs and instruction on safety and meth-ods. Please bring a pair of rubber gloves, a cardboard milk carton and wear closed-in shoes for safety. Everyone gets to take home 500ml of soap made together in the class. Use a variety of spices such as cinnamon, cloves and rose petals/lavender to add to your soaps, or you are welcome to bring your own favourite essential oils to add to the soap mix. 


MONDAY 12.30pm-2.30pm 23 March (1 week) 

Cost: $70.00 plus $5.00 material fee payable to the tutor 


Course Image Parent's Building Solutions - the Teen Years

For mums, dads and carers of teens and pre-teens aged 11+ years. Join us in an interactive program to share experiences and ideas, and learn strategies to support your child. Program content includes: 

  • Responding to behaviour—the balance between rules and independence. 
  • Technology use, or abuse? Help teens understand the difference. 
  • Is your teen often angry? What’s happening emotionally, physically and socially with your teen. 
  • Strategies that work, how parenting can be easier and more fun! 


Bookings and enquiries: Sandra Phillips at ParentZone—call/text 0447 500 355 or email sandra.phillips@anglicare.org.au 

Or book through the Neighbourhood Centre by phoning 9700 3789 or email info@ehillsnc.org.au 


MONDAY 6.45pm-9.00pm 10 Feb—23 Mar (6wks) 

Cost: Free. Refreshments provided. No group 9 Mar 


Course Image Icing Flowers for Easter Cake Decorating

Learn the intricate art of creating flowers and leaves out of icing to make your own handmade decorations for cakes. You will be taught how to form and make beautiful flowers, and how to make the best butter cream. 


FRIDAY 10.00am-12.00pm 13 Mar - 20 Mar (2 weeks)

Cost: $15.00 (includes all materials) 


Course Image WASEMA Friendship Cafe

All women welcome, kids too, at Wasema (Women’s Association SE Mel-bourne 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 9.30am-12.30pm 28 Jan - 24 Mar (9 weeks)

Cost: Free 


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

Term 1 Dates: 28 January - 27 March, 2020