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Another great leadership opportunity for the region from LEAD Loddon Murray Be quick!The LMCLP is shaping up nicely for 2021, but we do have a few sponsored positions yet to be filled.
1. Young Farmer, under 25
2. Buloke Shire resident
3. Gannawarra Shire resident
4. Indigenous participants
5. Resident of the Gisborne / Mt. Macedon area.
If you are interested in one of these positions, or are aware of someone who may be eligible, please get in touch with us here at LEAD Loddon Murray.
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Go Goldfields' new Manager, Carolyn Bartholomeusz introduces new initiative, Every Child Every Chance in latest GG E-News blog;
gogoldfields.org/2020/11/11/go-goldfields-new-initiative-gives-every-child-every-chance/

Please LIKE, FOLLOW & SHARE our new Every Child Every Chance FB page!

#ECEC #gogoldfields #collectiveimpact #socialchange #withforandbycommunity #DIT #doityogether #workdifferently #placebasedchange
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IT IS A GREAT WEEK FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES IN THE CENTRAL GOLDFIELDS SHIRE!

Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, has announced 5 early childhood services offering funded kinder in 2021 in Central Goldfields Shire will share in over $170,000 of early childhood School Readiness Funding. Congratulations to A G Leech Kindergarten, T L Stone Memorial Kindergarten, Dunolly Kindergarten, Paisley Park Early Learning Centre Maryborough, and Goldfields Children's Centre.

Additionally, we applaud the announcement from Victoria State Government this morning regarding funding for Kindergarten programs from 2021 onwards that will deliver free 3 year-old and 4 year-old kindergarten and support for more outside school hours care – easing financial strain on families and ensuring more kids are getting a great early childhood education.

To all our collaborators and supporters, we hope that you celebrate these investments in social change for children and families and your part in it.

We will continue to advocate for Government to work differently to make a difference.

Carolyn Bartholomeusz,
Manager, Go Goldfields
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Go Goldfields Central Victoria

Go Goldfields Vision & Beliefs
Visit our website to read more; gogoldfields.org/data-reports/
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Central Goldfields Shire Council has launched their 2020-2021 Community Grants Program. Do you have a great system / model for support in your neighbourhood / community that could be even better with a little funding? Why not partner with a local charity or volunteer organisation to apply?

The Council encourages applicants to consider the ongoing needs of our communities recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Application and further information here; www.centralgoldfields.vic.gov.au/Council/Community-grants-and-support-Program

#forandwithcommunity #StrongerTogether #DoItTogether #gogoldfields #yourideasmatter
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We all have people that we care for, and who care for us, and we all care in different ways. Whatever way you show it, let's remember to acknowledge it and give thanks this National Carers Week.
#WhyWeCareThere are 2.65 million carers in Australia who provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends.

Under pandemic conditions, the job of caring has become an even more difficult one. So let’s recognise, celebrate and support carers this National Carers Week #WhyWeCare

You can help to paint an authentic picture of caring in Australia by sharing your caring story with the community: carersweek.com.au/your-stories/tell-us-why-you-care

Carers Australia #NationalCarersWeek2020 #Carers2020
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The Central Goldfields Shire Council Engage program are hosting a great series of on-line school holiday programs! It all starts Monday - register now! You can find all of the events at the new online community space for young people in the CG Shire Central Goldfields Youth.

Including drawing workshops, photography, social media influencing, movie nights and cuppa & chat sessions with Penny.
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Click and Collect now available at the Maryborough library making it so easy to renew those book choices.Click & Collect is available from the Maryborough Library.
Give our staff a call during opening hours to arrange a collection time.
Collect a hold or let us know what you like and we can select for you from our on-shelf items.
Click & Collect is available for all items - fiction/non-fiction books for all ages, picture/board books, audio books, DVD's, magazines & sports equipment.
📞 5461 9111
📧 maryboroughlibrary@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au
🌐 www.centralhighlandslibraries.org.au
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Great things happen when Community comes together and this project is an amazing example of just that. After the success of Uncle Rick's COVID-19 Rap, the Nalderun Community, supported by a brilliant creative team have facilitated another amazing musical project to deliver the important message about public health and well being for all. Thanks Bendigo & District Aboriginal Co-Operative

#stayconnected #notalone #collectiveimpact #gogoldfields
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A message regarding enhancing on-line safety for children in a socially distanced, screen heavy time of life.
Sign up for eSafety webinars for teachers and parents, via the National Child Protection Week webinar page www.napcan.org.au/official-program-webinars-events/

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National Child Protection Week is now in it's 30th year, this September 6-12. Never give up on the collective effort to protect children, celebrate achievements and continue to create generational change.

#ChildProtectionWeek #collectiveimpact #EveryChildEveryChance #gogoldfieldsCan you believe that National Child Protection Week is in its 30th year?!

How many years have you been involved?

Do some of these old posters look familiar?
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Today is Early Childhood Educators Day We recognise and celebrate the work of Australia's educators, especially our dedicated educators here in the Central Goldfields Shire. Thank you for helping to nurture safe, healthy, happy children who are eager to learn. Thank you for supporting parents, carers and families of all kinds. Thank you for working with local services and collaborators across the Shire striving to provide the best access and the best service provision to early childhood care and education. Goldfields Family Centre Early Childhood Education - YMCA Preschools Paisley Park

#gogoldfields #EveryChildEveryChance #collectiveimpact #earlyyears #earlychildhoodeducatorsday

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This Wednesday the 2nd of September is Indigenous Literacy Day.
How will you celebrate? youtu.be/adlXcLw8ETk

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation are hosting a live YouTube event at 12:30 pm tomorrow, Follow the link: youtu.be/YtrOi2Y-B8A

#IndigenousLiteracyFoundation #IndigenousLiteracyDay
#IndigenousLiteracy #ReadingOpensDoors #ReadRhymeandPlayEveryDay
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The Goldfields Family Centre is encouraging parents and children with these FREE creative and inspired activity packs! Each pack contains an age-appropriate craft pack with assorted craft materials, ideas for ‘at home play’, a children’s book to encourage their early literacy skills, and information to support parents and carers mental health and wellbeing. Such a great initiative! See the post below for contact details.

#RhymeReadandPlayEveryDay #EarlyYearsResources #CovidResponse #ConnectedParents #GoGoldfields
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Community Engagement during a Pandemic that necessitates isolation can be challenging. IAP2 Australasia are gathering insightful, innovative and practical resources that can help!
#hardtoreach #neverbeyondreach #collectiveimpact #DoItTogether #dit #stayconnected #gogoldfields #bekindcgFor the latest IAP2A COVID-19 updates, including upcoming training and events, and resources for practitioners engaging in the COVID-19 environment, please visit the COVID-19 Information Hub: iap2.org.au/covid-19/

If you have a resource to share, please feel free to email it to info@iap2.org.au and we will include it on the hub.

#resources #communityengagement #iap2australasia #covid19
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Read about our new refined focus in our latest News post.

www.gogoldfields.org/2020/07/22/go-goldfields-succession-and-renewal/

"Go Goldfields Partnership has refined its approach to put all of its effort into early childhood through the Children and Families Partnership. The Partnership will concentrate on ensuring that all children aged 0-5 and their families can access the friendship groups, networks, services and supports they need to be happy, healthy and hungry for learning achieving our aspiration of; ‘All children are confident, creative, safe and healthy’.

The move acknowledges that effort and investment during our children’s early years repay themselves many times over – in better lives and fairer, more prosperous futures."
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