Celebrating Families Week

Meerilinga celebrated Families Week with a fun filled morning at Meerilinga Children and Family Centre Cockburn Monday 16 May 2016. The children and families in attendance had lots of fun engaging, chatting and making new friends. Activities included nature threading, playdough, collage, block play with dinosaurs and animals, rock painting, facing painting, an obstacle course, building and […]

Stories from Meerilinga Early Learning Program

Each Meerilinga Early Learning Program is different as much of the curriculum is based on the children in each group. Below are some stories from sessions this year: High Wycombe: After noticing some birds in the play area outside the children in our High Wycombe Early Learning Program began asking questions about whether Magpies and Mudlarks […]

Connecting with Families in the City of Cockburn

The Get Connected Expo was presented by the City of Cockburn at Hammond Park Saturday 30 April 10am-2pm. Part of the Harvest Hoo Haa Fun Day, there were a number of agencies and families attended on the day. It was lovely to connect with other local agencies and families.

Mother’s Day at Meerilinga Beechboro

In celebration of Mother’s Day, Meerilinga Children and Family Centre Beechboro had a special afternoon tea with families from our Early Learning Program, Playgroups and Parenting Services. The children enjoyed making books for their mum in Altone Library’s Book Cubby. The families had lots of fun together playing in the photo booth, creating origami flowers […]

Learning the magic of reading and music at Meerilinga Woodvale

Meerilinga Woodvale Playgroups had a wonderful time recently when Ruth and Jehan, the local Librarians visited to read a story and sing songs with our children about their Emotions.  Ruth and Jehan also promoted their Library Services and other information which included the new babies and toddlers ‘Sing with me’ back pack which can be […]

Supporting parents in High Wycombe

Meerilinga Children and Family Centre High Wycombe hosted a free Building Resilience workshop on 4 April presented by Sue Marsh from Parenting WA. The families who attended the workshop learnt how to help their children build their resilience by developing their coping skills, coping emotions and coping behaviours. The Centre played host to a free Heart Beat Club […]

Connecting with the community through Playgroups

Kadadijiny Playgroup had an exciting and informative excursion to the Altone Library on 29 March. The group took part in book cubby with the children and parents creating and publishing books which now are displayed in the Library and at Meerilinga Beechboro. Library staff also read some newly released Aboriginal stories to the inquisitive children.

World’s Biggest Playgroup Day

We were proud to join Playgroup WA for the World’s Biggest Playgroup Day at Elizabeth Quay Saturday 19 March. The celebration attended by more than 15,000 people was a great success with a large range of traditional and themed family entertainment. We met many new families and we hope to engage with them further in the […]

High Wycombe Family Fair

We will be at the High Wycombe Family Fair 10am – 1pm Saturday 21 May. Presented by Maida Vale Baptist Church, the High Wycombe Family Fair is a free family event with fun, interactive activities for the whole family including a climbing wall, mini golf and the amazing maze. Our staff will be there alongside […]

Harmony Week

We celebrated Harmony Week at our Meerilinga Children and Family Centres 15-21 March 2016, including our Little Sunshines Playgroup who invited members to wear their cultural dress during the official week. We connect with families from a wide range of cultures at all of our Centres and find Harmony Week is a great time of […]