CRCC Corner

“Keep Calm and Be Kind"

Weekly E-Newsletter


Hello to all our students at CRCC. We hope you are still keeping well after all these weeks of close down.


On Monday May 11th the Victorian Premier announced that there would be a cautious easing of some of the restrictions that have been in place during this time. But he continued to stress - if you can stay at home, you must stay at home. The Maroondah Council have also advised us that we may only use our facilities for essential training (such as First Aid) and essential community support groups (such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotic Anonymous, parents groups and youth groups), with appropriate social distancing in place. At this stage we have been told not to restart our General Adult Education programs face-to-face.


Here at Central Ringwood Community Centre we fully support the need to take a very cautious approach to opening up our services. Our most important concern is with protecting vulnerable individuals who come to our Centre, while doing our best to provide programs that can help keep our students connected while they're at home. At present we are running online courses in Watercolours, Oil Painting,  Needlecraft, Crochet, Spanish, Italian and Meditation, and we have some short workshops coming up as well. We are also running our pre-accredited courses (the Computer Program and Conversational English) on line and are offering support through email and phone calls to our Developing Skills for the Workplace program. We will continue to run these programs online for the rest of term 2, and we are also considering continuing with these on line courses, where possible, during term 3. If we are able to re-start face to face courses in term 3 we will arrange to hold them in rooms that enable safe distancing between all participants.


We're hoping to make it easier for people to join in and get connected from home, even if they don't have their own equipment. Get in touch if you think we can help you.

We Got It. Thanks to funding from the Federal Government's Be Connected program, we will be able to lend new devices (iPad, laptop or Samsung tablet) for two months at a time to any eligible Centre user, and we will also supply data cards so that the device can be connected to the internet, at not cost to the user.

For more information and support setting up call us on
ph: 9870 2602. 


In Celebration of Neighbourhood House Week #NHVIC2020
Play our Kahoot Quiz and go into the running to win 50% off a whole term of a Language class (Italian, Spanish, German or Mandarin) for you, or a friend

Play Today 15/05/2020
Game Starts 4pm
Game Code : 03387099
Ripe For The Picking
There are plenty of herbs that make for delicious additions to your warm Autumn stews and casseroles.
Help yourself! 
Jerusalem Artichokes are also ready to harvest. These are terrific roasted or make a rich creamy soup. 

A Moments Meditation

Silvana of My Meditation Practice will take you through a short meditation each week to help us all stay centred and calm. We are so grateful for Silvana's offering of this complimentary program and we hope it will do a little to support you all through these strange times.
It's only a short time, there is no need for a quiet place, so take the moment, and just be still while she takes you through a short meditation to get you starting your day on the right foot. 

For more information head click HERE



Contact Us:
ph: 98702602
A small number of our staff are working from the office in the mornings, taking calls and replying to messages and emails. If you would like to speak with someone directly, please call between 9am and 12 noon Monday to Thursday. The remaining office staff members are continuing to work from home.

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Central Ringwood Community Centre · Bedford Park, · Rosewarne Lane, · Ringwood, Vic 3134 · Australia

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