Raphoe Family Resource Centre:
We have moved!
Just in case you haven’t heard already the Family Resource Centre has moved premises from William Street to across the Diamond into The Volt House. This is our second spell in the Volt House having previously been tenants here from 2001 until the end of 2006. It’s hard to believe that it’s 14 years ago that we first took up tenancy here!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the children, young people, families and indeed the wider community for your kindness, goodwill, generosity, support and cooperation shown to us while we were in William Street. We have so many happy memories of our time there and our leaving is tinged with sadness. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our now former landlord, Declan Reynolds for all his goodwill and support towards us during our tenancy in the premises in William Street. Sincere thanks are due to Jacqueline and Brian Gallagher for all their practical help with the move and of course to our hard working staff members Melanie, Laura, Marie, Peter, Aidan, Damien, Racheal, Shane, and Jacqui. We are confident that we will continue to deliver all of our existing programmes and supports in The Volt House and we look forward to seeing you all in the days, weeks and months ahead.
Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of Raphoe Family Resource Centre will take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 18th November 2015 in the Volt House. Everyone welcome.
The next meeting of the Family Resource Centre’s Women’s Group will take place on Monday 9thNovember at 8.00pm in the Volt House. Please note that there won’t be a meeting on Monday 26thOctober due to the Bank Holiday.
Parents Plus – Raphoe
Parents Plus-Raphoe is starting in the beginning of November 2015. Have you a child / children aged from 6 -11 years old?
Does it ever feel like world war 3 is breaking out in your home when it’s time to get homework started or when bedtime is mentioned?
Do you find it hard to get your child’s attention and end up getting becoming more frustrated?
Do you ever feel just at a loss as to what to do next (who hasn’t?)
Now is the time to make the changes!
Raphoe Family Resource Centre in conjunction with Springboard Family Support Project is now taking names for a free Parents Plus 8 week programme.
The Parents Plus Children’s Programme offers parents an opportunity to come together in a relaxed and friendly environment to share ideas and learn new techniques to help children be more co-operative and maintain boundaries, help them learn and reach their full potential. Topics include:
- Being a responsive parent;
- Encouraging and supporting children;
- Promoting children’s language and development;
- Helping children concentrate and learn;
- Building co-operation in young children;
- Managing tantrums, misbehaviour and problems;
This programme is free of charge
The Family Resource Centre would like to welcome Leon Mc Daid to the project. Leon, a Transition Year Student at Deele College is undertaking the community engagement element of Gaisce- The President’s Award by supporting our Youth Team with the Young Boys Group each Tuesday afternoon after school. We look forward to working with Leon over the next few weeks.
Little Smiles with Big Dreams
Little Smiles with Big Dreams is a parent and toddler group that meets every Wednesday morning at 10:30am – 12 noon in the Family Resource Centre. Anyone who is in care of a child whether an aunt / uncle/ child-minder or grandparent is welcome. The kiddies can get involved in messy play, free play, story time and music time where the adult can enjoy a cuppa tea and meet other adults. Parent and Toddler Groups are a great way to enhance your little one’s confidence and meet others of their age.
A light lunch is provided at a small cost of 50 cent per family.
Raphoe Walking Group
The Walking Group meets every Thursday morning at 10.30am. All abilities are catered for. And an important element of the group is coming in afterwards to have a chat and a cuppa! New members are always welcome so please feel free to join us on Thursday mornings!
On Sunday next Club Schoolboy Starlets Liam Crawford and Danny Roulston will both be in action in the finals of the Ulster 9 Counties Championships in Rochesters Boxing Club, Derry with best wishes for every success comes from everyone at the Club. Raphoe Coach Gary Mc Cullagh has now finalised all the matchmaking for the Club’s annual boxing showpiece to be staged in Deele College Sports Pavilion on Saturday 7th November when one of England’s premier boxing clubs Tenbury Wells B.C. will visit Raphoe for 5 days. A very special thanks goes to all our generous sponsors for without their financial support the local boxing club would fail to exist. Boxercise Classes under the supervision of Gary Mc Cullagh take place in the Clubrooms on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10-11am and on Thursday nights from 7-8pm and everyone is very welcome to attend. Contact Gary on 087 9285108.
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