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June Newsletter
The Centre has re opened!

We are so happy to re-open our doors this week from the 8th June for groups to recommence. With Art Group and Coffee and Craft starting on the first day some beautiful things are already in progress of being made and it is wonderful seeing everyone get together again. We ask that you do not attend the centre if you are feeling unwell, have been in contact with a confirmed or suspected case of Covid 19 or have been out of Western Australia in the last 14 days.
Whilst most groups are starting again a couple are waiting a little longer so please check our Program page for information. Heather will be running her Simply Music Program from home now so if you are interested in learning piano you can call her on 9296 4181. Sing Australia Swan Valley need to wait for national direction before they can start so please keep an eye out for an update when more information has been received.
We have 4 weeks left this term which finishes on the 3rd July. Hopefully we will see lots of you by then.
Government and Council Regulations mean we need to work together to keep everyone safe and healthy. When you first attend you will receive a piece of paper with all of the information about what we all need to do. Everyone has a role to play in keeping us running. This included cleaning your work space before and after you use it and cleaning of high touch surfaces at the end of the session which needs to be shared out between members. It only takes a few minutes but everyone needs to take turns to help

Centre Re-Opening Update

As I am sure you will be aware, Mark McGowan has lifted the restrictions for Community Centres as of Monday 18th May 2020, with certain restrictions in place. We have seeked out information from the City of Swan, exactly what restrictions they require us to maintain – ie. Numbers in any group vs numbers at the Hall, social distancing, cleaning etc. At the moment City Of Swan have said we cant re open yet, they are working out their plan, then we need out work out our plan but until we get the go ahead from the City of Swan, we can’t look at reopening. We may need to implement staggered starts, to follow Government directions, as well as the fact not all groups may be keen to start straight away, and other groups may be very ready for some interaction! Hopefully we can see everyone soon when we have a clear plan going forwards

Centre Closed 23 March

The centre has closed until further notice due to the risk of Covid-19. We hop eeveryone keep safe adn healthy adn we will see you all when we re open.

Covid-19 Update 19 March

Swan Valley Community Centre –COVID-19/Coronavirus UpdatePlease read carefully
In light of the Australian Government’s recent announcements regarding COVID-19, the Swan Valley Community Centre will continue to open its doors to classes, for the time being. We will be following Government guidelines as well as putting extra measures in place. We have a range of age groups at the centre so we need to be careful. Current government advice means we can continue but with extra cautions that everyone need to followSome groups have decided to take a break for the immediate future, to keep their members and the community safe. These groups are taking a break; Sing Australia Monday and Friday sessions, as well as Roy’s afternoon Art Classes and Mosaics. All other classes & groups (including Pre Kindy and Playgroups) are still running until further notice. If any other group wishes to take a break please let us know and keep us informed when you re start so we can keep our information up to date for everyone. You may wish to have a break from classes at the moment and come back when you feel safer and we appreciate you looking after your own interests and hope to see you again soon. We will continue to keep you up to date via email, notices and our website. Things can and do change daily but any changes that will affect the centre will be communicated to you. Thank you for your understanding and support. If you have any concerns, please contact the Swan Valley Community Centre either via facebook page or email.
Please do not attend the centre if any of the following applies to you-You have had contact with a Confirmed case of COVID-19, added to this we would prefer you do not attend if you have been in contact with a suspected case in the last 14 days until they are given the all clear from a medical professional -You have been overseas with in the last 14 days, added to this we would prefer you don’t attend if you have a person in your household who has been overseas in the last 14 days as an extra precaution-You are unwell – Cold/Flu or Fever or Cough or Sore Throat
We encourage Social Distancing whilst at the centreThe Government is recommending sitting apart to reduce the chance of transmission in asymptomatic cases or before symptoms develop. We ask that only one person sits at each table to avoid close contact. Tables set in a group facing each other also pose more risk than spreading tables out so consider this when setting up. Please be respectful that you may be comfortable sitting close to someone else but they may not be and they be uncomfortable to tell you so please keep this in mind.
Extra Handwashing and cleaning will be required- everyone needs to helpWashing hands regularly and not touching your face helps you and others to not get sick. Handwashing is available in the bathrooms, meeting room and kitchen. It is recommended to wash your hands when you arrive at the centre, upon leaving, before and after eating, after using the bathroom and any other necessary times. We ask each group to wash the tables and kitchen before and after each session to avoid transmission from/to other groups. Green buckets are located in each area to use. Please use hot water and dishwashing liquid to wash the tables and benches. The reason we ask to clean before you session is that others use the hall in between our classes and we don’t know what cleaning they have doneIf everyone can arrive 5 minutes early for your class this job can be shared between members and please allow time at the end of class to clean your area. Setting up and packing up your own area (including tables and chairs) also helps reduce transmission between people.
Other notesEach group will need to organise to bring in their own milk for each session. With members choosing to have a break or needing time off if they are unwell we can’t guarantee a constant supply of milk. Please keep all receipts for reimbursement.
Sharing food needs to be done in a safe manner, using tongs, washing hands etc
The Aveley Community Festival has been postpones until later in the year, volunteers will be called for when we have a date. The Friendship day has been moved until October. Other events remain as is until be receive further government advice
Useful informationhttps://www.wa.gov.au/government/coronavirus-covid-19https://healthywa.wa.gov.au/coronavirus
Thank you for taking the time to read this and work with us on helping keep not only yourself but others safe too. Keep an eye out for updates but also note if we are required to shut at short notice we may not get a chance to update you. If we get any cases within the centre we will let you know so you can take extra precautions.

Swan Valley Comunity Centre Art Show

Saturday 16th November saw the beautifully hall filled with around 250 pieces of Art! Members form the Art Group, Art Class with Lee and Beginners Art Class with Roy displayed their beautiful work, for many of the members it was their first time displaying their work which they should be very proud of. There were many comments and admiration that many of the artists were still learning! Lots of paintings were sold, both for the buyers own pleasure and as Christmas presents. It was great when the artist was able to talk to the buyers about their painting! Children from Ellenbrook Young Junior Art Group, Swan Valley Pre Kindy, Baskerville Family Playgroup, Upper Swan Primary School and Herne Hill Primary School also displayed various pieces. The ceramic work from Upper Swan was popular! Two children from the Art Group also made their first painting sale which is very exciting! A steady steam of visitors came through all day, with abound 200 visitors being spoilt with the range of Art Work over the day. The cake stall was very popular, and why wouldn’t it be when you get a yummy home made treat that you don’t have to make! The Icy Poles and Frog In The Pond Jelly Cups were popular with the kids with the Sausage Sizzle being good option for lunch. The hardest part of the day was voting for Peoples Choice Award. Many people were seen walking around and around the room with their voting slip in hand not being able to decide which they likes best. Our congratulations go to the two Peoples Choice Winners. Heather Nylander won the Adult’s Division with her painting “Sooty” and Adam form upper Swan Primary won the Children’s Division with his Steam Art. We would like to thank Storage King Ellenbrook for their support in loaning us their moving truck to pick up and drop off the display boards and all of the volunteers who helped on the day and to set up, and pack up.

Tuesday Quilting And Craft

Tuesday’s Quilting and Craft group spent the morning admiring Ingrid’s beautiful quilt that she made. There are many different projects being worked on in the group form Quilts to bags and everything in between,

People At Place

On Thursday 10th October Swan Valley Community Centre hosted People At Place. Around 50 guests, comprising of local residents, community and not for profit groups and City Of Swan representatives, listened to Elizabeth from Swan Resource Centre give some valuble information about Volunteers and volunteering. Next James from Talijancich Wines spoke about his story in the Swan Valley and suprised himself in recalling memories from Baskerville Hall. Later in the evening everyone was treated to tastings of his wines. We heard from other locals about what thier community group offers and also heard of some great inititives in the area. We were also lucky to hear some beautiful singing from Sing Australia Swan Valley. The evening was finished off with a lovley supper prepared by Swan Valley Community Centre Committee Members

Annual Soup Luncheon

The popular Annual Soup Lunch was held on Monday 16th September. Thanks to our members who made the yummy soups we all were spoilt for choice. Dessert soon followed with another big selection to choose from. We all ate to the sounds of Ross playing the piano and then young Alyssa playing the Violin. The raffle was popular with lots of prizes to choose from with one lovely lady lucky enough to win twice! All in all everyone had a lovely afternoon and walked out with full bellies whilst the centre benifits from our favourite fundaraising event.