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Harmony Day at Torrensville Child and Family Centre

Last week, staff, children and their families celebrated Harmony Day by acknowledging the diverse backgrounds present at the centre. Interestingly, TCFC is one of the most diverse preschools with over 80% of children at the centre come from a multicultural background, so for them, Harmony Day was certainly full of colour, with children dressed in something that reflects their background.

 

Find out more in this article from the Westside Weekly.

 

 

TCFC in Westside Weekly March 2017

 

Channel 10 supporting the Target & UnitingCare Christmas Appeal

Scott Patrick, Emergency Assistance & Food Hub Coordinator, appeared in Channel 10's recent news story profiling the Target & UnitingCare Christmas Appeal!

You can see Scott in action here: 

Scott Patrick play

If you would like to learn more about this appeal, or donate, please visit the UnitingCare Chritmas Appeal site.

Eid Al Adha Mubarak!

Eid Al Adha is one of the holiest celebrations on the Islamic calendar. The holiday known as the Feast of Sacrifice represents the end of Hajj, an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia that lasts three to four days. The Koran recommends all Muslims make the journey at least once in their lifetime.
Muslims celebrate this day as a reminder of the time in which Ibrahim was about to sacrifice his son but was told by God to sacrifice an animal instead. The celebration symbolizes Ibrahim's devotion to Allah.

Up to 2 million Muslims from around the world arrived in Saudi Arabia for the start of Hajj this week. The start of Eid Al Adha is determined based on the lunar cycle, which means the festival falls on a different date every year. This year it fell on the 11th September.

Muslims start out the day with a morning prayer and then exchange gifts and food among family and friends. They are required to share their food and money with the poor so they can also take part in the celebrations. Worshippers typically slaughter an animal like a goat or sheep.

Eid Al Adha Mubarak to all our Muslim clients and staff!

It's Up 2 Me - Introductory Video

Thank you, West Torrens Library!

West Torrens Library and their members recently donated boxes full of brand new books to The Open Door, our Emergency Relief Service.

The library enticed donations by offering a free raffle ticket to anyone that donated a new book, with the prize of a Dymocks gift voucher. Thank you, West Torrens Library and your generous members! (Photo: UCWB Staff and West Torrens Library Staff, previewing the books!)

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