MCCSA PROGRAMS

Kick-Start Your Child’s Success


Kickstart Chinese Traditional Chinese         kickstart Chinese Simplified chinese

Multicultural Communities Council of SA Inc. (MCCSA) will be running a 3 year project from 2018/19 to 2020/21 to help mothers of preschool children access the information they need to help provide a successful start for their preschool children.

The project is financed by the Federal Government’s Department of Social Services.

This education and awareness raising project will help mothers who have arrived in Australia since 2006 who speak the following languages; Mandarin, Punjabi, Hindi, Gujarati, Arabic, Persian, Spanish, Hazaraghi, Swahili, Khmer, Japanese and Dinka. Fathers, grandparents and other carers are also welcome to attend. Children under five are welcome to attend and a playgroup will be provided with toys suitable for 0-5 year olds. We will have several people available to look after children during each session.

Each year MCCSA will be delivering a series of sessions during school terms with speakers addressing a range of topics of interest to parents of young children living in South Australia. These topics will include

· Bringing up a child speaking two languages
· Children’s health and safety
· Activities for children and socialisation
· Australian Education System (kindergarten and primary school)
Also you will learn what financial help is available.

Starting on Tuesday, October 16th we will be delivering 8 sessions for parents speaking Mandarin.

Session 1, Tuesday 16 October, 10am-12.30pm
Session 2, Tuesday 23 October, 10am-12pm
Session 3, Tuesday 30 October, 10am-12pm
Session 4, Wednesday 7 November, 10am-12pm
Session 5, Tuesday 13 November, 10am-12pm
Session 6, Tuesday 20 November, 10am-12pm
Session 7, Tuesday 27 November, 10am-12pm
Session 8, Thursday, 29 November, 10am-12.30pm

Sessions for Mandarin speakers will be held in the MCCSA hall at 113 Gilbert St Adelaide. All sessions are free and a playgroup will be available for children under five. Light refreshments will be included for participants but please bring snacks which are appropriate for your child.
To register for this program or obtain more information please contact Lena Gasparyan on 8213 4606 at MCCSA or email her at lena.gasparyan@mccsa.org.au

If you find it easier to speak Mandarin please contact Abby on 0424127659.
In the first term of 2019 we will be holding two programs, one for parents who speak Gujarati, Hindi or Punjabi and one for Arabic speakers. The session for Gujarati, Hindi and Punjabi speakers will be held at Kilburn Community Centre (59 Gladstone Ave, Kilburn SA 5084).

To register for this program or obtain more information please contact Lena Gasparyan on 8213 4606 at MCCSA or email her at lena.gasparyan@mccsa.org.au