Stories & Events - Northcott

Carer's afternoon tea with Anne Stanley

Event date: 20 October 2017 , Comments

Carer's should be recognised for all their hard work and dedication. Join us to celebrate National Carer's week with this free afternoon tea hosted by Federal Member for Werriwa, Anne Stanley. Come along to: Enjoy a free afternoon tea Chat to Anne about your experience with the NDIS Meet other carers of people with disability… See event details

Rainbow Meet Up

Date: 29 October 2017

It is back by popular demand! You can join us at our next Rainbow Meet Up! If you are 18+ with disability and identify as LGBTIQ, or not sure, you’re not alone.  Come along and get information and resources on topics that interest you. Unsure about ‘coming out’? Hear stories and get support from others See event details

It’s all about connecting and conversation

Four expert tips on approaching alternate ways to communicate. People are diverse and the communication methods they use are equally different. Shirls Wong, who is an Advisor in Inclusive Practice for Northcott, says that many people can be frightened of engaging with somebody who uses different communication methods (Shirls uses a communication board and iPad Read more...

Technology helps reduce fitting trauma

Fitting orthoses (more commonly known as “splints and braces”) can be a difficult experience for anybody. For a child, who is not used to sitting still, following strict instructions and dealing with strangers who are measuring bits of their legs and feet, it is more alarming. Add to that multiple fittings and repeats whilst the Read more...

Meet Pav the fruit man!

Bananas, apples and oranges…you’ll find them all at Pav’s fruit shop. The 22 year-old has been putting his life skills into practise by making fruit runs to Northcott staff in North Parramatta. Pavle, who has intellectual disability and cerebral palsy, attends Northcott’s Life Skills Program. Always willing to put his hand up, he helps out Read more...

Senior School Athletics Carnival

Date: 1 January 2018

Come and smash a dash with us at our annual Senior interschool athletics carnival. It is an opportunity for teenagers with disability from across Greater Sydney to come together to: Compete against other students in races, obstacle courses and field events – races from 15m to 800m and field events.  Represent your school or join See event details

School Holiday – January 2018

Date: 9 January 2018

If you are heading into High School in 2018, join Northcott this summer for one or all of our school holiday activities! Escape the heat this summer by watching the Wizard of Oz at the Capitol Theatre or join the Northcott crew out in the sun on water slides and at aqua parks! Please note: See event details

High School Swimming

Date: 21 March 2018

Come and make a splash at our annual High School Swimming Carnival: Meet students from across Greater Sydney and make new friends Relish the opportunity to compete in swimming races against other kids with disability – Races from 12m to 100m and novelty events.  Represent your school or a combined school team This is an See event details

Primary School Athletics Carnival

Date: 5 September 2018

Come and smash a dash with us at our annual Primary interschool athletics carnival. It is an opportunity for children with disability from across Greater Sydney to come together to: Compete against other students in races, obstacle courses and field events. Represent your school or join the Combined School Team. Make new friends and enjoy a See event details

Primary School Swimming Carnival

Date: 14 March 2018

Come and make a splash at our annual Primary School Swimming Carnival: Meet students from across Greater Sydney and make new friends Relish the opportunity to compete in swimming races against other kids with disability – Races from 12m to 50m and novelty events.  Represent your school or a combined school team This is an See event details

Fundraising Golf Day

Date: 3 November 2017

Can you hit a hole in one? Northcott Coffs Harbour has been able to tee up the perfect day for you! Join a four person Ambrose and step out onto the green for a friendly game at Northcott’s fundraising golf day. All of the money raised on the day will go towards funding a new See event details

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