• Thank you Bob Truscott 23 Sep 2015

    By Siobhan McAlary

    The Shepherd Centre would like to extend its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Robert ‘Bob’ Truscott, a long-standing supporter.
    Bob was known as the ‘train man’ by residents of his hometown Bundaberg; the self taught welder established a miniature railway in his front yard and named it ‘Doroba Railway’, although locals referred to

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  • NDIS roll-out across New South Wales 17 Sep 2015

    The NSW Government has announced that the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is ready to be rolled out across New South Wales. With the NDIS already operating in the Hunter and the Penrith/Nepean area, this announcement gives a timetable for the rest of the state.
    When will the NDIS be available in my area?
    Half

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  • Sing & Grow – Building stronger families through music 10 Sep 2015

    By Siobhan McAlary
    We have received wonderful feedback from parents about our Sing & Grow group program which has just finished at our Newtown centre.

    Sing & Grow is a music therapy project from Queensland Playgroup that uses music to help develop children’s listening, language and speech skills, as well as boost relationships within

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  • Sing & Grow – Building stronger families through music 10 Sep 2015

    By Siobhan McAlary
    We have received wonderful feedback from parents about our Sing & Grow group program which has just finished at our Newtown centre.

    Sing & Grow is a music therapy project from Queensland Playgroup that uses music to help develop children’s listening, language and speech skills, as well as boost relationships within

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  • Book of the Month for September – Learning Prepositions with ‘Run, mouse, run!’ 02 Sep 2015

    Prepositions are very useful words. They show the relationship between a noun and another word in the sentence and also indicate the location of the noun in relation to an object.
    Children start to hear prepositions from an early age (at two years old) when they are picked up, or put down, when they spin

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