Lighthouse is a signatory to this national push for more investment in children and young people - #EveryChild If we invest in children many of the other issues impacting on society will be addressed as children flourish in their early years, are better ready for school, thrive in school and are well prepared for work and further study. Too many families in our region lack even the basics - decent housing, access to adequate public transport, specialist services such as speech pathology and occupational therapy, and the opportunity to participate in music, sport and art. Address these issues and we ensure a healthy and thriving region.The wellbeing of children and young people must be nation-building priority. Tell us what you think and join the conversation to #BuildBackBetter for #EveryChild ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is National Sorry Day, when we acknowledge and recognise members of the Stolen Generations. It is followed by National Reconciliation Week – this year themed “In This Together”. To launch National reconciliation Week, Reconciliation Australia is asking everyone to take to social media to acknowledge Country. At Lighthouse we acknowledge the traditional owners of the land that now comprises Greater Shepparton and pay our respect to elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge their ancient and continuing culture and their place at the heart of our community. We commemorate Sorry Day as part of the ongoing process of reconciliation and acknowledge its particular significance in our community where so many Aboriginal children have been forcibly removed from their families. We recognise this is not past history but an ongoing reality for many families. ... See MoreSee Less
As many families organise their children to start back at school and navigate the challenge of a new environment, we encourage you to be kind to yourself, your children, your teachers and the staff at your school. These are unusual times for us all and we need to be aware of how we ourselves and everyone else is coping.
This will be a gradual process of acceptance of a new way of learning, working and engaging. It won’t be an overnight success, but we have the chance to create a new way which could be better than the past.
Be kind, be of service to others – this means being thoughtful to those around you. Service isn’t grand acts witnessed and praised by many. Service is the friend who drops a meal to another tired mum, the next-door-neighbour who brings in your washing when it starts to rain, it’s the mum who says she will cook her child’s favourite meal to cheer them up. It’s the teacher who offers an extension on homework that is due because a child is finding it hard to adjust. It’s the man who rings his grandmother and takes her groceries or helps her around the house.
Service is also the act of caring for yourself as a parent during this time of rapid change and managing everyone else’s anxieties about returning to school. ... See MoreSee Less
Our community movement has seen over 450 volunteers support and nurture the children and young people of Greater Shepparton.
Lighthouse is inspired and thrilled that children matter to so many people and our volunteers are prepared to take time from their busy lives to acknowledge the future of our community.
The key to our success as a region will be to encourage our young people to realise their full potential and thrive.
We have seen people rally around our families and friends and community with Covid19 – but this is not new for Greater Shepparton community – we have been seeing this generosity for the last five years.
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