BOOKINGS

The Youth Hub is located at Loseby Park, just opposite Bowral High School.  It is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4.30pm, and open til 6pm for Youth Drop-In every Wednesday and Thursday.

If you’d like to book a room for your meeting, program or event, please contact us on 02 4862 1122, or email info@highlandscommunity.org.au.

ABORIGINAL RESPECT CIRCLE

The Aboriginal Respect Circle is a place of healing and learning.  The Circle is located at Highlands Youth Hub and is available for use by all members of our Aboriginal community.  To enquire or make a booking, please call 02 4862 1122 or email info@highlandscommunity.org.au.  
for high school students

Links to Learning

What is links to learning

Links to Learning is an educational support program, funded by NSW Department of Education, that addresses the needs of children who are struggling to engage and succeed at school.  The program supplements school support and works to address basis academics, cultural identity and learning, practical living skills, mental health and well-being and social behaviours.  Many students experience challenging life circumstances that can lead to behavioural problems, mental health issues and create barriers to successful school engagement.

Students who attend the Links to Learning program receive intensive support from Highlands Youth Services youth workers, and other connected support services.  Learning is focused on building resilience, developing effective coping strategies, setting realistic goals, improving communication, negotiation and problem-solving skills, with the goal of re-engaging at school better equipped and more motivated to engage and learn.

How does it work

Links to Learning works with students from Year 6 to Year 12, but not all at the same time.  Sometimes we work with Year 6 students transitioning to high school, or Year 7 students who might be struggling to adjust to high school.  Other times we work with older students who are facing barriers to getting the most out of their time at high school.

Students are referred through Moss Vale High School and Bowral High School, for one day a week for 16 weeks to attend Links to Learning at Highlands Youth Hub.

Once accepted into the program, students and youth workers work together to build trust and rapport and start to identify the student’s strengths.  Students engage in group work to develop peer support and help each other identify problematic behaviours and different ways to respond to triggers.  Students have access to a counsellor and a case worker where they set goals, develop an individual learning plan and can be referred on to other helpful services if needed.

Links to Learning takes referrals from Moss Vale High and Bowral High in Terms 1 and 3.  For more information, please call Highlands Youth Services on 02 4862 1122, or email youthcentre@highlandscommunity.org.au.

At the Youth Hub

Some of the things we offer

Tutoring

Do you need help with:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Maths
  • Specific subjects

Highlands Youth Services offers a free tutoring program for young people in Years 7 to 12 who would not have access to educational support through any other means.  This could be due to adverse or challenging family circumstances or low-income.  Students can self-refer or be referred by a family member or carer with parental responsibility.

The free tutoring program is based at Highlands Youth Hub at Loseby Park, Bowral and sessions are conducted on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons between 3.30 and 5.30pm.  We run three 45 minute sessions with the support of a skilled and dedicated group of volunteers.

Drop-In

  • Friendly faces
  • Healthy food
  • Good coffee
  • Free wifi
  • Music
  • Games
  • Art
  • Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Homework support
  • Free counselling
Every Wednesday and Thursday 3pm to 6pm

Must be 12 – 18 years

For more information, call Highlands Youth Services on 02 4862 1122, or email youthcentre@highlandscommunity.org.au.

Youth advisory group

Are you interested in making a difference?  Do you have good ideas?  Are you a great ambassador for what today’s youth need and want?  Do you want your voice heard?

Then come along to the Youth Hub on the first Wednesday of the month, 4pm to 5pm, and get involved.

For more information, call Highlands Youth Services on 02 4862 1122, or email youthcentre@highlandscommunity.org.au.

School Holiday Programs

Whats on at the hub

Jump Into Jobs

Job skills, resume writing, traineeship and apprenticeship information, interview skills. Supported by Apprenticeship Support Australia, Vinnies and Highlands Youth Services. BBQ Lunch provided BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/jump-into-jobs-tickets-63616716311?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing This activity is for young people aged 12-18years. To find out more information contact Highlands Youth Service Team P: (02) 4862 1122 or 0414 207 571 E: youthcentre@highlandscommunity.org.au

Would you like to volunteer?

Do you have some time you’d like to spend helping others? We’re always looking for enthusiastic community members who have time, skills and a willingness to get involved and make a difference.
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Contact

Loseby Park, 2 Park Road, Bowral
02 4862 1122