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Year: 2019

 
Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Notice of Annual General Meeting
The YMCA of Ballarat gives notice of the upcoming Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 23rd October, 2019 at 6.30pm. The meeting will be held at the YMCA offices at Barkly Square, 25-39 Barkly Street, Ballarat. RSVP to Kirsty Madigan either by email Kirsty.Madigan@ymca.org.au or 4311 1516.  Read More

 
Thursday, 20 June 2019
Announcement
Following a review of the stadium operations, YMCA Ballarat has decided to exit the management of Camperdown Community Stadium and Timboon Sports Centre when its contract ends on Sunday 30 June. Read More

 
Monday, 6 May 2019
Enjoying the outdoors – rain or shine!
Children at our Portland Outside School Care program will be set for winter when it arrives. A generous grant from United Ways has allowed the purchase of 12 Rainbird jackets for use in the program. Read More

 
Thursday, 2 May 2019
From tree to table
Each week at Californian Gully Kindergarten, children enthusiastically participate in tending their veggie patches and trees, and caring for their chickens and worm farms.Then they enjoy the fruits of their labour in delicious recipes cooked on site. Pizza topped with garden ripened tomatoes, hand made ravioli with home grown herbs and freshly picked apples in crumble, have all been on the menu. Read More

 
Thursday, 2 May 2019
From tree to table
Each week at Californian Gully Kindergarten, children enthusiastically participate in tending their veggie patches and trees, and caring for their chickens and worm farms.Then they enjoy the fruits of their labour in delicious recipes cooked on site. Pizza topped with garden ripened tomatoes, hand made ravioli with home grown herbs and freshly picked apples in crumble, have all been on the menu. Read More

 
Monday, 15 April 2019
Our Young CEO takes the reins for a day
Blake Cox, 18, was appointed CEO of YMCA Ballarat & Grampians as part of the Young CEO for a Day initiative. On Friday last week, YMCAs right around Australia, were led by young people, aged between 18 and 30. The YMCA Young CEO for the Day reflects the organisation’s belief in the power of inspired young people to positively impact communities, locally and globally.  Read More

 
Sunday, 7 April 2019
Kinder's Anzac Day Care Packages
In the lead up to ANZAC Day, children, families and staff at Havilah Road Preschool have been busy preparing care packages to be sent to Defence Force personnel deployed in operations overseas. Read More

 
Sunday, 7 April 2019
Kinder's Anzac Day Care Packages
In the lead up to ANZAC Day, children, families and staff at Havilah Road Preschool have been busy preparing care packages to be sent to Defence Force personnel deployed in operations overseas. Read More

 
Monday, 11 March 2019
Warragul Preschool receives a boost thanks to Funding
Harriet Shing, Member for the Eastern Victoria Region visited our Warragul Community Preschool to announce School Readiness Funding on the 28th February. Read More

 
Monday, 11 March 2019
Warragul Preschool receives a boost thanks to Funding
Harriet Shing, Member for the Eastern Victoria Region visited our Warragul Community Preschool to announce School Readiness Funding on the 28th February. Read More

 
Friday, 22 February 2019
Ballarat offices are moving!
The YMCA office in Ballarat will be moving to new premises on the 4th March, 2019. The new location at Barkly Square, 25 -39 Barkly Street, will be open on Tuesday 5th March. Please note that during the move the offices will be closed on Monday 4th March, but we can be reached via phone and email during this time. Read the full article for more details. Read More

 
Friday, 22 February 2019
Ballarat offices are moving!
The YMCA office in Ballarat will be moving to new premises on the 4th March, 2019. The new location at Barkly Square, 25 -39 Barkly Street, will be open on Tuesday 5th March. Please note that during the move the offices will be closed on Monday 4th March, but we can be reached via phone and email during this time. Read the full article for more details. Read More

 
Friday, 8 February 2019
Fun Skate is back for 2019
Dust off the skates and get ready for a rolling good time! Fun Skate returns for 2019 on Saturday, 16th February, 1-4pm at Delacombe Stadium. Read More

Year: 2018

 
Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Healthy living at South Castlemaine recognised
South Castlemaine Kindergarten was thrilled to achieve their Healthy Achievement Program accreditation, after successfully completing the last of six benchmarks in this State Government initiative. Read More

 
Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Healthy living at South Castlemaine recognised
South Castlemaine Kindergarten was thrilled to achieve their Healthy Achievement Program accreditation, after successfully completing the last of six benchmarks in this State Government initiative. Read More

 
Monday, 10 December 2018
YMCA Ballarat’s central office - closed over Christmas & New Year
The YMCA Ballarat office at 7 Lyons Street North, will be closed from Friday 21st December and will re-open on Wednesday 2nd January 2019. Families booking the Holiday Program - please click to read the full article with important dates. Read More

 
Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Festive season break for some YMCA programs
While our School Holiday program is gearing up for a summer of fun, some of our other Ballarat programs will be having a break during the festive season and holidays. Please see the full article.  Read More

 
Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Language Program at Havilah Road Preschool
Children in the four year old program at Havilah Road Preschool will be participating in Karen language classes next year, following the success of the Preschool’s grant application for the Learning Languages in Kindergarten Program.  Read More

 
Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Language Program at Havilah Road Preschool
Children in the four year old program at Havilah Road Preschool will be participating in Karen language classes next year, following the success of the Preschool’s grant application for the Learning Languages in Kindergarten Program.  Read More

 
Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Ballarat Show Day holiday
YMCA's Y Central Office in Ballarat, 7 Lyons Street North, will be closed on Friday 9th November in recognition of the Ballarat public holiday. Read More

 
Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Ballarat Show Day holiday
YMCA's Y Central Office in Ballarat, 7 Lyons Street North, will be closed on Friday 9th November in recognition of the Ballarat public holiday. Read More

 
Thursday, 30 August 2018
Thank you to our Early Childhood Educators!
Wednesday 5th September is Early Childhood Educators Day. Join us in saying thank you to your kindergarten teacher or educator for the amazing work they do with energy and passion to make a difference to the children in our services, every day. Read More

 
Thursday, 30 August 2018
Thank you to our Early Childhood Educators!
Wednesday 5th September is Early Childhood Educators Day. Join us in saying thank you to your kindergarten teacher or educator for the amazing work they do with energy and passion to make a difference to the children in our services, every day. Read More

 
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
Grants enhance inclusive environments
Seventeen grant applications submitted to the Inclusive Kindergartens Facilities Program have been successful and have resulted in $115,000 of new equipment for YMCA managed kindergartens. Read More

 
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
Grants enhance inclusive environments
Seventeen grant applications submitted to the Inclusive Kindergartens Facilities Program have been successful and have resulted in $115,000 of new equipment for YMCA managed kindergartens. Read More

 
Wednesday, 8 August 2018
Mirboo North Kindergarten's new outdoor classroom
Mirboo North Kindergarten’s children, staff and families were very excited to see the first stage of their new Learning Stone Area completed. The children are now able to use the outdoor classroom for sharing meals, having discussions and connecting. Additionally, the area brings more natural elements and interest to the yard. Read More

 
Wednesday, 8 August 2018
Mirboo North Kindergarten's new outdoor classroom
Mirboo North Kindergarten’s children, staff and families were very excited to see the first stage of their new Learning Stone Area completed. The children are now able to use the outdoor classroom for sharing meals, having discussions and connecting. Additionally, the area brings more natural elements and interest to the yard. Read More

 
Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Artwork connects children to wildlife, habitats and community
Californian Gully Kindergarten was able to commission some stunning artwork in their playground by local artist, Andrew Scott, after their application for a grant was successful. Read More

 
Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Artwork connects children to wildlife, habitats and community
Californian Gully Kindergarten was able to commission some stunning artwork in their playground by local artist, Andrew Scott, after their application for a grant was successful. Read More

 
Friday, 20 April 2018
YMCAs of Ballarat and Grampians announce merger
After a six month collaborative journey, a historic decision has been made to merge YMCA Grampians and YMCA Ballarat. This is the first proactive YMCA merger in recent history, supported unanimously by both Associations' Boards.  Read More

 
Friday, 20 April 2018
YMCAs of Ballarat and Grampians announce merger
After a six month collaborative journey, a historic decision has been made to merge YMCA Grampians and YMCA Ballarat. This is the first proactive YMCA merger in recent history, supported unanimously by both Associations' Boards.  Read More

Year: 2017

 
Monday, 11 December 2017
Ballarat YMCA central office - closed over Christmas & New Year
The YMCA Ballarat office at 7 Lyons Street Nth, will be closed from December 22nd and will re-open on Tuesday 2nd January 2017. Read More

 
Monday, 11 December 2017
YMCA Ballarat’s central office closed over Christmas & New Year
The YMCA Ballarat office at 7 Lyons Street Nth, will be closed from December 22nd and will re-open on the 2nd January 2017. YMCA Ballarat's management and staff would like to thank our customers, kindergarten families, partners and all those with whom we work, for your support during 2017. We wish everyone a safe, happy and healthy festive season, spent connecting with friends and family.  Read More

 
Monday, 4 December 2017
YMCA Staff Member of the Year
Pauline Whyte, from Grace Berglund Kindergarten (managed by YMCA Ballarat) was announced as the winner of the prestigious 2017 Staff Member of the Year! This award received 10 nominations from YMCAs across Australia from fields including Management, Children's Services, Youth Services and Finance. Read More

 
Monday, 4 December 2017
YMCA Staff Member of the Year
Pauline Whyte, from Grace Berglund Kindergarten (managed by YMCA Ballarat) was announced as the winner of the prestigious 2017 Staff Member of the Year! This award received 10 nominations from YMCAs across Australia from fields including Management, Children's Services, Youth Services and Finance. Read More

 
Tuesday, 14 November 2017
November roller fun!
FUN SKATE is on this Saturday (18th November) at Delacombe Stadium. Come along with your family and friends and enjoy 3 hours of skating at the last Fun Skate session for 2017! Read More

 
Tuesday, 14 November 2017
Talented artist at Red Cliffs Kindergarten
Red Cliffs Kindergarten staff member Paula Walker, recently received the honour of having her original artwork included as the front cover for the Reconciliation Action Plan for Mildura Rural City Council.  Read More

 
Tuesday, 14 November 2017
Talented artist at Red Cliffs Kindergarten
Red Cliffs Kindergarten staff member Paula Walker, recently received the honour of having her original artwork included as the front cover for the Reconciliation Action Plan for Mildura Rural City Council.  Read More

 
Monday, 6 November 2017
Ballarat Show Day holiday
Ballarat YMCA's Y Central Office, 7 Lyons Street North, will be closed on Friday 10th November in recognition of the Ballarat public holiday. Read More

 
Monday, 6 November 2017
Ballarat Show Day holiday
Ballarat YMCA's Y Central Office, 7 Lyons Street North, will be closed on Friday 10th November in recognition of the Ballarat public holiday. Read More