Newsflash: Christmas Party @ RCLC

If you haven’t already seen it, check out our RCLC Christmas Party: 29 Nov 2013 Photo Album on our Facebook page to find out what happened last Friday!



Container gardening and worm farming – what, when and how?

container-gardening-20131129 Richmond Community Learning Centre and the Richmond Community Garden Group will be holding a free special workshop on Friday 29 November at 4:00pm

Come and learn how to:

  • plant up a container garden with summer vegetables and herbs
  • start a worm farm (and keep it going)
  • get involved with the new Richmond Community Garden Group

The RCLC Christmas Party then starts at 5:30 pm.  If you are staying for the party with your kids, please bring a light supper and a wrapped gift valued under $10 labelled with your child’s name for distribution by Santa later.

Download: Workshop flyer [PDF, 76Kb]


Count down to Christmas Party

The RCLC Christmas Party is only eleven days away and thanks to the individuals and families who have RSVP’ed through our online bookings system – we look forward to seeing you at this fun community event

As an extra thank you we are offering everyone who makes an online BOOKEO booking for our FREE Christmas Party, a chance to get a $50 discount off a party hire at Richmond Community Learning Centre.  To be in the running you must:

  1. be present at our Christmas Party
  2. have a copy of your booking confirmation email with you to claim your prize should you be the lucky one to be drawn out on party day
  3. book now below (those of you who have already booked in are in our draw).

Oh, and keep the donations coming for our hampers – we need more fabulous items!

Christmas Party: Friday 29 November, 5:30pm

boy-179376_640Bring a picnic rug and light supper to hear terrific singing of Christmas Carols from our childcare kids, have a chance to win amazing hampers and/or a discounted party hire at RCLC and see Santa!

book now

NOTE TO FIRST TIME USERS OF OUR ONLINE BOOKINGS SYSTEM: If the bookings system indicates that your email address is already in use this means that you have had a free account set up by our administration staff because you are an existing or past user of our centre. In this case, please click the “Sign in” button, then click “I forgot my password!” and reset your password so you can log in with your new password.  Any issues, please contact our office.

RCLC Christmas Party: Friday 29 November, 5:30pm

cmas-partyIt’s that time of the year again so mark it on your calendars!  Come to our end-of-year celebration for families and individuals in your local community.

Bring a picnic rug and light supper to:

  • Hear terrific singing of Christmas Carols from our childcare kids
  • Win amazing hampers
  • Special visit from Santa

(Please bring a wrapped gift, valued under $10, labelled with your child’s name for distribution by Santa later)

More info and Christmas carols to download at: Christmas Party

Let us know you’re coming

book now


party-dogThe results are in and we can now announce the winner of the FREE Party Hire from our OCC Review Survey

Thank you to everyone who completed the survey – your feedback has been invaluable and will help us with planning the future of our Children’s Services programs.  Of the survey respondents, we are pleased to announce that Loretta B is the winner of the free Party Hire – she has been notified and is looking forward to organising her next party at Richmond Community Learning Centre.

Online bookings for parties at RCLC now available

Did you know that you can now book your party yourself using our new online bookings system?  Check out what dates and times are available, book your timeslot and make payment to confirm your booking. Visit our website and click on the Book Now button on our Home page.

Setting a new course

While we’re on the topic of new systems, how about new programs and activities?  We’re currently developing an ACFE-funded iPad course which is particularly suited to beginners.  You might have heard about the new technology, haven’t bought one (yet) and want to find out more about it.  Is it really worth getting one?  Alternatively you might have bought an iPad/tablet but need to know about how to work with it for your home or job.  Either way, you will be learning on our iPads and use what you have learned to practice on your own iPad/tablet at home after class (if you have one).  More information will be posted on our website.  Contact us to register your interest.

See our website for other programs such as the Computer Confidence Group and Iyengar Yoga classes.

When there’s not enough room to swing a …

Apart from our popular party hires, our centre also has rooms available to hire for non-social purposes.  You might be a community group, non-profit organisation, or business needing some space for a meeting, discussion group, class, workshop, presentation, demonstration, etc.  We’ve had hirers put on art classes for adults and children, children’s dance programs, social and support groups, AGMs, exercise and well-being classes and much more.  There is such an amazing pool of talent out there looking for affordable space to share what they do and know in their local community.

hire0004Parents and carers, we know that it is sometimes difficult to catch up in each other’s homes or at a local cafe so why not meet at a neutral location in your own neighbourhood?  We have rooms and a large child-friendly playground for you to enjoy with your precious little ones and other mums, dads, grandparents, nannies and more.

If your program or activity is open to the general public we can offer you free advertising on our website and other marketing streams for the duration of your hire.

Please get in touch to book a non-social hire and have a tour of our facilities.

Ringing in the ears…

ImageRCLC’s Christmas party will hit its stride on Friday 14 December and the Christmas bells and carols will be ringing in our ears once again this year.

We need all our parents/carers to download our Christmas songs which have been prepared by one of our lovely Childcare Coordinators, Diane.

Get your children ready to ring their red Christmas bells and sing their little reindeer tails off this coming party night!

(Psst, Santa’s dropping in this year again too.  Ho, ho, ho!)

Our Chrissy hampers need helpers

Ho, ho, ho…  Yes, it’s that time of the year again.

As you know, our Christmas party is on the 10th of December.  To help make it lots of fun, would you please be able to donate some goodies towards our hampers?  These will be available to win at the Christmas party! 

We’re looking for:

  • Cake and biscuits 
  • Tinned: puddings, fruit, desserts or hams
  • UHT: milk, cream, custard
  • Potato chips in non-crushable packaging (eg Pringles)
  • Packets of jelly, lollies
  • Tea/coffee
  • Basically anything non-perishable
  • Any ‘stocking fillers’ for kids eg pencils/crayons, pencil case, colouring book, stickers, playdough, small art & craft kits, puzzles, etc

No chocolate and items must be well within expiry date and in good condition.

Please pop your item(s) into our basket in the RCLC foyer. 

We haven’t got long to go, so please, please be quick!  Thank you.