Ozanam Learning Centre weekly program of activities

I am attaching the Ozanam Learning Centre’s programme for the week 22 – 26 April.

Please note that the OLC will be closed on Monday 22 April (Easter Monday) and Thursday 25 April (Anzac Day) - Public Holidays


If you are or are working with someone who is vision impaired or blind and require a text to speech friendly version of this information, please call us on 02-9358 8170 and we will send you one via email.


What’s new …





  • Outing with Graham, Alfred Pool Tuesday 23 April, 1pm-4pm

    If you are interested in this outing please speak to OLC reception or call 9358 8171 to book a space.  Leaving OLC at 1pm.


    Australian Hearing – Free hearing tests on Monday 29 April, 10am-1pm

    Finding it hard to hear? Australian Hearing will be at the OLC on Monday 29 April, 10am-1pm, for free hearing tests.  Find out if you’re eligible to receive Government-subsidised hearing services. Discover the latest hearing devices and find out which one is right for you.  Please see OLC reception or phone 9358 8170 to book a time. Australian Hearing will be at the OLC every 3 months, last Monday of the month.  Flyer attached.


    LAC (Local Area Coordinators) of NDIS Fortnightly Outreach Information Desk on Tuesday 30 April, 10am-12pm

    LAC (NDIS) will be in the foyer area of the OLC with a fortnightly Outreach Information Desk on Tuesday 30 April, 10am-12pm. Just drop by and chat with Holly who will be there to meet people and share information and answer your questions and provide assistance.


    Bronte Beach & Swim, Tuesday 30 April, 11am-4pm. Leaving OLC at 11am

    To register call Graham on 9358 8170 or 93588171.  Spaces limited.


    TAFE Creative Enterprise Course – 30 April to 2 July, 9:30am-12:30pm - Expressions of Interest (Flyer attached)

    Learn how to turn your creativity into Earning potential – Come up with business ideas, build a business plan, learn effective marketing strategies, build knowledge about online platforms.  Register your interest at OLC reception or call Laura on 9358 8156 or email Laura.frangelli@vinnies.org.au


    Film making with Blake, from 10 April – 15 May (6 weeks), Wednesdays 9am-3pm (Flyer attached)

    Over 6 weeks you will work collaboratively on 1 short film covering production, filming and editing.  Work as a team and share in the magic of film.  For any further information please call OLC reception 9358 8170 or contact Laura Frangelli on Laura.frangelli@vinnies.com.au


    What’s on…

    • Job Support with David - Mondays, 10am – 12pm
    • Computer Support with Andrew, Margaret (away 23 April), Mark & Peter - Monday 1pm – 3pm, Tuesday 10am – 12.30pm & Wednesday 10am – 12.30pm & Thursday 1pm – 3pm (CX Anzac Day 25 April)
    • Computer Support and Google Docs in One Session (the easy alternative to Word) with Brian - on Fridays, 1pm-3pm
    • Literacy with David –Wednesdays 9am - 12pm & Christine Wednesday 2:15 - 3:15pm (away returns 8 May)
    • On Break - Milk Crate Theatrereturns 20 August – 8 October on Tuesdays, 1:30-3:30pm
    • Paint-A-Plate with Eva - Mondays 9.30am - 12.30pm
    • Painting Foundations with Gabrielle – Tuesdays, 9.30am-12:30pm
    • Drawing Studio with Gabrielle – Wednesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm from 3 April for 7 weeks
    • Mindful Making with Catherine – Thursdays, 10am-12pm (CX Anzac Day 25 April)
    • Art Room Access with Luke – Wednesdays  & Thursdays, 1-3pm
    • Drum Circle with Alex, returns on Thursday 2 May – 6 June (6 Weeks) 11am-12pm
    • Women’s Social Lunch with Trish - Thursdays, 12.30pm – 1.30pm (CX Anzac Day 25 April)
    • Women’s Wardrobe with Laura/Belinda - Thursdays, 10.30 – 11.30am – By Appointment Closed, Reopens 2 May
    • Restorative Yoga with Lesley-Ann - Tuesdays, 2pm – 3pm
    • Tai Chi with Simon Next session starts 29 April to 24 June - Mondays, 2pm-3pm
    • SMART Recovery with Suzanne – Thursdays, 9.30am-11am (CX Anzac Day 25 April)
    • Tuesdays Time To … Coffee, Chill & Chat with Joy, Syd & Peter, every Tuesday from 10am-12pm
    • Life Admin and Organisation Space with Catherine and Laura – Mondays, 10am-12pm – By appointment
    • Living Skills - Cooking with Catherine & Laura – Fridays, 10am-12pm – everything supplied – eat what you cook
    • Living Skills – Baking with Miriam & Javier – Fridays, 1pm-3pm–everything supplied (finishes on 3 May)
    • Living Skills - Urban Gardening with Laura in the Community Garden, Thursday mornings, 10am-11am.  Meet at the OLC at 10am.  Participants must wear closed shoes. (CX Anzac Day 25 April)
    • TAFE NSW Introduction to Horticulture Semester 1, on Tuesdays from 26 February to 9 April, 9.30am-12.30pm
    • Monthly Pool Table Competition with Collin – First Friday of the month, 11am – 12:30pm
    • Monthly Table Tennis Competition with Collin – Last Friday of the month, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    • Juanita Nielsen 10-week Fitness Program with Collin, Tuesdays, 10-11am and Thursdays, 9-11am (CX Anzac Day 25 April) -finishes Tuesday 30 April
    • Gym with Collin, Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm
    • Rehab Gym with Collin, Tue-Fri, 8.30am-10am
    • Walking in the Domain with Collin – Thursdays, 11am – 12pm (CX Anzac Day 25 April)
    • Gambling Counselling with William – Wednesdays, 12:45pm - 1:45pm – appointments needed
    • Counselling with Suzanne (Monday to Thursday) – appointments needed
    • Financial Counselling with Lin – Returns end May

    What’s coming up in May…

    Indoor Cricket with Chica on Wednesday 1 May, 9am-11am at Cook & Phillip Park Indoor Basketball Courts

    Please join Chica for an outing to Cook & Phillip Park Indoor Basketball Courts for Indoor Cricket.  Leaving the OLC at 9am.  For any enquiries please call or speak to OLC reception – tel 9358 8170.  Flyer attached.


    Drum Circle returns on Thursday 2 May, 11am-12pm for 6 weeks, every Thursday

    Join our Drum Circle for health and wellbeing.  Everyone is welcome.  Equipment provided - No need to book, just drop in to beat on the drums with Alex, every Thursday morning, 11am-12pm from 2 May – 6 June. (Flyer attached)


    Monthly Pool Table Competition on Friday 3 May, 10am-12pm with Chica

    Join Collin (Chica) at the Pool table on Friday morning 3 May for the monthly pool table competition (first Friday of the month).


    Outings in May-

    Ten Pin Bowling, Tuesday 7 May, 1-4pm

    Balmoral Beach, Tuesday 14 May, 1-4pm

    Dog Walking, Tuesday 21 May, 11am-4pm (Lunch provided)

    Bronte Beach & Swim, Tuesday 28 May, 11am-4pm (Lunch provided)

    To register call Graham on 9358 8170 or 93588171