Bass Hill has joined a growing number of communities around Australia that have a dedicated ‘hub’ for parents and community members to connect with each other.
Last Thursday, the children at Bass Hill Primary School performed for a large crowd of parents, students and members of the community to mark the launch of a new Community Hub, which will be led by local community members with support from not-for-profit Settlement Services International (SSI).
The Community Hubs program operates nation-wide with nine established Community Hubs in primary schools in the Bankstown Local Government area alone including Bankstown, Banksia Road, Chester Hill, Georges Hall, St Brendan’s Sacred Heart,Yagoona and Villawood East.
Each Community Hub offers a welcoming place for parents and members of the community to connect with each other and share knowledge and skills. Local state MP Tania Mihailuk and Principal Melissa Proctor launched the new Bass Hill hub, which gives parents a chance to connect with the school and to strengthen their community.
“It is with great excitement that we officially open our Community Hub today. Our Hub is a safe and welcoming space for parents, families and local community members to come together and participate in a range of programs.” Ms Proctor said.
Each hub is managed by a Hub Leader who coordinates programs to meet the needs of their local community. Francesca Marinos, Hub Leader at Bass Hill, showcased personal stories from local parents Kristie McCudden and Tanzeel Kamran.
“The Hub provides a warm and welcoming place where I feel supported and valued, and where I am able to build new friendships and skills.” Ms McCudden said.
Tanzeel Kamran has found a support network and a sense of belonging. She enjoys coming to the playgroup with her pre-school aged children.
“It is a place where ideas can be shared and taken up to generate new programs for the community” Ms Kamran said.
SSI Communications Coordinator Rebeka Selmeczki; 0468 998 300