“Wandana opens doors to new opportunities, for volunteering, friendship, learning, and meeting people outside your cultural group’’
Manager, Wandana Community Centre
2021 Activities Guide
Wandana Community Centre is offering a range of accredited and non-accredited classes through our ACE funding in 2021, with a focus on building confidence and skills in English language, workplace tasks and digital literacy.
The ACE programs commence at the start of Term 1, while other activities begin in mid January.
Open our What’s On guide HERE.
Please note, Wandana will close for Christmas on Thursday, December 24, and will reopen Monday, January 11.
We offer a wide of supports for families and individuals including advocacy, information, counselling, assessment and referral pathways.
Interpreting services are available and provided on request.
For more information about our Family Support Program, click HERE.
What’s on at Wandana
Activities are back in full swing at Wandana after the uncertainty of COVID-19.
Each day offers something for everyone, from working in our beloved community garden to language classes, crafts, computing and social support groups.
Activities run during the school term and bookings are essential.
Browse our diary snapshot below or download our activities guide HERE. For more information, please phone 8215 6330.
For more information about our community garden, click HERE.
- Patchwork Quilting
- Walking Group
- English Class *Accredited training
- Move to the Beat – children’s dance and drama class for 5 to 13-year-olds
- Community Garden
Help our beloved community garden grow by building connections, sharing skills and forging new friendships in our all-organic green space. From raised beds to seasonal produce, flowers and herbs, the garden is flush with varieties. Join us at 9am each Monday. We work through to midday and break for morning tea.
- Women’s English *Accredited training
- English Conversation
- Senior’s Fitness Class
- Reading & Writing in English *Accredited training
- Beginners’ English
- English Language & Numbers
- Women’s Social Support Group
- Online Computer Skills *Accredited training
Keeping connected from afar!
Centacare’s beloved Wandana Community Centre at Gilles Plains may be operating a little differently amid COVID-19 restrictions but it continues to foster a strong sense of community spirit.
With face-to-face services and supports suspended for the time being, our team has been busy behind the scenes creating content for Centacare’s YouTube channel.
From virtual story times to computing lessons, Wandana staff are here to help meet your needs from afar – until we can once again gather at the centre in person.
Check out what we’ve been up to by clicking on the videos below or visiting our YouTube space HERE.
You can also listen to Manager Rille Walshe talk about community spirit and COVID-19 here:
The heart of a strong community is a meeting place where people gather, share information and forge friendships.
The Wandana Community Centre is run for and by the community at Gilles Plains. Respecting people from a diversity of backgrounds, cultures, ages and gender, Wandana encourages personal growth and lifelong learning. See you soon!
Justice of the Peace service
Do you need a Justice of the Peace (JP)? A JP is now available on Tuesday and Thursday at Wandana from 1.30-3.30pm. A JP acts as an independent and objective witness to documents people use for official or legal purposes. For example, you may need a JP to certify a true copy of an original document, witness a statutory declaration, or certify a person’s identity. Bookings are generally not required.
Basic digital and computing skills play an important role in job hunting. Get work ready and learn how to use programs such as Word and Excel at our weekly computing classes. They are a great way to learn new skills and increase your confidence behind a screen. We also hold sessions for beginners. If you’ve never used a computer before, do not worry! We will help you get started and teach you how to navigate the web. Bookings are essential. For more information, please phone our team at Wandana 8215 6330 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The grounds of the Wandana Community Centre house our community garden, with shared (not individual) plots. Produce is distributed among the gardeners and the Community Centre Kitchen. The garden is also home to a fruit and nut orchard, bush food area, indigenous plant trail and raised garden beds to assist people with disabilities.
The garden promotes knowledge about sustainable food production and nutrition while being a great way to keep fit and make friends.
Seniors Fitness Class
Are you keen to get on the move with gentle exercise? Our qualified fitness instructor will support you to get back on your feet at our Seniors Fitness Class, held every Tuesday at Wandana Community Centre, 14 Blacks Rd, Gilles Plains. Class cost is $5. A pre-assessment may be required at a cost of $15. All ages welcome. For more information, phone the team at Wandana 8215 6330 or email email@example.com
Wandana’s team of volunteers cooks a three-course halal meal every Wednesday during school terms. The ‘Lovely Lunches’ are $8 and include tea and coffee. Everyone welcome! Lunch is served from 12pm.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Program
The Centre is also home to several English classes throughout the week. Catering from beginners to advanced, these classes are also available specifically for women. Child care is also available and classes cost $2 per session.
Who: People living in Adelaide’s north. However, all are welcome.
How: Just drop in! You’ll find the Centre at 14 Blacks Road, Gilles Plains.
Where: Based at Gilles Plains.
Contact: You can reach the Centre on (08) 8215 6330 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Activities Guide: Take a look at the Wandana Activities Guide for our current term.
Office Hours: Monday to Thursday (9:00am – 3:30pm), Friday (9:00am – 12:00pm)Back to service list