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Lifelong Learning Program 2019 - Term 3

Book or register for one or more of the activities and classes on offer. From yoga and fitness classes through to cooking, singing, learning a new language and more.

To find out about upcoming programs, you can sign up for Lifelong Learning Updates. You can also download a copy of the Lifelong Learning Program flyer (PDF, 238.09 KB) to print and share.

Health and Fitness

These classes are very affordable at $7 a class and are held at Community Centres throughout Cumberland. Book one or more classes below.

Pilates

Tuesday evening classes for Women only

Day: Tuesdays from 23 July to 24 September 2019

Time: 6.15pm to 7.15pm 

Location: Berala Community Centre

Book Tuesday evening Pilates

Thursday evening classes

Day: Thursdays from 25 July to 26 September 2019

Time: 7.30pm to 8.30pm

Location: Pemulwuy Allan G Ezzy Community Centre  in the Main Hall

Book Thursday evening Pilates

Zumba

Ages: 18+ years

Cost: $70 per term

Enquiries: 8757 9036

Wednesday evening classes for Women only 

Day and dates: Wednesdays from 24 July to 25 September 2019

Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Location: Berala Community Centre

Book Women’s only Zumba

Wednesday evening classes 

Day and dates: Wednesdays from 24 July to 25 September 2019

Time: 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Location: Pemulwuy Community Centre

Book Wednesday Zumba

Saturday morning classes

Day and dates: Saturdays from 27 July to 28 September 2019

Time: 9am to 10am 

Location: Berala Community Centre

Book Saturday Zumba

Yoga and Relaxation

Ages: 18+ years

Cost: $70 per term

Enquiries: 8757 9036

Tuesday evening classes

Tuesdays from 23 July to 24 September 2019

Time: 6.30pm to 7.30pm 

Location: Pemulwuy Allan G Ezzy Community Centre in the Main Hall

Book Tuesday Yoga

Wednesday evening classes

Day and dates: Wednesdays from 24 July to 25 September 2019

Time: 7.45pm to 8.45pm

Location: Berala Community Centre

Book Wednesday Yoga

Table Tennis

Ages: All ages, under 18s must be accompanied by an adult

Cost: Free

Enquires: 8757 9026

Monday afternoon classes

Day and dates: Mondays 

Time: 2pm to 5pm

Location: Berala Community Centre

Book Monday Afternoon TEnnis

Wednesday afternoon classes

Day and dates: Wednesdays

Time: 2.30pm to 5.30pm

Location: Berala Community Centre

Book Wednesday Afternoon Tennis

Over 55s

For bookings and payments for the Over 55s programs, complete an Over 55’s Lifelong Learning Program Registration Form (PDF, 789.78 KB) or contact Council’s Intake and Referral Team on 8757 9031. 

Gentle Exercise - over 55s

Ages: For people over 55 years only

Cost: $40.50 per term

Monday morning classes in Greystanes

Day and date: Mondays from 22 July to 23 September 2019

Time: 9am to 10am

Location: Greystanes Community Centre

Monday morning classes in Regents Park

Day and date: Mondays from 22 July to 23 September 2019

Time: 9am to 10am

Location: Regents Park Community Centre

Tuesday morning classes

Day and date: Tuesdays from 23 July to 24 September 2019

Time: 10am to 11am

Location: Merrylands Community Centre in the Miller Street Room

Thursday morning classes

Day and date: Thursdays from 25 July to 26 September 2019

Time: 9am to 10am

Location: Wentworthville Community Centre  in the Banksia Room

Friday morning classes

Day and date: Fridays from 26 July to 27 September 2019

Time: 9am to 10am

Location: Berala Community Centre

Line Dancing - over 55s

Ages: For people over 55 years only

Cost: $60.50 per term

Enquiries: 8757 9031

Tuesday morning classes

Day and date: Tuesdays from 23 July to 24 September 2019

Time: 9.30am to 11.30am

Location: Berala Community Centre

Zumba Gold - over 55s

Ages: For people over 55 years only

Cost: $40.50 per term

Enquiries: 8757 9031

Wednesday morning classes

Day and date: Wednesdays from 24 July to 25 September 2019

Time: 9:30am to 10:30am

Location: Pemulwuy Allan G Ezzy Community Centre

Thursday morning classes

Day and date: Thursdays from 25 July to 26 September 2019

Time: 9.30am to 10.30am

Location: Berala Community Centre

Painting Classes - over 55s

Ages: For people over 55 years only

Cost: $60.50 per term

Enquiries: 8757 9031

Friday morning classes

Day and date: Fridays from 26 July to 27 September 2019

Time: 10am to 12pm

Location: Granville Library

Over 65s and People with a Disability over 18 years

Some programs are free and some have a small fee. For registrations and payments, please contact the Social Inclusion Team on 8757 9031 or email social.inclusion@cumberland.nsw.gov.au

Wellness Activities

Ages: For seniors over 65 years and people with disability over 18 years

A range of activities are provided including armchair travel, indoor sports, games, singing, craft and more! Get your hearts moving with gentle exercises each day. It could be Tai Chair, Zumba Gold, Move It or Lose It and Chair Aerobics! There are also guest speakers and performers throughout the month. Transport is available.

Enquires: 8757 9031

Cost:

  • Meal $8.20
  • Transport $11
  • Activity $4.50

Monday, Tuesday and Fridays in Guildford

Day and date: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 29 April to 5 July 2019

Time: 10am to 2pm

Location: Guildford Community Centre

Wednesdays in Berala

Day and date: Wednesdays from 1 May to 3 July 2019

Time: 10am to 2pm

Location: Berala Community Centre

Thursdays in Granville

Day and date: Thursdays from 2 May to 4 July 2019

Time: 10am to 2pm

Location: Granville Library

Social Outings

Activities including Dine-In Films, Friday Feast, Bingo, Bowls and more

Ages: For seniors over 65 years and people with disability over 18 years

A range of social programs run daily as well as Filipino, Maltese, Spanish, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Male Only groups.

Cost: Small fees apply

Enquires: 8757 9031

Monday to Fridays in Guildford

Day and date: Monday to Friday

Time: 9am to 3pm from 22 July to 27 September 2019

Location: Guildford Community Centre

Free Programs

For registrations and enquiries for the following programs, please contact the Social Inclusion Team on 8757 9031 or email social.inclusion@cumberland.nsw.gov.au

Yarn Up Monthly Meet Up

Meet up for a chat, outing and lunch.

Ages: For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders over 50 years or people with disability over 18 years.

This is a casual get together for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service users. Transport and lunch is provided.

One Friday each month

Day and date: Fridays once a month

Time: 10am to 3pm

Location: Lane Street Cottage, 42 Lane Street, Wentworthville

Silver Surfers - Learn how to surf the internet

Ages: For seniors over 65 years and people with disability over 18 years)

A volunteer is available to assist and teach anyone who is interested in learning how to surf the internet. Learn how to stay in touch with loved ones near and far! Bookings required.

Enquires: 8757 9031

Day and date: Mondays and Fridays

Time: 10am to 12pm

Location: Guildford Community Centre

 

Taster Learn to Sew for Beginners

Ages: 18+

Cost: Free

Monday morning classes

Day and dates: Mondays from 22 July to 23 September 2019

Time: 9:30am to 11:30am

Location: Berala Community Centre

Enquires: 8757 9026

Book TASTER learn to sew Mondays

Wednesday morning classes

Day and dates: Wednesdays from 24 July to 25 September 2019

Time: 10am to 12pm

Location: Auburn Centre for Community

Enquires: 8757 9028

Book TASTER learn to sew Wednesdays

Gardening Group

Thursday Morning Classes

Time: 9:30am to 1:30pm

Location: Auburn Centre for Community - Friendship garden - outside at the back of the centre.

Enquires: 8757 9028

Tax Essentials Workshop

Are you new to business, or thinking of starting a small business? Give your business the best start! Come along to this introductory workshop run by ATO staff.

Thursday 4 July from 2pm to 4pm

Location: Berala Community Centre

Register for class

Cooking and Creative Arts

The Flavours of Auburn program is packed full of fun and cooking classes for a whole range of cuisines. 

Language Classes

English Conversation Classes - during school term only

Improve your English and refine your conversation skills in a friendly class run by volunteer tutors.

Enquiries: 8757 9028

Monday and Friday classes

  • Mondays, 11am to 1pm
  • Fridays, 10am to 12pm

Book Monday and Friday ENGLISH class

Wednesday classes

  • Wednesdays, 10:30am to 12pm

Book Wednesday ENGLISH Class

English Conversation Classes - Mandarin Speaking

Day and date: Tuesday mornings from 23 July to 24 September

Time: 10am to 1pm

Location: Berala Community Centre

Register for Class

Mandarin Language Classes – Beginners

Learn basic writing and conversation in Mandarin.

This class is offered during the School Term only.

Note: Proficiency in English required.

Friday evening classes

Day and date: Fridays

Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Location: Berala Community Centre

Enquiries: 8757 9026

Register for class

Other Helpful Services and Classes

Justices of the Peace (JP) Services

JPs are persons authorised to witness and sign statutory declarations, affidavits and certify documents.

*Note: This service is provided by volunteers and is subject to changes based on their availability. Please contact the library or centre before attending to ensure the JP is onsite. For a full schedule of JP Services across Cumberland visit: www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/library

Thursdays in Berala

Day and date: Thursdays

Time:  10am to 11am

Location: Berala Community Centre

Enquiries: 8757 9026

Connect to work - Job Search, Advice, Resume Help and Interview Skills

Looking for a job in Australia? Need help with your resume? Want to practise your interview skills? Drop in or make an appointment to receive free employment advice at Auburn or Merrylands Library.

  • Auburn Library

Mondays, 9.30am to 4pm (drop in)

Wednesdays, 9.30am to 12.30pm (by appointment, 8757 9060)

  • Merrylands Library

Tuesdays, 9.30am to 4pm (drop in)

Wednesdays, 2pm to 4pm (by appointment, 8757 9065)

For more information call: 9735 1399.

Computer Classes

    Each week with classes continuing during school holidays.

    Thursday mornings in Berala

    Day and date: Thursdays from 25 July to 26 September 2019

    Time: 10am to 12 noon

    Location: Berala Community Centre

    Enquires: 8757 9026

    Book Thursday Computer Class in Berala

    Thursday mornings in Auburn

    Day and date: Thursdays from 25 July to 26 September 2019

    Time: 10am to 12 noon

    Location: Auburn Centre for Community

    Enquiries: 8757 9026

    Book Thursday Computer Class In auburn  

    Mondays and Thursday mornings in Guildford

    Day and date: Mondays, Thursdays

    Time 10am to 12 noon

    Location: Guildford Community Centre

    Enquiries: 8757 9030

    Computer Class - Chinese speaking

    Monday mornings in Auburn

    Day and date: Mondays from 22 July to 7 October 2019

    Time: 10am to 12 noon

    Location: Auburn Centre for Community

    Enquires: 8757 9028

    Book Computer Class Chinese Speaking

    Children and Youth Programs

    Kids Makers Space and Steam Lab - ages 7 to 14 years

    Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) Focus, this is a hands-on space for kids to learn, experiment and engage in STEAM activities. Kids learn to question, explore, experiment and apply these to real-world challenges.

    Ages: 7 to14 years

    Cost: $50 per term

    Day and date: Wednesdays from 24 July to 25 September 2019

    Time:  4pm to 5pm

    Location: Berala Community Centre

    Enquiries: 8757 9026

    Book Makers Space and Steam Lab

    Super Smart Babies and Toddlers - ages 0 to 5 years

    Our Super Smart Babies and Toddlers Program aims to help children develop basic literacy skills and encourage the love of books and stories. Join us for fun with books, rhymes and craft.

    Ages: Two Sessions for ages 0 to 2 years and 3 to 5 years

    Cost: Free

    Day and date: Wednesdays from 24 July to 25 September 2019

    Time: 10am to 10:30am 0 to 2 years and 10:45am to 11:30am 3 to 5 years

    Location: Berala Community Centre

    Enquiries: 8757 9026

    Book Super Smart Babies and Toddlers

    Learning Space - help with reading - ages 5 to 18 years

    If you need help with reading the reading buddy program is for you.

    Ages: Primary and High School Students

    Cost: Free

    Day and date: 24 July to 25 September 2019

    Time: 3:30pm to 4:30pm

    Location: Berala Community Centre

    Enquiries: 8757 9026

    Book Learning space

    More Lifelong Learning Programs

    Registrations and Payments

    Registrations are essential for most programs.

    Register above through EventBrite or contact the phone number listed where indicated.

    Note: Programs with low enrolments may be cancelled.

    How to pay for paid programs:

    • Pay online through Eventbrite.
    • Pay in person at Cumberland Council’s administration buildings (Auburn and Merrylands).
    • Card-based payments can be made at Auburn Centre for Community and Berala Community Centre during business hours, contact centre staff on 8757 9000
    • For payments for Over 55s programs: contact the Social Inclusion Team on 8757 9031 or email social.inclusion@cumberland.nsw.gov.au

    Contact Us

    Council welcomes ongoing feedback for program content, participant experience and facilitator expressions of interest, please contact the Lifelong Learning Officer to submit your feedback.

    For further enquiries regarding the Lifelong Learning Program, phone the Lifelong Learning Officer on 8757 9036, or email lifelonglearningofficer@cumberland.nsw.gov.au

    Please contact the respective Centre or Enquiries number to confirm payment options for your program if appropriate.