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Tim Coxhead, outreach worker with St Vincent de Paul Canberra’s Street to Home program, accepted a donation of 54 new pairs of shoes from Mark Clayton from Naot of Canberra on Friday 2 December.

Walk a mile in their shoes St Vincent de Paul Canberra’s Street to Home program received a donation of 54 new pairs of shoes on Friday 2 December, providing an additional resource to offer those they assist. The shoes, worth about $5,000 in total, were donated by Naot Australia following a promotion at Naot of Canberra in Dickson, where for every pair of shoes sold the store would donate a pair. Mark Clayton from Naot of Canberra presented the shoes, which are brand new and have never been worn, to Tim Coxhead, outreach worker with

A student working in your local Kumon centre

It is vital that children stay mentally active over school holidays, so that they do not forget prior knowledge and skills learned and as a result, fall behind when they return to school. Daily Kumon study can help make all the difference when it comes to keeping children ‘in shape’ between school terms and over the Christmas holiday break as Kumon classes operate all year round. The holidays can be a perfect time for children to start the Kumon Program, as they then have the time to settle in to a new routine and take on this new and rewarding challenge.

He said the shoes will be distributed through St Vincent de Paul’s Night Patrol van as well as the Street to Home team and the men’s shelter. “It’s just another one of those generous contributions that supports the work we are able to do and we are very appreciative of it.” - Allison Turnbull

Stromlo Pool consultation

Kumon offers a unique and individualised study program which is tailored to the needs of each child.

The ACT Government will soon invite tenders for the design and construction of the $33 million Stromlo Pool. The design will allow for future expansion of the facility so it has the capacity to grow over time as part of a unique sporting destination, Stromlo Forest Park. The government would like to know what the community priorities for additional facilities are so this can be considered during the design process. The government will also seek the views of the sporting organisations and other stakeholders in the consultation which will remain open until the end of January 2017. To have your say, visit

By studying for just 20 minutes every day and consolidating their knowledge of each topic before moving on, Kumon students build confidence and transferable learning skills that will give them the best chance of succeeding at school and beyond. Make sure your child is well prepared for the 2017 school year. Book in for a Parent Orientation at your local Kumon Centre TODAY!

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the Street to Home team. “The Street to Home team work with long-term rough sleepers and our job is to engage with them and work towards obtaining suitable accommodation and stability around general wellbeing,” Tim said.

Transport Canberra will run a revised bus timetable over the Christmas and New Year period, starting from Monday 19 December until Friday 6 January inclusive. A Saturday timetable will be in place for both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. A Sunday timetable is in place for Boxing Day, Tuesday 27 December, New Year’s Day and Monday 2 January. A holiday timetable will be in place for the remainder of the three-week revised schedule. There will be free travel all day on Christmas Day with a special timetable servicing all major bus stations. There will also be special return services to the Alexander Maconochie Centre, from Platform 1 in the City Bus Station;

Profile for Canberra Weekly Magazine

08 December 2016  

08 December 2016