At Greengables, we strive to build and work with our community. Throughout the year we host several community events that are optional to attend, these events include, welcoming sausage sizzles, movie nights at Greengables, End of year family disco, family picnics at local parks, trivia and games nights, bowling nights held at Manhattan Superbowl and lots more.
One of our recent large successes was winning the Randwick City Council Business Awards, for Outstanding Child Care Services.
We also try and engage with our community by assisting others, including being a drop off location for ‘The Nappy Collective’, collecting unwanted and unused nappies for families in crisis. When the children participate in fun dress up days or special days, we often fundraise by asking for food collections, to drop off to the children’s hospital, for families waiting to enjoy.
Just recently we have had an Indigenous artist paint our Houston lane carpark into an Aboriginal mural, with the meaning behind it being meeting places for people to meet and connect, with child care being a large meeting place.
"People coming together as a community, can make great things happen"
The mural in our Carpark painted by Saltwater Dreamtime is a contemporary Indigenous artwork that is made up of a number of circular designs. These circular designs are each based loosely from meeting places. Traditionally a meeting places was somewhere that people would come together and sit in a circle to share knowledge and stories. Today we have a range of modern day meeting places such as day care centres, schools, universities, community groups and sporting teams just to name a few, that allow people to came together. These groups are all interconnected in the artwork symbolising how society is made up of lots of different little pieces and how working together in harmony makes a positive big picture.