The Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre has implemented some new protocols for everyone’s well being and staff will be continually reviewing these as the pandemic unfolds.

From 22nd July, printing/scanning services will be suspended.  DNC apologises for this but they need to minimise risk to staff as well as to those who visit the centre.

For computer users, DNC computer use will be restricted to two people in the hub at any given time so if you need to use the free computers, please give them a call on 5348 3569 to book a time or to check availability.

Social distancing guidelines will be enforced and there will be temperature checking for people on arrival.   Anyone with a temperature over 38C will be refused entry as will anyone refusing to comply.  Contact phone numbers will also be requested for contact tracing purposes. 

The Centre is currently offering several courses.

Cert III in Horticulture

DNC is partnering with Qualify and Edge Training Group to deliver Cert III in Horticulture, right here at Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre. This course is now open for Expressions of Interest with a proposed start date of late August/early Sept subject to applications.  This program is designed to be delivered in the classroom with opportunities to participate in practical field based activities and projects. If you are interested, please contact DNC at  admin@dncentre.org.au  or fill out the online form here

Ceramics

Ceramics is an Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) subsidised course and eligibility criteria may apply.    This course is designed to give  students an absolute beginner’s guide to Ceramics that may provide inspiration to further a creative career in the Ceramic industry.  Tutor, Kim Haughie, has been working for over 10 years in her clay medium and makes refined yet earthy functional pieces with a sculptural element.  Kim is also passionate about creating a stimulating and supportive environment for others to explore their own innate creative abilities in clay.   This class is being conducted at DNC with allowances for social distancing.   It covers hand thrown, not wheel based, techniques.  These classes are always popular and will book out.

 

The Neighbourhood Centre staff remind people  to keep in touch. If you need them for anything, they are available to assist you during regular office hours: 9am-4pm Mon-Thur, or 9am-1pm Friday.  You can also message them on FB or send emails.

Remember that social distancing doesn’t mean total isolation. Feel free to be in touch with DNC.