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After-School Care

After-school care is available to assist parents of primary school children.

Belyuen Youth Program

Activities and assistance for indigenous children and young people in the Belyuen community include after-school care and cooking, nutrition and personal-hygiene classes.

Budget Hostel Accommodation

A range of budget accommodation includes short-term,medium-term and long-term permanent and backpacker.

Child Care

Child care is provided to assist families of infants and preschool children 7 months to 5 years old.

Health & Fitness

Sport & recreation facilities for the community include personal training, teen gym for children & young people 13 to 15 years old, group-exercise classes, yoga, aerobics, cardio-exercise, weight-based exercises, disability programs and school programs.

Health services including weight management, blood-pressure testing, rehabilitation services and nutrition education are also available.

Indoor & Outdoor Activities

Outdoor & indoor physical activities are available for children, young people, families and individuals. Activities may include softball & other outdoor games, an inflatable jumping castle, inflatable Twister and a roller-skating disco.

Indoor Skating

Physical activity in the form of indoor skating and blading is available and may include a roller-hockey competition.

Katherine Aquatic Centre

Physical activities include learn-to-swim and aqua-aerobics classes.

EDGYM

A fun-based program, lead by trained instructors, for families with preschool children 1 to 5 years old.

Leanyer Recreation Park

A free recreation park for the community including water slides and family events & holiday activities. AquaSafe learn-to-swim classes for infants and children 6 months to 12 years old are also available.

Palmerston Aquatic & Lifestyle Centre

Sport and recreation facilities for the community include a fifty metre pool, weights room, gym, disability health club, exercise classes and physiotherapy.

AquaSafe learn-to-swim classes for infants & children 6 months to 12 years old are also available.

Palmerston Drop-In Centre

A drop-in centre for young people providing holiday programs, sport & recreation activities, discos, cooking, youth counselling & mentoring and education programs.

Palmerston Recreation Centre

Provides sport and recreation facilities for the community.

Programs include health & fitness classes, comprehensive gym facility with the inclusion of disability friendly fitness equipment on site for use, injury rehabilitation programs available, casual child minding, Seniors programs, children’s programs, social sports competitions and facilities hire.

Palmerston Water Park

A free recreation park for the community including water slides and wet play areas for toddlers and children.

Vacation Care

Various holiday programs assist parents by providing recreation activities for primary-school children 5 to 12 years old.

Youth Diversion Program

The Program is provided as an alternative to court for children and young people who offended when they were under 18 years old. The program provides case management and is run in conjunction with the Youth in Communities program.

Youth in Communities

Provides case management and support for young people and their families in Katherine. Youth in Communities also coordinates a range of activities for National Youth Week and National Homelessness Matters Day.

Youth in Communities, FAST Program

The Families & Schools Together (FAST) program assists families to build supportive relationships and improve their communication skills in order to achieve better outcomes for children and family members.

Youth in Communities, Girls’ Program

Provides education and discussion for adolescent girls 12 to 18 years old on topics such as mental health, sexual health, drugs & alcohol, good decision-making and gaining access to local support services.

Youth in Communities, Youth Nights

Youth drop-in nights provide free dinner, activities and transport home for children, young people and families. Activities may include roller-skating, discos, table tennis, karaoke, computer games on the big screen and pool.