Gosnells Child Parent Centre Officially Opens 9.12.15

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On the 9th December, the Gosnells Child Parent Centre was officially opened.

The Hon. Peter Collier, MLC Minister for Education, Aboriginal Affairs and Electoral Affairs and Centrecare Director Mr Tony Pietropiccolo AM, had the honour of officially opening the new centre.

Mr Tony Pietropiccolo AM said during his speech "Centrecare is delighted to be involved with the Child Parent Centres based at East Maddington and Gosnells primary schools.

Child Parent Centres are a positive sign that our society is increasingly aware of the importance of a safe and happy childhood. The research evidence is overwhelming in demonstrating that the experiences of early childhood often shape a person’s life.

In our work we often see the reality of this as individuals struggle to overcome deficits that were set in train in their early years. Their struggle often impact on their families and their communities with often sad and tragic outcomes. The State government’s investment in this and 15 other such Centres is a welcome acknowledgement that we can avoid heartbreaking results by creating places in which parents and children can find the support and encouragement they need. Places that are intended to be source of inspiration, practical advice and community acceptance and support.

Today is a special day as it is the official opening of this inviting and beautifully conceived building. It also, of course, confirms the presence of a Child Parent Centre at the heart of the Gosnells community. This is something well worth celebrating as this initiative creates wonderful opportunities for our community, especially its children."

Click here to read the full opening speech from the Centrecare Director Tony Pietropiccolo AM

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Gosnells Primary School Principal Craig Anderson, Hon. Peter Collier, MLC Minister for Education, Aboriginal Affairs and Electoral Affairs and Centrecare Director Tony Pietropiccolo AM.   

 

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Executive Manager Leanne Strommen, CPC East Maddington Coordinator Tresna Gale, Centrecare Director Tony Pietropiccolo AM and CPC Gosnells Coordinator Audrey Turner

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