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THE PONDS CAROLS SPECTACULAR

The residents of The Ponds were treated to The Ponds Carols Spectacular with a choice of four shows to attend before Christmas. Held at The Ponds High School, the event was a partnership between The Ponds Community Program, Every Nation Church, Life Anglican Church, NewHope...

MULGOA RISE COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PARTY

The Christmas party was a great way to end 2015 at Mulgoa Rise! Santa and his helper arrived on his fire truck “sleigh” courtesy of Rural Fire Service at Regentville, handing out presents to all of the children who attended. The children also enjoyed complimentary...

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CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT AT DISCOVERY POINT

Now a Discovery Point tradition, Carols by Candlelight in Discovery Park was a bright spirited night of live singing and dancing orchestrated by Musical Director Steve Watson (Carols in the Domain), and hosted by David Berry of “A Place to Call Home”. Pre carols entertainment...

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END OF AN ERA & A NEW BEGINNING

With the conclusion of the contract by UrbanGrowth NSW and Connections, the responsibility for the community events in The Ponds has passed to The Ponds & Kellyville Ridge Community Association. This is a not-for-profit association established to be a voice for the residents of Kellyville...

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Stonecutters Ridge Celebrates Christmas

Some 450 people came along and enjoyed a wonderful night at our the Stonecutters Ridge Christmas Under the Stars event. The event included Christmas Circus festivities with carousel, sideshow alley and “reindeer” rides, live music and jugglers, food and gift stalls and a visit from...

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Supporting Local Schools

The Community Programs seek to partner with local schools where possible. Our facilitators have supported the commencement of Parents and Citizens Associations, assisted with fundraising, partnered with schools in organising community events, organised Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Competitions and sponsored school awards. One of...

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SPECIAL AFTERNOON TEA WITH SANTA

It was a perfect summer's afternoon as we met at the park behind Mulpha Norwest Visitor Centre, Baulkham Hills, for a special family Christmas event. There was watermelon and biscuits for all to enjoy, games to play, goodie bags from Telstra and of course a...

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CELEBRATING THE END OF THE PONDS COMMUNITY PROGRAM

Landcom and Australand engaged Connections in September 2007 to manage The Ponds Community Program and Connections appointed Tuula Schaeffer as community facilitator. We welcomed Kerrie Dennett to The Ponds team in 2011. From those early days we have seen The Ponds become the thriving community...

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COMMUNITY IN ACTION AT THE PONDS

The Ponds Indian Community Group organised the Navratri Dance Festival at The Ponds High School in October and raised $12,500 for the high school and Riverbank Public School. The Ponds School held Twilight Markets in November and $4,500 was raised for the school. Well done and...

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Stonecutters Ridge Spring Fair

Over 250 people attended the Stonecutters Ridge Spring Fair on Sunday 31st August and enjoyed food, rides and stalls. Held at the park next to Stonecutters Ridge Neighbourhood Centre, the event was well received by the local community. Members of the newly formed Colebee Community...