Youth news & activities
Randwick Youth Events and Programs
Our largest youth event happens during National Youth Week each year in or around the April school holidays. In past years we have hosted beach concerts, environmental days, questions without notice to the Mayor and film festivals.
We work closely with local youth services and residents on a range of projects for young people.
Click through to Randwick Council Library Services for activities such as RPG and book clubs and the Des Renford Leisure Centre for teen gym and school holiday activities.
What do you want to see around the City?
The Randwick Youth Advisory Committee are eager to hear your thoughts and comments on youth issues and about events you would like to see in the City. Follow the link to offer feedback and get more involved in your local Council.
Mental Health Month
October is Mental Health Month and happens to coincide with end of year exams for most young people. Watch this space for free activities for young people during October.
South Sydney Rabbitohs and Sydney Roosters Partnerships
We work closely with local youth services and residents on a range of projects for young people. An example of such projects targeting our youth are our community partnerships with our famous foundation football clubs, the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Sydney Roosters. These partnerships focus on working with schools and disadvantaged youth, through initiatives including:
- Game tickets being distributed to our local schools, youth groups and community volunteers to be used as rewards for positive behaviour and acknowledgment of valuable contributions to our local community;
- Players attending a range of community events;
- Annual coaching clinics for our local schools; and
- A range of youth programs including the Teacher’s Aide Program, Health and Active Lifestyle program and School to Work Transition programs.
For more information about our foundation clubs click on their links below:-
Extra Life - beach safety film
Randwick Council and Matraville Sports High School have produced a beach safety DVD, filmed by Anya Beyersdorf. Across the country more than 100 drownings occur every year on our beaches. This film promotes four key safety messages:
- always swim between the flags
- never swim alone
- read the beach signs
- if you get in trouble in the water, stay calm and raise your hand to signal for help
You can play a vital role in saving lives. Please share this video with your friends and family.
BANDSLAM: Youth band competition
BANDSLAM was created:
- in response to young people asking for more 'all ages' gigs;
- to link young musicians to industry professionals;
- to showcase local musical talent and offer more gig opportunities; and
- in partnership with Sydney TAFE Music to promote education and training to young people wanting to get into the music industry
A warm up concert was held at Coogee Beach in June with the second concert as part of the Beach Breaks Carnival in July, 2014. The Citizens and Flick The Bean were declared 2014 BANDSLAM winners.
Check out the entries on our youtube channel
Entrants were offered mentoring sessions by local professionals John Kilbey and Lindy Morrison.