News & Updates

Updates from the Centre including employment and volunteer opportunities, important dates and news. For all current event information, please visit the events section of our online Courses & Activities Portal.

 

Seeking new Committee of Management Members

September 30, 2019 From our Vice-President… We invite you to join our Committee of Management (CoM) As a not-for-profit organisation we are governed by a volunteer committee who are members of the local community, Centre participants and interested persons who wish to have an input into the policy and direction of the Centre. The day-to-day management of […]

2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Annual Report

September 30, 2019 The President and Committee of Management of Ashburton Community Centre invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting Wednesday 23rd October 2019 Ashburton Community Centre 160 High Street, Ashburton Special Guest Presentation by Garry Thompson, City of Boroondara Councillor for Solway “Recycling and Resource Recovery in Boroondara” Please arrive at 10.45am for […]

Seeking: Gardener/ Green Deck Volunteer

August 19, 2019 We are seeking someone who is passionate about sustainability and gardening to assist with co-ordinating our Green Deck (growing herbs and vegetables), our coffee ground collection, our seed swap and the raising of seedlings for planting and fundraising. Tasks / Responsibilities Plant, maintain and harvest our Green Deck garden Bundle green deck […]

Seeking: Office Volunteers

June 24, 2019 We are seeking office volunteers for any (or all) of the following days: Monday, Thursday & Friday. Office hours are between 9am-2.30pm – volunteer hours negotiable within this time. Tasks / Responsibilities Take front desk enquiries on activities and classes that the Centre offers. Answering phones and managing queries Take enrolments for […]

Volunteer Role: Copywriter

June 24, 2019 We are seeking a copy writer to help us improve our promotion of the range of activities and classes that we offer to the local community. Days and times are flexible. Tasks / Responsibilities Talking with instructors and tutors to understand what their classes and courses entail Visiting and sitting in on […]

Foreign Film Night – May 2019

April 29, 2019 Enjoy a free movie, in a cosy session with fellow film buffs. Relax and watch quality world movies, followed by a casual discussion on the key themes within the film. A must for movie fans of all ages, hosted by Ashburton Community Centre and the City of Boroondara Library Service. Doors open […]

Our Centre has re-opened for Term 2

April 15, 2019 We are now back in our Centre and all classes and activities from April 27 will be run from our Centre at 160 High Street. Welcome Back Celebrations – April 29 to May 4  As a thank you to everyone for their support during a challenging start to the year, we will have […]

Position Available: Administration Officer

March 7, 2019 Applications close March 31, 2019 Family friendly, part time, job-share role (initially 15 hours per week for the first 6 months) Ideal live-and-work local, based in busy High Street, Ashburton Integral part of small, dynamic and committed team The Ashburton Community Centre in High Street Ashburton offers a range of popular courses, […]

Centre Closed for Term 1 Due to Flooding

February 7, 2019 Over the Australia Day long weekend (January 26 – 28), a pipe burst in the wall of the Copland Room. While the maintenance team worked furiously to remove as much water from the Centre as fast as possible, it was clear that the damage to the Centre would be extensive. In addition […]

Seeking: Acrylics Teacher

Ashburton Community Centre is located in vibrant High St, Ashburton, next to the library at 160 High St, Ashburton.  We offer a range of classes, courses and activities to the local community. We are currently seeking an Acrylics teacher to teach a 2-hour painting class on Mondays 10:30am – 12:30pm to replace a long-standing teacher […]

WhatsApp Groups are now available for our members

Thank you to everyone who came along to our recent WhatsApp sessions during Get Online Week. We hope that you find WhatsApp as a valuable way for your group to share thoughts and ideas relating to your  groups’ activities. For those who were unable to attend, below are some notes on the use of WhatsApp at […]

Women’s Group Ideas Session

Hello! The Ashburton Community Centre (ACC) would like to offer more opportunities for women to connect. We want to hear from you, so we’ve organised a meet up where we can discuss what your dream women’s groups would look like. We already have some ideas but are keen to hear your thoughts on what we […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘Les Vacance de Monsieur Hulot’ (France, 1953)

About the film When the ever-hapless Monsieur Hulot decides to vacation at a beautiful seaside resort, rest and relaxation don’t last long, given the gangly gent’s penchant for ridiculous antics. While simply out to enjoy himself, the well-meaning Hulot inevitably stumbles into numerous misadventures, including an utterly disastrous attempt at playing tennis, as he encounters […]

Seeking: Film Night Coordinator

The Foreign Film Group was started 4 years ago by two passionate film buffs who are members at the Ashburton Community Centre. It runs the first Wednesday night (from 7pm to 10pm) of every month between March and November screening a foreign film followed by a discussion and light refreshments. There is a loyal following […]

School Holidays: Get Growing at the Green Deck

These school holidays visit the Green Deck at the Ashburton Community Centre! Pot up a sunflower or tomato seed to take home, learn about what to grow now for a summer harvest and check out what we have growing in on the Green Deck. Drop in on Monday October 1st between 11.30am – 1pm. FREE […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘La Vie en Rose’ (France, 2007)

About the film Born into poverty and raised in a brothel, Édith Piaf (Marion Cotillard) manages to achieve worldwide fame. Though her extraordinary voice and charisma open many doors that lead to friendships and romances, she experiences great personal loss, drug addiction and an early death. Rating: M for Moderate themes, Infrequent moderate coarse language. […]

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The President and Committee of Management of Ashburton Community Centre invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting Tuesday, 28 August 2018 Ashburton Community Centre 160 High Street, Ashburton Special Guest Presentation by Greenlink Please arrive at 10.45am for a 11.00am start. The AGM will run until 12pm. Everyone welcome. Morning tea supplied. RSVP by […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘Facing Windows’ (Italy, 2003)

About the film Overburdened and stuck in a greying marriage, Giovanna takes to caring for the Jewish Holocaust survivor her husband brings home. As she begins to reflect on her life, she turns to the man who lives across from her. (Source: IMDB.com). Rating: M for Medium level coarse language, Sexual references and low level […]

We invite you to join our Committee of Management

From our President… We invite you to join our Committee of Management As a not-for-profit organisation we are governed by a volunteer committee who are members of the local community, Centre participants and interested persons who wish to have an input into the policy and direction of the Centre. The day-to-day management of the Centre is delegated […]

Announcing our Executive Officer, Rachel Morley

July 12, 2018 To Members and Friends of the Ashburton Community Centre, The committee is delighted to announce that Rachel Morley has been appointed as the Executive Officer of the Ashburton Community Centre and will commence on Tuesday. Rachel has previously worked with the City of Port Philip and was instrumental in the establishment of a new […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘The Fencer’ (Estonia, 2015)

About the film A young man, Endel Nelis, arrives in Haapsalu, Estonia, in the early 1950s. Having left Leningrad to escape the secret police, he finds work as a teacher and founds a sports club for his students. Endel becomes a father figure to his students and starts teaching them his great passion – fencing. […]

Floortalk at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art with Catherine Bainbridge

Part of our Floortalks at Victorian Galleries with Catherine Bainbridge Series. We will be meeting outside the front entrance of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art,  111 Sturt Street,  Southbank (just beside the Malthouse Theatre). Outside we will be looking at the architecture of the ACCA building and its surrounds including the Ron Robertson Swan […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘Living is Easy with Eyes Closed’ (Spain, 2018)

About the film Living is Easy with Eyes closed is an easygoing seriocomic flashback starring Javier Camara as a Beatles-obsessed schoolteacher who pursues a chance to actually meet John Lennon in 1966 Spain. Purportedly inspired by a true story, David Trueba’s latest feature nonetheless throws most of its narrative weight behind a conventional if appealing […]

Position Available: Executive Officer

Executive Officer (Part Time – 25 -30 hours per week over 5 days)  Background Information The Ashburton Community Centre (ACC) is a friendly, vibrant and busy, community based neighbourhood house within the City of Boroondara. The ACC’s vision is to provide inspiration, growth and enjoyment. Our primary focus is to offer an extensive range of […]