Oasis@Trinity offers a chance to chat, have a cuppa, browse our support library, find out what’s on, or simply sit a while to enjoy a still place in our busy world. Life throws many challenges our way and it is often with support that we can feel stronger and get through. Claire Taylor and Emma Kondru co-ordinate our Oasis support and can welcome you into Oasis@Trinity any morning or after school (preferably by appointment but also simply when a need arises). We all need that ‘still place’ or simply to be with like-minded people chatting over a cup of coffee.
Claire Taylor has been part of the Trinity team for over 5 years working across the school as a Teaching Assistant. With a busy family life including two teenagers, a horse and ageing parents she understands the challenges life can sometimes throw our way. While riding the roller coaster of life Claire ensures she enjoys the ups as well as weathering the downs! Claire is now enjoying her new position at Trinity sharing the role of Nurture and Well being co-ordinator.
Emma Kondru has worked across the school for the last eight years including our nursery and is now based in year 6. As a busy mum of two - both of whom are entering the teenage years - knows full well how life becomes a juggling act. Emma has a love of running but equally recognises that sometimes we just need to sit down and take time for ourselves.
Oasis is open to drop in on Monday mornings during term time between 8.45 and 10.00am. Just follow the bunting near the Reception classes and you will find us. Babies, toddlers and parents or carers are all welcome for a cuppa, a chat and a sit-down. See you there!
If you need to talk…
…we are here to listen
Just give us a call to arrange to chat privately on the phone or to meet up:
Claire Taylor or Emma Kondru 01275 397710
Paul Welcomme 0117 9428444
Paul offers Counselling based upon relationship therapy at St. Barnabas Children’s Centre. As a highly qualified counsellor. he knows all too well that we're all involved in maintaining family relationships and friendships, and therefore it can be good to reflect and seek out a 'listening post' from time to time.
(See Relationship Therapy Sessions below for more details)
This is held once a term in the Community Hall between 9.00 and 11.00am. All are welcome and it’s free! (Please check the newsletter for details as we vary the day that it is held.)
We provide tea, coffee, cakes and hot buttered toast. It’s a great opportunity to meet other parents, grandparents and carers. You can also find out “What’s on locally”, browse the books from our parent and child library and rummage through our “As-new” school uniform on sale at just £1 per item. Craft and preschool play is on offer, either bring your little ones along or if you've dropped them off at school, join us to meet friends old and new.
It's a busy time as parents rummage through the as-new uniform, always on sale at Coffee, Cake and Catch-up, the 3rd week in each term. Look out for the specific date in the newsletter!
Our OASIS@Trinity Community group helped to decorate cakes for our latest event...delicious!
Oasis parent and child library offers some fantastic books to help your child understand what is happening in their world and help us as parents through tough times. Anyone is welcome to sign out books covering topics such as 'starting school', 'potty training', 'top tips for parenting', 'divorce', 'self-esteem' and many more. The books are always on display at Coffee, Cake and catch up as well as every Monday 8.45am 'til 10.00am in our OASIS@Trinity.
Sessions can be booked with Paul Welcomme, to listen and give you non judgemental support. You can reflect on and talk about your concerns, what is not working well and what you would like to change in your life in general, in your relationships or your parenting. Flexible sessions are available for individuals and couples at St Barnabas Children's Centre, Portishead. Feedback to date has been very positive and the Centre is keen to enable more people to benefit from the service. Some subsidised relationship counselling is available. If you would like to find out more please telephone Relate on 0117 9428444 and mention that you live in Portishead.