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Connect9 mentees soar

By Education Benalla Program, Latest, News

Sensational weather made for perfect gliding conditions as twenty-two local Year 9 students soared above Benalla, thanks to Tomorrow Today’s Connect9 community mentoring program. Connect9 is a free ten-week program that matches Year 9 students with a community mentor who is their ‘buddy’ throughout the program. The young people and…

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Intro to the workforce

By Education Benalla Program, Latest, News

In Term 2 and 3 of this year, a group of Benalla’s young people learnt about the value of part-time work and how to attain a job, with Tomorrow Today’s Great Start to Work program. The 5-week program helps young people identify the kind of part-time job that might suit…

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A Great Start to Work

By Education Benalla Program, Latest, News

In the last week of October a group of Year 9 and 10 students from Benalla P-12 and FCJ College braved one of the great workplace challenges – job interviews! The mock interviews were the final activity in a work readiness training program, facilitated by Tomorrow Today. The Great Start…

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Kindergarten steps up early STEM learning

By Education Benalla Program, News

Bernard Briggs Kindergarten in Benalla has kids building, learning about gravity and experimenting with magnets, thanks to new equipment, purchased with a grant from Tomorrow Today. The Stepping Stones grant allowed the kindergarten to purchase new equipment that encourages students to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through play…

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Benalla best in Victoria

By Education Benalla Program, Latest, News

Benalla has won two awards in Keep Victoria Beautiful’s 2020 Sustainable Communities – Tidy Town Awards. The awards recognise, celebrate and share grassroots initiatives and positive actions taken by community groups, educational institutions, businesses and councils in rural and regional areas in Victoria. At a virtual awards ceremony on Saturday 10 October,…

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Volunteer profile: Jenny Reaburn

By Education Benalla Program, News

Jenny Reaburn has been volunteering with Tomorrow Today as a Reading Buddy since 2014. Trained Reading Buddies are matched with a Benalla P-12 College student in Year 1 or 2, visiting the classroom twice a week for the year. They read quality picture books to their buddy, listen to their reading, and help with spelling and other…

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Connecting in isolation

By Education Benalla Program, News

The weekly sessions of our Parents Early Education Partnership (PEEP) program have become a fixture in the lives of Benalla’s young children and their parents, with over 220 families taking part this year.  As well as being a place to share songs, stories and parent discussion, PEEP offers an important…

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Dr Justin Coulson and Cath Warnock PEEP

Parenting expert shares insights

By Education Benalla Program, News

Program leaders at Tomorrow Today Foundation’s Parents’ Early Education Partnership (PEEP) have secured quite the coup, lining up national parenting expert Dr Justin Coulson to share parenting tips for the COVID-19 period with the Benalla community, delivered right into their kitchens and living rooms. Dr Coulson is a sought-after and…

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