Category Archives: Education Benalla Program

Reading Buddies 2015

Reading Buddies needed

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Local Reading Buddy volunteers are making a real difference for Benalla students, and more volunteers are needed in 2016. Operating in Benalla Primary Schools since 2012, the Reading Buddy Program matches children in junior classes in Benalla schools with a volunteer ‘buddy’ who works with them during the school’s literacy…

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Benalla Year 10 Careers Day

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One hundred and twenty-three Year 10 students from FCJ College and Benalla P-12 College spent a busy day last Wednesday participating in Benalla Careers Day. The annual event is designed to supplement the information young people gain from school-based career activities by providing a wide a range of career information,…

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Benalla students are not dropping off the edge

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The recently released Dropping Off the Edge Report, which has again found that Benalla is one of the most disadvantaged towns in Victoria, reaffirms the importance of whole-of-community initiatives like our Education Benalla Program. ‘Tomorrow Today Foundation’s Education Benalla Program was introduced after the 2007 Dropping Off the Edge Report highlighted disadvantage in Benalla,’…

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Getting ready for work

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A group of keen young people began a work-readiness training program last week – the After School Paid Part-time Work Project. Many Benalla business people will give presentations during the five week after-school program. Benalla Rural City Mayor, Justin King, was the first speaker, discussing the do’s and don’t’s of…

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Work pathways for parents

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Now in its third year, Benalla P-12 College’s Work Pathways for Parents program started last week. The first session involved a workshop on espresso coffee making and basic food hygiene delivered by trainer, Carmela Fasano, from The Centre in Wangaratta. During the next few weeks the course will include certificates…

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Taking action on career plans

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Students at Benalla P-12 College last week took part in the school’s first career action planning day, featuring guest speakers and motivational talks. The teenagers particularly enjoyed the energetic session with Life Coach Glenn Irvine, while Anne Geddes spoke to the students about courses at Charles Sturt University and used…

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