Category Archives: Education Benalla Program

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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Colourful get-together

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Taking advantage of the lovely Autumn weather, Benalla’s PEEP (Parents Early Education Partnership) families enjoyed songs at the Ceramic Mural followed by a nature walk along Lake Benalla. Pictured are members of the Wednesday Multi Age group who used scarves to add some colour to their song time. PEEP, run…

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Reading buddies needed this year

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There’s a great program operating at Benalla Primary Schools that’s making a real difference to local students. The program is called Reading Buddies and it matches children in junior classes with a volunteer buddy who works with them during the school’s literacy block. Children love the program because it gives…

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