Pic Of The Crop Photo Competition – Exhibition is Now Open!

Our ‘Pic Of The Crop’ Photo Competition has now moved into the Judging and Exhibition phase with our entrance concourse now proudly displaying entrants photos – see below. The Competition is open to young people aged 18 or under with 70 entries received which are being exhibited in April and May 2018.


You can vote for your favourite entries too! Either call into our foyer and fill in a People’s Choice slip or you can go online to a People’s Choice Gallery we have set up – http://www.thecentre.vic.edu.au/photocomp. In either case you can vote for up to 5 of your favourite photos. People’s Choice voting will close at midnight on Sunday 22 April.

There are $400 in prizes on offer; four category prizes of $50 each for 10 and under, 11-13yo, 14-15yo and 16-18yo. The entry judged best overall will be awarded the $100 first prize and there will also be a People’s Choice Award worth $100.

We received entries from far and wide – by LGA there are:
• Alpine – 3;
• Benalla – 3;
• Campaspe – 3 (note: not eligible for prizes however will appear in Exhibition);
• Indigo – 8;
• Moira – 14;
• Strathbogie – 4;
• Wangaratta – 31;
• Wodonga – 4.

By Age category, the breakdown is:
• 16-18yo – 6;
• 14-15yo – 25;
• 11-13yo – 17;
• 10 and under – 22.

All winners will be announced at our Awards Presentation on the Tuesday 24th of April, which commences at 6pm that evening.

We wish to thank our partners the Wangaratta Sustainability Network and Gateway Health for supporting this initiative with funding from the Grow Your Idea grants program. We are also very grateful for sponsorship support from Café Derailleur and Olive Health.

For further details please contact Scott Landells on photocomp@thecentre.vic.edu.au.


NDIS & Community Expo

NDIS & Community Expo

Do you have questions about the
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)?

 Do you want to meet and chat with
service providers from your area?

 Would you like to know what is available
within your community to achieve your goals?

Then the NDIS & Community Expo is for you. This free, fun and informative event will help you connect with local service providers and local businesses and find out all you need to know about the NDIS.

Tuesday 1 May 2018 from 1 pm to 6 pm,
Commercial Club, 618 Dean Street, Albury.

The Expo will feature service provider and local business information stands, workshops, demonstrations and Q&A sessions. Community entertainment and lucky door prizes will also take place on the day.

The Expo is organised by Plan Management Partners – a leading, independent expert in NDIS plan management and support coordination, who have helped many people all over Australia to get more out of the NDIS.

Entrance is free and everyone is welcome.

Just register to receive your tickets by going to www.eventbrite.com.au

More information: www.planpartners.com.au or give us a call on 1300 333 700.

Annual General Meeting (AGM)


 The Centre for Continuing Education Inc.
Wednesday 21 March 2018

 Refreshments available from 5.00 for 5.30pm start

The Centre, 17 Chisholm Street, Wangaratta

Guest speaker

Jaclyn Symes

Jaclyn Symes is a country girl born and bred in Benalla in Northern Victoria. She attended Benalla College where she completed her VCE in 1996 before moving to Melbourne to undertake a Bachelor of Laws from Deakin University. She was admitted to practice as an Australian lawyer in 2006.

Jaclyn’s passion for social justice and hard work was instilled in her by her parents and led her to her to working with people with disabilities as a carer at Alkira Residential Services. Her time at Alkira has made her acutely aware of the struggles that those with a disability experience on a daily basis and the importance of Government putting in place the right policy settings to minimise their challenges.


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Strengthening Your Voice


Do you have a passion for your community?  Do you advocate on behalf of your club, committee or neighbourhood? Are you keen to expand your social and professional network, and learn how to make a difference?

People with passion and vision are central to how communities make decisions, and how projects and services are ultimately delivered. In support of the role our residents hold, The Rural City of Wangaratta is excited to announce our 2018 Community Leadership Program so save the date!

The aim of the program is to support Wangaratta’s emerging leaders to:

– develop their leadership skills in a supportive environment;
– encourage involvement in our community’s Committees and Boards;
– establish new and exciting links with like-minded people;
– meet and work with Wangaratta’s decision makers; and
– contribute to a culture where community leadership is a recognised and rewarding activity.