April 2018 Newsletter

What’s on this month at The Centre

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Welcome to The Centre

Kyamba Foundation Scholarship

The Kyamba Foundation have generously donated $2,500 to The Centre to provide for scholarships. The Scholarships are available to successful candidates enrolling in a selected eligible qualification with The Centre in 2018 for our learners.

We still have 3 scholarships to award.

To find out how to apply visit https://www.thecentre.vic.edu.au/scholarships

YOUth Fest

Mitchell Youth Services in partnership with FReeZA are excited to be hosting ‘YOUth Fest’ as part of National Youth Week.

National Youth Week is an annual celebration of young people aged 12-25 throughout Australia. This years ‘YOUth Fest” is planned and organised by the FReeZA committee to celebrate and recognise the contribution of young people within Mitchell Shire.

‘YOUth Fest’ will be held on Friday 13th April from 2pm – 8pm at 40 Sutherland Kilmore (Old St. Pats School Ground) and will bring the finest mouth watering food trucks of Melbourne to Mitchell Shire.

For more information on Mitchell Health Services visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MitchellYouthServices/

Find out more about YOUth Fest https://www.facebook.com/events/855463214578323/

‘Pic Of The Crop’ Awards Announcement

Our ‘Pic of the Crop’ Photographic Competition culminated with the Awards Presentation announced Tuesday April 24 at The Centre. The Judges Choice for Overall Winner was the entry ‘Cherub’s Feast‘ by 8yo Daniel Freidrich from Avenel, which scored 104 out of a possible 120.

Young people from 20 schools and the local government areas of Alpine, Benalla, Campaspe, Indigo, Moira, Strathbogie, Wangaratta and Wodonga entered the competition.

The Competition is now being Exhibited in the foyer at The Centre until the end of May so feel free to call in and view it. This project has been a partnership between The Centre for Continuing Education and Wangaratta Sustainability Network, supported by Gateway Health’s “Grow Your Idea”.

View all the awards here.

NDIS & Community Expo

Do you have questions about the NDIS?

Come along to the NDIS & Community Expo Albury & Wodonga on 1 May. We will be there to showcase our community programs and education options that provide a bridge between special school, vocational education and the world of work or volunteering.

Register today entrance is free and everyone is welcome.

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

Find out more about our Transition to Life Programs.


We held our Annual General Meeting on 21 March with guest speaker Inspector Kerrie Hicks. The Annual Report was well received and you can view it on our website.

We had a demonstration of African Drumming by The Groove Community Drumming Group, this was a wonderful addition to the schedule and added vibrancy to the meeting.

Click on the image below to see the drumming group in action on The Centre’s YouTube channel.

The Groove African Drumming


Upcoming Courses

W = Wangaratta
B = Benalla

Visit our website to find out more

for mid year courses.

Want a career in
Aged Care or Home and Community Care?

Study in Beechworth
classes starting
late May

Certificate III in
Individual Support

Getting There

Start your career in Aged Care and Home and Community Care (HACC).

Develop the skills, knowledge and practical workplace experience to work in high or low care settings.

Job Roles include:

  • Accommodation support worker
  • Care assistant/worker
  • Home care worker
  • Community house worker
  • Personal care giver/worker
  • Residential care worker
  • In-home respite worker
  • Community care/support worker
  • Field officer
  • Personal care assistant
  • Support worker
  • Home care assistant

Classes two days per week for 18 weeks plus 120 hours of work placement

  • Beechworth: Late May – October
  • Days: Thursday and Fridays
  • Times: 9.30am until 3.00pm
  • No classes in school holidays
  • PLEASE NOTE: Learners must have a current National Police Check and completed their immunisations prior to commencing Work Placement.

Every student was offered work BEFORE the current course was completed.

Find Out More

Wrap-up – Learn.Support.Lead

The Rural City of Wangaratta’s Active Wangaratta Grants Program is now OPEN.

The Participation Program Grants aim to provide financial support to local community sporting clubs and organisations to develop new programs, activities and projects which overcome barriers to participation.  The goal if the program is to increase participation by young people.  Rural City of Wangaratta community sporting clubs and organisations can apply for grants up to $2,000.

More information… http://www.sportnortheast.com.au/active-wangaratta-2018/

Sport4Everyone – Giving4Grassroots Grants Program.

Sport4Everyone is generously supported by Australia Post and provides grants of up to $10,000 for projects and activities that create diverse, welcoming and inclusive sporting environments. The grants are to help individuals and communities to connect through sport, regardless of background or ability.

More information… http://www.sportnortheast.com.au/sport4everyones-giving4grassrootstm-g4g-program-open/

Activity Success – Finska at U3A Myrtleford

Concerns about how they look, that they aren’t skilled enough or that they should be prioritising their family or work over exercise are genuine obstacles for women.   This Girl Can features everyday women staring down their critics and getting active regardless of how they look or how sweaty they get.  “This campaign isn’t about making women feel bad about not doing enough exercise. It’s about celebrating what they can do, even if that’s just a walk around the block or a few laps of the pool.”

Read more… http://www.sportnortheast.com.au/girl-definitely-can-victoria/

Have your say, visit our web site and give us your ideas and suggestions.

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