February 2018 Newsletter

What’s on this month at The Centre

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Welcome to The Centre

Beyond Ice

Please like Beyond Ice, Wangaratta Facebook Page.

Beyond ICE The Centre supports the Wangaratta Local Drug Action Team’s efforts to reduce the stigma around problematic drug use – this is a barrier that often prevents people from getting the help they need to recover.

Sometimes we can tell, but often we’re not aware, if people we know are grappling with a drug problem. It could be friends, family members, or parents struggling with their children’s use – a lot of the time this is hidden because of the shame and guilt too often associated with drug use. Because of this stigma, some people worry what everyone will think of them if they seek help and this can mean the addiction remains unaddressed and can worsen without treatment.

By sharing and liking some posts from Beyond Ice you’ll be helping to subtly spread the word about treatment and the facts surrounding problematic drugs, along with the message that support and treatment is available and works.

There’s every chance that you might make a difference to someone in your network.

We welcome any comments and ideas you might have for our Beyond Ice project.


Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting, 21 March

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

View our Facebook event

Kitchen Garden

Go Fund Me paged Kitchen Garden

Our Wangaratta Getting There class have undertaken the project of creating the kitchen garden. They are currently organising sponsorship and donations for the materials necessary in the local community.

The students have created a GoFundMe page, and would appreciate if you could donate or circulate this amongst your friends and family. If you are a businesses and are interested in helping out please contact Nicola Hutton on (03) 5721 0237 or email nicola.hutton@thecentre.vic.edu.au


Getting There

A working bee will be run in a
few months
when the weather is
for all those who
like to get
their hands dirty and
give us a hand!

Have your say

Have your SayHave you ever thought, “ I wish The Centre did that“, well we want to hear your ideas.

We have a wide range of accredited programs, like Certificate III in Education Support, Individual Support, Hospitality or Agriculture and range of general education programs like our Getting There or VCAL courses as well as our Community Programs like Sport North East, Volunteer Skillsbank, Do Care and Community Visitors Scheme.

We want to do more, we want you to shape your Community College.

Have your say anonymously at: https://www.thecentre.vic.edu.au/contact-us/have-your-say/

Upcoming Courses

W = Wangaratta
B = Benalla

Visit our website to find out more


Starting Mid March

Learn the skills to
work on a farm

Work on a Farm
Certificate III in

Train on a farm in Myrtleford

Job roles may include:

  • Farm or station hand
  • Farm or station worker

Train in class on the farm  –  two days a week for 8 months.

Starting Mid March.

Classes will be held on
Thursdays and Fridays.

Find Out More

Community Visitors Scheme

Become a Community Visitor Scheme (CVS) Volunteer

The Centre is currently recruiting volunteers interested in visiting socially isolated older people in your community.

We need volunteers in these areas:

  • Moira
  • Greater Shepparton
  • Strathbogie
  • Mitchell
  • Murrindindi
  • Mansfield
  • Alpine
  • Towong
  • Benalla
  • Wangaratta
  • Indigo
  • Wodonga

If you’d like further information about participating in the Community Visitors Scheme please contact us.

Scott Landells (03) 5721 0255, 1800 682 710 (free call)

Find Out More

AAA these School Holidays

The Summer School Holiday Program ran from January 15 to 25, with sessions in Water Polo, Squash, Netball, Self Defence and Soccer across our region (Wodonga, Wangaratta and Tallangatta).  The Soccer session hosted by Wangaratta City Football Club was also an Access All Abilities (AAA) event with the Wangaratta District Special School.

Sport North East support the AAA program by providing inclusive opportunities for people to become involved in mainstream sport and recreation activities.  It is a great way for people to improve their health and wellbeing as well as provide a supported environment to meet new people, make new friends, learn new skills and above all, Have Fun!

You can find out more about Access for All Abilities on our website http://www.sportnortheast.com.au/programs/access-for-all-abilities/

Head to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SportNorthEast to view photos from all our School Holiday Program sessions.

Does your club need Help?

Are you part of a sporting club or association that needs help?  Club Help is a free online resource for club volunteers to assist with all the many and varied aspects of how a club operates.

There are articles, guides and templates on club management and governance including roles and responsibilities within a clubs, how to run meetings, and club planning.  Information on Club Finance covers fundraising and sponsorship, and grants as well as general club financial management.  Whether it is welcoming new members, managing volunteers, planning a function or event, or just running a monthly meeting, Club Help has ideas, samples, templates and guides to get you through!


Head to http://www.sportnortheast.com.au/programs/grants/

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

www.thecentre.vic.edu.au TOID 4172
Nationally Recognised Training

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth
Government Funding.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged
to access government subsided training.

Payment plans available.

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The Centre is a Child Safe Organisation.

Our mailing address is:
17 Chisholm Street, Wangaratta
Email: contact@thecentre.vic.edu.au
T: 03 5721 0200 F: 03 5721 9994
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