Monthly Archives: July 2017


Meaningful Inclusion™ Seminars by Noah’s Ark

July 31st, 2017|

  The Meaningful Inclusion Seminars, hosted by Noah's Ark, will be hosted in Bairnsdale on August 10, 2017, at Federation Training. The Meaningful Inclusion series includes seminars in one day on the following topics: Including Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (day and evening sessions) This seminar is aimed at supporting teachers and educators to explore [...]

GELLEN in the local news – May + June

July 24th, 2017|

Students get the Patties Foods experience Lakes Entrance Secondary College Victorian of Applied Learning (VCAL) students recently experienced a morning at Patties Foods in Bairnsdale as part of the Occupational Health and Safety Industry Experience program tailored for VCAL students. Organised by Patties Foods and the Gippsland East Local Learning and Employment Network, the morning began [...]

Community Renewable Energy Forum – Thursday, July 20

July 17th, 2017|

YOU ARE INVITED to an evening information session about Community Renewable Energy.    Did you know a town the size of Bairnsdale spends over $6.6 million a year on combined household electricity costs? (Estimated on the population and a household electricity spend of $1,200 pa). Come and hear innovative ways to keep some of this [...]

Substance Abuse Forum – Lakes Entrance

July 14th, 2017|

  The East Gippsland Our Community, Our Future: Substance Misuse Prevention Forum, as facilitated by the East Gippsland Ice Prevention Working Group and the Australian Drug Foundation, will be held at Bellevue on the Lakes, in Lakes Entrance on Wednesday July 26. All are welcome to participate - we need your help! This forum is [...]

What income equality looks like across Australia

July 12th, 2017|

With affordable houses increasingly out of reach, wage growth slow and household debt high, Australians are certainly feeling poor. But how do they compare to their neighbours? New Census data confirms there’s a lot of variability in income. Continue reading...

Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships

July 10th, 2017|

The Australian Government has proposed to introduce new scholarships as part of its policy package to improve access to educational opportunities for regional students. Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships will support 1200 regional and remote students to undertake STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) studies. The scholarships will be for vocational education, undergraduate and postgraduate [...]

Losing the Game: State of our schools in 2017

July 7th, 2017|

The Centre for Policy Development has released its report: Losing the Game: State of our schools in 2017. This is vital and sobering reading for anyone wanting to understand the state of our schools system that was required reading for the Second Gonski Review panel. Chris Bonnor and Bernie Shepherd examine the key trends i [...]

Children speak out on family violence

July 5th, 2017|

Interviews with children and young people whose fathers use violence reveals that they require their Dads make amends so they can move on. Their voices are now being used in fathering programs. By Andrew Trounson, University of Melbourne Read full article Readers are advised that the following story is about family violence and may be [...]