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FREE Gavin Roberts Art Workshop / SALE – this weekend

June 15th, 2018|

Gippsland Art Gallery and Wellington Shire Council will host free art workshops in the lead up to the On Board skate deck exhibition - with the first workshop on tomorrow, Saturday June 16, from 10.30am-2pm.  This workshop will feature local artist Gavin Roberts who will lead you through image transfer onto wood and show you how [...]

Mission Australia 2018 Youth Survey

June 14th, 2018|

The 2018 Mission Australia Youth Survey is now open. The Mission Australia Youth Survey is Australia’s largest online youth survey, providing a platform for young people aged 15 to 19 to ‘speak up’ about the issues that really concern them. Each year, the Youth Survey gives valuable insights into the lives of young Australians and [...]

Amber testing her skills

June 7th, 2018|

Lakes Entrance 21-year-old, Amber Gabelich, who currently works at GP Motors as a spray-painting apprentice, has been selected by WorldSkills Australia to compete against the best up and coming Australian tradespeople at the WorldSkills National Championships in Sydney early next month. The championships are part of Skills Show Australia 2018, which will be held at [...]

Local winners at the Victorian Young Achiever Awards

May 31st, 2018|

Two East Gippslanders were recognised for their achievements at the 2018 Victorian Young Achiever Awards on Friday, May 18. Swifts Creek's Sarah O'Brien was nominated for the Victoria Regional and Rural Health Award, while Lara Bolger, of Bairnsdale, was nominated for the Arts and Fashion Award. Sarah is currently completing a double degree in nursing [...]

Free TAFE for priority courses, 2019

May 25th, 2018|

The Government will make training at TAFE free for 30 priority courses, commencing 1 January 2019. Eligible students will pay no course tuition fees for the duration of selected courses. Nominated apprenticeship pathway courses in Government priority areas will also be free, to encourage higher participation and opportunities for students to consider undertaking apprenticeships. This initiative will reduce a [...]

Student Voice Workshops for Secondary Students | Bairnsdale | May 25

May 21st, 2018|

The Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC) is coming to East Gippsland SOON! Not only are Student Voice Workshops for Secondary Students being held on Friday 25 May, but this year VicSRC has also launched Primary Student Voice Workshops, primary specific workshops – your local workshop being held on Thursday 24 May! VicSRC would love to [...]

Rainbow Ball | Bairnsdale | May 25

May 17th, 2018|

East Gippsland's first inclusive formal for LGBTIQ+ young people aged 12 - 25 and their allies. Featuring: DJ Hongding & Riley Walsh Two course dinner & lollybar. Friday May 25 6.30-10.30pm Bairnsdale Sporting and Convention Centre Tickets $10 - email to reserve your seat and let us know if you have any dietary requirements. [...]

Crunching the Number

May 11th, 2018|

New Mitchell Institute report (Pilcher & Torii) on the use and usefulness of the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) now released. Read the full report here.

State of Victoria’s Children Report 2016: Why Place Matters

May 3rd, 2018|

State of Victoria’s Children Report 2016: Why Place Matters has been released. This year the report provides insights into where Victorian children and young people grow up - and how this place impacts outcomes in terms of their economic environment, early development and education, health and well-being and safety. The 2016 report demonstrates that, on [...]

Lakes Entrance Career Day

April 26th, 2018|

Year 10 students from the Lakes Entrance Secondary College participated in a Careers Day last month, facilitated by Lakes Entrance Schools & Community Hub and the Gippsland East Local Learning and Employment Network (GELLEN). Seven local organisations opened their doors for groups of students to tour their facilities and gain a knowledge of the type of [...]