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Interview Technique Sessions

Rushworth-Interview-Tech.jpgInterview Technique Sessions were presented at Echuca College, River City Christian College and Rushworth P-12 College in April and May.

The students experienced a highly interactive 90 minute session that offered tips on resumes and covering letter writing. They were also joined by some of their teachers to practice greetings and handshakes and a challenging tower building activity using only spaghetti and marshmallows.  This group activity helped the students put into practice the Employability Skills they had heard about that day including team work and problem solving.

These sessions are to prepare the students for upcoming mock interviews and give tips on how to write a fantastic resume and covering letter. We work collaboratively with the careers teachers at the schools.

May 2019

Campaspe Youth Partnerships

An update on some of the programs in action across Campaspe Youth Partnerships -

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The I CAN mentoring programs continue to be a special time of the week for many of our Autistic and imaginative young people in our local area where they feel connected and comfortable.

After information sessions held in both Kyabram and Echuca in March with Guest Speaker Chris Varney, CEO I CAN Network, and Kate Andrews, Murray Goulburn I CAN Manager, we filled four combined schools programs with up to 16 students in each.

We have a Kyabram Secondary program and Imagination Club (primary based) with students from Kyabram P-12 College, Rushworth P-12 College and St Augustine’s College.

In Echuca we have a secondary mentoring program with students from Echuca College, St Joseph’s College, River City Christian College and Echuca Specialist School and the Imagination Club with students from Twin Rivers PS, Echuca Primary School and Echuca Specialist School.

Junior Park Rangers at Kyabram Fauna Park

Twelve excited primary school students from Echuca Specialist School, Rushworth P-12 College Kyabram P-12 College and St Augustine’s College commenced the Junior Park Rangers program in May meeting and touching a lizard, a snake and a joey on the first day. The Junior Park Rangers are meeting every Friday afternoon and working on a veggie garden project.

MATES Mentoring program:

The MATES mentoring program has continued at our secondary schools: St Augustine’s College, Kyabram P-12 College, Echuca College, St Joseph’s College and Echuca Specialist School with 13 young people currently matched up with volunteers from the community. They meet weekly at the school offering support and friendship with some undertaking projects. We are now expanding to Rushworth P-12 College and Cohuna Secondary College.

May 2019

Hands on Learning

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Hands on Learning is an innovative education program that caters to the different ways young people learn, helping students build confidence, engage and achieve at school. Students thrive developing the creativity, self-discipline and interpersonal skills vital for the 21st century workforce.

Students build self-esteem, friendships, a sense of belonging and become more content at school.

Students attend Hands on Learning one day a week fostering teamwork and leadership. Students and artisan teachers share meals and work together on meaningful projects that benefit the school and local community.

Under Campaspe Youth Partnerships, five local schools are collaborating on implementing Hands on Learning at four locations, and sharing one artisan teacher across their programs. Programs will commence by the end of Term 2.  

Jamie Harding is employed under the Partnerships to undertake the preparation work across the five schools (Echuca College, Echuca Specialist School, Kyabram P-12 College, Rushworth P-12 College and St Joseph’s College).

May 2019

Food and Fibre Careers Day

Dookie.JPGIn May 300 students from 22 schools travelled to Dookie for the annual Food and Fibre Careers Day. Seven schools from our area attended.

Many aspects of agriculture were on show in 24 different workshops. Students were able to choose three workshops. Aimee Snowden of Little Brick Pastoral was one of the guest speakers, along with Myrrhee Primary School and Professor Tim Reeves.

Lunch time included a Young Farmer Challenge consisting of a team race through a series of farm related activities and obstacles including hay bales, drench guns and swags. Moama Anglican Grammar’s team won the Challenge and took home a drone for their school.

May 2019

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