Par­ents learn new skills

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Be­nalla P-12 Col­lege par­ents and car­ers went ‘back to school’ last week when they par­tic­i­pated in the ‘‘Work Path­ways for Par­ents’’ pro­gram.

The first ses­sion in­volved a work­shop on espresso cof­fee mak­ing and food hy­giene de­liv­ered by Carmela Fasano from The Cen­tre, Wan­garatta.

Dur­ing the next few weeks the course will in­clude topics such as Re­spon­si­ble Serv­ing of Al­co­hol, com­puter skills, job seek­ing skills and ap­ply­ing for work.

The pro­gram is de­signed to pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties for par­ents, grand­par­ents and car­ers to meet to­gether in a pos­i­tive learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

Pro­gram co-or­di­na­tor Sue Oak­ley said the pro­gram was based on the very suc­cess­ful Par­ent Univer­sity that staff from

In­creased in­volve­ment of fam­i­lies in ed­u­ca­tion is shown to in­crease stu­dent at­ten­dance and as­pi­ra­tions for fu­ture

path­ways.

Be­nalla P-12 Col­lege re­searched in Bos­ton last year.

‘‘In­creased in­volve­ment of fam­i­lies in ed­u­ca­tion is shown to in­crease stu­dent at­ten­dance and as­pi­ra­tions for fu­ture path­ways,’’ Ms Oak­ley said.

‘‘We are pleased, once again, to work in part­ner­ship with the To­mor­row:To­day Foun­da­tion which pro­vides fi­nan­cial sup­port to deliver this pro­gram.’’

There are still places avail­able in the re­main­der of the pro­gram. If you are in­ter­ested phone Sue Oak­ley on 5761 2777 or email oak­ley.su­san.e@edu­mail.vic.gov.au for more in­for­ma­tion.

Lear­ing the art: Espresso cof­fee-mak­ing with par­tic­i­pants Michelle McDon­ald and Sh­eryle Stubbs, as­sisted by Lily Roberts. Ex­plor­ing sci­ence: Be­nalla P-12 Col­lege par­tic­i­pated in the Agri­cul­ture and Hor­ti­cul­ture Ca­reers Day at Univer­sity of Mel­bourne’s Dookie cam­pus this month.

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