Parents learn new skills
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.