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Taking Learning Outside of the Classroom

During the warmer months our teachers take advantage of the good weather by booking in excursions to introduce students to our local community. Recently our Certificate I in EAL class went on a multi-stop excursion that included a tour of Reservoir …

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Thank You, Green Thumbs!

This year our Green Thumbs program raised $1,540.65 for Backpack Bed for Homeless, Australia. This means that 15 more Backpack Beds were made available to our society’s most vulnerable people in 2019. We thank our Green Thumbs program participants for supporting …

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Environmental Sustainability at PRACE

We have some great news.  PRACE has received funding from Darebin City Council to undertake a project focused on improving our environmental sustainability practices at PRACE. This project will see us minimise our environmental impact and facilitate staff and student led initiatives …

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Mark Hopkins to receive a 2019 Premier’s Volunteer Champions Award

We are delighted to announce that our very own volunteer Mark Hopkins has been selected as an award recipient in the Service category for the 2019 Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards. What an amazing and well-deserved achievement. Mark, a former student in PRACE’s …

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Congratulations, PRACE College Class of 2019

Last Thursday, PRACE College students gathered with their families in the Merrilands Community Centre hall to celebrate their many achievements at the end of a very busy and productive school year. Jane Davey, Youth Programs Manager, spoke about the amazing …

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2020 SEM 1 COURSE GUIDE – OUT NOW

PRACE 2020 Semester 1 Course Guide (January-June) is now available. Courses include: English Preliminary – Level 3 Barista Basics Bookkeeping & MYOB Carpentry Trade Taster Work With Wood Computers for Older adults Computers for Beginners Cert III in Education Support – …

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First Aid

On Monday, 21st October our volunteers and community group members got down on their hands and knees to learn some very important first aid skills. The participants were trained in how to administer CPR, basic first aid and use a …

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Supporting Stronger Communities Grant

PRACE is honoured to be awarded the ‘Supporting Stronger Communities’ grant by Australian Neighbourhood Houses & Centres Association in partnership with the Sidney Myer Fund. With this generous support, PRACE and project partners Good Samaritan Inn will deliver a skill development and employment focused project, …

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End-of-Term Celebrations

Congratulations to all of our students and staff on a wonderful Term 3! Thank you for your hard work, dedication and terrific enthusiasm – we’re very lucky indeed to have you on our team and part of our community at …

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Winter Soup Warmers

Another Friday and another amazing effort by our PRACE Soup Crew! The team served up a delicious minestrone which was a big hit with staff and students alike! Thanks again guys for filling these grey and wintry days full of …

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