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PRACE: Getting Greener in 2020

As you walk around PRACE this year, you’ll notice one very important difference – we have significantly reduced the number of bins at Merrilands Community Centre by introducing a new, centralised ‘waste hub’ system.  In November 2019 our Sustainability Committee …

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Community News – February 2020

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How much rubbish DO we produce?

Guess what? We’ve been busy auditing our rubbish, and the results have been very surprising… For an entire week, our staff members collected, sorted and weighed all of the waste generated at PRACE. As a result, we now have a …

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International Day of People with Disabilities

On December 3rd PRACE celebrated  International Day of People with Disabilities! To mark the occasion, our Literacy Connections class held a celebratory morning tea. Surprise guest Kelli from Metro Trains also dropped by to chat with this group about train safety and …

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Community News – December 2019

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Walking from Vienna to Milan

Walktober 2019 is now over for another year at PRACE and what a month it has been! During this ambitious month-long campaign, our community of students, volunteers and staff successfully accomplished our goal of completing our own version of the …

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NENHN Awards – 24 October

We were delighted to be announced as finalists in the innovative community development category at the North East Neighbourhood House Network Awards on the 24th of October. This nomination recognises the contribution that our staff, students, volunteers and guest speakers make in …

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Launch of Cancer Council Victoria Resource Hub – 17 October

Congratulations to our staff member, Anna Morgan, on her excellent contribution to the Cancer Council Victoria panel discussion which was part of the launch of the CCV Resource Hub developed to service priority communities: Aboriginal, CALD, LGBTI and disability. Anna was invited …

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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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Walktober is here!

Terrific news: our entire community has embraced #Walktober this year. Our English language students are leading the charge, taking any chance they can to stretch their legs, get the blood pumping and help us to reach our goal. We’ve walked an amazing …

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