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English class uses facebook to build skills

Learning Beyond The Classroom

Facebook groups are a new initiative our English as an Additional Language (EAL) students have been using to extend their learning beyond the classroom. Shveta, one of our EAL teachers, introduced the use of closed Facebook groups to our level …


Farewell to Another Year

Last Thursday we wrapped up the year with a special Christmas themed End of Term Morning Tea. Our festive finale for the year (and decade) was packed with fun Xmas activities, music and, in true PRACE style, an impressive banquet. …


Exploring Melbourne’s Art and Culture

Last week our English students explored the best of Melbourne’s art and culture by visiting the National Gallery of Victoria and Southbank. We extend a big thank you to Melissa, PRACE English teacher and former gallery tour guide, for leading the group on …


Summer Excursion for EAL students

Our English students hit the beach last week, taking an excursion across the river to St Kilda. Students strolled along the esplanade and then indulged in a cake and coffee at one of Acland Street’s famous bakeries. This excursion was …


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 …


PageTurners App – almost complete

Our PageTurners app project is now almost complete! Last week PRACE staff attended the final review of this digital app, a project developed in collaboration with La Trobe University’s computer science faculty. Over the past year, 25 computer science students have worked together …


Lesson in Water Safety

Life Saving Victoria‘s Multicultural Beach Education team dropped by PRACE last week to talk to our English language students about water safety. During this energetic session, Lifesaver Michael gave our students a hands on demonstration of a water rescue and …


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 …


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 …


Out and About

On Tuesday 10th September our Course in Initial EAL took the train to Reservoir Library. Students practised using Myki cards to touch on and off and then they stopped to view the renovations at Reservoir station, reading road and building signs …


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