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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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Congratulations, Education Support Graduates!

One of the benefits of rolling enrolments is that we have graduation celebrations all year long! Recently, a small but very special group of Certificate III in Education Support students completed their course at Deer Park. Members of this group …

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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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Community News – December 2019

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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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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 …

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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 …

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