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From Trade Taster to Pre-apprenticeship!

Sean had always loved working with his hands and shined in woodwork class at school. But, he found it difficult to be in the classroom all week and left secondary school during year 9.  Sean came to PRACE to study …

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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 …

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Digital Mentor Training

Congratulations to our Volunteer team who completed Digital Mentor Training this week. There are still many Australians who need help to use the internet, and it may surprise you to learn that some of them have never used computers, mobile …

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Supporting PRACE Graduates

After a successful launch in 2019, our Career Planning & Pathway Program is back for 2020 – helping PRACE graduates as they transition to employment or further education. During the program, students develop an individual career action plan, providing them …

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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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Seeking VCAL VET Teacher – Full Time, Ongoing Position

PRACE is seeking an experienced and dedicated VCAL teacher. The position  encompasses curriculum design and development, teaching, assessing and associated administrative duties. The position is Full-time – 38 hours per week – Monday to Friday during school terms Please see …

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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. …

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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 …

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Mock Interviews for Job Success

Last month PRACE Education Support students gained a unique opportunity to brush up and expand on their interview skills. This workshop was hosted by Epping Views Primary School along with support from Assistant Principals from Harvest Home Primary School and Epping Secondary College. Presenters shared …

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