VAEAI - Education Newsletter - Issue One Information

7 February 2019 | General Interest

VAEAI QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER – ISSUE ONE 

EARLY LEARNING

KOORIE KIDS SHINE

Koorie learners who turn 3 or 4 years old by April 30, 2019 can attend kindergarten for 15 hours per week for free. The Koorie Kids Shine at Kindergarten campaign aims to give Koorie children the best start.

To enrol, speak to your local Koorie Engagement Coordinator on 03 5127 0400.

EARLY LEARNERS TUTORING

Funding and support is available for tutoring which covers Koorie learners from prep to Year 3.

If you would like more information please contact your nearest Koorie Education Coordinator or email wannik.tutorial@edumail.vic.gov.au.

INCLUSION SUPPORT PROGRAM

The purpose of the Inclusion Support Programme (ISP) is to provide support to federally funded early childhood and child care (ECCC) services to build their capacity and capability to include children with additional needs.

For further information on the ISP program and support available to Koorie children contact The Koorie Inclusion Consultant at isp@vaeai.org.au

For more information CLICK HERE

PRIMARY | SECONDARY

SCHOOL ASSISTANCE

If you need assistance with school costs there are a couple of helpful tips

You can:

- Talk to your school about your situation. They may be able to arrange a payment plan or look at other options.

- Ask about support from State School’s Relief and the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund.

- Use the payment and service finder to see if you can get support from the Commonwealth government.

- Ask your school about support services in your area.

Your school cannot stop your child from learning the standard curriculum if you can’t pay.

For more information CLICK HERE 

THE MARRUNG EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are completing Year 10 and plan on heading into Year 11 & 12 are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

For more information email marrung@edumail.vic.gov.au or CLICK HERE 

OPENING THE DOORS FOUNDATION

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students studying at independent Catholic primary and secondary schools can utilise the Opening The Doors Foundation.

For more information CLICK HERE

HIGHER LEARNING

UNIVERSITY

There is a variety of funding opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are heading to University.

For further information, please speak to Kristy Lillyst - Toorong Marnong Project Officer | 0429 109 953 |

INDIGENOUS HIGHER EDUCATION UNIT

These units are available at Universities to support Indigenous students.

For more information CLICK HERE 


TAFE

There are dedicated Koorie Liaison Officers employed to assist students with career direction and course completion.

For more information CLICK HERE

NORTHCOTE TRUST SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is available for application for students who have recently completed a Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and are enrolled to commence a degree at a Victorian University.

Only one scholarship is offered per year and applicants must apply via the application form below.

Applications should be addressed to:
Leann Graham
Schools Coordinator, VAEAI
leann@vaeai.org.au or Fax: 03 9481 4072

Applications will need to be submitted no later than close of business Friday, March 8, 2019.

Northcote Trust 2019 Application Form

GETTING TO SCHOOL

PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND ASSISTANCE

The Department of Public Transport Victoria offers a School Bus Program to negate the cost of travel. Perfect for students who require the public transport system to attend school.

For more information CLICK HERE

MYKI CONCESSION

Primary and secondary students studying full time and attending an approved school listed can apply for a Victorian Student Pass, which is loaded onto a concession myki, and lasts half a year.

Contact Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007 for more information.


CONTACTS

GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR LOCAL KOORIE EDUCATION COORDINATOR


NORTH-WESTERN

Mallee - (03) 5051 1321
Loddon | Campaspe - (03) 5440 3108
Hume | Moreland - (03) 8393 4571
North-East Melbourne - (03) 8393 4571

NORTH EASTERN

Ovens Murray - 0477 754 057
Gouldburn - 0457 526 556
Outer Eastern Melbourne - 0417 168 427
Inner Eastern Melbourne - 0417 168 427

SOUTH WESTERN

Western District - (03) 5310 5329
Central Highlands - (03) 5310 5329
Barwon - (03) 5225 1093
Western Melbourne - (03) 5225 1093
Brimbank - (03) 5225 1093

SOUTH EASTERN

Outer Gippsland (03) 5127 0407
Inner Gippsland (03) 5127 0400
Southern Melbourne (03) 8765 5702
Bayside Peninsula (03)8765 5702