Continue reading Winners are Grinners at the Whittlesea Show!

Winners are Grinners at the Whittlesea Show!

We done to all Participants who entered their artwork, baked goods and crafts into the Whittlesea Show. The results were outstanding and reflected the hard work and dedication shown by Participants. Some of the award winners and entries can be seen below.  

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Continue reading Neale and Tanya Interviewed on PhoenixFM 106.7

Neale and Tanya Interviewed on PhoenixFM 106.7

Tanya and Neale were out and about with the Lifeskills Bendigo group and found the opportunity to talk a bit about Lifeskills’ NDIS supports and foundation-skills accredited training and the difference this has made to Participant’s lives. The interview starts at 12 minutes, enjoy!

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Continue reading Latrobe Lifeskills Change of Ownership – Special Announcement

Latrobe Lifeskills Change of Ownership – Special Announcement

Latrobe Lifeskills recently announced a change in ownership, as of Tuesday 9 October. For details of the change, click here. More to follow in the October newsletter.

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Continue reading A Phonics Approach to Literacy at Lifeskills

A Phonics Approach to Literacy at Lifeskills

Literacy and Numeracy are the building blocks upon which other learning is built – that’s why we call them ‘Foundation Skills’. They are crucial in helping Participants navigate the world around them with confidence and independence. It is therefore important for us Trainers & Assessors to stay across the latest teaching trends in these subjects.…

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Continue reading Using coffee grounds in the garden!

Using coffee grounds in the garden!

Did you know that coffee is good for the garden? Adding coffee grounds as a mulch or by composting is a great way to make use of something that would otherwise take up space in a landfill. Caffeine in soil is thought to be an effective pest controller, some claim that coffee grounds can be used…

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Customer Service Champions

On Wednesday 16 May, Lifeskills Participants Jess, Lauren and Amanda were awarded as Customer Service Champions for their work at La Trobe University. The ceremony was a celebration of their work and the work of others within the university community. Jess, Lauren and Amanda were nominated by their managers is appreciation of their dedication, hard…

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Continue reading News From The Latrobe Lifeskills Workshop- Recycled Furniture Success

News From The Latrobe Lifeskills Workshop- Recycled Furniture Success

 4 months ago, Latrobe Lifeskills was approached by Latrobe University to build four 6 meter long bars. These bars are intended for the celebration of La Trobe University’s 50th Anniversary in March 2017. Participants have done an amazing job at constructing the first of the bars. They’re thrilled to be involved, and continue to master…

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Rec And Leisure In The Community

The “Recreation and Leisure in the Community” program has recently taken participants to the Eltham Library, Northland and Warrandyte parklands, wherewe enjoyed a walk in the sunshine, socialised with locals, and finished by visitingthe local bakery/café. The intention is that through participation in recreational and social activities to various destinations, we gain confidence, familiarity and a sense of belonging in our community. Active participation through meaningful and successful interactions also develops social inclusion…

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