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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 Market Wednesdays at La Trobe University Bundoora

Market Wednesdays at La Trobe University Bundoora

You can now get your hands on hand-made jewellery, craft and woodwork items made and designed by Lifeskills Participants . With items priced from $0.50, you can pick up a new creation with some spare change. Woodwork items are made to order and include tea light candle holder, lolly dispenser and money box. There’s also…

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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 Clever Creations in the Studio!

Clever Creations in the Studio!

Woodwork Creations in the Studio! Since the Studio re-opened a few months ago at the Bundoora campus, Participants have wasted no time trying new projects and using new tools. We’re incredibly impressed with the latest design; a wooden lolly jar! Comprising many different parts and features, Participants put these together in only a couple of…

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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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Report From Lifeskills Bendigo

Participants have been enjoying exploring the shops at the Bendigo Market Place shopping centre, including their favourites like EB Games and Zing, the comic store. Big W and some of the clothing stores were also favourite places to explore, with a couple of Participants purchasing items. During the time at the market place Participants get…

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