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Growth. Education. Connection.

It’s been seven months since commencing in the ‘hot seat’, and I am humbled by the opportunity to serve as the third CEO of Latrobe Lifeskills in three decades. When I took on this position, I had been working at Lifeskills for six years. I thought I knew Lifeskills like ‘the back of my hand’,…

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New Gardening Projects in Bundoora

With Winter comes many changes in the garden. The icy temperatures are a time to introduce different products and turn our focus to preparing for spring and summer abundance. In establishing a winter vegetable garden, we have introduced lots of brassicas, with some purple cauliflower and purple broccoli being something of a highlight! A collection…

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Continue reading New Staff, Activities and Updates to COVID-19 Rules for Disability Services

New Staff, Activities and Updates to COVID-19 Rules for Disability Services

Participant Support Update With Autumn upon us, I cannot believe how quickly the year has progressed. It’s great to see so many Participants return for 2022 in Bundoora and Bendigo, contributing to the vibrancy and interaction among Participants and staff. Of note on campus is the return of La Trobe University students and staff, which…

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Letter Writing at Lifeskills Bundoora

Participants from Bundoora’s Letter Writing group have penned their thoughts on some of the activities they do at Lifeskills so we thought we’d share them with you! Letter writing encourages participants to use their literacy skills through forming sentences, spelling and verbalising their thoughts before writing. Lifeskills Bundoora and Bendigo have an ongoing pen-pal activity…

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Continue reading Latrobe Lifeskills and Ivanhoe Grammar School Year 9 Program Collaboration

Latrobe Lifeskills and Ivanhoe Grammar School Year 9 Program Collaboration

The long-awaited third Latrobe Lifeskills and Ivanhoe Grammar School Year 9 Program collaboration was a huge hit! Ivanhoe Grammar students arrived at Lifeskills full of curiosity, enthusiasm and willingness to learn and took no time to engage with participants who happily welcomed the group. Over four days, Lifeskills Participants and staff included students in a…

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Continue reading 100% First Dose Vaccination Among All Lifeskills Employees

100% First Dose Vaccination Among All Lifeskills Employees

Latrobe Lifeskills is very proud to share that all Lifeskills employees have now had at least one COVID19 vaccination, while over 90% of Lifeskills employees are fully vaccinated. We are grateful to be able to do our part in protecting the health of Participants, staff, and the community. We encourage all who are able to…

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Continue reading Latrobe Lifeskills and Ivanhoe Grammar Year 9 Out of Class Program

Latrobe Lifeskills and Ivanhoe Grammar Year 9 Out of Class Program

For the second time ever, Latrobe Lifeskills has collaborated with Ivanhoe Grammar School to deliver a unique program for year 9 students. Several times per year, Ivanhoe Grammar School runs a weekly ‘Out of Classroom Program’ designed to give students real-world experiences in a variety of settings. During the course of their week at Latrobe…

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Key Dates and Keeping Up to Date

Happy New Year to All! We hope you’ve been able to get some rest and shake off 2020, ready for a positive 2021! Please make sure you take note of the below key dates. If you’re ever unsure, head to the Key Dates page to double-check public holidays and closure dates for Lifeskills. We’re so…

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