GLENEAGLES SECONDARY COLLEGE
OUTSTANDING SCHOOL AWARD FOR HOMEWORK CLUB
On Thursday, 8th September 2016, I attended the Centre for Multicultural Youth MY Education Awards at the Islamic Museum of Australia in Thornbury where Gleneagles Secondary College took out the Award of a Certificate and a $300 voucher, which was presented by the Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, the Hon. James Merlino.
The Awards recognise excellence and showcase outstanding contributions made by organisations, students, schools and out of hours learning support programs throughout Victoria. At Gleneagles our Thursday Homework Club has been very successful and well attended for many years. Teachers commit to spending time as they can and regularly half a dozen tutors from Embrace at Monash University attend to assist. We are very fortunate to have their assistance. We have also held a Parent VCE Information Session this year for our Dari and Persian speaking parents to help them understand a little more about the expectations for their young people.
The VCE Sub School has worked hard to involve various Alumni (ex-students) to also assist a number of our VCE students from various backgrounds and they can be seen working very studiously in the VCE Centre after school. And finally, each week a small number of Year 10, 11 and 12 students have been assisting at the Family Homework Club at Mossgiel Park Primary School. It is a great experience for the students who enjoy helping out and Lyn Pentland and Valmai Gill who run program at Mossgiel Park Primary School are very impressed with our students and their work. All in all, great work by many.
Maxine Foster Student Wellbeing Co-ordinator
Pictured: Maxine Foster, Hon. James Merlino with Award recipients