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This week at Life Skills Victoria we are celebrating International Day of Education!

 

International Day of Education has been celebrated on January 24 every year, and this year Life Skills Victoria is going to be apart in celebrating it.

A bit of history, January 24 was proclaimed International Day of Education in December 2018 by the United Nations General Assembly. This date was to celebrate education and reflect on the importance of learning for development and peace.

 

 

That's right everyone, Term 1 is here and we are all so excited to get back into the swing of things!

Just a reminder if you are still wanting to enroll into any of our courses or programs please get in Contact with us as there are still some availabilities and we will welcome you with open arms!

Don't forget to check out our Timetable Term 1 2023 to see when classes are on as well as our social Calendar to know events happening at Life Skills Victoria

 

On bealf of the Latrobe City we would like to share that the Latrobe City will be offering a free workshop in suicide alertness where participants learn to reach out to someone thinking about suicide, overcome attitudes that act as barriers to help, talk openly about suicide, and connect a person with thoughts of suicide to further support. Learn the 4 step TALK model through discussion, skills practice and video examples.

See attached flyer for more details and links to register.

We are excited to announce the actors from Life Skills Victoria Inc's Curtains for Certain theatre group will tread the boards again at Moe Town Hall.

For 25 years, the Curtains for Certain ensemble has been delivering outstanding local theatrical performances.  Join us in celebrating this award-winning theatre group as they bring their latest creation, Looking for Alice, to the big stage.

This year, audience members will recognise familiar themes and well-known characters, with the usual twist or two along the way. There will be music, dancing, singing and, no doubt, a little bit of adlibbing here and there. But will they find Alice?

Please come along and support our theatre group as they showcase their skills and entertain people of all ages. Following the performance, guests can enjoy refreshments while mixing with our cast members.

Looking for Alice starts at 7.30pm at Moe Town Hall on Friday 14 October 2022. Tickets can be purchased through Life Skills Victoria Inc, 2A High St, Moe or may be purchased at the door on the night. Doors open at 6.30pm

For further information, please contact LSV on (03) 5127 7999

LSV would like to acknowledge our generous funding partners: Latrobe City, Loy Yang B Power Station, Learn Local, and Rotary

As part of the Certificate I in Transition Education, students complete a class project of their choice. This year, two students from the Mill Park class - Natalie and Caleb - invented and developed a game.

UGOOL is an icebreaker/getting to know you game, suitable for the classroom, team building exercises, social clubs, parties, or anywhere else you might need an icebreaker. All you need are a deck of cards, the question sheets, and some people willing to play!

The rules are simple - shuffle the cards, then everyone takes turn drawing a card, looking up the question that corresponds to the card drawn, and answering that question.

Get the question sheets below, grab a pack of cards, and try it out for yourself!

UGOOL Game Question Sheets

Mainstreet artists reside in the workshop at the Latrobe Regional Gallery in Morwell. Here, artists from Life Skills Victoria, meet weekly to paint, draw, create, learn new skills and techniques using a range of art materials and mediums. Each artist works on their individual project with guidance from tutors.

Mainstreet began in 1992 under the banner of Mainstreet Artworks at ARC Yinnar - the oldest artist run co-op in existence in Australia!  In the 30 years Mainstreet has been in operation, many professional artists and guest visiting artists have tutored the Mainstreet artists, expanding their skills and repertoires as well as providing expertise and encouragement to the artists.

Mainstreet artists have exhibited and sold their work from the very beginning.  Recently the artists have had their art professionally photographed and published on blank cards and postcards which can be purchased from Latrobe Regional Gallery.

In March this year the current Mainstreet artists ‘were thrilled to be part of the Latrobe City Council’s International Women’s Day Art Project’, said Dr Carole Broxham, CEO of Life Skills Victoria. Latrobe City Council provided the artists with the results of a survey completed by the individual winners.  It was the artist’s job to interpret this information and create an artwork using their preferred medium inspired by the winners’ personal attributes and interests, explained Dr Broxham.

Mayor of Latrobe City Cr Kellie O'Callaghan said it was an honour to be able to promote the work of each of the artists.

"We are grateful for the support of Mainstreet artists who have created one-of-a-kind artworks for the winners of our International Women's Day Art Project."

More of the Mainstreet artist work can be viewed at the high street community hub at 4 High Street, Moe.

Guided Auslan Tour at Latrobe Regional Gallery
Saturday 4 June
1.00pm to 3.00pm
 
Join LRG this Saturday for guided tours in Auslan, led by Deaf guide Lauren Fox. This tour will be mediated in Auslan without English interpretation and will take inspiration from our current exhibition program. The group will meet at 12.45pm in the gallery’s reception to begin the tour at 1pm sharp. Bookings are not required.
 
Duration: 60 to 90 minutes.
 
If you have any questions about this tour, please email lrg@latrobe.vic.gov.au

With the continued effects of COVID-19 and the onset of the flu season, we have had to make the difficult decision to postpone the play “Looking for Alice”. We look forward to bringing this production to you later in 2022.
 
We appreciate your understanding and continued support.

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