Deniliquin High School students are lending a hand at the Ute Muster site as part of the latest Workskills program, called Gener8.gJune 3, 2014 2:50am
(Back, from left) Mardi Chartres, Pip Whykes, Jhi Dudley, Max Taylor and Luke Hay; (front) Susie Buckley, Donna Van Lieshout, Richard Sievers and Lachlan Mula.
A selection of Deniliquin High School Year 9 and 10 boys are taking part in the latest Workskills program, which has been called ‘Gener8’.
A Gener8 session is held once a week for seven weeks and sees students complete a community project.
The young men are helping out at the Deniliquin Ute Muster site on Conargo Rd, which will involve the construction of some new fence lines.
They will also be involved in a new community engagement course at Deniliquin TAFE called Participate in a Community Project.
Richard Sievers (TAFE) and Ute Muster site manager Pip Whykes are coordinating the program.
Assisting them are Personnel Group senior employment broker Ian Galloway, Deni High teacher Donna Van Lieshout, Deniliquin Business Chamber member coordinator Susie Buckley, TAFE’s Leonie Francis, Play on the Plains general manager Kate Pitt and Murray Industry & Community Education Employment Partnership broker Mardi Chartres.
The aim of Gener8 is to engage students and improve their schooling and post school outcomes.
‘‘The program allows students to appreciate the roles and responsibilities associated with site management of a large community asset,’’ Mrs Chartres said.
‘‘They see relevance of learning through personal growth, skill development and community connection.
‘‘It’s about empowering engagement and skill development to generate participants’ identity as positive and active citizens of the school and wider community.’’
Police are asking for information about an assault in Shepparton that left a man with serious facial injuries and broken bones last month.
The 2014 Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival has been hailed a huge success by organisers and participants alike.
The fifth annual King Billy Retreat Open Garden Party will be held at Rushworth on Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Campaspe Shire councillors boycotted this week’s meeting because of concerns of abuse and bullying.
St Joseph’s Primary School students took part in an extended after-school stay.
Accusations of bullying, disrespect and dangerous conduct.
A great day brought big numbers to Station St in Seymour.
Finley's Mark Whiley has been traded from the GWS Giants to Carlton - the club he has supported all his life.
Nominations are being sought for the annual Axedale CWA community youth award.
Access to Ulupna Island has been blocked at key points, leaving local residents and businesses rallying for a re-opening in a bid to save tourism dollars.
Deniliquin McDonald's raised more than $1300 for McHappy Day on Saturday.
Up to14 new full-time jobs will be created at Pactum Dairy Group in Shepparton, with the company set to embark on an $18million expansion at its factory.
Alma Nungarrayi Granites is the most successful of the Warlukurlangu artists who still live at Yuendumu and enjoys teaching children about aboriginal culture and art.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.