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08 Sep 2021
Webinar: Supporting Children, Young People and Families from Burma/Myanmar in the Education Sector

Families living in Victoria from Burma/Myanmar are experiencing ongoing trauma as a result of the February 2021 Coup and the worsening COVID 19 crisis which is causing many deaths. This Foundation House Education and Early Years briefing provides practical strategies for those working with children, young people and their families to support these communities. The … Continued

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08 Sep 2021
Webinar: Supporting Children, Young People and Families from Burma/Myanmar in the Education Sector

 Wednesday 8th September 10-10:45am via Zoom. Families living in Victoria from Burma/Myanmar are experiencing ongoing trauma as a result of the February 2021 Coup and the worsening COVID 19 crisis which is causing many deaths. This Foundation House Education and Early Years briefing will provide practical strategies for those working with children, young people and … Continued

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19 Aug 2021
Supporting students and families of Afghan background

Many Victorian students and families of Afghan background are currently experiencing trauma because of the events unfolding in Afghanistan. Furthermore, this is a difficult time for school staff supporting students in a remote learning environment. Foundation House have prepared two recordings for school staff you can view here, and a downloadable Resource which provide schools … Continued

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20 Jul 2021
Refugee Education Support Program 2022-2023 Application Process Now Open!

The application process for the 2022-2023 round of the Refugee Education Support Program (RESP) is now open! RESP 2022-2023 is open to all schools (DET, MACS & ISV) in the following Local Government Areas of Victoria: Greater Dandenong, Casey, Cardinia, Hume, Moreland, Melton, Wyndham and Wodonga. The Refugee Education Support Program is a two-year, regional … Continued

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20 Jul 2021
Supporting students transitioning from language schools and centres in term three, 2021.

Recently Foundation House sat down with Wendy Kahlil, Senior Social Worker at Collingwood English Language School and Mairead Hannan, Assistant Principal at CELS Broadmeadows head of whole-school Wellbeing, to discuss the impacts of Covid 19 and remote learning, and the considerations they felt were important to share as this most recently arrived cohort of students … Continued

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30 Mar 2021
RESP Q+A with Thomastown Meadows Primary School

The Refugee Education Support Program (RESP) is a key component of Foundation House’s work with schools and is delivered in partnership with the Department of Education and Training and the Centre for Multicultural Youth. Since 2012, more than 120 schools in Victoria have participated in RESP. Thomastown Meadows Primary School started the RESP cycle back … Continued

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24 Mar 2021
New resource available to support students who have been granted ‘Final Departure’ Bridging Visas

The Australian Government has begun granting ‘Final Departure’ Bridging Visa E (BVE) to some people seeking asylum who were previously transferred to Australia from Nauru or Papua New Guinea. These visas are typically granted for 6 months and may be renewed. They do not require visa holders to depart Australia at the end of the … Continued

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26 Jan 2021
Aitken Creek Primary School – EAL Coffee ‘n’ Chat Program

COVID-19 meant that many schools had to adapt their programs to an online environment. We caught up with the Multicultural Education Aides and EAL staff at Aitken Creek Primary School to hear about their EAL Coffee ‘n’ Chat Program for parents and carers from refugee backgrounds. Why did you start the Coffee and Chat program … Continued

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19 Aug 2020
School’s In for Refugees Launch

The School’s In for Refugees website was launched in August by The Hon. James Merlino MP. 

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08 Jul 2020
Important COVID-19 Update

Foundation House is committed to maintaining service continuity in this challenging COVID-19 environment.

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