Banksia Gardens Study Group

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
- Nelson Mandela
 

Study Group General Information

Banksia Gardens first ran a study group in 2005. Over the years, the program has experienced enormous growth and has gradually gained prominence to become one of the foundations of all young people’s programs at Banksia Gardens Community Services.

This program of study groups is supported by the Newsboys Foundation, the Kimberley Foundation, Melbourne Airport, Danks Trust, Mercy Foundation, Nelson Alexander Foundation, Australian Communities Foundation including Vanraay Family Sub-fund, Matana Foundation for Young People and Hume City Council. This support enables students attending the programs to gain confidence and enhance their academic progress, as well as expanding their social, emotional and recreational skills.

In its current form, the Banksia Gardens Study Group consists of several distinct program which focus on students with different needs. All of these programs recognise the need for academic support with some offering additional activities on completion of study, such as board games, computer club or sport.

Craigieburn study goup letter from student

 

Broadmeadows Study Group

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Tuesday, 3:45-5:30pm
Wednesday, 3:45-5:30pm
Friday, 3:45-5:30pm

AGES: All primary and secondary students welcome!
LOCATION: Banksia Gardens Community Services
COST: FREE

- Download a registration form

CONTACT: Edgar on 9309 8531 or edgar.c@banksiagardens.org.au

Aiming High VCE Support Program

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Craigieburn: Monday, 4:00-6:00pm
Broadmeadows: Tuesday, 4:00-6:00pm
AGES: Year 11 and 12 students
LOCATION: Hume Global Learning Centres – Broadmeadows and Craigieburn
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Naomi on 9309 8531 or naomi.b@banksiagardens.org.au

*NOTE: This programme is a year long weekly commitment. Entry to this program involves a selection process. For more information follow this link or contact Naomi.

Bring the Gardens to the Valley Program

HOURS OF OPERATION:
Wednesday, 3:00-4:30pm
Hume Valley School, Broadmeadows
AGES: Middle School focus
COST: FREE
CONTACT: Edgar or Paul on 9309 8531 or  edgar.c@banksiagardens.org.au  paul.l@banksiagardens.org.au
*NOTE: This program is open only to students at Hume Valley School

Family Learning Clubs

Family Learning Clubs are an out of school hours programs aimed at students and their families who are learning English as an Additional Language. The aim of the Family Learning Clubs is to offer further development of English language skills in a relaxed, fun environment where the whole family can be involved, as well as assisting young people with homework tasks.

The  Family Learning Clubs are jointly run by Banksia Gardens Community Services and the school. Schools currently involved with this program are Craigieburn South Primary School, Meadows Primary School and Bethal Primary School.

For further information contact Greg on 9309 8531.