Children are learning (CAL)

Children are Learning (CAL) aims to improve educational outcomes for our children. Our program provides support to families to address the barriers that impact on school attendance and quality learning. We put the family at the centre of the program, developing a tailored plan (the ‘Meet me Halfway agreement) built to their specific needs. We have many families and children accessing this service.

Our outreach officers help with:

  • Picking up kids and taking them to school
  • School enrollments
  • Making sure kids have lunch and uniforms
  • Assembly attendance
  • Parent-Teacher meetings
  • Attend meetings, interviews and appointment
  • Centrelink queries
  • Support letters
  • Referrals to counselling and Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Services

Healthy eating program

We run a Healthy eating program.  Families have the opportunity to participate in shopping, preparing and cooking healthy and nutritious food.

Family rewards

We have a system to reward childrens efforts on school attendances.  Children must have at least 75-100% school attendance each fortnight to receive rewards.  

Some popular rewards for families have been swimming at Lake Argyle and Horse Riding! These days are enjoyed by all and we look forward to more!

Strong Men, Strong Families

The Strong Men, Strong Families (SMSF) program is delivered by us and funded by the ‘Healing Foundation’.

It explores ways to strengthen the role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men within their families and community.

Information sessions and interactive workshops include:

  • Connection back to culture
  • Goal setting
  • Roles
  • Responsibilities and leadership
  • Anger management
  • Domestic violence
  • Education including drug and alcohol education