What's on in the Community Hub?

'St. Anthony’s Community Hub provides access to services that help families support their children.'

Our Hub

St. Anthony’s Community Hub is part of a National program that connects families with each other, their school, and existing support services. Our program is recognised as a leading model to engage and support families from a range of cultural backgrounds, who have younger children at school. The program is specifically designed to increase the connection between individuals and communities. 

 

Our program offers access to services and service providers that help families support their children as they progress through school. St. Anthony’s Community Hub program currently offers families: 

• Children’s playgroup; 

• English Language Classes; 

• Adult Computer Classes. 

 

Our Community Hub is open before school at 8.30AM and closes at 3.45PM. Parents are welcome to come along and relax and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Parents in the Hub between 9.00am and 3.00pm are asked to sign in at the school office or in the Hub. 

 

Children’s Playgroup Playgroups are places where parents and carers get together with their young preschool children for a couple of hours each week to connect, learn through play and most importantly, have fun. Playgroup is one of the first, and most important social networks for children and families. 

 

St Anthony’s Playgroup is located in our Community Hub and is open to everyone in our Community. We welcome and value all visitors to our beautiful group and Debbie (our playgroup facilitator) nurtures and knows every single person who walks in the door. 

 

Playgroup operates Wednesday and Thursday each week 9.30AM to 11.45AM in the Community Hub. Access to playgroup is via an entry gate and parents are asked to sign in on arrival and bring a piece of fruit to share. 

 

Adult Education Classes St Anthony’s offers a range of free adult education classes in our Community Hub. If you would like to attend please contact Debbie or Lisa on (03) 9546 0044. These classes are very popular so please register your interest as soon as possible. Please note that children cannot attend these classes.

 

If you need to make contact with either Debbie or Lisa please call on 9546 0044.

Hubs Update

This week at St Anthony’s Community Hub all of our remote learning continued in our Adult Learning Classes. 

Debbie drove around visiting playgroup families once again delivering some welcome cheer and activity packs.  Debbie has also been busy leaving messages on Facebook and connecting with families through calls and messages.  Families have commented how much they are enjoying Debbie’s singing and story time online. 

 
 

Debbie and Lisa participated in a virtual “coffee and chat” with Community Hub Leaders all over Australia.  It was wonderful to hear from our colleagues in other States where schools are now fully operational and parents are now allowed onsite.   Some Hubs have also opened the doors to playgroup and adult learning but with very limited numbers. 

 

Community Hubs Family Support

Our Community Hub has many partnerships with organisations in the City of Greater Dandenong and the City of Casey.  If you need any assistance accessing local agencies or need help filling out forms or making phone calls, please feel free to give Lisa or Debbie a call on 9546 0044.  We also have access to the Translating and Interpreting Service if required.

Conversational English Language Classes

CLASSES ARE NOW DELIVERED REMOTELY ONLINE

Our English language class will aim to improve your English language skills for everyday use…

 

· at the shops

· at school

· at the doctors

· at work and more…

 

Tuesday

10.00am-12.00pm

St Anthony’s Community Hub

This class will be delivered FREE by Keysborough Learning Centre

Computer Classes

Computer Classes for Beginners - NOW REMOTE ONLINE LEARNING

Keysborough Learning Centre will be providing this class for FREE

Wednesday 1pm—3.00pm

St Anthony’s School

(Adult Computer Room)

Seniors Get Computer Savvy - NOW REMOTE ONLINE LEARNING

Keysborough Learning Centre will be providing this class for FREE

Tuesday 9.30-11.30

St Anthony’s Community Hub

 

Unfortunately no children allowed in these classes

St Anthony’s Playgroup

 

For children 0-5 years and their parents/carers.

Come and enjoy the fun!

Wednesday 9.30am-11.30am

Thursday 9.30am-11.30am

Bring a piece of fruit to share

St Anthony’s Community Hub

 

English Classes

English Classes - NOW ONLINE REMOTE LEARNING

· Learn about Australian society, ie culture & customs

· Prepare for employment opportunities and further education

· Rights and responsibilities in the workplace

· Computer, Ms Word, Internet and email

· Develop literacy and numeracy skills to help everyday & work life

· Develop personal skills and self esteem

· Understand pathways available

Friday 9.30am-1.30pm

St Anthony’s Community Hub

Unfortunately no children allowed in these classes

This class is FREE