Never too early to learn maths

Fun with Mathematics

Mathematics is a skill that everybody uses in their everyday lives. We use these skills to purchase groceries, cook a cake, and even to work out the right amount of paint when doing some DIY. Whether it is a part of your working life or to complete that everyday task at home, mathematics is definitely […]

Cire Community School high-ropes excursion

Facing fears with new highs

Cire Community School – High Ropes Excursion This semester various year 9 and VCAL students from Cire Community School have been participating in an outdoor education project. This project supports the Victorian Health and Physical Education curriculum and the Learning Outcomes for their Personal Development Skills strand. Over the year our students have been engaging […]

Cire Integrated Funded Kindergarten

Funded integrated kindergarten program – the benefits

We all have busy lives to live, whether it is work commitments, family obligations, or even that specialist appointment we often see ourselves as time poor. When it comes to kinder for our little ones, it’s hard to make time work for us. Not every family has the flexibility to attend an everyday sessional kinder […]

Vietnamese Pho

Working Together Forum – The best Pho I’ve had all week

Cire Community School students in the Yarra Junction cooking group shone recently at the Cire Working Together Forum where they, along with their teacher, Ian Seppings, catered for 70 staff members, serving a delicious Vietnamese Pho and some healthy finger food. “Our teacher Ian Seppings, together with students Lachie and Carlie serving on the night, did an […]

Cire Children's Services vacation care - Chesterfield Farm

A farm experience for the Badger Creek Crew

On the first day of the Easter Vacation Care Program, Badger Creek Vacation Care set off for a day in the sun to Chesterfield Farm. This excursion is in line with framework used in Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) to foster interaction with animals, which was encouraged not only on the excursion, but also in […]

Cire Community House

Back to Grass Roots Community Support

Exciting times ahead for the Upper Yarra region with the re-introduction of grass roots community engagement at Cire Services. In the coming months, Cire Services will be focussing on a new community house structure that aims to bring people together to connect, learn and contribute in their local areas. We will be providing locals with […]

Sumatran Tiger

Our Sumatran tiger

CHILDREN ARE CONNECTED WITH AND CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR WORLD Mount Evelyn Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) children have enjoyed an adventure researching and learning about endangered animals and ways that they can support animals which have been critically affected by human practices. This has been a student led project, with educators and parents fully supporting […]

Lysa Smart, Geoff Vickers (Bendigo Bank Community Enterprise) and Amy Sheridan

Shooting hoops set in concrete

New Basketball Court for Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) Yarra Junction Cire Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) service at Yarra Junction will soon receive an upgrade to their basketball playing area due to the generosity of Upper Yarra Community Enterprise. The Community Enterprise operates the Yarra Junction and Warburton Bendigo Bank branches. Cire Family and […]

Journey into nature

Starting in early March, Rebecca and Claire, two Early Childhood Educators with Cire Children’s Services began a 6 session exploration of Nature Pedagogy. Pedagogy is described as “the study and theory of the methods and principles of teaching” (Collins Dictionary) and Natural Pedagogy is described as “An understanding of our sense of belonging to land, our […]