2017 Annual Report and AGM

Cire Services held their 2017 AGM and Celebrate Cire event on Thursday 22nd March at Japara House. This event was an excellent opportunity to showcase our achievements and present what we have planned for 2018.

This year we decided to compile a video which has replaced the printed version of the Annual Report. We would like to thank everyone involved in making this happen, and we hope you enjoy viewing this Annual Report as much as we enjoyed making it.

Highlights from this special event

With Vivienne Cunningham-Smith at the helm the 2017 AGM was presented to over 70 guests including members.

Our guest speaker Visili Kanidiadis ‘Vasili’s Garden’ told stories about his gardening career and the importance of fresh produce with added humour followed by many laughs.

Anna-Louse Allen and Tim Knowles presented the Silvan Project with special guest Tim Broderick from Swinburne . The Community Garden at Silvan Primary School was constructed by Cire Community School students in partnership with Swinburne.

Cire Services Inc. Financial Report 2017
Cire Services Financial Report 2017 available now

Feel free to download your copy today

Why choose us?

Experience  – With over 30 years experience you can be assured you are in good hands.

Community focused – We care about the community and deliver quality services with the community in mind.

Dedicated Team – From tutors to bus drivers the Cire team are a committed bunch that put people first.

Here to help – That’s right. From early childhood learning to planning your career Cire is here to provide support to people of all ages.


Cire Services (formerly Upper Yarra Community House) opened it’s doors in 1976, offering short hobby courses and playgroup for the local community. Since then there has been major inclusions to further grow and support the community. Our services now span 4 sites which run VET courses and early childhood education. We recently changed our name due to the organisations growth and geographical reach. We are proud of our long history however we are more than a community house so the decision was made to create a fresh look represents the organisation and all the services we deliver under the one name. Cire is one of the largest ACE organisations in Eastern Melbourne and we have pioneered successful education options for young students at risk.


We do what we say –

We make clear promises that include content and timing with all colleagues  and stakeholders.

We deliver on our promises –

We will be proactive if we can’t deliver on promises to which we have committed.

Pursuit of Excellence and Best Practices –

We are proficient in all that we do

Respect for the Individual and the Environment

We honour and care for the natural world and embody human rights into everything we do.

Principles and Practice of Australian Democracy

Cire Services promotes and supports the principles and practices of Australian democracy through our commitment to:

Elected government

The rule of law

Equal rights for all before the law

Freedom of religion

Freedom of speech and association

The values of openness and tolerance


Sound financial management.

Develop and maintain partnerships and alliances which reflect the organisation’s values.

Develop strategies to build profitable businesses.

Develop service models that meet the needs of the community and customers.

To engage, employ and support a professional workforce.

Procurement of suitable premises and facilities.


Meet the management team at Cire Services

Cire services is a child safe organisation which is committed to upholding the Child Safety Standards.

Cire believes that all children have the right to feel safe and to be safe at all times.

Cire will promote the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; and promote the safety of children with a disability.

We are entrusted to do the very best we possibly can to keep children in our care safe from harm; and we do this by taking steps to protect children from physical, sexual, emotional, psychological and cultural abuse and neglect. Cire is respectful and inclusive welcoming families from all backgrounds and recognising the importance of cultural differences.