Cire donates to a Bali school for education supplies

Heather helps Cire extend its reach to Bali

Cire Services Inc. has spread its reach to Asia thanks to the big heartedness of Heather Dryden who is currently in Bali helping empower young people through education and other support services. Heather, from Yarra Junction and a Cire employee, is volunteering with Peduli Sesama Philanthropic Work (PSPW) which is part of the Aura Sukma […]

Pick My Project - vote now

Pick My Project – voting now open

Two exciting Cire projects for the Upper Yarra have made it through to the community voting stage of the State Government’s Pick My Project initiative, a $30 million online community grants program. How can you help? Vote for our projects. Voting opened on 13 August and the more votes our projects attract, the greater our […]

New work boots by the truckload, almost

It was like Christmas at Cire’s Mount Evelyn campus on 3 August when a donation of a truckload, almost, of spanking new work boots arrived for horticulture students. The Port Melbourne-based Workwear Group was behind the incredibly generous donation, with students eager to select their own from the 40 pair available. There were no second […]

ESTIA Health Aged Care - Cire Children's Services bring generations together

Something special happens when generations come together

Something special happens when generations come together – the kinder room children at Yarra Junction have been enjoying fortnightly visits to Estia Health,where they love spending time with the residents and participating in some fun art and craft activities. It’s an experience that assists the children to understand that people are different and have various […]

Everyday skills can be hard for some

A surprising statistic for you – around 44% of adult Australians has literacy levels that make everyday tasks very difficult. Sadly, our numeracy levels are worse with over half of Australian adults scoring low on international surveys. If you have been able to read this so far, fortunately, you are likely not a contributor to this statistic. Low […]

from student to employee

From Student to Employee

My name is Rebecca and I’m an employee and student at Cire Services. I first started at Cire as a student in the Step Ahead Program at the Cerini Centre in Warburton 2013. I became aware of the program through my family, as they had previously been students and staff members of the organisation. The […]

Out trip around the world

Our trip to Africa

This month our early learning educators have been coming up with some really creative ways for children to learn through interactive play. One that stands out is the airport they set up with the children to teach them about travel.  This was inspired by a recent holiday that one of the children had been on with […]

Life Writing with Lindy Schneider

Bringing your story to life

Want a Life Writing tip to get you started with writing a piece of your own history? Life Writing is a style of writing that draws out your unique story and preserves it for you or whoever you choose to share it with. It’s a wonderful way to honour your life and anyone, regardless of […]

Learning through play

Taking a walk in the shoes of a room leader

My name is Taylor and this year I became a Room Leader. Over the years I have been an Educator at Occasional Care, Outside of School Hours Care and assisted in the 3 year old room. After completing my Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care through Cire in 2017, I am now leader of […]