Ecotopia

Cire celebrates sustainable living at Ecotopia

Ecotopia, ECOSS’s annual community festival celebrating sustainable living and multiculturalism, was held on Sunday 24th March. Ecotopia is a celebration of sustainable living in the Yarra Valley and a major yearly event for ECOSS, a not-for-profit organisation based in Wesburn which is situated on a permaculture designed property promoting sustainable living solutions for the Yarra […]

Community garden ‘explodes’

Community garden ‘explodes’

While students were enjoying their school holidays, the Cire community garden at Mt Evelyn has been bursting at the seams with extensive growth. The tomatoes, pumpkins and zucchini plants have been quickly filling up the beds and we have already harvested more than eight kilograms of delicious zucchinis. In true community spirit, Cire families and […]

Students graduate with Learner permits

Students graduate with Learner permits

Congratulations to some of our Cire Community School students who recently gained their Learner Driver permits. It was a 100% success rate with the 12 students who completed the three-day Changing Gears driver education program attaining their Ls at the Mooroolbark Licence Testing Centre. Cire Community School was able to deliver the program at an […]

Cire scoops two awards for Mount Evelyn garden

Cire’s Community Garden at Mount Evelyn has starred in the 2018 Victorian Schools Garden Awards (VSGA). It topped its category for the most engaging school garden, awarded by Catholic Education Melbourne, as well as winning the secondary schools section for North Eastern – Regional. The dual awards are a testimony to the hard work and […]

Cire becoming one of the first organisational members of Wandin Rotary Club

Cire joins Rotary

Cire Services Inc. has added further depth to its community partnerships by becoming one of the first organisational members of Wandin Rotary Club. Cire has welcomed the initiative because it helps build on our existing relationship with Rotary and work even more closely with a service organisation very much driven by similar values and goals. […]

Days for girls project

Student stitchers reach out to vulnerable girls globally

Student stitchers reach out to vulnerable girls globally Cire Community School’s reach has gone global with a group of students enthusiastically supporting the Days for Girls Project, an international social enterprise making menstrual kits for distribution in developing countries. Launched at the school earlier this year, the initiative has also opened the doors of opportunity […]

Heather helps Cire extend its reach to Bali

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 Insani […]

Pick My Project - voting now open

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

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 […]