Kayla’s Courageous Journey to Achieving Her Dream – Part 2

Kayla’s Courageous Journey to Achieving Her Dream – Part 2

In mid-last year, I had the privilege of meeting an extraordinary young woman named Kayla. I posted Part 1 of her story, where she shared her inspiring journey of moving from her hometown of Cairns to the Yarra Valley, where she enrolled at Cire Community School. This move marked a significant turning point in her […]

Changing Gears helps drive success for students

Changing Gears, a tailored pre-Learner driver education program, continues to have a huge impact on Cire Community School students with a close to 100% success rate following the most recent course at Monbulk campus at the end of Term 1. Not only do students gain the knowledge and confidence to sit for their Learner’s permit […]

Exploring the Great Outdoors with Cire Bush Kinder

Exploring the Great Outdoors with Cire Bush Kinder

At Cire Early Learning, we believe in the importance of incorporating nature into our curriculum. Our Bush Kinder program at our Yarra Junction Centre has been a staple for over two decades, providing countless opportunities for children to explore, learn and grow. Due to this, we’re thrilled to expand this program to Chirnside Park, Mt […]

FICE Upcycling for a Better Future

FICE Upcycling for a Better Future

In a world where the condition of our planet is on everyone’s mind, upcycling—the creative revamping of old and discarded materials—has emerged as a crucial channel for environmental stewardship and personal expression. The concept of upcycling is not merely about transforming materials; it’s about crafting a better future, one stitch, one paintbrush stroke, at a […]

From Kindergarten to Prep - A Big Step for Your Child

From Kindergarten to Prep – A Big Step for Your Child

Transitioning from kindergarten to primary school is a pivotal moment in a child’s life, marking an academic milestone and a significant step towards greater independence and self-discovery. As a parent, guiding your little one through this transition can be both exciting and daunting. This comprehensive guide is designed to support you as you prepare your […]

Parent's Guide - Why 3 and 4 Year Old Kinder is a Wise Choice

Parent’s Guide – Why 3 and 4 Year Old Kinder is a Wise Choice

As a parent, you’re constantly making choices that will shape your child’s future. When it comes to early education, the decision between one and two years of kindergarten can be pivotal. Conventional wisdom around early education often points to the “one-and-done” approach, where parents believe a single year of kindergarten is enough. However, emerging research […]

Rachel's story - Overcoming anxiety through creativity

Rachel’s story – Overcoming anxiety through creativity

Rachel has achieved remarkable success through her love for dance and her exceptional creativity. Her achievements include a well-deserved nomination for this year’s Arts, Music, and Culture Celebrating YOUth Award, presented by Cr. Sophie Todorov at the Yarra Ranges Council YOUth Awards night. Additionally, Rachel received the prestigious Cire Community School Courage Award at graduation. […]

Achievements of community groups celebrated

Achievements of community groups celebrated

Cire was among approximately 90 representatives from recipients of the Yarra Ranges Council’s 2024 Grants for Community Program at a special celebration event on Thursday evening, 6 December. Hosted by the Council at the Civic Centre in Lilydale, the evening was a great forum for community groups to network with others and share information about […]

Bunnings Trade Skills for Teens

Bunnings Trade Skills for Teens

Mt Evelyn students recently had an incredible opportunity to take part in Bunnings’ Trade Skills for Teens program. This three-week program allowed participants to gain hands-on experience and learn basic building skills in a fun, engaging, and rewarding way. As part of the program, students had the chance to tour the Croydon Bunnings store, meet […]