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Help support the people of Nepal

The earthquakes that have ravaged Nepal have had a massive impact on the Nepalese people. The death toll from the two quakes, the first on April 25th and the second on 12th May now stands at 8,583. The is now the highest in Nepal’s history. Dozens of people are still missing which mean the death toll will […]

Pride Cup 2014

Pride Cup 2015 – this Sunday 17th May

Community football teams call on the community to show their support for diversity and inclusion in Aussie Rules. Join in the celebrations this Sunday… When:  Sunday, 17 May 2015, from 10am Where: Yarra Glen Recreation Reserve Pride Cup started in 2014 with the aim of celebrating inclusion and diversity in sport. The event was held off the back […]

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Learn locally – kick start your career

The following article appeared in the Mail newspaper (Education Week feature) – Tuesday 12th May 2015 Upper Yarra Community House  has recently partnered with ECOSS in Wesburn, close to both their Yarra Junction and Mount Evelyn Campuses. This is a great opportunity for people who want to learn locally and are looking to start a career […]

Practice makes perfect

Students perform health checks on a couple of four legged volunteers. As they say practice makes perfect, and what better way to learn than to practice on the real thing? Our Certificate III Animal Studies class at Mt Evelyn got just that last week. Our Corporate Services Coordinator at the Mt Evelyn Campus bought her two […]

UYCH Bush Kinder learns about Anzac Day

You’re never too young to start learning about the importance of Anzac Day. The UYCH Bush Kinder Anzac Day program is now in it’s second year. Each year we display photos of reletives who went to war so the children can visit the wall and learn about the people in the pictures. This builds awareness and gives […]

VCAL Students visit the Essendon Football Club

A visit to the Essendon Football Club, just the thing to inspire our students… On Wednesday 22nd of April our VCAL campuses (Yarra Junction and Mt Evelyn) got together to go an excursion to Essendon Football Club. The students took the one hour bus trip out to Tullamarine to go and check out the new training […]

Shine a Light on Road Safety 2015

On May 1 – turn your headlights on to show support Many of us know first hand or know of someone that has been affected by the devastation of road trauma. Shine a Light on Road Safety is a campaign to raise awareness, to stop deaths and injuries on our roads and to raise funds […]

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Words from our students

UYCH Kitchen Skills’ students were asked to write down one word each that describes how they feel about their Introduction to Kitchen Skills class. These words reflect just how important everyday livings skills are to the people in our community and the need for social interaction. Not only are cooking skills essential to a healthy lifestyle, the social […]

Early Childhood Education and Care class

Keeping it real – ECEC Training Dolls session

On a visit to our Mt Evelyn campus we found a lot going on in the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) class. The day was all about simulation as the students were able to care for an infant during class, well not an infant in the human form, a training doll to be precise. […]