Offering hobby/leisure courses/playgroup
Uniquely ‘local’ to the region
Cire Services has evolved from the Upper Yarra Community House established in Yarra Junction in 1976 to offer short hobby courses and a playgroup for the local community.
Since those early beginnings, we have expanded enormously, particularly in recent years, to offer flexible learning opportunities to people of all ages and backgrounds, to further support and empower them and meet their needs.
Our core operations are Cire Community School; Cire Early Learning; Cire Training, our Registered Training Organisation (RTO); and Cire Community Hubs. We operate across multiple sites at Yarra Junction, Lilydale, Mt Evelyn, Chirnside Park and Berwick.
In 2016 we became Cire Services Incorporated so our diverse services could be captured under one name.
Highlighting our reputation and credibility across the region, in 2019, Cire commenced operating the Chirnside Community Hub (formerly Kimberley Place) at the invitation of Yarra Ranges Council, our partners in the venture. Our Mt Evelyn campus was formerly Morrisons.
Further reinforcing our continuing growth, our corporate services and additional training rooms commenced operations in Main Street, Lilydale, in 2019.
In 2020 we extended our geographical reach to Casey, opening our Berwick campus for our community school. Due to demand, we also extended our Mt Evelyn campus by opening an additional site at John St, Lilydale.
We are proud of our long and continuous history, our vision for the future, and the fact we are a uniquely ‘local’ and expanding not-for-profit organisation in the region.
We are one of the largest not-for-profits and Adult and Community Education (ACE) organisations in eastern Melbourne, are recognised as a leader for the successful and flexible education options we have pioneered for young people at risk and have a strong reputation for the quality services we deliver to meet the needs of the community we serve.
Delivering work-related /education/personal development/life skills programs for community
Offering diverse community support programs.
Commenced funded VET hospitality and horticulture training
Vision for school and children’s services
40 long day care and 11 occasional care places
2009 - 2011
New classrooms, UYCH Little Yarra Rd -$1.5m
2011 - 2012
Kinder Room added to Children’s Centre with $270,000 grant
UYCH takes over Morrison House, a community service provider inc. Children’s Services Centre and RTO providing vocational qualifications.
Approval for independent school commencing 2015. Registered as Yarra Valley Community School.
Community School opens at 39-41 Little Yarra Rd, Yarra Junction and 20 Old Hereford Rd, Mt Evelyn. Years 10-12.
Now known as Cire Community School, years 7 to 9 introduced.
Cire takes over operations of Chirnside Community Hub
Early Learning Centre opens to provide 3 and 4 year old kindergarten
New head office and training campus at 211 Main Street, Lilydale
State-of-the-art training facility opens at the Yarra Junction campus
Now known as Cire Community School, years 5 to 6 introduced (Yarra Junction campus)
Cire Community School, years 7 to 12 opens an additional campus