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Lives changed at The Cheshire School

Mark* was a happy, energetic 6-year-old, but when his parents separated that soon began to change. His anxiety became apparent in his violent outbursts towards classmates and staff, with school drop offs becoming a nightmare. “Despite our best efforts and the school staff support, Mark was often sent home early because of his behaviour. It […]

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Volunteer Awards

There are some people who go above and beyond every day, who offer their time and expertise to causes they believe in. Ron Clohesy, a bestchance volunteer as part of the Gardening and Maintenance team, is one of these people. At the recent Sir John Monash Awards, Ron was recognised for his years of service to […]

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Family Day Care Educator

Family Day Care Educator Juliany, who runs Combine Care Family Day Care (located in Truganina) has had a “lifelong passion regarding the care of children,” which inspired her to open her own Family Day Care centre. Being able to interact with children one-on-one was an important factor in her decision to work for herself, creating connections […]

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Andrew’s Kindergarten Science Night

On the 27th of August 2018, Andrew’s Community Kindergarten held its first ever Science night! The evening was attended by many young scientists and their assistants (or, parents). Educators dressed up in their lab coats to share the wonders of Science with their delighted audience, focusing on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities. Every scientist […]

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Mel Mel’s Family Day Care

Under the outstretched branches of the trees that fill Mossvale Park in Berrys Creek, the children from Mel Mel’s Family Day Care gathered with their Educator Melissa, and bestchance coordinator Claire Smith. Home visits are an important aspect of bestchance’s support of Educators. Family Day Care Educators managed by bestchance are offered support and guidance, ensuring both […]

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Fire Safety at Tarneit North Kindergarten

Learning about fire safety helps to save lives and encourages safe practice in dangerous situations. For the children of Tarneit North Kindergarten, a visit from the local Fire Department offered them a wonderful day filled with learning opportunities. The excitable group gathered around to ask the fire fighters their questions about the importance of fire […]

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Arena Child and Family Centre: Police Visit

Engaging in role-playing activities and dress-ups this year, the children at Arena Child and Family Centre were visited by the real thing, THE POLICE! Having spent the past months exploring different professions through imaginative exercises, their Educators discovered that the children had some interesting ideas about the role of police officers. Opting for an expert […]

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bestchance Training Students poems

Recently, two of bestchance Training Learn Local Programs, Conversational English and The Homework Club created the deceivingly difficult Cinquain poems. These poems are made up of 5 lines, encouraging students to practice and apply their grammar knowledge when writing them. With a set number of syllables per line, students had to consider their word choice […]

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