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Portraits of the Mind: The Cheshire School

This week, for Education Week, Victoria will be focusing on The Arts in schools, and how art can benefit the growth and development of children and young adults. The Cheshire School utilises art within its program to provide the students with a way to express themselves. Exploring different materials, textures, colours and techniques, the children learn […]

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Volunteering with bestchance

“Volunteering is very rewarding, it’s not a chore, it’s something you enjoy… or I wouldn’t still be volunteering all these years later!” The Lion’s Op-Shop in Mount Waverley plays host to the Volunteer’s department every year to raise valuable funds for bestchance programs. For 2 weeks a year, Anne, Lynn Mitchell, Glenys Webb, Tanya Randall, Linda […]

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40 years at bestchance

Raymond McDermott has been with bestchance for 40 years. Working with bestchance for so long, Raymond has seen it all. From setting up rooms for meetings to maintaining bestchance vehicles, he is always ready to lend a hand. No task is too big or small. Raymond has done it all, from collecting donations (be it […]

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Mother’s Day at The Cheshire School

The Cheshire School uses art as a way for the children to express themselves. In the lead up to Mother’s Day, the children spent their time preparing special keepsakes for their mums’, enthusiasm spreading as they saw their efforts pay off as their art came to life. The boys made cards reading, “I love you […]

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Teddy Bears Picnic

When you go down to the woods today you never know what you’ll find…. For the 8th of May, was the day, the teddy bears had their picnic. Or rather, a horde of excited children clutched their own teddy bears as they ran through the trees. To celebrate National Family Day Care Week, children from Claire, Dimuthu, […]

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Meet Lipo: bestchance Training student

bestchance Training student, Lipo had previously been employed in a hotel reception before giving birth to her first child. After taking time to be the primary caregiver, she decided it was a perfect time to change her career! She was recommended to bestchance Training through a friend. With its onsite amenities, complimentary support services, helpful administrative […]

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Cath’s Family Day Care Adventures

The children of Cath’s Family Day Care have spent the past month enjoying visits to Healesville Sanctuary, creating new artwork and engaging in sensory play. They recently visited their local park to find treasures. The children gathered an array of sticks, leaves and rocks, anything to add to their colourful creations. From finger painting, to creating […]

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Meet bestchance Volunteer Srimathie

“I started volunteering because I love it. The best part of volunteering is that it makes me happy being with children and teaching them.” With bestchance’s exciting new enterprise at the Arena Child and Family Centre, dedicated community members have rolled up their sleeves to give a hand. Srimathie began volunteering with bestchance in October last year, working […]

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