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Welcome to Glen Eira Adult Learning Centre's GEALC Gazette, your one stop destination for learning new computer and workplace skills, improving your English and getting involved with your local community.
Latest News
Term 3 starts on Monday 13 July 2015. Our term 3 brochure is out now. Click here to check what courses are on offer.

Have Your Say
We are very keen to make GEALC a wonderful experience for you. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey and share your feedback and suggestions to help us identify any improvement we can make for future program delivery.


https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DH9R2HR

 
Improve your English
If you would like to improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, Glen Eira Adult Learning Centre offers quality affordable education in pre-accredited and accredited classes. Classes are conducted in a warm friendly environment by qualified tutors. English classes range from beginners to advanced. For more information and your language assessment contact the centre on 9578 8996 to book an appointment with our Education Coordinator today. 
 
Computer Programs
If you would like to improve your computer knowledge, we have classes from very beginners to more advanced users. Get up to date with technology. Our computer classes will help you gain confidence in using all new technology. Don't be afraid .... take the step and start NOW!
For more information click
here.

New Courses!!
Why not try our new exciting short courses

Realise Your Online Potential
We’re living in a digital age but many Australians are being left behind and don’t have the skills to make the most of being connected. This 8-week course is designed to help you feel more confident in using modern technology and navigating the Internet. Learn how to:
  • Access Government services (Centrelink, Medicare)
  • Shop effectively online (groceries, holidays. Amazon, eBay, Trading Post & Gum Tree)
  • Use PayPal and Internet banking services
  • Use your smart phone
  • Interact using Social Media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram)
  • Protect your privacy.
Thursdays 9:30am- 12pm
WHAT'S NEW!!

Indigenous Garden
 
GEALC received a small community grant from Glen Eira Council to create a Sustainable garden bed along the Fraser Street wall to prevent graffiti. We have been running workshops for our students to learn about native indigenous plants and to plan the garden. We are looking volunteers to help prepare & plant on Friday 22 May from 1pm to 3pm. 
If you are interested in just give us a ring.

UPCOMING!!

Australia's Biggest Morning Tea
 

Every year Glen Eira Adult Learning Centre in association with Ormond Uniting Church hosts Australia's Biggest Morning Tea to raise funds to help the fight against cancer. Glen Eira Adult Learning Centre would also like to invite you to attend the Official opening of our Indigenous Garden by the Mayor of the City of Glen Eira during the morning tea.
Come and join us: 

On:          Thursday 28 May
When:      10.30 to 11.30am
Where: Ormond Uniting Church Hall, 421 North Rd, Ormond


Introducing Our Admin Team!
Philippa Caris
Philippa Caris has been the Manager at the Glen Eira Adult Learning Centre since 2011, although she did take a Leave of Absence last year to travel around Australia for 8 months with her husband and 3 children! 
Philippa has always enjoyed working in the community sector (25 years experience overseas in the UK, Cambodia and now here in Australia) as she is passionate about building inclusive communities where people feel a sense of belonging and have access to affordable learning opportunities. Philippa loves coming to work where she is inspired by the people she meets on a daily basis from all walks of life and feels energised by the smiles and laughter from the students.
Philippa is very enthusiastic about teaching and all the students love her. Her way of teaching excites them to learn. 
Philippa is like a breath of fresh air and full of innovative ideas helping the centre to grow. GEALC is blessed to have a Manager like Philippa!!!!!

Ann Manning
Ann began work as a part time teacher at GEALC in 2005. Her ability to teach at every level is a great asset to our Centre. Ann has an easy friendly manner which helps even the newest students to relax and feel at home. Each year her duties have increased and even though she is now working full time whilst still interviewing, enrolling and teaching, students know they can knock on the door and always be welcomed.
Ann loves her role as Education Coordinator and Tutor at GEALC as she gets to meet everyone in these roles. She feels she is a very lucky lady to work at GEALC and finds it hard to believe that this is her 10th year already!
Ann's beautiful nature wins many hearts as well as our teaching staff who feel Ann is always there for them with her willingness to help which is truly valued. 
GEALC is fortunate to have such a great tutor and education coordinator. 

 

Rita Ying
Rita is our  financial officer at GEALC.
Rita works part time at the centre bookkeeping and has extended her duties to running a Tai Chi class every week. Rita is a most accomplished teacher in both Tai Chi & Yoga.
On arriving in Australia from Hong Kong Rita studied English as a second language at a centre like GEALC. Rita says learning english helped her to develop the skills needed to work in Australia. Rita very proudly became an Australian citizen in 2014.

Poonam Trivedi
Poonam is the welcoming face and warm phone voice you first encounter at GEALC.
Poonam is originally from India. She began at Glen Eira as an English student in 2012. She generously volunteered to work at reception on a part time basis.
Poonam became such an integral part of the centre. She is now working four days a week in a number of roles from reception work, student management system and a multitude of other tasks.

 
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