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Edition 47 - 24 February 2022

This newsletter brings GEALC and the community to you.

What is new? What is happening? What do I need to know?


IN THIS ISSUE (click to jump to the sections)

What's Happening at GEALC > Health Information Session in Mandarin > Multicultural Festival > iPad Loan Program > AGM > Connect Health feedback workshop > Walk & Talk > Good News Story
Covid Information >Mask rules changing > Vaccinations for Children > Vaccine links and information in other languages
Interesting Things Happening in the Community  > Clean Up Australia Day > No Interest Loans 
This month.. February > Ovarian Cancer awareness month
AMEP & Pathway Guidance >Job Ready course at GEALC > Local Vic Jobs advocate
Wellbeing & Mental Health Supports
Hello everyone!

It certainly feels like life is getting back to "almost-normal"! It was so lovely to see so many of your faces when I popped into your classes and I'm really looking forward to seeing you back at GEALC soon.
Face-to-face classes start on March 7 - you received an email yesterday with all the information you need about returning to GEALC and our COVID policies, so please look out for it and read it carefully!

You all know that the GEALC MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL is coming soon on March 23 - thank you to those of you who have offered to VOLUNTEER or PERFORM on the day. We can always have more people involved, so please let us know if you would like to help. We are all excited for another great day of celebrating diversity with food, music, dance and good company

We will be hosting a Health Information session in Mandarin on Friday 4 March at 11.30am - more details and the zoom link are below. Presented by the Multicultural Centre for Women's Health.


If you need an iPad to be able to learn and study at home, we have iPads available as part of the GEALC iPAD LOAN PROGRAM. See the poster below.

Help celebrate GEALC’s achievements during 2021 by joining us at our 35th Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 16 March 2022 between 9.00am to 10.00am at GEALC either online or at the Centre. Register your attendance at https://gealc.org.au/course/agm/

If you need help understanding Covid regulations, vaccination information or testing and isolating requirements, please ask - I can help you!

As you know, we are here at GEALC to help and support you so if you need anything, please get in touch.

Have a great week! 🙂 Lindy


 
Don't forget to follow GEALC on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/gleneiraadultlearning/
 
CAN YOU SING? DANCE? PLAY MUSIC?
We would love you to perform at the Multicultural Festival and share some of your culture with us!
We are also looking for volunteers to help at the event (set up and food service).
Please let us know if you would like to be involved.
Email Lindy@gealc.org.au or tell your teacher.


For more information on the MC Festival and to register: https://gealc.org.au/course/mcfestival/ 
GLEN EIRA iPAD LOAN LIBRARY
If you need an iPad to be able to study and learn from home, we can help you. Click the image or go to: https://forms.office.com/r/TN4L6B0r8u to apply.

REGISTER YOUR ATTENDANCE AT https://gealc.org.au/course/agm/ TO RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK
 
"WALK & TALK" BACK IN 2022!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO BEING ABLE TO WALK TOGETHER IN THE FRESH AIR SOON (when face-to-face classes start again), BUT UNTIL THEN WE CAN "SIT & TALK" ONLINE!
THURSDAYS 12.30-1.00pm ON ZOOM:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/9099350219

CONVERSATION & CONNECTION
CHANGES TO MASK RULES IN VICTORIA!

Please note that for the safety of all our students and staff, GEALC will continue to recommend masks in our classrooms.
COVID-19 vaccines are now available for children aged 5 to 11.
Children aged 5 to 11 will receive a smaller dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. This vaccine has been created specifically for young children.

A reputable source of information based at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) is
The Melbourne Vaccine Education Centre (MVEC) with information on COVID-19 Vaccination in Children.




Click here to make a vaccination booking or call 1800 675 398 or SPEAK TO YOUR GP or PHARMACIST.
Link: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment

For details about where to find a vaccination centre and which ones offer walk-in vaccinations, go to: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/vaccination-centres

For information about how to prove you have been vaccinated go to: 

Do you need to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations? - Services Australia

 
For COVID-related information in other languages
go to
https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/
and click on the "languages" tab to select your language.

If you have tested positive or you are a close contact, find the appropriate COVID checklist here:

https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/checklist

CLICK ON IMAGES FOR MORE DETAILS

Clean Up Australia Day - SUNDAY MARCH 6

The GEALC Community is invited to join Steve Dimopoulos MP, local community members and the Wirringga Scout Group for Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday the 6th of March, at Davies Reserve in Oakleigh South. All are welcome.

Equipment will be provided, and you are invited to stay for the complementary barbeque as a token for our appreciation of your efforts.
  
If you would like to take part, please RSVP by emailing
steve.dimopoulos@parliament.vic.gov.au to confirm your attendance.

 


No Interest Loans up to $1500
Neighbourhood Houses Victoria and Good Shepherd are offering no interest loans up to $1500 for essential goods and services for health care card/ pension card holders.

Click the image below to learn about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer: 

Finding a Job Can Be Hard Work!

GEALC’s JobReady program can help you get on your way: understand your skills, set career goals, learn about job-hunting, work on your resume and prepare for interviews! Call GEALC on 95788996 or go to https://gealc.org.au/course/building-employability-skills/ to sign up.

Thursdays 9.15 - 10.15am from 10 March to 7 April at GEALC (free for enrolled GEALC students)
We ask all GEALC AMEP students to please complete the
Individual Pathway Guide (IPG) Form.
This is a requirement for us to receive funding. 
Click to complete (approximately 10-15 minutes):

https://forms.office.com/r/ZGZ5hK0XjA

You only need to complete the form once.
Please contact Lindy if you have any difficulty with this.

 In an emergency, if you or someone you know is at immediate risk of harm, call 000 for police, ambulance or fire.
 
  LIFELINE provides crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  Call 13 11 14 or go to
www.lifeline.org.au

  BEYOND BLUE provides anxiety, depression and suicide prevention support including Coronavirus mental wellbeing support service
  - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
  Call 1300 22 4636 or go to
www.beyondblue.org.au

  NURSE-ON-CALL provides expert health advice from qualified nurses   - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  Call 1300 60 60 24 or go to 
www.health.vic.gov.au/primary-care/nurse-on-call

 

Click here to find a full list of phone and online services with information and contact details or go to: 
https://gealc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Emergency-contacts-phone-and-online-services.pdf


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