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 onFriday 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 35thAnnual General Meeting on Wednesday 16 March 2022 between 9.00am to 10.00am at GEALC either online or at the Centre. Register your attendance athttps://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.
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.
"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.
The GEALC Community is invited to join Steve Dimopoulos MP, local community members and the Wirringga Scout Group for Clean Up Australia Day onSunday 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.
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