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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 4 starts on Monday 5 October 2015. Term 4 brochure is out now. Click here to check the brochure.
GEALC's Star Celebrity
Many of you may have seen GEALC's Tai Chi instructor (and Finance Officer), Rita Ying, appear on the front page of local Leader newspaper. Sadly we didn't receive the $1000 Leader Grant but we received some great publicity for the centre. Rita will be performing a Tai Chi demonstration at the Rotary Multicultural Fun Run on 22 November at Caulfield Race course. SBS will be covering the event so our star celebrity will be on T.V.!  Well done Rita!!!!

30 Years Celebration

Preparations are underway for GEALC's 30-year celebration in 2016. We will be producing a multicultural recipe book and will be launching the book at a multicultural lunch during Diversity Week (March 2016). Students are encouraged to submit recipes to be included in the book by 15 November. Please call 9578 8996 or email for more information about how you can get involved.
Some Good & Some Bad News

Keeping things clean!
We would like to thank Rotary Club of Glen Eira for donating a brand new dishwasher. Throughout any given week, GEALC has 20 different classes running with at least 8 students per class. During the class break time, students are offered refreshments supplied by our centre.  Our dishwasher is used daily to ensure all crockery provided is hygienically cleaned so it is an important piece of equipment!! We are extremely grateful for the donation.

GEALC vandalised!
Sadly Glen Eira Adult Learning Centre was vandalised on 29th June 2015. Rocks were thrown through the window at the back and the border around our new Indigenous Garden was ripped out! Our very own detective, Ann Manning, found a mobile phone where the incident took place which was then submitted to police as evidence! 

New English language programs 
In addition to our ESL programs, we will be offering a new "English Through Cooking" program next term (see attached flyer) and we are also hoping to run English programs in Carnegie in 2016 and are inviting potential students to attend a FREE afternoon tea on Thursday 8 October at Carnegie Church of Christ (see attached flyer for more info). We would appreciate your help in promoting these activities.

New Computer programs 
We will be offering a range of computer classes to suit all learning needs from beginners to advanced. For more information click here.
In addition we are offering short computer courses in Shopping on the internet, Using a tablet, Making the most of photos and Social media.

Our Staff!

We would like to introduce you to our teaching staff.
Lee Felder
Lee Felder has been our longest serving teacher here at Glen Eira Adult Learning Centre
Lee loves her work and puts everything into her English classes. Students are rewarded with informative, warm, engaging classes. Lee has a passion for both travel and languages; having learnt French for several years now. Lee has travelled extensively during recent years and particularly loves visiting the countries of her students.
Peng Ng
Well what can we say about our wonderful computer teacher Peng. Peng has been teaching people how to use and improve their skills on a computer,  laptop and an i-pad for over ten years now. Peng brings not only a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role but an incredible air of calm and positive energy to his classes. People constantly refer to his limitless patience and ability to get the best from people. 
Susan Nott
We are very fortunate to have had Susan Nott join us at Glen Eira Adult Learning Centre this year. Susan teaches Beginners English and level 2. Susan often remarks, that she has developed a great fondness for the students in her class and a love of GEALC in general. Susan has brought a smile to all our faces with her great sense of humour and her friendly nature.
Philippa Caris
This year our wonderful hardworking manager Philippa Caris has taken on the role of teacher for Beginners English. This came about because of Philippa’s love of teaching. Whilst her skills as a Centre manager are second to none her talent, joy and gift for teaching engages her students who find learning so fulfilling and productive in this happy atmosphere.
Jenny Boyarski
Jenny Boyarski joined GEALC in 2011. Jenny comes with a wealth of experience as prior to GEALC Jenny had her own HR consultancy. Jenny incorporates this vast knowledge into her specialised classes of Career Choices and Improve Your Writing. Jenny has extended her teaching skills incorporating a level 3 English class. Jenny has a love of music and singing so let’s get her to give us a tune soon!
Ann Manning
This year marks Ann’s tenth year working at Glen Eira Adult Learning Centre.  Ann feels she has been blessed to be able to work with wonderful people every day. She believes that we can all make a difference in people’s lives with a smile, words of friendship and a genuine care for all. Often we hear Ann say “”I’m so lucky to do the work I do, not only am I teaching but I am learning so much from the people around me”!
Judy Sinclair
Judy Sinclair teaches one of our pathway classes here at Glen Eira Adult Learning Centre for both native speakers and ESL students. Judy runs Introduction to Business Administration on Thursday morning. Past students of Judy's have gone on to find successful careers. Students have commented that these classes provides them will not only the knowledge but the confidence to apply for work in Australia.
Anna Holden
Anna Holden loves working at GEALC so much that after leaving us to further her  studies, she has returned to us to offer her love of teaching and language once again to students here.. Anna has recently spent several months in Germany where she continued to develop her German for which she has a passion and talent. Having learnt another language Anna understands only too well the difficulties our students sometimes face.
Shirley Harris
Shirley has been teaching computer classes here for more than 5 years now.  Her particular skill is teaching people the MYOB (Mind Your Own Business) bookkeeping/ computer program. Shirley has  authored bookkeeping manuals for Chisolm and Barton TAFE and comes with a wealth of experience in the Microsoft packages and IT environment.
Annette Shilton
Annette is originally from Perth but regards Melbourne as her home as she has been here since 19..  Annette is an experienced teacher who is also an examiner for the Adult Migrant Education Program. Annette takes a keen interest in current affairs and shares this with her class. Annette’s career as an ESL teacher spans 26 years.
Find Us

Senior's Festival
The Victorian Seniors Festival is an annual celebration for seniors held every year in October. GEALC will be celebrating the Victorian Seniors Festival by holding a FREE  Morning Tea on Wednesday 7 October from 10.00 to 12.00pm. We will also be celebrating by offering a FREE trial iPad session  and Move & stretch with Chi! DON’T MISS OUT on this exciting event!! Tell your friends and family!
Bookings Essential!!!
Health & Well being month is returning to GEALC this November! GEALC started WELLvember in 2013 and it's been growing each year since then. During the WELLvember month GEALC provides FREE health & well being sessions aiming to promote ideas for healthy living in the community to enable the community to flourish. A timetable of events will be available in October.  Please visit our website at or call us on 9578 8996 for more information about this healthy event!  It’s TIME to look after yourself, so join us during ....WELLvember.
Last but not the least, the Social Inclusion Lunch will be held on 1 December to finish the month of activities and to celebrate social inclusion week.




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 20 hour course (Includes four Short Courses) is designed to help you feel more confident in using modern technology and navigating the Internet. Learn how to:
  • Shop effectively online (groceries, holidays. Amazon, eBay, Trading Post & Gum Tree)
  • Use your tablet (Apple & Samsung)
  • Making the most of your photos
  • Interact using Social Media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram)
  • Protect your privacy.
Thursdays 9:30am- 12pm &                        12:30pm- 3pm


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