Refugee Education Support Program (RESP)

Refugee Education Support Program (RESP) improves the educational outcomes of students from migrant and refugee backgrounds. RESP provides holistic and targeted support to selected schools to strengthen the connections between student achievement and wellbeing and student, family, school and community engagement.

RESP is a partnership between CMY, Foundation House and the Department of Education and Training, delivered in collaboration with Catholic Education Commission of Victoria and the Association of Independent Schools Victoria.


The following list of case studies provides examples of Out-of-School-Hours Learning Support Programs that have been implemented in schools involved in RESP in the following locations:

NORTH: Whittlesea, Hume, Yarra, Darebin, Moreland

SOUTH: Casey, Dandenong

EAST: Manningham and Yarra Ranges, Maroondah, Monash

WESTWyndham, Brimbank, Maribyrnong

REGIONAL

NORTH

Whittlesea

School

Model / Project Type

Cohort

Partner Agency

RESP round / Year

Epping Primary School

Learning Support Club

Primary aged students from refugee and migrant backgrounds

Whittlesea Community Connections

RESP 3

2016-2017

Epping Secondary College

Learning Support Club

Secondary aged students from refugee backgrounds

Embrace Education

RESP 3

2016-2017

 

Findon Primary School

Family Learning Club

Primary aged students and families from refugee and EAL backgrounds

Whittlesea Community Connections

RESP 3

2016-2017

Lalor East Primary School

Learning Support Club

Students in grades 3-6 from refugee backgrounds, primarily Persian and Rohingya

The Smith Family

RESP 3

2016-2017

Lalor Gardens Primary School

Family Workshops

Families from refugee backgrounds

Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre

RESP 3

2016-2017

Lalor North Primary School

Family Learning Club

Primary aged students and families from refugee backgrounds

Whittlesea Community Connections

RESP 3

2016-2017

Lalor Primary School

Family Learning Club

Primary aged students and families from refugee and EAL backgrounds

Whittlesea Community Connections

RESP 3

2016-2017

St Monica’s College

Family Workshops

Families from refugee backgrounds, primarily Sudanese, Iraqi, Egyptian and Lebanese

Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre

RESP 3

2016-2017

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Hume

School

Model / Project Type

Cohort

Partner Agency

RESP round / Year

Craigieburn South Primary School

Learning Support Club and Family Learning Club

Primary aged students and families of refugee backgrounds

Banksia Gardens Community Services

RESP 2

2014-2015

Dallas Brooks Community Primary School and Meadows Primary School

Learning Support Club

Primary aged students from EAL backgrounds

Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre

RESP 2

2014-2015

Kolbe Catholic College

Study Skills Group

 

Secondary aged students from refugee and migrant backgrounds

Banksia Gardens Community Services

RESP 2

2014-2015

Hume Central Secondary College

Mentoring Program

Secondary aged students from migrant and refugee backgrounds

Raise Foundation

 

RESP 2

2014-2015

Hume Central Secondary College

 

Sports Engagement Program

Secondary aged students, especially young women, from migrant and refugee backgrounds

Volleyball Victoria and

Badminton Victoria

RESP 2

2014-2015

Our Lady’s Primary School

Parent Workshops - Engaging parents in school life

Families of Chaldean and Assyrian backgrounds

Arabic Welfare

RESP 2

2014-2015

Roxburgh Homestead Primary School

Family Learning Club

Primary aged students and families from migrant and refugee backgrounds

Banksia Gardens Community Services with Multicultural Education Aid (MEA) support

RESP 2

2014-2015

Roxburgh Rise Primary School

Family Learning Club

Primary aged students and families from migrant and refugee backgrounds

Banksia Gardens Community Services

RESP 2

2014-2015

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Yarra

School            

Model / Project Type

Cohort

Partner Agency

RESP round / Year

Collingwood College

Learning Support Club

 

Primary and secondary aged students from refugee backgrounds

Save the Children, Embrace Education and Melbourne University 

RESP 2
2014-2015

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Darebin

School

Model / Project Type

Cohort

Partner Agency

RESP round / Year

Preston North East Primary School

Family Learning Club

Primary aged students and families from refugee backgrounds

Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre

RESP 1
2013-2014

Santa Maria College

Student Workshops – Education and employment pathways

Secondary school aged young women from migrant or refugee backgrounds

YMCA

RESP 1
2013-2014

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Moreland

School          

Model / Project Type

Cohort

Partner Agency

RESP round / Year

Brunswick Secondary College

Parent Workshops – Career Conversations

Families of refugee backgrounds, primarily Arabic, Persian, Somali, Mandarin and Vietnamese speaking

School based, school run program

RESP 1

2013-2014

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SOUTH

Casey

School

Model / Project Type

Cohort

Partner Agency

RESP round / Year

Alkira Secondary College

Learning Support Club

Secondary aged students from refugee backgrounds, primarily from Afghanistan

Southern Migrant Resource Centre (SMRC) and Monash University

RESP 3

2016-2017

Berwick Fields Primary School

Family Learning Club

Families primarily from, but not limited to, Dari, Punjabi, Urdu and Sinhalese speaking backgrounds

Southern Migrant Resource Centre (SMRC)

RESP 3

2016-2017

Cranbourne Carlisle Primary School

Family Learning Club

Primary aged students and families from refugee or migrant backgrounds primarily from Afghanistan, Pakistan and India

Southern Migrant Resource Centre (SMRC)

RESP 3

2016-2017

Cranbourne East Secondary College

Student Workshops - Career Conversation

Students in years 9-12 and families, primarily from Dari and Punjabi speaking backgrounds

Career Education Association of Victoria (CEAV)

RESP 3

2016-2017

Cranbourne Secondary College

Student Workshops - Career Conversation

Secondary aged students and families from refugee backgrounds, primarily from Afghanistan

Career Education Association of Victoria (CEAV)

RESP 3

2016-2017

Lynbrook Primary School

Learning Support Club and Family Learning Club

Students and families from EAL backgrounds

Southern Migrant Resource Centre (SMRC)

RESP 3

2016-2017

St Francis Xavier College

Family Workshops – Digital Literacy

Families from refugee background, primarily from South Sudan

 

Southern Migrant Resource Centre (SMRC)

RESP 3

2016-2017

Gleneagles Secondary College

Learning Support Club with peer-tutoring and mentoring components and family workshops

Senior secondary aged students and families from refugee backgrounds

Embrace Education

RESP 2

2014-2015

Hallam Senior College

Learning Support Club with sports engagement and mentoring components

Secondary aged students from refugee backgrounds

Embrace Education and TRY Australia

RESP 2

2014-2015

Narre Warren South P-12 College

Learning Support Clubs and Parent Workshops

Students in years P-12 and families from refugee backgrounds

School based, school run with Multicultural Education Aid (MEA) support

RESP 2

2014-2015

Mossgiel Park Primary School

Family Learning Club with peer-tutoring

Primary aged students and families from refugee backgrounds

South Eastern Christian Centre and Gleneagles Secondary College

RESP 2

2014-2015

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Dandenong

School

Model / Project Type

Cohort

Partner Agency

RESP round / Year

Noble Park English Language School and Dandenong High School

Learning Support Club

Secondary students aged 16+ from migrant and refugee backgrounds

AMES Australia and Southern Migrant Resource Centre (SMRC)

RESP 2

2014-2015

Dandenong West Primary School

Learning Support Club and Family Learning Club

Primary aged students and families from refugee backgrounds

School based, school run in collaboration with the Maths Association of Victoria and Urban Neighbours of Hope (UNOH)

RESP 1

2013-2014

OSHLSP Alliance

Learning Support Clubs

Primary and secondary aged students from refugee and migrant backgrounds

School based, school run partnerships: Doveton College, Dandenong PS, Dandenong South PS and Noble Park English Language School

RESP 1

2013-2014

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EAST

Manningham and Yarra Ranges

School

Model / Project Type

Cohort

Partner Agency

RESP round / Year

Learning in Australia Workshops

Student Workshops and Family Workshops 

 

 

Students and families from refugee and migrant backgrounds

Migrant Information Centre (MIC) in partnership with: Doncaster Secondary College, Eastwood Primary School, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Primary School, St Peter Julian Eymard Primary School, Yarra Hills Secondary College

RESP 2

2014-2015

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Maroondah

School

Model / Project Type

Cohort

Partner Agency

RESP round / Year

Ainslie Parklands Primary School

Learning Support Club with peer-tutoring

Primary aged students from migrant and refugee backgrounds

School based, school run with Melba College

RESP 2

2014-2015

Eastwood Primary School

Learning Support Club with peer-tutoring

Primary aged students in grades 3-6 from refugee and migrant backgrounds

School based, school run with Ringwood Secondary College

 

RESP 2

2014-2015

Melba Secondary College

Learning Support Club with peer-tutoring

Secondary aged students of migrant and refugee backgrounds

Melbourne Youth Initiative (MYI)

RESP 1

2013-2014

Ruskin Park Primary School

Learning Support Club with peer-tutoring

Primary aged students from migrant and refugee backgrounds

School based, school run with Melba College

RESP 1

2013-2014

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Monash

School

Model / Project Type

Cohort

Partner Agency

RESP round / Year

Clayton North Primary School

Learning Support Club and Family Learning Club

Primary aged students and families of refugee backgrounds

Dixon House Neighbourhood Centre

RESP 1

2013-2014

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WEST

Wyndham

School

Model / Project Type

Cohort

Partner Agency

RESP round / Year

Baden Powell Primary School

Family Learning Club

Primary aged students and families of refugee backgrounds

Micare

RESP 3

2016-2017

MacKillop Catholic Regional College

Learning Support Club with sports engagement component

Year 7 and 8 students from refugee and EAL backgrounds

The Huddle

RESP 3

2016-2017

St Francis of Assisi Primary School

Learning Support Club with peer-tutoring

Primary aged students in grades 3-6 from refugee or migrant backgrounds

Edmund Rice Community and Refugee Services (ERCRS)

RESP 3

2016-2017

Tarneit P-9 College

Learning Support Club with peer-tutoring

Primary aged students in grades 1-4 from refugee or migrant backgrounds, primarily South Sudanese, Pasifika and Indian

100 Story Building

RESP 3

2016-2017

The Grange P-12

Learning Support Club with sports engagement component

Primary aged students from refugee backgrounds

The Huddle

RESP 3

2016-2017

Thomas Carr College

Learning Support Club with a creative arts component

Secondary aged students from refugee backgrounds, primary cultural and linguistic backgrounds of South Sudanese (Dinka & Arabic), Filipino (Tagalog), Indian (Hindi), and Sri Lankan (Sinhalese & Tamil)

Spectrum

RESP 3

2016-2017

Truganina South Primary School

Family Learning Club

Primary aged students in grades P-2 and families from EAL backgrounds, primary Indian and Somali

Refugee Migrant Children Centre (RMCC)

RESP 3

2016-2017

Warringa Park P-12

Sports Engagement Program and Parent Information Sessions

Secondary aged students in years 9-12 and families from refugee or migrant backgrounds

Drummond Street Services and Werribee Basketball Association

RESP 3

2016-2017

Werribee Secondary College

Learning Support Club and Family Learning Club

Secondary aged students and families from migrant and refugee backgrounds, primarily Karen and Karenni

MiCare

RESP 3

2016-2017

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Brimbank

School                 

Model / Project Type

Cohort

Partner Agency

RESP round / Year

Copperfield College

Family Learning Club

Secondary aged students and families of refugee backgrounds

Afro-Australian Student Association (AASO)

RESP 2

2014-2015

Marian College

Parent EAL classes

Parents from migrant and refugee backgrounds

CommUnity+

RESP 2

2014-2015

Sunshine Harvester Primary School

Learning Support Club with peer-tutoring

Primary aged students from refugee and EAL backgrounds

Edmund Rice Community and Refugee Services (ERCRS)

RESP 1

2013-2014

Western English Language School

Learning Support Club

Primary and secondary aged students of migrant and refugee backgrounds

Victoria University

RESP 1

2013-2014

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Maribyrnong

School

Model / Project Type

Cohort

Partner Agency

RESP round / Year

Braybrook College

Parent Workshops

Parents from Chin and Karen backgrounds

New Hope Foundation (now MiCare)

RESP 2

2014-2015

Caroline Chisholm Catholic College

Learning Support Club

Secondary aged students from migrant and refugee backgrounds

School based, school run with Australian Catholic University

RESP 1

2013-2014

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REGIONAL

School

Model / Project Type

Cohort

Partner Agency

RESP round / Year

Mildura Primary School

Learning Support Club

Primary aged students from refugee backgrounds

Mallee Family Care

RESP 2

2014-2015

Kangaroo Flat and Golden Square Primary Schools

Learning Support Club with peer-tutoring and Parent Information Sessions

Primary aged students and families from migrant and refugee backgrounds

Bendigo Community Health Service (BCHS) with Bendigo Foodshare, universities and secondary schools

RESP 1

2013-2014

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