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Learning support programs help students from migrant and refugee backgrounds to thrive.


Across Victoria, Learning Beyond the Bell (LBB) supports over 365 out-of-school-hours learning support programs. These programs provide high quality tuition and learning support to children and young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds, and their families. They also assist families to better support their children’s learning at home.

Often called Homework Clubs, they are actually much broader in their range of activities and methods of support than that term implies. Programs cover a range of models including Homework Clubs, Family Learning Clubs and peer-to-peer learning approaches. The clubs are focused on both learning and wellbeing outcomes. Find a club near you.

What can CMY provide?

Program management technical advice

  • Consultation on starting an out-of-school-hours learning support program
  • Advice to support program management
  • Assistance with improving program quality
  • Support with monitoring and evaluation plans
  • Sustainability advice

Networking and information sharing

  • Evidence-based advice and advocacy on relevant issues
  • Regional events
  • Regular newsletters and updates
  • Sector-specific resources
  • Online map of learning support programs in Victoria

Training and professional development

  • Free training offered regularly, delivered at your club, school or at CMY
  • A wide range of targeted sessions designed specifically for coordinators, tutors or school staff
  • E-learning resource: Refugee Journeys into Victorian Schools

2020 Training Calendar

Resources for learning support programs

Refugee Journeys into Victorian Schools

This e-learning module explores the settlement and education experiences of students from a refugee background. It will identify some of the challenges that arise while settling in Australia and engaging in education. It is a resource for people supporting the education of students from a refugee background.

e-Learning Resource: Refugee Journeys into Victorian Schools

Tips for Tutors Video Series

A five-part video series of tips and strategies for volunteer tutors.

Tips for Tutors

Volunteer

Volunteers play an important role in Out-of-School-Hours Learning Support Programs. They tutor students in literacy, numeracy and study skills, and help to build confidence, self-esteem and feelings of connection to their school and wider community.

If you are interested in volunteering in a learning support program, please contact the club directly. Find a club near you.

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