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Resources for schools
Our team produces a range of resources to support schools, teachers, students and their families including reports, podcasts, infographics, and video. Click here to view.
Training and Professional Development for school staff
CMY delivers live training and professional development for school staff (online and in-person) and also offers online self-directed training modules. These sessions build the capability of schools to support their students and families of refugee and migrant backgrounds in various ways.
Please contact the training team at email@example.com or call 03 9340 3700 to book a session.
Public training calendar
We offer a number of trainings, open to the public, which are suitable for school staff on culturally responsive practice, culturally sustaining schools, anti-racism and other topics.
Please see our Training Calendar for January – June 2023 here.
Book training for your school
We can deliver training tailored to your school staff, either in-person or online, on the topics outlined below.
Culturally Sustaining Schools
This workshop supports school staff to develop a shared vision of teaching and learning that builds on student strengths, fosters positive identities, and sustains the diversity of cultures within the school. Download flyer for more info, or contact us here for further enquriries or to book a session.
Reverb Mental Health
A whole-school approach including workshops and consultations relating to culturally responsive mental health. This program can be tailored to your school and typically runs for one term.
Schools Standing Up to Racism
The free resource is designed to support schools to create safe spaces in which to build the intercultural awareness and understanding required to overcome the barriers to proactively talking about, and addressing, racism and discrimination.
CMY offers workshops to schools to support the implementation of the resource. Further information is available here.
Increase your understanding of what it is like for students to begin school in a new place, explore challenges for students from refugee backgrounds, as well as their resilience and resourcefulness and reflect on ways to provide support.
Programs for school students
Refugee Education Support Program (RESP) – Applications now open for 2024-2025
RESP is a two-year program aimed at assisting schools to identify and implement strategies which have a positive impact on the achievement, engagement, and wellbeing outcomes of students from refugee backgrounds and their families.
RESP works with participating primary and secondary schools in the government and non-government sectors in five defined geographic clusters across Victoria. The program creates a learning community across school clusters to share their practices and ideas to support one another.
Applications are now open for RESP 2024-2025.
- Bendigo South East College
- Braybrook College
- Camp Hill Primary School
- Crusoe College
- Fountain Gate Secondary College
- Great Ryrie Primary School
- Hampton Park Primary School
- Hampton Park Secondary College
- Heathmont East Primary School
- Holy Eucharist Primary School
- Kilberry Valley Primary School
- Mount Evelyn Christian School
- Melba College
- Mooroolbark College
- Our Lady of Perpetual Help
- Rivergum Primary School
- Specimen Hill Primary School
- St Albans Primary School
- Stevensville Primary School
- Thomas Mitchell Primary School
- Thomastown Meadows Primary School
- Thomastown West Primary School
- VU Secondary College
- Wooranna Park Secondary College
Community Support Group – Supporting South Sudanese communities
The South Sudanese Community Support Groups (CSGs) are a coordinated, community-led approach to enhance youth and community engagement, and respond to local community issues and needs through culturally responsive co-designed programs and activities. CSGs work in schools to support better outcomes in education for students from South Sudanese background by:
- supporting better engagement with parents;
- offering family support packages for families in financial hardship;
- delivering co-designed youth leadership and mentorship programs and activities;
- providing access to sports and recreational opportunities;
- facilitating school holiday activities, employment and skills training, after school homework support, and a group work program and activities.
The CSG program supports children and young people of all ages as well as families who are located in Dandenong/Casey/Cardinia, Melton/Brimbank and in Wyndham.
Contact us for more infomation:
Archangelo Nyuol Madut | Program Manager
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Elizabeth Majok | Project Coordinator; Melton & Brimbank
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Kenyatta Dei Wal | Project Coordinator; Dandenong & Casey
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ENVISION – Supporting newly-arrived young people
ENVISION offers free information and leadership workshops for newly-arrived young people aged 12-25 years. These workshops are delivered by CMY staff and Peer Facilitators, covering personal insight, individual goal setting, developing new skills and helping young people achieve their aspiration.
Participants must be aged 12-25, have lived in Australia five years or less, and live, study or work in the North West or South East of Melbourne.
Le Mana Pasifika Youth Project
The ‘Le Mana’ Empower Pasifika Youth Project helps to build a sense of belonging for Pasifika youth aged 12-25 years of age across a range of settings. The Le Mana team offers secondary consultations with school staff as well as structured ten week Pasifika cultural, mentoring and leadership programs in schools. They also run homework clubs, holiday programs, and community events to assist Pasifika young people who reside or travel in Melbourne’s South East and North West areas for study, work and play or have family and community connections in these areas.
Navigator – Supporting disengaged students
Navigator is aimed at high school students in the South East region of Melbourne with 70% or less non-attendance at school. The program provides intensive case management, builds relationships with schools, advocates, offers restorative practices and assertive outreach to support disengaged learners and their families.
For more info, contact:
Bec Lean | South East Program Manager
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Positive Change Makers – Student leadership training
These training modules help high school students gain the skills needed to become positive change makers. Each session is co-delivered by young people, exploring concepts like values-based leadership, team building, active citizenship, culture and ally-ship through a range of engaging and practical activities.
These sessions are available online or in-person, with more information available here.
Reach out to our MY Education team if you have questions about any of our programs:
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