It’s End of Year/Christmas time for our Bacchus Marsh/Darley homework club.
Yesterday we held a small Christmas gathering to not only celebrate Christmas, but also the wonderful achievements of our students over this year!
ALF CEO, David Perrin, attended the celebration, along with 15 children and 7 family members and 5 tutors/volunteers. The Christmas gathering started with our final literacy and numeracy class for the year, and then proceeded onto a huge afternoon tea (which was freshly prepared by Sue Bacon). The party then continued with a visit from Santa where all the kids received packs of new books for their own libraries.
The Aboriginal Literacy Foundation provided gift packs of books for each child who had attended the homework club throughout the year, which the children loved!
The Bacchus Marsh/Darley homework club participants get together every Tuesday afternoon between 4-6pm at Darley Neighbourhood House to receive support with their homework, as well as general assistance with their literacy skills and other subjects they may be struggling with at school. There are 15 students who attend the club, ranging between 7 and 14 years old. The club also has a number of pre-schoolers who join us for art and craft every week.
The club will re commence in February 2015. If you would like to learn more about the club or how you can get involved, you can contact David on (03) 9650 1006.