NAB Schools First

NAB Schools First Partnership Matching Service (PMS)

Dear Partnership Brokers,

NAB Schools First is proud to announce the launch of our newly-updated NAB Schools First Partnership Matching Service (PMS).

The PMS is designed to target schools, community and there is a special section specifically for Partnership Brokers to register their details which will enable them to view any schools and community organisations that have registered because they are looking for a partnership and have requested the assistance of a Partnership Broker.

We are extremely excited about this tool as it’s interactive and easy to follow allowing users to create a profile around their partnership needs, outcomes and requirements and most importantly the searching for potential matches starts immediately!

If you have not already done so, please join the NAB Schools First mailing list – this way, you will receive the monthly e-newsletter that covers everything that is happening within the NAB Schools First program.

If you could please forward out to your respective State & Territory Networks, we would appreciate it.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO SUPPORT AND GUIDE THE FUTURE OF YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY MENTOR: a job description

What is the Community Mentoring program about?

A trained volunteer mentor meets with an identified student for one hour each week in their school. The focus is on developing a positive relationship with a young person to build on their strengths, skills, abilities and interests to remain connected to learning.

What will I be doing?

·         Meet with the student for one hour each week during school hours.

·         Listen and share; encourage communication with the student during an organized activity.

·         Reinforce positive behaviours to encourage student confidence and self-esteem.

·         Personalise and connect learning using an activity based on the student’s interests.

·         Liaise with school Meet ‘n Greet staff, the student’s teacher and a Community Mentor coordinator.

·         E-mentoringis an alternative that might work for you: the student is at school, you are at work / home / different location.

Community Mentoring Program

Schools in the Murray and Mallee region are looking for volunteers to assist in the Community Mentoring Program

COMMUNITY MENTOR: a job description

What is the Community Mentoring program about?

A trained volunteer mentor meets with an identified student for one hour each week in their school. The focus is on developing a positive relationship with a young person to build on their strengths, skills, abilities and interests to remain connected to learning.

What will I be doing?

·         Meet with the student for one hour each week during school hours.

·         Listen and share; encourage communication with the student during an organized activity.

·         Reinforce positive behaviours to encourage student confidence and self-esteem.

·         Personalise and connect learning using an activity based on the student’s interests.

·         Liaise with school Meet ‘n Greet staff, the student’s teacher and a Community Mentor coordinator.

·         E-mentoringis an alternative that might work for you: the student is at school, you are at work / home / different location.

PRESS RELEASE

RYT Indigenous dancers to perform at 2012 Spirit Festival

RYT Indigenous dancers to perform at 2012 Spirit Festival.

Riverland Youth Theatre is excited to announce that 8 indigenous performers between 12-15 years old will present a contemporary dance performance in collaboration with Kurruru Youth Arts at this year’s Spirit Festival event in Adelaide on February 25th.

The Spirit Festival is South Australia’s premier Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts and Cultural Festival. It is an annual FREE family friendly event held in the heart of the city and features the very best music, ceremony, cultural workshops, forums and visual arts.

The RYT dancers include Sue Ellen Abdulla, Elayna Wilson, Samara Riley, Courtney Sumner, Shakiira Abdulla, Jaiime Leah Gray, Shianne Gray and Lillian Bridgeland. The participants are from Glossop High School, Barmera and Winkie Primary Schools.

“The RYT performers have been rehearsing regularly with Kurruru Youth Arts Artistic Director Deon Hastie in the Riverland over the last couple of weeks as part of RYT’s Nunga Rhythms project”, said RYT Artistic Director Olivia Allen.

“Nunga Rhythms will involve dance and arts workshops across 2012 with indigenous and non indigenous young people in the Riverland”, said RYT Artistic Director Olivia Allen.

 “The Nunga Rhythms project is a partnership between RYT, Kurruru Youth Arts, Country Arts SA and other local organizations including AC Care, Service to Youth Council (SYC), Innovative Community Action Network (ICAN), Riverland Headspace, Riverland Division of General Practice, and School and Beyond Inc”, said RYT Artistic Director Olivia Allen.

The Nunga Rhythms project is funded by the Australia Council for the Arts Community Partnerships and Country Arts SA.