Media, news

Hands on Learning is giving Mt Clear Secondary students another option at school

Hands on learning is giving students at Mt Clear Secondary College a different pathway to stay engaged at school.

For one day a week, 10 students spend time working on building projects around the school and in the community in the innovative Hands on Learning program.

“We introduced Hands on Learning because we wanted to make sure that every student at Mount Clear College had an opportunity to discover their talents and experience individual success, helping build self-esteem and strong pathways into the senior school,” said principal Lynita Taylor.

For the full article follow this link.

Media, news

Students get hands-on in acclaimed project


Hands on Learning, a program supported by Australian aid and development agency Save the Children, was included on the list compiled by education non-profit HundrED.

The school-based practical program increases student achievement by creating opportunities for young people to discover their talents and experience success through literal “hands-on” learning.

To read the full article please follow this link.


Awards and recognition, Media, news, Special events, Update

HoLA has merged with Save the Children





Hands on Learning Australia (HoLA) and Save the Children joined forces to make it possible for more young Australians to stay connected to school and improve their educational and life outcomes. HoLA and Save the Children share a bold vision – that all young people at risk of disengaging from school will have a genuine opportunity to receive and learn from a quality basic education.

The merger, took effect from 1st April 2017, bringing together HoLA’s long-term ambition to prevent early school leaving and Save the Children’s vision of a world in which every child attains the right to a quality basic education.

Read more about this exciting development here.

Awards and recognition, news, Special events

Local MP Gabrielle Williams congratulates Doveton College HoL team on winning inaugural HoL Video Competition

The HoL team at Doveton College have won the first ever HoL Video Competition. In 2 minutes they did an amazing job of capturing the essence of why HoL is so effective.

The school welcomed local MP Gabrielle Williams who presented the team with the latest GoPro HERO5 as first prize. HOLA Chair Rod Glover also attended to congratulate the team, and also presented the video director Zach Gleeson with his own smaller action camera.


Watch their fabulous video here


Media, news


Rob, Dale and Seral and the HoL team at Brookside College in Caroline Springs have been working on a project to restore donated furniture for a local western suburbs charity that supports people in emergency situations like house fires, domestic violence and refugees.
The local Brimbank Leader highlighted their work in last week’s newspaper which can be read here or  here.
Kris at Brimbank
news, Special events

Federal Shadow Minister for Education Kate Ellis visits our 60th HoL school

Federal Shadow Minister for Education, the Honourable Kate Ellis MP visit our 60th HoL school – Elisabeth Murdoch College – today.

2016 April 20 EMC Kate Ellis Peta Murphy visit 3
Ms Ellis was joined by local Federal Labor candidate Peta Murphy (above speaking with HoL artisan-teacher
Isobel, and one of the HoL students).

2016 April 20 EMC Kate Ellis Peta Murphy visit 1
Both politicians were impressed with the progress that the HoL team had made in turning an old shed
into a new home in such a short space of time.

Mses Ellis & Murphy spoke with the fresh HoL students, and met with Principal Dean King and Ciro Ferra,
congratulating them on their leadership in implementing HoL at the school.