Melton Secondary College have started HoL. The Melton and Moorobool Star Weekly’s Sumeyya Ilanbey visited the team and ran this story on the 2nd of August.
Federal Shadow Minister for Education, the Honourable Kate Ellis MP visit our 60th HoL school – Elisabeth Murdoch College – today.
Ms Ellis was joined by local Federal Labor candidate Peta Murphy (above speaking with HoL artisan-teacher
Isobel, and one of the HoL students).
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.
Newsboys Foundation and SVP Melbourne have entered into a three year partnership with HoL to help young people stay in school. Read the press release.
HoL students have refurbished and donated two shopping trollies to the local Food Share program. Read more from The Standard: Students lend a hand for volunteers _ The Standard.
Read the full story online here or click this link: Fitzroy High School program engages students interested in practical learning _ HeraldSun
ABC broadcaster Dave O’Neil interviewed Richard O’Donovan about HoL on Melbourne 774 Afternoon program. Listen to it below.
Once again Independent Senator for Victoria John Madigan encouraged the Federal Minister for Education and Training, now Simon Birmingham, to take a hands-on approach to education when he puts on a blacksmithing workshop for the Minister and a group of Fitzroy High School (FHS) students on Tuesday 17 Nov 2015 .
The HoL program at FHS operates out of an historic W-class tram and both Senator Madigan and Minister Birmingham worked together with the students to forge a Ned Kelly helmet and tools for a pizza oven the students are building at the school.
Senator Madigan, a long-term supporter of HoL, said: “Everyone learns differently and the classroom doesn’t give all kids the chance to shine.
“HoL offers new ways to learn, engaging students who are not having a great deal of success in their traditional studies. These kids are often good with their hands and prefer practical tasks like building and making things to being cooped up in a classroom.
“HoL gives them a sense of achievement, boosting their self-esteem, while also helping them recognize the value of what they are being taught in class.
“Most importantly, HoL gives them hope, keeping them in school longer, and helping them to develop the skills needed to succeed in our twenty first century economy. This is critical given the sometimes grim prospects of those who don’t finish high school.”
Minister Birmingham congratulated the staff and students on making such positive contributions to the school and keeping engaged with their learning. He described HoL as “a great program keeping kids engaged with school”
Penny, Michael and the Fitzroy High HoL team are featured in today’s Age. Read the full story here.
Red Symons took a light hearted interest in the traumatisation of children, but found out a whole lot more when he spoke to HoL artisan-teacher Penny Stray this morning on 774 Breakfast. Listen for yourself by clicking here.