Student Support Programs
These programs respond to the need for accessible, place-based, high quality and holistic education support for children, young people and families from migrant, refugee and disadvantaged backgrounds living in Melbourne’s western suburbs.
The suite of Student Support Programs provides an entry point to a variety of other programs accessed by other family members. Our Learning and Student Support Programs operate applying the principles of:
Community development and;
Strengths based practice
"...being confident at school and with my work makes me want to attend it more often. I've also learned about helping our and socialising with other people."
- A study support Student
"What inspired me to continue volunteering at Edmund Rice was seeing the kids having a great time whilst gaining confidence in their abilities; as well as the smiles on their faces when they figured out how to do a new maths skill or figuring out a question that they once thought was impossible.
Through this experience, I understand how crucial it is to help children in any way possible and believe that all kids require extra nurture and care while they are young so they can grow into strong, kind and intelligent young adults.
The program has enabled me to become more confident in communicating with a wide range of people. It has also taught me the importance of patience and compassion while helping the kids understand different concepts."
- An ERCRS Volunteer