Our Vision

All children and their families succeed
in life.

Five core Elements

Evidence-based strategies to achieve outcomes for children, families and communities.

Place-Based Approach

Schools as the place to support disadvantaged communities.

Our Approach

Our Place is a holistic place-based approach to supporting the education, health and development of all children and families in disadvantaged communities by utilising the universal platform of a school.

Our vision is that all children and their families succeed in life. We aim to reshape the service system by influencing changes in policies and practices that address the structural causes of disadvantage.

Evidence indicates
that education is
the key to lifting the
aspirations and
improving the lives
of children and
their families.

Latest News

Transition to school sessions provide families with an opportunity to connect

After being approached by parents seeking refreshments whilst their children attended their first transition to school session, Our Place identified a…

Children’s Week at Our Place Northern Bay

Kids Culture Fest was held on site at Our Place Northern Bay in October to launch Children’s Week across the City of Geelong.…

Northern Bay families feature in Eat Well Live Well initiative (Part 2)

Northern Bay families and local community members feature in videos produced as part of the City of Greater Geelong’s Eat Well Live Well initiative…

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Our Sites

Our Place is an initiative of the Colman Education Foundation. Through the Foundation’s ten-year partnership with the Victorian state government, Our Place is being implemented in ten school sites across Victoria, with the support of philanthropic partners.