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

Engagement and Enrichment opportunities for students at Doveton College

Doveton College’s Engagement and Enrichment Program (DEEP) provides students with opportunities to develop skills and knowledge by delivering various…

Supporting the health and wellbeing of the Frankston North community

Facilitating the provision of allied health services and information sessions on site at Frankston North is helping to support families to access the…

Supporting children’s development in Frankston North

Supported Playgroups and Maternal Child Health services are supporting children in Frankston North to grow up healthy and happy.…

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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.