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

Children’s Week 2021: Children have the right to choose their own friends and safely connect with others.

Our Place is celebrating and acknowledging the rights of all children to enjoy childhood during this year’s Children’s Week, coordinated by Children’s…

Collaborative solution overcomes COVID barriers for Adult Learners in Doveton

Adult learners within the English as an Additional Language (EAL) classes were unable to complete any assessments, until a creative resolution was fou…

Looking after your mental health is important

Our Place is highlighting the importance of good mental health during World Mental Health Day, an annual campaign held on 10 October lead by Mental He…

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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.