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

Northern Bay partners collaborate to enhance early literacy 

Weekly Storytime sessions at Korayn Birralee Family Centre provides families with an opportunity to engage in a targeted early literacy program within…

Adults encouraged to embrace lifelong learning

Our Place is highlighting the importance of lifelong learning during Adult Learners Week, an annual education event from 1 – 8 Septembe…

Reading and storytelling helps young brains to grow

Making time for a story each day can help your child’s early brain development, which will then help them succeed during…

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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.