Our Place launches at Morwell Park Primary School to help local children and their families thrive
Our Place Morwell brought together local families, community partners and service providers to celebrate its launch at Morwell Park Primary School on Thursday 2nd November, with a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony conducted by Auntie Kathy Dalton and family, a cake cutting ceremony and a party held in the school grounds.
Our Place founder and philanthropist Julius Colman, Our Place CEO Sean Cory, Victorian Department of Education Inner Gippsland Area Director Andrew Eastcott, Latrobe City Mayor Kelly O’Callaghan and School Principal Chris Joustra welcomed the community to celebrate the occasion.
In partnership with Morwell Park Primary School and the Latrobe City Council, Our Place has been working on site in a purpose-built hub since January this year to support children and their families succeed through high-quality learning and addressing their health and wellbeing needs. It is the second Our Place site in Morwell, in addition to Morwell Central Primary School.
Our Place is supporting the engagement of local families with its partner organisations that connect on site at the school.
These include family service and playgroup as part of the Early Help program with Key Assets and Ramahyuck, family services and supported play groups from 54 Reasons, health and wellbeing interventions with Latrobe Community Health Service and NDIS, general practice with Royal Medical Centre, education and employment services with Skills and Jobs Victoria, Parent Next program with APM Workcare services, education with Tafe Gippsland and after school sports and physical activity programs with Gippsport.