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Fairbridge Chapel 

Fairbridge is pleased to announce our successful application to the Western Australian Government and the Heritage Council of WA for the Heritage Grants Program. The Minister for Heritage, the Hon. David Templeman has approved a grant of $100,000 to assist with the conservation of the Fairbridge Chapel roof. The Chapel was built in 1931 by the famous international architect, Sir Herbert Baker, and is now in dire need of restoration, with expected costs in excess of $450,000. If you would like to contribute to the restoration of the culturally significant Chapel, you can follow the link http://www.givenow.com.au/fairbridge

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Alcoa Partnership 

Thanks to the ongoing partnership with Alcoa of Australia, Taya Norton will start 2018 in her second 6 months of her Hospitality Traineeship, while also completing her secondary education with Fairbridge College.

Fairbridge recently added Certificate II and III in Hospitality to its Vocational Education and Training (VET) as an employment pathway for youth to capitalise on the booming Tourism industry in the Peel Region. Alcoa have committed funding to Fairbridge until December 2019, to provide traineeship opportunities to up to 12 Fairbridge College and VET students.

Fairbridge students receive specialist numeracy and literacy tutoring, life development skill training and access to mentor support, free transport and breakfast. If you would like to know more about Fairbridge’s alternative pathways to education, you can phone 9531 1177.

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Pasture to Plate

The Fairbridge Pasture to Plate Trainee Chef Experience ran during the school holidays, thanks to the Shire of Murray and Alcoa Community Assistance Partnership Fund.

The 9 day program gave youth aged over 15, an opportunity to learn basic cooking skills and participate in Master Classes with Fairbridge Head Chef. Students had the chance to explore the historical Fairbridge Village, explore local produce and visit the nearby dairy farm, while also enjoying adventure activities like abseiling and rock climbing. Students who complete the course received Statements of Attainment towards a Cert II in Hospitality.

The aim of the Fairbridge Pasture to Plate experience was to provide an inclusive, educational and supervised program for youth to learn new skills, and reduce anti-social and risk behaviours that are usually associated with unsupervised youth during school holidays. Fairbridge has a long history of assisting disengaged and disadvantaged youth, and thanks to the Shire of Murray and Alcoa, will be running Pasture to Plate again in the April school holidays. For more information contact Fairbridge on 9531 1177.

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