Schools

We facilitate a series of interactive sessions for secondary school students across Victoria. Presentations are appropriate for year-group or whole school assemblies, and our 60-minute workshops are suitable for a class size up to 30 students. We offer three different workshops that explore issues of family violence, homelessness and gender inequality.

Find out more about our program.

Download our Expression of Interest form.

Our School Engagement Program encourages young people to think about how they can make a difference and contribute towards building a better society and helping put an end to family violence. We offer ways to stand up and be counted and get involved in our work. You can help raise awareness about issues relating to family violence and homelessness, or raise money to help women and children escaping unsafe situations.

In 2016/17 we conducted over 40 presentations and workshops in schools across Melbourne and regional centres. We are also grateful for the amazing support from a variety of schools such as Our Lady of Mercy College (OLMC) who held a High Tea in September 2017 raising over $12,000 to support our work with women and children, in addition to various fundraising activities throughout the year. Several schools also conducted drives to collect items such as toiletries, arts and craft supplies, stationery, colouring books and so forth. These are great gifts that we can use across all of our programs.

For any queries about our Schools Engagement Program please email the Community and Schools Engagement Officer, Tanya Mathias, at tmathias@mcauleycsw.org.au.