Sunbury Group Graduates

Moe Life Skills Sunbury students holding their Certificate 1 certificates next to their instructors

After a long break due to COVID restrictions, our Sunbury group were able to complete their Certificate I in Transition Education.

We held a graduation at the Global Learning Centre in Sunbury in the last week of March.

Congratulations to Riley, Liam I, Liam C, Liz, Sarah and Steve on your dedication to your studies.

If you would like to learn more about our Certificate I courses in Transition Education and Work Education which are delivered statewide across Victoria, get in touch with us today on (03) 5127 7999 or office@moelifeskills.vic.edu.au

Free Community Event – Outdoor Family Movie Night

Next door to Moe Life Skills, the ‘high street community hub’ is hosting a free one-of-a-kind outdoor cinema experience showing the family movie, “Mrs Doubtfire”, on Saturday 10 April 2021 at 4 High Street, Moe.

Lockdown was a difficult time for many. We are a diverse and remarkably resilient community, supporting and working together to limit the spread of Coronavirus. This is an opportunity to celebrate together with a nostalgic, feel-good family movie.

The event is open to all people no matter what their ability and offers a true cinema experience with popcorn, barista coffee, cold drinks and ice cream available for sale. There is no EFTPOS so bring cash if you would like to purchase anything.

The venue is open from 5.30pm with live music from a local band. Bring a rug or chairs to sit on and enjoy whatever food you choose to bring. The movie starts at 6.50pm and finishes just after 9.00pm.

Due to COVID restrictions, spaces are limited so bookings are essential. To reserve a spot, call 0499 783 220.

In line with government regulations and keeping everyone’s safety their top priority, the ‘high street community hub‘ has presented their COVIDSafe Event Registration & Check List for their Outdoor Family Movie Night. They just ask that we:

  • Please stay at home on the night if we are unwell or have been instructed to isolate or quarantine.
  • Maintain at least 1.5m physical distance between other groups at all times.
  • Minimise movement and stay within allocated spaces where practical.
  • Observe requirements for face covering, cough etiquette and personal hygiene.

For more information or to book a spot, call 0499 783 220.

Greeting Cards by Mainstreet Artists

Looking for unique cards this holiday season? Look no further.

Take a look at our curated selection of beautiful greeting cards. Send a card that is both beautiful to receive and display. Support our local artists!

Cards are sold in packs of eight, featuring one artwork from each of our eight Mainstreet artists. We have three packs to choose from (A, B and/or C).

Each pack of eight cards is $25. Multiple payment options accepted including cash. Contactless pickup offered. Local delivery possible if you ask nicely 😉 We can also post for a small fee.

Contact office on (03) 5127 7999 or email office@moelifeskills.vic.edu.au to order and nominate which pack(s) you prefer.

Limited run of cards. First in, best dressed!

#LifeSkills #GiftCards #ChristmasCards

Batch A
Batch B
Batch C

My Favourite Holidays by Georgia Green

“I have had great experiences on my favourite holidays.

Sometimes I go down to Melbourne with my family to see my sister.

We go shopping when we catch up and I stay at my sister’s house for the weekend.

I also get to stay with my Interchange host family in Traralgon on some weekends.

I get to go out for lunches and we also go for drives together.

I went to Lakes Entrance for a holiday with my Mum and Dad.

We go for a walk on the beach. We also went to the Greek restaurant on one of the nights.

We also got to play mini golf.

I have also been on a holiday to Adelaide with my family for my cousin’s birthday.

We went to her party. We also went to Glenelg by tram. We walked to the beach and looked at the shops there.

We had a great time.”

By Georgia Green

Georgia has been working on this piece of writing through our Self Advocacy program with her support worker, Sarah. Let Georgia know if you enjoyed it!

Moe Life Skills reveals COVID Safe Plan

We have been busy bees working in the background planning and trialing new things. We wanted to ensure when we returned to service – however it may look – that it would be safe for everyone involved and delivered to the standard our community has come to expect.

We are pleased to report Phase 1 of our COVID Safe Plan has been completed and that Phase 2 is now well under way. We look forward to bringing you more updates as we return to a new look service.

Our heartfelt thanks goes out to our participants, families and staff for your continued support and patience as we navigate these uncharted waters together.

If you have any feedback or would like to discuss how we can assist you achieve your goals – the Life Skills way – contact us today on (03) 5127 7999 or email office@moelifeskills.vic.edu.au

‘Stories from Home’ – Week 8

The Dulcie Stone ‘Stories from Home’ writing project is a collaboration between VALID and Writers Victoria. During the 2020 coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions, participants were invited to share their experiences through writing by submitting their responses to weekly topics. The submission(s) below are from Moe Life Skills participants. Happy reading and be sure to let them know if you enjoyed it!

Theme: ‘Who and What You Love’

Week 8’s theme is ‘Who and What You Love’

Who and what I love (1) by Chris Bodley.

I love watching my DVD’s. The ones I love the best are “The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo”, “Romeo and Juliet” and David Attenborough’s documentaries.

I love reading books. My favourite book is “Geronimo Stilton”.

I love listening to music on You Tube. Some of my favourites are, “It’s In The Water Or The Blood” and “ King of the Road”.
I have a lot more things that I love doing.

Who and What I Love (2) by Chris Bodley

I love some sea creatures. The ones I like best are the Stone Fish, and I also like the Blue Ringed Octopus and the Box Jellyfish. I also like the Tiger Shark.

I love turtles. My favourite ones are the Loggerhead and the Hawksbill.

I love going to Australia Zoo to see the reptiles, such as snakes and the crocodiles.

Who and What I Love by Georgia Green

I love my family.

My Boyfriend Justin.

He’s handsome, he is caring and we share ideas.

And my interchange family.

They go for St Kilda like me.

I also love my cousins Sarah and Kerrie.

I love my dog Billy.

I take Billy for walks.

I love working at St Vinnie’s

And the Salvation Army Op Shops.

I Like doing Zoom meetings.

And I Like to meet different people in the Zoom Meetings.

Read more stories from other entries here: https://www.valid.org.au/stories-from-home-week-8/


‘Stories from Home’ – Week 7

Week 7 – ‘Your Community’

‘Your Community’ was the topic for week 7 of Dulcie Stone’s ‘Stories from Home’ project. Check out entries from Moe Life Skills participants and their peers, and be sure to let them know if you enjoyed it!

My Community by Chris Bodley

In my community is my family and my friends, and I also have Moe Life Skills.

I enjoy going to Moe Life Skills because they help me with my learning and any problems I may have.

I like talking to my friends at Moe Life Skills.

I get a lot of help from my family.  I also like talking to my sisters.

My Community by Georgia Green

Every Friday night

But not since Corona, at the Moe RSL,

There is community

Being connected

Listening, talking

And making new friends

In Moe I feel safe and I like to walk

If anything happens, I just walk past the station and Moe Life Skills

I feel safe walking that way

And I know people keep an eye out for me

Since Corona there is a new way of community

On Zoom with my friends from Interchange

Talking, listening

Trivia nights and dancing to our favourite songs

I have started to volunteer again in my community

Soon there will be Breakfast Club

Sorting and serving out breakfasts

Where I make them stickers

And where they always talk to me

Read more stories from other entries here: https://www.valid.org.au/stories-from-home-week-7/

Stories from Home – Week 6

Person with their eyes closed surrounded by photo memories
Week 6 – ‘Your Memories’

The Dulcie Stone ‘Stories from Home’ writing project is a collaboration between VALID and Writers Victoria. During the 2020 coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions, participants were invited to share their experiences through writing by submitting their responses to weekly topics. The submission(s) below are from Moe Life Skills participants. Happy reading and be sure to let them know if you enjoyed it!

Theme: ‘Your Memories’

Memories by Georgia Green

None of my Nanas and Pops are alive anymore
But I remember them

Seeing my Nan at her house
My Nan played bowls
My Pop used to have Weet Bix
My Pop played golf
He went for Sydney

My Dad’s Mum used to make YoYo’s
Really tasty and crunchy

My pop, he went into hospital
My Nana’s plaque is in the hospital

And I remember too
Going to Melbourne to stay at my sisters
Seeing Muriel’s Wedding and Shrek
And sitting in the second row from the front
Catching up with my cousins in Adelaide
Dressed up as Where’s Wally at her birthday

Check out stories from other participants here:
https://www.valid.org.au/stories-from-home-week-6/

Stories from Home – Week 5

Group of friends in a huddle
‘Your Support’ is the topic for week 5

The Dulcie Stone ‘Stories from Home’ writing project is a collaboration between VALID and Writers Victoria. During the 2020 coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions, participants were invited to share their experiences through writing by submitting their responses to weekly topics. The submission(s) below are from Moe Life Skills participants. Happy reading and be sure to let them know if you enjoyed it!

Theme: ‘Your Support’

My Supports by Chris Bodley

My supports at Moe Life Skills are the staff members.  They all help me with my work and any problems I may have.
Mum and Dad also help me with my problems and my work.
I can also talk to my sisters about any problems that I may have.

My Support by Georgia Green

I have support from my family
And Interchange in Gippsland
And Moe Life Skills Centre staff
And the Salvation Army Church
And Latrobe City Council
Support is about getting connected with people
It is being friendly kind and respectful…….To me
I made bracelets for my support worker’s children
They made loom bands for me
They are like little strings
They made me happy
They were nice to put on my bag

My Support by Andrew Prior

I have good support.
Moe life skills helps me. My support workers from there are Sarah, Abby, Ash and Majella.
Zoey, Paul and Anthony at Valid help me with Self Advocacy, so I can have my say.
My sister Julie and Geoff care and support me at home.
I’m lucky.

Check out stories from other participants here:
https://www.valid.org.au/stories-from-home-week-5/

Stories from Home – Week 4

Image of people looking into the distance
‘The Future’ is the topic for week 4

The Dulcie Stone ‘Stories from Home’ writing project is a collaboration between VALID and Writers Victoria. During the 2020 coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions, participants were invited to share their experiences through writing by submitting their responses to weekly topics. The submission(s) below are from Moe Life Skills participants. Happy reading and be sure to let them know if you enjoyed it!

Theme: ‘The Future’

The Future by Chris Bodley

When the Corona virus has finished, I am looking forward to going shopping at my favourite shops.
Such as Kmart, the lolly shop in Yarragon and JB hi fi.
I would also like to go to All Creatures Great and Small. It is a gift shop in Yarragon.
I am looking forward to having sleepovers at my aunties house.
We will also have a big KFC party.

The Future by Georgia Green

Find a job that pays
See more of my family, I want to go to Adelaide
See my friends again
Justin, Andrew, Cass, Chris, Fee, Rachael, Rodney and Thelma
Going back to Moe Life Skills
Doing all my other programs
Girls night out
Feeling freedom
I miss Moe PAG and not connecting up with people
Getting out into the community
Going swimming, getting active, losing weight
Doing breakfast club
Being kind and caring

Check out stories from other participants here: https://www.valid.org.au/stories-from-home-week-4/