Previous Programs

Early Matters Shepparton

Relationships Australia Victoria provided the Early Matters program which included the Evidence Based Exploring Together a group-based program for families with pre-school aged children, and Tuning Into Kids parenting program to help prevent behavioural issues in young children. It also included a wraparound family support model to support vulnerable children and their families. This activity was delivered in GoodStart Early Learning Centre. This program concluded 30 June 2017. The Digital Story of the Early Matters Shepparton has been produced by Liz Arcus Photography and can be viewed here.

Real Men Make Great Dads Program

FamilyCare provided education and emotional support to help fathers manage their parenting role effectively. Participating fathers gained skills, knowledge and understanding about stages of child development, increased parenting capacities and appropriate discipline strategies throughout their child’s development. The program also offered sessions at some Primary Schools to support fathers living in Greater Shepparton with children aged 0-12 years. This program concluded on 30 June 2013.

iPads-iKids-iCommunity-iSchool Program

Implemented at Gowrie Street Primary School. The school was supported to purchase 50 iPads (including protection cases and screen protectors) as an engagement tool for learning.  The program gave students and their families the opportunity to use current technology for the provision of educational support and learning opportunities ‘anywhere at any time’. There was a combination of learning activities in the classroom as well as parent and child learning sessions. This program concluded on 30 June 2013.

Intensive Supported Playscheme Greater Shepparton

Save the Children provided an intensive supported Playscheme in Tatura and employed a Family Support Worker to support families attending Save the Children’s Mobile Playschemes across the Shepparton region. This program concluded 30 June 2013.

Neighbourhood Schools Network – Playgroups in Schools Program

The program connected with families and children in the early years before their formal schooling years. It gave the children experiences in formal learning settings, use of learning materials and opportunities for learning through play. The program operated at Gowrie Street Primary School, Wilmot Road Primary School and St Georges Road Primary School. This program concluded 30 June 2013.

Greater Shepparton Mother Goose Model and Program

The Mother Goose program provided a group experience for parents, their babies and young children that focused on the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories together. Through this program 22 new Mother Goose facilitators from a range of local agencies were trained to run the program across Greater Shepparton and they were supported by a Mother Goose co-ordinator. The program was run by Greater Shepparton City Council. This program concluded 30 June 2013.