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Newsletter - June 2021

A LOOK AT SKYLINE

LAW ROCKS – BATTLE OF THE BANDS FOR SKYLINE

EVENT POSTPONED – LAW ROCKS – BATTLE OF THE BANDS FOR SKYLINE!

Watch this space for the new date and join us then. We look forward to being able to celebrate together post lockdown.

In the meantime, stay safe so as a community we can get on top of this outbreak.

FOCUS ON STUDENTS

Calling for 2022 Skyline Student Nominations!

Our Student application process for the 2022 intake has begun. Last week we contacted our 25 existing Partner Schools and inviting several new Schools to nominate students. Here is a message from Roger Page, Principal of Nossal High School, encouraging new schools to join Skyline.

We are looking to accept up to 82 Students to achieve a record-high Skyline cohort of over 160 Students. We encourage all our existing Students and Companion Teachers to identify current Year 10 Students who could join the Skyline family next year. Alumnus Steven Banh has created a video to provide Year 10 students with some understanding of the benefits Skyline will bring.

Thank you Skyline!

Lachie from Mansfield has chosen a different pathway to his career of choice. In the middle of last year Lachie left Mansfield Secondary College to pursue a cookery apprenticeship while completing a VCAL program. 

We are thrilled by his progress and asked Lachie to share his story: 

This time last year I was extremely unhappy: I didn't like school, learning about subjects I had no interest in, all while knowing exactly what I wanted to pursue.

Skyline helped me with my departure from school and made sure I was going in the right direction.

I’ve started an apprenticeship in commercial cookery while also completing VCAL at The Indie School. I feel like I’m making progress in the job as I have already progressed from only doing the dishes to now doing food preparation in a kitchen run by a highly regarded business owner and chef.

Through the help of Skyline I have met some amazing people in my field, including local chef Megan Knapp, who is such a great mentor and I have learned so much from her. After completing my apprenticeship, my goal is to run my own business. I am finally doing what I want in life and Skyline's help in this pathway has been invaluable.

SKYLINE HATCH

At Skyline Hatch, we understand that VCE students’ needs are complex. There isn’t one path towards success that suits everyone. We also believe that VCE success isn’t about marks alone—it’s about cultivating a passion for learning and gaining skills that will help students navigate the world after graduation. That’s why Hatch offers a uniquely comprehensive program of tutoring, master classes, workshops and resources that develop both academic ability and emotional intelligence.

Like our recent GAT Hack bundle that featured our GAT Preparation masterclass and Stress Hack, an interactive, online workshop delivered by Leah Davidson that teaches young people how to stay clear and calm and avoid panic in stressful situations.

Click here to find out how Stress Hack helped VCE student, Ruby overcome stressful situations like tests and SACs.

To sign up or to find out more about Hatch services and how we’re making a difference by enabling more Students to take part in Skyline’s transformational two-year VCE program click here or contact us at hatch@skylinefoundation.org.au

You can also click here to listen to Roger Page, Principal of Nossal High School, share his thoughts on Skyline Hatch.

DONOR APPRECIATION

It isn’t too late to make your End of Financial Year donation to Skyline—please contact us should this be of interest at jane@skylinefoundation.org.au

Skyline is so very grateful to the Bank of Melbourne Foundation. Since 2017 the Foundation has generously supported Skyline’s expansion in the South-East region and in 2020 selected Skyline to be the first recipient of the major Progress Grant enabling a further 30 Students each year for three years to join our transformational Program, to complete their VCE with the support and guidance of the Skyline Program. 

The Keysborough Branch of the Bank of Melbourne has endorsed this support. It is thanks to the generosity of the Bank of Melbourne Foundation that Skyline has been able to significantly expand our impact and we are immensely grateful. Next month, Year 12 Student Mya and Alumnus Steven will address a Bank of Melbourne Foundation dinner at Federation Square to share their personal stories and explain the impact Skyline has had in their lives. We are so proud of you, Mya and Steven!

                                        

We extend gratitude to our supporters—without you we cannot continue our critical work.

Thank you again to our generous donors Skyline has supported 399 Students to date with a 94% retention rate. Today we have approximately 260 Alumni and 134 Students in our transformational VCE Program!

We extend gratitude to our supporters—without you we cannot continue our critical work.

Thank you again to our generous donors Skyline has supported 399 Students to date with a 94% retention rate. Today we have approximately 260 Alumni and 134 Students in our transformational VCE Program!

We extend gratitude to our supporters—without you we cannot continue our critical work.

Thank you again to our generous donors Skyline has supported 399 Students to date with a 94% retention rate. Today we have approximately 260 Alumni and 134 Students in our transformational VCE Program!

We extend immense appreciation to: 

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