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LifeSkills Express

This person-centred program is designed to deliver learning and skills development in a holistic, experiential manner, focusing on strengths rather than limitations.

It provides a blend of life and independent living skills interspersed with the personal tools

needed to encourage self-reliance, enable the realisation of individual capacities and

potential, and fulfil the needs and aspirations of each individual to achieve valued roles 

in the community.

Funded for eligible students by the NSW Government through Community Obligation Funding (CSO),

LifeSkills Express aims to:

  • build skills in a range of areas to enable participants to take significant steps towards independence, further study and, potentially, volunteering and employment.

  • support the continuing growth of Language, Literacy & Numeracy as well as digital technology skills

  • build self-confidence through practical, creative and engaging activities that will provide challenges as well as fun and enjoyment.

  • provide enterprising opportunities leading to participants becoming more engaged in their community.

The LifeSkills Express program is, wherever possible, designed to allow for a full days participation. Enrolment into both sessions is encouraged to facilitate important social interactions, connection and new friendships over lunch. However enrolment into the morning or afternoon sessions individually may be possible, depending on the program.

Current Opportunities:
What a Wonderful World
Computer Research Skills
1 x 2.5hr session per week x 5 weeks 

Brush up on your computer skills with this fun research project that will take you places you may never have been!

We will travel the globe and visit a different country each week. You challenge is to complete a quiz about each country using your research skills. What language is spoken in this country? What is their currency? How far is it from Port Macquarie? And many more.... we will chart our travels on a class map - will you make it all around the world?
In week 6 we will share our travels with Family, Friends and Carers in our final day presentation.

Students will be supported to complete the following unit of competency:
FSKWTG003 Write short and simple workplace information
Plus Non-Accredited Computer research skills

 

5 sessions      Wednesdays          10:00am - 12:30pm               Port Macquarie

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This is part of a full day program, meet new friends and chat over lunch before your afternoon class begins. See Crafternoon Tea below :) Students will be required to bring a packed lunch or purchase lunch from the Wilderness Cafe next door. If purchasing lunch, orders will be taken on arrival at 10:00am. Follow the link to the MENU
Crafternoon Tea
Create - Concentrate - Communicate
1 x 2hr session per week x 5 weeks from Wed 5 Feb

Get creative with this Visual Arts course which will be held at MakerSpace!
Uncover your creativity and work on your concentration and communication skills at the same time! Work together as a team, following instructions carefully to make useful and beautiful arty crafty things that reflect the culture of the countries we visited in the morning session. This will include lots of goodies for Christmas.

We will cook up a storm with craft in the kitchen to provide a beautiful afternoon tea for our presentation for family, friends and carers in week 6.
You will need to bring a smock or oversized shirt to protect your clothing because things could get messy!


Students will be supported to complete the following unit of competency:
FSKOCM002  Engage in short and simple spoken exchanges at work
Plus Non-Accredited Safety and Hazard Reduction

5 sessions - Wednesdays from 9 Feb          1:30pm - 3:30pm               Port Macquarie

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This is part of a full day program, meet new friends and chat over lunch before your afternoon class begins. See What a Wonderful World above :) Students will be required to bring a packed lunch or purchase lunch from the Wilderness Cafe next door. If purchasing lunch, orders will be taken on arrival at 10:30am. Follow the link to the MENU
Around the World in 80 Minutes
Virtual Reality - IT Skills for the Future - Starts Thursday 10 Feb x 5 weeks
Morning session - 10:30am - 12:30pm 

Have you always wanted to climb Mount Everist or swim with dolphins in tropical waters? Do you wish you could go on Safari in Africa or visit outer space? Well now you can go ‘Around the world in 80 minutes’ with a different virtual destination each week, you might even get to ride the best rollercoasters in the world if you are game!

Students will be supported to complete the following unit of competency:
FSKDIG001    Use digital technology for short and basic workplace tasks
Plus Non-Accredited Digital and Online Safety

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Lunch Break! 12:20pm - 1:30pm
Students will be required to bring a packed lunch or purchase lunch from the Wilderness Cafe next door. If purchasing lunch, orders will be taken on arrival at 10:30am. Follow the link to the MENU
Travel Bloggers - Teamwork and communication
Afternoon session - 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Following on from your morning adventures, each week you will report on your virtual travels. This will include interviewing each other for a final weeks video presentation and Green Screen photo putting you right in the picture and on location.


Students will be supported to complete the following unit of competency:
FSKOCM001    Participate in highly familiar spoken exchanges
Plus Non-Accredited Digital photography

This is a full day program with students required to attend both sessions.