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Our Organisation

Lalor Living & Learning Centre is a not-for-profit incorporated association. The association is made up of members who are local people who support the aims and purposes of the association. Each year, the members elect a Committee of Governance who are responsible for overseeing the organisation. The role of the Committee includes making sure the organisation is working towards its vision and purpose, setting strategic goals, financial oversight and appointing the Manager.

Our Vision

Lalor Living & Learning Centre delivers learning and teaching that offers people the opportunity to become their best selves in vibrant, healthy and friendly communities.

Our Purpose

The purpose of Lalor Living & Learning Centre is to welcome people and families from diverse backgrounds to learning experiences that are professionally run, relevant, useful and transformative. The Centre will do this by:

  • Offering adult education and training
  • Supporting individual learners of all ages in their development
  • Being a place of connection for the community
  • Supporting community development initiatives.

Organisational Chart

Committee of Governance

To enquire about membership please contact the office. Those people unable to be members of the association (for example, paid staff, people under the age of 18) are welcome to be a Friend of Lalor LLC.

Each year, the members elect a Committee of Governance who are responsible for overseeing the organisation. The role of the Committee includes making sure the organisation is working towards its vision and purpose, setting strategic goals, financial oversight and appointing the Manager.

The Manager is responsible for the day to day operations of the Centre which includes staffing, planning, regulatory compliance, programs & activities, marketing and interaction with external bodies. The Manager also advises, supports and reports to the Committee.

Strategy Plan

Click here to read our Strategic Intent: Strategic Intent – 30-05-2018 v2 (PDF file).

Reports

The association reports to a number of regulatory bodies each year.

Annual Report

Follow these links to read:

  • our  LLLC Annual Report 2021-final
  • our  Lalor Living and Learning – Annual Report 2019-20
  • our Annual Report 2019 (Lalor LLC inc), and
  • our Financial Statements for 2019 as well.
  • Committee

    The current members of the Committee of Governance are:

    Deirdre Worn                 – President

    Rosa Harrison                 – Secretary
    Leanne Wright                – Treasurer
    Anna Perfetto                 – Ordinary Member

    Sidharth Sunt                  – Ordinary Member

    Helene Pype                      – Ordinary Member

    The Committee is always on the lookout for new members who can add their professional skills and life experience to the Centre. All Committee members are volunteers and meet monthly throughout the year.

    Child Safety Statement of Commitment

    Lalor Living and Learning Centre Inc. is committed to child safety.

    All students (and children) under eighteen (18) years of age who are supported by Lalor Living and Learning Centre Inc. have a right to feel and be safe. We want children to be safe, happy and empowered. We support and respect all children and young people. We are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children and young people.

    We promote diversity and tolerance, and people from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds are welcome. In particular we:

    • Promote the cultural safety, participation and empowerment of Aboriginal children and young people;
    • Promote the cultural safety, participation and empowerment of children and young people from
    • Culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; and
    • Ensure that children and young people with a disability are safe and can participate equally.

    We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our robust policies and procedures. We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously.

    Lalor Living and Learning Centre Inc. is committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks. We have robust human resources and recruitment practices for all personnel and committed to regularly training and education our personnel on child abuse risks.

    Click to view full Child Safety Policy

    LLLC classes continue online through COVID lockdowns

    It was Adult Learners week recently, which inspired our tutors to create these lovely short films with some of their students. Please enjoy: Shruti talks with Gina about computers Sheryl talks to one of her English Language students Carmella talks about why she loves...

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    Reflections on Learning

    Last year, one of our students, Marcelle Orfali, spoke with Julie Johnson of the North-East Neighbourhood House Network (NENHN) of how education at Lalor Living & Learning Centre has enriched the lives of her and her family.

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    Wonderful student feedback!

    Wonderful student feedback!

    We were delighted to receive the following letter from students in one of our Welcome to Computers classes (slightly edited): "Just wanted to say what an amazing tutor we've had in our class... I've found Michael to be extremely patient & gentle with us...

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    Joe’s Learning Adventure

    Back in 2017, one of our adult education students, Joe Xerri, spoke with Julie Johnston of the North-East Neighbourhood House Network (NENHN). He told her what it was like to return to learning as an adult. We think Joe's story is wonderful! Watch Joe's interview...

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    Contact Us

    If you have any queries about our services or would like to enrol please contact us using the following methods:

    Give Us A Call

    You can phone us on 03 9465 6409

    Drop In

    We're at the French Street Hall at 47A French St (just behind the Lalor Library)

    Email Us

    You can reach us at [email protected]

    Give Us A Call

    You can phone us on 03 9465 6409

    Drop In

    Visit us at the French Street Hall at 47A French St (just behind the Lalor Library)

    Email Us

    You can reach us at [email protected]