During Term 1, we’ve had the pleasure of Zach and Eden from Bialik College join us every Friday afternoon as part of the ETGAR Program. Etgar means “challenge” in hebrew and during each term in year eight and nine students are able to choose from either a variety of activities that help them develop their skills, interests and competencies in new and untested areas or can nominate to volunteer with or fundraise for a local not-for-profit organisation. 

Zach and Eden provided a valuable contribution to Koala Kids and we’ve really enjoyed witnessing their passion and enthusiasm grow as they learned learn more about Koala Kids. Both students commented that their favourite task was packing craft kits for Monash Children’s Hospital enjoying seeing the range of items that went into the packs. 

We’re looking forward to growing momentum once again with our schools program this year after it came to a standstill during 2020. Within the next few months we’ll be speaking at assemblies, hosting workshops and welcoming students from Genazzano FCJ College, Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School and Wesley College.