6.30 pm, Wednesday 3 May 2017.
Building K, 77 St Georges Rd Preston Victoria 3072
Location: Melbourne Polytechnic Bistro Map
Annual General Meeting
The AGM will involve presentation of reports on the 2016 VALBEC year and the election of the new Executive committee for 2017 – 2018.
The agenda for the AGM is:
- Professional Development
Election of new office bearers. (nomination form available shortly).
The VALBEC committee is a dynamic and collaborative group who meet once a month to discuss, plan and take action on behalf of members and the ALBE field.
Confirmation of Auditor.
Speaker: Annie Macdonald, Hands Across the Water
Hands Across the Water (HATW) are a dedicated Australian charity which began after the Tsunami in 2004 left thousands of Thai children orphaned. Today HATWA supports six children’s homes around Thailand providing food, medicine, housing and education needs. Education and English language skills are vital for the children’s future options and to allow them to escape the poverty cycle.
In 2016, Hands Across the Water commissioned Annie Macdonald and Lee Nicholls to develop an English as an Additional Language (EAL) curriculum tailored specifically to the children’s homes. In 2017, they are now recruiting and managing teacher volunteers. Annie will talk about her work and provide some insights into teaching English in these homes and the professional learning that she gained from teaching in one of the homes earlier this year.
Join the VALBEC committee to continue the conversation afterwards.
RSVP here and book dinner if you wish ($25 – choice of chicken or vegetarian plus dessert. Drinks at bar prices.)