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Mananaging Exam Stress

Exam period is coming up at schools and tertiary institutions, which for many students means stress. 

There are ways to manage exam stress, and the internet is full of resources to assist with methods to manage stress. 

Check out the links below for some different tips and tricks on dealing with the exam period.






Meningococcal Vaccines

There is a new vaccine currently available for 15-19 years olds to cover against Meningococcal disease which covers against strains ACWY.   This vaccine is different to the Meningococcal C vaccine previously given.

Meningococcal disease can become very serious quite quickly and can result in death.  It is important to take advantage of this vaccine while it is free. 

All Secondary Schools are being offered a program for students to receive, however if you miss this at School, or haven’t had it at all, it is available at Council Public Sessions or your GP.

This vaccine will only be available FREE until the end of December 2017.

YouthFest - DJ Stage 2017

12:20pm - DJ Hannah

01:00pm - DJ Molly

01:40pm - DJ Gabby

02:20pm - Riley Morrissey

03:00pm - Darryn Nicolaou

03.40pm - DJ Control

04:20pm - DJ Mountain Dew


YouthFest - Sports Zone 2017

12:00 - 2:00pm - AFL Skills

12:00 - 3:00pm - Volleyball

12:00 - 5:00pm - Skate Park (on road)

12:00 - 5:00pm - Cricket (on road)

12:00 & 1:00pm - Yoga

12:30 & 1:30pm - Boot Camp

01:00 - 4:00pm - Archery Attack

01:00 - 3:00pm - Roller Derby (on road)

2:30pm - Ballet

3:00 - 5:00pm - Soccer

YouthFest - Jets Stage 2017

12:00pm - Lily McCarthy

12:20pm - Winchy

01:00pm - Second Wave

01:40pm - Alfred Stutter AndAndAndAnd

02:20pm - Cassie Lee

03.00pm - Fatima Ayub & Omayma

03:40pm - Altivo

04.20pm - Holly Ditchfield

YouthFest - FReeZA Stage 2017

12:00pm - JABBA

12:40pm - Fear of Flying Objects

01:20pm - The Sundown Kids

02:00pm - Dalliance

02:40pm - Mythic

03.20pm - Furious George

04:00pm - Disgruntled Architect

04.40pm - Watercolour

Beatmaking Undefeated

Want to lear how to make beats??

Beatmaking Undefeated is an 8 week workshop desigend to get you started using Ableton Live to make original compositions and beats, as well as to record and produce tracks. Whether you're a beginner or a seased rhythm warrior, this skill-share style workshop will enchance your understanding of beats, how you make them and how to use them in any genre from rap to folk to punk to experimental music. Even if you haven't made music before, Ableton makes it easy for you to get started, and Beatmaking Undefeated will show you how.


Computers, Ableton Live, Ableton Push controllers and a fully functioning studio will be provided. 

Attendance is free, but places are limited. Contacted Jesse Sullivan to  book in -


What: Beatmaking Undefeated - introduction to making beats in Ableton

Where: Artful Dodgers Studios - 1 Landridge Street Collingwood

Where: Courses run every Wednesday from Sept 13 to November 1 2017 between 11am - 3.30pm

STREAT's next Main Course Program is now open!

Main Course is a fully supported program run by STREAT for helping young people thrive. It includes on-the-job training and mentoring, personal and professional development workshops, a TAFE training option that provides units of competency towards a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery, social excursions, and case managed support (including links to specialist service providers). Upon graduating from Main Course, participants have the option of either going on to complete their Certificate III, or getting some help finding a job.

When: 29th August - 20th December 2017
Where: 66 Cromwell St, Collingwood
Cost: $150 

Applications close 22 August 2017
Places are limited, so get in quick!

For more details, visit the website or call Kirsten or Andrea on 9629 4222

Be heard: Young People in Separated Families

The Australian Institute of Family Studies is conducting a new study to find out how family law services can best help children when their parents separate. They would like to hear from young people aged 10-17 years and a parent about their experiences.

Participants will receive a $30 gift voucher and their parent a $20 gift voucher.
Visit the website to learn more or register your interest
Source: Australian Institute of Family Studies 

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