At MacKillop Family Services we recently held our Annual Public meeting. The event included our MacKillop Excellence Awards.
This year?s Catherine McAuley Award for Excellence in Volunteering & Caring was awarded to Robert George.
It can be hard sometimes to be the sibling of someone with a disability. That?s why we run MacKillop?s Siblings Program known as Sibz. Sibz is for children and young people who have a brother or sister with a disability.
Unfortunately the siblings of a child with a disability are a forgotten cohort of people needing support. Do a search for support programs for parents, carers or people with a disability and you?ll find many options. If you look for support for siblings your choices drastically drop. Siblings don?t fall into the disability or ?at risk? ...
Trevor Smith, IT Coordinator at MacKillop Family Services, reflects on 30 years of technology progression within MacKillop Family Services and the community services sector.
At the risk of being labelled a dinosaur, I thought it might be interesting to look back on the changing stages of technology within MacKillop and across the community services sector over the past 30 years. Questions around the positives and negatives of technology have been raised many times and are still being asked today.
As Lead Teacher at the MacKillop School in Geelong, Caitlin Burman believes education is the key to empowering young people to break through social disadvantage and end the generational impacts of trauma.
The MacKillop School in Geelong provides a flexible learning environment for young people who are disengaged or at risk of disengaging from education. Many of our students will eventually transition back into mainstream education.