Parallel Learning Playgroups

 

AVWA is running 10 extremely popular playgroups in Richmond, Collingwood, Footscray, Sunshine, St. Albans, Delahey and Springvale. Our Parallel Learning Playgroups, funded by the Department of Social Services and other funding bodies, present a bilingual program to strengthen family relationships while addressing educational disadvantages by supporting Vietnamese families in low socio-economic suburbs. Reading and speaking skills in both English & Vietnamese are fostered through participation in singing, reading, bilingual story telling, playing games, dancing and other structured activities in a playgroup setting. Australian and Vietnamese volunteers led by qualified staff help ensure children reach a high level of bilingualism and smoothly transition to kindergarten and primary schools while their mothers learn to socialise and practice their English language skills in a supportive setting.

Location and schedule:

1.St. Albans

  • Mondays, 10:00am – 12:00pm St Albans Heights Primary School, Stradbroke Drive, St. Albans,  VIC 3021, Ms. Thao Tran 0423 188 789
  • Mondays, 10:00am – 12:00pm St Albans Meadow Primary School, 2 Laurel Street, St Albans, VIC 3021, Ms. Phuong Kim Chenh 0403325931
  • Thursday, 10:00 am to 12:00pm Good Shepherd Community House, 168 Main Rd E, ST ALBANS, VIC 3021, Ms. Tien Pham 0469 410 595

2. Footscray: Tuesdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm, Community Hall, St. Andrews, Uniting Church 304 Barkly Street, Footscray, VIC 3011, Ms. Thuy Pham 0423 390 187

3. Collingwood: Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Abbotsford Primary School, Lithgow Street, Abbotsford, VIC 3067, Ms. Thuy Pham 0423 390 187

4. Richmond: Thursdays: 10:00am - 12:00 pm, North Richmond Community Health Centre, 23 Lennox St, Nth Richmond, VIC 3121, Ms. Thuy Pham 0423 390 187

5. Sunshine: Fridays, 10:00 am - 12:00pm, Duke Street Community House, 27 Duke St, Sunshine, VIC 3020, Ms. Thuy Pham 0423 390 187

6. Delahey: Fridays, 10:00 am to 12:00pm, Delahey Community Centre, 80 Copperfield Drive, Delahey, VIC 3037, Ms. Tien Pham 0469 410 595

7. Springvale: 

  • Mondays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Springvale Rise Primary School32-52 Wareham Street, Campus Springvale, VIC 3171, Ms. Tina Vo 9546 2699  
  • Fridays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Lexington Gardens Aged Care, 18 Villa Road, Springvale, VIC 3171, Ms. Tina Vo 9546 2699

Activities will not occur during school holidays