Parallel Learning Playgroups

 

AVWA is running 6 extremely popular playgroups in Richmond, Collingwood, Footscray, Sunshine and St. Albans and Delahey. 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

  • Monday, 10:00am – 12:00pm St Albans Heights Primary School Stradbroke Drive, St. Albans – VIC 3021, Ms. Thao Tran 0423 188 789
  • Monday, 10:00am – 12:00pm St Albans Meadow Primary School 2 Laurel Street, St Albans – Vic 3021, Ms. Tien Pham 0469 410 595
  • Tuesday, 10:00 am to 12:00pm Holy Eucharist Primary School 1A Oleander Drive, St Albans South – Vic 3021, Ms. Tien Pham 0469 410 595

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

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

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

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

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