Warringa Park School Community PartnershipProject

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About the Project

Warringa Park School successfully completed the pilot phase of the project in 2015.    The Action Team members made a  committed to continuing this partnership model.

Some of the partnership developments:

Real Industry Job Interviews (RIJI) 

Wyndham Council and the school have worked together to provided job interview practice for Warringa Park students at the Werribee Council Offices in 2015 and 2016.

In 2016, students from years 10, 11 and 12 were interviewed by panels consisting of staff from a range of Council departments. Wyndham City Council is a member of the Action Team and has worked alongside the school to develop the Real Industry Job Interview (RIJI) program. This has provided students with the experience to develop career skills in applying for a job, preparing for a job and organising to attend a job interview.

Wyndham Council Meet & Greet Afternoon Tea

Following feedback from all involved in the first round of RIJI in 2015, students and staff from Warringa park were invited to an afternoon tea and tour of the council building before their interviews in 2016. This enabled them to meet some of the council staff and to see where they would be interviewed.

For more information about the Wyndham RIJI event and afternoon tea, click here.

Werribee Bunnings  – A committed Action Team member included a local business from the beginning of the pilot project. More than a dozen students have undertaken work experience within the store as well as 2 days coordination of the Community BBQ.

Kevin (previous Store Manager) has stated that… “I think I’ve gotten more out of the experience than the students”.

As a result of an extensive work experience program, a work experience student was offered a 30 hour per week employment contract at the store.  Another student was also employed casually.  The Store Manager provided advocacy to other Bunnings store to provide similar opportunities to other specialist school students.

View the Warringa Park Action Team representatives
Name Title Organisation
Marie Hayes Acting Principal Warringa Park School Warringa Park
Monica Cooper Team Leader Warringa Park
Ashwini Sharma Assistant Principal Warringa Park
Jurgen Haase Team Leader – VCAL Warringa Park
Kerry Roberts Work Experience Coordinator Warringa Park
Lisa Clark Assistant Team Leader – VCAL Warringa Park
Dallian D’Cruz Executive Officer Wynbay LLEN
Rhonda Rathjen Manager, Libraries & Community Learning Wyndham Council Plaza Library
Adam Williams Metro Access Officer Wyndham Council
Kamaree Berry General Manager – Learning Mercy Health
Catherine Bethell Mercy Health – Werribee Hospital
Kevin Dent (Bluey) Store Manager Bunnings
Karen Duffy Recruitment Officer Aplus
Vicki Walsh Marketing & Relationships Wesley Employment Services
Silvana De Pretto Partnership Broker Community Transition Support
Kelly Ramsay Parent Advocate
Rachael Fisher Business Relationships Consultant MEGT