Homework Clubs

At our Homework Clubs volunteer specialist tutors assist secondary students with their studies in a friendly and supportive environment. 

Young children receive assistance in the library as part of the Homework Club.

Our Homework Clubs in Fitzroy and Frankston help students with homework, exam preparation and on pathways to further education and careers.

The Homework Club in Fitzroy runs on weekdays after school for secondary students, with a focus on those from culturally diverse backgrounds.

The Frankston Homework Club is operated in partnership with the New Hope Foundation and Woodleigh School on Tuesdays after school, for refugee students aged 15 to 19.

At the Homework Clubs volunteer specialist tutors assist students in a range of subject areas, including maths, English and science, and help with study skills including research, essay writing and time management. They provide specific support for students whose first language is not English.

They also help with planning tertiary education and career pathways, and with job application skills.

At Fitzroy the multiple study areas include a computer room with printing facilities and a quiet area. Students also have access to the Fitzroy Library.

When and where

The Fitzroy Homework Club runs Monday to Friday from 4pm to 6pm during school terms, with school holiday sessions also available, at the Fitzroy Library, 128 Moor Street, Fitzroy.

The Frankston Homework Club runs on Tuesdays during school terms, from 4.30pm to 6pm, at the Brotherhood's High Street Centre, 24-26 High Street, Frankston.

Features

The Homework Club offers:

  • volunteer specialist tutors in a range of subject areas, including Maths, English and Science
  • study skills including research, essay writing and time management
  • help with planning tertiary education and career pathways plus job application skills
  • specific support for students with English as an additional language
  • informal mentoring from volunteer tutors
  • multiple study areas, including a computer room with printing facilities and a quiet area
  • access to library and VCE resources.

Who is eligible

The Fitzroy Homework Club is open to secondary school students from Year 7 to 12 (including VCE and VCAL) and to English-language students up to the age of 25 years.

The Frankston Homework Club is open to refugee students aged 15 to 19 who live in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula region.

Partners

We acknowledge the following partners for their valuable contributions to the Homework Clubs:

City of Yarra - Yarra Libraries

GHD

Centre for Multicultural Youth

New Hope Foundation

Woodleigh School


Contact us

Fitzroy Homework Club

Madeleine Calleja - Homework Club Coordinator

Connie Benn Centre
160 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy, Victoria 3065
Phone: (03) 9426 1581 or 0408 344 413
Email: mcalleja(at)bsl.org.au

Visit the Connie Benn webpage »

Frankston Homework Club

Theresa Ssali - Senior Social Worker, New Hope Foundation

Brotherhood of St Laurence High Street Centre
24-26 High Street
Frankston, Victoria 3199
Phone: (03) 9770 2251 or 0413 265 753

Visit the High Street webpage »

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