From a chat at the sandpit to students in the classroom
Rain cleared and the sun came out for the official opening of the Brunswick Montessori Children’s House in mid-September 2014. Tender Bridge attended the opening of the early learning centre, located in the grounds of Brunswick North West Primary School in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. The early learning centre has been a Tender Bridge subscriber for several years. Anne Miles, one of three women driving the project since its inception, spoke to Tender Bridge about the journey. Read more
"Thinking outside the box" to resource a major project
Tannum Sands State High School is a school of over 980 students in the coastal town of Tannum Sands on the Central East Coast of Queensland, just over 400kms north of Brisbane. The school has been a Tender Bridge subscriber since March 2013. Community Liaison Officer Carol Shuttleworth spoke to Tender Bridge about the school’s path to securing some new sporting facilities. Read more
Ruskin Park Primary School
Ruskin Park Primary School has been a Tender Bridge subscriber for a year, since two parents from the school, Lisa Dalmau and Ajne Graham, attended Tender Bridge's 'Grantseeking for Success' professional learning program. Both parents felt that grantseeking was the best way that they could contribute to the school. In discussions with the Principal, Elle May, Lisa talked to Tender Bridge about the school's success in resourcing its ideas. Read more
Frankston Special Development School
The School has been a subscriber of Tender Bridge since 2010, but did not really make use of the subscription in the first year. That all changed when as a school they got serious and decided to allocate specific resources to attract resources. When Leanne contacted the new principal in late 2011 about re-subscribing, she was told that the school was about to employ someone a day each week specifically to seek funding for the school. And so Judy Lonza began in her role as Grants and Submissions Co-ordinator in early 2012. Read more
Armidale High School, NSW / Backtrack Community Partnership
Armidale High School has been a Tender Bridge subscriber since December 2010. The school has had an ongoing partnership with not-for-profit BackTrack Youth Works since 2006. The partnership has been so successful that Carolyn Lupton, the school’s Deputy Principal, has recently been seconded out of the school to look at developing the partnership as a regional model. Read more
A string of successes for WA's Two Rocks Primary School
Tender Bridge subscriber Two Rocks Primary School have been successful in securing funding for a range of projects over the last two years to support its Strategic Plan. Eliza Yeo, Teacher, Media and Marketing Officer at the school, spoke to the Tender Bridge team about the school’s programs and why she believed they had been so successful in securing additional resources through grant seeking. Read more
Padbury School Community Links Project
Padbury Primary School has found several funds and potential partners through Tender Bridge to assist them in developing a key school-community initiative. Aaron Young, Principal of Padbury Primary School, explains how they are going about growing their great educational project to improve outcomes for the children at Padbury. Read more
'Independent Learning Centre'
Waikerie Independent Learning Centre provides a flexible learning pathway for disadvantaged young people. Neil White is the Principal of Waikerie High School, and this is their story of seeking to address a real need for some of the youth in Waikerie and surrounding communities. Read more
'Books in Homes'
Books in Homes is based on a simple concept: Make sure that every disadvantaged child has their ‘own’ books to read. Kim Kingston is the Manager, and this is her story of growing and resourcing a ‘great idea’. Read more
'The Outdoor Classroom'
This is the story of how Anglican Community Care and Tenison Woods College came together to grow and resource ‘The Outdoor Classroom’ to identify and redirect boys who might have otherwise continued to struggle and were ‘at risk’ of leaving school. Read more