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Farnham St held an Expo to celebrate the Mental health Week and our special guest was Danny Pearson MP, State Member for Essendon. He also launched Thomas Wilson's book 'Words and Thoughts' at the Expo. Thomas has been a longtime participant at Farnham St.


On the 6-9-16 I saved an owl from certain death. These 2 crows were attacking him. He wasn’t very happy. I put a tea towel on his face to stop him stressing out. I don’t know how and why he was on the ground. I didn’t want him to die. I’m also an animal lover for animals, one of God’s creatures. He wasn’t very old looking, owls look very young in the face. He wasn’t a very big owl. If I’m right they sleep in the day and hunt at night and hoot in the night.

Anyhow, he is in a safe place being well looked after by a carer from Wildlife Victoria and at Healesville Sanctuary.

By Michael

Aldo Giavitto died last week. He was a Farnham Street student who inspired many of us. He learned computers and published A Common Story, a book on his experiences as a partisan in World War II, and as a migrant in Australia. Aldo was presented the Outstanding Student Award in 2013. Farnham Street sends our sincere condolences to Aldo's family and friends, and our thanks to Chiemi and Manrico who were Aldo's teachers for many years, and to Geoff Cox who supported Aldo and was the editor of his books. You can read Aldo's book A Common Story here

The 2016 AGM was a huge celebration like every year . It was attended by a large number of students and staff members who brought delicous food from different cuisines to be shared after the meeting.

Sue Christophers, Chair of the ACFE  graced our AGM with her esteemed presence and spoke about the important role Neighbourhood Houses play in their local communities

Getting More from Your Mobile Devices

  • Expand the usefulness and fun of your SmartPhones and Tablets, they can have such a positive impact on your life
  • A chance to share new and interesting apps and activities in a Guided  SHOW and TELL forum
  • Bring out your Inquisitive Nature 
  • Get new ideas to try
  • Let others know about your discoveries
  • For both Android and iOS devices

1pm - 3pm at  Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre

Thursdays 27th October  and 24th November

No Cost
Tutor: Roger Hersey

The Flemington Food Forest was created in 2013 as a community edible garden which looks to the natural structure of a forest to gain high yields with minimum maintenance and human inputs. We have created the Flemington Food Forest primarily as a living playground for local children and their families to explore their natural world and gain basic knowledge about growing fresh, local and healthy food.

We went to the beautiful Torquay beach on 17th March with 90 students and staff members to celeberate the Cultural Diversity week. It was a beautiful sunny day, perfect for a visit to the beach. We all enjoyed fish n chips on the shore. It was one of our best trips.

FSNLC offers both accredited and pre-accredited English classes for speakers of other languages.

Accredited courses are offered full time. They follow the EAL Frameworks curriculum. Students from absolute beginner level (22259VIC Course in EAL) right up to 22256VIC Certificate IV in EAL (Access) can work towards their nationally recognised certificate in English as an additional language.




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Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre 

Address: 28 Farnham Street Flemington Vic 3031

Phone: 03 9376 9088   Fax: 03 9376 7739

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14 Jul, 2016

The FSNLC Choir performed at 'The Events' on 9th July.

21 Apr, 2016

The Helping Hand Project fundraiser will be a great night with proceeds going to a very worthy cause.

21 Apr, 2016

We farewelled one of our oldest staff member, Rita Benson last month.