About the Centre
In 1984 a group of housebound mums with small children formed a playgroup. This proved popular so they rented a room from a local church. As the workload became too much they successfully applied for funding to employ a Co-ordinator. With the advent of new child care regulations the old change rooms at the Hallam Recreation Reserve were upgraded to Class 2 requirements and the Centre moved there in 1990.
The Mapleson Kindergarten building became vacant in 1997, our application was successful and we moved to our current premises in October of the same year. Casey council has been very supportive and the building has been expanded.
The Community Centre is run by a group of interested local citizens on a voluntary basis.
This Committee of Governance employs a Manager on a permanent part time basis, for a total of 25 hours per week. The Department of Human Services and the City of Casey fund this position. We apply each year for funding from the Adult and Community Further Education Board to subsidise Adult Learning classes.
The Child Care leaders and assistants are funded from CCS Federal Government funding and fees received from families enrolled in our children’s program.
Membership cost is $12 for financial members with voting rights, $8 for a family and $5 single/concession for the calendar year in which you join. We require that everyone enrolling in any activity at the Centre, become a member.
The following equipment at the Centre is available for use or hire; computers, internet, copying, function tables, laminating. Please make an enquiry with our office team.
We endeavour to provide a welcoming and safe atmosphere to all interested local community of all abilities, who want to join with us to meet and make new friends, learn new skills, brush up on old ones or share their knowledge with others. Our aim is to encourage community spirit, creating a happier, vibrant and resilient community in which to live.
We hope that any time spent at the Hallam Community Learning Centre is enjoyable. We welcome any of your suggestions to improve our service to you – as a member of the local community – please speak to the manager, administration, committee member, or leave your suggestion in the box provided in the foyer.
The Centre’s existence relies on your interest and input – this is your Community Centre.